Immigration Law Attorneys, Central West Justice Center

The Central West Justice Center, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, provides free legal help to low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts. Our advocates focus on cases involving humanitarian-based immigration law, employment rights, housing and homelessness issues, and access to public benefits.

Position:

Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal
Aid, seeks attorneys to join a vibrant, talented team that provides legal assistance in a
range of humanitarian-based immigration law matters, including but not limited to removal
defense, VAWA petitions, U and T visas, SIJS petitions, and asylum cases. The attorneys,
who will be based in CWJC’s Worcester and/or Springfield offices, may also participate in
a grant-funded legal clinic for immigrants in partnership with a local Methodist Church.
The attorneys will engage in critically important community outreach, including
community consultation sessions and know-your-rights trainings, and will assist in the
preparation of periodic grant reports. These are full-time positions, although part-time
hours are negotiable.


Qualifications: 

  • Admission to Mass. Bar, or eligible to sit for next Mass. Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Mass. practice rule.
  • Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese strongly preferred
  • Prior experience in immigration law preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative setting

How to apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to: avaughan@cla-ma.org or mail to Alicia
Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester,
MA 01608. Cover letter should specifically address whether the applicant is interested in
working in Worcester, Springfield, or either. CWJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
CWJC encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.