Employment Opportunities

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Attorney

Board of Bar Overseers - The Board of Bar Overseers seeks applications from attorneys interested in being appointed to serve as Board of Bar Overseers’ hearing committee members. The deadline to apply for this volunteer opportunity is October 31, 2021.
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Various Positions

Board of Bar Overseers - The Board of Bar Overseers, Office of Bar Counsel are recruiting to fill numerous vacancies within the Office of Bar Counsel.
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Assistant Attorney General

Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office - The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office is hiring an attorney to join the Health Care Division as an Assistant Attorney to advocate for and enforce Massachusetts laws to protect health care consumers; to promote affordability and accessibility and improve the overall effectiveness of the health care system; to help consumers understand their health care rights; and to mediate consumer disputes with health care payers and providers. The deadline to apply for this position is October 18, 2021.
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Attorney

Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office - The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office is hiring an attorney to join the Medicaid Fraud Division as an Assistant Attorney to handle complex criminal and civil enforcement actions related to allegations of fraud against the state Medicaid program and allegations of abuse and neglect of residents of long-term care facilities. The deadline to apply for this position is October 8, 2021.
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Various Positions

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) - The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a non-profit organization who is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, currently has job openings in their legal and policy departments.
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Staff Attorney

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - The University of California, Los Angeles is hiring a Staff Attorney in the UCLA Immigrant Family Legal Clinic (IFLC) to begin in late 2021 or early 2022. The position is open to recent law graduates, with a strong preference for attorneys with at least two years of practice experience. The position is a fifteen-month contract, with a potential one-year extension.
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Supervising Staff Attorney

Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) - The Public Defender Division of CPCS, Berkshire (Pittsfield) Office, is seeking a Supervising Staff Attorney with a minimum of five years of experience providing criminal defense representation. The ideal candidate will have sufficient trial experience in both the District and Superior Courts so they may supervise all Trial Attorney staff.
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Clinical Instructor

Harvard Law School - Harvard Law School is hiring a Clinical Instructor in its Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative. The Clinical Instructor will work with the Faculty Director and other team members of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative to operate the project, including, but not limited to, activities related to client representation, clinical teaching, classroom teaching, and systemic change advocacy in public K-12 education.
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Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Equity and Belonging

Harvard Law School - Harvard Law School is hiring an Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Equity and Belonging. The Assistant Dean will serve as a key advisor to all student services offices, supports the missions of Harvard Law School (HLS) student organizations, and provides support and programming that helps ensure that HLS’s 1,800 students feel connected to the larger HLS community and affinity in smaller environments.
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Clinical Instructor

Harvard Law School - Harvard Law School is hiring a Clinical Instructor (CI) to join its Housing Clinic. The CI will join LSC’s Housing Clinic, which provides free legal representation to low-income tenants at risk of eviction, with an overarching mission of preventing homelessness and increasing access to safe housing. The new medical-legal partnership builds upon the model of LSC’s existing and highly successful medical-legal partnership with BWH—known as the Passageway Health-Law Collaborative, which focuses on issues of intimate partner abuse and family law. The new medical-legal partnership will extend this collaborative model by focusing on the urgent housing needs of BWH patients through close cooperation of the Housing Clinic with BWH’s Social Care team.
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Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Harvard Graduate School of Education - Harvard Graduate School of Education is hiring a Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, the Director is responsible for strengthening and advancing diversity, equity, including and belonging (DEIB) at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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Entry-Level, Junior Alternative Track, Mid-Level, and Senior Associates

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Morgan Lewis, one of the world’s leading international law firms, seeks to hire qualified entry-level, junior alternative track, midlevel and senior associates in its Boston office.
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Executive Director

Boston CASA - Boston CASA is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization into a successful new chapter building on its nearly thirty years of demonstrated success. The position calls for a leader with outstanding strategic fundraising and management skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, an enterprising spirit and a strong commitment to Boston CASA’s mission. Nominations and applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and your resume (in Word or PDF format) should be submitted via e-mail to Mary King at maryeking@comcast.net.

Volunteer

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being - The Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being is developing recommendations for the legal community to support the well-being of attorneys from underrepresented and historically excluded populations. During an initial phase, the Committee developed a high-level, "no bad ideas" list of possible recommendations as a starting point, and the Committee is now seeking volunteers to join sector-specific working groups that will draft lists of practical recommendations targeted at each group’s particular sector/practice setting, using the original list as inspiration. Each group will also be encouraged to brainstorm both (a) obstacles to implementing the included recommendations that may arise in the group’s sector, and (b) ways that the Standing Committee, as a group, can better support attorneys from underrepresented populations in the group’s sector. If interested, e- mail Gavin Alexander and Heidi Alexander at gavin@lawyerwellbeingma.org and heidi@lawyerwellbeingma.org with your interest in joining any of the working groups listed below:
  • Courts, Public Agencies and Legal Services
  • Private In-House Legal Departments
  • Small and Medium-Sized Firms
  • Large Firms


Counsel II

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDep) - The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection seeks an experienced attorney for the position of Counsel II who will report to the Chief Bureau Counsel and support one or more of the following Bureaus: Bureau of Air and Waste, Bureau of Water Resources, and Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (Bureau) in providing legal advice and services on a wide-variety environmental programs at MassDEP. Some duties include interpretation, drafting and analysis of legislation; acting as legal representative for the agency in administrative hearings; and drafting and reviewing contracts.
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Counsel II

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDep) - The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection seeks applicants for the position of Counsel II. This position will be located at MassDEP’s Headquarters in Boston, MA but will require travel to MassDEP’s Regional Offices in Wilmington, Lakeville, Worcester and Springfield. Under the supervision of MassDEP’s General Counsel and his designee(s), the Counsel II shall serve as an Office of the General Counsel (OGC) representative performing legal work on all matters within the jurisdiction of MassDEP, with the principal emphasis on representing MassDEP in adjudicatory proceedings before MassDEP’s Office of Appeals and Dispute Resolution (ODAR).
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Real Estate Finance Associate

Sherin and Lodgen LLP - Sherin and Lodgen LLP, a 40+ attorney Boston law firm, is actively seeking a self-motivated Real Estate Finance Associate with 5-7 years’ experience, to join its Commercial Finance Practice Group in the Real Estate Department. Experience in general commercial real estate finance, lines of credit, and tax credits (affordable housing, historic, and renewables) preferred . Strong academic background and excellent drafting skills essential. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package offered. Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Karen Glowacki, Executive Director, Sherin and Lodgen LLP; 101 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110; kglowacki@sherin.com.

Associate and Staff Attorney

Sierra Club - Sierra Club is seeking two Associate or Staff Attorneys to join its national legal team as litigators for Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program. Appointment will be made at the level commensurate with an individual’s level of experience. Under the supervision of a managing and senior attorney, the associate or staff attorney would serve as a legal resource for Sierra Club campaigns; litigate environmental and energy cases, with a focus on decarbonizing the electrical grid by replacing coal and fracked gas with clean energy; help design and implement legal and advocacy strategies; and coordinate with campaign staff, coalition partners, and outside counsel.
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Attorney

Robinson+Cole - Robinson+Cole is looking for experienced lawyers looking to grow their practice, take advantage of great legal talent and support, and transition seamlessly into a defined and focused business plan.
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Edlaw Project Counsel

EdLaw Project - The EdLaw Project is seeking to add an attorney to its close-knit team of four attorneys, one EJW Fellow, and Operations and Development Associate. The EdLaw Project is an education advocacy initiative of the Youth Advocacy Foundation of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), the statewide public defender agency. The ideal candidate for the Counsel position will have a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in education law, including familiarity with special education, school discipline and school stability laws. Letters of interest and resumes should be sent via e-mail to: Angela Childs at achilds@publiccounsel.net with the subject line “EdLaw Project –Counsel.”

Edlaw Project Senior Counsel

EdLaw Project - The EdLaw Project is seeking to add an attorney to its close-knit team of four attorneys, one EJW Fellow, and Operations and Development Associate. The EdLaw Project is an education advocacy initiative of the Youth Advocacy Foundation of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), the statewide public defender agency. The ideal candidate for the Senior Counsel position will have a minimum of five years of experience in education law, including familiarity with special education, school discipline, Title IX, and school stability laws. Experience working within urban school systems, related systems such as DCF or DYS, or representing indigent families and/or immigrant families is desirable. Letters of interest and resumes should be sent via e-mail to: Angela Childs at achilds@publiccounsel.net with the subject line “EdLaw Project –Senior Counsel.”

United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Massachusetts

United States District Court of the District of Massachusetts - The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Massachusetts, serving in the Eastern Division, with a duty station in the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston, MA, commencing upon the retirement of Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler in 2022. The current annual salary of the position is $201,112. The term of office is eight years.
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Various Positions

Greater Boston Legal Services - Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. GBLS seeks a number of individuals to join in various units throughout the organization.
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Attorney

Hampden County Lawyers for Justice, Inc. - The Hampden County Lawyers For Justice, Inc. is a non-profit organization which contracts with the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) to assign qualified attorneys to represent indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses in the district and superior courts of Hampden County. Members bill CPCS at a rate of $60.00 per hour for district court cases and $75.00 per hour for superior court cases. Participating attorneys must be admitted to practice in Massachusetts, maintain professional liability insurance, and have an office easily accessible to the court(s) they serve for the convenience of their appointed clients. They must also have taken the CPCS “Zealous Advocacy” training, applied to take the training, or gotten a waiver from the training from CPCS.
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Associate Counsel

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law - The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is hiring an Associate Counsel/Counsel (title depends on years of experience) in its Fair Housing & Community Development Project. The job is a great balance of impact litigation, policy work, and technical assistance. Building off the job posting, we’re especially interested in adding folks with substantial federal litigation experience to our team.
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Associate

Pyle Rome Ehrenberg PC - Pyle Rome Ehrenberg PC, a union-side labor and employment law firm with offices in Boston and Northampton, Massachusetts, and Burlington, Vermont, seeks a diverse applicant pool from which to hire one or more associates to join our growing New England-wide labor practice. We represent a variety of public and private-sector unions throughout New England – including telephone and utility workers, health care and human service employees, retail food and commercial workers, police officers and firefighters, steelworkers and other manufacturing employees, craft workers, and bus drivers – in all phases of representation, including contract negotiation and enforcement, discipline proceedings, arbitration, unfair labor practices, and related court proceedings. We have advised cutting-edge unions that have waged successful strike actions and adopted other thoughtful approaches to organizing and conflict resolution. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years’ labor law experience. We are seeking associates who are dedicated to serving the labor movement and who are interested in providing direct and creative legal representation. Massachusetts bar license preferred, though other New England licensees also considered. Competitive salary and benefits. Forward resume and writing sample to info@pylerome.com.

Staff Attorney

Northeast Justice Center - Northeast Justice Center, a subsidiary of Northeast Legal Aid, seeks to hire two staff attorneys, one to advocate on behalf of the elderly and individuals applying for disability benefits and another to work on a variety of matters in state and federal court. Bilingual (Spanish) and prior public interest experience helpful. Please send a resume and two references to creardon@nla-ma.org. Equal Opportunity Employer.