Staff Attorneys

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SCCLS seeks to hire permanent Staff Attorneys to represent clients with housing, benefits and other priority legal matters in all of its offices.

SCCLS and its subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts (JCSM), with a staff of 75 and 4 offices in Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford and Hyannis, is the principal provider of free, civil legal aid to low-income residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. SCCLS’ core mission is to achieve justice for eligible clients through community-based advocacy. The organization prioritizes legal services in:  housing, public benefits, elder law, domestic relations, employment, education, immigration, and consumer matters. The organization seeks attorneys committed to providing high quality legal representation with an understanding of economic and racial justice and centering community.


  1. Admitted in MA or eligible for admission; prior poverty law and/or litigation experience preferred;
  2. Experience representing vulnerable or marginalized populations desirable; commitment to working with clients who may have experienced poverty, trauma or discrimination required;
  3. Ability to work independently and as a team member; goal and detail oriented with ability to prioritize; supervisory and/or leadership experience desirable;
  4. Commitment to race equity, anti-racism and economic justice in the workplace and in providing legal services;
  5. Ability to engage effectively in person and remotely with people from diverse cultures, with diverse opinions and values, including with staff, volunteers, students, community members and funders;
  6. Fluency in a second language which reflects our client communities (Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Khmer) preferred;

Compensation and Benefits:

SCCLS offers competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries and commensurate with experience. Multi-lingual annual increment to base salary may be added for demonstrated language skills. Generous benefits and leave offered.

How to Apply:

Submit letter of interest, resume and legal writing sample by email to: with Subject Line: Staff Attorneys. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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