Job Details

Educations LawDisability Benefits Staff Attorney

Company name

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 29,2018

Posted on

Jul 28,2018

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Springfield, MA
Practice Area
Education >> Education
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Profile

Educations Law/Disability Benefits Staff Attorney Duties: Will assist clients seeking Social Security and SSI benefits and will also specialize in handling cases for students involving Individualized Education Programs, school discipline (including suspensions and expulsions), language access, and other issues specifically affecting low-income students. Will conduct community outreach and education to inform parents, students, and other stakeholders about education-related legal rights and responsibilities. Will also assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports and may attend outreach visits with potential funders.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: A self-starter, works collaboratively with partners, and is comfortable with and adept at public speaking and conducting community outreach. Admission to Mass. Bar or entitlement to practice under a Mass. practice rule is required. 1-3 years of experience representing clients in education law cases involving issues affecting low-income students, students with disabilities, and/or other marginalized or vulnerable students is required. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

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Company info

Eileen Messier
HR Officer
Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
405 Main Street, 4th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608