Job Details

Staff Attorney, Education Law/disability Benefits

Company name

Community Legal Aid, Inc..

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 14, 2020

Valid Through

Aug 27, 2020

Posted on

Mar 23, 2020

Location

Springfield, MA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Education >> Education
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Staff Attorney, Education Law/Disability Benefits
The candidate 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 expulsion), 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. Also assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports and may attend outreach visits with potential funders. Works collaboratively with partners, and is comfortable with and adept at public speaking and conducting community outreach. Admission the the Mass. Bar or entitlement to practice under a Mass. practice rule is required. Prior experience advocating at administrative agencies and working on SSI or education law issues is a plus. Fluency or advance proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Additional info

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Company info

Judy Zeh
Human Resource Manager
Community Legal Aid, Inc..
405 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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