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POSITION: Bilingual Intake Coordinator

DAYS/HOURS: Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch

REPORTS TO: Chris Neighbours, Call Center Manager

UNIT: Eastern Region Legal Intake (ERLI) of the Volunteer Lawyers Project

LOCATION: Remote (Massachusetts)

Salary: $22.64 per hour 

 

Click here to apply!

 

This position requires fluency in English and Spanish. Please be advised that selected candidates will be required to take a Spanish Language Proficiency exam.

This application will remain open until the position has been filled.

 

Eastern Region Legal Intake (ERLI) is a project of VLP that provides callers with information, legal advice, and referrals; screens clients for legal aid eligibility; and conducts intakes in legal aid priority cases. ERLI receives nearly 15,000 calls annually from low-income Massachusetts residents seeking legal assistance. Without the services ERLI and its staff, many of these residents may go without assistance. 

 

ERLI is seeking a highly organized bilingual intake coordinator to provide administrative program support and to coordinate our public online intake portal. The bilingual intake coordinator will receive ongoing training in standard operating procedures, data entry and intake case management training.

 

This is a permanent, full-time staff position at ERLI. Candidate must reside in Massachusetts and must have access to a secure internet connection.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING:
  • High school diploma; GED equivalent
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:
  • At least 1 year of office administrative experience
  • At least 1 year of customer service experience or telephone customer service experience
  • At least 1 year of data entry and/or intake-related experience

 

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of MA laws surrounding Housing, Family Law, Benefits and Consumer
  • Prior intake experience
  • Prior experience working in legal aid, the court system or a law office that handles civil cases in serving low-income populations.

 

REQUIRED MENTAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:
  • Ability to simultaneously manage and execute multiple administrative tasks
  • High level of responsiveness to urgent and time sensitive matters, as well as ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including strong data entry and typing skills
  • Ability to learn and retain information quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to excel working independently and within a team
  • Ability to learn and navigate computer, case management, software, and phone systems
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to various client situations and changes in program procedures
  • Ability to manage stress and identify self-care as needed
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve quickly

 

 

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:
  • Strong ability to navigate computer, software, internet, and phone systems
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate over the phone and email
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:
  • Coordinating all administrative duties of the Call Center including but not limited to: scheduling, faxing, managing multiple calendars, preparing training materials, mailing/emailing client materials, transcribing meeting minutes
  • Assigning and completing daily public online intakes and callback lists from various partners
  • Providing coverage on call center queue as needed; apply legal training to client’s case facts and provide accurate information, referral, or legal advice under the supervision of the manager and supervising attorney
  • Handling and monitoring tech requests from staff
  • Responding to client voicemails and emails
  • General administrative work such as data gathering, file maintenance, reporting, case management
  • Other duties as determined by Program needs

 

Volunteer Lawyers Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer

VLP is committed to a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, genetics, disability, age, military or veteran status. 

 

 

 

POSITION: Bilingual Intake Specialist 

DAYS/HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch  

REPORTS TO: Chris Neighbours, Call Center Manager 

UNIT: Eastern Region Legal Intake (ERLI) of the Volunteer Lawyers Project

LOCATION: Remote (Massachusetts)  

HOURLY WAGE: $22.63 per hour 

 

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This application will remain open until the position has been filled.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:   

 

Eastern Region Legal Intake (ERLI) is a project of VLP that provides callers with information, legal advice, and referrals; screens clients for legal aid eligibility; and conducts intakes in legal aid priority cases. ERLI receives nearly 15,000 calls annually from low-income Massachusetts residents seeking legal assistance. Without the services of ERLI and its staff, many of these residents may go without assistance. 

 

ERLI is seeking a full-time Bilingual Intake Specialist to answer calls, screen for eligibility, conduct intakes, give information and referrals, schedule appointments, and data entry. The Intake Specialist will receive ongoing training in standard procedures, customer service, data entry, and specialized legal education in order to provide the highest level of legal information, referrals, and advice under the supervision of a manager and attorney. 

 

This is a permanent, full-time staff position at the Call Center. Candidate must reside in Massachusetts and must have access to a secure internet connection.

 

VLP is committed to a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, genetics, disability, age, military, or veteran status. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING:  

  • High School/GED Diploma
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE

  • At least 1 year of call center experience or telephone customer service experience
  • At least 1 year of data entry experience and/or intake-related experience  

 

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Knowledge of MA laws surrounding Housing, Family Law, Benefits and Consumer
  • Prior intake experience
  • Prior experience working in legal aid, the court system or a law office that handles civil cases in serving low-income populations.

 

REQUIRED MENTAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including strong data entry and typing skills
  • Ability to learn and retain new information quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to excel working independently and within a team
  • Ability to learn and navigate computer, case management, software, and phone systems
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to various client situations and changes in program procedures
  • Ability to manage stress and identify self-care as needed
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve quickly

 

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Strong ability to navigate computer, software, internet, and phone systems
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate over the phone and email

  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Conduct intakes by phone on the ERLI queue and respond to online intake requests for legal

assistance

  • Apply legal training to client’s case facts and provide accurate information, referral, or legal

advice under the supervision of the manager and supervising attorney 

  • Utilize case management database to document case facts and prepare case files for daily supervisor review
  • Schedule clients for advice calls and conduct advice call back appointments
  • Other duties as determined by Program needs

 

 

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

POSITION:         Bilingual Paralegal – Family Law and Guardianship

DAYS/HOURS:   Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch  

REPORTS TO:     Supervising Attorney  

LOCATION:         7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110*

STATUS:           Full-time, Non-Exempt

SALARY:              $48,410

*Operations are currently hybrid during COVID-19

 

Click here to apply!

 

This position requires fluency in English and Spanish. Please be advised that selected candidates will be required to take a Spanish Language Proficiency exam.

This application will remain open until the position has been filled.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Family Law and Guardianship unit paralegal supports our busy team working on Family law and Guardianship issues including legal clinics and Call Center support.  The paralegal will manage both legal and administrative functions of these units, including meeting and following up with staff and clients, communicating with other members of the team internally and externally, providing support to the call center on a rotating basis, and other duties as necessary to carry out the mission of the organization.  The paralegal will manage various court-based clinics both on a virtual platform and in-person clinics located in Boston (Suffolk Probate and Family Court) and Woburn (Middlesex Probate and Family Court).

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certification program
  • Fluency in Spanish and English – oral and written

                               

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Heavy use of computer programs and applications
  • Ability to communicate in person, by telephone, and by computer
  • Ability to travel to various locations in Greater Boston
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Ability to collect and present information
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Reliable and organized
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Compassionate and able to work with low-income populations and be sensitive to their legal needs and socioeconomic status
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Zoom
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently
  • Ability to navigate through the Internet, research, and locate and interpret information
  • Able to learn new computer software and systems quickly

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the organization’s programs and projects and substantive areas of law, especially those substantive areas of law in which you will be assisting clients
  • Develop a deep understanding of the abuse prevention law in MA (Chapter 209A), the legal standard and the court process for obtaining an abuse prevention order
  • Handle day-to-day case management administrative functions
  • Attend weekly legal clinics and case review meetings
  • Transcribe/document case updates and next action steps during meetings for cases
  • Provide intake support at the call center twice per month.
  • Attend weekly meetings and transcribe information discussed at legal unit meetings
  • Attend trainings as needed for professional development
  • Participate in other assigned projects, as needed, to continue the VLP mission

 

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

 

POSITION: Bilingual Paralegal – Housing and Appeals

DAYS/HOURS:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch  

REPORTS TO: Supervising Attorney  

LOCATION: Remote and 7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110 (local candidates only)

STATUS: Full-time, non-Exempt

SALARY: $48,410


This position requires fluency in English and Spanish. Please be advised that selected candidates will be required to take a Spanish Language Proficiency exam.

This application will remain open until the position has been filled.

Click here to apply!


SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Housing and Appeals unit paralegal supports our busy team working on multiple legal projects, including legal clinics and Call Center support. The paralegals will manage both legal and administrative functions of these units, including meeting and following up with staff and clients, communicating with other members of the team internally and externally, providing support to the call center on a rotating basis, and other duties as necessary to carry out the mission of the organization. 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certification program
  • Fluency in Spanish and English – oral and written            

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Ability to commute/travel to and from courthouse locations and/or office, as needed
  • Heavy use of computer programs and applications
  • Ability to communicate in person, by telephone, and by computer
  • Ability to travel to various locations in Greater Boston
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Ability to collect and present information
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Reliable and organized
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Compassionate and able to work with low-income populations and be sensitive to their legal needs and socioeconomic status
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Zoom
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently
  • Ability to navigate through the Internet, research, and locate and interpret information
  • Able to learn new computer software and systems quickly

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the organization’s programs and projects and substantive areas of law, especially those substantive areas of law in which you will be assisting clients
  • Handle day-to-day case management administrative functions
  • Attend weekly legal clinics and case review meetings
  • Transcribe/document case updates and next action steps during meetings for cases
  • Provide intake support at the call center twice per month.
  • Attend weekly meetings and transcribe information discussed at legal unit meetings
  • Attend trainings as needed for professional development
  • Participate in other assigned projects, as needed, to continue the VLP mission

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

POSITION: Employment and Consumer Paralegal  

DAYS/HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch, 35 hours per week (with occasional evening trainings and clinics)

REPORTS TO: Employment Staff Attorney, Elizabeth Mason

UNIT: Consumer and Employment

LOCATION: Remote and 7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110*

STATUS: Full-time, Non-Exempt
SALARY: $48,410
*Operations are currently hybrid during COVID-19

 

Click here to apply!

This application will remain open until the position has been filled.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The employment and consumer unit paralegal supports units that address wage debt and abusive debt collection as well securing unemployment benefits for those who are unemployed through no fault of their own.  VLP is an innovative partnership between state attorneys general, the legal aid community, and the private bar to create legal clinics to assist victims of wage theft and debt collection abuse.

The employment and consumer attorney will continue and expand this work by supporting the organization’s attorneys and the pro bono panel in maintaining these clinics and expanding the organization’s unemployment insurance program. The day-to-day duties of this position support aspects of the units’ legal and administrative functions, case management for the units, and other duties as necessary to carry out the organization’s mission.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/TRAINING:
REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fluency in English

PREFERRED:

  • Prior experience working in legal aid, the court system, or a law office that handles civil cases
  • Prior experience with an organization serving low-income populations
  • Fluency in Spanish

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

REQUIRED:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, database and web content management systems, and collaborative project tools.
  • Ability to effectively engage with the private bar in recruiting and retaining volunteer attorneys

PREFERRED:

  • Knowledge of Federal and MA laws surrounding Consumer and Employment Law (wage and hour and unemployment insurance)

PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:

REQUIRED:

  • Ability to use a computer and phone for seven hours a day
  • Ability to travel to courthouses and other clinic locations in the Greater Boston area

MENTAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:

REQUIRED:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and be detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients and staff at outside organizations
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, be reliable, and flexible

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Handle day to day case management /administrative functions
  • Attend clinics on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Conduct pre- and post-clinic case preparation in an electronic case management system
  • Attend and present at trainings
  • Other program duties as assigned
  • Assist in managing and assigning work to interns
  • Provide intake support at call center
  • Conduct intake interviews with clients and draft referral memos to pro bono attorneys

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

POSITION: Temporary Housing Staff Attorney (Tenant) – COVID Project

DAYS/HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch  

REPORTS TO: Supervising Attorney

LOCATION: Hybrid – 7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA and Remote

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

SALARY/WAGES: Starting at $60,000 commensurate with experience

Click here to apply!

This application will remain open until the position has been filled.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:   

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) seeks a temporary staff attorney for a special project addressing COVID-19 related evictions. The staff attorney work in VLP’s housing unit to represent tenants facing eviction as a result of COVID-19. The staff attorney will mentor pro bono attorneys, supervise interns who support the housing unit, and identify appropriate referrals as well as staff and supervise volunteers at weekly Lawyer for the Day and Answer & Discovery clinics. The staff attorney may also plan and conduct trainings and perform outreach. Fluency in a second language is preferred, specifically Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese, or Vietnamese as a large percentage of our client population is limited English proficient.  

 

The Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has engaged the Volunteer Lawyers Project to participate in a coordinated legal services delivery system to deliver free legal assistance to income eligible tenants and owner occupant landlords facing eviction issues due to COVID-19. The Project seeks to ensure that legal assistance is available to all who are eligible.

 

The Project will provide referrals, legal information, assistance and limited legal representation in all sittings of the Massachusetts Housing Court to preserve or achieve housing stability. The initiative will serve tenants in the greater Boston areas and income eligible owner-occupied landlords of up to a 3-family home in a statewide. The Project will provide legal assistance statewide to low-income tenants and owner-occupants who are at 200% or below the Federal Poverty Level in COVID-related eviction cases. Through the Project, trained staff and pro bono attorneys will help owner occupants and tenants as they navigate the eviction process.

 

This is a grant-funded position through December 31, 2022

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Admission to and good standing in Massachusetts bar
  • Experience in Landlord/Tenant law and Summary Process

PREFERRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Experience with Legal Server case management software
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and serving low-income populations and communities
  • Supervision experience
  • Fluency in Spanish

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to absorb and retain new information quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to excel working independently and within a team
  • Ability to learn and navigate computer, case management software, and phone systems
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to various client situations and changes in program procedures
  • Strong data entry and typing skills
  • Ability to manage stress and identify self-care as needed
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve quickly
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate over the phone, by computer, and in person
  • Ability to use a computer several hours per day

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Represent clients in housing cases in various courts
  • Staff VLP housing clinics
  • Identify appropriate cases for referral to pro bono attorneys
  • Recruit, train, and mentor interns and pro bono attorneys in housing cases
  • Other program duties as assigned


Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

VLP is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, national origin, veteran status, and military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.

To be considered, candidates applying for permanent positions must be authorized for permanent employment in the United States.