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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: $21.98 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.

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: Temporary Housing Staff Attorney – COVID Eviction Legal Help Project (CELHP)

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

REPORTS TO: Amy Anthony, Supervising Attorney

LOCATION: 7 Winthrop Square, Boston, MA and Remote

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

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

 

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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.  

 

All work will be done virtually until September.  In September, VLP expects to return to a hybrid of remote and in-person work.  The staff attorney must be able to be present in-person in court and the VLP office. This is a grant-funded position through December 31, 2021. Extension beyond this date is contingent on the availability of funding. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.