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DAYS/HOURS: Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM
REPORTS TO: Chris Neighbours, Supervisor
UNIT: Eastern Region Legal Intake (ERLI) of the Volunteer Lawyers Project
LOCATION: 197 Friend St., 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
SALARY: Starting at $36,000 commensurate with experience

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston, primarily through the pro bono services of private attorneys. Eastern Region Legal Intake is a project of VLP that provides callers with information, advice, and referrals; screens clients for legal aid eligibility; and conducts intakes in legal aid priority cases.

This is a permanent, full-time staff position on the intake phone line. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/TRAINING:
REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bilingual; fluent in English and Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Mandarin or Cantonese. 

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.
  • Prior experience working with victims of crimes.
 

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:
REQUIRED:

  • Microsoft Office Suite

PREFERRED:

  • Knowledge of MA laws surrounding Housing, Family Law, Benefits and Consumer
 

MENTAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:
REQUIRED:

  • Ability to conduct legal analysis and apply the law to client’s case facts under the supervision of attorneys
  • Ability to utilize case management supervision to deliver information and legal advice accurately under the supervision of attorneys
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to learn and retain information quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to learn and use case management software and phone systems


PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:
REQUIRED:

  • Heavy use of computer and phone
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate over the phone


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Conduct intakes and provide legal information and referrals over the intake line.
  • Coordinate and manage Advice Panels (scheduling volunteer attorneys to call and advise clients)
  • Staff VLP court based clinics
  • Update changes to Intake Priorities and Questionnaires
  • Conduct community outreach
  • General administrative work such as data gathering, scanning and filing
  • Other duties as determined by Program needs


Volunteer Lawyers Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Volunteer Lawyers Project is an equal opportunity employer.