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Title: Legal Assessment Attorney
Office: Affiliate Offices
Location: Boston, MA
TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a resume, list of references, and a cover letter describing their interest in this position via email to AssessmentAttorney@aclum.org. Type the position title in the subject header. No phone calls or faxes please.
The ACLU of Massachusetts (“ACLUM”) seeks a Legal Assessment Attorney to manage receipt of and response to requests from members of the public for legal assistance or resources they may access outside of ACLUM. These requests number several thousand per year, and ACLUM can provide direct legal representation to only a small number of people whose cases present significant civil liberties and civil rights issues. This position manages a team of trained volunteers who accept initial inquiry phone calls and written information from the public. The Legal Assessment Attorney reviews and screens the requests, gathers additional information as needed for an assessment, escalates requests for review by ACLUM attorneys, and determines appropriate responses for the balance.
Flexibility to accommodate work during evenings and weekends when warranted is a key requirement for this role.
Special projects and other tasks as assigned by the Senior and Managing Attorney or Legal Director, consistent with collective bargaining requirements.
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts 211 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110 • 617.482.3170 • www.aclum.org
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include 401(k), long-term disability insurance, and paid vacation and holidays proportionate to work schedule.
The ACLU of Massachusetts (ACLUM) was founded in 1918 and is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that works to preserve and expand the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Through strategies of litigation, advocacy, public education, and grassroots activism, we strengthen and expand public understanding of racial justice, juvenile justice, LGBTQ rights (including equal marriage), women's rights, criminal justice issues, equal opportunity, free speech and assembly, privacy rights, religious liberty, students' rights, voting rights, and reproductive rights. ACLUM staff are unionized and this position is within the bargaining unit.
ACLUM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and formerly incarcerated people to apply.