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The WBF is currently seeking a Director of Pro Bono Programs and a Temporarily Family Law Staff Attorney. See listings below to apply.
The Director of Pro Bono Programs provides strategic direction for and manages the WBF’s pro bono projects: Family Law Project for Domestic Abuse Survivors, Elder Law Project and Women’s Prison Re-Entry Project. Qualifications include: Minimum five years of family law practice experience, with experience in domestic violence, and working with low-income clients; Juris Doctor and admission to Massachusetts Bar; strong project management and time management skills; ability to meet internal deadlines, juggle multiple responsibilities, display initiative and work independently; exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills; proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, enthusiasm, and positive attitude.
Please send a cover letter and resume in one PDF file to Margaret Talmers at firstname.lastname@example.org with Director of Pro Bono Programs in the subject line. No calls, please.
The Family Law Project for Domestic Abuse Survivors (“Family Law Project”) recruits, trains, and mentors pro bono attorneys to represent clients in the Probate and Family Court. The Family Law Project provides “in-house” representation of clients in abuse prevention order and family law cases by having its Staff Attorney take cases directly.
The Staff Attorney position will begin on October 21, 2019 and continue for approximately six months. The Staff Attorney is responsible for handling cases referred to the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project for Domestic Abuse Survivors, including Abuse Prevention Orders and family law matters. The Staff Attorney will be in court multiple times a week. The Staff Attorney will assist the Project Director in managing the Family Law Project by coordinating the intake and evaluation process; assisting with referrals; and managing statistical data for grant and other funding opportunities. The Staff Attorney will also provide limited assistance representation on family law cases and legal assistance to self-represented litigants.