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AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts

Company: Americorps
Location: Brockton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts

The mission of ALA-Massachusetts is to open doors to justice for clients, invigorate our partner sites, and cultivate the next generation of public leaders. Since its founding in 2005, more than 350 ALA-Massachusetts members have served 42,000 low-income clients in need of legal assistance. This is a full-time position, requiring 1,700 hours over 46 weeks from September 9, 2021 to July 29, 2022. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : ALA-Massachusetts advocates serve at organizations throughout Massachusetts which provide legal assistance to low-income individuals and families. While AmeriCorps service is not employment, ALA-Massachusetts advocates engage in critical legal activities including client communications, eligibility determinations, case development, research, legal writing, hearings, education, and community outreach. Placements are made in multiple civil law practice areas, including: Housing Immigration Access to Government Benefits Employment Mental Health and Health Law Legal Problems of Elders Sealing of Criminal Records, and Family Law. Advocates are supervised by legal professionals, and receive training on client-centered communications, legal ethics, cultural competency, and trauma-informed advocacy. Under federal law, AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political, union or religious activities during service hours.

Program Benefits : Training , Health Coverage , Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend .

Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :

Community and Economic Development , Homelessness , Community Outreach , Housing .

Skills :

Law , Communications , Community Organization , Social Services , Counseling , Conflict Resolution , Computers/Technology , Public Speaking , General Skills , Team Work , Writing/Editing .

Keywords: Americorps, Brockton , AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts, Other , Brockton, Massachusetts

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