Career Opportunities

All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The Victim Rights Law Center does not accept candidate applications from recruiting agencies or unsolicited resumes. Position postings will remain on our website until filled.

Massachusetts

Holistic Immigration Attorney

 

Oregon

There are no available career opportunities in our Oregon office at this time.
 

Internships

The VRLC often has internship opportunities for law students. Please contact our Massachusetts intern coordinator and/or Oregon intern coordinator to inquire about available internship opportunities at the VRLC. Click here for information on applying for future internships.
 

Opportunities in Massachusetts

Title: Holistic Immigration Attorney
Status: Part-time
Location:  Boston, MA

Organization:

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to victims of sexual assault throughout Massachusetts and in Oregon, and national training and support for lawyers and advocates on the civil legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims. The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim. All applicants must align themselves with the VRLC’s mission statement and philosophy regarding our commitment to transforming the response to sexual violence through survivor-led legal practice that centers the needs and experiences of survivors experiencing oppression.

This position will be filled by a candidate with a strong work ethic, a desire to work collaboratively with a team of attorneys, and a commitment to serving marginalized or underserved populations. The VRLC deeply values including a diversity of voices and perspectives on our team. People of color, LGBTQI+ individuals, survivors, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals on a range of humanitarian immigration remedies including U & T nonimmigrant visas, removal defense, asylum, and VAWA Self-petitions
  • Participate in case review meetings and provide support and mentorship to VRLC immigration attorneys
  • Attend periodic statewide immigration practice meetings including AILA, MLRI’s Immigration Coalition, and/or the VAWA/U/T Working Group
  • Communicate important developments in immigration practice and policy to the VRLC client services team
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in good standing
  • Practice experience: Minimum of 3 years as a practicing attorney with at least 2 years’ experience in immigration practice.
  • Valid driver’s license and comfort driving throughout the Commonwealth
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team of legal practitioners
  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Portuguese

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities

Salary Range: $30,000 - $35,000 depending on experience.

Benefits: The VRLC provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, paid holiday, personal, vacation, and sick leave, 403b plan with employer match, and a caring and innovative work environment!

TO APPLY: To apply, e-mail us with both your last name and “Immigration Attorney” as the subject of your email. Be sure to include your cover letter and resume. Applications that do not contain all required items will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Opportunities in Oregon

There are no available career opportunities in our Oregon office at this time.

 

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