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

Berkshire County Staff Attorney
 

Oregon

There are currently no employment opportunities available in our Oregon office.

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.
PLEASE NOTE: There are currently no internships available for undergraduate students.

Opportunities in Massachusetts

Tite:                   Berkshire County Staff Attorney
Status:              Full-time
Location:         Berkshire County (exact location TBD)
Reports to:     Managing Attorney

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 agree with the VRLC’s mission statement and philosophy regarding our commitment to improving the response to sexual violence, empowerment, and inclusiveness. Position will be filled by an attorney with a strong work ethic, good sense of humor, and a commitment to serving marginalized or underserved populations.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals
  • Represent sexual assault survivors in one or more following areas of law: employment, immigration, education (K-12 or campus), housing, and/or financial stability
  • Provide sexual assault survivors with legal assistance in the areas of safety and privacy
  • Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings
  • Conduct strategic outreach to community partners
  • Participate in the collection of accurate client services data
  • Work collaboratively with a team of lawyers throughout the Commonwealth
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in good standing
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a practicing attorney
  • Valid driver’s license and comfort driving throughout the Commonwealth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in one or more following areas of law: employment, immigration, education, housing, and/or financial stability
  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities
  • Fluency in additional languages preferred
  • Currently living in or from Berkshire County

Salary: $45,000 - $60,000 DOE

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, free monthly transit pass, and a caring and innovative work environment!

TO APPLY: To apply, e-mail us (humanresources@victimrights.org) your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with both your last name and “Berkshire Attorney” as the subject of your email.
Applications that do not contain all required items will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

 

Opportunities in Oregon

There are currently no employment opportunities available in our Oregon office.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the Victim Rights Law Center.