June, 2016 Update: ALA-Massachusetts has now selected the majority of our AmeriCorps members for the 2016-2017 service year. A few positions remain open. Candidates with a law degree who are planning on taking the Massachusetts bar, or who have passed the Massachusetts bar, or candidates with the ability to speak Spanish, are encouraged to apply for our open positions at this time.
We’ve changed our name! Massachusetts Legal Assistance for Self Sufficiency Program (MLASSP) is now AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts. We've been an AmeriCorps program since 2005, and we now have a name that better reflects who we are and what we do.
AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts places college and law school graduates in legal services organizations throughout Massachusetts who provide legal assistance for low-income people in civil matters. Selected candidates receive professional supervision and rigorous training, get a hands-on experience practicing poverty law, and are exposed to a wide range of legal activities and community outreach.
ALA-Massachusetts advocates serve full-time for a total of 1,700 hours over 46 weeks, beginning each year in mid-September through the end of July. For the 2016-2017 service year, members will receive:
Click on our Application page for information about how to apply.
ALA-Massachusetts is an equal opportunity project, available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion. We are committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service placement upon request.
ALA-Massachusetts is a project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS), a private non-profit law firm providing legal assistance eligible low-income clients. ALA-Massachusetts is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service and also receives support from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. ALA-Massachusetts is administered through our state service commission, the Massachusetts Service Alliance, and housed at the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCCLS.