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Fenway Health Staff Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

Staff Attorney

Boston, MA ( • Legal

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Reporting to the Senior Director of Legal Services at AIDS Action Committee, under the supervision of the Vice President, Public Health Programs and AIDS Action, the Staff Attorney provides legal assessment, counsel and representation to clients. Working with a team of two other attorneys, the Staff Attorney addresses the legal needs of) HIV+ individuals in need of assistance with housing, public benefits, and estate planning.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide legal services to clients:

  • Perform client intakes and assessments to determine clients’ legal needs.

  • Provide legal representation and counsel to clients in matters within scope of the program.

  • Refer clients to other legal services and community services as appropriate.

  • Provide administrative support to the Legal Team, including, but not limited to: answering the Legal Line, drafting, filing, and collaborative project tasks.

  • Other duties as required.

Participate in program outreach, public relations and development activities.

  • Collaborate with fellow members of the legal team to provide occasional educational/outreach presentations.

  • Prepare required reports for managers and funders, including internal monthly reports summarizing activity and outcome data to evaluate program performance and inform continuous improvement strategies;

  • Assist in developing and drafting content for articles, grant proposals or promotional materials.

Meet Fenway Health Professionalism and Participatory Expectations

  • Adhere to all agency and departmental policies and procedures;

  • Adhere to the highest principles of legal professionalism and patient/client confidentiality;

  • Adhere to all Fenway Health policies and procedures, including established safety protocols; identify potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and takes measures to rectify the situation;

  • Attend all required agency and departmental meetings, in-services and professional trainings.


  • Juris Doctorate or other law degree from a U.S. law school.

  • Licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

  • 1 – 3 years legal practice experience.

  • Excellent written (legal writing and other) and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Comfort with, and working knowledge of, LGBTQ communities, communities living with and at-risk for HIV/AIDS, and public health harm reduction principles.

  • Proficiency in public speaking

  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with colleagues, patients, clients and vendors across the spectrum of diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, national origin and immigrant status, religious or spiritual identity, disability (physical, mental, emotional and developmental), veteran status, and/or limited English proficiency.

  • Willingness to contribute towards Fenway’s efforts in becoming an anti-racist organization and promoting a culture dedicated to ongoing development in service of humility, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, where differences are acknowledged and valued.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience conducting training.

  • Driver’s license and access to a car strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Sit at a computer station for extended periods of time

  • Ability to keyboard for extended periods of time

  • Ability to travel regularly to various program offices, courthouses and other off-site locations throughout Greater Boston as necessary to meet the needs of clients.

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 12 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.

LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Highly experienced individuals may be compensated at a higher rate

Salary Description

$65,000 - $67,300 /year