CLASI strongly encourages interested candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people who are LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups. CLASI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace. Candidates are encouraged to share with us how they will add to our diversity.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

POSITION: Disabilities Law Program (DLP) Investigator/Monitor & Patient Advocate – Regular Full-Time Employee (35 hours/week)

LOCATION: Statewide, Delaware

REPORTS TO: DLP Managing Attorney; Project Director

SALARY: Depending on experience; excellent benefits.

POSTING DATE: November 9, 2022

DEADLINE: Open until filled

CONTEXT OF POSITION: The Disabilities Law Program (DLP) provides free legal representation to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities to protect them from abuse and neglect and to advocate for their legal rights in the community (e.g., civil rights, educational services, medical services, housing, government benefits, treatment in the least restrictive environment). The DLP serves as Delaware’s Protection and Advocacy System for People with Disabilities (“P&A”). For more information about what a P&A is, see: https://youtu.be/m3vYxSe3s4M.

Under the supervision of program attorneys, the advocate will assist clients with disabilities, will conduct investigations and monitoring of facilities that provide services to individuals with disabilities, and conduct reviews of representative payees. The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about the rights of people with disabilities, detail oriented, and possesses strong interpersonal skills. The applicant for this position must be able to interact effectively with and be sensitive to the needs of individuals with physical and mental disabilities and their families.

DUTIES:

  1. Interview clients, determine eligibility for services, conduct factual investigations and preliminary merit assessments and manage and organize applicant and client information using forms and computerized data system.
  2. Provide information, referrals, and short-term assistance to clients, their family members, advocates, and others.
  3. Under the supervision of an attorney, represent clients in meetings and administrative hearings when appropriate.
  4. Conduct monitoring visits statewide at inpatient psychiatric facilities, nursing homes, correctional facilities and other facilities providing treatment or services to people with disabilities throughout Delaware to assess conditions and prevent, detect and address instances of civil rights violations, abuse or neglect.
  5. Investigate alleged abuse or neglect through activities including, but not limited to, requesting, collecting, reviewing and analyzing records and other evidence; interviewing witnesses, victims and other relevant persons; inspecting facilities; and visiting people’s homes.
  6. Investigate individuals or organizations handling Social Security benefits on behalf of a beneficiary, to ensure accurate and appropriate recordkeeping, and to prevent, detect and address instances of financial misuse, financial exploitation, abuse or other health/safety concerns.
  7. Draft correspondence, written reports or memoranda summarizing monitoring visits and investigation findings. and other documents under the supervision of an attorney.
  8. Conduct community education presentations and trainings, and promote self-advocacy for people with disabilities.
  9. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with advocates, service providers, and consumer groups and participate in statewide and local community groups and councils.
  10. Submit timely timekeeping and other reports.
  11. Travel as directed to see clients, participate in work-related activities, and attend appropriate substantive and skill trainings.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. College degree (B.A. / B.S.) strongly preferred.
  2. Paralegal or other advocacy experience preferred.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing required.
  4. Sensitivity to and demonstrated experience with the special problems of CLASI clients.
  5. Experience and knowledge of Delaware’s behavioral health/public mental health system preferred.
  6. Ability and willingness to make effective public presentations.
  7. Ability to organize and maintain detailed information.
  8. Strong attention to detail and adherence to timelines.
  9. Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  10. Experience performing complex assignments, prioritizing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines, working well under pressure and maintaining confidentiality.
  11. Spanish or Creole language fluency, both written and oral, a plus.
  12. American Sign Language capability a plus.
  13. Ability to travel independently and work evenings and weekends as needed for out-of-office training sessions, agency-related meetings, and community education presentations.
  14. Ability to travel to and attend overnight conferences throughout the United States.
  15. Ability to apply modern technology to the performance of legal work and tasks.
  16. Flexibility, including willingness to work in any of CLASI’s areas of practice as needed.
  17. Must complete COVID-19 primary vaccination series, booster, and bivalent booster
  18. Successful completion of government clearance by the United States Government Office of Personnel Management is required for this position. Clearance must be completed/obtained within the first 3 months of hire and other background checks as may be required by funders.

CLASI strongly encourages interested candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people who are LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups. CLASI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace. Candidates are encouraged to share with us how they will add to our diversity.

APPLICATION: Provide letter of interest and résumé to Laura Waterland, at lwaterland@declasi.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

POSITION: Office Manager/Legal Secretary

OFFICE: Sussex County

REPORTS TO: Managing Attorney of the Sussex County Office

SALARY RANGE: $41,331- $84,728

POSTING DATE: October 7, 2022

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

APPLY TO: Tara Blakely, Esq., Managing Attorney, Sussex County Office, at Tblakely@declasi.org

CONTEXT OF POSITION: The Office Manager/Legal Secretary will coordinate the functions of the Sussex County Office related to secretarial and receptionist work, office facilities, renters’ needs, and inventory of office supplies and equipment.

DUTIES:

  • Prepare time and attendance reports bi-weekly
  • Ensure facility maintenance needs are met, including renters’ facility needs are met
  • Maintain office escrow account, petty cash, and any other office account management
  • Maintain confidential personnel records
  • Coordinate office maintenance and cleaning services
  • Coordinate maintenance contracts with CFO
  • On-call requirements for security system, as well as maintaining office security keys
  • Point person for technology issues
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies in the Sussex County office
  • Supervise the Receptionist and Secretary/Receptionist
  • Coordinate work assignments for clerical staff
  • Maintain up to date required State and Federal Posters for the office
  • Provide clerical support to staff in Sussex County
  • Answer phones, retrieve messages and return calls
  • Perform clerical duties such as faxing, copying, scanning, errands, processing intakes, filing, opening/closing files; litigation support
  • Sort, scan and distribute incoming mail; prepare and send outgoing mail
  • Notary Public
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by the Managing Attorney or Senior Leadership

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in legal office management/secretarial work required
  • Demonstrated experience in working with marginalized populations
  • Computer experience, particularly Word, WordPerfect, Excel required; ability to learn other programs in a reasonable time frame
  • Ability to locate and recommend facility maintenance providers
  • Elementary bookkeeping skills
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to get along well with others and to work well under pressure
  • Spanish fluency preferred
  • Covid vaccination required

CLASI strongly encourages interested candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people who are LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups. CLASI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace. Candidates are encouraged to share with us how they will add to our diversity.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Tara Blakely, Esq., Managing Attorney, Sussex County Office, at Tblakely@declasi.org.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

POSITION: Full-time – Bi-lingual Receptionist/ Clerical/ Intake Specialist/ Interpreter/ Translator

LOCATION: Kent County Office

REPORTS TO: Office Manager, Managing Attorney

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience. Excellent Employee Benefits.

POSTING DEADLINE: Open until filled

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to Jayce Lesniewski, Managing Attorney, Kent County Office, jlesniewski@declasi.org.

CONTEXT OF POSITION:

The Receptionist is the primary person responsible for fielding calls from the public, meeting and greeting clients and walk-ins, processing intakes, handling clerical duties, and interpreting/translating for advocates working with Spanish speaking clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answer phones; retrieve messages from voice mail and return calls;
  • Perform clerical duties such as faxing, copying, scanning, errands, processing intakes into case management system (Legal Server), filing/ organizing files; opening/closing files; litigation support;
  • Support advocates in any office with their communication needs in serving Spanish speaking clients;
  • Sort, scan, and distribute incoming mail; prepare and send outgoing mail;
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by the Office Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Computer proficiency and clerical experience preferred;
  • Spanish and English fluency required;
  • Law office experience preferred, not required;
  • General knowledge of office machines and equipment preferred;
  • Reliability, punctuality and good work habits required;
  • Ability to work closely and cooperate with other members of the clerical team required;
  • Covid vaccination required

CLASI strongly encourages interested candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people who are LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups. CLASI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace. Candidates are encouraged to share with us how they will add to our diversity.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

POSITION: Full-time Bi-lingual Receptionist / Clerical / Intake Specialist / Interpreter / Translator

LOCATION: New Castle County, with some statewide duties

REPORTS TO:
Deputy Director, Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP)/ Immigration/ Domestic Violence (DV) Managing Attorney, New Castle County Office Manager

SALARY:
Utilizing the clerical/administrative pay scale and commensurate with experience. Excellent Employee Benefits

DEADLINE:
Open until filled

POSITION: The clerical/intake specialist will be the primary person responsible for fielding calls and receiving referrals to enter intakes for the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), Domestic Violence (DV), and Immigration programs from partner programs and the from the public. The clerical/intake specialist will also handle clerical duties including clerical tasks related to litigation support, and interpreting/translating for advocates working with Spanish speaking clients in the MLP, DV, and Immigration programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Answer calls and emails from provider partners and clients related to MLP/Immigration/DV services;
• Retrieve messages from voice mail and email and respond/return calls related to the MLP/Immigration/DV units;
• in case management (Legal Server) Perform general clerical duties for MLP/Immigration/DV staff such as faxing, copying, scanning, errands, processing intakes into case management system (Legal Server) based upon calls from the public and/or screening/referral tools received from MLP provider partners, filing/ organizing files, etc. as assigned by the program staff and supervisors/managers;
• Support MLP/Immigration/DV advocates in any office with their communication needs in serving Spanish speaking clients;
• Sort, scan, and distribute incoming mail for MLP/Immigration/DV staff; prepare and send outgoing mail for MLP/Immigration/DV staff;
• Conduct pre- and post-representation health screenings/surveys with MLP clients; and
• Any other duties as deemed necessary to support the MLP/Immigration/DV programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Computer proficiency and clerical experience preferred;
• Litigation experience / support preferred;
• Spanish and English fluency required;
• General knowledge of office machines and equipment preferred;
• Reliability, punctuality and good work habits required;
• Ability to work closely and cooperate with other members of the clerical team required.

CLASI strongly encourages interested candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people who are LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups. CLASI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace. Candidates are encouraged to share with us how they will add to our diversity.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Laura Graham at lgraham@declasi.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

POSITION: Staff Attorney DLP/Educational Ombudsperson Program

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and CLASI’s collective bargaining agreement.

REPORTS TO:
CLASI Managing Attorneys, CLASI Senior Counsel

LOCATION:
Wilmington, Dover, or Georgetown, Delaware

CONTEXT OF POSITION:
CLASI is a statewide, non-LSC-funded legal aid program that advocates for people with disabilities, people age 60 or over, people with low incomes, and victims of crime and discrimination to help our clients obtain shelter, income supports and other government benefits, educational services, medical services, orders of protection from abuse, legal immigration status and other civil legal remedies. CLASI is also Delaware’s designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency for people with disabilities (the “DLP”). The DLP represents people with disabilities in civil matters that fall within our program priorities. Please review the CLASI website for more details.

CLASI recently was awarded a subgrant with the Parent Information Center of Delaware (PIC) to provide technical assistance to the Delaware Educational Ombudsperson Program (DPEOP) at PIC, in addition to legal representation for students/families whose school-based problems cannot be remedied without a legal intervention. The DPEOP is not restricted to students with disabilities but rather focuses on providing assistance, support, and intervention to families by helping them to address issues of discrimination, ableism, and other sources of marginalization, inequities and disproportionality impacting Delaware student statewide.

This Staff Attorney’s caseload will be a split position between the DLP and the DPEOP funding. For the DPEOP funding, the Staff Attorney will provide technical assistance and consulting services to DPEOP personnel on educational rights, responsibilities and other laws applicable to the matters evaluated and handled by the program, as well as evaluating potential complaints during the triage process. The Staff Attorney will provide education and training to and with DPEOP staff, as well as assist DPEOP in monitoring the effects of its activities. Finally, the Staff Attorney will represent individual students and families before administrative agencies and in appeals from administrative agency decisions, or refer to other counsel for representation, in matters appropriately identified under the funding.

For the DLP work, the Staff Attorney will serve individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities in more than a half dozen differently funded programs. The Staff Attorney will supervise DLP advocates/paralegals. The Staff Attorney will be expected to engage in individual case litigation in courts and administrative agencies, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and impact litigation. Typical issues addressed by this Staff Attorney include ADA access claims, fair housing cases; government benefits appeals (including Medicaid and SSI); abuse and neglect investigations; and special education. In addition, the Staff Attorney is expected to conduct community legal education workshops, to work effectively with other agencies in the disability network and to participate in relevant committees and councils as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Handle individual caseload and provide direct legal services to individual and group clients
2. Supervise advocates/paralegal(s).
3. Engage in community education and self-advocacy training; prepare articles and research memos.
4. Assist in drafting and analyzing legislation, regulations and policies.
5. Engage in systemic litigation/advocacy, including participation in disability network organizations.
6. All duties and activities for the DPEOP as listed above, including triage, technical assistance, consultation, and representation of students and families as appropriate.
7. Travel throughout the State.
8. Assist with the preparation and presentation of data and advocacy reports to advisory councils and funding sources.
9. Attend conferences and trainings, including out of state travel, keeping abreast of community conditions and relevant laws, policies and regulations.
10. Other duties as assigned depending on funding and program needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Admission to the Delaware bar preferred. If not admitted, admission to bar of another state preferred. If not admitted in Delaware, must be eligible to take the next scheduled Delaware Bar Examination and meet admission requirements, including character and fitness. CLASI pays for all expenses related to studying for and taking the Delaware Bar Exam, including the bar review course.
2. Legal Services/P&A/clinical experience strongly preferred.
3. Must exhibit patience, tact, and respect when dealing with the public, clients, and staff.
4. Interest in and knowledge of the legal issues affecting individuals who are economically or socially disadvantaged and/or have disabilities preferred, especially education law
5. Sensitivity to and experience with serving diverse and vulnerable populations.
6. A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.
7. Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
8. Interest in engaging a broad range of advocacy skills, including litigation, to advance clients’ interests.
9. Must be flexible since priorities and areas of emphasis may change depending on our funding and client needs. Must be willing and able to perform some duties in institutional settings, including prisons.
10. Two-year commitment required.
11. Applicants whose backgrounds and/or experiences make them particularly well suited to work with marginalized populations are encouraged to apply.
12. Ability to travel statewide with access to personal transportation
13. Willingness to undergo state and federal background checks and suitability determinations as required by funding sources.
14. Fluency or proficiency in American Sign Language or Spanish a plus.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Laura Waterland, Project Director of DLP

CLASI strongly encourages interested candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people who identify as LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups. CLASI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace. Candidates are encouraged to share with us how they will add to our diversity.

CLASI is unionized and members of the bargaining unit (attorneys and advocates) are represented by Delaware Legal Aid Workers, NOLSW/UAW Local 2320. This position will be in the bargaining unit. CLASI’s salary scale is available below.

**Note: for community and staff safety reasons, community-based and on-site/facility/institutional activity may be modified or suspended as changes with the COVID-19 pandemic change, and may be conducted remotely / virtually instead. CLASI is currently working in a hybrid in-person/remote model.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

POSITION: Full-time Staff Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnership/Immigration/Domestic Violence Programs

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and CLASI’s collective bargaining agreement.

REPORTS TO:
Deputy Director, MLP/Immigration/DV Managing Attorney, MLP Supervising Attorney

LOCATION:
New Castle County, with some statewide duties

POSITION CLOSES:
Open until filled

CONTEXT OF POSITION: The staff attorney works primarily under the direction of the CLASI MLP/Immigration/DV Managing Attorney. The attorney supervises related paralegals. The attorney will be responsible for providing direct legal assistance to clients, often in court, providing training for partners and the community, engaging in systemic and policy advocacy, and other duties as identified and necessary to meet the objectives of the program objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provide direct legal services to clients.
2. Supervise paralegal(s).
3. Prepare articles and brochures and conduct training for partners.
4. Travel throughout Delaware and out of state as necessary.
5. Participate in related local and national coalitions and groups.
6. Assist with the collection, preparation and presentation of data and analysis.
7. Assist in drafting and analyzing legislation, regulations and policies.
8. Other duties as assigned depending on funding and needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Admission to the Delaware bar preferred. If not admitted, admission to bar of another state preferred. If not admitted in Delaware, must be eligible to take the next scheduled Delaware Bar Examination.
2. Legal Services and trial advocacy experience and interest strongly preferred.
3. Interest in and knowledge of the legal issues affecting individuals with disabilities, non-Citizens, and people who are low income preferred.
4. Sensitivity to special needs of individuals with disabilities, non-Citizens, and individuals with low incomes.
5. Two-year commitment required.
6. Good organizational skills and initiative, and interest in engaging a broad range of advocacy skills, including litigation.
7. Willingness and ability to perform some duties in health care settings, including but not limited to holding office hours to meet with clients on-site within the Christiana Care Health System
8. Must exhibit patience, tact, and respect when dealing with the public, clients, and colleagues/staff.
9. Must be flexible since priorities and areas of emphasis may change depending on our funding and client needs.
10. Bilingual abilities are preferred but not required.

CLASI strongly encourages interested candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people who are LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups. CLASI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace. Candidates are encouraged to share with us how they will add to our diversity.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Laura Graham at lgraham@declasi.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

POSITION: CLASI Staff Attorney

START DATE: Fall 2023

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and CLASI’s collective bargaining agreement. Details on pay/benefits can be found below.

REPORTS TO: Managing Attorneys, Supervising Attorneys

LOCATION: One of our three Delaware offices (New Castle, Kent, or Sussex County)

POSTING OPENS: September 1, 2022

POSTING CLOSES: When filled

CONTEXT OF POSITION: CLASI anticipates adding multiple staff attorneys in Fall 2023.  We are looking for candidates who have flexible interests and skills because grant funding, staff turnover, and organizational needs will require us to determine the program assignment closer to the start date.  We will guarantee geographic location at time of offer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide direct legal services to clients and advocate on behalf of clients in court/litigation, administrative hearings, and various other venues.
  2. Supervise paralegal(s).
  3. Engage in community education.
  4. Assist in drafting and analyzing legislation, regulations and policies.
  5. Engage in impact/systemic litigation/advocacy.
  6. Other duties as assigned depending on funding and needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Admission to the Delaware bar preferred.  If not admitted, admission to bar of another state preferred.  If not admitted in Delaware, must be eligible to take the next scheduled Delaware Bar Examination and meet admission requirements including character and fitness.
  2. Legal Services/P & A experience strongly preferred.
  3. Interest in and knowledge of the legal issues affecting individuals who are poor and with disabilities required.
  4. Sensitivity to and experience with serving vulnerable populations required.
  5. Two-year commitment required.
  6. Good organizational skills and initiative, and interest in engaging a broad range of advocacy skills, including litigation required
  7. Willingness and ability to perform some duties in health care settings if necessary required.
  8. Must exhibit patience, tact, and respect when dealing with the public, clients, and staff.
  9. Must be flexible since priorities and areas of emphasis may change depending on our funding and client needs.
  10. Spanish or language other than English fluency/proficiency is helpful but not required.
  11. COVID Vaccination will be required.

What to Include in your application: Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, resume, three professional references and one brief writing sample (10 pages or less).

CLASI values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, veterans, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems to apply. CLASI invites and encourages all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to attorneyjobs@declasi.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

CLASI conducts testing for compliance with Fair Housing laws in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. Trained testers pose as home seekers and visit housing providers to collect information to assist with regional monitoring and investigations. Testers are paid a small stipend $50 – $65) for their efforts and are reimbursed for mileage, tolls and postage. Testers document their experiences objectively, so attention to detail and excellent writing skills are required. CLASI relies on fax and/or e-mail to notify testers, set up scenarios and submit tests. Qualified applicants will have access to a reliable form of transportation. Accepted applicants must attend a 2 – 3 hour training session and complete a paid practice test.

Contact person:  CLASI Fair Housing Test Coordinator, Linda Jackson at  ljackson@declasi.org, or (302) 575-0660, ext. 259, or toll free: 1-800-292-7980

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“CLASI”) will sponsor candidates for post-graduate public interest attorney fellowships provided by the Skadden Foundation, Equal Justice Works, or other identified foundations.  A fellowship at CLASI provides recent law school graduates interested in a public interest law career the opportunity to work at a non-LSC funded legal services and Protection and Advocacy program.  Since its establishment in 1946, CLASI has remained the largest non-profit public interest law firm in Delaware.  More information about CLASI can be found at www.declasi.org.

CLASI will accept fellowship applications through July 5 each year. Interested candidates may wish to consult with us in advance regarding suggestions for viable proposals. We encourage interested candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds and/or oral proficiency in languages other than English to contact us.  Interested candidates should submit the following electronically:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing their interest and experience in public interest work and poverty/disability/elder law and describing any ideas for a fellowship proposal.
  • Although we ask that you describe any ideas you have regarding a fellowship proposal, please note that it is not necessary to have a proposal at this stage of the application process.
  • One or two brief legal writing samples
  • Law school transcript
  • List of three references
  • A list of any other organizations with whom you are pursuing fellowship opportunities.

These materials should be sent via email to the attention of Daniel Atkins, CLASI Executive Director, at datkins@declasi.org. Candidates may address any questions about the application process to Daniel Atkins: (302) 575-0660, ext. 229 or datkins@declasi.org.

Please note that CLASI may sponsor more than one individual for each fellowship opportunity and that fellowship awards are not guarantees of employment with CLASI once the fellowship expires.

Attorney Positions
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“CLASI”) welcomes applications from attorneys interested in volunteering in one of our three offices for work in our Poverty Law, Elder Law, and Disabilities Law Programs.

Law Clerk Positions
CLASI welcomes applications from law students interested in volunteering in one of our three offices during the summer or school year. Law clerks may receive credit or work study funding from their law schools or may be eligible for a grant from a public interest organization.

Paralegal Positions
CLASI welcomes applications from individuals interested in volunteering in any of our three offices to help with tasks such as client interviews, document preparation, discovery and community education.

Clerical Positions
CLASI welcomes applications from individuals interested in volunteering in any of our three offices to help with tasks such as typing, filing, answering telephones, document scanning and preparation, and special event planning.

Administrative Positions
CLASI welcomes applications from individuals interested in volunteering in any of our three offices to help with tasks such as bookkeeping, public relations, and special event planning.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Daniel Atkins, Esq.
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 801
Wilmington, DE 19801
OR
E-mail resume and cover letter to:
datkins@declasi.org

Salary and Benefits

Salary:

Effective April 1, 2022, the entry-level salaries is $­­­­­56,289 for attorneys and $34,336 for paraprofessionals.  On April 1 of each subsequent year the entry-level salary is adjusted by the CPI-U for the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City area for the immediately preceding 12-month period ending December 31, provided that such CPI-U is within the range of 1% to 4%.  Credit for years of experience is factored into a percentage of the entry level salary as follows:

Credited Years of Service Salary Factor
1 104%
2 108%
3 112%
4 116%
5 120%
6 125%
7 130%
8 135%
9 140%
10 145%
11 149%
12 153%
13 157%
14 161%
15 165%
16 169%
17 173%
18 177%
19 181%
20 185%
21 188%
22 191%
23 194%
24 197%
25 200%
26 201%
27 202%
28 203%
29 204%
30 and higher 205%

Base pay for administrative and clerical positions is included in the job posting. Salary increases are calculated in a manner similar to that described above. Benefits described below apply to all posiitons.


Benefits:

CLASI offers generous benefits that include health and dental insurance for yourself and your immediate family with coverage beginning the first day of the first month after you begin work. Premiums for our base plan are fully funded by CLASI. We also provide – at no cost to employees– short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, personal and health leave time, and a 403(b) retirement plan, to which we will contribute an amount equal to 10 % of your salary, so long as you contribute at least 1 % yourself (eligible after one year of employment, and vested after three).   We also offer a law school loan assistance payment plan of up to $250 per month.

We will pay for all the costs associated with applying for, studying for, and sitting for the Delaware Bar exam.  Once admitted we will pay for all the costs associated with maintaining Delaware bar membership including all of your CLE courses and professional development/training/conferences.

Parking is free at all of our offices and we pay for all work related travel.