Attorney (Farmworker Unit)
Pine Tree Legal Assistance has an immediate opening for a full-time attorney position in its Farmworker Unit (FWU) serving migrant workers who travel to Maine and other New England states to perform agricultural work. This position is for a New England Regional Attorney who will coordinate the efforts of organizations throughout New England serving the legal needs of migrant farmworkers. The position will be based in the Augusta or Bangor office and supervised by Managing Attorney, Erica Veazey.
The Farmworker Unit Regional Attorney position is primarily designed to enhance coordination among stakeholders and ensure effective legal services to farmworkers in the other New England states through regular communication, trainings and outreach in those states. Regular travel should be expected. The attorney will assist local stakeholders in developing coordinated plans to address the legal needs of workers in each state. Development and/or updating of plain language client education materials that can be distributed via outreach for workers throughout New England (and translated into Spanish or Haitian Creole) will also be important. Case consultations and support with litigation throughout New England should be expected, together with some direct legal services to agricultural workers in Maine. The attorney is also expected to maintain active contacts with the legal aid providers throughout the United States engaged in this work. Specific decisions about how to prioritize between these time commitments are made in consultation with colleagues and the attorney supervisor based on program experience and the anticipated benefit to the community from Pine Tree involvement.
The salary range for PTLA attorneys and other exempt staff is currently $64,870 - $101,870, depending on experience.
In addition, PTLA is proud to offer the following:
Employer-paid health insurance with a generous HRA contribution, generous health insurance opt-out benefit, employer-paid dental insurance, employer-paid life and disability insurance, and an annual contribution to a 403(b) retirement plan. Other voluntary options include vision and expanded life insurance.
Staff enjoy 12 paid holidays, paid parental leave, and generous vacation, floating holiday, and sick leave.
Please click on the following link to apply via the PTLA website: