Support, Friendship and Empowerment South Asian and Arab Women and Families to lead safe and healthy lives.

Join us as our Staff Attorney!

About Saheli: Saheli Inc is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization with a mission to empower South Asians and Arab women and their families to lead healthy and safe lives. Saheli provides programs and services in the areas of domestic & sexual violence, career and economic empowerment, mental health services, legal and immigration support, housing and public benefits assistance.

About the role:
Saheli seeks a seeks a staff attorney to be a part of the Saheli Legal Advocacy program. Saheli’s Legal Advocacy Program provides free legal representation and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence in Probate and Family Court proceedings, as well as abuse prevention proceedings. The attorney is expected to work on a hybrid schedule with three in-person days at the Saheli office in Woburn.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Managing a family law caseload that will include full representation cases, as well as counsel and advice, limited assistance representation, and brief service matters.

Work collaboratively with domestic & sexual violence advocates to provide well informed legal advice to survivors.

Providing occasional educational workshops on domestic violence related legal matters to the community.

Developing and promoting relationships with community partners.

Provide appropriate referrals to outside agencies and services.

Maintain and record all case data and facts into a case management system.

Providing direction and supervision of the paralegal

Maintaining up-to-date knowledge and skills in family law

The ability to travel to courthouses throughout the state.

Job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required.


This position is for an attorney with 3-6 years of experience.

The candidate must be admitted to the Massachusetts bar.

The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Prior family law experience is preferred.

Prior experience working with survivors of domestic violence is preferred.

Fluency in a South Asian language or Arabic is helpful but not required

Compensation & Benefits:
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Saheli provides an excellent benefits package including 401K, generous paid vacation, health & wellness stipend, student loan repayment assistance, mileage reimbursements & annual performance related bonuses.

How To Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references in a single PDF document to by March 29, 2024.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Saheli is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage everyone to apply, regardless of your race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.