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Legal Aid Fellowship - Fair Housing

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Community Legal Aid & Affiliate


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Published 17 days ago

March 6, 2021
The attorney will serve as a Bart Gordon Fellow for a period of one year, starting in the summer of 2021.

Community Legal Aid (CLA) is the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of central and western Massachusetts. CLA has over 140 dedicated, talented staff working across multiple offices, and a budget of $16 million. Our core work includes effective client-centered advocacy and robust outreach to and partnerships with our client communities.

CLA seeks an attorney to join an enthusiastic, skillful team to work on housing discrimination matters. The attorney will be based in CLA's Springfield office and will raise fair housing claims on behalf of tenants filing affirmative cases, defending against evictions, and seeking to access or maintain public and subsidized housing.

The attorney will serve as a Bart Gordon Fellow for a period of one year, starting in the summer of 2021. The Bart Gordon Fellowship is funded by the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and is intended to provide legal services to clients from low-income communities who may have difficulty accessing the justice system due to linguistic, racial, cultural or disability barriers. For more general information about the Bart Gordon Fellowship, please see https://mlac.org/initiatives/gordon-fellowship/.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be third year law student or have graduated from law school within the past 30 months. Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities strongly preferred, as is demonstrated interest in housing law and/or discrimination law. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important. Fluency in Spanish preferred.

Please submit cover letter and resume using the link provided. If you are unable to apply electronically, please submit your cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. CLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CLA encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Community Legal Aid (CLA) is the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of central and western Massachusetts. CLA has over 140 dedicated, talented staff working across multiple…

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How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Location

On-site
Springfield, MA

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