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Staff Attorney (Experienced) - Housing Unit

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Greater Boston Legal Services | Boston, MA
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Greater Boston Legal Services


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Published 14 days ago

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019

Salary

Salary is based on a union scale.


GBLS is an AA/EO/accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.

 

Greater Boston Legal Services has an opening for a trial attorney with 5 to 10 years’ experience to work in the Housing Unit, focusing on representing tenants who are at risk of eviction.

 

The threat of homelessness places unbearable stress on some of the most vulnerable individuals and families in our community, and rapid development is causing widespread displacement.  This position will involve representing clients in housing cases, with a focus on eviction defense. This is a supervisory position, where the attorney should have trial experience, preferably with jury trials. This position will supervise several other staff attorneys.  The attorney, working as part of the GBLS Housing Unit, will use individual cases to promote systemic change.

 

The position involves responsibility for client cases including interviews, factual investigation, research and analysis of law, development of written and oral legal arguments, negotiation with opposing counsel, preparation for and handling of administrative and court hearings. The position will also include legislative advocacy, policy advocacy, law reform work, and supervising law students and volunteers.

 

Qualifications: Admission to the Massachusetts Bar or comity required with 5 to 10 years of experience required; experience in housing law preferred and trial experience required; written and oral fluency in Spanish or another language spoken by GBLS’ clients is preferred.  

GBLS is an AA/EO/accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.

 

Greater Boston Legal Services has an opening for a trial attorney with 5 to 10 years’ experience to work in the Housing Unit…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

Benefits

GBLS offers a generous benefits package and a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys.

GBLS offers a generous benefits package and a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys.

Level of Language Proficiency

Written and oral fluency in Spanish or another language spoken by GBLS’ clients is preferred.  

Written and oral fluency in Spanish or another language spoken by GBLS’ clients is preferred.  

How To Apply

Candidates should submit resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources via email at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to job code: HU-EXPATT when applying for this position. Deadline is June 10, 2019 or until position is filled.

Candidates should submit resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources via email at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to job code: HU-EXPATT when applying…

Location

197 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114
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