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STAFF ATTORNEY – HOUSING UNIT

De Novo is community-based agency that provides free legal services and affordable mental health counseling for low-income people throughout the Greater Boston/Cambridge area. De Novo strives to create a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and safe work environment that welcomes, encourages, and values everyone’s contributions and fosters an exchange of ideas and mutual learning. 

Responsibilities include:      

  • Representing clients in judicial and administrative proceedings involving evictions, access to public and subsidized housing, enforcement of tenant rights, and termination of housing subsidies.
  • Assist in forming two Medical Legal Partnerships and serving as a designated liaison to the medical partners, providing legal advice and information and, as appropriate, full representation to shared clients.
  • Staff De Novo’s Lawyer for the Day Clinics at the Eastern Division of the Massachusetts Housing Court. Attorneys are expected to dedicate one morning or afternoon a month to either an in-person or zoom court clinic. At the clinic, we provide legal assistance, including advice, brief service, limited assistance representation, case consultation, and referrals to clients in judicial proceedings involving evictions, and affirmative tenant actions including repairs, lockouts, and appeals of termination of housing subsidies.
  • Recruiting, training, and supervising volunteer attorneys and law students to handle cases.
  • Participating in coalitions and task forces; working with community-based and legal service organizations; conducting outreach and community legal education.

Qualifications/Competencies include:

  • Admitted to Massachusetts bar (or a bar of another state**).
  • Two plus years of legal experience preferred.
  • Experience representing low-income people in court and administrative proceedings required.
  • Experience representing low-income people in housing cases desired. 
  • Experience working with and/or representing a broad range of people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people with low incomes.
  • Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills. 
  • Ability to supervise effectively.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Bilingual preferred.

**An applicant who is admitted to the bar of another state must be eligible to practice as a foreign lawyer under SJC Rule 3.04 and become a member of the Mass. bar within 2 years.

HOURS, SALARY, AND BENEFITS: The position is 35 hours/week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefit package, including health, life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance, vacation, personal, and sick time, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Plan, training and professional development opportunities.

To Apply: Email a cover letter addressing your interest and experience in poverty/public interest law and resume, to John Froio, Deputy Director, De Novo, Email address: jfroio@denovo.org Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  

De Novo is a Fair Employment Practices/Equal Employment Opportunity/disability accessible employer committed to maintaining a diverse workplace. Qualified candidates from diverse personal, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 


STAFF ATTORNEY – HOUSING UNIT

De Novo is community-based agency that provides free legal services and affordable mental health counseling for low-income people throughout the Greater Boston/Cambridge area. De Novo strives to create a…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    22 de agosto de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    19 de agosto de 2022
  • Educação
    Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
  • Nível de Experiência
    Intermediário
Salário
Pelo menos USD $63.000
/ ano

Benefícios

The position is 35 hours/week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefit package, including health, life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance, vacation, personal, and sick time, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Plan, training and professional development opportunities.

The position is 35 hours/week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefit package, including health, life, short-term disability, and long-term disability…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Bi-Lingual preferred.

Bi-Lingual preferred.

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Cambridge, MA
Local Associado
47 Thorndike St, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA

Como se inscrever

To Apply: Email a cover letter addressing your interest and experience in poverty/public interest law and resume, to John Froio, Deputy Director, De Novo, Email address: jfroio@denovo.org Include Staff Attorney - Housing Unit Application in the subject line. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  

To Apply: Email a cover letter addressing your interest and experience in poverty/public interest law and resume, to John Froio, Deputy Director, De Novo, Email address: jfroio@denovo…

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