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5 Oct 2021

Temporary Long-Term Temporary Staff Attorney – Housing Unit

Greater Boston Legal Services – Posted by yortiz Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) seeks an attorney with 0-5 years of experience for a long-term temporary position for 1 year, possibly renewable for an extension of up to 1 additional year.  The attorney will work in the Housing Unit in litigation representing tenants who are facing eviction. The position may also include some of the full range of activities of the Housing Unit, including support for tenants who live in public and subsidized housing, helping tenant organizations preserve affordable housing, shelter advocacy, and any other work of the Housing Unit. In addition to a substantial trial caseload (including jury trials), the work may include participation in legislative and administrative advocacy projects and impact litigation. Evening meetings at community organizations (currently done online) are required.

Qualifications: Admission to or comity with the Massachusetts Bar is required. Prior housing law and/or trial experience is preferred. Experience working with community organizers and organized client groups is preferred.  Attorneys with lived experience of displacement or housing instability are encouraged to apply. This position is for an attorney with 0-5 years’ experience. Fluency in one or more of the languages in addition to English spoken by GBLS clients, such as Spanish or Haitian Creole, among others, is helpful but not required.  Should funding for this position change, the attorney may be required to assume work in a different area of law within GBLS.

Salary is based on a union scale, which begins at $60,000 for an attorney who has just graduated law school. GBLS offers a generous benefits package and a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys.

GBLS values diversity and encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit letter of interest and resume to the Human Resources Team via email at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to job code: HU-ATT-LTT when applying for this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to submit applications by October 31, 2021.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 33 days.

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