Staff Attorney - Housing Unit

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Job location
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Greater Boston Legal Services
Street address: 
197 Friend Street
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) seeks an attorney with 1-5 years’ experience. The attorney will work in the Housing Unit in community lawyering, litigation, and eviction defense: representing tenants facing eviction in Housing and District Courts throughout Greater Boston and supporting the efforts of organized tenant members of community groups. 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, the work may include participation in legislative and administrative advocacy projects and impact litigation. Evening meetings at community organizations are required.

Qualifications: Admission to 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. This position is for an attorney with 1-5 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 preferred.

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



To apply: 

Candidates should submit letter of interest and resume to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources via email at [email protected]. Please refer to job code: HU-ATT when applying for this position. Deadline is February 17, 2019 or until position is filled.

GBLS is an AA/EO/accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.
Salary range: 
Salary is based on a union scale.