Housing Attorney

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Job location
405 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Community Legal Aid
Street address: 
405 Main Street
City: 
Worcester
State: 
Massachusetts
ZIP: 
01608
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

Be part of the solution! Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the non-profit civil legal services program in central and western Massachusetts, seeks an attorney who is passionate about civil rights to join an enthusiastic, talented team working on housing discrimination matters. The attorney will be based in CLA’s Worcester (central Mass.) office and will assist tenants who have experienced unlawful discrimination as they attempt to find and keep a suitable home. The attorney will file affirmative cases, defend against evictions, and help tenants in their efforts to access affordable housing. The attorney will regularly participate in CLA’s housing court lawyer-for-the day program. The attorney will also assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports.

Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Mass. Bar or entitlement to practice under a Mass. practice rule is required. Experience in fair housing and/or landlord-tenant work strongly preferred. Spanish fluency strongly preferred, as is demonstrated experience working with diverse communities. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important

To apply: 

Please submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected], or mail to Eileen Messier, Human Resources Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Expiration date: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017