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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfilePart-time Project Attorney The candidate will be responsible for providing housing and Emergency Shelter (EA) legal advice and counsel to Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital families, social work and medical staff who work with housing insecure and homeless families; case investigation; drafting legal documents; representation of clients in court and administrative proceedings; filing affirmative litigation and appeals when appropriate; referring cases as appropriate to project partners. Will work with Project partners to develop and provide shelter- and housing- related legal trainings to provider partners, and trainings (e.g., â€œknow your rightsâ€) to empower housing insecure and homeless families. Should have J.D. degree and licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. Must have 3+ years of post-law school legal experience, with litigation experience. Experience in housing law and policy (e.g., public and subsidized housing issues, landlord tenant issues, eviction defense, foreclosures) is essential. Should have experience or knowledge of issues, services and supports for very low income and homeless families in Massachusetts. Experience or knowledge working with Massachusetts housing and public benefits programs and agencies that serve low income people is strongly preferred. Should have excellent writing and legal research skills.
Send cover letter,) resume, one short writing sample, three professional references.
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Boston, MA 02111-1722