Job Details

Parttime Project Attorney

Company name

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 04,2018

Posted on

Apr 09,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Boston, MA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Part-time Project Attorney The candidate will be responsible for providing housing and Emergency Shelter (EA) legal advice and counsel to Boston Children’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., “know your rights”) 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.

Additional info

Send cover letter,) resume, one short writing sample, three professional references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
99chauncyst..
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02111-1722

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