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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in Boston, MA

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Posted on

Nov 21, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 106000 to 112449 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Boston, MA, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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General Counsel
Duties: Provide sound legal advice to Commissioners regarding G.L. c. 31, other areas of law relevant to the decision-making process; and 801 CMR 01, including those matters related to discovery, admissibility of exhibits, confidentiality, privilege, etc. Conduct legal research on all relevant matters, including those related to issues of first impression and matters that require determining legislative intent. When necessary, serve as a hearing officer at remote or in-person hearings across Massachusetts and draft recommended decisions for review by the Commission. Review / edit Commission decisions drafted by Commissioners prior to issuance to ensure that decisions will withstand judicial review. Serve as the liaison with the Office of the Attorney General, assisting with judicial challenges to Commission decisions. Serve as: the Commission’s Records Access Officer, responding to all public records and related requests and ensuring compliance with the state’s records retention requirements; and other roles in which the incumbent has relevant experience (e.g. – ADA Coordinator, etc.). Supervise law students participating in a law clerk program in which 2nd and 3rd year law students assist the Commission by attending hearings and writing draft decisions. Assist with the development of rules, policies and procedures and implement those adopted by the Commission.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A JD Degree from an accredited law school and a current license to practice law in Massachusetts. 6+ years of experience working in a law firm, corporate in-house legal department, government agency or non-profit organization, or similar setting. Ability to work independently, manage caseloads and complete other tasks with limited administrative support. Ability to travel throughout the commonwealth as assigned and necessary Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and Outlook, and with videoconferencing platforms (i.e. Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams). Demonstrated proficiency in legal research methods, procedures and analysis, oral and written advocacy, and creative problem solving. Ability to communicate clearly, practically and logically in verbal and written forms. Sound judgment skills and discipline in handling confidential information with discretion. Strong analytical skills. Ability to understand and apply laws, rules and regulations governing agency operations. Ability to establish rapport and maintain harmonious working relationships with others. Preferred Qualifications: At least six years of experience in labor or employment law – public sector preferred. Past experience working at, with or before the Civil Service Commission or a similar quasi-judicial agency or the equivalent. Ability to become proficient with case tracking software (e.g. – Time Matters).
I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for 1 year of the required (A) experience.
II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for 2 years of the required (A) experience.
III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for 3 years of the required (A) experience.
IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for 4 years of the required (A) experience.

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