Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Mar 31, 2021

Valid Through

Jul 14, 2021

Posted on

Oct 27, 2020

Location

Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Profile

Staff Attorney
Duties: Represent tenants in eviction cases including: interviewing clients and assessing, researching, strategizing, and negotiating cases; preparing pleadings or other documents; representing clients in court, at administrative proceedings, and in other forums as necessary; and closing cases. Completion of administrative tasks in accordance with the policies as provided. Attend and participate in all meetings related to this project, as appropriate. As directed, engage in community outreach activities, including presentations to stakeholders. Work collaboratively with others on project team to promote effective communication, coordination and teamwork. Perform other duties as needed, consistent with the provision of quality client service. Fulfill grant requirements and obligations, including data reporting.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: J.D. required. Must be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or provisionally hired pending October 2020 bar results. Experience in landlord-tenant law strongly preferred. A demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse backgrounds, and commitment to working with low-income people. Strong legal writing skills, including the ability to write briefs, pleadings and other legal documents. Strong collaborative, organizational skills and computer skills. Strong oral advocacy and negotiation skills. Able to represent clients effectively. Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all client information. Ability to work and communicate effectively with staff, clients, members of the bar, and the local community. Experience working with interpreters or fluency in language(s) in addition to English preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
18 Tremont Street,
Suite 1010
Boston, MA 02108

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