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Staff Attorney Part Time Bilingual

Company name

Housing Families Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Malden, MA

Posted on

May 15,2018
Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Staff Attorney - Part Time Bilingual Responsibilities: Maintains a substantial client caseload as determined by funding sources and the Coordinating Attorney. Stays current on laws and regulations applicable to the position. Writes in a clear, concise manner. Assists paralegal in assessment and intervention with clients Works with Coordinating Attorney to coordinate daily program activities. Abides by the BBO and Agency confidentiality policies. Monitors client records for completeness and accuracy Helps to ensure the program/office environment is adequately organized. Provides community trainings to tenants, landlords, service providers and volunteer attorneys as requested. Participates in legal housing initiatives which currently include Lawyer for The Day and the Everett and Medford Legal Outreach Clinics and will include efforts in Chelsea and Revere Participates in and making available for other projects as determined by funding sources and the Coordinating Attorney. Makes him/herself available to staff and the community for general questions. Provides appropriate referrals. Covers Pro Bono Legal Services Program cases for other attorneys and paralegal. Works closely with the Paralegal, student interns, and volunteers—providing necessary supervision in the Coordinating Attorney’s absence Works in conjunction with other providers as determined appropriate Collects and enters all required client contact and information into files.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree and admission to the Mass. Bar. Working knowledge of the impact of trauma and homelessness is preferred. Strongly prefer an attorney with ability to speak Spanish. Open to feedback with a desire and ability to learn and grow. Strong verbal and written communication. Ability to empathically de-escalate emotional reactions. Critical thinking, analytical, problem solving and negotiating skills. Ability to remain calm and responsive during crises. Ability to practice clear role boundaries and refer questions and concerns outside job scope to appropriate staff. Creative and possessing a positive, “can do” attitude. Flexible and adaptable to changes. Detailed, thoughtful, and thorough. Ability to lead by example.

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Company info

Jayna Stafford
Housing Families Inc.
919 Eastern Avenue
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 781-322-9119
Fax: 781-322-9292

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