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Attorney, Housing Unit (3 Job Openings) – GBLS

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) seeks an attorney with 0-5 years of experience preferred. The attorney will work in the Housing Unit in litigation, and eviction defense representing tenants who are facing eviction. This position will work closely with the Mayor’s Office of Housing for the City of Boston, specifically with the Office of Housing Stability, in representing Boston residents.

The position may also include some of the full range of activities of the Housing Unit, including support for tenants who live in public and subsidized housing, helping tenant organizations preserve affordable housing, shelter advocacy, and any other work of the Housing Unit. In addition to a substantial trial caseload (including jury trials), the work may include participation in legislative and administrative advocacy projects and impact litigation. Some evening meetings are required.

Qualifications: Admission to or comity with the Massachusetts Bar is required and admission to the bar (or pending admission from passing the 2023 bar exam) is a requirement of the job. Prior housing law and/or trial experience is preferred. Attorneys with lived experience of displacement or gentrification are encouraged to apply. This position is for an attorney with 0-5 years of experience preferred. Fluency in one or more of the languages in addition to English spoken by GBLS clients, such as Spanish or Haitian Creole, among others, is helpful. Should funding for this position change, the attorney may be required to assume work in a different area of law within GBLS.

Salary is based on a union scale with a starting salary of $72,000 for an attorney with no experience to approximately $78,000 for an attorney with 5 years of experience. GBLS offers a generous benefits package, retirement contribution, a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys, and generous PTO leave.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to the Human Resources Department via e-mail at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to Job Code: HU-ATT when applying for this position. Deadline for application is January 1, 2024, or until the position is filled. GBLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences to apply.

GBLS values diversity and encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.