Housing Staff Attorney – Community Legal Aid

Community Legal Aid (CLA) is the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of central and western Massachusetts. CLA has over 140 dedicated, talented staff working across multiple offices. Our core work includes effective client-centered advocacy and robust outreach to and partnerships with our client communities.

CLA seeks a housing attorney to work in its Fitchburg office. The attorney will represent tenants in eviction cases, assist tenants facing denials or terminations from public and subsidized housing programs, and handle other housing-related matters. The attorney will regularly participate in a Housing Court lawyer-for-the day program. The attorney will have significant client contact, will engage in community outreach and education in northern Worcester County, and will work closely with community partners.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Admission to Mass. Bar or eligible to sit for next Mass. Bar examination (or July 2022 Mass. Bar Examination if applying as a third-year law student) or entitlement to practice under a Mass. practice rule is required. Experience in landlord-tenant work strongly preferred, as is fluency in Spanish. Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important.

Please submit cover letter and resume to avaughan@cla-ma.org or send to Alicia Vaughan, HR Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. CLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CLA encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Posted: 11/17/2021