Staff Attorney, Consumer Rights Unit – 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 to work in our Consumer Rights Unit. The attorney will represent low-income clients in a variety of consumer matters and will undertake major litigation that will strengthen consumers’ rights. Areas include: debt collection cases, including overseeing and participating in our Debt Collection Lawyer for the Day Program; credit repair; FDCPA cases; unfair and deceptive practices; foreclosure defense; mortgage and property scam cases; consumer scam cases; reverse mortgage and tax foreclosure issues; and student loan issues. Representation may include litigation in a variety of state courts as well as federal court and bankruptcy court, on both individual and systemic cases. Familiarity with debt collection, foreclosure, FDCPA, credit repair, bankruptcy, consumer issues and general litigation experience a plus. In addition to litigation, the attorney will assist in community education and outreach activities, and legislative and other advocacy efforts on behalf of clients.
Qualifications: Admission to the Massachusetts Bar or comity. The preferred candidate will possess excellent analytical, writing, research and litigation skills; the ability to work both independently and with a team; have some experience in consumer law; and have a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services to low-income clients. Strong leadership skills and ability to develop new areas of litigation is a plus. Ability to speak a language spoken by our client population is preferred but not required.
Salary is based on a union scale, which begins at $70,000 for an attorney with less than one year of experience. GBLS offers a generous benefits package and a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys.
Candidates should submit letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to the Human Resources Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to job code: CRU-ATT-LTT when applying for this position. Deadline for application is March 17, 2022 or until position is filled, with applications to be reviewed on a rolling basis.
GBLS values diversity and encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.