Staff Attorney – Consumer Rights Unit – Greater Boston Legal Services

GBLS is an AA/EO/accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) seeks to hire an attorney to fill a position in the Consumer Rights Unit funded under a generous contribution made by Harmonix of Cambridge.

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 is required. In addition to litigation, the attorney will assist in community education and outreach activities, legislative and other advocacy efforts on behalf of clients.

Requirements: Admission to the Massachusetts Bar or comity with no more than five years of legal experience. The preferred candidate will possess excellent analytical, writing, research and litigation skills; the ability to work both independently and with a team; written and oral fluency in Spanish; and have a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services to low-income clients.

Salary is based on union scale. GBLS provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance and student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys. Candidates should submit letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources via email at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to job code: CR-ATT when applying for this position. Deadline is April 11, 2019 or until position is filled.