Staff Attorney – Long-term Temporary – Housing Unit – 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’ experience for a long-term temporary position for 1 year, possibly renewable for an extension of up to 1 additional year. The attorney will work in the Housing Unit in litigation representing tenants who are facing eviction. 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, advocating for clients to be in shelter, 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. Evening meetings at community organizations are required. (Note that these meetings are currently all via video conference).

Qualifications: Admission to or comity with the Massachusetts Bar or MA SJC Rule 3:03 status is required. Prior housing law and/or trial experience is preferred. Experience working with community organizers and organized client groups is preferred. Attorneys with lived experience of displacement or housing instability are encouraged to apply. This position is for an attorney with 0-5 years’ experience. 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 preferred. 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 $59,000. GBLS offers a generous benefits package, 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 Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to Job Code: HU-LTT-ATT when applying for this position. Deadline is July 7, 2020 or until position is filled. GBLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.