Job Title:
Long Term Temporary Staff Attorney – Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services
Greater Boston Legal Services
Boston, MA
Position Description:
GBLS is an AA/EO/Handicapped accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.

GBLS has an opening for a long term temporary staff attorney at its Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CASLS) office which serves Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Woburn, and Winchester. This position is available in July 2018 and is expected to last one year.

Salary is based on a union scale. Generous benefits package. Candidates should submit cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to: Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at Please refer to Job Code: CASLS-LTTAtty when applying for this position. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2018.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The staff attorney’s responsibilities will include the full range of housing and state and federal public benefits work at CASLS. The housing work will include representing tenants facing eviction in local district and housing courts and may include representing individual tenants facing Section 8 terminations and tenant groups seeking to preserve the affordability of their housing. The staff attorney will also handle some EA shelter terminations/denials, SSI/SSDI hearings, and denials and terminations of SNAP, EAEDC, TAFDC, and MassHealth. The responsibilities may involve administrative advocacy and legislative work on housing and/or public benefits issues.
Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
Candidate must be admitted to the Mass. Bar with no more than 5 years of legal experience. Knowledge of housing law is required and some eviction trial/motion experience is preferred. Experience in federal (SSI/SSDI) and/or state benefits (TAFDC, EAEDC, SNAP, EA shelter, MassHealth) is required. Fluency in Spanish or Haitian/Creole is preferred but not required.
Application Deadline
Application Requirements
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Who should be contacted for further information on this opportunity?
Sonia Marquez

Yahaira Ortiz

(617) 603-1805

197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
United States
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