Legal Aid Housing Law Staff Attorney
Company: Community Legal Aid & Affiliate
Posted on: September 25, 2022
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 Worcester office in
central Massachusetts. 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. Some grant reporting
will be required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Law students currently in their third year of law
school, recent law school graduates, and more experienced attorneys
are eligible to apply. Applicants should have a demonstrated
commitment to poverty law and social justice work. Experience
working with diverse communities, strong interpersonal skills, and
an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important.
Experience in landlord-tenant work, including law school clinical
experience, preferred. Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese and/or
Vietnamese a plus.
COMPENSATION: The starting salary for this position is $62,500,
which is based on a union scale and adjusted upward depending on
experience. CLA offers a very generous benefits package that
includes 401(k) with employer-paid contribution; low-cost health
insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their
dependents; malpractice insurance; paid leave (4 weeks vacation, 3
personal days, 12 sick days, and 13 holidays); and relocation
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online. Alternatively, you can
submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail to
Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 370
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
CLA has a hybrid workplace and requires all employees to be fully
vaccinated for Covid or undergo weekly testing.
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