Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the free civil legal services provider for low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts, seeks a housing attorney to work in its Fitchburg office. 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. The attorney will have significant client contact, will engage in community outreach and education in north Worcester County, and will work closely with community partners. The attorney will spend at least one day each week in CLA's Worcester office and will need reliable transportation.
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Mass.
Bar or eligible to sit for next Mass.
Bar examination or entitlement to practice under a Mass. practice rule is required. Experience in landlord-tenant work strongly preferred as is fluency in Spanish or Vietnamese. Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important.
Please submit cover letter and resume to the link provided. If you are unable to apply electronically, please send your resume and cover letter to Eileen Messier, Human Resources Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. EOE.
Community Legal Aid & Affiliate