Community Legal Aid & Affiliate
  • Worcester, MA, USA
  • Full Time

Community Legal Aid (CLA), the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and elderly clients in Central and Western Massachusetts, seeks an attorney to join an enthusiastic, skillful team to work on housing discrimination matters. 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.

The staff attorney will be based in CLA's Worcester office and will raise fair housing claims on behalf of tenants filing affirmative cases, defending against evictions, and seeking to access or maintain public and subsidized housing. The attorney will regularly participate in CLA's housing court lawyer-for-the day program. The attorney will also assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports.

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Mass. Bar or entitlement to practice under a Mass. practice rule is required. Minimum two years experience in fair housing and/or landlord-tenant work required. Fluency in another language strongly preferred, as is 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 resumes to: avaughan@cla-ma.org, or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 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 experiences.

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