The COVID Eviction Legal Help Project is accepting applications for Staff Attorney (along with more senior supervisory attorney roles) positions to provide legal support and representation to income eligible tenants in Massachusetts facing eviction due to the impact of COVID-19. This is a grant-funded position through June 30, 2021. Extension of an additional nine months of employment beyond this date is contingent on the availability of funding.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The COVID Eviction Legal Help Project was formed to expand the capacity of existing legal aid organizations in Massachusetts to respond to the increased evictions with the lifting of the Massachusetts eviction moratorium. Teams of non-lawyer advocates and lawyers will be hired by local legal aid programs and guided by a supervising attorney to provide support and legal representation at different stages of the eviction process. Staff attorneys will be an integral part of this statewide initiative.
SUMMARY OF THE STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION
The Staff Attorney reports to a supervising attorney, and is tasked with providing legal information, assistance, and representation of tenants facing eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS
Compensation, including benefits, is competitive, depending on experience.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in PDF. Positions are available at six legal aid organizations across the state: Greater Boston Legal Services, Community Legal Aid, De Novo Center for Justice and Healing, MetroWest Legal Services, Northeast Legal Aid, and South Coastal Counties Legal Services.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.