Staff Attorney – Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CASLS)

  • October 18, 2021 7:43 am
  • Boston, USA, North America


Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.


GBLS has an opening for a staff attorney at its Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CASLS) office which serves Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Woburn, and Winchester.  CASLS is a small supportive neighborhood office with a strong track record of success in the communities we serve.  This is a new position with an anticipated start date as soon as possible.


The staff attorney’s responsibilities include representing tenants facing eviction in local district and housing courts, representing tenants facing Section 8 terminations, and representing tenant groups seeking to preserve the affordability of their housing.  The responsibilities will also involve collaboration with community agencies/tenant groups and administrative advocacy and maybe legislative work on housing issues.


Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Mass. Bar and have between one and five years of legal experience.  Some trial/motion experience is required.  Knowledge of federal or Mass. housing law is preferred.


Annual salary is based on a union scale with a range from $61,500 to $67,500 (for steps 1 through 5).  GBLS offers a generous benefits package and paid time off policy. The attorney will work out of the GBLS Cambridge office.  However, at present due to COVID-19, work is handled both remotely and in the office.


Candidates should submit cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to the GBLS Human Resources Team via e-mail at jobs@gbls.orgPlease refer to Job Code: CASLS-Housing Atty when applying for this position.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to submit applications by October 15, 2021.


GBLS values diversity and encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.