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POSITION: Bilingual Paralegal – Housing and Appeals

DAYS/HOURS:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch  

REPORTS TO: Supervising Attorney  

LOCATION: Remote/7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110*

STATUS: Full-time, non-Exempt

SALARY: $47,000

*This position will be remote until the office re-opens for in-person operations.


This position requires fluency in English and Spanish. Please be advised that selected candidates will be required to take a Spanish Language Proficiency exam.

This application will remain open until the position has been filled.

 

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SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Housing and Appeals unit paralegal supports our busy team working on multiple legal projects, including legal clinics and Call Center support. The paralegals will manage both legal and administrative functions of these units, including meeting and following up with staff and clients, communicating with other members of the team internally and externally, providing support to the call center on a rotating basis, and other duties as necessary to carry out the mission of the organization. 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certification program
  • Fluency in Spanish and English – oral and written            

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Heavy use of computer programs and applications
  • Ability to communicate in person, by telephone, and by computer
  • Ability to travel to various locations in Greater Boston
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Ability to collect and present information
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Reliable and organized
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Compassionate and able to work with low-income populations and be sensitive to their legal needs and socioeconomic status
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Zoom
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently
  • Ability to navigate through the Internet, research, and locate and interpret information
  • Able to learn new computer software and systems quickly

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the organization’s programs and projects and substantive areas of law, especially those substantive areas of law in which you will be assisting clients
  • Handle day-to-day case management administrative functions
  • Attend weekly legal clinics and case review meetings
  • Transcribe/document case updates and next action steps during meetings for cases
  • Provide intake support at the call center twice per month.
  • Attend weekly meetings and transcribe information discussed at legal unit meetings
  • Attend trainings as needed for professional development
  • Participate in other assigned projects, as needed, to continue the VLP mission

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

POSITION: Temporary Housing Staff Attorney – COVID Eviction Legal Help Project (CELHP)

DAYS/HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch  

REPORTS TO: Amy Anthony, Supervising Attorney

LOCATION: 7 Winthrop Square, Boston, MA and Remote

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

SALARY/WAGES: Starting at $60,000 commensurate with experience

 

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SUMMARY OF POSITION:   

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) seeks a temporary staff attorney for a special project addressing COVID-19 related evictions. The staff attorney work in VLP’s housing unit to represent tenants facing eviction as a result of COVID-19. The staff attorney will mentor pro bono attorneys, supervise interns who support the housing unit, and identify appropriate referrals as well as staff and supervise volunteers at weekly Lawyer for the Day and Answer & Discovery clinics. The staff attorney may also plan and conduct trainings and perform outreach. Fluency in a second language is preferred, specifically Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese, or Vietnamese as a large percentage of our client population is limited English proficient.  

 

All work will be done virtually until September.  In September, VLP expects to return to a hybrid of remote and in-person work.  The staff attorney must be able to be present in-person in court and the VLP office. This is a grant-funded position through December 31, 2021. Extension beyond this date is contingent on the availability of funding. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Admission to and good standing in Massachusetts bar
  • Experience in Landlord/Tenant law and Summary Process

PREFERRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Experience with Legal Server case management software
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and serving low-income populations and communities
  • Supervision experience
  • Fluency in Spanish

 

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to absorb and retain new information quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to excel working independently and within a team
  • Ability to learn and navigate computer, case management software, and phone systems
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to various client situations and changes in program procedures
  • Strong data entry and typing skills
  • Ability to manage stress and identify self-care as needed
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve quickly
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate over the phone, by computer, and in person
  • Ability to use a computer several hours per day

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Represent clients in housing cases in various courts
  • Staff VLP housing clinics
  • Identify appropriate cases for referral to pro bono attorneys
  • Recruit, train and mentor interns and pro bono attorneys in housing cases
  • Other program duties as assigned

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

VLP is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, national origin, veteran status, and military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.

To be considered, candidates applying for permanent positions must be authorized for permanent employment in the United States.