The candidate must be admitted to the fair. Lawyer or courtesy with no more than 2 years of legal experience. A commitment to social justice and some legal experience in poverty law are required. Knowledge of housing law and/or federal (SSI/SSDI) and/or government (TAFDC, EAEDC, SNAP, EA protection, MassHealth) is preferred. Fluency in Spanish or Haitian/Creole is preferred, but not required. CASLS works closely with community organizations, government agencies, other legal advisory organizations and various service providers to better meet the needs of low-income clients in our service space. We provide training on housing and benefits issues to other groups, work closely with community organizations seeking policy change, and raise funds for homelessness prevention. For over 40 years, Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CASLS) has provided free legal assistance to low-income families and individuals residing in Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Woburn and Winchester. Let our team of lawyers help you! We offer you options so that you can choose the right solution for your personal situation.
We are your one-stop shop for all your small claims and landlord and tenant needs. NLS offers a comprehensive legal service in civil court and tenant cases. Start with a low monthly payment today. NLC provides cost-effective legal solutions to credit and debt problems. In August 1996, in response to significant cuts in federal funding for legal services and severe restrictions on advocacy methods and who can be served, CASLS merged with Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. (GBLS). This merger redesigned our legal services system to meet these new conditions and helped us maximize the level and forms of legal aid for low-income individuals in our service sector. Each week, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free legal assistance and representation in civil (non-criminal) matters to hundreds of some of the neediest residents of the City of Boston and 31 surrounding towns and villages. When they have nowhere else to go, low-income families and individuals, seniors and people with disabilities turn to GBLS for help in getting life`s most basic necessities.
To apply, you can call the main office during regular hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or come to the main office during walk-in opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. In case of emergency, a lawyer can see you the same day. Otherwise, you will receive an appointment with a lawyer for another day. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The responsibilities of the Staff Counsel span the full spectrum of state and federal housing and work at CASLS. Housing work includes representing tenants who appear in local district and housing courts and may include representing individual tenants facing Section 8 layoffs and groups of tenants seeking to maintain the affordability of their housing. Staff Counsel will also handle certain EA Shelter terminations/rejections, SSI/SSDI hearings, and SNAP, EAEDC, TAFDC and MassHealth denials and terminations. Responsibilities may include administrative advocacy and legislative work on housing and/or public service issues.
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They were always friendly and understanding. Candidates should send a cover letter, CV and short writing sample to: Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, by email at [email protected]. Please refer to the job code: CASLS-Atty when applying for this position. Applications are accepted until the position is filled, but candidates are encouraged to submit their application by August 20, with financial issues being the most common reason for security screening refusals. Our experienced lawyers will work on your behalf to ensure that your security clearance is maintained. Representation in individual cases often gives CASLS lawyers insight into systemic issues affecting their clients. With this insight and hands-on experience, CASLS advocates engage in legislative advocacy, administrative advocacy, and tenant and other groups seeking policy change. CASLS helps clients in our service area access some of life`s most basic necessities. These include: Salary is based on a union scale. Generous set of services. National Legal was nothing but excellent in the service they provided me.
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