PREDATORY LENDING/FORECLOSURE PREVENTION/EVICTION DEFENSE PROJECT
Positions Available: The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC) seeks to hire two attorneys in the practice areas of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention, and/or post- foreclosure eviction defense. Collaborating with LSC’s team of experienced attorneys and dedicated law student interns, the attorneys will represent clients living in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood, a community experiencing the ongoing harms of the foreclosure crisis but underserved by legal advocacy resources. The attorneys will help to build upon and extend LSC’s innovative work in fighting predatory lending practices, foreclosures, and post-foreclosure evictions. In addition to providing direct legal services, the attorneys will also engage in community outreach, interact with partner organizations, and participate in coalitions. The positions represent a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School’s clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching law office, and practice in a burgeoning area of state and national importance. Salary is commensurate with experience. The positions are available immediately and are for an initial two-year appointment. The possibility of reappointment after two years depends on the availability of funding and project needs.
Minimum Requirements: J.D. degree, relevant legal experience, and Massachusetts bar admission or admission to another state bar so that the applicant can practice under Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.
To Apply: Applications must be submitted via Harvard University’s Human Resources website: http://www.employment.harvard.edu/careers/findingajob/. Applicants who earned a J.D. within the past three years should apply for the position designated as Clinical Fellow (ID #28308BR). Applicants who earned a J.D. more than three years ago should apply for the position designated as Staff Attorney (ID# 28311BR).
About the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School: Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in the City of Boston, we are a community-based clinical law program of Harvard Law School. We provide essential civil legal services to low- and moderate-income residents of nearby neighborhoods, including the adjacent communities of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roslindale. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical legal needs of the community. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting-edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within a public interest law setting. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, and pursue with passion our twin goals of teaching law students and advocating for clients.
Further information about the Legal Services Center is available at www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/lsc/.