Staff Attorney Housing Law Center

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Application Period: From Tue, August 29, 2023 to Sat, September 30, 2023

Position Description: Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc., a statewide program with its principal office in Providence, seeks one staff attorney to work in its Housing Stability Project (HSP), a Project of the RILS Housing Law Center dedicated to eviction defense, preventing homelessness, and assisting those facing housing insecurity.

Responsibilities include Representation of eligible Individuals and families who are being evicted or at imminent risk of homelessness and who are facing court eviction proceedings; frequent court appearances; participate in educational forums and with community groups related to housing law; collaborate with community agencies and groups addressing issues of homelessness; develop familiarity with other areas of poverty law that are relevant to housing law practice.
Salary: 60K to 100K Commensurate with relevant legal experience in accordance with Union Contract. Excellent fringe benefits, including, health insurance, dental insurance, 403 (b), four weeks paid vacation, 13 paid holidays each year, and loan forgiveness after 2 years’ service.

Send resume to:
Nicola Carrara, Manager
Human Resources and Program Support Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.
56 Pine Street – Suite 400 Providence, Rhode Island 02903 Email: [email protected]
Office: 401.633.9191

RHODE ISLAND LEGAL SERVICES, INC. will not discriminate or permit discrimination against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, intellectual disability, learning disability, mental disability or physical disability including, but not limited to, blindness, (unless such disability, even with reasonable accommodation, prevents the applicant from being able to perform the work involved), or in any manner prohibited by the laws of the United States or of the State of Rhode Island. Further, RHODE ISLAND LEGAL SERVICES, INC. will not retaliate against or condone retaliation against any person or group of persons who oppose actions, treatment or conduct that they believe to be discriminatory.

Date of Posting: August 29, 2023

Requirements for Hiring: Qualifications: Admission to Rhode Island Bar or Bar of any other state required; Candidates admitted to Bar of another state must be willing to take the next Rhode Island Bar exam. Spanish speaking ability preferred.

Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience

Positions Available: 1


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