GRADE: 7

UNIT: Exempt 

SALARY RANGE: $50,632.96 – $59,338.94

ABOUT THE JOB: Reporting to the General Counsel or his/her designee, the candidate assists BHA’s attorneys with: civil trial preparation tasks with particular focus on housing and landlord-tenant matters; fact investigations; legal research and writing; and attendance at court and other proceedings. The candidate responds to day-to-day inquiries from BHA staff, BHA tenants, and outside and opposing counsel with regard to BHA litigation matters; and assists with Legal Department sponsored training of BHA non-legal staff as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares housing and landlord-tenant cases for litigation or other proceedings by: compiling all necessary case materials; drafting and responding to discovery, motions, briefs, and memoranda; compiling and preparing exhibits, preparing and submitting documents for hard-copy and electronic-filing with courts and administrative agencies; interviewing witnesses; researching issues of law; and investigating issues of fact.
  • As needed and in similar manner, prepares other civil litigation matters such as contract and construction disputes, discrimination claims, and real estate-related cases for litigation or other proceedings.
  • Assists BHA attorneys at court and administrative proceedings.
  • Represents the Legal Department at BHA internal meetings as directed.
  • Communicates routinely with BHA personnel on the status of matters handled and responds to questions.
  • Uses database for recording activities and actions taken in each matter. Compiles statistics on matters from database or other sources. Compiles and prepares reports on matters handled and related information.       Organizes and maintains files and records
  • Prepares necessary materials for and communicates with BHA’s constable. Reviews and verifies the accuracy of constable billings and processes payments.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the General Counsel or his/her designee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Paralegal degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, or the equivalent in the form of credits toward a law degree, or two years of practical experience working as a paralegal in a law office. Excellent written, computer research, oral communication and organizational skills. Paralegal experience in the field of litigation and/or in housing or landlord-tenant law is preferred.

https://bostonhousing.org/en/Job-Postings/Paralegal-II-Litigation-(Updated).aspx