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MLRI has occasional need for law student and volunteer assistance.  When we do, we will post a general invitation below giving information about the steps you should take.

On more rare occasions, we have employment opportunities.  Any such opportunities will also be listed below giving complete details about the position and information about how to apply.

Unless otherwise noted applications will be reviewed as received & interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.   Qualified candidates should submit applications as early as possible. No telephone calls please.

 The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. MLRI strives for racial and ethnic diversity because it is critical both to achieving MLRI's mission and to operating in a way that is consistent with MLRI's organizational values. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Health Starts at Home Project Attorney

MLRI seeks a skilled attorney with litigation experience and a background in housing law and family homelessness issues to coordinate the legal team of a health-early education-legal project. 

About the Opportunity: In 2017, MLRI, Boston Children’s Hospital, Horizons for Homeless Children, and others, with a Health Starts at Home (HSAH) grant from The Boston Foundation (TBF), partnered to develop and launch an integrated, care-coordinated project (called “Mortar Between the Bricks”) to stabilize families with children who are experiencing housing insecurity and/or homelessness.  Along with child physical and psychosocial care provided by Children’s Hospital Primary Care at Martha Eliot Health Center, the Project partners are working together to provide housing stability, child development assessment and access to early education, and wraparound stabilization services and supports to participating low income families. This is a research project that is being evaluated by Health Resources in Action and the Urban Institute. Legal intervention is a key component of this project.  This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney interested in housing and health policy and research around the social determinants of health.

See the attached full description for details.


Adminstrative Assistant

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), a nationally-recognized nonprofit statewide poverty law and policy center, seeks an experienced, tech-savvy Administrative Assistant with strong organizational skills to assist in the day to day administrative operations of the organization. The position will report to the Director of Administration and Operations.

Primary Responsibilities (Note: Items outlined below are intended to describe the general nature of the work; it is not an exhaustive list of duties to be performed):

 1)    Provide general clerical and administrative support:

 2)    Serve as main office receptionist:

 3)    Assist Executive Director and Director of Development development-related administrative functions:

 4)    Perform special assignments or tasks as requested by the Executive Director.

See attached for a full description of this posting.