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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
House seeks deputy chief legal counsel

newsfromcourtsApplications are now being accepted for the position of deputy chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

The deputy counsel assists the counsel to the House of Representatives in providing legal counsel to the 160 members and approximately 500 appointed staff of the House on complex legal and policy matters, including constitutional issues, legislative drafting, conflict of interest compliance, employment law, litigation procurement ethics, legislation, and management issues that arise related to the operations of the House. The deputy counsel performs significant legal research and assists the counsel with the day-to-day operations of the counsel's office.

Required qualifications include five to seven years of experience in the practice of law with an emphasis on employment law, experience conducting or participating in workplace-related investigations, and a solid understanding of federal and state anti-discrimination and equal opportunity laws. 

Interested candidates are asked to contact James Kennedy at for additional information and the full job description.