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Mark Stern is an attorney and mediator. He attended Brown University and Harvard Law School in the 1960's. He trained as a mediator at the Community Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge.

Attorney Stern has practiced private, public-interest law for nearly fifty years. He specializes in labor, employment, union democracy and workplace discrimination cases; cases concerning housing, housing discrimination, tenant’s rights and tenants’ organizations; and personal injury and student’s rights.

Formerly, he was a Clinical Law Teacher for the New England School of Law, a Political Science Instructor at Wellesley College, and Director of Housing, Education and Family Services for the Mayor's Office of Human Rights of the City of Boston. He organized and acted as Counsel for the Tenants First Coalition in the 1970's, and has represented, among others, Local Unions of the United Electrical Workers and Teamsters.

In 2019 he was awarded the first Champion of Justice Award by the Massachusetts Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). He is a founding member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and a member of its International [Human Rights] Committee. His current or recent activities have included working with the Massachusetts CAIR, and the Association for Union Democracy on litigation. He also serves on the Somerville Homeless Coalition Race Committee. Previously his activities have included being on the Board of Directors of the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, working with the Somerville Human Rights Commission, and being a member of the Labor and Employment Committee of the National Lawyer’s Guild. He also served on the Advisory Board for Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Somerville Project, and the Workers’ Rights Advisory Board of Massachusetts Jobs with Justice.

He has contributed articles on issues of race and the law to the Somerville Journal and the Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly, and articles about his practice and cases have been featured in both papers and the Boston Globe.





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