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ProfileAmeriCorps Member Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney Duties: Will offer trainings for health providers and comprehensive legal assistance for low-income patients at partnering hospital or health clinic serving primarily Alaska Native and Native American individuals. By focusing on cases that promote income growth, housing stability, and personal safety, the MLP uses legal advocacy as a tool to address social determinants of health. Will provide direct legal assistance to low-income patients at the Tanana Chiefs Conferenceâ€™s Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center. Areas of legal advocacy include public benefits, housing, special education, domestic violence, elder law, family law, and consumer law. Will be an attorney authorized to practice in state and/or tribal court, and before administrative agencies. Will be responsible for providing periodic trainings and presentations to providers at medical facilities, as well as for regularly consulting with medical providers. Work independently at their local location, members will be part of a national collaborative network of members to improve social determinants of health for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Will attend the week-long MLP Boot Camp in Albuquerque, NM. Will train each member on vision of the project and arm each member with the tools to nurture each new attorney-hospital partnership. Each member will have a local litigation supervisor for day-to-day activities. Project support will be provided by the Project Director, including monthly conference calls, and updates.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree /Law Graduate. Alaska Bar membership or eligibility for Rule 43 waiver. Legal experience assisting persons with low incomes (may include student legal clinics, internships). Knowledge of the legal issues impacting persons with low incomes. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts. Prior experience in managing independent projects or assignments. Computer Proficiency.
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Alaska Legal Services Corporation
1016 West Sixth Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501-1963