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Staff Attorney (Lincoln Health, Education & Law Project)

Company name

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Lincoln, NE

Date Last Verified

Jan 31,2018

Posted on

Jan 30,2018
Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
Education >> Education
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Staff Attorney (Lincoln Health, Education & Law Project) Duties: To provide effective and efficient representation to clients and staff on site hours at hospitals contracted under Aid of Project. Handles a case load: evaluates potential cases to determine acceptance and extent of representation; identifies and father other information to assist in determining case acceptance; formulates legal opinions and recommendations based on investigation, interview and legal research; represents clients in all aspects of their cases, including, preparation of pleadings, research, discovery, negotiations, settlement, litigation and appeal, if appropriate and approved, educates clients regarding their legal options and consequences of each, as well as processes and procedures involved in representing the client’s interests. Staffs on site hours at hospitals contracted under Aid Project as assigned by the Managing Attorney. Assists in community outreach efforts including presenting to support groups, medical professionals and other staff as occasionally requested by the medical facilities or required by contract or grant. Complies with contractually mandated credentialing requirements, including but not limited to, training required by each medical facility; proof of immunizations; mandatory drug testing; criminal background checks and any other requirements that may become part of contractual obligations under the Project. Maintains knowledge of the current developments in the various substantive areas of law as they affect Aid’s clients and the client community in which the individual attorney practices. Correctly applies and complies with policies, procedures and mission statement and assists in implementing firm goals. Complies with LSC Regulations and records keeping in all the cases the individual Associate Attorney handles and activities in which the individual Associate Attorney is involved. Performs other duties as assigned by Supervising Attorney.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Must be admitted to Nebraska Bar or out-of-state bar with pending waiver application to Nebraska Bar. Good research, writing, litigation and communication skills. We are looking for an attorney to provide legal services to hospital patients that include: completion of health care and other decision-making delegation forms; assistance with applying for or maintaining state and federal public benefits; assistance related to social and environmental legal issues such as violence prevention, domestic violence and lead poisoning and simple wills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid of Nebraska
941 O Street
Suite 825
Lincoln, NE 68508

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