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Legal Assistant The candidate provides assistance to attorneys and advocates who represent low-income clients with HIV and/or mental health issues on income and health insurance benefits. Assists with following claims throughout the process. Assists with filing appropriate paperwork and obtaining supporting medical evidence. Screens clients for program eligibility and schedules intakes. Assists program staff with case preparation for appeals before Administrative Law Judges or other tribunals, including filing documents for appeals process and obtaining supporting medical evidence. Assists the program staff in maintaining confidential client files. Maintains benefits status database. Calendars deadlines and assists program staff in meeting deadlines. Coordinates administrative tasks and provides logistical support for the program as assigned. Must have experience in legal assistance combined with administrative and computer skills. Bilingual and bicultural (Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian or Arabic) is highly desirable. Ability to be sensitive to and work well with low-income individuals, people with psychiatric disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, people of color, active drug users, people with a history of homelessness or incarceration, and people in the LGBT community is essential. Familiarity with mental health issues, HIV/AIDS, and state and federal laws regarding disability benefits are preferred. Knowledge of Harm Reduction theory and practice as applied to legal services is preferred.
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