Job Details

Legal Counsel

Company name

The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative (MEJI)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 08,2019

Valid Through

Nov 21,2019

Posted on

May 29,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Lansing, MI, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Counsel
The candidate provides advice and support to legal services lawyers and other advocates serving low income older adults and people with disabilities across the state. Represent residents of long term care facilities in administrative advocacy and litigation concerning guardianship, involuntary discharge proceedings, benefits, individual rights, and other issues. Assist the COP and local ombudsman staff if any legal action is brought or threatened against them for actions taken in the course of their professional duties. Provide consultation and support to state and local ombudsman staff and legal services attorneys representing residents in licensed settings. Promote access to legal services for long term care consumers. Assist in the COP’s performance of its official duties including complaint resolution and systems advocacy to protect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents. Work closely with firm staff to coordinate advocacy for long term care consumers with firm elder abuse prevention efforts and firm’s other work on behalf of long term care consumers. Provide statewide education and support to lawyers, providers, advocates, and others regarding the rights and interests of long term care consumers. Must be attorneys licensed to practice in Michigan or be eligible to waive in. Should have 5+ years’ experience. Excellent research and writing skills, an interest in systemic advocacy, great people skills, good judgment, and an ability to juggle multiple responsibilities is required. Experience advocating for long term care consumers or other older people and people with disabilities is strongly preferred. 5 years’ experience is essential.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative (MEJI)
15851 S. US 27
Suite 73
Lansing, MI 48906