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Government and Government Relations Attorney in San Francisco, CA

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Company name

PRC (formerly Positive Resource Center)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


USA San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Aug 10,2018

Posted on

Aug 09,2018

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Supervising Attorney Responsibilities: Assumes responsibility for the program in the absence of the Managing Legal Director. Supervises, evaluates, and trains designated staff attorneys in the according to the organizational chart with support from the Managing Legal Director. Supervises legal work of the programs. Develops, leads, and supervises trainings, outreach events, and meetings. Resolves client conflicts and complaints. Assumes responsibilities for emergency drop-ins, intakes, hearings, and case reassignments. Works with Managing Legal Director and Director of Quality Assurance to ensure the fulfillment of programmatic goals, such as units of service, number of intakes, trainings and community outreach. Performs individual assessment of needs related to disability benefits and healthcare access. Helps identify and assist in breaking barriers to benefits, including accessing medical care, health insurance, treatments, and psychiatric and/or psychological evaluations. Works with clients using a Harm Reduction approach. Provides direct legal assistance and representation to clients. Helps clients apply for public benefits (SSI, SSDI, CAPI, etc.), and/or handles other healthcare access and benefits-related issues. Performs intakes and conducts outreach to engage and re-engage clients in the pursuit of disability benefits. Follows claims throughout the application process. Advocates for clients with Social Security Administration, disability analysts, and other governmental or private entities. Files appropriate paperwork and develops/obtains evidence. Prepares cases for appeal and appears before Administrative Law Judges or other judicial bodies. Files documents for appeals process. Develops/obtains supporting medical evidence. Performs legal research. Writes pre- and post-hearings legal briefs. Prepares clients for testimony. Represents clients at hearings. Cross examines experts. Appeals unfavorable decisions. Creates and maintains confidential client files detailing documents and laws/policies reviewed, correspondence prepared on behalf of the client, and case progress. Updates and maintains client records in case management and billing system. Plans, develops, and presents trainings for staff, consumers, and providers. Participates in community meetings and forums. Identifies and analyzes changes in public benefits and healthcare laws and policies that affect people living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable populations at the local, state and federal levels. Collects and analyzes data, produces and presents reports. Assists with special projects as necessary.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Active member of the CA State Bar. 2+ years of experience in Social Security law, or 4 years of full-time legal work experience. Advanced skills in one-on-one public benefits advocacy and representation. Demonstrated ability in management, supervision, and training. Demonstrated ability in addressing escalated client situations. Superior skill in database management and file maintenance. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team. Advanced knowledge in benefits counseling related to HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, and state and federal disability benefits. 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. Advanced knowledge of mental health, HIV/AIDS, homelessness issues, and state and federal programs related to disability benefits and healthcare access (OA-HIPP, ADAP, SSI, SSDI, Covered California, Medi-Cal, Medicare). Knowledge of harm reduction theory and practice as applied to legal services preferred. Bilingual and bicultural (Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese or Russian) highly desirable.

Additional info

Send a resume and cover letter. Job Code: “PRCSSA718”

Company info

Chuan Teng
PRC (formerly Positive Resource Center)
785 Market St.
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103