Job Details

Legal Counsel

Company name

The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative (MEJI)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Mar 17, 2020

Valid Through

Jun 30, 2020

Posted on

Jan 11, 2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 46000 to 55000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Lansing, MI, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Health Care >> Health Care
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Legal Counsel
Duties: Provide consultation and support to state and local ombudsman staff and legal services attorneys representing residents in licensed long term care settings; Assist in the performance of its official duties including complaint resolution and systems advocacy to protect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents; Represent residents of long term care facilities in administrative advocacy and some litigation concerning guardianship, involuntary discharge proceedings, benefits, individual rights, and other issues; Assist the and local ombudsman staff if any legal action is brought or threatened against them for actions taken in the course of their professional duties; Promote access to legal services for long term care consumers; Work closely with staff to coordinate advocacy for long term care consumers with elder abuse prevention efforts and other work on behalf of long term care consumers; and, Provide statewide education and support to lawyers, providers, advocates, and others regarding the rights and interests of long term care consumers.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: must be attorneys licensed to practice in Michigan or be eligible to waive in. 3+ years’ experience is required. Excellent research and writing skills, an interest in systemic advocacy, some litigation experience, great people skills, good judgment, and an ability to juggle multiple responsibilities. Experience advocating for long term care consumers or other vulnerable populations is preferred. Must be able to travel in-state and out-of-state with limited overnight stays.
The position is open until filled; applications received by January 21, 2019 will receive priority.

Additional info

Send resume with a cover letter.

Company info

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

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