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Staff Attorney, MLCP/HCC (Medical Legal Community Partnership/Health Consumer Center) The candidate will play a key role in the delivery and coordination of services through this one of a kind project, bringing crucial legal support to the most vulnerable patients within the County health system who encounter legal problems. Develop broad legal expertise in the various substantive legal areas. Play an active role in the implementation of the project including assisting in the development of processes and protocols; Collaborate with WPC staff, healthcare providers, and other legal partners including through attendance in monthly clinical case review meetings; Provide substantive support to paralegal staff triaging technical assistance and direct client assistance requests; Serve as an escalation point for WPC staff or legal partners to address issues related to technical assistance and direct client referrals; Participate in reporting efforts to track data and outcomes obtained through the MLP-LA project; Conduct process, skills, and substantive trainings of WPC staff; Maintain an active caseload composed of technical assistance requests from WPC staff, special emergency patient referrals, and representation to other patients referred through the MLP-LA project. Advocacy may include informal, administrative, litigation and/or policy work on a wide variety of substantive legal areas impacting the social determinants of health.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: California Bar membership is required. 0-5 years’ experience who is highly motivated and passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis. Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, healthcare providers, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public. Background in substantive legal areas impacting impoverished communities and experience working with low-income organizations and client groups preferred. Spanish bilingual skills strongly preferred. Must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. Must have: strong research, organizational, and analytical skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and the capacity to collaborate closely and successfully with healthcare and legal partners. Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual Spanish proficiency is preferred.
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