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Staff Attorney - Medical-Legal Partnership Duties: Work within Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) project to address the legal needs of low-income patients at Regional Medical Center. Will work representing and advising patients and families who are referred to the MLP by their medical provider. Will also consult with medical providers on patientsâ€™ legal needs and train medical providers to identify and address common legal issues. Will work across legal and practice disciplines, priority areas of legal practice will include access to health care, public benefits, education, housing, and kinship care issues. Conduct outreach and provide training to health care providers on a broad range of legal issues, including identification of legal needs. Work collaboratively with health care providers to identify and address the most important problems that impact their low-income patients. Engage with low-income patient communities to devise and seek systemic solutions to health care access, education, housing, kinship care and other legal needs. Utilize Projectâ€™s case management and timekeeping systems and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements and reporting needs. Collaborate with partners including the volunteer lawyers, private attorneys, other legal aid providers and interested parties and organizations addressing the legal needs of low-income persons. Participate in meetings with MLP partners and participate in administrative duties related MLP program management such as preparing reports of activities.
Qualification and Experience
Candidate should be culturally competent and have demonstrated experience working with low-income client communities, communities of color, limited English and persons with disabilities. Bi-lingual Spanish is a strongly preferred. Washington State Bar Association membership in good standing, the ability to acquire membership through reciprocity, or ability to take the next Washington Bar exam is required. Demonstrated experience and/or connection to NJPâ€™s client communities is preferred. Professional, personal and/or service experience allow them to contribute to and support the legal aid communityâ€™s commitment to race equity is of interest.
Application deadline: January 26, 2018
Send letter of interest, current resume and case or advocacy examples.
Company infoKaren Holland