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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Staff Attorney Duties: Represents clients in individual cases in addition to participating in larger. â€œsystems changeâ€ complex litigation. Engages in advocacy with state officials and agency staff on a wide range of issues affecting individuals with disabilities. Provides supervision, consultation, and advice to advocacy and paralegal staff. Develop and maintain expertise in complex and overlapping areas of law specific to the protection and advancement of the rights of individuals with disabilities. Interact with people with disabilities. Engage appropriately with others, both internally and externally. Work collaboratively, collegially, and cooperatively across teams, units, and departments. Occasionally work long hours and/or weekends. Record data into the agencyâ€™s database. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Conduct research and analyses of pertinent legal authority. Ensures effective advocacy and high quality representation of people with disabilities. Represents individual clients consistent with annual targets and. selection criteria including the development and implementation of all phases of case. strategies and activities including negotiation, mediation, representation in. administrative proceedings, and systemic advocacy and litigation. Provides advice and assistance to clients, including writing letters. and memoranda and drafting pleadings on behalf of clients. Analyzes fact patterns and issues raised by callers and presented by Intake staff and. provides information/assistance/referral as appropriate. Analyzes and interprets federal and state laws, rulings and regulations to stay abreast of. legal developments in disability law, and other related law/ethical fields. Analyzes statutes, regulations, and agency policies/procedures and drafts analysis and. comment, as appropriate, in collaboration with policy staff. Provides technical assistance to attorneys and advocates regarding the rights of. individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to substantial assistance to pro. bono attorneys. Assists in the planning and development of program priorities and. develops work plans. Prepares and reviews reports, amicus briefs, articles and special projects, drafts. legislation and proposed regulations, as assigned. Prepares written materials and conducts activities for the education and training of. consumers, coalition partners, professionals, staff, members of the. public, and others consistent with annual targets. Cultivates, develops and maintains relationships with subject area professionals and. advocates, including state officials and agency staff, providers, advocacy organizations,. pro bono attorneys, and community advocates. Represents at coalition meetings, public hearings, stakeholder. groups, and/or task forces Mentors interns and paralegals. Collaborates with and supports the work of other staff members, including sharing. expertise in substantive areas. Monitors institutions and other service providers, agencies, or settings, as required. Compiles information and prepares program activity reports for funding sources, and. assists in grant writing and administration when requested. Collaborates with other staff in the development of systemic activities as appropriate. Maintains complete and accurate records in case management. system consistent with agency policies and procedures.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Licensed to practice law or eligible and willing to take the next bar. exam. 0-5 yearsâ€™ experience practicing law. Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and protecting the rights of people. with disabilities Ability and willingness to seek and implement systemic change through legal and policy channels Strong work ethic. Effective interpersonal communication skills . Ability to organize and prioritize complex tasks.
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