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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Staff Attorney â€“ Consumer Rights Project Candidate will play a key role in the protection of consumer rights across a range of issues, but will have a primary focus on legal and advocacy issues related to medical and dental consumer debt. Focus on consumer rights advocacy including: legal representation in consumer-related civil litigation and administrative hearings; participation in high-impact projects involving systematic or policy issues affecting low-income individuals and families; undertaking negotiations on behalf of clients with debt collections agencies; maintaining expertise on a range of consumer and medical debt issues affecting low-income individuals; providing outreach and education to community groups; and assisting with some training and support of consumer and health hotline staff. Advocacy may include litigation and/or policy work in substantive legal areas other than consumer law as needed, depending on skills to be acquired, client needs, and program priorities.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: California Bar membership is required. Entry level attorney (0-5 yearsâ€™ experience) who is highly motivated and passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to people 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 or Mandarin bilingual skills strongly preferred. Will be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of clients in multiple forums. 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 people in crisis. Must possess: strong research, organizational, and analytical skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and the capacity to collaborate closely and successfully with community partners. Of critical importance is that the candidate be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin is preferred.
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