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Job Summary:

An LCD staff attorney provides high quality legal services to low-income people with disabilities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The staff attorney will primarily staff LCD’s Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Initiative. The staff attorney will provide on-site legal services at one or more of LCD’s MLP sites, host community outreach and education events, and assist with general telephone intake. The staff attorney will also assist clients through LCD’s Housing Initiative by providing direct representation to low-income tenants.


Essential Duties:

The staff attorney will provide legal representation to LCD’s client population in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility. This includes interviewing clients, conducting research, preparing legal documents, negotiating case resolutions, discovery and motion practice, and providing direct representation in both administrative and civil court proceedings. The staff attorney will provide training and support to medical providers and hospital staff at the MLP site on substantive legal issues. The attorney will supervise, train, and support legal interns and other student interns. The ideal candidate has litigation experience with a working knowledge of one or more of the following substantive areas: SSI/SSDI, landlord/tenant law, family law, public benefits, and advance planning documents.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct legal services to clients including advice, administrative advocacy, in-court representation, and referrals as needed
  • Prepare training material and presentation for health care partners and community members
  • Create analytical and quantitative assessments of the MLP project
  • Present at community outreach events in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties
  • Participate in a working group within the public interest community, advocacy group, or a community-based organization
  • Participate in other activities related to LCD’s mission including community education, writing of publishable materials, and submissions for presentations at professional conferences
  • Publish community education materials
  • Take on other duties and tasks as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Admission to the PA Bar required
  • Sensitivity to the special needs of individuals with disabilities
  • Strong organizational, legal, writing, and administrative skills required.
  • A proven interest in the intersection of the law, health, policy, and the needs of low-income people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Able to establish effective working relationships with a variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds
  • Organized, able to prioritize work, plan and problem-solve, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Spanish fluency a plus


Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

The LCD staff attorney will be primarily staffing one or more of LCD’s MLP sites. As such, the LCD staff attorney must be flexible and adaptable to the changing environments at the MLP site. The job requires travel to legal proceedings, client home visits, community meetings, travel between the MLP site and main office, and other locations.


LCD is a Pennsylvania not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing free legal services to low-income persons with physical disabilities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties. Legal Clinic for the Disabled is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. LCD does not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, genetics, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, LCD complies with all applicable state and local laws, governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Job Summary:

An LCD staff attorney provides high quality legal services to low-income people with disabilities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The staff attorney will primarily staff LCD’s Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP…

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    A Tiempo Completo
  • Educación
    Judicatura

Compensación

This position provides health benefits, access to a retirement plan, and generous vacation and holiday time.

This position provides health benefits, access to a retirement plan, and generous vacation and holiday time.

Ubicación

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1513 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States

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Please provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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