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Staff Attorney / Senior Staff Attorney

Híbrido, O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Oakland, CA

Detalhes

Tipo de Emprego:Tempo Integral
Data de Início:31 de julho de 2024
Educação:Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Nível de Experiência:Mid-level
Salário:USD $77.250 - $85.000 / ano

Descrição

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)

Ensuring the independence and dignity of seniors by protecting their legal rights through

education, counseling, and advocacy


Open Position: Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney


LAS is looking for a Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney to join our legal team. We are looking for someone who is excited about working with the underserved older adult population in our community. The ideal candidate will have compassion, patience and the intellectual curiosity required to provide excellent legal services to our clients.

The Agency: Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) provides legal services to older adults throughout Alameda County on matters pertaining to prevention of elder abuse, public benefits, housing, guardianships of minors, naturalization, limited conservatorships, conservatorships, consumer, home and community-based services and health law. LAS is also the County HICAP provider, offering individual counseling and advocacy to Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare coverage options and rights. Our Community Education Department offers informational presentations on Medicare and a variety of legal topics to older adults and service providers.

Position: This is a full-time position with the Agency as a Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney, depending on experience. The attorney will provide counsel, advice, and representation to LAS clients. Job duties also include community education presentations, outreach, and staying up to date in the area(s) in which the attorney practices. The attorney is expected to maintain their own caseload and assist in case work in other areas as necessary. They will be trained to handle housing law cases and other areas of law as needed.

LAS currently operates in a hybrid work model. Attorneys work in the office as necessary. They must be available for in-person training, court hearings and meetings throughout Alameda County. They must also be willing to meet with clients in-person at the office and visit clients in their homes. Due to the vulnerability of the clients that we serve, LAS requires all staff to show proof of COVID

vaccination unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•     Maintain an appropriate case load. Support agency advocates and attorneys in other case areas.

•     Travel to home visits, courthouses, senior centers, and community education presentations throughout Alameda County and adjacent counties.

•     Participate as member of the legal team and coordinate with colleagues, court staff, and outside agencies to provide comprehensive service and representation to clients.

•     Participate in case review meetings, staff meetings and other agency events.

•     Represent LAS in the legal community, to referring agencies, to funders and the broader community.

•     Maintain accurate client files. Regularly maintain the database and client file for each case.

•     Work closely with and under the direction of the Legal Director and Supervising Attorneys.

Qualifications

•     Must be admitted to, and in good standing with, the California State Bar

•     Must have at least five years of relevant legal practice as a licensed attorney to be considered for the Senior Staff Attorney position.

•     Must have a valid California driver’s license, current car insurance, and access to a vehicle.

•     Must be able to drive to out-of-office appointments and make home visits.

•     Must have experience with serving underserved communities; experience with serving older adults is desired.

•     Must be able to work independently and as a team member.

•     Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, diverse legal environment.

•     Must be computer proficient, including MS Office 365 and case management system.

•     Preferred areas of experience: Housing, Public Benefits or Home & Community-Based Services

•     Bilingual ability desired but not required.

Working conditions & physical requirements:

•     Ability to sit for extended periods, use of phone and computer systems for long periods of time. Alternate between sitting and motion tasks frequently.

•     Ability to travel throughout Alameda County

Compensation & Benefits:

•     Full-time exempt annual salary for Staff Attorney is $77,250 per year, for Senior Staff Attorney, $85,000

•     35-hour work week.

•     Accrue at up to 4 weeks of vacation and up to 2 weeks of sick leave per year, starting from the first day of hire.

•     All employees receive 3 personal days per year, available immediately. Additionally, LAS recognizes 14 paid holidays per year.

•     Eligibility for comprehensive employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance on the first of the month after 30 days of employment. Medical, dental, and vision coverage is also available to employee dependents at the employee’s cost.

•     Additional employee-paid insurance packages are available.

•     Eligibility for 401(k) plan after 6 months of continuous full-time employment, with contribution of 3% of the annual position salary from LAS, no match required, 100% vested from the start.

•     Healthcare and dependent care pre-tax flexible spending accounts.

•     California State Bar Dues and Affinity Bar Memberships paid by LAS.


To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume in a PDF format

to jobs@lashicap.org with the subject line “Staff/Senior Staff Attorney.” In

your cover letter please address the following: LAS serves an extremely diverse

population. Our clients include older adults, people with disabilities,

low-income members of our community, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people of color. How

do you think your experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to

contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity? Feel free

to think broadly about your response to this question.


To review our agency DEI Vision, visit our website at Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)|(lashicap.org)


Please note that if offered a position, some funding sources require staff to be fingerprinted. Bear in mind that not all items on record would preclude a candidate from eligibility.

Legal Assistance for Seniors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical leaves (requested or approved for leave under FMLA or CFRA), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, or any other status protected by law.



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)

Ensuring the independence and dignity of seniors by protecting their legal rights through

education, counseling, and advocacy


Open Position: Staff Attorney/Senior Staff…

Benefícios

•     Accrue at up to 4 weeks of vacation and up to 2 weeks of sick leave per year, starting from the first day of hire.

•     All employees receive 3 personal days per year, available immediately. Additionally, LAS recognizes 14 paid holidays per year.

•     Eligibility for comprehensive employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance on the first of the month after 30 days of employment. Medical, dental, and vision coverage is also available to employee dependents at the employee’s cost.

•     Additional employee-paid insurance packages are available.

•     Eligibility for 401(k) plan after 6 months of continuous full-time employment, with contribution of 3% of the annual position salary from LAS, no match required, 100% vested from the start.

•     Healthcare and dependent care pre-tax flexible spending accounts.

California State Bar Dues and Affinity Bar Memberships paid by LAS

•     Accrue at up to 4 weeks of vacation and up to 2 weeks of sick leave per year, starting from the first day of hire.

•     All employees receive 3 personal days per year, available immediately…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

English proficient

Desired Spanish, Mandrin, Chinese,

English proficient

Desired Spanish, Mandrin, Chinese,

Localização

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