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Health and Elder Law Unit Staff Attorney

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The Health & Elder Unit represents low-income individuals and seniors who are facing denial, termination, reduction, or overpayments in public benefits programs such as SSI, Medicaid, SNAP, OAP, Social Security Retirement and Disability, and Medicare. This position requires demonstrated high quality legal skills with an aggressive, imaginative, and energetic approach to meeting the legal needs of the poor.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Client interviews, investigation, and preparation of legal documents and papers;
  • Research issues involving complex programs with connected federal and state authorities, including researching federal statutes and regulations, state statutes and regulations, administrative agency guidance, state and federal caselaw, and administrative agency decisions;
  • Negotiations, administrative conferences and hearings before state and federal administrative agencies, and trial and appellate work in state and federal courts;
  • Advice and representation of clients in accordance with program priorities;
  • Develop relationships with the community served and the leaders of that community;
  • Achieve and maintain knowledge of the public benefits programs ordinarily handled by the Unit and keep current on legal and policy developments regarding those programs;
  • Assume an active caseload;
  • Participate in other special projects, such as litigation involving legal issues affecting numbers of low-income clients and commenting on legislation and regulations in accordance with Legal Services Corporation regulations;
  • Develop educational materials for clients;
  • Collaborate with community partners in identifying and resolving problems in public benefits programs;
  • Participate in office or program-wide projects to prove training and/or community education or other information to agencies, advocates, clients, or community groups about legal services and about legal issues and rights of interest to low-income persons;
  • Consult and co-counsel with other attorneys and paralegals, where appropriate;
  • Other duties as may be assigned to meet CLS needs.

Qualifications:

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school and must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or qualify for admission to the Colorado Bar by motion. Some experience in public benefits is preferred. Sensitivity to the legal needs of poor people and minorities is required.

The Health & Elder Unit represents low-income individuals and seniors who are facing denial, termination, reduction, or overpayments in public benefits programs such as SSI, Medicaid, SNAP, OAP, Social Security Retirement and…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Tipo de Emprego
    Contrato / CLT
  • Educação
    Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Salário
USD $59.000 - USD $99.000
/ ano
based on years of experience

Benefícios

  • In addition to salary, each employee receives a $350/month stipend which can be allocated for various purposes, including dependents’ health insurance premiums, dependent childcare expenses, and contribution to a 403(b) retirement account.
  • CLS pays 100% of each staff member’s health, dental and vision insurance premiums. CLS also pays a percentage of an employee’s spouse and/or dependents’ health, dental and vision insurance premiums, based on a sliding scale depending on salary.
  • Leave policies allow for work/life balance, with twelve paid holidays, as well as annual, health and personal leave.
  • In addition to salary, each employee receives a $350/month stipend which can be allocated for various purposes, including dependents’ health insurance premiums, dependent…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Candidates who are fluent in Spanish or an Asian dialect are preferred.

Candidates who are fluent in Spanish or an Asian dialect are preferred.

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Denver, CO
Local Associado
Denver, CO, USA

Como se inscrever

Send a cover letter, resume including contact information for three professional references, as well as a legal writing sample to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex. O'Connor Resume) and include “HELU Staff Attorney" in the subject line. The cover letter should include the reasons for your interest in this position as well as any relevant experience working with low-income or other vulnerable populations. You are welcome to discuss how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of CLS.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Send a cover letter, resume including contact information for three professional references, as well as a legal writing sample to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents…

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