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Associate Supervising Attorney (Medical Legal Community Partnership)

Description: 

Founded in 1965, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) is a premier public interest law firm in California.  Our advocates—based in offices, courthouses and clinics throughout Los Angeles County—specialize in areas of the law that disproportionately impact the poor, including housing, public benefits and healthcare.  NLSLA operates eight Medical Legal Community Partnerships in sites ranging from LA County and specialty hospitals, federally qualified health centers and community clinics. 

NLSLA also leads the MLCP-LA project, a partnership between the LA County Department of Health Services and key Los Angeles area legal services providers. MLCP-LA was awarded the 2019 National Center for Medical Legal Partnership’s Impact Award for the development and successes achieved during its first two years of work.  NLSLA aims to demonstrate how the close partnership between healthcare and legal services providers can improve health outcomes for patients facing poverty, illness, and other systemic barriers impacting the social determinants of health (SDOH).

NLSLA is seeking an Associate Supervising Attorney to join its quickly growing MLCP-LA team.  In collaboration with the MLCP Supervising Attorney, the associate supervisor will oversee NLSLA’s MLCP team of attorneys and paralegals, support NLSLA’s ongoing MLCP evaluation and sustainability efforts, and help coordinate the delivery of services to vulnerable patients and healthcare team members.

 

Position:

Associate Supervising Attorney

 

 

Availability:

Availability is Immediate.

 

 

 

 

Salary:

$85,000.00 + - Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include:  medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, law school loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Associate Supervising Attorney will operate within the substantive legal areas impacting the social determinants of health including: family law, healthcare access, housing, immigration, public benefits, re-entry and more. With the support of the MLCP Supervising Attorney, the Associate Supervisor will:

  • Be responsible for supervising intake, case management, staff evaluations, and reviewing substantive casework for MLCP attorneys and paralegals. Advocacy may include informal, administrative, litigation and/or policy work on a wide variety of substantive legal areas impacting SDOH. 
  • Play an active role in the implementation of co-located services at clinical sites including assisting in the development of processes and protocols;

 

  • Collaborate with healthcare partners, community, and other MLCP partners through ongoing engagement, clinical case reviews and periodic meetings;
  • Serve as an escalation point for service delivery issues arising out MLCP sites;
  • Participate in reporting efforts to track data and outcomes; and
  • Contribute to mentorship, development and evaluation of MLCP staff.

 

The Associate Supervisor will be a member of the NLSLA Leadership Team and will interact with other managers to ensure quality of services are provided to clients.  Regular travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, MLCP clinical sites and community-based organizations throughout the Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys is required.

 

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a skillful, self-motivated, attorney with at least 4-5 years of experience who excels in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. They will possess strong leadership ability, will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law, and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. Previous experience with the Medical Legal Partnership model is a plus and expertise in one or more of the substantive legal areas impacting the Social Determinants of Health is essential.

 

Excellent writing, research, organizational skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues, clients, healthcare providers, community organizations, the judiciary and the public are essential. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese or another language spoken in poverty communities is strongly preferred. California Bar membership is required.

 

Program

Description:

 

NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County's leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2000. The NLSLA staff of 135+, including 55+ lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights and environmental justice. The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.

 

Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.  Founded in response to the nation’s War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 100,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.

 

 

       

 

Requirements: 

The ideal candidate will be a skillful, self-motivated, attorney with at least 4-5 years of experience who excels in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of NLSLA clients in multiple forums. They will possess strong leadership ability, will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law, and prior experience serving low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. Previous experience with the Medical Legal Partnership model is a plus and expertise in one or more of the substantive legal areas impacting the Social Determinants of Health is essential.

Excellent writing, research, organizational skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues, clients, healthcare providers, community organizations, the judiciary and the public are essential. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese or another language spoken in poverty communities is strongly preferred. California Bar membership is required.

To Apply: 

 

 

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:

Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive

Glendale, CA  91205

Fax:  (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

 

NLSLA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at NLSLA are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal and CA state laws. NLSLA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
September 6, 2020
Organization Information: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 East Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
United States