IU-Methodist Medical Legal Partnership Project Attorney
Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is seeking to fill the newly created position of IU-Methodist Medical Legal Partnership Project Attorney. MLP is an innovative collaboration between attorneys and health care providers to address health-harming legal needs. The attorney will provide legal advice and representation for the patient population of Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Additionally, the attorney will work with the staff of IU-Methodist Hospital to identify legal barriers to positive health outcomes.
This position offers a great opportunity for those who are committed to poverty law. ILS is a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance throughout Indiana to low income people in civil matters. ILS is funded by the Legal Services Corporation, United Way and Area Agencies on Aging, private and community foundations and local, state and federal government grants. It has eight offices throughout the state in Indianapolis, Merrillville, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Bloomington, Evansville and New Albany. In addition to its 8 offices, ILS has several special projects, including: Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center; Migrant Farmworker Center; Consumer Law Center; Community Economic Development Project; Homeless Legal Project; Indiana Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project; Low-Income Tax Clinic; Senior Law and Nursing Home Ombudsman Projects; and Pro Bono Projects.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in an environment that encourages all staff members to creatively seek ways of accomplishing our mission: to provide poor people with a wide variety of aggressive, quality legal services that will effectively help them to gain equal access to the courts; empower them to control their lives; and impact on the major causes and effects of poverty.
Submission Deadline: Will remain open until filled
Salary is commensurate with experience. ILS offers an excellent fringe benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Rx), disability insurance, life insurance, a 401k plan, a flex benefit plan, and generous vacation and sick leave. The attorney may be eligible for the ILS loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) as well as the Indiana Bar Foundation LRAP, LSC LRAP, College Cost Reduction Access Act and Higher Education Opportunity Act LRAP. ILS will pay up to $2,500 in moving expenses if the successful applicant needs to move from another city.
Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer
Minorities, women and persons with Spanish-speaking ability are urged to apply.
Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, feel comfortable providing trainings and presentations to large groups of attorneys and/or non-attorneys.
Please send a resume, list of three references with email addresses, mailing addresses and telephone numbers, and legal writing sample to:
Jon Laramore, Executive Director
Indiana Legal Services, Inc.