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Managing Attorney (Medical Legal Partnership)

Description: 
POSITION: Managing Attorney- Medical Legal Partnership LOCATION: Ron Olson Justice Center SALARY: $109,000k - $163,000k with excellent benefits AVAILABILITY: Immediately APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous until position is filled.   Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!   The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 200 employees, including more than 90 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, safety, and self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.   Our on-site Medical Legal Partnerships work with healthcare professionals to identify and help patients reach their optimal health. MLP attorneys and paralegals holistically advocate on behalf of patients in substantive legal areas impacting the social determinants of health such as housing, family law, immigration, public benefits, and re-entry. This is a great opportunity for advocates seeking legal experience in a variety of substantive areas.
Requirements: 
QUALIFICATIONS: • Active membership in the California State Bar; • Minimum (5) years experience in the practice of law, including demonstrated experience and competence in advocacy, civil litigation and other lawyering skills; • Demonstrated practical experience with court forms and filing procedures; • Demonstrated knowledge of landlord tenant and/or family law required; • Ability to deal with the public tactfully and effectively; • Excellent organizational and cross-cultural communication skills; • Demonstrated ability to supervise and marshal staff located in multiple locations; • Ability to work cooperatively and partner with court judicial officers and administration, local bar associations, law schools, law libraries and other legal services program; • Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and workweeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate.   EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: • Supervise attorneys and other staff members to ensure the Centers remain a national model for service delivery; • Ensure adequate staffing coverage for the four Self-Help Centers to allow them to serve self-represented litigants; • Participation on court and statewide committees that deal with self-help delivery models; • Organize and implement educational and form completion workshops for self-represented persons in cases involving landlord tenant law, family law and civil restraining orders; • Coordinate the drafting and updating of self-help materials to ensure accuracy and clarity; • Work closely and in coordination with court personnel, JusticeCorps staff, community partners, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles, and staff of other Self-Help Centers; • In conjunction with the LAFLA Pro Bono Director recruit, train and supervise volunteer attorneys, law students, JusticeCorps students, and community volunteers; • Assist LAFLA’s Development staff with grant writing and reports; • Responsible for ensuring that the Centers meet their grant deliverables and goals; and • Developing efficient systems and protocols and ensuring that these policies are implemented consistently throughout all the Self-Help Centers.
To Apply: 

HOW TO APPLY -Please submit a cover letter and resume online to spwgjobs@lafla.org. Include “Managing Attorney – Medical Legal Partnership” in the subject line.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD - A one-year introductory period will be required.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, general, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.

The company is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process or expect to require an accommodation if hired, please contact humanresources@lafla.org.

VACCINATION POLICY AND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS - LAFLA requires all staff, including new hires, to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and have received at least one COVID-19 booster shot. If hired, all employees must present proof of vaccination by their start date.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
March 8, 2024
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
United States