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Supervising Attorney


Supervising Attorney

Healthcare Unit

Department:  Management, Non-Union                                                                 

CELJ offers a competitive benefits and compensation package, including:

  • Generous vacation and sick time
  • Fourteen holidays a year, plus two half-day holidays
  • Summer hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day
  • Payment of license fees and association dues
  • Encouragement of professional development
  • Eligible for Federal Loan Forgiveness


Reporting to the Managing Attorney, the Supervising Attorney will be responsible for leading their department to ensure that the firm’s attorneys represent clients in a holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals through aggressive advocacy, including litigation. The Supervising Attorney will work closely with the department attorneys and paralegals, to identify systemic legal problems and develop and implement the firm’s mission and goals. In addition to overseeing attorneys and staff, supervising attorneys will represent clients and maintain a caseload.


Location: Commutable throughout WNY Counties



Managing Attorney



Attorneys, Paralegals



  • Experience with Medicaid/Medicare/Private Health Insurance, preferred but not required
  • Fair Hearing and public benefits experience, preferred, but not required
  • Position will be responsible for representing clients in appeals and grievances involving Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Long Term Care, Medicare, and private health insurance companies
  • Position is expected to serve as subject matter expert in health benefits for those age 60 and up, monitoring trends and changes to relevant law, and participating in coalitions which advocate for the health care rights of the population served
  • Position will be responsible for drafting and providing testimony before state lawmakers
  • Provide representation in court, administrative hearings, and with local, State, and federal agencies
  • Provide training, community outreach, and education to individuals and local community-based organization, and other advocates
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other groups and organizations
  • Represent the civil practice and legal aid in the community
  • Provide direct oversight to Health Care Unit staff, including attorneys, paralegals and social workers
  • Provide supervision on all files through one-on-one staff interaction and weekly case review meetings
  • Assist with annual reviews of the staff
  • Represent the agency as needed at board meetings, board committee meetings, and community meetings.
  • Evaluate and make positive changes to the structure of the unit and office
  • Assist Managing Attorney, with relationship building and identifying new opportunities for growth
  • Work with the Senior Management Team to identify trends and new methods of service
  • Portray confidence and ability for making tough decisions and have a level of comfortability with difficult conversations
  • Work closely with other managers on supporting the agency and carrying out goals and communication with a high level of passion and positivity






Juris Doctor (JD) Degree
Admitted to practice law in the State of NY
Minimum of 5 years of legal experience


Strong written and oral communication skills
Analytical abilities and problem-solving skills


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply: 

Send cover letter and resume to Simone Clifford, Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer:

CELJ is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Employer recruits without regard to sex, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and any such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Submission Deadline: 
March 31, 2023
Organization Information: 
Center for Elder Law and Justice
438 Main St Suite 1200
Buffalo, NY 14202
United States
Phone: 716-853-3087