Legal Aid Seeks Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney – applications due 01/14/2018

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Are you a new or experienced attorney dedicated to providing high quality legal services to vulnerable clients?  Do you want to use your legal skills to empower people with low income and impact individuals, families and communities?  Do you want to work as part of a team focused on service and impact?

Legal Aid seeks an attorney for a new position in its Medical-Legal Partnership, which pairs healthcare providers from The MetroHealth System and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center with Legal Aid to overcome legal barriers to patient health, thereby addressing the social determinants of health.  This new attorney will focus on serving patients at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, including patients served by St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine Service Lines.  As this is a very new project, we are still gathering information about the types of legal problems clients will present, so flexibility in focus will be required.  Both new law school graduates and experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply.

In addition to providing legal assistance to individual clients, Legal Aid attorneys engage in broad-based advocacy to impact client groups and communities.  Attorneys work in partnership with other service providers to address community issues and engage in community legal education and collaborate with local, state and national colleagues on issues impacting low income communities.

Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm whose mission is to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high quality legal services and working for systemic solutions.  Founded in 1905, Legal Aid is the fifth oldest legal aid in the United States.  Legal Aid’s 70 staff (including 43 attorneys) and 2,700 volunteer lawyers use the power of the law to improve safety and health, shelter, and economic stability for low income clients.  For more, visit:  www.lasclev.org.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Be committed to Legal Aid’s mission.
  • Hold a JD and be licensed to practice law in Ohio or eligible to waive in or sit for the next bar.
  • Have experience in legal services or a nonprofit environment (strongly preferred).
  • Have working knowledge of state and federal law related to Legal Aid’s clients.
  • Exhibit outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Experience training or working/collaborating with other (non-legal) professions preferred.
  • Have excellent research, writing and advocacy skills.
  • Have strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Have excellent team- and partnership-building skills.
  • Be organized, able to plan and problem-solve, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
  • Spanish language skills preferred.

Compensation & Benefits:  Salary will be $51,909+, depending on experience.  Legal Aid offers an exceptional benefits package including healthcare, life and disability insurance, retirement savings plan with up to 13% employer contribution, and much more.  Visit www.lasclev.org/careers for more information.

To Apply:  Send a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to: careers@lasclev.org with “Attorney” in the email subject line.  Applications will be accepted through January 14, 2018.

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