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Posted by: Rachel Haseley - 7/17/2020
Job Expires: 8/19/2020
Staff Attorney

Center for Elder Law & Justice is looking to fill a full-time attorney position to work within our Health Care Unit. The ideal candidate will have a legal services background with a strong compassion for public service work.

This position is currently remote due to COVID-19 concerns.

About CELJ:

Center for Elder Law & Justice (CELJ) civil legal services organization fighting for justice, primarily for low-income older adults, in 10 counties in Western New York.  Our attorneys stop illegal evictions, save clients homes from foreclosure, put a stop to elder domestic violence, fight for public benefits, work with our local immigrant & refugee populations, and represent grandparents and other kinship care relatives in custody and neglect petitions in family court.  We also advocate for systems-wide policy changes, commenting frequently on changes to regulations and working with local elected leaders on legislation that will impact the poor and vulnerable older adults in our area.  We believe that independence and dignity are the hallmarks of justice.

Job Specifications:

  • Experience with Medicaid/Medicare/Private Health Insurance, helpful
  • Fair Hearing and health care advocacy experience, helpful
  • Interest in health care & policy law
  • Position will be responsible for monitoring and analyzing laws, regulations, and other government policies that affect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of adult care residents
  • Position will be responsible for drafting and providing testimony before state lawmakers
  • Position will be responsible for handling nursing home discharge appeals
  • Special projects, as assigned

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in NYS, desired, but willing to consider the right candidate awaiting admission
  • 0-3 years of experience
  • Strong legal research and writing skills
  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills, as this role is expected to appear in court
  • Comfortability and confidence with public speaking as outreach will be required
  • Highly motivated and passionate about public service work
  • Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately while exhibiting patience and diplomacy
  • Travel may be required

 

 

CELJ offers a competitive benefits and compensation package, including:

  • Generous vacation and sick time
  • Thirteen 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

 

 

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Rachel Haseley, HR Director Rhaseley@elderjusticeny.org

No phone calls please.

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

 
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