Job Announcement: Temporary Health & Welfare AttorneyMonday, March 6, 2017
The Health & Welfare Practice of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) seeks an attorney for a temporary full-time position as a Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor to provide direct legal services to low-income individuals and to assist with the training and supervision of law student interns. The ideal candidate is a strong legal advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills; experience in public benefits advocacy; interest in training law students; and a passion for working with low-income people.
EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization and the community-based clinical program for Berkeley Law School. We are committed to increasing justice through education and advocacy. With close to 50 staff, 150 law students, and a nearly $5 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County and provides multimodal, collaborative, and holistic services to over 5,000 clients yearly.
- Provide direct legal services to clients assisted through our HIV/AIDS Law Project, our medical-legal partnerships with East Bay hospitals, and our weekly Public Benefits Clinic on issues including denied, terminated or reduced public income and health benefits (SSI, SSDI, CAPI, GA, CalWORKS, IHSS, CalFresh, Medi-Cal, etc.) and pre-litigation housing matters including eviction prevention, habitability violations, rent increases, subsidized housing appeals, reasonable accommodations, etc.
- Assist in supervision of clinical law students performing the above legal services. Supervision duties may include substantive law and skills training, individual and group case reviews, and day-to-day supervision of students’ legal work.
- Provide periodic legal trainings for medical providers, community partners and client groups
- Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant and services reporting
- J.D. degree required, California State Bar membership highly desirable
- Bilingual Spanish/English skills preferred
- Prefer at least one year of direct experience representing low-income clients in SSI and other public benefits cases, including administrative law Familiarity with housing issues desirable
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals, including low-income clients, people of color, people living with HIV/AIDS, people with mental and physical disabilities, law students, and medical and other service providers
- Excellent written and oral advocacy skills
- Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills
This is a full-time temporary (approximately seven months) salaried position. Annual non-profit salary commensurate with experience; holiday and sick pay included.
Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org (include “Health & Welfare Staff Attorney” in subject line) no later than Sunday, March 15, 2017.
EBCLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. EBCLC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or prior contact with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities.