Job Announcement: Temporary Staff Attorney- Health & Welfare Practice

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January 17, 2020

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct legal services to clients assisted through our transgender legal services project, our HIV/AIDS Law Project, 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, and reasonable accommodations
  • Work collaboratively with other EBCLC staff to provide holistic wrap-around services addressing the root issues of poverty
  • Assist in the 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 training for medical providers, community partners, and client groups
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant and services reporting
  • Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people of color, people who are without shelter, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, people experiencing domestic violence, law students, service providers, government employees, and community partners
  • Prefer direct experience representing low-income clients in SSI and other public benefits cases, including administrative law
  • J.D. required, California State Bar membership highly desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills
  • Experience with, or strong interest in, law student supervision and training
  • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills
  • Bilingual in a second language preferred


Salary & Benefits: 

This is a full-time (35-hour workweek) temporary (approximately six months) salaried position.

Starting salary for this exempt position is $60,000 – $90,000 based on the number of years of prior legal experience, as, as dictated by the EBCLC salary scale.

Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.


Application Procedure: 

We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal justice system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Interested applicants should submit application materials by email to (include “Temporary Health & Welfare Attorney” in the subject line).

Please note we will review applications on a rolling basis and will begin initial application reviews as early as January 31, 2020, therefore interested applicants should apply no later than February 6, 2020.

Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for two professional references.

EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education, advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education.

Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications, and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace that acknowledges and values differences.

Please take some time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website to ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of this position. Please also address how your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity among our staff.