Elder Victim Staff Attorney (Montgomery and Delaware Counties)

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Job location
1500 JFK Blvd
Suite 1501
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
SeniorLAW Center
Street address: 
1500 JFK Blvd, Suite 1501
City: 
Philadelphia
State: 
Pennsylvania
ZIP: 
19102
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Founded in 1978, SeniorLAW Center is a dynamic nonprofit public interest legal services organization whose mission is to improve the lives of Pennsylvanians 60 and older and to protect their rights through legal representation, education and advocacy. We are the only non-profit agency in Pennsylvania whose sole focus is providing legal assistance to elders and protecting their legal rights. SeniorLAW Center focuses on the needs of elders, prioritizing those who are low-income, cultural/racial minorities, the disabled, and those facing other vulnerabilities and challenges. We fight senior poverty, fraud and homelessness, provide protection from elder abuse and financial exploitation, enable grandparents to raise grandchildren, and improve access to justice. Our core values are excellence, respect, compassion, integrity, passion, creativity, and optimism.

SeniorLAW Center seeks experienced candidates to join its team of public interest attorneys and advocates. We seek several full-time Staff Attorneys, each with at least two (2) years of experience in civil litigation and/or consumer law. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and orientations with experience in a legal services office and in aging and/or poverty law, representing clients in various areas of civil law, and working with senior citizens, minority, and Limited English Proficient communities are all preferred. Those with relevant experience practicing in Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and/or Chester County will be favored, as will those with VOCA-approved victim services training. One position will be located in Montgomery County, PA (Norristown) and the other position will be located in Delaware County, PA (Media).

We are seeking highly professional, energetic, flexible, confident, and culturally-sensitive attorneys to provide direct legal services, information and referrals to seniors who have been victims of financial exploitation and other economic crimes in later life. The position involves providing client intake and direct client services, including civil litigation and legal counseling. The attorneys will also, participate in community and professional education, special projects, and working with a team to report on and sustain the project.

Requirements: 

Applicants must be active members of the Pennsylvania Bar. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; and a commitment to serving vulnerable and diverse communities required. Ability to work well both as a team member and individually, excellent interpersonal and computer skills, and the highest degree of professionalism are required. Work with an enthusiastic and excellent team of public interest attorneys and advocates. Salary is competitive in the nonprofit public interest arena, with excellent benefits.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter identifying specific relevant experience and salary range requirements to the attention of Wendy E. Bookler, Esq. via e-mail to [email protected] seniorlawcenter.org as soon as possible. Applications without salary requirements will not be reviewed.

Notes: 
SeniorLAW Center is an equal opportunity employer
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017