Full-time Staff Attorney – Health Law Unit

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Job location
601 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Public Law Center
Street address: 
601 Civic Center Drive West
City: 
Santa Ana
State: 
California
ZIP: 
92701
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Organization Description
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. Now in its 35th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,600 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise.

Requirements: 

Qualifications

  • Admission to the California State Bar 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency
  • Knowledge of health law, public benefits, and probate a strong plus 
  • Experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS a strong plus 
  • Ability to present legal concepts to audiences of varying sophistication, such as clients or attorney volunteers
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Commitment to working with volunteer lawyers and law students
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must have own transportation, valid CA Driver’s license, insurance and good driving record

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide quality legal services to low-income residents of Orange County in collaboration with an established team of attorneys 
  • Organize and staff clinics at health care facilities in various locations in Orange County 
  • Coordinate and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students at clinics
  • Oversee case referrals and provide support to pro bono attorneys 
  • Handle a case load of health law and probate matters
  • Conduct community education presentations to clients, partner agencies, and service providers 
  • Represent PLC at legal networking and community outreach events 
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required
  • Other duties as assigned
To apply: 

Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample (10 pages or less) to
[email protected]. Please no phone calls.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

Notes: 
Full range of excellent benefits provided, including health, dental, vision, life and 403(b) Generous holiday, vacation and flex plan policy allowing for periodic 3 day weekends State and local Bar dues paid
Salary range: 
Salary & Benefits • Salary dependent on experience
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Expiration date: 
Monday, April 25, 2016