STAFF ATTORNEY – Health Consumer Center

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13327 Van Nuys Boulevard, CA, United States
Pacoima, CA 91331
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Street address: 
1102 E. Chevy Chase Dr.
City: 
Glendale
State: 
California
ZIP: 
91205
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Be a part of history! Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provides a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor. These services include litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education.

NLSLA is seeking a Staff Attorney for Health Consumer Center (HCC) for its Pacoima office. The Attorney is expected to maintain expertise on a range of health care access issues affecting low-income individuals including eligibility, access to care, affordability with emphasis on managed care delivery systems issues; manage a caseload of health advocacy cases performing all functions from intake to case management to representation, negotiation, administrative hearings, plan grievances, litigation and systems advocacy; provide on-going legal research, support and training to health care counselors who staff the HCC hotline.

Position: Staff Attorney – Health Consumer Center (HCC) Pacoima, CA
Travel required throughout NLS service areas

Availability: Open Immediately.

Compensation: Starting $54,165 - Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b) with employer contribution, loan reimbursement, bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 13 employer-paid holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities: Manage a caseload of health advocacy cases performing all functions from intake to case management to representation. Provide on-going legal research, support and training to health care counselors who staff the HCC hotline. Develop and assist in outreach to health consumers; provide technical expertise on health care law to a range of community based organizations; and participate in projects involving systemic or policy issues impacting large numbers of low-income health care consumers. The staff attorney will also assist in the analysis of managed care cases, coordinating with advocates in partner organizations with consumer assistance projects statewide, and all other duties assigned.

About NLSLA: NLSLA is one of Los Angeles County's leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving the cities of Burbank and Glendale and the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys for more than 50 years and the city of Pasadena and San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys since 2001. The NLSLA staff of 100+, including 40 lawyers, provides legal assistance to low-income individuals, families and groups in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, health care, education, public benefits, economic and job development, immigrant rights, consumer rights and environmental justice. The NLSLA headquarters is located in Glendale, CA with branch offices in Pacoima, and El Monte.

Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation, self-help services and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods. Founded in response to the nation’s War on Poverty, each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 80,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that address the most critical needs of impoverished communities.

Requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications: California Bar membership and bilingual verbal, reading, and writing skills in Spanish are strongly preferred. Highly motivated attorney passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis. 1-3 years’ experience preferred. Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, community organizations, attorneys, the judiciary and the public as well as capacity to supervise students. Experience advocating for individuals or other advocacy work involving health and benefits issues preferred; Health expertise preferred. General poverty law background in the areas of housing, immigration, family law, public benefits and the delivery of health care desirable.

To apply: 

To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:
Elizabeth Brown, Director of Human Resources
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
Fax: (818) 291-1790 E-mail: [email protected]

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer NLSLA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, people with disabilities and veterans.
Salary range: 
54165
Submission deadline: 
Friday, February 9, 2018