Elder Victim Staff Attorney (Center City Philadelphia Office)

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Job location
1500 JFK BLVD.
Suite 1501
Philadelphia, PA 19132
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
SeniorLAW Center
Street address: 
1500 JFK BLVD. Suite 1501
City: 
Philadelphia
State: 
Pennsylvania
ZIP: 
19102
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Founded in 1978, SeniorLAW Center is a dynamic nonprofit public interest legal services organization whose mission is to seek justice for older people by using the power of the law, educating the community and advocating on local, state and national levels. 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, trust, passion, creativity, and diversity.

We are seeking a highly professional, energetic, flexible, confident, and culturally-sensitive attorney to provide direct legal services, information and referrals to older adults who have been victims of crime, especially elder abuse and financial exploitation. The position involves providing individual legal advice over the phone, in person and at the Elder Justice Resource Center located in the Court of Common Pleas. The attorney will also provide civil legal assistance, including filing and pursuing protection from abuse petitions and related litigation, revocation and replacement of powers of attorney, filing of and representing clients in any permissible court action to stop and redress financial exploitation, identity theft, fraud and other financial crimes, filing of and representing clients in other civil legal matters arising directly out of the victimization to ensure the economic security of the client, including ejectment actions, landlord tenant matters, reverse mortgage foreclosures, spousal support actions, kinship/custody matters, debt collection and consumer issues. Finally, the position involves participation in community and professional education, special projects, and working with a team to report on and sustain the project.

Requirements: 

SeniorLAW Center seeks experienced candidates to join its team of public interest attorneys and advocates. We seek a full-time Staff Attorney, with at least two to three (2-3) years of experience in civil litigation. 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 Philadelphia County will be favored, as will those with VOCA-approved victim services training.

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 Dana N. Goldberg, Esq. via e-mail to [email protected] as soon as possible. Applications without salary requirements will not be reviewed.

Notes: 
SeniorLAW Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Monday, September 2, 2019