Senior Attorney

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Job location
New Orleans or Baton Rouge, LA
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
CrescentCare Legal Services, a division of CrescentCare Heatlh
Street address: 
1631 Elysian Fields Ave.
New Orleans
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

CrescentCare Legal Services (CCLS), a division of CrescentCare Health, seeks a dynamic, self-starting attorney who is innovative and has a demonstrated commitment to public interest law to manage join our team. This position involves an opportunity to develop and execute the department’s expansion of services statewide (Regions 3-9). The position is based in either our New Orleans or Baton Rouge office, and requires travel statewide estimated at more than 25%.

Through a tele-law model of practice, the Senior Attorney will lead the way for strategic advocacy, including impact litigation aimed at broad change to benefit persons living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable populations, including women and children and LGBTQ. The position also includes oversight of the design and implementation of a strategic plan for outreach to and in collaboration with community groups and providers serving low-income vulnerable populations in the areas served.

The primary duties of the senior attorney will be to provide supervision and counsel to advocacy staff in the conduct of litigation and to serve as lead or co-counsel in complex litigation; to plan and implement in-house training and education for staff; to plan and implement community education projects; and to and collaboration with members of the low-income community and community groups, and to foster supportive relationships with the local bar. The senior attorney will also handle his/her own caseload proportionate to management and administrative duties, including supervision staff attorneys and grant monitoring/compliance.

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• JD from an accredited law school.
• Current license to practice law in Louisiana (or with immediate reciprocity).
• A minimum of 7 years relevant legal experience, with experience in complex and sophisticated litigation in federal and state civil trial and appellate practice.
• Comprehensive knowledge of poverty law.
• Demonstrated supervisory and organizational skills and ability to work closely with the executive director and attorney staff.
• A genuine interest in the firm and its vision and mission.

To apply: 

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, religion, age, gender identification, pregnancy, marital or familial status, gender or sexual orientation, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, August 9, 2019