Staff 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 Health
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 join its office. This position will work on the department’s cutting edge tele-law practice expanding legal services statewide, specifically to Regions 3-9. The position is based in either our New Orleans or Baton Rouge office, and requires extensive statewide travel estimated at more than 25%.

Through a tele-law model of practice, the staff attorney will provide direct representation of clients in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies or tribunals in cases involving a variety of areas of law, including but not limited to, housing claims, Social Security benefits, discrimination, estate planning, and debtors’ rights. Responsibilities include all aspects of direct legal assistance, including client interviewing, factual investigation, advice and counsel, brief services, legal research and writing, pretrial and trial practice. Staff Attorneys will also train and supervise student interns and volunteer attorneys; staff legal clinics; outreach and legal rights education to clients and community groups, social service providers, and CrescentCare staff; case reporting; and outcome reporting to grant funders. Additional tasks may be assigned as necessary.


• J.D. degree from an accredited law school.
• Current license to practice law in Louisiana.
• Member of the Louisiana State Bar in good standing.
• 5 years of legal experience, particularly in poverty and/or healthcare law.

To apply: 

For more information about this position and to apply, visit our website:

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