SUPERVISING ATTORNEY: HEALTH CONSUMER CENTER

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Job location
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123
Redwood City CA, CA 94065
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Street address: 
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123
City: 
Redwood City CA
State: 
California
ZIP: 
94065
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (LASSMC) seeks an energetic and experienced health attorney with a passion for social justice advocacy to supervise the Health Consumer Center (HCC). The HCC is part of the statewide Health Consumer Alliance. The HCC provides direct legal services to low income San Mateo County residents in the area of health care coverage and access to health services under public and private health insurance programs. In addition, the HCC works with state and local partners to provide outreach and education and to engage in systemic advocacy to eliminate barriers to health coverage and health care.

Organization: LASSMC (www.legalaidsmc.org) is a dynamic and collegial non-profit law firm that is recognized as a leading legal services provider in the Bay Area. A non-LSC funded legal services program with a 50 year history of collaboration and innovative programs, LASSMC is able to engage in class action litigation and to provide assistance regardless of immigration status in areas of basic need including health, housing, safety-net benefits, and freedom from violence.

Responsibilities:
1. The Supervising Attorney will have primary responsibility for the effective functioning of all aspects of the HCC, including working with staff and community partners to set the HCC’s policy priorities.
2. The Supervising Attorney will have primary responsibility for training and supervising all attorneys in the HCC.
3. The Supervising attorney will supervise the Project Coordinator, including legal intake and referrals, data collection, and the preparation of grant reports.
4. The Supervising Attorney will handle a reduced caseload of health cases and will participate as a Lead in the Health Consumer Alliance on impact litigation and systemic advocacy.

Requirements: 

Required Qualifications:
- A minimum of 5 years of experience as an attorney, including at least 1 year in the area of health care law
- Active membership in the California State Bar or admitted in another state and eligible to practice in California for 3 years under the California State Bar rules for the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program (must pass CA bar)
- Demonstrated commitment to public interest law
- Excellent writing, public speaking, and communication skills
- Access to a car

Preferred:
- Experience in writing grant proposals and reports
- Fluency in Spanish
- Bi-cultural background/experience
- Experience working with community-based organizations

To apply: 

To Apply: Send, email or fax: 1) cover letter explaining your interest and how you meet the required job qualifications and 2) your resume to:

Tricia Berke Vinson
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123
Redwood City, CA 94065
Fax: (650) 517-8973
[email protected]

Notes: 
The Legal Aid Society is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
Salary: Salary is based on experience. Excellent benefits.
Expiration date: 
Friday, July 8, 2016