Attorney – Health Consumer Center

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Job location
1735 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
Street address: 
1735 Telegraph Ave
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Organization: Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) helps clients protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income residents of the San Francisco Bay Area at our seven county regional offices, and mobile advocacy clinics, and through our nationally-recognized Legal Advice Line. Our services include advice, referrals, limited scope assistance, extended representation, public policy and impact advocacy, trainings, and community education. From Napa Valley to Silicon Valley, BayLegal ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the most vulnerable members of our community. BayLegal’s 120+ staff members provide civil legal aid in housing preservation, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, economic security, consumer protection, and healthcare access.

Position: We are seeking an Attorney for our centralized health unit located in Oakland, CA. This person will be part of a team that provides consumer assistance, legal advice, brief service and extended representation to eligible clients with health care access issues.

We are interested in candidates who can demonstrate a working knowledge and commitment to health care related issues, including Medicare, Medi-Cal and managed care. Candidates shall have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and social justice advocacy and are required to pass a background check for this position.


Key Requirements:
• Membership in good standing with the California State Bar
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work cooperatively as part of a close knit team as well as independently
• Strong organizational and computer skills
• Desire to work in a fast-paced, ever changing and high pressure environment
• Ability to effectively communicate with people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences
• Bilingual fluency a plus, Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin preferred
• Project management experience
• Outreach, training and education experience
• Ability to travel throughout the Bay Area counties preferred

To apply: 

Applications: Bay Area Legal Aid thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply before August 15, 2016. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: Haydee Alfonso, Managing Attorney, at [email protected]. Please reference Health Consumer Center in your application.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based on experience. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; long term disability; law school loan repayment; bilingual differentials; and 401k retirement plan.
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