Staff Attorney

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Job location
525 Jefferson Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)
Street address: 
525 Jefferson Avenue
City: 
Toledo
State: 
Ohio
ZIP: 
43604
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit regional law firm that provides high-quality legal assistance to low-income persons and groups in western Ohio, seeks a dynamic, bright, hardworking attorney who would serve as an advocate for children in poverty with the Medical Legal Partnership for Children. 
The Medical Legal Partnership for Children brings together legal and medical expertise to address systemic issues affecting children’s health. The Attorney will provide legal representation to low-income families and work closely with pediatricians and other healthcare providers at hospitals and clinics in western Ohio. The project is a collaboration between ABLE, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. and area children’s hospitals and clinics

Requirements: 

The Attorney must have excellent interpersonal skills and be experienced in working in collaborative and group environments. Applicant must have an interest in systemic advocacy and community lawyering. Membership in Ohio Bar or ability to be admitted by motion or temporary certification is required. Excellent legal and communication skills; experience with case management software and Microsoft Office; familiarity with database and GIS mapping software preferred. Ability to relate well with low income clients and commitment to legal services to the poor required. Minimum of two years legal experience, including federal litigation experience, preferred. Previous experience in areas of housing law, government benefits, special education or poverty law in general is highly preferred. Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish is helpful.

To apply: 

Send resume and cover letter electronically as soon as possible, in Microsoft Word format, to: Email: [email protected] 
Subject: Staff Attorney – MLPC

Notes: 
ABLE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Equal access to ABLE’s office is available. Applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/ application process should contact the recruitment coordinator at the address listed above.
Salary range: 
Salary depends on relevant legal experience. Excellent fringe benefits.
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Expiration date: 
Monday, April 4, 2016