Staff Attorney - Medical Legal Partnership Project

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Job location
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Center for Children's Advocacy
Street address: 
65 Elizabeth Street
Job type: 
Position Description: 

The Center for Children’s Advocacy’s Medical-Legal Partnership Project (MLPP) has an opening for a staff attorney position in our Yale-New Haven Hospital based MLPP office.

The Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA), is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for the legal rights of Connecticut’s most vulnerable children. To learn more about the Center for Children’s Advocacy, please visit CCA’s website at

The MLPP’s mission is to focus on health equity by improving health outcomes for low-income children who are patients at partner health institutions in Connecticut (Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale Child Study Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Community Health Center, Inc. and other clinical sites), as well as to address issues of health equity and health disparities in the state’s pediatric and young adult population. More information about the MLPP can be found here.

CCA is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. CCA is also committed to advancing racial justice, cultural competence and anti-racism practices and policies internally as well as in the communities we serve.

Description of Position
CCA has an opening for an experienced attorney to staff its nationally recognized interdisciplinary MLPP. To improve health outcomes for low income children and to address health inequities for patients at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, the attorney will: provide legal consultation and direct legal representation in selected cases directly to families referred by physicians and other clinical staff; provide legal consultation directly to medical providers; train hospital staff (physicians, social workers, etc.) on children’s legal rights and entitlements; supervise law student interns; and help to strengthen the advocacy efforts of both physicians and the community on systemic health policy issues affecting children and young adults. The attorney will be employed by CCA, but will work out of an office at YNHH in New Haven, Connecticut.


We are seeking an attorney who has demonstrated commitment to provide quality legal representation for children and who is skilled in providing advocacy through public policy as well as traditional litigation. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of poverty law including Medicaid, public benefits, housing, SSI, special education laws; excellent communication and writing skills; demonstrated interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration; and a passionate commitment to legal advocacy for at-risk children and youth. Knowledge of the health field is preferred. Applicants must have a minimum of three years related legal experience and be admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut (or be eligible to waive into the Connecticut state bar).

To apply: 

Salary is commensurate with experience and are within the general range of salaries for public interest organization in Connecticut. CCA provides generous health, disability and paid time off benefits and eligible employees may participate in a 403(b) plan with employer contribution. `

Application Process
Please send a cover letter expressing qualifications for the position as well as a detailed resume to [email protected].

Applications will be received until the position is filled.

CCA is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks a diverse and vibrant work staff. CCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.