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Staff Attorney – Health Law Partnership

Atlanta Legal Aid Society seeks a Staff Attorney for the Health Law Partnership (“HeLP”). HeLP is a community-based, medical-legal partnership between Georgia State University College of Law, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. The project aims to improve the health and well-being of low-income children, who are patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, by coordinating services to address legal, social and economic conditions threatening their health.

Atlanta Legal Aid Society is a 75-lawyer non-profit law firm. Legal Aid’s component of HeLP provides legal services to low-income families of children in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s three hospitals: Scottish Rite, Egleston, and Hughes Spalding; children seen in Children’s Clinics and physician offices that are part of the Clinically Integrated Network; and children at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics. Legal Aid attorneys are located at each of the three hospitals, and at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics. 

Duties: Staff Attorneys provide representation in a variety of civil legal matters affecting children’s health including public benefits and health insurance, poor housing conditions, disability rights, access to educational services, and family law.  The Staff Attorney performs client intake, and provides referrals, advice, brief service, or representation. The position also involves training of and coordination with doctors, social workers, and other health care professionals; work with students in law, medicine, social work, public health, and bioethics; and participation in task forces and committees of service providers.  

Qualifications: Candidates must possess excellent legal writing, oral advocacy and work ethic; the ability to communicate effectively with children, families, doctors, social workers and hospital staff; the ability to work alone and as a team member; eagerness to learn and openness to evaluation; and an appreciation of diversity. A Georgia bar license or eligibility for the next exam, and a minimum of 2 years of relevant legal experience are required. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to public service, participation in law school clinics, trial advocacy courses, familiarity with areas of poverty law, previous work with low-income persons and/or persons with serious diseases, and knowledge of health law, poverty law and children’s legal issues. Proficiency in Spanish and willingness to improve language skills is highly valued. The selected candidate will need to comply with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s health screening and immunization requirements. 

Terms: The salary is $58,000+ depending on experience. The program provides generous fringe benefits, including paid holidays, paid time off including parental leave; health, life, and long and short-term disability insurance; partial payment for dependent health insurance; a salary reduction option for a flexible spending account; educational loan reimbursement up to $600 per month (after a $65 per month deductible and set off of other loan reimbursement amounts); voluntary tax-sheltered annuity with 3% match; CLE expenses; and Georgia Bar dues.

To apply: Submit a complete application packet including a letter of interest; résumé; recent writing sample demonstrating your ability to research and analyze a legal issue; the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references; and an official law school transcript. (A copy is acceptable, pending your order of an official transcript). Please e-mail your application as one PDF using our online application system: 

https://jobs.atlantalegalaid.org/careers/index.php?m=careers&p=showJob&ID=82

Then select the “current open positions” link near the top left of the page to find the position you would like to apply for. For technical difficulties in submitting your application, please email career@atlantalegalaid.org.

Your application will be acknowledged. No phone calls please.

Out of concern for the health and safety of our staff, clients and their families, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society requires that all new hires be vaccinated for COVID 19.

EOE: ALAS considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

 

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