September 2018 – Health Law Attorney

 

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (LASSMC) seeks an attorney with a passion for health equity and social justice advocacy to join our Health Consumer Center (HCC). The HCC helps resolve legal problems related to health care access for low-income people. 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. The HCC is a partner in the Health Consumer Alliance, a statewide network of independent consumer assistance programs.

 

Organization: LASSMC (www.legalaidsmc.org) is a dynamic and collegial non-profit law firm whose mission is to fight social injustice through civil legal advocacy for people living in poverty.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Representation of low-income San Mateo County residents seeking access to health care coverage and health care services.
  • Partnering with community groups to educate low-income consumers about their rights to health insurance coverage and timely, affordable and high-quality health care.
  • Participation in local and statewide strategy calls and task forces to develop HCC priorities and pursue strategies for eliminating barriers to coverage and care for low-income communities.
  • Assisting with grant reporting and writing grant proposals.

 

Required:

  • 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
  • Ability to balance individual caseload requiring attention to detail with community education and systemic advocacy
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law
  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and communication skills

 

Preferred:

  • Health law or public benefits law experience
  • Experience working with diverse populations and community-based organizations

 

Compensation:  $64,000+ per year (DOE). Excellent benefits including up to $3,600/year law school loan repayment assistance. $2,500 stipend for proficiency in Spanish or another language spoken by our client community.

 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@legalaidsmc.org.

 

LASSMC 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.

Health Law Attorney