Managing Attorney - HELP: MLP

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Managing Attorney

Health, Education and Legal Assistance Project:
A Medical-Legal Partnership at Widener University

The Health, Education and Legal Assistance Project: A Medical-Legal Partnership at Widener University (“HELP: MLP”) is seeking a Managing Attorney for its project office locate in Philadelphia.

Department: Delaware Law School

Position Summary:

Manage Philadelphia office of law school based MLP supporting Nurse Family Partnership Philadelphia. See www.helpmlp.org for more information about the program and position. Engage in individual representation, policy advocacy, training, and supervision of staff attorney and students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to)

Essential Duties:

  • Represent clients
  • Train and consult with health care partners
  • Supervise students and lawyers
  • Present at regional and national conferences
  • Co-author articles and reports
  • Ensure quality and ethical legal representation and satisfaction of grant deliverables.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Support class instruction and field supervision when class offered.

Supervision: Project Director, Daniel Atkins

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Education/Training and Experience Required)

Required

  • J.D.
  • PA Bar Admission (or eligible to waive in and take PA bar exam at next available test date).

Preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to representing people who are poor
  • Experience in MLP.
  • Experience supervising other attorneys

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

Legal services at HELP MLP are co-located with our health care partners and delivered at two sites—one in Chester, Pa. and one in Philadelphia, Pa. This position will be housed in Philadelphia, but that is always subject to change depending on funding.

To Apply: email resume and cover letter to Dan Atkins at da.helpmlp@gmail.com
 

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