Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Opportunity - PA Health Law Project
Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Opportunity
PA Health Law Project
About Our Fellowship Program
In 2004, PLAN Inc. created the Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Program to enhance cultural and ethnic diversity within its legal services network. In partnership with a sponsoring regional or specialty program, law school graduates and attorneys who are new to practice are hired as full time staff attorneys for a two-year fellowship.
Fellows are assigned mentors and supervised by experienced attorneys. Salary and benefits are determined by the host program. In addition, loan repayment assistance (lra), up to $5,500, is available per fellowship year. The fellowship is intended to support and promote new lawyers who are interested in long-term public interest careers. Employment is not limited to two years.
Program: Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP), either Harrisburg or Philadelphia Office
Anticipated Start Date: On or about August 1, 2017
An MLK Fellow at PHLP will, inter alia, help clients overcome the decisions by Medicaid managed care plans to limit medically needed services. PHLP is particularly concerned about the enrollment of low-income seniors and persons with disabilities in managed care through a new state program called Community HealthChoices.
Requirements: PHLP is seeking an attorney who desires to make a significant contribution to the well being of low-income individuals. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to provide quality legal services to low-income individuals seeking access to affordable and sustainable healthcare coverage. Prior experience with healthcare-related law and/or advocacy is preferred, but not essential. Spanish fluency is helpful. Applicants must be a new-to-practice attorney licensed in Pennsylvania or sitting for the July 2017 Pennsylvania Bar Exam.
To apply for this fellowship, please forward a cover letter, resume, three professional references (must identify relationship with reference), official law school transcript and a writing sample to:
Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith, Esq.
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
118 Locust Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
1-800-322-7572, ext. 216
For more information: http://www.palegalaid.net/martin-luther-king-jr-program