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Elder Victim Staff Attorney Position Available Immediately in Center City Philadelphia office

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Elder Victim Staff Attorney Position Available Immediately in Center City Philadelphia office

SeniorLAW Center seeks experienced candidates to join its team of public interest attorneys and advocates. We seek a full-time Staff Attorney with at least two (2) years of experience in civil
litigation (including protection from abuse, spousal support, custody and other family law issues; ejectment and landlord-tenant matters; and consumer law cases). Candidates from diverse backgrounds and orientations, those who are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, or Russian as well as those with experience in serving the legal needs of the older veteran community, will receive preference. VOCA-approved victim services training is a plus. Experience in a legal services office and in aging and/or poverty law, representing clients in various areas of civil law, and working with senior citizens, minority, and Limited English Proficient communities are all preferred.

We are seeking a highly professional, energetic, flexible, confident, and culturally-sensitive attorney to provide direct legal services, information and referrals to seniors who have been victims of elder abuse, financial exploitation, economic crimes and/or neglect in later life. The position involves providing client intake and direct client services, including civil litigation and legal counseling, and focuses on victims in Limited English Proficient communities as well as older veteran victims. The attorney will also, participate in community and professional education, special projects, and working with a team to report on and sustain the project.

Applicants must be active members of the Pennsylvania Bar. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; and a commitment to serving vulnerable and diverse communities required. Ability to work well both as a team member and individually, excellent interpersonal and computer skills, and the highest degree of professionalism are required.

Work with an enthusiastic and excellent team of public interest attorneys and advocates in a dynamic center city office. Salary is competitive in the nonprofit public interest arena, with excellent benefits.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter identifying specific relevant experience and salary range requirements to the attention of Dana N. Goldberg, Esq. via e-mail
to employment@seniorlawcenter.org as soon as possible. Applications without salary requirements will not be reviewed.

 

Administrative Positions:

None at this time.

Legal Advocate Positions:

None at this time.

Public Interest Fellowship Opportunities:

We consider attorneys licensed in Pennsylvania (or who will be licensed prior to the start date of a fellowship) who are energetic, flexible, creative, confident, and culturally-sensitive, to represent, educate, intake/interview, counsel and advocate for senior clients and be a part of our team of experienced lawyers and advocates. Fellows will receive excellent training and supervision. They will intake and interview clients, handle an individual caseload, assist legal staff with more complex litigation and cases, advocate and negotiate, develop community education materials, help conduct outreach workshops and attend community events, conduct legal research, writing and drafting, participate in systemic advocacy efforts, and handle other office tasks and special projects, as needed.

Fellowship applications are considered starting in the late spring-early summer for the fall of the following year. We seek applicants who are active members of the Pennsylvania Bar, ideally with demonstrated public interest, pro bono or volunteer experience. Excellent oral and written communications skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and a commitment to serving vulnerable and diverse communities required. Experience in aging and/or poverty law, representing clients in various areas of civil law, and working with senior citizens, minority, and limited

English proficient communities are all preferred. Persons with bilingual ability are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in fellowship opportunities, please email your resume and cover letter to Dana Goldberg, Esq., Legal Director, via e-mail to dgoldberg@seniorlawcenter.org.

Students:

SeniorLAW Center regularly employs law students in full-time summer internships as well as part-time internships and externships through the school semester. Students are encouraged to explore law school funding and work study eligibility before applying.

Internships focus on advocating for and addressing the legal needs of senior citizens, including the low-income, veterans, minorities, immigrants and refugees, and those most in need. Interns handle a wide variety of substantive problems which may include elder abuse, housing, family law, consumer protection and advance planning.
Intern responsibilities include some or all of the following:

• Help intake and interview clients in person or via telephone intake
• Handle a small individual caseload with supervision
• Assist legal staff with more complex litigation and cases
• Help develop community education materials
• Help conduct outreach workshops and attend community events
• Conduct legal research, writing and drafting
• Participate in systemic advocacy efforts
• Handle other office tasks and special projects, as needed

Second year law students are preferred, but first year students with bilingual abilities and/or exemplary direct public interest experience will be considered. The ideal candidate will also have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to work under pressure, and superior writing and communication skills. Relevant experience in a legal program or law office preferred. Interest in and ability to work with older people and sensitivity to older people of different backgrounds required. Demonstrated commitment to public interest preferred. Bilingual capabilities a plus. Students should explore work-study, law school, or other external funding and include information in their cover letter.

If you are interested in work study, internships or externships, please email your resume and cover letter to Dana Goldberg, Esq., Legal Director, via e-mail to dgoldberg@seniorlawcenter.org.

SeniorLAW Center has excellent internship and externship opportunities through Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law , Temple University Beasley School of Law and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and we encourage students to apply through their law school faculty. We welcome inquiries from students of other law schools with externship programs.

SeniorLAW Center is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. SeniorLAW Center prohibits discrimination based on age, race, national origin, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or familial status.

 

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