SeniorLAW Center

Employment

Attorney Positions:

Part-time Elder Victim Staff Attorney Position: Available Immediately

Founded in 1978, SeniorLAW Center is a dynamic nonprofit public interest legal services organization whose mission is to seek justice for older people by using the power of the law, educating the community and advocating on local, state and national levels. We are the only non-profit agency in Pennsylvania wholly dedicated to providing legal assistance to older people and protecting their legal rights. The Center focuses on the needs of those 60 and older, prioritizing those who are low-income, cultural/racial minorities, the disabled, and those facing other vulnerabilities and challenges. We fight senior poverty, fraud and homelessness, provide protection from elder abuse and financial exploitation, enable grandparents to raise grandchildren, and improve access to justice. Our core values are justice, passion, compassion, respect, collaboration, listening, inspiring hope and courage, creativity, diversity, trust and excellence.
SeniorLAW Center seeks an experienced candidate to join its team of public interest attorneys and advocates in Victim Services. We seek one part-time Staff Attorney, with at least two (2) years of experience in civil litigation. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and orientations with experience in a legal services office and in aging and/or poverty law, representing clients in various areas of civil law, particularly in protection from abuse, and working with senior citizens, minority, low-income and Limited English Proficient communities are all preferred. This position is based in center city Philadelphia.
We are seeking a highly professional, energetic, flexible, confident, and culturally-sensitive attorney to provide direct legal services to seniors. The position involves providing client intake and direct client services, including civil representation, litigation and legal counseling. The attorney must have courtroom experience. The attorney may also be required to participate in community and professional education and attend meetings as a representative of the team.
Applicants must be active members of the Pennsylvania Bar in good standing. 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 as a team 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. No telephone calls please.
SeniorLAW Center is an equal opportunity employer which values and seeks diversity.

Part-time Housing Rights Staff Attorney Position: Available Immediately

Founded in 1978, SeniorLAW Center is a dynamic nonprofit public interest legal services organization whose mission is to seek justice for older people by using the power of the law, educating the community and advocating on local, state and national levels. We are the only non-profit agency in Pennsylvania wholly dedicated to providing legal assistance to older people and protecting their legal rights. The Center focuses on the needs of those 60 and older, prioritizing those who are low-income, cultural/racial minorities, the disabled, and those facing other vulnerabilities and challenges. We fight senior poverty, fraud and homelessness, provide protection from elder abuse and financial exploitation, enable grandparents to raise grandchildren, and improve access to justice. Our core values are excellence, respect, compassion, integrity, creativity and optimism.
SeniorLAW Center seeks an experienced candidate to join its team of public interest attorneys and advocates in Homeownership Rights. We seek one part-time Staff Attorney, with at least two (2) years of experience in various areas of civil law, including probate, deed fraud, quiet title, property conveyancing and conttracotr fraud. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and orientations with experience in a legal services office and in aging and/or poverty law, are encouraged to apply. This position is based in center city Philadelphia.
We are seeking a highly professional, energetic, flexible, confident, and culturally-sensitive attorney to provide direct legal services to seniors. The position involves providing client intake and direct client services, including civil representation, litigation and legal counseling. Courtroom experience is a plus. The attorney may also be required to participate in community and professional education and attend meetings as a representative of the team.
Applicants must be active members of the Pennsylvania Bar in good standing. 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 as a team 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 Elizabeth Shay, Esq. via e-mail to employment@seniorlawcenter.org as soon as possible. Applications without salary requirements will not be reviewed. No telephone calls please.
SeniorLAW Center is an equal opportunity employer which values and seeks diversity.

Legal Advocate Positions:

No positions available 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 Wendy E. Bookler, Esq., Legal Director, via e-mail to wbookler@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 Wendy E. Bookler, Esq., Legal Director, at wbookler@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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