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Elder Victim Staff Attorney Positions Available Immediately

SeniorLAW Center seeks experienced candidates to join its team of public interest attorneys and advocates. We seek two full-time Staff Attorneys, each with at least two (2) years of experience in civil litigation (preferably including protection from abuse, spousal support, custody and other family law issues; ejectment and landlord-tenant matters; and consumer law cases). At least one candidate must be fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese or Vietnamese or other Asian or East Asian language. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and orientations, as well as those with experience in serving the legal needs of the older veteran community, will receive preference. 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 highly professional, energetic, flexible, confident, and culturally-sensitive attorneys 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 the Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, East Asian) communities as well as older veteran victims. The attorneys 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 Wendy E. Bookler, Esq. via e-mail to employment@ seniorlawcenter.org as soon as possible. Applications without salary requirements will not be reviewed.  

SeniorLAW Center is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Legal Advocate Positions:

Elder Victim Legal Advocate Positions Available Immediately

SeniorLAW Center seeks experienced candidates to join its team of public interest attorneys and advocates.  We seek several full-time Legal Advocates, each with Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate and relevant experience in a legal services program or law office. Reporting to the Project Director and the Legal Director, the Elder Victim Legal Advocates will be responsible for assisting and advocating on behalf of older victims of elder abuse and/or financial exploitation in various areas of civil law. Some positions will be located in Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and/or Chester County. Fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and/or other Asian languages is a requirement for one position.

The candidate should possess an interest in and ability to work with older people and sensitivity to older people of different backgrounds.  The candidate must possess good interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to work as part of a team, ability to meet deadlines, and good writing and research skills. Those with VOCA-approved victim services training will be preferred.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter identifying specific relevant experience/training and salary range requirements, as well as the county/counties for which applicants are applying, to the attention of Wendy E. Bookler, Esq. via email to employment@seniorlawcenter.org as soon as possible.  Applications without salary requirements will not be reviewed.

SeniorLAW Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons from diverse backgrounds and orientations are encouraged to apply.

 

Public Interest Fellowship Opportunities

We are consider attorneys licensed in Pennsylvania 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.

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.

Interested applicants should send their resumes and cover letters to the attention of Wendy E. Bookler, Esq., Legal Director, via e-mail to wbookler@seniorlawcenter.org or via mail to 1500 JFK Blvd., Suite 1501, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

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.

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.

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.orgCLICK HERE for more information about Summer Internships.

SeniorLAW Center has established excellent internship and externship programs with Villanova University Charles WidgerSchool of Law , Temple University Beasley School of Law, 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.

 

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