The Community Health Law Project is always looking for law students who are interested in summer employment as a legal intern in one of our offices. In our regional offices, the intern would assist staff attorneys in providing legal representation to clients on Social Security, public entitlements, housing, family, and other civil matters. In our administration office (South Orange), the intern would research and write on civil rights and other disability-related issues.
Every year we also hire a law student or graduate student to work as a public policy intern. The intern researches and writes on matters of public policy that affect our clients, e.g., welfare regulations, proposed changes in the Medicaid program, psychiatric institution lien law reform.
We are always interested in receiving resumes of people interested in attorney or advocate positions. Attorneys provide direct legal representation of low-income clients with disabilities in such civil matters as Social Security, Welfare, landlord-tenant disputes, debt collection, family law, and barrier-free accessibility. Advocates provide representation of clients before administrative tribunals (for example, at Social Security hearings). When an opening arises, it will be posted here.
The Community Health Law Project seeks applications for the important organizational position of Managing Attorney for its Union/Hudson regional office. The position is the supervisor of a regional office and is directly responsible for the operations of said office. An experienced attorney licensed to practice in New Jersey acts as the administrator and litigation director for the regional office. The Managing Attorney supervises all lawyers, advocates and clerical staff, as well as assuming the primary responsibility for directing all outreach programs, direct service components and to assist in fund raising and public relations. The Managing Attorney will act as co-counsel or lead counsel in a variety of difficult litigations and help the organization's Director of Litigation in determining system linkage problems and complex litigation activities. The Managing Attorney shall also represent the organization in community or statewide committees or planning groups. Experience in the representation of low-income persons with disabilities required, and some supervisory and management experience preferred. Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply. Salary negotiable within the position's organizational range.
Send your resume, writing sample, and a cover letter to:
Harold Garwin, President/Executive Director
Community Health Law Project
185 Valley Street
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Or e-mail your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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