MedLaw Attorney

Center for Elder Law & Justice
Published
June 14, 2022
Location
Buffalo, NY
Category
Legal  
Job Type

Description

Center for Elder Law & Justice is looking to fill an Attorney position to work within our Medical-Legal Unit. We are open to considering full time and part time candidates! 

About CELJ:

Center for Elder Law & Justice (CELJ) is a civil legal services organization fighting for justice, primarily for low-income older adults, in 10 counties in Western New York.  Our attorneys stop illegal evictions, save clients homes from foreclosure, put a stop to elder domestic violence, fight for public benefits, work with our local immigrant & refugee populations, and represent grandparents and other kinship care relatives in custody and neglect petitions in family court.  We also advocate for systems-wide policy changes, commenting frequently on changes to regulations and working with local elected leaders on legislation that will impact the poor and vulnerable older adults in our area.  We believe that independence and dignity are the hallmarks of justice.

Job Description:

Provide direct civil legal services to individuals diagnosed Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s, or their caregivers. Practice areas include but are not limited to housing, consumer, substituted decision making matters, elder law, and public benefits. Provide grant program development and management. Consult and train community partners and healthcare providers to identify common legal issues, and develop collaborative working relationships.

Work closely with The Alzheimer’s Association, healthcare providers, and other key referral organizations, to address complex and intractable problems facing dementia patients. Handle legal issues that are largely linked to elder law, including housing matters, employment, healthcare, and end of life planning. Maintaining strong relationships grant partners is essential.

This position will require local travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in NYS
  • 3+ years legal experience, preferred
  • Self-starter; self-motivated
  • Must enjoy a fast paced environment
  • Able to handle multiple tasks
  • Must be comfortable in a health care setting
  • This is not a traditional desk job; at times required to meet with patient’s bedside
  • Program development experience
  • Substituted decision making, wills, elder law experience, preferred
  • Communication and interpersonal skills required – must be comfortable collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Public speaking (trainings)
  • Able to identify and evaluate legal issues
  • Commitment to communities we serve
  • Travel amongst counties, required

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Rachel Haseley, HR Director Rhaseley@elderjusticeny.org

CELJ is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Employer recruits without regard to sex, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and any such candidates are strongly encouraged to apply