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Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Staff Attorney-Bakersfield, CA

Organization: Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Position Title: Staff Attorney

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Hours and Compensation: 55,728 – 65,193/annual

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

A medical-legal partnership is a health care delivery model that improves the health and well-being of low-income and other vulnerable populations by addressing unmet legal needs and removing legal barriers that impede health. The Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney partners with front-line physicians, nurses, case managers and others to: (1) provide direct legal assistance to patients; (2) develop/align strategies to improve health and legal institutions and practices; and (3) change policies, all in service of ensuring vulnerable people get and stay healthy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed by the California State Bar.
  • Knowledge of the principles of civil law and their application.
  • Knowledge of trial procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods.
  • Ability to present statements of facts, law and argument clearly and logically.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others..
  • Must have the ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services.
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English desirable.
  • Community lawyering; working with low-income clients.
  • Experience in health, housing, education, or environmental justice plus.

Responsibilities

  • Firmly integrate within the South Kern Building Healthy Communities and with other local and state partners to collaboratively address systemic barriers to health and well-being in the areas of health, housing, education, and environmental justice
  • Co-locate at designated clinic locations.
  • Screen referrals and provide advocacy in cases that help build the case for addressing systemic barriers to health and/or well-being outcomes in South Kern.

How to apply:

To apply please submit resume, cover letter, legal writing sample and three professional references to:

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Attn: Human Resource Dept.

615 California Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93304

Email: careers@gbla.org

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