Staff Attorney II
January 25, 2021
Whitman-Walker Health’s Legal Services Program is looking for an experienced, Spanish-speaking attorney with meaningful immigration experience. An attorney in this position will mentor junior staff attorneys in several practice areas and will maintain their own caseload of (mostly) immigration matters.
Ideal candidates will have at least 5 years of experience with serving low income or otherwise marginalized clients, be committed to LGBTQ and HIV rights, and be familiar with some or all of these areas: public benefits (including Medicaid and Medicare), workplace rights and discrimination, estate planning, Social Security benefits, elder law, transgender rights, and health insurance appeals.
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- Applicants should have a law degree from an accredited law school and be admitted to practice in the District of Columbia or eligible for immediate admission to become a member of the DC Bar.
- In addition to DC, admission to the Virginia and/or Maryland Bar is preferred.
- 5+ years of experience as a practicing lawyer.
- 1-3 years of experience with HIV/AIDS legal issues and/or nonprofit legal services work for low-income or disadvantaged populations.
- Experience working with an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse work staff preferred; ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals required.
- Role Specific- Knowledge, Skills, and Talents Required:
- Written, and oral fluency in Spanish.
- Demonstrate familiarity and competence in two or more of the following substantive areas of law: public benefits; discrimination and workplace rights; insurance; wills, financial and medical powers of attorney; medical privacy; immigration; debtors’ rights, and transgender rights.
- Ability to effectively handle complex, challenging cases in two or more of these areas and to exercise sound judgment.
- Knowledge of the health care delivery system, social services, and community-based resources.
- Ability to conduct sensitive, empathetic interactions that respect the dignity and diversity of patients/clients/staff – including factors such as HIV status, race, ethnicity, ability, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
- Ability to effectively educate, treat, and counsel clients from diverse educational, social, and economic backgrounds.
- Interpersonal skills are necessary to de-escalate difficult client encounters.
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team structure by demonstrating the ability to collaborate and contribute to the team’s work.
$67 – 84k