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Health Law Staff Attorney



FLSA Classification:


Reports To:

Practice Group Director, Deputy Director of Litigation, Exec. Directo


Paralegals and Legal Secretaries as required

Overview of Position:

Under the direct supervision of the Practice Group Director, the Health Law Staff Attorney assists in providing comprehensive legal services, advocacy, and representation to clients; which includes helping clients obtain essential health care benefits and eligibility for programs like Medi-Cal, Covered CA, Medicare, In-Home Supportive Services, and managed care plansAdditionally, the staff attorney will provide educational presentations and outreach throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop broad legal expertise in health care eligibility and health access 
  • Engage in a legal advice hotline staffed by attorneys and non-attorney advocates
  • Interview and counsel clients in-person and remotely  
  • Conduct research, develop legal arguments, provide direct assistance to clients with urgent health care needs under high-stress situations 
  • Drafting and filing briefs and complaints, as well as engage in mediation and negotiation to satisfactorily resolve clients’ legal issues 
  • Develop and maintains good working relationships with a variety of health care providers and government and social service agencies 
  • Assist and/or represent clients during the application and appeal process for Medi-Cal, Covered CA, Medicare, and In-Home Supportive Services for eligibility and access to services through managed care plan models
  • Resolve billing disputes with health care providers, health plans, and collection agencies 
  • Provide substantive health care and ICLS services presentations for community partners and the public including regularly participate in clinics/workshops and community outreach projects. 
  • Manage high-volume case load with variety of deadlines and effectively evaluate their urgency   
  • Work effectively as part of a team that includes attorneys, paralegals, support staff, volunteers, and students 

Desired Education and Experience:

  • Degree from law school and active member of the California Bar in good standing
  • Ability to understand the objectives of poverty law 
  • Experience desired in regulatory and statutory interpretation 
  • Humility in working with colleagues and clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and/or limited English proficiency 
  • Prior work experience, paid or volunteer, in legal service office serving low- income clients is considered and asset for employment
  • Entry level attorney (0-3 years’ experience) who is highly motivated and passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly
  • Background in substantive legal areas impacting impoverished communities and experience working with low-income organizations and client groups preferred. 
  • Language: ability to read, write, and communicate in English with Spanish being a plus 

Benefits & Compensation:

$78,000.00 – $115,00.00 annually

How to Apply:

Please use this link to apply via Microsoft Forms: Microsoft Forms 

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