Staff Attorney—Health Justice

Staff Attorney—Health Justice

New York Lawyers
For The Public Interest, Inc.
151 West 30th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001-4017
Tel 212-244-4664 Fax 212-244-4570
TTY 212-244-3692

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a nonprofit civil rights law firm committed to advancing equality and civil rights with a focus on health justice, disability rights, and environmental justice through community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar, is seeking applicants for the position of Staff Attorney in its Health Justice (HJ) Program. The HJ Program brings a civil rights and immigrant rights focus to health care advocacy in New York City. Current campaigns focus on language access in pharmacies, race- and insurance-based discrimination in major academic medical centers, the impact of Medicaid cuts on safety net health care providers serving low-income communities of color, and medical deportation. The Staff Attorney will take on existing advocacy and have ample opportunity to lead and collaborate upon new campaigns. The Staff Attorney will engage in legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, as well as community organizing and outreach, coalition-building, and media work.

Excellent strategic judgment and the drive to originate and effectuate challenging campaigns.
A minimum of three years of experience with legal, policy and/or administrative advocacy.
Exceptional candidates with less experience will be considered.
Experience working with coalitions of community members and community-based organizations.
Excellent writing, analytic and public speaking skills.
Experience with and/or commitment to health care advocacy, racial justice and/or immigrant rights.
Proficiency in a second language is desirable.

NYLPI pioneered the practice of community lawyering in the five boroughs of New York City. With every case and every campaign, we continue to elaborate an approach to working with marginalized
communities that is ambitious, participatory, and dynamic. Our work draws on a range of strengths: community trust; proficient organizing; media savvy; effective legislative advocacy; and bold,
creative approaches to litigation. The Staff Attorney will work both independently and in collaboration with other attorneys, community organizers, and media and lobbying consultants. NYLPI offers salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. NYLPI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color and individuals with disabilities.

Please send applications by October 31, 2012 to with the words “Attention: HJ Staff Attorney Position.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and must include a cover letter, resume and three references (including daytime telephone numbers). Please mention where you saw this posting in your cover letter. To learn more about NYLPI, vist