Staff Attorney

STAFF ATTORNEY
MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP PROJECT
AT YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL

Description of Position
The Center for Children’s Advocacy, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for the legal rights of Connecticut’s most vulnerable children, has an opening for an experienced attorney to staff an innovative interdisciplinary medical-legal partnership. To improve health outcomes for poor children who are patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, the attorney will: provide legal consultation and direct legal representation in selected cases; supervise law student interns; train hospital staff (physicians, social workers) in children’s legal rights and entitlements; and help to strengthen the advocacy efforts both physicians and attorneys on systemic health policy issues affecting poor children. The attorney will be employed by the Center, but will work out of an office at YNHH. This attorney will work in partnership with the MLPP Project Director who will be providing legal resources to community medical providers.

More information about the Medical-Legal Partnership Project can be found on the Project’s website by going to www.kidscounsel.org/our-work/aboutus_programs_mlpp.

Qualifications
We are seeking an attorney who has demonstrated commitment to provide quality legal representation for children and who is skilled in providing advocacy through public policy as well as traditional litigation. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of poverty law including Medicaid, public benefits, housing, SSI, special education laws; excellent communication and writing skills, demonstrated interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration, and a passionate commitment to legal advocacy for poor children. Knowledge of the health field, while valuable, is not essential. Applicants must have a minimum of three years related legal experience.

Salary/Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and are within the general range of salaries for public interest organizations.

Application Process
Please sent a cover letter expressing qualifications for the position as well as a detailed resume to Jay Sicklick at jsicklick@kidscounsel.org or by mail to: Jay Sicklick, Deputy Director, Center for Children’s Advocacy, Inc., University of Connecticut School of Law, 65 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105

Applications must be received by February 1, 2013.

CCA is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks a diverse and vibrant work staff.  CCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

Access the CCA website by going to www.kidscounsel.org