LASSMC – Supervising Attorney, Health Consumer Center

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (LASSMC) seeks an experienced attorney with a passion for health equity and social justice advocacy to supervise the Health Consumer Center (HCC). The HCC helps resolve legal problems related to health care access for low-income people. The HCC works with state and local partners to provide outreach and education and to engage in systemic advocacy to eliminate barriers to health coverage and health care. The HCC is a partner in the Health Consumer Alliance, a statewide network of independent consumer assistance programs.

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LASSMC (www.legalaidsmc.org) is a dynamic and collegial non-profit law firm whose mission is to fight social injustice through civil legal advocacy for people living in poverty.          

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the work of the HCC, including setting policy agenda and collaborating with community and government partners.

  • Supervise and oversee professional development of HCC attorneys and project coordinator.

  • Ensure compliance with grant and contract deliverables and reporting requirements.

  • Handle a health caseload and manage a monthly Medi-Cal Share of Cost Clinic with private law firm partners.

  • Participate as a lead in the Health Consumer Alliance on impact litigation and systemic advocacy.

Required Qualifications: 

  • At least 5 years of practice, including at least 1 year in the area of health care law

  • Active membership in the California State Bar

  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law

  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and communication skills

Preferred:

  • Experience writing grant proposals and reports

  • Spanish proficiency

  • Experience working with diverse client populations and community-based organizations

SALARY

$74,958+ DOE. Excellent benefits including law school loan repayment assistance. 

HOW TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@legalaidsmc.org.

The Legal Aid Society is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.