Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Center – Apr 5
Posted by Public Interest Law Center on March 9, 2021
The Public Interest Law Center is a nationally renowned public interest law firm with a mission using high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. We combine targeted litigation, legal advice, community education, advocacy, and organizing to secure people’s access to fundamental resources and services, including a high-quality education, health care, housing and community services, employment, a healthy neighborhood and the unencumbered right to vote.
The Public Interest Law Center is seeking applications for a staff attorney to work on the Law Center’s major litigation initiatives with a particular focus on special education, Medicaid, and other matters pertaining to people with disabilities. In this work, the Law Center aims to ensure that all students, regardless of zip code, race, ethnicity, language or abilities, have access to a high-quality public education, and to improve health in low-income communities by addressing systemic barriers to healthcare and public health threats.
The Staff Attorney will be responsible for all aspects of such litigation including developing legal theories, factual investigation, research, discovery, trial, appeals, and enforcement. The Staff Attorney is expected to stay informed about the challenges facing the diverse communities in which we work and to identify high-impact litigation solutions where appropriate.
The Staff Attorney also will be responsible for developing and implementing a wide range of additional strategies that complement litigation to achieve clients’ goals. Such strategies include building and participating in partnerships and coalitions, community education, advocacy, and technical support.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by April 5, 2021.
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