Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) Attorney
POSITION: Legal Services of South Central Michigan is seeking a highly qualified attorney to assist with the launch of our Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) in Washtenaw County. This position is part of a new project funded by Michigan Medicine designed to address the social determinants of health for Washtenaw County’s low-income residents. The MLP Attorney will conduct outreach and provide training to health care providers on identifying legal needs; develop and maintain collaborative relationships with our medical provider partners; help develop/improve screening tools and outcome data collection; and manage an individual caseload focusing on family, consumer, public benefits and housing law. The MLP Attorney will work out of our new office in downtown Ypsilanti as well as onsite at our healthcare partners’ facilities.
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) has been providing services to low-income individuals and families for over 50 years. LSSCM’s mission is to provide high quality free civil legal assistance to our most vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence prevention, and assistance in accessing health care, food, and needs-based income programs. We are the Legal Services Corporation and state-funded civil legal aid provider in southern and central Michigan, covering 13 counties including Washtenaw County. LSSCM is a program of Michigan Advocacy Program. Visit lsscm.org and miadvocacy.org for more information.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be licensed to practice law in Michigan, qualified to be admitted by waiver, or able to take the next Michigan bar exam. Exceptionally qualified May 2018 graduates will be considered (those with highly relevant experience such as working in a healthcare setting prior to law school and/or with a MLP during law school). Applicants must possess excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income individuals and underserved populations. Legal aid, medical legal partnership, or similar experience is preferred. Litigation experience is a plus.
BENEFITS: Salary starts at $44,000 for new attorneys; salary for experienced attorneys will depend on experience. Includes excellent benefits. This is a two-year contract attorney position with the possibility of renewal.
- Complete this application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4aLMCJYCZWYENrz1XsQvxjWAQFqkpGNxWx60bxXIl6E-1Bg/viewform?usp=sf_link
- Submit your resume and cover letter by email with “MLP Attorney” in the subject line to email@example.com.
The position is open until filled; applications received by June 24, 2018 will receive priority.
LSSCM is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.