Clinical Legal Education Association

Harvard Law School - Staff Attorney, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

06 Jun 2017 1:13 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

STAFF ATTORNEY

SUMMARY:

The Staff Attorney works with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School’s (CHLPI) clinical instructors, staff attorneys, fellows and students to advocate for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to improve the health of underserved populations, with a focus on the needs of low-income people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

This position represents a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School’s clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching health and public health law and policy clinic, and practice in burgeoning areas of state and national importance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Staff Attorney works with consumers, advocates, community-based organizations, health and social services professionals, government officials and others to expand access to high-quality healthcare, to reduce health disparities, and to promote more equitable and effective health and public health systems.

The Staff Attorney works on policy development and advocacy projects to increase access to health care, treatment and essential support services for low-income individuals and families, with a focus on those living with HIV, Hepatitis C and other chronic health conditions. Responsibilities will include tracking and researching federal and state health policy development and assessing the potential impact on vulnerable patient populations. The Staff Attorney also manages outreach and training to state and national health and social service providers and consumer groups, to help support community partners’ health care access advocacy coalitions and policy development activities.

The Staff Attorney mentors students on a broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership. The Staff Attorney helps to build upon and extend CHLPI’s innovative work in health and public health law and policy.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Basic Qualifications: JD Degree earned at least 3 years ago; minimum of 3 years or more relevant experience.

Ability to work independently, as well as in teams; ability to thrive in a high-volume practice; strong oral and written communication skills; strong research and analytical skills, familiarity with federal legislative and regulatory processes; public speaking/presentation skills; strong motivation and initiative and the ability to work creatively within broad program goals; ability to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills; and strong organization, time management, project management and documentation skills. Relevant health law/policy and community outreach/organizing experience preferred.

To Apply: http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/; Requisition # 42713BR

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