POSITION SUMMARY: CrescentCare Legal Services (CCLS), a division of CrescentCare, seeks a dynamic, self-starting attorney who is innovative and has a demonstrated commitment to public interest law to join its office. This position will work on the department’s cutting-edge tele-law practice expanding legal services statewide, specifically to Regions 3-9. The position is based in either our New Orleans or Baton Rouge office, and requires extensive statewide travel estimated at more than 30%.
Through a tele-law model of practice, the staff attorney will provide direct representation of clients in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies or tribunals in cases involving a variety of areas of law, including but not limited to, housing claims, Social Security benefits, discrimination, estate planning, and debtors’ rights primarily focused on an individual’s HIV+ status. Responsibilities include all aspects of direct legal assistance including client interviewing, factual investigation, advice and counsel, brief services, legal research and writing, pretrial and trial practice. Staff Attorneys will also train and supervise student interns and volunteer attorneys; staff legal clinics; outreach and legal rights education to clients and community groups, social service providers, and CrescentCare staff; case reporting; and outcome reporting to grant funders.