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Legal Director, Medical-Legal Partnership for Children

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit regional law firm that provides high-quality legal assistance to low-income persons and groups in western Ohio, seeks a dynamic, bright, hardworking attorney who would serve as an advocate for children in poverty while leading, supervising, and coordinating the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children.

The Partnership brings together legal and medical expertise to address systemic issues affecting children's health. The Attorney will provide legal representation to low-income families, engage in interdisciplinary training for medical providers on social determinants of health, patient advocacy, and identification of legal needs, and work closely with pediatricians and other healthcare providers at hospitals and clinics in western Ohio. The project is a collaboration between ABLE, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. and area children's hospitals and clinics in Toledo and Dayton.

The Attorney must have excellent interpersonal skills and be experienced in working in collaborative and group environments. Applicant must have leadership capacity and experience. Supervisory experience required. Position involves oversight of partnerships in Toledo and Dayton. Some travel required. Membership in Ohio Bar or ability to be admitted by motion or temporary certification is required. Excellent legal and communication skills; experience with case management software and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); familiarity with database and GIS mapping software preferred. Ability to relate well with low income clients and commitment to legal services to the poor required. Minimum of three years legal experience required. Federal litigation experience preferred. Previous experience in areas of child advocacy, housing law, government benefits (SSI, Medicaid, etc.), special education or poverty law in general is highly preferred. Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish is helpful. Salary depends on experience. Excellent fringe benefits.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter electronically as soon as possible, in Microsoft Word format, to:

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Subject: Legal Director – Medical-Legal Partnership for Children

ABLE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Equal access to ABLE's office is available. Applicants requiring accommodation to the interview/ application process should contact the recruitment coordinator at the address listed above.