- Legal Council for Health Justice (formerly AIDS Legal Council of Chicago)
The Legal Council for Health Justice (LCHJ) seeks a staff attorney to begin implementation of a pilot MLP with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS), including partnership and program development and provision of civil legal aid services to patient clients. LCHJ was founded in 1987 as the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago to respond to the urgent legal and human needs of persons impacted by HIV and AIDS. In 2014, we changed our name and expanded services in to address discrimination, disadvantage, and disparities in health, equity, and well-being across the lifespan of vulnerable populations. ACCESS is federally qualified health center network with 25 years of experience delivering high quality, community-based primary and preventive health care to low income, minority populations living in medically underserved areas in the Chicago metropolitan area.
All applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the missions of LCHJ and ACCESS. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred:
- Social Security, Medicaid and other public benefits programs,
- General intake in poverty law;
- Models of harm reduction and trauma-informed care.
Relevant experience includes not only professional advocacy on behalf of others, but personal experience with poverty, chronic illness, mental illness, public housing or other issues affecting our client population.
- Applicants must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to the Illinois Bar or be eligible for admission through reciprocity.
- Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written Spanish.