Central Jersey Legal Services - Elder Law Attorney

15 Aug 2017 5:03 PM | Anonymous

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. seeks an Elder Law Attorney for its Trenton office, a non-profit law firm located near the State House in Trenton, New Jersey. This is a staff attorney position with job duties which include providing legal advice, representation in court and at administrative hearings and document preparation in the substantive areas of health law and elder law. Knowledge of, and experience handling Medicaid, and Medicare appeals and representation at fair hearings is required. Extensive experience drafting Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney and Advance Directive documents a must. This position will also include a rotation in housing/eviction court.

Requirements: Commitment to serving low income community and keeping the promise of Justice for All; license to practice law; 2 years+ health law or elder law experience, excellent interpersonal skills. Multi-lingual a plus. This position requires proficiency in estate planning and elder law issues, health law (Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Long-Term Support Services and other relevant benefit programs) as well as housing/eviction law. Legal Aid experience or other relevant experience a plus.

Job Description: Handling a full range of elder law and health related matters including Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, administrative hearings, Superior Court litigation, and appeals as well as drafting wills, powers of attorney and advance directives. This position also includes one week in five rotation in landlord-tenant unit, as well as conducting community education.

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm providing free legal assistance in civil matter to very low-income residents of Union, Middlesex and Mercer Counties in New Jersey. We are proud of our long history of a diverse workforce providing high quality legal assistance to our diverse populations of clients. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are an independent part of a network of civil legal aid providers. We provide continuing legal education to our attorneys and paralegals. We provide a generous benefits package and competitive salary. We are seeking to fill position listed above as soon as possible. Email resume, writing sample and references to Janice Chapin  cjls@lsnj.org