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Supervising Attorney, Health Justice Project

Website Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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The Health Justice Project (HJP) is a medical-legal partnership (MLP) clinic housed in the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The HJP partners with health care providers and legal aid attorneys to address the health harming legal needs of vulnerable patients in the Chicago area while educating law students in legal practice and interprofessional collaboration. The HJP’s Maywood MLP, launched in February 2021, partners with Loyola Medicine and Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine to address the health harming legal needs of vulnerable patients in the near western suburbs of Cook County. The HJP and Maywood MLP provide direct client representation and engage in policy advocacy to improve access to health care and healthy housing and to support people living with disabilities. The HJP is an interprofessional clinic which collaborates with faculty and students from social work, public health, medicine, nursing, environmental studies, and other university programs.

The Supervising attorney will work within the HJP to manage the Maywood MLP and assist with managing the case load of the HJP, engage in direct representation of clients and systemic advocacy, and supervise other staff and students. The supervising attorney will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the Loyola Medicine Community Health & Well-Being staff, health science faculty, and health care providers at the Maywood Family Health Center and other Loyola Medicine outpatient clinics in western Cook County; engage in outreach and training for health care providers, students, and patients; develop internal and external resources and materials; manage referral and information exchange protocols; and provide direct service representation and policy advocacy to low-income patients and their community. The supervising attorney will also work in collaboration with faculty from law, social work, medicine, nursing, and public health to develop opportunities for students to engage in interprofessional advocacy.

The ideal applicant has 3 or more years of legal practice experience in an MLP or other public interest law setting, has experience supervising other staff and students, has experience collaborating across professions, is an excellent public speaker and writer, is licensed in Illinois (or bar eligible) and has experience in one or more of the following areas of law: public benefits, health care access, disability, housing, advance care planning, guardianship, immigration, or family law.

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