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Economic Justice Attorney-Springdale Office

Economic Justice Attorney-Springdale Office

Legal Aid of Arkansas is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm dedicated to assuring equal access to justice in civil matters for low-income Arkansans. Legal Aid provides wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic justice, economic justice, and consumer protection.

We are seeking an attorney to join our Economic Justice work group, which focuses on public benefits (Medicaid, SSI/SSDI, SNAP, unemployment), employment issues (including discrimination, FLSA, and FMLA), and education (IDEA, 504, school discipline). The attorney will have a primary responsibility of serving clients who are residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas and will handle a caseload focused on Medicaid access.

Job duties will include:

-       Representing clients in all levels of a case, including intake, negotiations, administrative hearings, trial, and appeal.

-       Advancing Legal Aid’s Economic Justice work to promote financial stability for our client communities.

-       Addressing systemic issues through impact litigation in state and federal court.

-       Furthering active community education efforts to maximize public knowledge of the relevant laws and Legal Aid’s services, specifically Medicaid access and retention.

-       Maintaining relationships with partner organizations.

 

Required qualifications:

-       Arkansas bar admission or eligible for admission on motion.

-       Familiarity with Medicaid laws and regulations is a plus.

-       Excellent legal writing skills.

-       Hearing experience and bilingual ability is a plus.

-       Ability to maintain good relationships with clients, co-workers, the community, and partners.

-       Driver’s license.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; law school loan repayment; and retirement plan. Currently, the position is funded for 12 months.

If interested, please send resume to Elizabeth King, Director of Human Resources, at eking@arlegalaid.org. The position is open until filled and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Legal Aid of Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of those we serve. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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