Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Please see below for two position announcements at Legal Counsel for the Elderly. For inquiry purposes, Amy Mix (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the hiring manager for the Consumer position and I (email@example.com) am the hiring manager for the Brief Services Unit position. Applications should be completed at www.aarpjobs.com.
The AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) provides a wide range of free legal services and advocacy to District residents age 60+. LCE helps clients by providing courtroom advocacy on consumer, property tax and housing issues; assistance with public benefits, custody and identity theft problems; and provides help with drafting wills, powers of attorney and advance directives.
AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) is currently seeking two qualified attorneys to fill the following positions:
Sr. Legal Aid Attorney - Consumer
Representation involves a significant degree of expertise in consumer law/consumer fraud, litigation (foreclosure defense, affirmative predatory lending litigation, deed fraud, advocacy for victims of identity theft, debt collection defense, and real estate scams); experienced litigator, independent judgment, ability to navigate through complex issues, strong problem solving skills, JD, member in good standing with DC bar, plus 4 years related experience.
Legal Aid Attorney - Associate (Brief Services Unit)
The BSU assists low income elderly residents of the District of Columbia in over 600 cases annually in the areas of economic security (public benefits, Social Security, and debt collection defense); health and supportive services (assessing health insurance and addressing medical debts); and livable communities (linking people with more affordable and safe housing);requires independent judgment, ability to navigate through complex issues, strong problem solving skills, Completion of JD, willingness to work with volunteers, member in good standing of the DC bar and 3 years of related legal experience, particularly in public benefits/Social Security. Spanish speaking a plus.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line at www.aarpjobs.com. Refer to All available positions.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity.
Jennifer L. Berger
Supervisory Legal Aid Attorney
AARP/Legal Counsel for the Elderly
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
Tel. (202) 434-2155
Fax (202) 434-6464