Ref No.: 18-11236
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Washington DC
3-4 Months

Current D.C. Bar or eligibility to waive into the DC Bar.

Representation involves civil matters of older DC residents, especially veterans.
1. Provides assistance and/or timely accurate information, advice, referral, self-help materials, and guidance in a variety of civil matters involving older DC residents especially veterans, including, but not limited to, VA pensions, debts to the VA, service related disability claims, and other general public benefits and matters (e.g. food stamps, Social Security, Medicaid/Medicare, health-related benefits, debt collection defense, other consumer, and landlord/tenant matters). Cases primarily involve non litigation.
2. Effectively administers assigned cases and ensures that client problems are identified and resolved promptly, efficiently, and in an organized manner.
3. Prepares educational materials, grant reports, trainings, and participates in community outreach as needed.
4. Maintains accurate, contemporaneous, and complete records and notes in the case management system concerning cases handled.
5. Provides guidance to, refers cases and monitors work of volunteers and interns on assigned cases. Provides back-up support and technical assistance to the legal hotline, outreach programs, pro bono panel, long-term care ombudsman program, and other staff attorneys. Handles other projects as assigned.
6. Attends training courses and conferences related to the work of the Veterans Advocacy Project and other trainings as needed.
7. Develops and implements plans for systemic law reform projects related to older DC residents especially veterans. Participates on committees with other legal services advocates, social workers, professionals, clients, and community members with the purpose of working on larger policy issues related to older DC residents especially veterans. 8. Writes articles for journals and other periodicals and/or preparation of how-to manuals as appropriate as assigned. Possesses a demonstrated interest in public interest law and especially service to Veterans