Georgia State Law currently seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of Clinical Supervising Attorney (#1600328) in the HeLP Legal Services Clinic. The Clinical Supervising Attorney will assist clinic faculty in expanding enrollment in the clinic and in delivering interprofessional education programs to law students, professional students enrolled in graduate programs in medicine, nursing, public health, and social work, and to health care professionals working at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The scope of responsibilities for this position include these essential duties, but is not limited to, the following:
- Work with clients through the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) in a variety of civil legal problems affecting children’s health, including addressing poor housing conditions, access to public benefits, family stability, access to healthcare, obtaining disability benefits, and accessing a free and appropriate public education.
- Work with law and other health-related graduate students on client cases, including client intake, case consultations, and court preparation and proceedings, and on educational programming associated with HeLP.
- Assist in teaching the class component of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic including training regarding the laws, regulations, and the social, economic, and environmental factors that impact health and the role such factors play in contributing to health disparities and health inequality among racial and ethnic minorities and low-income individuals. Also directly supervise law students.
- Assist in the documentation of cases and outcomes of cases handled by HeLP; coordinate the provisions, evaluation, and documentation of interprofessional education sessions described above; work with the independent program evaluator for HeLP and GSU law faculty on the research and evaluation components of HeLP.
- Perform other professional duties as needed or requested.
The preferred candidate should possess the following highly desirable qualifications:
- Juris Doctor (J.D.), licensed to practice in the State of Georgia with three year experience representing clients;
- Experience teaching;
- Experience in health care, such as nursing, public health or social work;
- Experience in education law; and
- Proficiency in Spanish.
To view the full position details and apply, visit the Georgia State University employment website and search requisition #16000328 under staff opportunities.
The Health Law Partnership is a medical-legal partnership among Georgia State University College of Law, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Through this community collaboration, health care providers and lawyers address the multiple social and economic conditions that affect the health of low-income children. One of HeLP’s core components is interdisciplinary education of graduate and professional students through the HeLP Legal Services Clinic at Georgia State Law.