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The Community Health Law Project is always looking for law students who are interested in summer employment as a legal intern in one of our offices. In our regional offices, the intern would assist staff attorneys in providing legal representation to clients on Social Security, public entitlements, housing, family, and other civil matters. In our administration office (South Orange), the intern would research and write on civil rights and other disability-related issues.

Every year we also hire a law student or graduate student to work as a public policy intern. The intern researches and writes on matters of public policy that affect our clients, e.g., welfare regulations, proposed changes in the Medicaid program, psychiatric institution lien law reform.

We are always interested in receiving resumes of people interested in attorney or advocate positions. Attorneys provide direct legal representation of low-income clients with disabilities in such civil matters as Social Security, Welfare, landlord-tenant disputes, debt collection, family law, and barrier-free accessibility. Advocates provide representation of clients before administrative tribunals (for example, at Social Security hearings). When an opening arises, it will be posted here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Staff Attorney Wanted:

CHLP is seeking an experienced licensed Attorney for its Camden/Atlantic office in Collingswood, NJ. Bilingual strongly preferred, for representation of low-income persons with disabilities and chronic health conditions. Practice areas may include a broad range of civil law matters including, but not limited to, housing, entitlements such as social security disability benefits and Medicaid, family matters such as domestic violence and child support, consumer law, and other civil legal matters affecting the organization’s clientele. Salary negotiable.

Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Brian Smith, Esq., Community Health Law Project, Station House Office Building, 900 Haddon Avenue, Suite 400, Collingswood, NJ 08108 or via email to bsmith@chlp.org. Also send above materials to Erika Kerber, Esq., Director of Litigation, Community Health Law Project, 185 Valley Street, South Orange, NJ 07079 or via email to ekerber@chlp.org.

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