Housing Attorney for the Hofstra/Northwell Medical - Legal Partnership and Visiting Assistant P...

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Housing Attorney for the Hofstra/Northwell Medical - Legal Partnership and Visiting Assistant Professor of LawSchool/Division:Maurice A. Deane School of LawOffice:Hofstra/Northwell Medical - Legal PartnershipFull-Time or Part-Time:Part-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:The Hofstra|Northwell Medical Legal Partnership (“MLP”) is a collaboration between Hofstra Law School and Northwell Health. Together, these organizations advance a patient-centric healthcare delivery model that unites its collective medical, legal, social & academic resources for a high-need, under-resourced populations. By embedding legal service providers directly into the Northwell Health medical team at clinics across Nassau and Queens Counties, the MLP seeks to eliminate the structural legal barriers standing in the way of underserved patients receiving timely, effective legal, social, medical and behavioral health care.


This is a part-time (17.5 hours per week) position reporting to the Legal Director of the MLP. The Housing Attorney will join a growing, innovative medical clinic-based practice serving low-income patients-clients (and their families) throughout Eastern Queens and Nassau County. The Housing Attorney will teach a housing practicum course for Hofstra Law School students in the fall and spring semesters and handle casework throughout the year. The Housing Attorney is expected to be on-site at three of Northwell Health’s medical clinics in Nassau County for approximately 9 hours per week The Housing Attorney’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

•Maintain a full caseload of medical-legal partnership client representation in landlord/tenant actions that flow from the MLP's work in the clinics; this will include eviction defense and affirmative litigation;

•Work collaboratively with other medical-legal partnership attorneys as well as Northwell Health physicians, residents, patient navigators and social workers to assure client health, social and legal needs are met;

•Support design and development of training, community outreach, and education materials to clients, medical and legal students, and Northwell Health physicians, residents, faculty and staff;

•Work with Hofstra Law School faculty to conduct policy advocacy, including advocacy before legislative, administrative, and judicial bodies to advance the interests of clients;

•Supervise law students who will practice under the supervision of the Housing Attorney in the MLP clinic practices.

Qualifications:Juris Doctor degree required. Attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar (required); minimum of 2 years of experience handling NYC and Nassau County-based Landlord/Tenant cases. Landlord/Tenant trial experience is a plus. A demonstrated passion for social justice and commitment to working with under-served clients (and their families) who have complex medical, social and legal needs; enthusiasm for and experience in working across professions to support client needs; excellent analytical, research and writing skills; strong interpersonal, communication, time management and organizational skills; experience with Themis-CLIO or other practice management systems (preferred); fluency or strong proficiency in Spanish (preferred). We will consider candidates who are new to law school teaching, as well as those who have previous experience as law professors.Application Instructions:For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter to Kerlann Flowers, Legal Director and Senior Attorney for the Hofstra Law-Northwell Medical Legal Partnership, at [email protected] Please include “Housing Attorney for the Hofstra Law-Northwell Medical Legal Partnership” in the subject line. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 09/26/2019Posting Number: 896833-19




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Job No: 896833
Posted: 9/30/2019
Application Due: 12/29/2019
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