Staff Attorney, Health Justice Alliance Georgetown University Law Center

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Staff Attorney, Health Justice Alliance Georgetown University Law Center

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Staff Attorney, Health Justice Alliance - Georgetown University Law Center

The Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance (HJA) is a medical-legal partnership (MLP) between Georgetown Law Center and Georgetown University Medical Center that includes a range of inter-professional education, service, and research initiatives designed to address health and justice disparities faced by vulnerable communities in DC.

Job Overview

This Health Justice Alliance (HJA) Staff Attorney position is being funded by the DC Bar Foundation to increase legal services capacity for the HJA's Perinatal Legal Assistance & Well-being (LAW) Project, which is part of the HJA's work with Women's and Infants' Services (WIS) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

The HJA Staff Attorney is primarily responsible for providing direct legal services to pregnant patients and newborns, providing education and training to students and providers, engaging in community outreach and education, and contributing to the data collection and research for the MLP.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Faculty Director of the HJA and will supervised day-to-day by the MLP Director of the Perinatal LAW Project, the HJA Staff Attorney works with the MLP Director of the Perinatal LAW Project and collaborates closely with other members of the HJA, including the HJA's Faculty Director, Director of Operations, and Director of Research and Evaluation, as well as with the attorneys in HJA's Cancer LAW Project.

While no direct reports are anticipated, the HJA Staff Attorney may supervise and mentor Georgetown University Law Center students, and oversee graduate fellows as needed. As well, they have a significant role in ensuring that the program and delivery of legal services are responsive to the needs of perinatal patients.

  • JD from an accredited law school
  • 3 to 5 years of post-JD legal experience providing civil legal housing related services to low-income clients
  • Membership or ability to waive into the District of Columbia Bar
  • Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with doctors, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare providers to address patients' health-harming legal needs, and to leverage medical expertise to advance legal advocacy at the individual and community level
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and service to vulnerable clients
  • Interest in contributing to the data and other research focused on measuring the impact of medical-legal partnership on health and legal outcomes
  • Willingness to develop legal expertise as needed
  • Willingness and availability to travel between local clinical sites

Preferred qualifications
  • MLP experience/experience building new legal aid programs or expanding existing ones
  • Experience training healthcare providers on areas of law impacting their patients
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas of law: family law, public benefits and/or and employment

Work Mode: Hybrid (3 days on campus, 2 days telework). Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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