Position title
Staff Attorney - Healthcare Law

LAE is seeking an enthusiastic and compassionate attorney to join our team as a Staff Attorney for healthcare law.

  • Conduct intake interviews with new clients, including home, skilled nursing facilities and hospital visits, when necessary
  • Provide legal advice and direct representation, including appearing before administrative and judicial bodies in healthcare related matters including:
    • Reduction, termination, or denial of health benefits
    • Medi-Cal share of cost assessments – especially those that threaten a client’s ability to live independently or risk their housing
    • Spousal impoverishment protection
    • Medicare recovery
    • Denial or reduction of Paratransit/Medical Transportation benefits
    • Inappropriate and illegal hospital, rehab, or long-term care facility discharge
    • Denial or reduction of IHSS benefits
    • Rights under Nursing Home Reform Act
    • General health and benefit rights
  • Report cases at weekly Case Review meeting
  • Collaborate with the Community Partners, such as the Felton Institute Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Self-Help to the Elderly HICAP program
  • Work with San Francisco Adult Protective Services and Community-based social workers to address their clients’ legal issues
  • Collaborate with other LAE practice groups to insure that clients’ legal issues are addressed holistically
  • Provide trainings to service providers in order to improve their clients’ access to legal services.


  • Member State Bar of California
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal and Medicare requirements
  • Strong written, verbal and interviewing skills
  • Experience with administrative hearings and/or trials
  • Patient & flexible


  • 2+ years practicing Health Law
  • Bilingual in English and Cantonese
  • Knowledge of Skilled Nursing Facility discharge requirements


  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, or Tagalog
  • Knowledge of legal issues related to poverty and/or aging
  • Experience working with elderly, disabled or homeless individuals or those experiencing a crisis
  • Experience working in a non-profit legal services, or other non-profit organization
Job Benefits


Salary is based on experience according to our union scale.​


After successful completion of a probationary period (90 days), membership in the National Organization of Legal Services Workers becomes a condition of employment.


insurance, vacations, etc.


Laura Chiera
Managing Director

Position: Staff Attorney - Healthcare Law

Thank you for submitting your application. We will contact you shortly!

Employment Type
Job Location
701 Sutter St., 2nd Floor, 94109, San Francisco, California, United States
Date posted
September 20, 2019
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