Managing Attorney - Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
Iowa Legal Aid
March 12, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
Full Time - Experienced
Background: The Legal Hotline for Older Iowans is a prevention and early intervention program that provides free legal advice, brief services and referrals to Iowans who are age 60 or older, with noncriminal legal issues. The overall objective of the Legal Hotline is to help older Iowans prevent and resolve legal problems, avoid victimization and remain independent by increasing their access to legal assistance.
Responsibilities: The Managing Attorney is responsible for a wide range of legal and administrative responsibilities. Iowa Legal Aid is dedicated to providing high quality legal services in areas of priority identified by its Board of Directors. It has a strong commitment to community legal education. Priority areas for the Legal Hotline include health care, housing, public benefits, elder abuse, nursing homes, end-of-life planning, consumer protections and other basic necessities.
The Managing Attorney is responsible for working with multiple funding sources and also has responsibilities related to collective bargaining and human resource matters for Iowa Legal Aid.
Qualifications: Preference will be given to those applicants with at least three years of legal experience, background in and commitment to working with low-income people, and experience handling claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Iowa or be available to take the next scheduled bar examination
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent on experience, excellent fringe benefits.
Internal Number: HOT-MA
About Iowa Legal Aid
Iowa Legal Aid provides free legal assistance with civil legal problems involving basic necessities for low-income individuals in all 99 Iowa counties. Offices are located in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo. Iowa Legal Aid helps clients who meet income and asset guidelines, based on the size of the household. Some Iowans in need of assistance, including those who are 60 and older, may be exempt from financial guidelines. A fee is not charged for services, however, clients may need to pay court filing fees or other costs of representation; Assistance ranges from providing counsel and advice to representation before various agencies and courts. Services are provided in the following areas: Consumer, Education, Employment, Family, Health, Housing, Benefit Programs and Individual Rights. Iowa Legal Aid does community legal education presentations and has over 20 printed booklets on various legal topics; a variety of legal educational materials are also available on Iowa Legal Aid’s website, www.iowalegalaid.org.