Medical-Legal Partnership Post-Graduate Fellow - 12967BR
Medical-Legal Partnership Post-Graduate Fellow
The Medical-Legal Partnership Post-Graduate Fellowship provides an opportunity for a new or recent law school graduate licensed to practice law to assist clients with a wide variety of civil legal issues that present barriers to positive health outcomes. This opportunity also allows the fellow to further their career in poverty law and public service by gaining valuable legal practice experience in a clinical setting while enhancing the capacity of the legal services Bar to serve needy clients.
This position is a regular, full time, benefits-eligible, 2-year limited term position located on the KU Medical Center main hospital campus in Kansas City, Kansas.
(25%) - Conduct program evaluation and research as needed to support the MLP Partnership with the KU Health System at KU Medical Center. This includes the collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data demonstrating patient health outcomes, compiling statistical reports on client caseload and client satisfaction or other surveys, and research and writing on discrete topics regarding social determinants of health and the law. Perform other such duties as may be assigned.
(10%) - Foster relationships with new and existing health providers to raise awareness of patient-client legal needs and facilitate referrals to the MLP for patients. Maintain relationships throughout the course of direct legal representation.
- Juris Doctor degree – recent graduate defined as 2016, 2017 or 2018 graduate
- Eligible to practice law in the state of Kansas. (license or temporary license pending bar results)
- Demonstrated experience working with or serving people from low-income communities, people with mental health needs, those who are from marginalized or vulnerable communities, or any combination thereof
- Experience working with people from diverse cultural, geographic, racial, economic, and religious backgrounds as demonstrated in application materials.
- Demonstrated experience working in high stress, emotionally charged environments while maintaining a client-focused service mindset
- Excellent computer and word processing skills using Microsoft Office suite and commercial client management software as evidenced by application materials
- Participation in an MLP field placement during law school
- Recent graduate from the University of Kansas School of Law
- Demonstrated commitment to public service, advocacy, health care reform, and social justice
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills; excellent oral advocacy and writing skills
- License to practice law in the state of Missouri
- Second-language fluency in one or more of the following languages commonly spoken by our applicant and client populations: Spanish, Arabic, Nepali, Somali, or Maay Maay
Additional Candidate Instructions
To be considered, please apply no later than October 31, 2018.