The Health Law Attorney will supervise the health team and health law work at Empire Justice Center; provide statewide support, technical assistance and training to community-based and legal services organizations in NYS; assist individual clients in navigating health coverage and public health programs by advising them about the programs, informing them of their rights, advocating for coverage and services; and assisting them in appeals and hearings; develop and plan systems change litigation; stay abreast of developments in health law; analyze cases and case trends and help develop policy strategies to address systemic issues in health; Develop and present trainings on health coverage and health care access; and participate in systemic administrative and legislative advocacy to improve health care access.
Chief Litigation Officer – Albany or Rochester
The LGBTQ Rights Attorney will develop, manage, and supervise Empire Justice Center’s systemic and impact litigation on behalf of the LGBTQ communities; provide individual representation to LGBTQ clients in need of legal assistance maintaining an on-going caseload; develop strategies for advocacy using a variety of systems change tools and community partnerships; and provide legal education opportunities for the legal services community and policy advocates on issues impacting, and solutions beneficial to, the LGBTQ communities through CLE presentations, clinics, and panel discussions.
Empire Justice is seeking an experienced attorney to serve in our Rochester office. As a member of our Civil Rights, Education and Employment Practice Group, the Workers’ Rights Attorney will have the opportunity to work with team members to develop and litigate systemic change employment cases and will manage a caseload representing diverse individuals and groups of low-wage workers living throughout the Genesee Valley region. These cases include federal and state wage claims, employment discrimination, enforcement of state and federal labor protective statutes, civil rights matters, and other related areas of law. The Workers’ Rights Attorney will have the opportunity to develop dynamic and creative strategies that help workers achieve justice, through systemic litigation. An integral part of the Attorney’s work also includes advocacy on behalf of low wage workers through state level policy initiatives, and collaboration with community organizations supporting the low-income and marginalized communities we serve.