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Director of Legal Services - Milwaukee, WI

Company: Vivent Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Legal Services - Milwaukee, WI
Explore our careers page to learn more about the benefits we offer!-- https://viventhealth.org/get-involved/careers/

Check out our Youtube channel to learn more about Vivent Health!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SKx0ejNgMA&feature=youtu.be The Director of Legal Services for the Legal Services Program (LSP) provides leadership and direction to all LSP staff and interns, provides competent and zealous legal representation to LSP clients, and acts as a general advocate for persons living with HIV/AIDS. The Director shall be an experienced and competent attorney licensed to practice law in the State which the home office is located.
Scope of Responsibilities

Vivent Health is one of the nation's largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $130 million and employing over 400 professionals.

The unique, nationally recognized-- Vivent Health --HIV Medical Home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes.--Vivent Health--also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection.--

Vivent Health currently --operates in multiple states nationwide . It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes and achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states. Essential Functions

  • Manage all aspects of the LSP to include regular staff meetings; follow Vivent Health policies and procedures; supervise and evaluate all LSP programs, initiatives, staff, and interns; maintain accurate client records in electronic and hard copy files; communicate statistical reports.
  • Provide legal representation competently and zealously, attend court appearances, draft legal documents and legal briefs, negotiate on behalf of clients' best interest, conduct discovery and complete appropriate legal research.
  • Advocate on HIV issues and the law when doing so does not adversely affect the best interests-- of any LSP client.
  • Develop and implement LSP policies and procedures with periodic evaluation of the effectiveness of these policies with an eye toward quality improvement.--
  • Delegate LSP cases, projects and duties among LSP staff or refer cases to community collaborators as appropriate and conduct regular review of case progress.
  • Prepare annual budget and monitor monthly financials. Maximize revenue by assisting Development and Government Relations in seeking out new grants and preparing statistical and narrative reports for applications and reports.
  • Maintain state licensure by abiding by rules of professional responsibility and maintain annual mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) credits. Utilize continuing education classes and legal conferences as opportunities to learn about best practices and new initiatives that could benefit Vivent Health clients and patients.
  • Establish collaborations with other agency departments, especially Case Management and the Medical Center, to help provide clients integrated, seamless access to needed services and to help achieve outcomes and goals.
  • Build and maintain close rapport and working relationships with outside community-based organizations and legal associations.
  • Manage legal clinics in statewide offices, as appropriate, offer educational forums or materials to clients, present across the state on HIV issues and write for Vivent Health publications on legal topics.
  • Provide legal analysis and expertise on HIV legal issues to Vivent Health executive management when presented with media requests or potential legislative reform.
  • Maintain a relationship with the local law schools as appropriate to obtain legal interns and clerks throughout the year.
  • Regularly report to the supervisor on all activities.
  • Implement special projects and fulfill other duties as assigned by supervisor. Required-- Qualifications
    • Law Degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school
    • Acceptance and in good standing with the State Bar of Wisconsin, or eligible for admission
    • Admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Wisconsin US District Court, or eligible for admission
    • Maintain the annual mandatory number of Continuing Legal Education credits Preferred Qualifications
      • A minimum of (2) years of legal experience.
      • Previous supervisory experience
      • Working knowledge of the procedures and processes of the legal system for the State of Wisconsin and the Tenth Federal Circuit Court System.
      • Experience working or volunteering with a legal services program that provides low/no cost legal services to indigent clients.
      • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the HIV/AIDS patient population, and/or an eagerness to learn about this community.
      • Ability and willingness to become familiar with the local court rules of each county that LSP serves in the State of Colorado.
      • Ability to successfully work independently.
      • Comprehensive knowledge and sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV/AIDS *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*

        **Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer* *

        Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.

        *Public Student Loan Forgiveness*

        Employment at our organization may qualify you for federal student loan forgiveness programs. We do not directly pay for - nor forgive - federal student loans; however our status as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3), makes us an eligible employer. There may be other determining factors for one to qualify.

        Please follow this URL to review one such program and their requirements:
        https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

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