Legal Counsel for the Elderly – temp staff attorney

October 25, 2016

LCE seeks a temporary staff attorney for LCE’s Schedule H Tax Project. We anticipate an employee position opening in the near future.

The temporary staff attorney position is full time. The salary is $25/hour. We are hoping to fill the position as soon as possible.

Schedule H is a D.C. tax credit for low-income individuals with high housing costs, providing a benefit of up to $1,000 per year. LCE’s Schedule H Tax Project assists low-income seniors who do not need to file a full tax return.  LCE staff and volunteers meet with clients, assist them with filling out the Schedule H forms, advise them regarding supporting documentation, and follow up with the Office of Tax Revenue (OTR) regarding disposition.

The staff attorney will be responsible for facilitating pro bono Schedule H clinics at area law firms, in which clients are scheduled for appointments withpro bono attorneys to fill out Schedule H forms.  The staff attorney will coordinate clinic appointments, including ensuring clients understand the documents they need to bring to the clinic. The staff attorney will assist with training the pro bono law firm volunteers and answering any questions that arise during the clinic.

The staff attorney will have a caseload of Schedule H clients to assist, including homebound clients and clients with limited English proficiency.  The staff attorney will also assist with training and supervising law student volunteers. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus. D.C. Bar membership or eligibility to waive in is preferred but not required.

To apply, submit a resume and two references to Rochelle Bobroff, Senior Attorney for Systemic Reform, Legal Counsel for the Elderly,rbobroff@aarp.org.

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