Job Title: Staff Attorney Status: Full-time Salary: $55,000 - $65,000/year, DOE Reports to: Legal Director
To apply, send resume and cover letter to Danielle Stevens, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People’s Legal Aid (PLA) is a non-profit legal organization providing free civil legal education, assistance, and representation to Utahns facing eviction and debt collection lawsuits. PLA believes safe, stable housing is a fundamental right and that all people should have access to legal services and protection under the law. These services are instrumental to helping families maintain safe and affordable housing throughout Utah’s communities. This work ensures housing security, a key social determinant of health, and is foundational for increased quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.
PLA’s attorneys are instrumental in securing more equitable outcomes for Utahns facing eviction and debt collection, and they work closely with non-attorney PLA staff to champion fair access to legal representation for defendants in eviction and debt collection proceedings.
● Provide competent and rigorous legal representation for Utah defendants in eviction-related civil proceedings; including tracking all case materials, developments, and outcomes in MyCase ● Coordinate with paralegal staff and law clerks to draft and file appropriate documentation for client case files ● Participate in training and capacity-building for paralegal staff, non-legal staff, and community partners on building substantive legal knowledge and operations of Peoples Legal Aid and the courts; as well as know-your-rights trainings for prospective clients coordinated by community partners ● Provide clients with legal advice related to landlord-tenant and debt collection disputes ● Negotiate settlements for clients with opposing counsel or pro-se plaintiffs ● Maintain current working knowledge of Utah laws/statutes related to landlord-tenant relations, evictions, contract law, and civil procedure ● Develop and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders including opposing counsel, the Courts, bar associations, community partners, landlord-tenant mediators, and local working groups ● Collaborate with PLA’s Legal Director to compile data and information needed for grant reporting, annual reports, etc. ● Participate in staff meetings, trainings, and other administrative duties as required
● Juris Doctorate degree ● Admitted to the Utah Bar either upon hire or no more than six months from the date of hire ● Personal commitment to civil legal aid, and to providing quality legal representation for low-income and marginalized populations ● Proven effectiveness in, and dedication to, providing direct services to culturally diverse and at-risk clients ● Comfortable with advising and representing clients virtually and in-person ● Detail- and deadline-oriented; able to manage multiple priorities at a time with minimal supervision ● Comfortable and competent working in a remote work setting; maintaining regular working hours and alerting team to schedule variances ● Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team ● Clear and professional verbal and written communication skills ● Adaptable and willing to grow with an evolving organization ● Willing to work variable hours including some evenings and weekends, as needed
● Previous experience with or knowledge of Utah eviction proceedings, litigation, and/or Utah contract law ● Spanish speaking
New hires will initially be hired on a contract basis for a 90-day probationary period. Contracted attorneys are eligible for full-time, permanent employment after successful evaluation following the 90-day probationary period.
At Cambia, our members need us more than ever, and to continue serving them, we need to be vaccinated. Following federal mandate, all Cambia Health Solutions employees, including 100% remote workers, need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 1/1/22.
The Regulatory Affairs Specialist supports the transformation of health care through the proactive application of strategies designed to establish Cambia as a market-leading health solutions innovator and provider of high-quality health care services. Works in partnership with the Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations and Public Affairs team to represent Cambia and to advocate with state and federal agencies with regulatory or oversight authority over Cambia’s operational activities. Serves as a connection point and advisory resource to Cambia to ensure new laws, rules, and regulatory issues are appropriately communicated to accountable persons in the Company.
Develop and maintain effective relations with state and federal regulators and other organizations that influence regulations and rule-making.
Develop comments on proposed regulations for submission to state and federal regulatory agencies and represent Regence in administrative rule hearings. Represent Cambia to other external industry organizations for compliance purposes.
Facilitate the dissemination of legislation and regulations as necessary to support the Company’s implementation and compliance efforts.
Periodically report key issues and activities to senior leadership.
Work in partnership with the Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations to ensure the effectiveness of Cambia in their market to develop and strengthen Cambia’s reputation and presence as a high quality health care innovator.
Secure key relationships and actively develop opportunities to accomplish this. Work in collaboration with more broad Cambia teams to execute on positioning campaigns and strategies.”
Create and monitor project work plans to ensure that tasks are identified, executed, and timelines are met.
Provide support to Regulatory Implementation and Compliance by analyzing new statutes and regulations for requirements and legislative intent necessary for effective implementation.
Develop recommendations for how Regence will comply with new laws and regulations.
Provide support to Government Affairs for reviewing and analyzing legislative proposals that could impact the Company and provide reports on key public policy issues. Support to Government Affairs is secondary to the above activities.
Responsibilities extend to Company’s wholly owned or controlled subsidiaries and affiliates.
Knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes, including regulatory administration and enforcement.
Ability to analyze, evaluate, research and develop legislative and regulatory proposals.
Ability to prioritize and analyze diverse opinions regarding interpretation of laws, regulations and standards to assure proper implementation.
Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff and leadership.
Demonstrated creative thinking and effective strategic planning and facilitation abilities. Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and project management software.
Ability to develop, monitor and organize comments to proposed rules changes and research and analyze documentation.
Ability to collaborate with regulators while advocating Company positions and resolving concerns in a manner favorable to the Company.
Normally to be proficient in the competencies listed above
Regulatory Affairs Specialist will have a Bachelor’s degree in business, political science, health or public policy, social science or related field and 5 years’ experience in regulatory affairs, project management, compliance-related activities or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Regulatory affairs experience is preferred.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug and tobacco-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A background check is required.