CrescentCare Legal Services

Field Placement Supervisor
Alice Riener

Chief Legal and Policy Officer

 

Field Placement Office
3308 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
 

Field Placement Website
http://crescentcarehealth.org/

Description of Field Work

CrescentCare Legal Services (formerly AIDSLaw of Louisiana, Inc.) provides free civil legal aid to income eligible persons in Louisiana with legal issues involving matters related to or arising from their HIV status. Persons living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their loved ones, face a variety of problems requiring the assistance of legal professionals with experience in various areas of the law.

Services Provided

Individuals affected by HIV disease, both those who are infected, as well as their loved ones, face a variety of problems requiring the assistance of legal professionals with experience in various areas of the law. These legal problems include:

Last Will and Testament Veterans Benefits Foreclosures
Living Will Benefits Overpayments Discrimination
Durable Medical Power of Attorney Foods Stamps Family Law
Durable General Power of Attorney SSI Disability Public Accomodations
Burial Instructions Medicaid & Health Insurance Consumer Protection
Simple Succession Matters Employment/Wage Claim Predatory Lending
Securing Public Benefits Privacy Protection Foreclosures
Social Security Appeals Unauthorized Disclosure  Notarial Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community legal education is a major component of our goal to help persons living with HIV/AIDS understand their rights and responsibilities in a broad range of areas, such as consumer injustice, discrimination, HIPPA, housing, public benefits, criminalization and stigma, health care and other areas of law.

 

Externship Requirements
Students interested in health law, civil legal aid, and social justice are encouraged to apply.

 

Application Process

Interested students should contact Prof. Linares at halinare@loyno.edu to schedule an appointment. After speaking with Prof. Linares, students will be directed to fill out the Externship Application available at http://law.loyno.edu/externships.  Once cleared by OSEL to apply, students will be given instructions on submitting application materials (cover letter, resume, writing sample, unofficial transcript) to the placement.

Loyola's application deadlines for each semester are posted on the homepage of the Externship Program website. However, students should apply early as students are accepted on a rolling basis and placements may be filled prior to the application deadline.

 

 

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