OPG attorneys support the organization’s mission to protect the human and legal rights and civil liberties of each individual that OPG serves. Our attorneys provide legal counsel to OPG staff and represent the organization in courts throughout New Hampshire.
- Juris Doctor (JD) degree
- Member of the NH Bar Association
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Sound judgment, analytical ability and strong attention to detail
- Professional attitude, compassionate and strong personal ethics
- Fundamental understanding of guardianship law, landlord/tenant law, trusts and estates
- Knowledgeable of state and federal benefits and the appellate process when benefits have been denied or terminated
- Researches and analyzes the law on complex issues and writes persuasive motions and legal briefs
- Ability to prioritize and meet multiple and competing deadlines
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
- Knowledgeable of the rules of evidence, court rules, state law and case law
- Represents the organization in legal proceedings and administrative hearings
- Works closely with attorney co-workers and paralegal
- Provides training to employees in various legal matters
- Develops organization policies and positions on legal matters
- Ability to problem-solve unique and complex issues
- Researches, anticipates and guards the organization against legal risks
- Proficiency in the use of technology in performing job responsibilities
- Commitment to improving the lives of those with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and individuals with dementia or traumatic brain injury
- Manages and supervises OPG’s property team
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 4th.
Additional information & Benefits
The landscape of the practice of law in New Hampshire has changed in recent years and caused many attorneys to reevaluate their career path. Attorneys seeking greater fulfillment in their professional lives have found themselves in a system that often measures their worth by billable hours instead of how many people they help or lives they change. If that resonates, please read on. There is no other job in the legal profession quite like that of an OPG attorney.
The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing guardianship and advocacy services to legally incapacitated adults, including those challenged by developmental disabilities, mental illness, dementia or traumatic brain injury. The organization is unique and the work both challenging and personally and professionally rewarding. Every day, OPG’s dedicated staff makes a difference in the lives of some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens.
OPG’s legal services department is tasked with supporting OPG’s mission by representing the organization and its clients throughout the state. Working alongside guardians, client resource specialists, and estate and trust managers in a collegial environment, OPG attorneys protect the human and legal rights and civil liberties of each individual we serve.
The work is never routine but is consistently challenging and rewarding. The ideal candidate is experienced in the areas of guardianships, trusts and estates, state and federal benefits, and landlord/tenant law.
Benefits include a competitive salary, 12 paid holidays, hybrid work opportunities, company paid life insurance, health and dental insurance, short term and long term disability, paid time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions, travel reimbursement and use of an on-site fitness center.