Job Type
Full-time, Remote/Hybrid/Local (flexible)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Number of hires for this role: 1

Athena Advocacy is a team of professionals providing wrap-around services to adults so that they may live with dignity and security. We are a respected leader in advocacy, policy, abuse-prevention and coordination of care for elder adults and a woman-owned business. 

Summary  The new Athena Advocacy Team member is an experienced legal professional who is interested in blazing a new path in elder services on the state and national level. The selected candidate will be dedicated to ensuring our clients and loved ones are protected and cared for.  This is a full-time position which can be fulfilled as an on-site, remote or hybrid position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Part-time interested candidates may also apply.   The new team member will work in our General Counsel Office and have the following minimum responsibilities: 

  • Manage the daily obligations and deadlines of court-involved matters. 
  • Review and process all court filings, notices, and correspondence, with detailed attention to legal posture of the matter.
  • Determine appropriate responses and interventions to court orders and notices.
  • Draft and manage motions and other filings for Athena Advocacy and its principals.
  • Manage court hearings: Reserve time and calendar for hearings and status conferences; Prepare hearing checklists, exhibits and reference materials for Guardian or Executor before hearing.
  • Work with the money management department to ensure accurate financial reporting to the courts and interested parties.  
  • Manage on-boarding, annual reporting requirements, distributions and closing matters.
  • Work directly with clients, interested parties, beneficiaries, and third parties, where appropriate. Answer questions, address concerns, obtain consent, coordinate distributions, and problem solve.
  • Prepare correspondence between Athena and clients, beneficiaries, attorneys, and the court for active matters.
 A candidate with appropriate skills and interest may also take on one or more of the following responsibilities as part of their development: 
  • Independently Manage a client portfolio or discrete area of Athena’s client portfolio (such as Estates) including intake of client, legal drafting, lead representation, file and serve petitions, motions, legal research memoranda, reports, and accountings in matters where Athena serves an appointed role. 
  • In complex matters, research and draft memoranda providing legal analysis, risks, and benefits of options for principal’s consideration; coordinate workflows and tasks within the legal department and across the company to ensure timely response. 
  • Track and manage the tax liabilities and obligations of our guardianship, estate, and trust clients, and advise the Athena team’s workflow to minimize liabilities and risks.
  • Recommend improvements in policies procedures and operations across the Athena domains and anticipate areas of concern.
  • Provide advice and guidance to appointed guardians, executors, agents, and trustees for our clients, as necessary.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of developments in the domains of law intersecting with Athena Advocacy’s mission, including, Probate, Estates, Guardianship, Trusts, Taxes, Disability, and Elder Law.
 Skillset, Requirements, Qualifications
  • Must have a law degree from an accredited institution and membership in the bar of any state or District of Columbia required. 
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check. 
  • Must have excellent writing skills as demonstrated by high academic marks or a reference letter from a writing mentor or former employer.
  • Must be attentive to detail.
  • Must be highly organized.
  • Must be willing to engage directly with Athena clients and their agents, family, and advocates.
 Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in one or more of the following: probate (estates, guardianship) law, trust law, health policy, elder care, veteran’s rights, veteran benefits, abuse prevention, financial exploitation protection, or family law,
  • Experience or an interest in tax law, trust law and beneficiary relations, 
  • An interest in promoting Athena’s mission to others,
  • An interest in disability rights and advocacy,
  • An interest in educating community and business partners, courts, and community members about elder services, abuse and exploitation prevention, and related areas,
  • An interest in mental health and dementia, and elder health policy and advocacy.
 How to apply
If interested, please send the following to
  • Resume/ CV, 
  • Letter of interest addressed to the CEO, 
  • Salary requirements, 
  • Writing sample, 
  • List of references (these will not be contacted without your express consent), and
  • Availability to start.
  • By submitting your documents, you are attesting that it is your own independent work without the assistance of AI.