Associate Attorney - Tax (Honolulu HI)
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The Pension Rights Center is a national nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to protecting and promoting retirement security for all Americans. In its more than forty years, the Center has played a significant role in bringing about important reforms to the U.S. retirement system, including reforms that have evened the playing field for women and low-income workers. The Center’s work on retirement security intersects with social justice issues that include gender equality, racial equality, LGBT equality, income equality, and aging issues.
The Staff Attorney will play a key role within the Center’s legal program. Through its legal program, the Center acts as a resource center to six federally funded pension counseling projects around the country that make up the Administration for Community Living’s Pension Counseling and Information Program (PCIP). The projects provide free legal assistance to individuals who need help understanding or obtaining an earned retirement benefit that has been wrongly denied. PCIP enjoys bi-partisan support.
The Center’s legal program has also launched a new initiative on dividing retirement benefits at divorce. This Initiative recognizes that divorced women are at much higher risk of facing poverty in old age – a problem that is even greater for women of color and survivors of domestic violence. Furthermore, while many women are awarded a share of a former spouse’s retirement benefits at divorce, the process of dividing these benefits is so complicated that many divorced women never receive these benefits. The Center’s Initiative seeks to identify the obstacles that prevent divorced women from receiving the benefits that were awarded to them and to create solutions that will enable women to access these much needed benefits, which can be the key to avoiding poverty later in life. The Staff Attorney will support the various activities of the Initiative.
Core Position Functions
Additional qualifications desired
The Staff Attorney will report directly to the Center’s Legal Program Director.
Starting salary will range from $58,000 to $65,000 depending on experience.
Excellent health and retirement benefits.
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