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CAUDA EQUINA FOUNDATION INC

Cauda Equina Foundation, Inc is a rapidly growing rare disease nonprofit seeking an attorney to aid in our growth. We are opening several programs this year including research, patient support, and earned income revenue streams. We are looking for an attorney that can aid us in our growth while protecting the organization and its mission to improve the quality of life and care for individuals living with cauda equina syndrome.

Currently, we do not need much, but as we grow so will our needs. For the next year, we will need trademarks, copyright protections, regulatory compliance, service agreements, patient and program agreements, volunteer agreements, contract review, and a few other such documents and forms. We anticipate needed between 30-60 hours of service over the next year.

Additionally, we have two positions on our Board of Directors open, and while it is not necessary to apply to the board, it is encouraged. The board position, while encompassing legal duties, is a separate position with additional volunteer requirements. If you are interested in the board position, the application can be found on our website at www.CESLife.org.

We strongly encourage persons of color and/or persons identifying as LGBTQ+ community to apply for all positions.

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About CAUDA EQUINA FOUNDATION INC

Location:

PO BOX 381, HOWEY IN HLS, FL 34737, US

Mission Statement

Cauda Equina Foundation, Inc. serves to improve the quality of life and care for individuals living with cauda equina syndrome and associated disorders.

Description

Cauda equina syndrome is a collection of symptoms that result from injury to the spinal nerve roots (the lower back's nerves) in the lumbar spine leading to leg weakness, loss of bowel, bladder, and sexual function, chronic pain, and can lead to complete or partial paralysis. Not all patients have the same symptoms at onset or after diagnosis. It is possible to have a complete recovery if emergency medical intervention is performed under 24 hours.

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is minimally understood by the community, much of the research being done on paralysis is being done on the spinal cord, not the cauda equina. Under-researched CES can lead to dangerous patient outcomes as CES is a diagnosis that can happen to anyone at any time in their lives.

Employers stress the importance of proper lifting to prevent injury but do not express the consequences of not doing so; do they know? Almost every individual in the world experiences low back pain at some point in their lives, yet they are not told when to see a general practitioner nor when to go to the emergency room. Timely diagnosis can mean the difference between a leaky bladder and complete paralysis from the waist down. We envision eradicating the devastating neurological effects of CES. Will you join our cause?

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Tax Law
  • Healthcare
  • Lobbying
  • Public Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30-60 hours during the first year
  • Current and active law license in Florida

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