Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois, and have at least six years of legal services or general civil practice experience, including considerable experience with employment law or unemployment law. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure, and be committed to working as part of an interdisciplinary team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with low-income clients. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
Send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “Supervisor: IWR Practice Group” in the email subject line. This position will remain open until filled and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
LAF values Diversity, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability and encourages candidates with experience working with our client population to apply.
About the organization
LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation) provides free civil legal services to individuals and families in Chicago and suburban Cook County who are unable to afford an attorney. Households with limited assets and income at or below 150% of the federal poverty line may qualify for free legal help.
We have higher income limits for homeowners at risk of foreclosure, seniors, veterans, people living with HIV-AIDS, and domestic violence survivors seeking protection from an abuser.