Job Postings


Immigration Staff Attorney


  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic


17 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60602



DVLC is seeking an Immigration Staff Attorney to work in our Extended Services Division. The successful candidate will:

  • Provide high quality representation for survivors of domestic violence seeking domestic violence-related immigration remedies
  • Manage a case load of ongoing U Visa and VAWA cases
  • Deliver services according to principles of trauma-informed care
  • Perform intake functions, interviewing potential clients to evaluate case for representation
  • During initial interview, provide advice and brief services as appropriate
  • Maintain client files, noting all deadlines, communications and other relevant information
  • Coordinate with agency’s Client Support Coordinator and other colleagues to ensure that client receives seamless, holistic services
  • Supervise volunteers including attorneys, students and interns
  • Participate in agency staff meetings and other required events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois
  • Highly proficient in Spanish, including ability to interview and represent clients with limited or no-English speaking abilities
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete 40 hour Domestic Violence training
  • Familiarity with principles of trauma-informed care and willingness to complete additional training
  • Immigration law experience preferred
  • Ability to develop and implement short and long-term litigation strategies
  • Strong self-motivation and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines