- Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
LAS seeks a Pro Bono Coordinator to manage our volunteer and pro bono efforts. The Coordinator is responsible for placing pro bono cases, hiring interns and volunteers, developing and managing a wide range of volunteer projects and fellowship opportunities, creating recruitment and training materials, and developing partnership opportunities with law firms, corporations, law schools, colleges, bar associations, and other organizations. The Coordinator will work closely with the program and development staff to manage LAS’ relationships with law firms in the city. The Coordinator is an integral part of our legal services team and works closely with LAS’ Human Trafficking Initiative, Poverty Law Project and Elder Justice Initiative to identify and pursue pro bono opportunities. May perform other duties as needed.
Commitment to LAS’ mission and values. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Innovative and solution-oriented. Excellent organizational skills and ability to track cases, relationships, and outcomes. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to use good judgment, multitask and meet deadlines. Ability to work with a wide range of people in a kind and professional manner. Member of the Illinois Bar and have practiced law for at least four years. Public interest law experience and past involvement with pro bono matters are preferred.
About the organization
The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is the legal advocacy arm of Metropolitan Family Services. Each year LAS provides legal services to more than 8,000 low-income families in the Chicagoland area, addressing domestic violence, elder abuse, human trafficking, housing, and consumer issues.