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ProfileStaff Attorney - General Legal Aid The candidate will interview applicants for legal services and assess their legal issues with a focus on those issues that have an immediate impact on their basic human needs. Provide legal services including legal research and factual investigation, counsel and advice, brief services and document preparation, dispute resolution, and representation of clients in administrative and judicial proceedings. Develop and maintain networking relationships with local bar associations and with local, state, and federal governments and community agencies that serve our client population, including those serving persons with disabilities, other special needs, and older adults. Provide accurate and complete information for grant reporting to grant funders including documenting services in the case record. Actively participate in a staff committee or task force related to one or more areas of our practice. Exhibit a high level of personal energy, organization, and commitment to the position and the mission. Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school and admitted to practice law in Illinois, or admitted in another state and eligible for reciprocity in Illinois required. We will consider recent law school graduates conditioned upon successful completion of the bar examination by August 2017, but experience is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated commitment to serving disadvantaged populations required. Knowledge of poverty law and experience providing services to poor people and who have negotiation and litigation skills required. Spanish-English bilingual preferred.