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Bankruptcy Attorney in Waukegan, IL

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Company name

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Bankruptcy

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

USA Waukegan, IL

Date Last Verified

Aug 28,2017

Posted on

Jan 11,2017

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Profile

Employment Access Project Staff Attorney The candidate will represent clients in state and federal court and before administrative agencies in a wide range of cases, including: restoration/reinstatement of driver's licenses; addressing problems associated with criminal records, including expungement/sealing; overcoming barriers posed by credit records, correcting inaccuracies, including identity theft, and addressing improper prospective employer inquiries; obtaining bankruptcy relief; resolving problems with childcare assistance; seeking modification of child custody arrangements to accommodate work schedules; helping clients with consumer issues related to a vehicle needed for work; recovering unpaid wages; and credentialing and professional licensure issues. Will interact with Workforce Development agencies and other partner organizations serving clients. This will include providing in-service trainings and consultation with the staff of the partner agencies so they will recognize and refer clients who face legal barriers to employment. Conduct educational sessions and seminars on a wide variety of legal topics, and develop community legal education resources for some of the most common issues. Develop and maintain networking relationships throughout the community, including local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies providing employment supports; assist in compiling accurate and complete information for grant reporting purposes; maintain a cooperative and collaborative relationship with the funder for this position; and exhibit a high level of personal energy, organization and commitment to the position and the organization's mission. Handle a wider range of civil cases, including family law, housing, public benefits, consumer law. Collaborate with the other staff attorneys in Peoria office when serving clients under the Project. Should be currently admitted to, or immediately eligible for admission to, practice law in Illinois. Prior legal services experience desired. Should have a demonstrated commitment to public service. Must have demonstrated case management skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member. Travel is required. Should have a valid driver's license or other arrangements for reliable transportation. Candidates who are Spanish-English bilingual will be given special consideration. Should preferably have 3+ years of experience representing individual debtors in bankruptcy proceedings.

Additional info

Send letter explaining interest and experience, resume, list of 3 references, and a writing sample (up to 10 pages) with 'R2W application' in subject line.

Company info

Connie Peterson
Program Administrator
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc
303 North Main Street
Suite 600
Rockford, IL 61103