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VISTA Attorney

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Public Interest

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Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Oct 12,2017

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Aug 10,2017
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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VISTA Attorney Responsibilities: Play an active role on firm’s Education Law team and provide support for team-wide initiatives; recruit and train pro bono attorneys in providing legal advice and brief services to children with school discipline and/or special education disputes; increase community awareness of education rights through involvement in community legal education and outreach; ensure the sustainability of LAF’s Education Pro Bono Project; supervise and support pro bono attorneys involved in the project; some direct legal representation of students and parents via school meetings and administrative hearings.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must have J.D. degree. License to practice law in Illinois or awaiting results from the July 2017 Illinois Bar exam is essential. Experience with K-12 education law preferred, specifically special education and school discipline law is needed. Experience coordinating volunteers is a plus and Experience organizing and implementing trainings is a plus. Spanish language ability is a plus.

Term of Service: November 6, 2017 to November 5, 2018.

Application deadline: September 22, 2017.

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