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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileVISTA 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.