Job Details

Real Estate Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAF)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Real Estate

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Oct 18,2017

Posted on

Oct 12,2017

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Staff Attorney The candidate will be responsible for: Defending tenants mostly subsidized housing residents against unwarranted evictions. Representing individuals and families who are facing the termination of their tenant-based rental assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Preventing landlords from evicting tenants without authority of law. Ensuring that tenants who reside in buildings that are facing foreclosure have enough time and resources to locate new and suitable housing. Educating tenants about their rights. Representing tenant groups. Collaborating with other tenants’ rights advocates. Identifying and litigating “impact cases”. Must have a J.D. degree and be a member of the Illinois Bar. A strong interest in housing law and the ability to communicate effectively with clients are required. Fluency in Spanish and a demonstrated connection to client communities are preferred. Application deadline: October 31, 2017.

Additional info

Send a cover letter, law school transcript, resume, writing sample, and the names of 2 professional references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAF)
407 South Dearborn Street
Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60605-1137