Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

MALDEF Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Oct 21,2019

Valid Through

Feb 03,2020

Posted on

Jan 05,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 50500 to 92000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
Immigration >> Immigration
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Staff Attorney
Responsibilities: In consultation with co-counsel inside and outside, devises and executes strategic plans in complex litigation through the following activities: conducts depositions and discovery, negotiates and monitors settlement agreements, and pursues attorney fee awards in civil rights litigation; conducts legal research and drafts pleadings, briefs, and administrative complaints; devises investigation plans and investigates potential legal claims; prepares memoranda on budget and legal theory for approval of litigation by management; responds to media inquiries, makes public presentations, and prepares community education materials regarding Latino rights; participates in the development of long-term strategic goals and objectives for the assigned program areas and also for the regional office; supervises volunteer and professional support staff assigned to assist litigation programs.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree or equivalent degree required; active Bar membership in one or more states required. Eligibility for active bar membership in Illinois required. Undergraduate or graduate instruction in public policy and/or social sciences is desirable. Federal and state court litigation experience, particularly in area of civil rights, immigration, or employment is desirable. Excellent research, writing, and communication skills required. The successful candidate will have knowledge and awareness of local, regional, and national issues affecting Latino community. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is preferred. A willingness and ability to engage in local and national travel as needed is required.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, and 3-5 page writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
MALDEF Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
188 West Randolph Street
Suite 1405
Chicago, IL

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