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Immigration Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAF)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Immigration

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Mar 14,2018

Posted on

Feb 07,2018

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Supervisor Immigrant and Workers’ Rights Practice Group- Migrant Project Duties: Supervise the legal work of staff attorneys, law students (both in-house and remotely), volunteers, and others, primarily in our Migrant Project which represents farmworker clients with employment law related matters, including unemployment, wage theft, discrimination, housing, labor based U-visas, and labor trafficking. Co-counsel cases as part of staff development and be responsible for training staff and overseeing their professional development. Maintain a caseload of individual cases. Engage in advocacy designed to have a lasting, measureable effect on our client community. Engage in community outreach throughout Illinois and sit on state-wide committees addressing issues affecting farmworkers. Manage grants within IWR including reporting on the outcomes and meeting the requirements of funders. Assist in grant management in any area of the agency deemed to affect IWR. Work closely with other supervisors in IWR to meet the supervisory needs of the group.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois, and have 5+ years of legal services or general civil practice experience, including considerable experience in issues affecting migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Must have excellent communication skills; be highly organized; work well under pressure; and be committed to working as part of a team. Fluency in Spanish is required.

Additional info

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Company info

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