Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

LAF.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 24,2018

Posted on

Jul 28,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Profile

Staff Attorney Responsibilities: Recruit and train volunteer attorneys to meet with pro se litigants; Create informational and instructional memos for volunteers explaining various federal causes of action and procedure; Meet with pro se litigants to explain the status of their case, the federal rules of procedure and evidence, and their responsibilities as litigants before the Court; Advise and assist with writing pleadings, motions, discovery, and responses; Administer the overall program activity, including managing VISTAs, interns, and volunteer attorneys; Track data related to pro bono work and assist on related reporting; Report to Advisory Board and the grantee; and Partner with the Court on scheduling appointments and revising forms. If full-time, as time permits, handle individual representation on cases that focus on a variety of employment issues, including discrimination, unemployment, wage theft, and barriers to work.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be admitted to Illinois Bar. Experience in federal court work or federal litigation; have the patience and the ability to lead a team composed of multiple stakeholders to accomplish a shared goal; have or be willing to develop excellent skills in coaching individuals; and be able to communicate mission and build excitement about mission within the private bar. Must have a commitment to IWR’s interdisciplinary team approach, which requires attaining a basic knowledge of the intersecting legal issues between Employment Law and Immigration, Migrant Farmworker Law, and Human Trafficking Law, and a commitment to assisting low-wage workers statewide.

Additional info

Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and the names and contact information for two professional references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
LAF.
407 South Dearborn Street
Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60605-1137

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