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Organization TypePublic Interest
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Years of Experience
ProfileResponsibilities Duties: Help develop innovative litigation strategies to further the mission of the Law Center and to meet the legal needs of clients. Supervise, coordinate, and evaluate legal work performed by our staff, volunteers, and interns. Develop, recruit, and provide high-level strategic input into impact litigation carried out with our pro bono partners. Develop and maintain relationships with network of pro bono partner law firms. Develop and maintain relationships with community activists and other groups active in the areas of prisonersâ€™ rights, disability rights, and affordable housing. Participate, along with the Executive Director and all staff, in case development and selection. Maintain a small (5-10) caseload of individual cases. Carry out special projects and other directives as assigned by the Executive Director. Provide support as needed to the communications and fundraising work of the Center.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree, licensed to practice law in Illinois, or with the ability to become licensed within a reasonable time. 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following: representation of prisoners in civil rights litigation; participation in complex federal class action litigation; and supervision of other attorneys, including pro bono attorneys. The ability to work effectively with both the clients of Uptown Peopleâ€™s Law Center and attorneys at large firms. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
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Uptown People's Law Center
4413 N. Sheridan Rd.,
Chicago, IL 60640