Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 30, 2021

Valid Through

Nov 12, 2021

Posted on

Mar 26, 2021

Location

Joliet, IL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Profile

Staff Attorney
Duties: Interview victims of abuse in a manner sensitive to the trauma they may have experienced and attuned to honoring their choices. Assess the needs of victims in terms of their immediate legal needs for protection and other legal issues that are an outgrowth of abuse. Engage with domestic violence and sexual assault providers to coordinate service delivery and identify/address issues that have an impact on victims. Engage with police and prosecutors to advocate for victims. Provide legal services including legal research and factual investigation, counsel and advice, brief services and document preparation, dispute resolution and representation of clients in administrative and judicial proceedings. Provide accurate and complete information for grant reporting to grant funders including documenting services in the case record. Attend training required by the grant. Actively participate in staff committees or task forces focused on services for victims. Develop and maintain networking relationships with local bar associations and with local, state, and federal governments and community agencies that serve our client population, including those serving persons with disabilities, older adults, and other special needs; and. Exhibit a high level of personal energy, organization, and commitment to the position and the PSLS mission.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Currently admitted to the practice of law in the State of Illinois, or admitted in another state and eligible for reciprocity in Illinois. Experience with trial advocacy and negotiation strongly preferred. Commitment to aiding victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and family abuse. Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent oral/written communication, research skills, and computer competency. Organizational and case management skills. Ability to work effectively as a team member.

Company info

Jessica Hodierne
Human Resources Director
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc
400 West Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187