Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Sep 04, 2020

Posted on

May 22, 2020


Joliet, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Staff Attorney
The candidate will provide legal services to low-income individuals covering a wide-range of legal issues including housing, family, public benefits, consumer, health, education, and other areas. Will interview applicants for legal services and assess their legal issues with a focus on those issues that have an immediate impact on their basic human needs. 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. Develop and maintain networking relationships with local Bar associations and with local, state, and federal governments and community agencies that serve client population, including those serving persons with disabilities, other special needs, and older adults. Conduct outreach events with client communities, including client education and intake events at community partner locations. Provide accurate and complete information for grant reporting to grant funders including documenting services in the case record. Actively participate in a staff committee or task force related to one or more areas of practice. Should be currently admitted to the practice of law in the State of Illinois, or admitted in another state and eligible for reciprocity in Illinois. Must have experience in trial advocacy and negotiation. Should preferably also have a demonstrated commitment to serving disadvantaged populations and we will give preference to candidates who have knowledge of poverty law and experience providing services to low-income individuals. Spanish language proficiency is desired.

Additional info

Send letter explaining interest and experience, resume, 3 references, and a short writing sample (up to 10 pages) with 'Joliet Staff Attorney' in the subject line.

Company info

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