Duties: Conducts preliminary intake interview, gathers all relevant facts for presentation at Unit meetings. Makes assessment of income eligibility and makes appropriate referrals for those individuals not eligible for Organization services. Recommends exceptions to financial guidelines to the Supervisor. Develops and implements preliminary case strategy in terms of immigration law and procedure. Develops further strategy in terms of immigration law and p... read more
Assistant General Counsel - Governance, Transactions & Finance
The candidate serves as a critical advisor to corporate function, including support of governance, transaction, and finance matters, assisting in the assessment of the legal needs of the organization in connection with those matters and providing legal services in a comprehensive and cost-conscious manner as necessary and appropriate. Will support the following functions: Acquisitions and Divestitures (includi... read more
Court Advocacy Program Supervisor
Duties: Supervision of the Court Advocacy Services at the Centralized Domestic Violence Court. Supervises and coordinates all aspects of the programs including items related to service, community groups and personnel matters. Responsible for maintaining quality and quantity of services. Keeps abreast of client service needs and participates in planning for them. Uses advanced advocacy and negotiation techniques to change positions of adve... read more
Responsibilities: 1) handling cases in multiple areas of law; 2) supporting the operations of “community activism-law clinics” located directly in low-income communities, and 3) contributing to community education and empowerment programs—know-your-rights presentations, self-help workshops, and immigration Helpline.
Post-Graduate Law Fellowship
The fellow will work closely with attorneys and legal advocates. Fellow will carry own caseloads and gain valuable experience in providing legal assistance. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work on policy and systemic advocacy work with legal team. Must be Law students finishing their second year of law school, recent law school graduates, and those with judicial clerkships are invited to apply.
Law Student Internship
The candidate must be law student and recent law graduate. Will receive exceptional training and work side-by-side with attorneys and legal advocates on a mix of individual legal matters and systemic advocacy issues.
The candidate will convince decision-makers and corporations to stop using harmful toxic chemicals in consumer products. Will serve as the spokesperson for campaigns through media events, press releases and opinion writing. Keep abreast of consumer issues, raise the profile of consumer issues in the media. Build relationships, coordinate and mobilize support with key constituencies, including legal allies, consumers, business owners and others. Find and research h...
Responsibilities: Overseeing pro bono efforts to expand equal access to justice in Illinois, including: Managing existing Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees and all committee projects in coordination with committee membership and leadership, including developing and supporting pro bono opportunities, CLE programs and written resources, as well launching new Committees; Cultivating and sustaining relationships with constituents throughout Illinois to col...
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The candidate will co-counsel inside and outside of the firm, devises and executes strategic plans in complex litigation through the following activities: conducts depositions and discovery, negotiates and monitors settlement agreements, and pursues attorney fee awards in civil rights litigation; conducts legal research and drafts pleadings, briefs, and administrative complaints; devises investigation plans and investigates potential legal claims; prepares m...
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
The candidate will organize and maintain litigation files. Manage litigation calendars. Review and prepare correspondence and other documents. Assist with discovery requests and productions. Assist with drafting, proofreading, and cite-checking briefs and other documents. Assist with travel and vendor logistics. Organize binders for depositions and court appearances. Perform research. Answer incoming calls. Perform various clerical tasks.
Summer Law Student Intern
The intern will assist attorneys with investigation, research and drafting in ongoing cases, prospective cases, and amicus curiae briefs, in all areas of sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV discrimination. Interns may also research, draft, and/or edit publications on these issues for public education, and will assist in maintenance and expansion of resources for our national legal Help Desk. Should preferably be law students who have some...
The candidate will handle litigation cases in the areas of employment, family and/or housing; handle immigration cases; and coordinate and staff a weekly community law program. Must have 2+ years of experience in employment, housing or family. Immigration experience is a plus. Should also be prepared to work some non-traditional hours - evenings and the occasional weekend day - and in non-traditional, multiple locations. Fluency in Spanish is desired.
President and Chief Executive Officer
The candidate will inherit a stable and growing organization with many long-serving and dedicated staff who have steadily expanded the company’s programs and stretched its reach within Illinois and to other states across the country. Will continue to expand the company’s communications strategy to promote a stronger external presence; lead the development of the company’s next strategic plan; ensure that the allocation of the org...
Aryeh Neier Fellowship
The candidate will monitor human rights developments; Conduct field research in the United States; Draft reports and/or other materials on human rights conditions; Engage in advocacy aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations; Assist with the development of litigation strategies; and Carry out other tasks as may be required. Must hold a J.D. from a US law school or have a J.D. granted by June 2021. Academic or work experience related... read more
The candidate's responsibilities include:To provide expert consultation and representation to clients and potential clients including case preparation and follow-up. Conduct weekly legal intake interviews to assess a client’s immigration status, eligibility, and admissibility issues. Handle immigration matters including U-Visa, VAWA, TPS, asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), naturalization, petitions for family relatives, and remova... read more
Director of Labor Relations
Duties: Provide counsel and assist with all labor relations matters: Advise senior management and campus leadership on collective bargaining negotiations, contract implementation, contract interpretation and contract administration. Serve as member of collective bargaining team in negotiations with Union. Manage relationship with Union officers and field representatives. Coordinate management responses to Union grievances relating to the adminis... read more