Staff Attorney - Domestic Violence Victims Services/Immigration
Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) is a not-for-profit civil legal aid organization that provides civil legal aid services to the poor, elderly, and people with disabilities. PSLS has 12 offices serving 36 counties throughout northern and central Illinois. PSLS focuses services on legal problems that impact the ability of our clients to meet their basic human needs, including physical safety, access to healthcare, adequate housing, and similar needs. It is the only legal aid organization in the majority of its service area. Annually, PSLS handles over 22,000 applications for legal help and serves over 16,000 clients. We pride ourselves on fostering a work environment that is motivating, collaborative, and fun, with plenty of opportunities for professional growth.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Under this project, PSLS provides comprehensive legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, with a focus on matters that arise as a direct result of the client’s victimization. The Staff Attorney will work with an attorney who has more than 10 years of legal experience in immigration law to assist immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as other victims of domestic violence, to obtain the appropriate legal relief.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Among other duties as assigned, the Staff Attorney will:
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in effectively communicating with and serving victims. Candidates with Spanish language proficiency are highly preferred. Local travel is required, with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Full-time position, 37.5 hours per week. Salary starts at $50,000 per year, higher depending upon experience. Excellent comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, retirement, training and education, and generous leave time.
APPLICATION DETAILS: Please indicate “Staff Attorney – Waukegan” in the subject line and e-mail a letter explaining your interest and experience, resume, three references, and a short writing sample (no more than 10 pages) to:
Prairie State Legal Services is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We will recruit, employ, pay, and promote qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other legally-protected status.