Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) is a not-for-profit 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.
The Supervising Attorney shall, in general, assist the Managing Attorney in the administration of the Telephone Counseling Service. We are seeking a Supervising Attorney for Telephone Counseling Services for our Waukegan office. However, the successful candidate will be available to relocate offices to the Wheaton area as early as January 2020.
Among other duties as assigned, the Supervising Attorney will:
Salary and Benefits
Part-time position, 25 hours per week. Pay starts at $25.12/hour, more depending on experience; Part-time employees are provided with generous leave time and the opportunity to enroll in the organization’s retirement plan.
The ideal candidate will 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. Candidates who are Spanish-English bilingual are preferred.
Please indicate “Supervising Attorney – Telephone Counseling” in the subject line and email a letter explaining your interest and experience, and your resume to:
Resumes accepted until position is filled.
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.