Location: Rock Island
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.
This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week). The Legal Secretary will work with PSLS attorneys to assist clients in a wide range of legal problems, including family law, domestic violence litigation, administrative law, Social Security Disability benefits, landlord/tenant, and other matters. The Legal Secretary will participate in a full range of office duties in a fast-paced environment including, but not limited to:
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, dependable, and self-motivated. Applicants should have:
Salary and Benefits
Salary starts at $29,250, higher depending on experience. Excellent comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, retirement, training and education, and generous leave time.
Please indicate “Legal Secretary-Rock Island” in the subject line and e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three professional references 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.