Volunteer Lawyer Program Coordinator
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. (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. We focus 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. PSLS is the only legal aid organization in the majority of our service area. Annually, we handle over 22,000 applications for legal help and serve over 16,000 clients. We pride ourselves on providing high quality legal services to our clients while fostering a work environment that is motivating, collaborative, and fun, with plenty of opportunities for professional growth.
PSLS has a vibrant volunteer program to supplement the work of its paid staff and the Volunteer Lawyer Program Coordinator helps set the tone for local volunteer services. The Coordinator is the face of PSLS to many community lawyers and represents the organization through interactions with various segments of the legal community.
Among other duties as assigned, the Volunteer Lawyer Coordinator will:
The ideal candidate will be creative, flexible, and self-motivated. Applicants should have:
While this position does not require a law degree, it is a professional position and we welcome applications from attorneys, paralegals and others with relevant experience. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
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 $33,800 per year, higher depending upon experience; Excellent comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, retirement, training and education, and generous leave time.
Please indicate “Peoria Volunteer Lawyer Program Coordinator” in the subject line and email a letter explaining your interest and experience, resume, and three references to:
Resumes accepted until position is filled.
PSLS 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.