Paralegal – Access to Justice Project
Location: Rockford, IL
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit legal aid organization that provides civil legal aid services to the poor, elderly, and people with disabilities. Prairie State 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. Prairie State 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. More information is available on our website at www.pslegal.org
Prairie State Legal Services received grant funding to focus legal services on communities impacted by incarceration. We are seeking a temporary, full-time paralegal for our Rockford, IL office.
The Paralegal will assist project attorneys with providing legal services to low-income individuals to resolve legal problems primarily focused on criminal records relief and drivers’ license issues and assist project attorneys with other legal services for such clients.
Among other duties as assigned, the Paralegal will work under the supervision of attorneys:
Salary and Benefits
These are temporary positions expected to last through June 30, 2020. The regular schedule is 37.5 hours/week with paid holidays. PSLS will conduct training for temporary staff hired under this project and such training may require travel within a few hours of the office. Travel costs are reimbursable.
Please indicate “Paralegal – Rockford” in the subject line and email 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.