Staff Attorney-Children and Families Practice Group

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Job location
120 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 6603
United States
Organization information
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Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

For more than 50 years, LAF has provided people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago with comprehensive free legal services to resolve non-criminal issues. Each year LAF’s full-time attorneys and staff help resolve civil legal problems, including domestic violence, consumer fraud, and unfair evictions.

Position: LAF has an opening for an attorney representing clients in domestic violence cases and parentage and divorce cases involving domestic violence in Chicago and suburban Cook County. The expected start date for this position is July 2017.

Responsibilities: The attorney will maintain a full caseload involving orders of protection, civil no contact orders, stalking no contact orders and as well as issues such as parentage, child support, or divorce. The attorney will be responsible for collaborating with our partner agencies, to help them identify and refer clients needing assistance with these issues. The attorney will work with other attorneys at LAF in the areas such as housing, immigration, public benefits, education and consumer law to ensure that the clients’ legal needs are met in those areas.

The attorney will also collaborate on projects within the Practice Group and with members of LAF’s other Practice and Work Groups, which could involve shared outreach or legal casework, or developing new strategies for serving our clients. The attorney will represent clients in Chicago’s domestic violence, divorce, and parentage courtrooms in downtown Chicago and in one or more of Cook County’s suburban courthouses which are located in Markham, Bridgeview, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, and Skokie.


Qualifications: Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. The ideal candidate will have strong litigation and client representation skills and a demonstrated interest or experience working with victims of domestic violence in particular, and domestic relations cases in general. Fluency in Spanish and/or other second language fluency is a plus. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to suburban courts and community partner locations throughout Cook County.

To apply: 

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, copy of law school transcript, writing sample, and the names of two professional references to: [email protected]. Please type “CFPG Family-DV” in the email subject line. These positions will remain open until filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017