Staff Attorney- Immigrant and Workers' Rights

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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 more than 80 full-time attorneys and staff help resolve civil legal problems, including domestic violence, consumer fraud, and unfair evictions. Our work impacts about 30,000 people each year.
Position: LAF is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney for the Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Practice Group (“IWR”) to provide direct legal services primarily in our Immigration Project.
Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Providing comprehensive legal services to clients with immigration and human trafficking legal issues identified under this grant;
• Co-counseling cases across IWR;
• Training staff on identifying the legal needs of clients with immigration related matters;
• Making appropriate referrals to outside agencies;
• Attending trainings and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of current legal issues surrounding immigration law;
• Assisting with grant reporting requirements;
• Conducting community outreach; and
• Other duties as determined by the Supervising Attorney and Director.

The attorney will work with staff of LAF’s IWR Practice Group, which is the only group at LAF providing legal services statewide. IWR consists of three projects: migrant farmworkers, immigration, and employment.


Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and be committed to legal services. A minimum of 1-3 years of immigration law practice experience is required. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest or experience working with survivors of crime and trauma, and experience filing U visa applications. Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken Spanish. Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience level.

To apply: 

To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for two professional references, to: [email protected]. Put the phrase “IWR Staff Attorney” in the subject line of the e-mail.
The position will remain open until filled, and interviews will be conducting on a rolling basis.
LAF values diversity, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability and encourages candidates with experience working with our client population to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, February 8, 2019