Paralegal- Children and Families Practice Group

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Job location
120 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60603
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
LAF
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 more than 80 full-time attorneys and staff help resolve civil legal problems, including domestic violence, consumer fraud, and unfair evictions. Their work impacts about 40,000 people each year.
Position: LAF seeks a litigation paralegal for the Children and Families Practice Group.
Responsibilities: The paralegal will work with the staff of the Children and Families Practice Group. Under the supervision of LAF attorneys, the paralegal will follow up on family law and domestic violence cases, including client and witness interviewing in both English and Spanish. The paralegal will draft documents including: letters to clients, basic pleadings, financial disclosure documents, and discovery requests and answers. The paralegal will also participate in trainings at social service and other community agencies on all of the above issues.

Requirements: 

Qualifications: Applicants must have excellent oral and written skills. Spanish fluency required. Good organizational, information-gathering, and case management skills are essential. Familiarity with the following legal areas preferred: domestic violence and domestic relations. Completion of Illinois domestic violence 40-hour training preferred, but not required. Ability to work collaboratively with others, and to draft documents including letters and basic pleadings, is essential.
Salary: Determined by years of experience and provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

To apply: 

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of two professional references to: [email protected]. Be sure to write “CFPG Paralegal” in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls, please.
The deadline for applications is November 2, 2016.

Notes: 
LAF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITYEqual Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016