For over 50 years, Legal Aid Chicago has provided free civil legal assistance to people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago. Each year our attorneys, volunteers, and staff help resolve civil legal problems, including domestic violence, consumer fraud, and unfair evictions.Position: Legal Aid Chicago has an opening for a full-time supervisory attorney in the Children and Families Practice Group with an immediate start date.Responsibilities: Maintain an individual caseload involving education law, domestic violence, family law, and child welfare cases Supervise attorneys who handle a full caseload in the above areas of law, including editing their written work, providing guidance on case strategy, co-counseling complex cases, conducting regular case reviews, providing training in substantive areas of law as well as litigation skills, and completing performance evaluationsManage grant reports and grant compliance, as needed Maintain knowledge in other areas of law handled by Legal Aid Chicago such as housing, immigration, public benefits, and consumer law, to ensure that clients legal needs are identified in those areas Participate in complex litigation or advocacy to address systemic issuesWork collaboratively with Legal Aid Chicago supervisors, staff, students and volunteers to provide comprehensive legal services.Collaborate on projects that could involve outreach to community groups, developing new strategies for serving our clients, or addressing systemic issues through litigation, negotiation or advocacyParticipate in training agencies, advocates, clients, or community groups about legal services and rights impacting low income personsParticipate in other activities related to poverty law including publication, permissible legislative and administrative advocacy, media relations, and fundraising Qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D. degree and be licensed to practice law in Illinois or licensed in another state and able to waive into the Illinois bar. The ideal candidate will have at least 6 years of litigation and administrative experience.Demonstrated experience in education law and child welfare is required. Must have strong oral and written communication skills, good organization, and great client counseling skills.Must have a valid drivers license and be willing to travel frequently throughout Cook County. Experience working with people living in poverty and with youth clients strongly preferred.The applicants personal background, experience, or professional background should reflect an ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations with clients, co-workers and the community we serve.Tracking

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