Job Opportunities

Thank you for considering employment with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. We are currently seeking a Legal Intake Specialist and a Domestic Violence Staff Attorney. The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) is to provide accessible, quality, equitable, free legal services in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration to give low-income, at-risk community members access to justice and the opportunity to live productive and secure lives. 

NSLAC is an 8-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities. NSLAC is an equal opportunity employer.

 Legal Intake Specialist 

The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) is to provide accessible, quality, equitable, free legal services in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration to give low-income, at-risk community members access to justice and the opportunity to live productive and secure lives. 

NSLAC is an 9-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities.  

The Intake Specialist joining our team will be expected to assume the following responsibilities: 

  • Be the first point of contact for all NSLAC clients and callers; 
  • Interview applicants by phone to determine client eligibility for services;  
  • Translate and interpret during client interviews; 
  • Collect information from applicants about their legal issues; 
  • Enter detailed client information into case management database; 
  • Refer eligible applicants to attorney staff members, and schedule appointments; 
  • Assist attorney staff members with client communication; 
  • Provide administrative support to NSLAC, including ordering supplies, distributing mail, office management and organization, and providing staff support across all practice areas; 
  • Provide referrals to other resources in situations when the Clinic cannot assist the applicant; 
  • Maintain NSLAC calendars; 
  • Perform other responsibilities needed to ensure NSLAC team’s success.  

 Qualifications/Skills: 

  • Candidate must be bilingual (Spanish-English); 
  • Should have strong interpersonal skills and be a team player; 
  • Must be compassionate, patient, and understand the challenges of providing client services to people with trauma; 
  • Experience in providing client services over the phone is preferred; 
  • Previous work experience in social service or legal environment is desirable; 
  • Excellent oral/written communication, organization, and research skills are required; 
  • This job is expected to be performed on-site at the NSLAC’s office in Highland Park, Illinois (potential for occasional remote work after an extensive training period). 

Salary range: $43,000-$48,000 commensurate with experience. Generous vacation policy. Health, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401(k) provided. 

Interested candidates should apply by emailing their resume and a cover letter to iforbes@nslegalaid.org 

NSLAC is an equal opportunity employer. 

Staff Attorney, Domestic Violence Law Practice 

The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) is to provide accessible, quality, equitable, free legal services in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration to give low-income, at-risk community members access to justice and the opportunity to live productive and secure lives. 

NSLAC is an 9-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities. 

The Staff Attorney who joins our Domestic Violence Law Practice will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:  

  • Under the supervision of the Director of Domestic Violence Law Practice, participate in all phases of law practice, including intake and initial client interviews, drafting pleadings, engaging in discovery, taking depositions, drafting and briefing motions, appearing before the Lake and Cook County Domestic Violence Court for emergency orders and plenary hearings, and before the Lake and Cook County Family Court for motion hearings, trials and, if necessary, appeals. 
  • Work with immigration and housing attorneys if there are immigration or housing aspects of the case. 
  • Collaborate with local townships, DV agencies, shelters, stakeholders, or other external agencies. 

Qualifications/Skills: 

  • J.D. and good standing to practice law in Illinois required. 
  • 0-10+ years in a family law practice with experience representing survivors of domestic violence. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required. 
  • Understanding of and passion for NSLAC’s public interest law/nonprofit mission. 
  • A demonstrated team-player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others. 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work independently and manage your own case load. 
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced nonprofit start-up environment. 

Salary: $63,500-$75,000, commensurate with experience. Generous vacation policy. Health, dental, vision insurance, and 401(k) provided. 

Interested candidates should submit their resume with the cover letter to info@nslegalaid.org. 

NSLAC is an equal opportunity employer. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) non-discrimination policy applies to all employees, prospective employees, volunteers, clients, and contractors. NSLAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

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