Job Opportunities

Thank you for considering employment with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. We are currently seeking a Domestic Violence Law Practice Staff Attorney and a Social Worker/Immigration Resources Coordinator. Find more information on these opportunities below.

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 a 7-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.

 

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 a 7-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:  

  • Work closely with the Director of Domestic Violence Law Practice. Lead 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. 
  • Supervise, train, and support the professional growth of volunteer attorneys and legal interns. 
  • Build, manage, and maintain relationships with outside counsel and other legal advocacy community organizations. 
  • Collaborate with team to identify, develop, revise, and implement client intake systems, case management, litigation protocols and related systems. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local townships, DV agencies, shelters, stakeholders, or other external agencies 
  • Ensure compliance with ethical rules and all applicable regulations. 

Qualifications/Skills: 

  • J.D. and good standing to practice law in Illinois required. 
  • 3 years in a family law practice with significant experience representing survivors of domestic violence. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required. 
  • Understanding of the 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: Competitive and 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. 

 

Social Worker/Immigration Resources Coordinator

The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) is to provide accessible, quality pro bono legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and housing to give those in need of access to justice the opportunity to live productive and secure lives.

NSLAC is a 7-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture, and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities.

The Social Worker who joins our Immigration Law Practice team will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Foster and build relationships between NSLAC and other social service agencies to serve immigrant and undocumented immigrant communities;
  • Coordinate non-legal services for clients and advocate for NSLAC clients with other social service agencies;
  • Cooperate with those agencies in community collaborations to help meet the various non-legal needs of each client;
  • Provide emergency support to clients in crisis;
  • Provide support and guidance to staff in understanding clients’ needs;
  • Participate in community outreach and education to broaden and deepen NSLAC’s service territory.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work;
  • License in social work (LSW/LCSW);
  • Fluency in Spanish required;
  • Training or experience working with victims and/or survivors of trauma and domestic violence;
  • Working knowledge of the civil legal system;
  • Working with the immigrant and undocumented immigrant community;
  • Understanding of the NSLAC’s public interest law/nonprofit mission;
  • A demonstrated team player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous vacation policy. 401k Plan and health insurance 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.