Job Opportunities

Thank you for considering employment with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. We are currently seeking a Housing Staff Attorney 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.

Staff Attorney, Housing 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 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 for the Housing Law Practice will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:  

  • Provide direct representation to low-income renters in housing cases including evictions, terminations from subsidized housing, conditions issues, lease disputes, and illegal lockouts; 
  • Cover cases at the Skokie, Rolling Meadows, and Waukegan courthouses; 
  • Assist with off-site legal clinics in the community; 
  • Conduct Know Your Rights presentations and workshops for the community on housing law related topics; 
  • Supervise and train law and undergraduate interns; 
  • Collaborate with the Domestic Violence Law Practice and Immigration Law Practice teams ensuring a holistic approach to client matters; 
  • Perform other responsibilities needed to ensure NSLAC team’s success. 

Qualifications/Skills: 

  • J.D. degree and Illinois law license 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 own caseload; 
  • 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, life insurance, and 401(k) provided. 

Interested candidates should apply by emailing their resume and a cover letter to info@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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