Job Opportunities

Thank you for considering employment with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. We are currently seeking a Housing Law Practice Staff Attorney, Marketing and Communications Intern, Immigration Law Practice Staff Attorney, Social Worker/Immigration Resources Coordinator, Immigration Case Assistant, Pro Bono Coordinator, and a Pro Bono Case Assistant. Find more information on these opportunities below.

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. NSLAC is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Staff Attorney, Immigration Law Practice

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 Staff Attorney who joins our Immigration Law Practice team will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Provide direct representation on complex cases (Asylum, U Visa, VAWA, Removal Defense, SIJS);
  • Collaborate with and provide legal advice to pro bono attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives on their immigration law caseload;
  • Work with Director of Immigration Law Practice on developing and maintaining training standards and materials for all immigration staff;
  • Monitor changes to immigration law, regulations and policy;
  • Prepare for significant changes in immigration law and their impact on client services;
  • Represent NSLAC at community functions, and at other events as requested;
  • Conduct Know Your Rights presentations and Emergency Toolkit (Action Plan) workshops;
  • Supervise intakes at off-site Immigration Clinics at NSLAC’s partnering suburban organizations;
  • Perform other responsibilities needed to ensure NSLAC team’s success.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • J.D. degree required;
  • Authorized to practice law in Illinois or other jurisdiction;
  • 2-4 years in an immigration law practice;
  • Immigration Court experience preferred;
  • Fluency in Spanish required;
  • A demonstrated team-player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others;
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced nonprofit start-up environment.

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.

 

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.

 

 

Pro Bono 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 Pro Bono Coordinator joining our team will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and monitor pro bono projects across all practice areas;
  • Develop outreach to recruit new volunteer attorneys;
  • Assist in the development and presentation of CLE and other materials to train private bar attorneys;
  • Conduct off-site legal clinics within the Clinic’s service area, staffed by pro bono attorneys;
  • Oversee and maintain pro bono attorney relationships and monitor case status;
  • Triage questions and issues with individual cases and seek technical assistance from Clinic attorneys where needed;
  • Support pro bono relationships between law firms, companies, members of the private bar, and the Clinic;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • J.D. required;
  • 2+ years’ experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers highly preferred;
  • Previous experience in social service or legal aid field highly preferred;
  • Immigration law experience preferred; domestic violence/family law, housing, and/or elder law experience welcomed;
  • Excellent oral/written communication, organization, and research skills are required;
  • A demonstrated team-player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced nonprofit start-up environment.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous vacation policy. Health 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.

 

Pro Bono Case Assistant

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.

We are looking for a Case Assistant to join our pro bono services team. This is a one-year position (with possibility for extension pending grant funding availability) and is ideal for a new college graduates, particularly those with interest in entering the legal profession. The Pro Bono Case Assistant joining our team will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in case management of pro bono attorney cases including but not limited to maintaining client files, drafting cover letters, preparing application packets, reviewing case files;
  • Follow up on pending case work and maintain communication with pro bono attorneys via phone, email, or mail;
  • Provide workshop preparation and logistical support to Pro Bono Coordinators during off-site pro bono legal clinics, including notary public services where applicable;
  • Conduct annual audit of existing pro bono attorney volunteer statuses;
  • Participate in on-going legal trainings and other professional development;
  • Represent NSLAC at community functions, and at other events as requested;
  • Perform other responsibilities needed to ensure NSLAC team’s success.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree;
  • Experience with Legal Server or other legal case management system, preferred;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with people of diverse cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed—mostly Monday-Friday. Some evenings and weekends may be required;
  • Access to a car, valid driver’s license and insurance, and ability to travel within the Chicago northern suburbs;
  • A demonstrated team-player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others;
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced nonprofit start-up environment.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous vacation policy. Health 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.

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.