Works 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, appearance before the Lake County Family Court for motion hearings, trials and, if necessary, appeals.
Work with immigration attorney if there is an immigration aspect of the case.
Supervise, train, and support the professional growth of staff attorneys, 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 external audiences and key stakeholders, including local partners who provide services like counseling and shelter to our clients.
Minimum of 3 years of experience preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Job is part-time, but expected to go full-time as case load increases and funding becomes available. Salary is based on a full-time salary of $60,000.
The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic provides legal assistance to low-income individuals who live or work in Highland Park or Highwood in the areas of Immigration, Domestic Violence and Housing.