CARPLS, one of Cook County’s largest and most innovative legal aid programs, seeks a full time Supervising Attorney to oversee a state-wide legal assistance hotline as part a new Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN). The IL-AFLAN Hotline will partner with legal aid and pro bono providers across the state to deliver critical legal services to active duty military personnel, veterans, members of the national guard, reservists, and their spouses and dependents.
The Supervising Attorney for the IL-AFLAN Hotline will oversee all aspects of the project’s work, which includes: direct legal service, supervision of legal staff, development of legal content and training, and outreach to promote the project to clients, other legal aid providers, and community partners.
Interested persons may apply with a resume and a subject line of “IL-AFLAN Supervising Attorney”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your application by June 2, 2017.
All applications are confidential. CARPLS offers a competitive salary for legal aid programs, and a full package of benefits, including health insurance, 401K, paid time off, paid holidays, life and disability insurance.
Those with prior military service are encouraged to apply.
J.D. from an accredited law school
Illinois Bar admission
5 years of legal experience, preferably in a public interest setting
substantial legal experience working with veterans, and/or on veterans' legal issues
public speaking experience
Additional Salary Information: Salary competitive with other legal aid programs
CARPLS (the Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services) is an innovative legal aid service that offers an immediate response to the everyday legal problems confronting low-income residents of Cook County. CARPLS' Legal Aid Hotline and court-based Advice Desks give low-income clients direct access to experienced attorneys who are trained to quickly assess and respond to a wide range... of civil legal problems. CARPLS attorneys resolve over 85% of all cases in-house by providing information, advice and brief services including the preparation and review of legal documents. Clients with more complex needs are referred by CARPLS to a network of specialized legal and social service providers. CARPLS' unique "legal triage" system serves as a model for legal aid communities across the country and has increased access to justice by dramatically reducing the cost of legal aid services to the poor. Since its inception in 1993, CARPLS has helped over 600,000 clients find solutions for their basic legal problems.