FLAP is seeking to hire an attorney to assist with the organization’s employment litigation docket, demand letters, building cases for referrals and delivering Community Legal Education a.k.a “Know your Rights”.
Location: Based in FLAP Chicago, Downtown office with expectation to work remotely on occasions attending community meetings and events outside of the office.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to attend meetings, operate normal office equipment and use a computer for extended periods of time. Necessary equipment to perform job responsibilities will be provided.
Background:The Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) is a small progressive plaintiff-side only public interest law firm and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, committed to improve working conditions for immigrants, migrant and seasonal workers in Illinois, including low-income farmworkers, nursery workers, greenhouse workers, landscapers, snow plowing workers, packinghouse workers, cannery workers, restaurant workers and meat and poultry workers and their households. FLAP carries out this mission through community outreach and education, litigation, community legal education, information and referrals and partnering with other organizations to fight human labor trafficking.
FLAP together with experienced co-counsel have an active federal litigation docket involving a variety of employment issues (wage and hour). FLAP does not receive funding from the Federal Legal Services Corporation.
Application: To be considered for the position, please send the following: 1) Resume, 2) cover letter indicating your benefits expectations and date when you could start working, 3) writing sample and 4) two references, via e-mail, to: Alexandra Sossa, Executive Director, 33 N. LaSalle, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60602. email@example.com
Write: ‘Staff Attorney” in the subject line of the e-mail. FLAP will not accept incomplete applications. No Phone calls please but it is okay to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org asking for additional information.
Position will remain open until filled, but FLAP is hoping to hire the right person ASAP.
FLAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
October 9, 2019
Qualifications: 1) Juris Doctor is mandatory; 2) Fluency in both written and spoken English is mandatory, fluency in spoken Spanish is a must but not mandatory, 2) Strong writing and oral communication and research skills are required, 3) Demonstrated commitment to public interest law, social justice and immigrants’ rights, 4) Litigation experience in the area of labor and employment is preferred, but not required, 5) Ability to work with diverse audiences, including community advocates is required, 6) previous experience working with immigrants, farmworkers and/or landscapers beneficial for this position, along with other prior work that requires cultural sensitivity, 7) Licensed to practice law in Illinois, 8) Admission or eligibility for admission to the Northern District of Illinois and willingness to complete the process as quickly as possible, 9) Strong organizational skills, 10) Ability to work independently, 11) Outstanding communication skills, 12) Individually motivated and able to keep momentum, 13) Ability to multitask, 14) Efficiency and prompt turn-around mandatory.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation: Pay and benefits depend of experience and skills, with health insurance and miles reimbursement, holidays, sick days, vacations, a salary starting at $ 49,000 per year.
Please note that Salary amount shown is only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on experience.
About Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP)- Ayuda para Trabajadores del Campo y Jardineros
The Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) is a small progressive plaintiff-side only public interest law firm and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, committed to providing employment-related legal assistance to workers in agriculture, food production, nursery work, and landscaping in Illinois.
FLAP carries out this mission through outreach, litigation, community education, community legal education and referrals. FLAP together with experienced co-counsel have an active federal and state litigation docket involving a variety of employment issues (wage and hour). FLAP does not receive funding from the Federal Legal Services Corporation. For more information please check our website and social media pages at
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