Life Span is a nationally known leader in the provision of services to victims of violence and their children. Our comprehensive services include criminal court advocacy representation in civil protective order cases, expert representation in family law cases, and counseling for survivors and their children. Our work encompasses such issues as police domestic violence, immigration, employment issues, sexual assault civil no contact orders, the effects of trauma on clients and their children, teen dating violence, and battered women as respondents in civil cases. Our agency has two sites, and services are available in nine languages including English, Spanish, Polish and Arabic. All services are free of charge. Our agency provides national leadership in policy work and systemic advocacy, and our staff has trained advocates, lawyers, judges, counselors and other professionals in Illinois and across the country on critical issues and innovative practices.
Life Span is seeking to fill a supervising attorney position based at the Des Plaines office, to work primarily in the north and northwest suburban area including the Skokie and Rolling Meadows courthouses.
Job responsibilities include civil representation in orders of protection, family law and civil no contact orders for clients with domestic violence and/or sexual assault issues. The attorney will supervise, train and evaluate staff attorneys, a paralegal, and legal interns. The attorney will work with counseling and advocacy staff to provide a coordinated response to clients’ needs. The staff attorney will participate in systemic advocacy and policy reform.
Licensed to practice law in Illinois
Five years of experience in domestic relations law
Three years of trial experience
Expertise in the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and the IMDMA
Demonstrated interest in public interest/poverty law
Spanish language skill at the bilingual level is required for this position.
Additional Salary Information: Generous benefits package, competitive salary dependent upon experience. To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Denice Wolf Markham, Executive Director, Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy via e-mail, to email@example.com.
About Life Span
Founded in 1978, Life Span provides comprehensive services for women and children, enabling them to live without violence, build upon their strengths and become self-sufficient. By defining domestic violence as a crime as well as a social problem, Life Span is committed to providing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault a range of options, including legal services, advocacy and counseling.