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Job Title:

Staff Attorney

Job Post ID:

21160

Posted Until:

03/19/2021

Salary:

$60,000.00/yr.

Location:

Joliet

Hours:

1st Shift

WorkType:

Full Time

Industry

Other

Job Description:

This position is part of the Will County R3 Collaborative Grant that creates a network of legal, mental health, and case management services available to Will County residents through a partnership between eight community agencies and the County. This unique network is focused on restorative justice and healing in the community, with emphasis on communities primarily impacted by socioeconomic and racial disparities in the County.

Roles and Responsibilities:
-Provide expert consultation and representation to clients and potential clients including case preparation and follow-up
-Conduct legal intake interviews to assess client cases and eligibility for assistance through the R3 program
-Maintain up-to-date awareness of relevant laws, policies and procedures
-Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss cases and provide advising of regulations and documents requirements to clients and families through individual appointments, phone calls, and or e-mails
-Conduct interviews, and make observations that assist decision-making
-Examine records and other documents to establish facts or detect discrepancies
-Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system
-Develop, document, and disseminate internal intelligence and training materials.
-Facilitate dissemination of inter-agency and partner agency materials
-Develop and foster partnerships with local, state, regional, and national agencies, community partnerships, and educational alliances
-Organize Know Your Rights workshops

Reporting and Supervision Structure
-Reports to administrative supervisor located on-site for all general agency goals and procedures; Meets with them once a month minimum
-Reports to contracted legal supervisor who supervises their legal work on a biweekly basis to review case files, complex cases, and documentation

Job Requirements:

Experience and Qualifications:
-Juris Doctorate degree
-Experience in immigration, education, housing, family, and criminal law cases strongly preferred
-Bilingual in English and Spanish or other languages a plus but not required
-Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social, faith, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds
-Excellent verbal, analytical, writing, and organization skills
-Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with a diverse population
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and clients of diverse cultures and age groups

Qualifications:
Bar (Required)

Benefits:

Benefit Conditions:

Waiting period may apply
Only full-time employees eligible
Work Remotely:

Temporarily due to COVID-19
COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Remote interview process
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Plastic shield at work stations
Temperature screenings
Social distancing guidelines in place
Virtual meetings
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Other Information: