- Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., an 80-lawyer legal services organization serving 36 counties in northern and central ILLINOIS outside of Cook County, is seeking a PART-TIME ATTORNEY to work in our Telephone Counseling Service located in our WAUKEGAN office. This position is 20 hours per week, Monday through Thursday. 3 days will coincide with our regular Telephone Counseling hours of 9am -2pm. One evening shift is required per week; specific day and time to determined. This position involves interviewing and advising clients who are calling from throughout our service area over the telephone. The legal issues will involve domestic violence and related cases. 40 hours of training on domestic violence issues is required and will be provided.
This position will be responsible for providing legal counsel to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in a manner that is sensitive and respectful of the caller’s situation. The attorney will gather information from callers to determine eligibility for services and will help coordinate linkage to other staff attorneys for more extensive legal representation as may be needed. Experience in working with domestic violence victims is desirable.
The attorney will work under the supervision of an attorney with 27 years of experience and will have access to other experienced attorneys to aid in service delivery.
This position begins July 1, 2017.
Applicants must be admitted to the Illinois Bar and be seeking part-time work. Legal experience is preferred, but not required. Spanish-speaking preferred, but not required. Salary is $22.40 per hour. Prairie State Legal Services offers liberal fringe benefits including holiday and vacation pay.