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Staff Attorney (Migrant) - Immigrant & Workers’ Rights Practice Group

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Position: Legal Aid Chicago Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Practice Group (“IWR”) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to provide direct legal services and outreach to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Illinois.

Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:

·        Provide comprehensive legal services to farmworker clients with employment law related matters, including unemployment, wage theft, discrimination, pesticide exposure, housing violations, and labor-based U visas, and T visas for survivors of trafficking;

·        Conduct community outreach throughout Illinois to migrant farmworkers;

·        File administrative complaints and state or federal litigation on behalf of farmworkers;

·        Train stakeholders on identifying the legal needs of farmworker clients;

·        Make appropriate referrals to outside agencies;

·        Attend trainings and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of current legal issues surrounding farmworker law;

·        Assist with grant reporting requirements;

·        Help to supervise law student interns;

·        Other duties as determined by the Supervising Attorney and Director.

The attorney will work with staff of Legal Aid Chicago’s IWR Practice Group, which provided legal services statewide. IWR consists of four projects: Migrant Legal Assistance, Immigration, Employment, and Human Trafficking.

Position: Legal Aid Chicago Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Practice Group (“IWR”) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to provide direct legal services and outreach to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Illinois.

Responsibilities: Duties…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Legal Aid Chicago offers a comprehensive benefits package, including low cost health plans, employer-provided group life and long-term disability insurance, fitness center access, and generous vacation and sick time.

Legal Aid Chicago offers a comprehensive benefits package, including low cost health plans, employer-provided group life and long-term disability insurance, fitness center…

How to Apply

Send your cover letter, resume, and the contact information of two professional references to: resume@legalaidchicago.org. Please place “Migrant Project Staff Attorney” in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. 

Send your cover letter, resume, and the contact information of two professional references to: resume@legalaidchicago.org. Please place “Migrant Project Staff Attorney” in the…

Location

120 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60603

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