Staff Attorney, Special Education Clinic

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



20 North Michigan Ave
Suite 300
United States


For over 30 years, Equip for Equality has been advancing the rights of people with disabilities in Illinois. Among our many accomplishments, Equip for Equality has made Chicago public transportation more accessible, helped thousands of people with disabilities move from institutions into the community, increased inclusive education for students with disabilities, enhanced safety and quality of care by improving state investigative and oversight systems, and influenced significant positive changes in Illinois law. We have offices in Chicago, Springfield, Moline, and Carbondale.

We are seeking two full-time Staff Attorneys for our Special Education Clinic focusing on representing children and their families in special education matters throughout the state.

The successful candidate must have a law degree, Illinois Law License or passage of the Illinois Bar Exam within one year of employment, excellent writing and client service skills, and a strong commitment to the civil rights of children with disabilities. Spanish is a plus as are teaching experience and special education work. Travel will be required. This position may be located in any of our offices, and we will consider other locations within Illinois to facilitate representation of our clients in Metro East, and the Peoria and Rockford regions.

Equip for Equality values personal as well as professional experience with people with disabilities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates, especially people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.


Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, disability, flexible spending account, paid time off, and retirement plan with match.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency is a plus.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter please indicate your location availability and preference and salary expectations.