The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center seeks a talented and dedicated senior paralegal for its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. RSMJC is a public interest law firm that has litigated countless high-impact civil rights and systemic reform cases. RSMJC is a national organization, with offices in St. Louis, New Orleans, Oxford, Mississippi, and D.C. The Illinois office seeks to advance prisoner, immigrant, community, and racial justice in Illinois and throughout the country through trial litigation. For more information about the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, please see: https://www.macarthurjustice.org/illinois/.
Role and Responsibilities:
RSMJC is looking for a senior paralegal passionate about transformational justice and criminal legal system reform, de-incarceration, and trial work. The Senior Paralegal position is an exciting opportunity to be part of these important efforts. The successful candidate will perform a range of duties to support the Illinois office team’s trial work. The Senior Paralegal will also support, collaborate with, and assist in supervising the Illinois office paralegals. Specific responsibilities, paralegal tasks, including:
Experience and Qualifications
The criminal legal system disproportionally harms people of color, people from low-income communities, people who were formerly incarcerated, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals. We strongly encourage people who identify within these and other communities underrepresented in the legal profession to apply. All applicants must have and be committed to the cultural competence required to work with clients and co-workers who come from different backgrounds and experiences.
This is a permanent position. The successful candidate must be available to work full-time (40 hours per week). They should have the flexibility to occasionally work outside of normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Light travel may also be required depending on case needs.
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
COMPENSATION: The salary is competitive and includes an excellent benefits package. The salary range for an experienced senior paralegal with supervisory experience is $60,000 to $70,000.
TO APPLY: Please submit the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
· A cover letter addressing your experience relevant to the considerations above.
· A resume; and
· Two references.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until October 15, 2021.
The MacArthur Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity.
The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center seeks a talented and dedicated senior paralegal for its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. RSMJC is a public interest law firm that has litigated countless high-impact civil rights and…