Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Salary: Depends on experience; excellent benefits available.
Submission Deadline: 02/08/2013
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc., a not-for-profit organization with a long and successful history of civil rights litigation and advocacy, seeks applicants for a 60% time Fair Housing Staff Attorney. Working with the Fair Housing Project team, the Staff Attorney investigates, evaluates, and litigates housing discrimination cases based on race, ethnic origin, disability, familial status, source of income, and other factors in court and at administrative agencies. He/she acts as co-counsel with volunteer lawyers on cases, advocates for policy and legislative change to affirmatively further fair housing, and participates in the Project's outreach and education efforts. The attorney also assists in developing both litigation and non-litigation strategies to address community needs and in documenting Project activities and accomplishments.
Minimum of four years litigation experience and experience in fair housing, civil rights, or related area. Must be admitted to the Illinois bar and have excellent writing and speaking skills. 24 hours/week with flexibility required. Individual must be outgoing and have a demonstrated commitment to civil rights and social change. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample of no more than five pages to Elesha Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copy applications discouraged. No phone calls, please.
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.
Last updated: January 23, 2013
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