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Paralegal, Civil Rights Team

Description: 
 

Equip for Equality, an innovative civil rights organization for people with disabilities in Illinois, is seeking a full-time Paralegal for its Chicago office.

  The Paralegal will work with our Civil Rights Team in these general areas:   ·         Conduct client interviews, taking calls for our work concerning abuse, neglect, and self-determination. ·         Assist on our class action cases and advocacy on behalf of prisoners with disabilities, including working on prisoner correspondence, managing client information, and conducting non-legal research relating to criminal justice reform. ·         Project-based work for our litigation team.    Equip for Equality is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value personal as well as professional experience with people with disabilities.   Learn more about Equip for Equality and our hiring process at https://www.equipforequality.org/about/employment-opportunities/.   Salary

Dependent on Experience. Excellent comprehensive benefits.

 
Requirements: 

The selected candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, be a self starter, and have a commitment to the civil rights of people with disabilities.

To Apply: 
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Megan Loutfi, Equip for Equality, 20 N. Michigan, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602, fax: 312-541-2378, MeganL@equipforequality.org

Information

Submission Deadline: 
January 25, 2018
Organization Information: 
Equip for Equality, Inc.
20 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 300
Chicago, IL 60602
United States