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Staff Attorney & Adjunct Clinical Professor

Description: 

Staff Attorney and Adjunct Clinical Professor
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid and University of Illinois College of Law
Want to make a difference as an attorney and train the next generation of lawyers?
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid seeks a motivated attorney to join us in working with our
East Central Illinois Medical Legal Partnership (ECIMLP) in conjunction with
Carle and the University of Illinois College of Law.
Through funding provided by the Jerome Mirza Foundation and Carle, Land of
Lincoln and the College of Law are launching a Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic to
train law students to identify and remedy socio-environmental issues that may be
contributing to a patient/client’s poor health outcomes. Poverty increases the level
of stress a person is dealing with on a daily basis; food insecurity and violence
contribute to poor health outcomes; and the issues facing these individuals and
families are often beyond the scope of a medical doctor. The clinic will enable law
students to become part of a team of medical, legal, and social work professionals
working together to increase the ability of the ECIMLP to assist patient/clients
referred by Carle, particularly from the Healthy Beginnings program. The staff
attorney/clinical director will be instrumental in helping students become part of
the team, learn important client engagement and legal skills, and gain experience
handling a variety of legal issues.
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals
in 65 counties in Illinois. We are committed to providing justice for those whose
voices might otherwise not be heard; to assist individuals in advocating for
themselves; and to make positive changes in collaboration with the communities we
serve. Our attorneys provide holistic legal advocacy in partnership with community
organizations, social service agencies, and faith-based groups. For more
information, see https://lincolnlegal.org/
The University of Illinois College of Law is part of the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, one of the nation’s top public research universities. Its mission
is to serve as a preeminent site for the study of law, legal institution, and legal
culture; to educate its students effectively and comprehensively in legal principles
and skills; and to advance justice and the public good. For more information, see
https://law.illinois.edu/
Primary Responsibilities include:
• Supervise law students in a clinic setting
• Teach medical-legal partnership clinical course
• Represent clients in a variety of legal settings, including family law, housing,
public benefits, and special education matters

• Actively participate in community outreach and education
• Build and maintain relationships with community partners
• Engage with the College of Law and its student body
Qualifications:
Required
• Licensed to practice law in Illinois or have requisite credentials for
reciprocity
• Three years legal experience
• Experience supervising law students
Preferred
• Previous legal experience with poverty law
• Teaching experience, particularly in a clinic setting
• Strong commitment to social and racial justice
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with people of diverse
social, economic, and racial/ethnic backgrounds
• Ability to communicate with diverse audiences
• Excellent verbal, analytical, writing and organization skills
• Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as
part of a team
Special Working Conditions and Demands:
• Applicants must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car
insurance
• This is an exempt position and work requirements may periodically extend
beyond 40 hours per week
• Applicant must have sufficient home internet bandwidth to attend court and
administrative hearings and other meetings by videoconference
Compensation:
$56,000+with license (depending on experience.) Excellent insurance and
retirement benefits.

Requirements: 

Qualifications:
Required
• Licensed to practice law in Illinois or have requisite credentials for
reciprocity
• Three years legal experience
• Experience supervising law students
Preferred
• Previous legal experience with poverty law
• Teaching experience, particularly in a clinic setting
• Strong commitment to social and racial justice
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with people of diverse
social, economic, and racial/ethnic backgrounds
• Ability to communicate with diverse audiences
• Excellent verbal, analytical, writing and organization skills
• Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as
part of a team
Special Working Conditions and Demands:
• Applicants must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car
insurance
• This is an exempt position and work requirements may periodically extend
beyond 40 hours per week
• Applicant must have sufficient home internet bandwidth to attend court and
administrative hearings and other meetings by videoconference

To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:
Susan L. Zielke
Managing Attorney
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
203 N First St
Champaign, IL 61820
szielke@lincolnlegal.org

Information

Submission Deadline: 
August 10, 2021
Organization Information: 
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
8787 State St.201
E. St. Louis, IL 62203
United States
Phone: 618-398-0574