Staff Attorney (Consumer Practice Group)
For the past 50 years, LAF has provided people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago with comprehensive free legal services to resolve non-criminal issues. Each year, LAF’s 80 attorneys and other staff help resolve civil legal problem including consumer fraud, foreclosure, unfair evictions, domestic violence, and many others. LAF’s work impacts over 40,000 people annually. Position: LAF is hiring a full-time staff attorney to join its Consumer Practice Group (CPG). The attorney will represent homeowners facing the loss of their homes, debtors seeking bankruptcy protection under chapter 7 or 13, and consumers dealing with predatory lending, debt collection, fraud, insurance coverage, and public utilities.
Responsibilities: The attorney will: (1) litigate on behalf of homeowners, debtors and other consumers in foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other state and federal courts; (2) work with our CPG paralegal to help homeowners obtain loss mitigation; (3) conduct community legal education and outreach on homeownership and other consumer issues; (4) engage in allowable policy-related advocacy related to consumer issues; and (5) participate in public relations and/or fund-raising efforts as needed. Qualifications: Must be admitted to the Illinois State Bar. Must be admitted to the Northern District of Illinois Bar or be able to gain admittance thereto. Must have consumer law experience. Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to public interest law and/or a familiarity with LAF’s client population, and must be able to communicate effectively with people from diverse segments of society. Salary: Will be set depending on qualifications and experience level. LAF offers generous fringe benefits.
To apply: Send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org: cover letter, resume, two references, writing sample, and transcript. Please designate the subject of your e-mail as “Consumer Staff Attorney.” The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. LAF values diversity, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of disability.