$70,000/year and up; competitive pay depending on experience. Generous relocation assistance available. Excellent leave, insurance and retirement benefits; including health, dental, vision, retirement plan, bar dues, MCLE requirements and other ancillary programs. Land of Lincoln is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and is an eligible employer for the public service loan forgiveness program.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Are you passionate about justice and holistic legal advocacy?
Join Land of Lincoln Legal Aid!
We offer competitive pay and relocation assistance for the Quincy Office.
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid seeks a Senior Staff Attorney to assist domestic violence survivors with orders of protection and family law cases, in Quincy, IL at its new satellite office. Land of Lincoln Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals in 65 counties in Illinois. We are committed to seeking justice for those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we serve. Our attorneys provide holistic legal advocacy in partnership with community organizations, social service agencies, and faith-based groups.
The staff attorney in this position will provide zealous representation for domestic violence survivors who seek orders of protection, divorce, or custody/parental responsibility orders. The position is dedicated to promoting justice and safety for individuals and families affected by abusive situations. The attorney will work with other attorneys, the courts, Quanada, Ascend Justice, and other community partners to promote community safety, perform outreach and education, and develop impact advocacy strategies.
All elements of litigation including client interviewing, investigation, discovery, pleadings, briefs, and representation at hearings at trial level and appellate levels if appropriate
Actively participate in community outreach and education
Building relationships with community partners
Supervise support staff, less experienced attorneys, and volunteers
Compliance with organizational rules, policies, and procedures
Other duties as assigned
Licensed to practice law in Illinois or has requisite credentials for reciprocity;
Minimum 5 years legal experience; previous legal aid or family law experience a plus
Strong commitment to social and racial justice
Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with people of diverse social, economic, and racial/ethnic backgrounds
Attention to detail
Excellent verbal, analytical, writing, and organization skills
Ability to supervise law students, support staff, inexperienced volunteers and/or projects
Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Computer proficiency required
Special Working Conditions and Demands:
Applicants must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance