For over 50 years, Legal Aid Chicago has provided free civil legal assistance to people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago. Each year our attorneys, volunteers, and staff help resolve civil legal problems, including domestic violence, consumer fraud, and unfair evictions. Legal Aid Chicago was founded on the philosophy that all individuals are entitled to quality civil legal representation, regardless of their income. We work to ensure that poverty is not an impediment to justice by dismantling the legal barriers that perpetuate inequality. Legal Aid Chicago staff live our mission through our core values of equity, excellence, inclusion, kindness, and respect.
Position: The Housing Practice Group has an opening for a Paralegal (Housing Advocate) who will help tenants apply for housing and/or financial assistance on behalf of tenants at risk of being homeless and help others to navigate resources to stabilize their housing.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Legal Aid Chicago offers a comprehensive benefits package, including low-cost employer-paid health plan options, employer-provided group life and long-term disability insurance, fitness center access, generous paid time off, and much more.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Applicants must have excellent oral and written skills. Basic internet and computer skills are required, including familiarity with programs such as MS Word, Outlook, and Excel. Good organizational skills and zealous advocacy are essential. The applicant’s personal background, experience, or professional background should reflect an ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations with clients, co-workers and the community we serve. Good organizational, information-gathering, and case management skills are essential.
Cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of two professional references are required to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.