Background: The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAF), is the principal provider of free civil legal services in Cook County. LAF receives funding from the Chicago Bar Foundation to operate a help desk for pro se parties with cases or potential bankruptcy cases in the Northern District of Illinois.
Position: LAF is seeking a staff attorney to work part time (60%) at the bankruptcy help desk, which is located in the United States Bankruptcy Court, 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago.
Responsibilities: The staff attorney provides members of the public who are not represented by an attorney with basic information about their legal rights and
assists individuals without legal representation who wish to file, or have filed, bankruptcy petitions, or who are creditors of people or companies who have filed bankruptcy.
The largest number of inquiries are from individuals who are trying to file a bankruptcy petition pro se or who have already filed a bankruptcy pro se and want advice about questions that have come up in their case. The staff attorney will explain filing requirements, court procedures, the options available to individuals, such as the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, and will assist individuals in preparing petitions and other documents. The attorney will not file any documents or represent any of the customers of the help desk. The attorney
works under the supervision of LAF’s bankruptcy supervisor, and has access to, and the support of, LAF’s wide ranging legal expertise. The attorney also works closely with United States Bankruptcy Court personnel and with other organizations that help pro se clients. Normal hours for the help desk are 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every day that the Bankruptcy Court is open.
Qualifications: Illinois and Northern District of Illinois bar and a minimum of two years of legal experience required. Experience in bankruptcy court preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively with people from all segments of society.
Applications: Send resume, references, cover letter and law school transcript to:
Attn: Bankruptcy Help Desk Hiring Committee
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
111 W. Jackson Blvd., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “Bankruptcy” in the subject line of the email by July 11, 2008. Position will remain open until filled.
LAF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and thus does not discriminate based on disability
Position Number TBD
Position Value 1.0
Position Grade Salary Band 7
Budget Classification 10910-115-52100-250002
Position Period 12 months
Salary Minimum: $76,500, Maximum: $107,500
Position Summary The Manager of Intergovernmental Affairs is responsible for putting forth and executing the Chicago Public Schools’ agenda at the local level and assisting the development of the fiscal and legislative agendas on the state and federal levels. The Manager responds to matters raised by all public sectors as they relate to legislative actions having an impact on the Chicago Public Schools’ policies and operations.
Title Manager Intergovernmental Affairs
Location Office of External Affairs
125 S. Clark Street - 5th floor
Chicago, IL 60603
The Office of the Illinois Attorney General is seeking to fill the Bureau Chief position in its Special Litigation Bureau in Chicago. The Special Litigation Bureau pursues affirmative litigation and defends large complex and challenging cases. The Bureau pursues litigation including fraud on the state/consumers and public policy impact cases. It strives to institute reform on an industry-wide basis. In addition to its plaintiff litigation, the Bureau occasionally defends state agencies where important principles and/or programs are involved and work jointly with other bureaus on larger more complex cases.
The next Bureau Chief should have at least 10 years experience, be a skilled litigator, be committed to aggressively enforcing state and federal laws, and have excellent communication and management skills. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. To ensure full consideration, please send resume, cover letter, references and writing sample to:
Ruta Stropus, Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development.
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695(312) 814-5024 (Fax)
The Rule of Law Initiative seeks an experienced international development professional to provide overall direction for the Initiative’s Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) operations. Currently, the LAC Division provides technical legal assistance in Ecuador, Mexico and Nicaragua. Program areas in which the LAC Division has been active include anti-corruption and public integrity; judicial, legal profession, legal education and criminal law reforms; anti-human trafficking; human rights and conflict mitigation. The Director, based in Washington, DC, oversees program development and implementation. He/she is the primary representative in dealings with donors, including USAID, DOJ, and the State Department, as well as other high-level counterparts. Currently, the Division has a $1.5M budget for which the Director would be responsible, though it is expected that the program will expand significantly, including under the leadership of the Director. The Director is responsible for overseeing the Division’s development and growth through outreach and by seeking funding from both the private and public sector. The Director supervises the LAC staff based in Washington, DC as well as senior field-based staff. Travel to the region will be required. The LAC Director reports to the Director of the Rule of Law Initiative. Requirements: The Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Division should have a Juris Doctor or equivalent law degree and at least ten (10) years experience working in the area of international rule of law promotion or related fields, such as human rights or democracy and governance, with a strong preference for individuals with experience implementing such programs in the region. In exceptional cases, candidates with a relevant MA or PhD will be considered. Experience living in the Latin American or Caribbean region and knowledge of the region’s history are significant pluses. Proficiency in Spanish is required, and proficiency in Portuguese would be an asset. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as received. The Rule of Law Initiative will contact only those candidates whom it selects for interviews. Please note that only complete applications will be taken into consideration. All applicants must possess proper work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship. For more information please visit our website at www.abarol.org. 080515.