Project S.A.F.E. Staff Attorney

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website LifeSpanIL Life Span

Domestic and Sexual Violence End Here

Life Span is a nationally known leader in the provision of services to victims of violence and their children. Our comprehensive services include criminal court advocacy representation in civil protective order cases, expert representation in family law cases, and counseling for survivors and their children. Our work encompasses such issues as police domestic violence, immigration, employment issues, sexual assault civil no contact orders, the effects of trauma on clients and their children, teen dating violence, and battered women as respondents in civil cases. Our agency has two sites, and services are available in nine languages including English, Spanish, Polish and Arabic. All services are free of charge. Our agency provides national leadership in policy work and systemic advocacy, and our staff has trained advocates, lawyers, judges, counselors and other professionals in Illinois and across the country on critical issues and innovative practices.

Life Span is seeking to fill a staff attorney position on Project S.A.F.E (Securing a Fear-Free Environment), a Life Span collaboration with the Chicago City Colleges. Project S.A.F.E is a comprehensive, coordinated community approach to enhancing victim safety through: training and education, direct services and support, and community collaboration for survivor recovery.

Job Duties: Job responsibilities include civil representation in orders of protection, family law and civil no contact orders for clients with domestic violence and/or sexual assault issues. The attorney will provide clients with information and advice on Title IX and the Clery Act. The attorney will work with project and collaborative partner staff, as well as other Life Span legal, counseling and advocacy staff to provide a coordinated response to clients’ needs. The staff attorney will participate in outreach, education, systemic advocacy and policy reform.

Licensed to practice law in Illinois;
Experience working with domestic and/or sexual violence victims in family law cases;
Public interest law experience including hearing or trial experience;
Spanish language skill at the bilingual level is a plus for this position.

Compensation: Generous benefits package, competitive salary dependent upon experience.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy, via email at

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