Hybrid Remote Paralegal Bilingual Arabic

Website Life Span


Job Announcement: Life Span Paralegal/Bilingual-Arabic
PARALEGAL Bilingual-Arabic

Life Span seeks candidates for a new bilingual paralegal position.
This is a hybrid-remote position at our Chicago, Illinois Loop office.
Life Span empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence to demand safety as a human right through client-centered services and leads social change through accountability, community engagement, and systemic advocacy.
Life Span is a nationally known leader in the provision of services to victims of violence and their children. We are a financially secure organization with over 40 years of consistent and reliable funding. Our comprehensive services include criminal court advocacy, representation in civil protective order cases, expert representation in family law cases, immigration services 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 the criminalization of survivors. 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 values diversity—in strengths, backgrounds and lived experiences. It is essential that our staff and leadership reflect the communities that we serve. We are committed to creating an anti-oppression framework and seek candidates who share this commitment.

General Job Description: Assist victims of domestic and sexual violence who seek civil legal representation and/or criminal court advocacy and provide paralegal support and additional assistance to attorneys as needed.

Essential Job Duties:
• Conduct client intake interviews.
• Complete prescreens and intakes in Legal Server.
• Explain Life Span services and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act to clients and help them form a plan of action based on their options under the law.
• Explain domestic relations and immigration legal remedies available to clients.
• Provide clients with referrals to other needed services.
• Maintain case files.
• Maintain complete client statistics and submit as required by Life Span administration on a timely basis.
• Accompany clients and attorneys to court.
• Translate written documents and interpret at client interviews and assist clients in court.
• Attend and participate in training and outreach as assigned.
• Assist attorneys with document preparation.
• Assist with main line calls, provide Life Span information, screen and direct calls.

Qualifications: Fluent bi-lingual Arabic language skills required. Bachelor of Arts Degree &/or Paralegal Certificate. Commitment to working in the not-for-profit/public interest sector; prior experience in working in a social service agency or with domestic violence victims are helpful.

Location and Hours:
This Paralegal position is a full-time, 40 hours per week position based in the Chicago office.
Life Span offices are steps away from the CTA El station pink line, orange, and green lines, and also accessible via the Metra railway, Union or Ogilvie stations.

Hybrid Position: This is a hybrid-remote position after onboarding and completion of training.

Compensation: Life Span values staff as our most important resource and we offer a competitive starting salary of $50,000.
Benefits include very generous PTO and holidays, Summer Fridays, life and disability insurance; a 403b plan, health, dental and vision insurance, pre-tax public transit, an Employee Assistance Plan, FSA and DCA benefit plan options.

Loan Forgiveness Benefit: Life Span is a qualifying employer for the federal PSLF program. | To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to the hiring manager via email to hiring@life-span.org.
No Telephone Calls Please.

To apply for this job please visit life-span.org.