Supervising Attorney

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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. 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, 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 supervising attorney position based at the Des Plaines office, to work primarily in the north and northwest suburban area including the Skokie and Rolling Meadows courthouses. We will consider filling the position with two part-time applicants.

While COVID-19 restrictions are in place, this position will be performed remotely, except in rare instances when the supervisor’s presence is necessary.

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 supervise, train and evaluate staff attorneys, a paralegal, and legal interns. The attorney will work with counseling and advocacy staff to provide a coordinated response to clients’ needs. The staff attorney will participate in systemic advocacy and policy reform.

• Licensed to practice law in Illinois
• Five years of experience in domestic relations law
• Three years of trial experience
• Expertise in the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and the IMDMA
• Demonstrated interest in public interest/poverty law
• Spanish language skill at the bilingual level is a plus for this position.

Compensation: Life Span provides a generous benefits package and a competitive salary, dependent upon experience.

Location/Accessibility: Our suburban office is centrally located in downtown Des Plaines. We are minutes from Chicago’s north side via Metra rail and the Des Plaines Metra stop is steps from Life Span. Free parking is also available.

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

No Telephone Calls Please.

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