Monday, December 20, 2021

UIC is Hiring a Staff Attorney for a Clinic

STAFF ATTORNEY- Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (Academic Professional) 

The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Chicago‚Äôs only public law school, is seeking a Staff Attorney for the Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (CESEC). The CESEC represents worker-owned cooperative business, non-profit, or small business that operate for the benefit of underserved communities. CESEC clients often promote equity, practice democratic decision-making, and build sustainability in their neighborhoods.

The Staff Attorney is responsible for representing clients in transactional and regulatory matters, creating informational materials, as well as conducting community workshops and education on topics related to business law or industry regulations with a focus of Social Equity Cannabis businesses and start-ups. The Staff Attorney will also supervise law students in the representation of clients.

The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-pace collaborative environment to serve clients and the community and will also have a strong commitment to economic justice, racial justice, and client-centered lawyering.

A Juris Doctor from an ABA approved Law School is required as well as an active Illinois license, or ability to be admitted by motion to the Illinois Bar; excellent time management and organization skills; and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. A minimum of two (2) years of practice experience; experience in transactional law, non-profit law, community development law, economic development or community lawyering; and ability to communicate fluently in Spanish (written and oral) are highly preferred.

For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by January 14, 2022 to .


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