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Equip for Equality – Staff Attorney Civil Rights Team

Application open until filled.

The Staff Attorney will perform duties within the Fundamental Rights Section of the Civil Rights Team. The attorney will represent people with disabilities in individual and potentially systemic matters to assist them in maintaining community integration and achieving community integration from institutional settings. The attorney will also represent people with disabilities in court proceedings to avoid guardianship, be restored from guardianship, or assist them in transferring guardianship from an inappropriate guardian. The attorney will further represent people to ensure that their legal rights in institutions and community settings are being respected and ensure the individual is protected from abuse and neglect. Finally, the attorney will have intake responsibilities in these areas of our practice.

Requirements and Experience:

The selected candidate must be a licensed attorney with 2+ years of litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to civil rights. Strong oral and written communication skills are very important. The position is located in Chicago and will involve some travel, mainly in Northern Illinois. Experience representing people with disabilities or with disability issues generally is a plus.

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