Website CARPLS Legal Aid
CARPLS Legal Aid
35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60601
CARPLS legal aid is Cook County’s largest provider of free legal services. We have provided over one million legal consultations to low- and moderate-income residents to help them find solutions to their everyday legal matters. CARPLS operates a legal aid hotline and three court-based advice desks for Cook County. We are also partners with the Cook County Legal Aid for Housing & Debt Early Resolution Program (ERP). And for our statewide projects, we are partners with New Leaf Illinois, COVID HELP Illinois, Eviction Help Illinois, and the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network. https://www.carpls.org/about-carpls/
We are currently seeking a full-time Paralegal (Bilingual (English/Spanish preferred) to support the legal work of our legal aid hotline and court-based advice desks. The Paralegal will support the hotline by taking calls from existing clients who are calling back for more direction/information/advice, answering client questions as appropriate, and screening the client’s situation for new legal developments to pass the client on to an attorney, all of which is done under the supervision of a supervising attorney. The Paralegal will also work on other CARPLS projects as assigned assisting with intake, screening for conflicts of interest, talking with returning clients in the same manner described above, as well as doing first drafts of court pleadings for the attorneys’ review. The Paralegal will also assist the program with client publications, social services resources, scheduling, data management, general research, management of client documents, outcome client surveys, legal research and writing, and other administrative tasks. The position operates on a hybrid remote/office schedule with one required weekly day in the office.
Excellent benefits include 401K, health, optional vision and dental, life insurance, and pretax transit benefit.
CARPLS is an equal-opportunity employer, dedicated to having a diverse workplace.
The candidate must graduate from an ABA-accredited Paralegal program. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Candidates with prior legal aid, public interest, and/or family, consumer, or housing law experience are encouraged to apply. Must be adept at using Ms. Word, Adobe, and Zoom platforms. Advanced computer skills are required. The ability to work independently after training is a must.
Annual salary, $44516
To apply for this job please visit www.carpls.org.