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Organization :
James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
Location :
Evanston, IL
Compensation :

$57,000 – $80,000

Application instructions :

The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy’s Criminal Record Relief Attorney delivers all legal programming related to providing criminal record relief, including Expungement/Sealing, Certificates of Rehabilitation, Licensure Waivers, Gubernatorial Clemency/Commutation, etc. The Criminal Record Relief Attorney reports to the Director of Legal Services.


Delivers legal services:

• Provides direct legal representation to Moran Center clients and pro se assistance in petitioning for criminal record relief;
• Delivers other direct legal services in other practice areas, as required, including the Moran Center’s Youth/Emerging Adult Criminal Defense Practice;
• Manages outcome data in collaboration with the Program Support Analyst;
• Creates and maintains legal case filing system;

Leads efforts in educating community members about criminal record relief:

• Provides informational presentations and/or trainings on various topics including expungement, how criminal histories affect employment and education opportunities, “Know Your Rights” presentations, etc.;
• Identifies legal issues within the community that require systemic reforms;
• Coordinates with the Director of Legal Services to identify opportunities for legal collaboration with other agencies and growth within the organization; and
• Represents the Moran Center at various community meetings, functions etc., as needed.

Other duties:

• Recruit, train, and supervise pro bono attorneys, fellows, law clerks, and interns; and
• Partner with the Moran Center’s Development & Communications staff, sharing client impact and/or assisting in developing grant or funding opportunities to strengthen staffing and legal services.

• Requires a J. D. from an accredited law school and admission to the Illinois Bar.

• Knowledge of the principles of criminal practice;
• Skill in litigation and trial advocacy;
• Skill in conducting legal research;
• Skill in legal writing;
• Skill in analytical problem solving;
• Skill in decision making in adversarial circumstances;
• Outstanding communications skills, written and oral;
• Ability to multitask while maintaining vigilant attention to details;
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice;
• Understanding of and commitment to the Moran Center’s work and mission;
• Comfort with ambiguity and a good sense of humor; and
• Ability to work well in a fast-paced, highly collaborative and interactive office.

• $57,000 – $80,000 annualized salary based on experience;
• Benefits for the full-time position include healthcare, flexible spending account for qualified expenditures, including for health care and childcare, retirement savings plan, generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays), and loan forgiveness eligibility;
• Supportive, team-based environment and commitment to ongoing professional development.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Shirley Kuzmanic-Galan at

The Moran Center will continue accepting applications for the position until filled.

If you need any accommodations during the application process, please request them by contacting Shirley Kuzmanic-Galan at or 847.492.1410.

The Moran Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer: People of color, women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and Veterans are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Deadline :
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