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Organization :
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
Location :
Champaign, Illinois
Compensation :

$44,000 +

Application instructions :

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid seeks a motivated individual to join our team as a Full-Time Legal Assistant for its Eastern Regional Office located in Champaign, Illinois. Our staff work with community organizations, social service agencies, and faith-based groups to deliver holistic legal services. This person will work with community-based attorneys to address civil legal needs of residents in Champaign and Vermilion Counties.

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals in 65 counties in Illinois. We are committed to providing justice for those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we
serve.

Responsibilities include:
• Answer phones, direct calls, and perform receptionist responsibilities
• Communicate with clients, attorneys, and others
• Perform intake for applicants, which includes data entry in case management system
• Type legal documents and correspondence
• E-file legal documents and handle mail
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Legal Assistant experience strongly preferred
• Ability to communicate effectively in a pleasant and professional manner
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and comfortable with technology
• Excellent verbal, analytical, writing, and organization skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to accurately type and edit one’s work
• Highly motivated with desire to work in fast-paced environment
• Commitment to social and racial justice
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with people of diverse social, economic, and racial/ethnic backgrounds

Compensation:
$44,000+ dependent on experience. Excellent insurance and retirement benefits.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Susan Zielke, Managing Attorney at szielke@lincolnlegal.org

Land of Lincoln is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, LBGTQIA+, and gender non- conforming applicants.

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