Application instructions :
Law Center for Better Housing (formerly Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing) brings
diverse voices and perspectives to providing free legal and supportive services to improve
housing stability for modest income renters, while advocating for the rights of all renters
until everyone in Chicago has a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home. For over
40 years LCBH has served Chicago renters who are facing unjust evictions or living in
substandard housing. Through its analysis of eviction data, LCBH recognizes that eviction
is a matter of fair housing and works to bring racial justice to eviction court.
LCBH will hire a Supervisory Attorney to supervise the litigation and all other work of
approximately four staff attorneys in the Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt
Early Resolution Program (ERP) and the City of Chicago Right to Counsel (RTC) Pilot
Project. The ERP provides free legal advice and counseling to help tenant facing eviction
to negotiate settlements and the RTC will provide extended representation in those cases
where negotiation does not result in a settlement. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.
As of November 2022, Cook County eviction courts are still largely operating in Zoom.
LCBH presently does not require staff to work in the office. While this position will begin
remote or hybrid, all staff will be expected to work in the Chicago office eventually. Staff
will need an internet connection to work remotely.
Essential Responsibilities & Duties Include:
• Work with Legal Director to develop strategic plans and legal theories to respond
to the changing landscape of eviction;
• Lead case assignment meetings and make case acceptance decisions;
• Conduct formal case reviews with Staff Attorneys to ensure all cases are
• Assist the Legal Director in monitoring staff caseloads;
• Engage in community legal education and other community engagement
• Collaborate with evaluation component of these programs and ensure proper data
for evaluation and grant reporting;
• Assist with producing quality grant proposals and reports and content for
newsletters, website and social media; and
• Other duties as assigned.
• Affinity for legal aid work and commitment to racial justice;
• Excellent oral and written advocacy skills;
• Juris Doctor from ABA-accredited law school;
• Licensed to or eligible to practice in Illinois;
• Minimum of 6 years’ practice experience, including litigation experience;
• Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to client needs, cultural nuances, and
• Must be able to work remotely with a stable internet connection; and
• Ability to communicate with clients in a language in addition to English is a plus.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation will be in the range of $70,000 to $75,000, commensurate with
experience. LCBH offers a benefits package that includes medical, dental/vision, 401k
retirement plan, and other pre-tax benefits.
To apply please send your resume, writing sample, and a thoughtful cover letter to
email@example.com. Please include “Supervisory Attorney” in the subject line. Applications will
be reviewed on a rolling basis but we will likely fill positions quickly.
Affirmative Action Employer:
LCBH strongly encourages applications from people of color, immigrants, women, older
people, persons living with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with
lived experience of poverty or racism, and people from underrepresented and historically