The University of Illinois at Chicago – Attorney, Student Legal Service

Attorney, Student Legal Service 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking applicants for the position of Attorney, Student Legal Service. The position provides leadership and oversight for the programs and services of the Student Legal Service. The University of Illinois at Chicago is a large, urban, public research one institution with a highly diverse student population. The position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.

Responsibilities include: develop the strategic direction and goals for the Student Legal Service; develop comprehensive programs and services to address the legal needs of UIC students; advise, counsel, and guide students in regards to their legal concerns and rights within various areas of the law; represent student clients in court hearings and mediations; research legal precedent and procedure, statutes and decisions, legal articles, codes and other documents; investigate facts and laws to prepare for cases; prepare legal documents including affidavits and contracts; present educational workshops and presentations for students; supervise paralegal and student staff; direct the daily operations of the service including human resources, financial management, information systems, customer service, and quality improvement; consult and collaborate with internal and external constituencies.

The position is full time and available July, 2012. Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Applicants must be licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Illinois. A minimum of six years experience in general legal practice including courtroom experience is required. Legal research skills and knowledge of a variety of areas of law including consumer, criminal, landlord/tenant, contract, and traffic law is required. Effective supervisory, leadership, managerial, communication, and consulting skills are essential. The ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external constituencies is necessary. Experience working in a higher education environment and involvement in professional organizations and activities are preferred.

For fullest consideration, submit your cover letter, resume, and transcripts along with contact information of three references at:  by August 3, 2012.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.