Now Hiring: LUCHA Law Project Intern

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Ana Margarita Irizzary, LUCHA Law Project Manager

Role and Responsibilities

1. Engage directly with community residents through the intake process.

2. Participate in the LUCHA Law Project community events and workshops.

3. Develop a research library on landlord/tenant law and fair housing law.

4. Occasionally represent low-income clients in administrative hearings for code violations.

5. Maintain strict confidentiality of all client and personnel information.

6. Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or the LUCHA Law Project Manager.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

1. Spanish proficiency preferred.

2. Currently enrolled as a law student in an American Bar Association accredited institution, 711 students preferred.

3. Experience in fair housing law, real estate finance, residential real estate transactions and/or landlord/tenant representation preferred, but not necessary.

4. Knowledge of city, county, state and federal Fair Housing law preferred, but not necessary.

5. MS Office skills.

6. Research skills using Lexis Nexis and/or Westlaw

7. Able to prioritize work and keep calm under pressure.

8. Conscientious and detail oriented.

9. Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

10. Ability to represent LUCHA in a positive and professional manner at all times.

11. Must demonstrate integrity and commitment to LUCHA’s mission and values.

12. Residents of the target neighborhoods in and around Chicago are encouraged to apply.

Scope of Responsibility: Work with minimal direction. Regularly interacts with LUCHA team, including the Housing Counseling and Advocacy Department, Support Services Department, Organizing Department and Marketing and Fundraising Department.

Physical Requirements: This position regularly requires the incumbent to sit, stand, speak and operate a personal computer. Occasional walking and lifting up to 15 pounds. Accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities who otherwise meet the position qualifications and requirements.

Benefits: No pay or benefits are available for this position. Volunteer service will be recognized by LUCHA leadership, and if school credit is desired, the LUCHA Law Project Manager will coordinate with specific school authorities as necessary.

How to apply: Send Resume, Cover Letter, a three-page writing sample and three references via email only, with the subject line “LUCHA Law Project Intern” to: Ana Margarita Irizarry, LUCHA Law Project Manager at amirizarry@lucha.org and copy Juan Carlos Linares, Executive Director at jclinares@lucha.org.

Deadline for application: • Until the position is filled.

Potential start date: • Immediately.

To learn more, click here: LUCHA Law Project Intern 2016

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