Senior Disability Rights Attorneys

Senior Disability Rights Attorneys

SENIOR DISABILITY RIGHTS ATTORNEYS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

Equip for Equality, an Illinois civil rights organization providing legal advocacy services to people with disabilities, seeks a full-time Senior Attorney for its Central Illinois office located in Springfield and a full-time Senior Attorney in Southern Illinois to be located in either Carbondale or the Metro East area. The attorney will represent people with disabilities in a wide range of areas, including discrimination, community integration, guardianship defense, and abuse and neglect.

 REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • A law degree
  • Significant litigation experience, including in federal court
  • Demonstrated commitment to the civil rights of people with disabilities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with and/or commitment to the civil rights of people with disabilities in the prison systems
  • Experience with and/or commitment to working with diverse client populations and incarcerated people
  • Personal or professional experience with people with disabilities

Equip for Equality encourages qualified candidates of all backgrounds and identities to apply for this position. People with disabilities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline, How to Apply, Compensation and Benefits

Applications will be accepted until June 21, 2021. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Salary is commensurate with experience and EFE offers excellent benefits.

Send resume and cover letter to:
La June Davis-Willey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director, Human Resources
[email protected]

Apply online: Senior Disability Rights Attorney

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Because Equip for Equality is a community-serving organization and safety is of the utmost importance, Equip for Equality requires a background check for employees and others who volunteer or perform services for us depending on the role. The background check is run for employees once a conditional offer of employment has been extended. Background checks are conducted in accordance with all applicable laws, EFE’s policy, and paid for by EFE. A disclosed record may not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment.

Do you need a reasonable accommodation for our application process?
Equip for Equality is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application process, please contact La June Davis-Wiley at [email protected] and let her know the nature of your request and your contact information. Disability related information that is disclosed via the application process will be kept confidential.