Work at the Moran Center

 

JOB POSTINGS

Currently, we do not have any open positions but thank you for your interest.

VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS

Legal Clerkship (3 positions available):  The legal work of the Moran Center is carried out in the juvenile court, adult criminal court, civil courts, and in the schools. Moran Center attorneys also provide ongoing case management, legal trainings, and workshops within the community. Please address and attach your resume, as well as a cover letter, in an email to the main contact listed for the clerkship for which you’re applying.

Criminal Legal Clerkship (1 position available):

The law clerk will work closely with staff attorneys in representing youth in juvenile delinquency and adult misdemeanor/felony cases as part of a holistic legal-social work team. The clerk will provide case management, interview witnesses, perform investigations, conduct legal research, assist with plea bargains, prepare mitigation reports, and will have the opportunity to participate in trials including examining witnesses and/or presenting opening statements. The clerk will also assist staff at the Expungement & Sealing Help Desk at the Skokie Courthouse and may be asked to assist with trainings on legal rights in the community. Law students eligible for 711 license are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 15, 2018.

Contact:  Patrick Keenan-Devlin; Tom Verdun

Start Date: Date TBD post-June 1

Special Education Legal Clerkship (1 position available):

The law clerk will learn about trauma-informed holistic advocacy in special education and school discipline law, as part of the legal-social worker team.  The clerk will receive training all aspects of representing children and their parents within the school setting.  Clerks will gain experience in reviewing records, conducting legal research, interviewing clients, drafting legal memoranda, drafting complaints, as well as observing/advocating on behalf of clients at school meetings.  Prior experience in schools preferred but not required.

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 15, 2018.

Contact:  Verity Sandell

Start Date: Date TBD post-June 1

School-Based Civil Legal Clinic Clerkship (1 position available):

In early 2018, the Moran Center launched a school-based civil legal clinic at Chute Middle School. The legal clinic provides families within the Chute neighborhood access to legal services which support the child’s ability to succeed and stay-in school. The law clerk will support all aspects of representing clients in civil legal matters, including assisting with the general operations of the clinic and assisting pro bono practitioners. The law clerk may draft pleadings, manage discovery and correspondence, conduct legal research, and file court documents. Law students eligible for 711 license are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 15, 2018.

Contact: Patrick Keenan-Devlin

Start Date: Date TBD post-June 1