The UIC John Marshall Law School - Staff Attorney - Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (CESEC)

18 Jun 2020 5:28 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

THE UIC JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL, Chicago’s only public law school, is seeking a Staff Attorney (Full-Time/Benefits Eligible) for the Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (CESEC).

The CESEC represents worker-owned cooperative business, non-profit, or small business that operate for the benefit of underserved communities. CESEC clients often promote equity, practice democratic decision-making, and build sustainability in their neighborhoods.

The Staff Attorney is responsible for representing clients in transactional and regulatory matters, creating informational materials, as well as conducting community workshops and education on topics related to business law or industry regulations with a focus of Social Equity Cannabis businesses and start-ups. The Staff Attorney will also supervise law students in the representation of clients.

The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-pace collaborative environment to serve clients and the community and will also have a strong commitment to economic justice, racial justice, and client-centered lawyering. 

A Juris Doctor from an ABA approved Law School is required as well as an active Illinois license, or ability to be admitted by motion to the Illinois Bar; excellent time management and organization skills; and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. A minimum of two (2) years of practice experience; experience in transactional law, non-profit law, community development law, economic development or community lawyering; and ability to communicate fluently in Spanish (written and oral) are highly preferred. 

All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes Vacation, Holiday and Sick.  In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents.  Click for a complete list of benefits at:

For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by July 20, 2020 to

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


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