Job Postings


Immigration Staff Attorney


  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic


555 West Harrison Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60607



DVLC is seeking an Immigration Staff Attorney to work in our Extended Services Division. The successful candidate will:

  • Provide high quality representation for survivors of domestic violence seeking domestic violence-related immigration remedies
  • Manage a case load of ongoing U Visa and VAWA cases
  • Deliver services according to principles of trauma-informed care
  • Perform intake functions, interviewing potential clients to evaluate case for representation
  • During initial interview, provide advice and brief services as appropriate
  • Maintain client files, noting all deadlines, communications and other relevant information
  • Coordinate with agency’s Client Support Coordinator and other colleagues to ensure that client receives seamless, holistic services
  • Supervise volunteers including attorneys, students and interns
  • Participate in agency staff meetings and other required events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois
  • Highly proficient in Spanish, including ability to interview and represent clients with limited or no-English speaking abilities
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete 40 hour Domestic Violence training
  • Familiarity with principles of trauma-informed care and willingness to complete additional training
  • Immigration law experience preferred
  • Ability to develop and implement short and long-term litigation strategies
  • Strong self-motivation and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines