491 Laurel Ave Highland Park, IL 60035
Contact: Susan B. Shulman
Program: Graduate Fellowship
The Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic (“the Clinic”) provides free civil legal services to low-income families in southern Lake County and northern Cook County. We provide legal services to those in need in the areas of immigration, housing, and domestic violence.
The Clinic work will provide a PILI Fellow with a broad range of opportunities to enhance their lawyering skills. The PILI Fellow will work with our immigration staff on family based petitions, waivers, preparing Asylum, U-visa, VAWA and other immigration petitions.
Proficiency in a second language, especially Spanish, is preferred. Because immigration is a specialized area of the law, we ask that a candidate either have taken an immigration course in law school or be willing to take an on-line immigration course before starting.
The Clinic is a young and dynamically growing organization with a collaborative and collegial staff. The goal is to provide the Fellow with hands-on experience in working with clients (interviewing, counseling, case planning), negotiating with opposing parties, and learning all the inside-outs of the court proceedings. Working directly with our experienced attorneys, the Fellow will gain practical insights and receive constructive feedback.
Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic is approved to host PILI Graduate Fellows.