The Health Justice Project is a medical-legal partnership clinic partnering with Erie Family Health Center (a large federally qualified health center), and LAF (the largest provider of free legal services to people in poverty in the cook county area), working collaboratively to address the health-harming legal needs of patient/clients by advocating for access to health care, access to healthy housing, and the rights of people with disabilities. The HJP utilizes a holistic approach, addressing a wide variety of complex civil legal needs for clients, and engages in upstream strategies to effectuate systemic change.
The HJP PILI Fellow will be responsible for monitoring HJP cases, communicating and corresponding with clients, following up on records requests, negotiating with opposing parties, preparing court pleadings, attending court (under 711 licensed) and administrative hearings as necessary, and engaging in every aspect of legal representation under the supervision of HJP faculty. This position is a great opportunity to engage in client-centered holistic advocacy for vulnerable Chicagoans and will allow for opportunities to experience every aspect of client representation. HJP cases include public benefits, housing conditions, family law, long term disability, immigration, and consumer cases. The PILI Fellow will also have the opportunity to support HJP faculty through research and engagement in systemic projects.
This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows.