Experience: 5 years
Location: Chicago Loop
Area of Practice: Litigation
Part-Time Litigation Attorney
Matt Cohen and Associates is recruiting for a part-time litigation attorney to work on special education, 504 and ADA litigation, including mediation, due process hearings, administrative complaints and federal and state court litigation. Candidate must have prior trial experience, including actual experience in evidentiary hearings and contested matters, as well as pre-trial practice including depositions and pre-trial motion practice.
Candidate will work as a member of a committed and experienced team with other attorneys and advocates. Cases are predominantly in Illinois but may include litigation in adjacent states and occasionally further. Candidate must live in or be willing to move to Illinois and have or obtain Illinois licensure and be Trial Bar eligible. Attorney preferably should also have experience with the IDEA, special education practice, advocating on behalf of clients at IEP and 504 meetings and ideally also in representing individuals in high stakes testing cases or higher ed situations.
Candidate should have at least 5 years litigation experience. Prior history as an educator or clinician working with children and/or adults with disabilities is a significant consideration. Candidates that are bi-lingual in Spanish are especially encouraged to apply. Candidate must also have experience conducting community education/outreach activities and speaking to the public. Involvement in service to not-for-profit organizations is useful.
This position will involve a hybrid of in-person and remote work.
Candidate must live in the Chicago area.
Salary commensurate with experience, with flexible compensation arrangements and performance based incentives are an option. Position is available immediately. For information or to apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Matt Cohen at email@example.com.
Please do not apply if you do not have prior experience in this field.