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Representation in Employment Discrimination Cases

Volunteer attorneys with experience in the subject matter or expertise within their firm represent people with disabilities in administrative proceedings and in federal court on employment discrimination cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Typically, EFE serves as co-counsel for its employment discrimination cases and provides ongoing training to volunteer attorneys through the co-counsel relationship. If a volunteer has significant employment litigation experience, EFE will serve in a consulting role.

Why work with Equip for Equality

Equip for Equality advances the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. EFE is a statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and education, policy and legislative advocacy, abuse investigations and oversight.

Type of engagement

Litigation

Time commitment

Varies depending on case complexity, but at least 100 hours over at least several months.

Acquired skills

Client counseling, client/witness, interviewing, depositions, mediation/arbitration, motion practice, negotiating, trial skills

Skills and resources required

This opportunity relies on attorneys with subject matter experience or law firm support.

Location

Chicago, IL

Representation in Employment Discrimination Cases

Volunteer attorneys with experience in the subject matter or expertise within their firm represent people with disabilities in administrative proceedings and in federal court on employment discrimination cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Typically, EFE serves as co-counsel for its employment discrimination cases and provides ongoing training to volunteer attorneys through the co-counsel relationship. If a volunteer has significant employment litigation experience, EFE will serve in a consulting role.

Why work with Equip for Equality

Equip for Equality advances the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. EFE is a statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and education, policy and legislative advocacy, abuse investigations and oversight.

Type of engagement

Litigation

Time commitment

Varies depending on case complexity, but at least 100 hours over at least several months.

Acquired skills

Client counseling, client/witness, interviewing, depositions, mediation/arbitration, motion practice, negotiating, trial skills

Skills and resources required

This opportunity relies on attorneys with subject matter experience or law firm support.

Location

Chicago, IL