Legal Intern (Legal Clerk) - The Network

Website Life Span

03-14-2023 Spring/Summer ‘23


Life Span Legal Internships

Life Span is seeking law student interns at either our Chicago or Des Plaines office to assist our team of attorneys in providing legal services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Life Span assists clients with civil orders of protection, divorce, and civil no-contact orders.

Students with a 711 license will represent clients in court, under the supervision of an attorney.

While these are unpaid internships; Life Span will:

accept applications from law students who have funding.
accept applications from law students seeking academic credit or participating in an externship through their law school.
accept applications from law students who do not have funding.
About Life Span

Life Span empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence to demand safety as a human right through client-centered services and leads social change through accountability, community engagement and systemic advocacy. Life Span values diversity-in strengths, backgrounds and lived experiences. It is essential that our staff and leadership reflect the communities that we serve. We are committed to creating an anti-oppression framework and seek candidates who share this commitment.

The core of Life Span’s legal services includes legal advice, information, and representation in family law matters, such as divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities and allocation of parenting time, removal, and Civil Orders of Protection. Life Span also represents survivors of sexual assault in Civil No Contact Orders. The agency’s services are free.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and your resume via email attention: Matthew Dalrymple, Senior Staff Attorney, to

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