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Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Enforcement - Criminal Trials Bureau - Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Criminal Enforcement

Bureau: Criminal Trials Bureau - Chicago


The Criminal Trials Bureau is responsible for handling a broad spectrum of criminal cases. Prosecutors working in this Bureau investigate and prosecute criminal offenses throughout Illinois. The Bureau provides assistance to State's Attorneys across Illinois and prosecutes cases developed by Office investigators.


Duties include handling all phases of criminal prosecutions, including investigations, drafting search warrants, presenting cases to Grand Juries, conducting preliminary hearings, preparing and arguing pretrial motions, managing discovery, conducting jury and bench trials, and arguing post-trial motions. In addition, duties include conducting habeas corpus petition hearings in the U.S. District Court. Because Assistant Attorneys General prosecute cases throughout the state, travel is required.


Qualified candidates will have criminal prosecution and trial experience, including experience prosecuting felony crimes, knowledge of mental health issues and ability to manage complex cases. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years criminal prosecution experience and must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application.

Salary: Salaries start at $65,000.

To ensure full consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:

Attorney Recruiting
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)

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The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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