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Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Appeals - Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Criminal Appeals - Chicago

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Criminal Appeals Division of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Attorney General. The bulk of the division's practice is in the federal courts in Illinois. Assistants in the division respond to petitions for writs of habeas corpus in the United States District Courts and brief and argue habeas corpus appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Assistants also brief and argue criminal cases in the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts. Recent cases handled by the division include: People v. Mark Minnis, 2016 IL 119563; People v. Derrick Jones, 2016 IL 119391; Todd v. Roberson, 827 F.3d 693 (7th Cir. July 1, 2016).


Candidates must be licensed in Illinois. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience as a judicial clerk, appellate court research staff member or litigation associate in a law firm. A background in federal habeas corpus and criminal appeals is preferred. Candidates should enjoy research and writing.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, salaries start at $57,000.

To ensure full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume, references, writing sample, and law school transcripts to:

Ruta Stropus
Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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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