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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 have wide-ranging duties including investigation and prosecution of all Illinois criminal offenses and proceedings. The Bureau provides assistance to State's Attorneys across Illinois and prosecutes cases developed by Office investigators.


Duties include handling motion hearings and trial work, managing extensive discovery, presenting and cross examining lay and expert witnesses; and working with the Department of Corrections and the Department of Human Services in various capacities. Because Assistant Attorneys General assist other prosecutors in the State, travel may be required.


Qualified candidates will have significant felony criminal (5 years at minimum) prosecution and jury trial experience. Knowledge of mental health issues and ability to manage complex cases is required. Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application.

Salary: Salaries start at $57,000.

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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