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Assistant Attorney General - Child Support Enforcement - Joliet Office


Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Child Support Enforcement

Bureau: Joliet Office

The Child Support Enforcement Division of the Illinois Attorney Generalís Office is seeking an Assistant Attorney General for its Joliet office to handle child support enforcement cases and other litigation in northern Illinois. A strong candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for trial work and experience handing a high volume of cases. Travel is required.

Attorneys in the Child Support Enforcement Division represent the Department of Healthcare and Family and the Department of Human Services. While most of the litigation involves child support enforcement, attorneys also must handle personal injury lien recoveries, estate liens and claims, excess assistance recoveries, administrative review actions, bankruptcy cases in federal court, and miscellaneous matters. Attorneys appear in court several times a week and must be able to manage several cases during each call, and conduct formal evidentiary hearings when settlement is not reached. Attorneys also must prepare pleadings and responses to motions, and research legal issues. Excellent litigation and negotiation skills are a must. This position also requires superior interpersonal skills as attorneys must maintain good working relationships with court officials and agency staff, as well as interact with the families needing child support enforcement services.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, salaries begin at $57,000. Candidates must be licensed in Illinois at the time of application.

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

Ruta Stropus
Director of Attorney Recruiting 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)
attorneyhiring@atg.state.il.us


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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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