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Assistant Attorney General - Public Access and Opinions - Opinions - Springfield or Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Access and Opinions

Bureau: Opinions - Springfield or Chicago

The Opinions Bureau is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Attorney General. The Opinions Bureau is responsible for advising State officers and State’s Attorneys on matters related to their official duties, often in the form of written legal opinions. The issues addressed by the Opinions Bureau include civil and criminal matters, the application of State and Federal law, and the construction of statutory and constitutional provisions and administrative rules. Attorneys will be responsible for researching issues, drafting proposed responses, and responding to telephone calls from members of the public. Candidates must have excellent research and writing skills, possess sound judgment, work well independently, and demonstrate an interest in public service. An ideal candidate will have former judicial clerkship experience or at least two years of government legal practice.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary starts at $57,000. Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application.

To ensure full consideration, please send resume with references and writing sample 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)

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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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