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Assistant Attorney General - Public Interest - Civil Rights - Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Interest

Bureau: Civil Rights - Chicago


The mission of the Civil Rights Bureau is to protect and advance the civil rights guarantees of Illinois residents. The Civil Rights Bureau litigates to enforce civil rights laws and investigates alleged civil rights violations, including allegations of pattern and practice discrimination in housing, public accommodations, employment, and by financial institutions. Recently, the Bureau has been involved in investigations involving race and national origin discrimination in employment, familial discrimination in housing, and sexual orientation and marital discrimination in public accommodations. The Bureau was also involved in two fair lending cases with the Department of Justice, one of which resulted in the largest fair lending settlement in history.


An Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights bureau builds cases and conducts investigations regarding alleged civil rights violations. Assistant Attorneys General investigate civil rights complaints, draft pleadings, draft and respond to motions, manage mediations and settlements and represent the interests of the People of the State of Illinois in court.


Candidates must be licensed in the State of Illinois at the time of application. At minimum, candidates should have at least three years litigation experience. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in enforcing state and federal civil rights laws, and have demonstrated management skills.

Salary: Salaries start at $65,000.

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter 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)

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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