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Assistant Attorney General - Civil Appeals Division - Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Civil Appeals Division - Chicago


The Civil Appeals Division represents state agencies, officials, and employees in civil appeals pending in state and federal reviewing courts. Those courts include the Illinois Supreme Court, all five districts of the Illinois Appellate Court, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Most of the Divisionís cases originate in the civil litigation bureaus of the Office (for example, General Law or Revenue Litigation). The areas of law involved in these cases vary widely and include such diverse topics as constitutional law, administrative law, prisoner rights, labor law, tax law, employment discrimination, unemployment compensation, and education. The Division also handles administrative review matters that proceed directly to the appellate court from agencies such as the Human Rights Commission, Labor Relations Boards, Pollution Control Board, and Property Tax Appeal Board.


Attorneys in the Division manage their own caseloads under the guidance of the Division Chief, Deputy Division Chief, Supervising Attorneys, and a Brief Reviewer, and are responsible for briefing and arguing their own appeals.


Candidates should have a minimum of three years of legal experience or an appellate clerkship, as well as a demonstrated interest in appellate work. Attorneys with appellate experience in the state or federal courts preferred. Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application.

Salary: Salaries start at $73,548.

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

Attorney Hiring
Attn: Tierra Williams
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (fax)

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