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Assistant Attorney General - Government Representation - General Law - Carbondale

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Government Representation

Bureau: General Law - Prisoner Litigation - Carbondale

The General Law Bureau of the Illinois Attorney Generalís Office represents the interests of the State of Illinois and its people in civil litigation. The Bureau functions as a defense law firm for the State of Illinois, its officers, agencies and employees. The Bureau is currently looking for attorneys to defend cases filed by current and former inmates against the Illinois Department of Corrections and its employees. The cases include various civil rights actions pending in the federal district court, as well as and some state law claims pending in state court.


The General Law Bureau is seeking attorneys with sound judgment and excellent research and writing skills. A strong candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for trial work, 1 or more years of litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service. Candidates must be licensed in Illinois at the time of application.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, starting salary is $76,008.

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

Thor Y. Inouye
Director of Attorney Recruiting, Professional Development, and Diversity
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (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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