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Assistant Attorney General - Government Representation - General Law - Springfield

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Government Representation

Bureau: General Law - Springfield

The General Law Bureau represents the interests of the State of Illinois and its people in civil trial litigation. The Bureau functions as a defense law firm for the State of Illinois, its officers, agencies and employees. Examples of the areas of law include personal injury, property damage, and injunction cases, administrative hearings and reviews, declaratory judgment actions, federal and state civil rights cases and class actions.


Assistant Attorneys General in the General Law Bureau defend cases brought against State of Illinois agencies, employees and officers. They respond to complaints, draft pleadings, draft and respond to motions, proffer and organize written and electronic discovery, conduct depositions, manage mediations and settlements and represent client interests in administrative hearings and various state and federal courts. Assistant Attorneys General are expected to manage a large case load. Travel is required.


Candidates must have excellent research and writing skills. Ideal candidates must be able to handle a large caseload, exercise sound judgment and work independently. Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application.

Salary: Salaries start at $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)

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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