Monday, February 13, 2006


Assistant Attorney General - General Law - Chicago

The General Law Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office is seeking attorneys with sound judgment and excellent research and writing skills. A strong candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for litigation and trial work. A strong candidate will also have 3 or more years of litigation experience, especially employment litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service.

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. In addition to its defense functions, the Bureau routinely prosecutes certain types of proceedings, such as actions to enforce labor laws, actions to insure sound banking and insurance practices, actions to enforce licensing laws, and actions to collect certain revenues owed the State. Examples of the areas of law dealt with in defense cases include personal injury, property damage, and injunction cases, administrative hearings and reviews, declaratory judgment actions, federal and state civil rights cases, class actions, bankruptcy and employment discrimination matters, contract law, construction law, tort law, securities regulations, labor law, prisoner’s rights, election law, license revocations, banking and constitutional law. 3+ years of experience

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $42,500 to $60,000. Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois and have 3 or more years of litigation experience.

To ensure full consideration, please send cover letter and resume 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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