Thursday, June 22, 2006


Chicago Public Schools Request for Proposal

CPS has a RFP for Legal Services Management Network for Employees under the Employee Benefits Program. The information can be obtained from the CPS web site at The Specification number is 06-250040.
There is a pre-submittal meeting Tuesday June 27, 2006 at 10:30 am at 125 S. Clark Street 10th Floor, Conference Room A. Proposals are due no later than July 20, 2006 at 2:00pm.

Monday, June 19, 2006


Assistant Chief Deputy Cook County Clerk

The Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk
The successful candidate must possess a law degree and have managerial experience. The salary for this position is $64,000.

Please send resume to


Assistant/Associate Director of Career Services

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, seeks a full-time professional to join its Career Services Office as an Assistant or Associate Director. Salary and title (Assistant Director or Associate Director) will be commensurate with experience. The Assistant/Associate Director will counsel students (J.D., LL.M. and M.S.) and alumni about career options and the job search process, educate students about the job market, critique resumes and cover letters, conduct mock interviews, and provide individualized career guidance. This position will report to the Assistant Dean for Career Services.

The Assistant/Associate Director will perform outreach to legal employers and alumni to increase employment opportunities for students and graduates. In addition, the Assistant/Associate Director will develop and present student programming, create office publications, assist with the on-campus interviewing program, gather employment data, and prepare reports and marketing materials.

Qualifications: J.D. or M.A. in counseling strongly preferred. Prior legal experience, knowledge of legal markets, counseling or recruiting background, and/or experience working with law students desired. The successful candidate will have strong managerial, interpersonal, public speaking, and organizational skills. True passion for working with law students and counseling required. The John Marshall Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. More information about The John Marshall Law School is available at

Interested candidates should mail or email a resume and cover letter to: Laurel A. Hajek, Assistant Dean for Career Services, The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois 60604; No phone calls please.

Laurel A. Hajek

Assistant Dean for Career Services

The John Marshall Law School

315 S. Plymouth Court

Chicago, IL 60604


fax: 312/427-5465

Friday, June 16, 2006


Associate General Counsel Levy Restaurants

A rare open position is available in the Levy Restaurants Legal
Department!! Become apart of the legal team of one of Chicago's most
successful companies, while working on very interesting foodservice and
sports legal issues. 

Levy Restaurants is looking for a dynamic, hard-working, and personable
attorney with 3-7 years of labor and employment experience to become the
Associate General Counsel. A successful candidate will have extensive
client counseling experience in the employment law area, as well as have
top academic and firm or in-house qualifications. I will consider
candidates who seek full time or part time employment.

If you know of any candidates with the above qualifications, please have
them email a cover letter and resume to me immediately. Please pass this
email on to anyone who may know of any successful candidates.  For more
information on the Levy Restaurants, please go to Thanks a lot!!

Michael T. Perlberg
Senior Vice President/General Counsel
Levy Restaurants
980 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Telephone: (312) 335-5040
Facsimile:  (312) 664-8505


Senior Staff Attorney - Metropolitan Pier

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: J. D. Degree and license to practice law in Illinois. Minimum of eight (8) years experience in legal practice. Experience in municipal or other governmental body representation a plus. Minimum of five (5) years experience in commercial transactions or public agency procurements. Experience in at least one other practice area related to the Authority operations a plus. Excellent research and writing skills. Ability to utilize sound judgment in appraising and evaluating legal problems. Working knowledge of statutory and common laws applicable to municipal bodies. Proven ability to handle and maintain confidential information. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


NOTE: Selection will be based on an evaluation of applicants’ training, skills and, experience.

DUTIES: Will assist in monitoring the Authority’s compliance with enabling legislation, including competitive procurement, reporting and record keeping, governmental ethics and affirmative action. Will assist in monitoring and drafting documents for all Authority procurement activities to assure compliance with applicable laws. In combination with other legal staff or outside counsel and management, will assist in the negotiation of contracts for the Authority’s corporate purposes. Will assist in monitoring Authority contract administration activities, including providing assistance to administrative staff in drafting required correspondence. Will respond to legal inquiries and causes of action directed to the Authority from third parties, including but not limited to requests under the Freedom of Information Act and discovery in circuit and federal court litigation and administrative agency proceedings. Will counsel Authority staff with respect to the legal implications of the performance of their duties. Will perform legal research relating to assigned work problems and will report on findings. Will work with Authority management on complex commercial, construction, and real estate transactions. Will advise staff regarding legal issues associated with the financial affairs of the Authority. Will have other duties as assigned


Applications available in the Human Resources Office or at
PLEASE FAX ALL RESUMES TO 312-791-6001, ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES or mail to 301 E. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616, Attn: Human Resources


Thursday, June 08, 2006


Allstate Corporate Security Investigator

Title:  Corporate Security Investigator


The position is located in Northbrook, IL.


The purpose of the department is to investigate suspected internal fraud and violations of company policy committed against the Allstate Corporation, and provide professional advice, counsel, and recommendations to corporate and business unit officers.


The scope of this job is under the direction of the Corporate Security Manager, assisting in the implementation of Allstate's Security Policy through the investigation of issues involving the protection of corporate assets with the primary thrust of activities in the area of worker integrity.


The individual will be responsible for:


1. Completion of Corporate Security investigations, referral of evidence for consideration of criminal prosecution, and preparation of associated memoranda and reports.


The skills required are:


1. Working knowledge of insurance, contracts, criminal law and criminal practices, law enforcement procedures, accounting and banking practices, multi-state employment law, elements of embezzlement/fraud, investigate techniques, interviewing principles and legal rules of evidence.

2. Oral and written communication skills.

3. Ability to travel extensively.

4. Fluent in Spanish.


Experience Required:

Minimum of two to five years investigative experience or other comparable/relevant experience.


Computer Proficiency:

General PC and network computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.



Major preference: Four year college degree required. Law degree preferred.


Our customers aren’t the only ones in Good Hands with Allstate!  If you are interested in working for an employer of choice, then look no further.  We offer:



At Allstate, you will be among the industry’s top talent with an environment that encourages continuing development and growth opportunities.  As a member of the Allstate Team, you will enjoy a customizable benefits plan, generous paid time away, an excellent 401K plan, a defined benefit pension plan and much, much more!


Awards and Recognition


One of the 'Best Places to Work for Latinos' -Hispanic magazine, Award winner for tenth consecutive year (1996-2005). 

50 Best Companies for Latinas to WorkLATINA Style magazine, Award winner for eighth consecutive year (1998-2005).

Top 40 Best Companies for Hispanics to WorkHispanic Business (2005). 

Top 50 Executives in Technology – Hispanic Engineer magazine, Award winner for fourth consecutive year (2002-2005).

Are you in Good Hands?


****Please apply via the following link for career opportunities! *** or contact:

Susan Peradotti at 847-402-8243 for further information


Allstate is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!




Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Supervisory Staff Attorney - Immigration Unit For US Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Reference #FY06-17

Position Title: Supervisory Staff Attorney - Immigration Unit
Location: Office of Legal Affairs, 40 Foley Square, NYC
Salary Range: Up to CL 31 (90,008-112,526) depending on experience, salary, and qualifications
Closing Date: July 10, 2006
Position Overview: The Office of Legal Affairs seeks a Supervisory Staff Attorney to run the immigration unit in the Staff Attorneys’ Office. The incumbent will supervise an Assistant Supervisory Staff Attorney, approximately 11 staff attorneys and one administrative assistant. The Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the preparation and submission of more than 48 asylum-related bench memoranda per week. The Supervisor will serve as a resource on substantive legal issues and be responsible for training new staff attorneys, creating and maintaining any necessary databases, organizing distribution of cases to the attorneys and maintaining a legal “primer” on immigration law.  Incumbent will provide the Court with legal analysis, advice and assistance on a wide-range of issues relating to immigration law, but with a particular focus on asylum, withholding of removal and Convention Against Torture (CAT) claims. Incumbent will be required to stay current on case law and legislation related to immigration issues and to provide regular updates and training for all staff attorneys. The Supervisor will report directly to the Director of Legal Affairs.
Requirements: Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school and must be currently admitted to practice before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States. Applicant must have at least 5 years of experience related to the duties described above, superior skills in legal research, analysis and writing including editing: attention to detail is critical. Applicant should have progressively responsible legal work background in the practice of law, legal research and writing, legal teaching or court administration. Significant experience with asylum law and litigation, especially in the Courts of Appeals, is required. Prior management or supervisory experience is preferred.  Ability to work collaboratively, experience that demonstrates problem solving and consensus building, and ability to communicate effectively, are essential.
Application Procedure: Please submit a cover letter and (2) two résumés to:
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
40 Foley Square, Room 1604
New York, NY 10007
Attn.: Human Resources, Reference #FY06-17

Monday, June 05, 2006


Assistant Attorney General - Consumer Fraud - Chicago

The Consumer Fraud Bureau enforces the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (815 ILCS 505/1 et. seq).  The Act’s purpose, according to its preamble, is “to protect consumers and borrowers and businessmen against fraud, unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce...”   The Bureau carries out its mandate by conducting investigations and, when appropriate, filing enforcement actions in state or federal court to stop fraudulent, unfair or deceptive practices.  The Bureau periodically collaborates with other government and law enforcement agencies, attorneys and advocacy groups on public policy and other matters of law as it pertains to consumer protection.  The Bureau also drafts legislation and rules, and participates in events to educate the community on emerging consumer problems and issues.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $43,000 to $60,000.  Candidates must be currently licensed by the State of Illinois.  Strong interest and experience in investigation, litigation and public policy is preferred, particularly with regards to consumer protection issues.

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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