Thursday, November 30, 2006

 

Assistant Attorney General - Environmental/Chicago

The Environmental Bureau is charged with enforcement of Illinois environmental statutes and regulations, as they pertain to activities and facilities within or that affect the State of Illinois.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $43,000 to $60,000.  Attorneys must be licensed in the State of Illinois at the time of application in order to be eligible.  Newly licensed attorneys are not eligible.  Strong interest and experience in investigation, litigation and public policy is preferred, particularly with regards to environmental protection issues.  An ideal candidate would be one with 5 or more years of litigation experience.

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter to:
 
Ruta Stropus
Director of Professional Development
Attn:  Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-5328 
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

 

JUST THE BEGINNING FOUNDATION - Executive Director

Organizational Description:  Founded in 1992, the Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF) is a unique nonprofit organization with a two-fold mission: to celebrate and commemorate the contributions of African American federal judges, and to increase the diversity of the legal profession.
 
Summary of Position:  The Executive Director will provide leadership in the areas of program, fundraising, and board development. JTBF has an annual budget of $275,000. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and works closely with the Director of the Schools Projects and the Assistant Program Director.
 
Candidate Requirements:  Applicants must have experience in all aspects of executive leadership, including fundraising, grant writing, and strategic planning.  JTBF seeks an experienced manager who has excellent oral and written communications skills, decision-making abilities, strong budgetary and financial skills, and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. 
 
Applicants must be college graduates. A law degree is strongly preferred.
 
Compensation:  JTBF offers a competitive salary, depending upon prior experience and background.
 
To Apply:  No phone calls please. Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to:
 
  Just the Beginning Foundation
  233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 6600
  Chicago, IL 60606
or
  jtbf@sbcglobal.net
 
Deadline:  Open until filled.
 
JTBF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
www.jtbf.org

 

Getman Law Office

Getman Law Office is seeking a newly admitted attorney to assist in
handling the firm's growing practice. The firm represents employees
only, primarily in overtime pay, minimum wage, and other wage violation
cases. We handle individual, class and collective actions. Most of our
litigation is in federal court. We regularly sue multi-national and
Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller companies and governments. We
litigate around the country.

The firm operates on a legal-services model. We do not charge for
consultations; nor do we charge clients retainer fees or on-going hourly
rates. We also advance all costs. The firm is paid on a contingent basis
when we are successful. This enables us to represent a sizable low and
middle income population. The firm is proud to handle many cases for
undocumented and documented immigrants.

An attorney with the firm needs to have a strong commitment to righting
wrongs, strong interpersonal skills with diverse clients, an interest in
both high and low stakes litigation, a tolerance for inevitable conflict
with opposing counsel and an ability to navigate complex litigation
procedure. The position will include salary, benefits and commission
depending on experience. (People interested primarily in the money
should go work for a management-side firm.)

The firm is collegial. We are three current attorneys and four
paralegals working out of a circa 1790 Dutch stone house in New Paltz,
NY, a small but diverse community set on the side of the Shawangunk
Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains. New Paltz is adjacent to thousands
of acres of premier nature preserves and state parks offering some of
the best hiking, rock climbing, swimming, kayaking and other outdoor
activities on the East Coast. We are a 10 minute drive to the Hudson
River. SUNY New Paltz adds all the advantages of a college town. The
firm is also an hour and a half from New York City and Albany.

Getman Law Office is an equal opportunity employer and will not
discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, political belief, marital or
familial status, age, or sexual orientation. We value diversity. Spanish
fluency would be helpful, but is not required.

If interested, send resume, writing sample and three references to Dan
Getman, Getman Law Office, 9 Paradies Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561 or fax
to 845-255-8649 (no phone calls to our main office lines please). Email:
dgetman@getmanlaw.com
Getman Law Office
9 Paradies Lane
New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-9370
845-255-8649 (fax)
agarcia@getmanlaw.com
http://getmanlaw.com


 

AG Office - Criminal Appeals Division - Chicago

The Criminal Appeals Division of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Attorney General. Attorneys are responsible for their own cases, which include predominantly responses to petitions for writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Courts. Additionally, attorneys brief and argue habeas corpus appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and criminal appeals in the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts. Candidates must be licensed in Illinois.  Newly licensed attorneys will not be considered.  Instead, the ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience as a judicial clerk, appellate court research staff member or appellate litigation associate with an emphasis or background in federal habeas corpus or state criminal appeals.  Candidates should enjoy research and writing.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $43,000 to $60,000.  Federal habeas experience preferred. 
 
To ensure full consideration, please send resume with references and writing sample 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)
 
 
 

 

 

AG Office - Civil Appeals Division - Chicago

The Civil Appeals Division represents state agencies and officials in civil appeals pending in state and federal courts of review. These courts include the Illinois Supreme Court, all five districts of the Illinois Appellate Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit , and the U.S. Supreme Court. Most of the Division's cases originate in the civil litigation bureaus of the Office (General Law, Revenue Litigation, for example). 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, education, and so on. The Division also handles administrative review matters that proceed directly to the appellate court from agencies like the Human Rights Commission, the Labor Relations Boards, the Pollution Control Board, and the Property Tax Appeal Board.

Attorneys in the Division manage their own caseloads under the guidance of the Division Chief and three Supervising Attorneys and are responsible for briefing and arguing their own appeals.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a minimum of three years legal experience or an appellate clerkship, as well as a demonstrated interest in appellate work. Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois. Newly licensed attorneys will not be considered.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $43,000 to $60,000.

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

Ruta Stropus
Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Recruiting Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)









 

AG Office - Springfield

Division: Public Access and Opinions/ Freedom of Information Act/Open Meeting Act

Description: The Public Access and Opinions Division is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Attorney General to assist the Public Access Counselor with issues relating to the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act. Candidates must possess excellent legal research and writing skills. Candidates must also be able to communicate effectively with citizens, government officials and members of the media. Former journalism or local government experience with both the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act is preferred. Candidates must be licensed in Illinois at the time of application. Newly licensed attorneys are not eligible; instead the ideal candidate will have two or more years of experience.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $43,000 to $60,000.

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) 814-5328
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)




 

AG Office - Environmental Enforcement and Asbestos Litigation- Springfield

The Environmental Bureau is charged with enforcement of Illinois environmental statutes and regulations, as they pertain to activities and facilities within or that affect the State of Illinois.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $43,000 to $60,000. Attorneys must be licensed in the State of Illinois at the time of application in order to be eligible. Strong interest and experience in investigation, litigation and public policy is preferred, particularly with regards to environmental protection issues.

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

Ruta Stropus
Director of Professional Development
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-5328
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)


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