Tuesday, November 14, 2006


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)

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