Tuesday, November 14, 2006


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)


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