Wednesday, May 30, 2007

 

AG Office - Special Litigation - Public Interest Division

The Special Litigation Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office is seeking attorneys who want to challenge themselves by working on complex and high-profile cases.  We seek attorneys with sound judgment and excellent research and writing skills.  A strong candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for litigation, trial, and appellate work.  A strong candidate will also have 3-5 years of litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service.

 

The Special Litigation Bureau pursues, prosecutes, and defends complex and challenging cases.  The Bureau pursues two kinds of affirmative litigation: fraud on the state/consumers and public policy impact cases.  The Bureau seeks important and high-profile matters.  It strives to institute reform on an industry-wide basis.  The Bureau compliments its affirmative civil litigation with the prosecution of white collar criminal cases, involving general fraud, securities fraud, and theft.  In addition to its plaintiff and prosecution litigation, the Bureau occasionally defends state agencies where important principles and/or programs are involved.

 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $50,500 to $67,500.  Candidates must have 3-5 years of litigation experience and be licensed by the State of Illinois.  Newly licensed attorneys will not be considered. 

 

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter 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)


 

Deputy Director - LAF

DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS

LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO

 

Position:  The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAF) is the largest and most comprehensive provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County.  We deliver those services through 6 intake offices, located throughout Cook County, and more than a dozen special projects, located in our office at 111 W. Jackson Blvd. in downtown Chicago.  LAF has two deputy directors, one in charge of the intake office side, one in charge of the special projects.

            The open position is the Deputy Director for Special Projects.  The Deputy’s main responsibility is to supervise the Special Projects (Adult SSI Advocacy, Children’s Law, Disability, Employment, Family Law, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Immigration, Migrant, Ombudsman, Public Benefits Hotline, Seniors, and Veterans).  Substantive knowledge of these areas of law is not required, as each Special Project has an expert supervisor.  But the Deputy must be willing to learn enough to provide support on particular cases and projects.  The Deputy should have broad experience in litigation, at the trial court and the appellate level, and be willing to strategize about cases, edit briefs, and assist with trials and appeals.

            In addition, both Deputies advise the Executive Director on personnel and program issues; assist in negotiations with the union representing LAF’s non-supervisory staff; assist with fundraising; and help represent LAF in the larger public interest community.

 

Qualifications:  Requirements for the Deputy Director are: (1) membership in the Illinois and federal bars; (2) ten or more years of legal experience, with significant knowledge of civil procedure; (3) good trial and appellate advocacy skills; (4) excellent writing and oral communication skills; (5) an interest in mentoring attorneys; (6) the ability to work well with staff; and (7) a demonstrated commitment to serving poor people. 

 

Salary/Benefits:   Depends on experience; excellent fringe benefits. 

 

Applications:   Send a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample, to be received no later than June 15, 2007, to

           

            Diana White

            Incoming Executive Director

            Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

            111 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 300

            Chicago, IL 60604.

 

The position will remain open until filled. 

 

LAF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

 

ARDC- Appellate Division

The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is currently accepting applications for a full-time counsel position in its Appellate division.  Responsibilities will include preparing briefs and presenting oral arguments before the Commission’s Review Board.  The successful candidate must be authorized to practice law in Illinois and in the Federal Courts and possess at least 5 years of experience in appellate litigation.  Experience in federal civil rights litigation a plus.  Send letter, resume and writing sample to:


Eva Tramutolo
Manager, Human Resources
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
One Prudential Plaza
130 East Randolph Drive, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Friday, May 11, 2007

 

AAG - public utilities - Chicago

The Public Utilities Bureau represents the People of the State of Illinois with respect to all laws governing public utilities, including energy and telecommunications services.  Bureau attorneys are actively engaged on a daily basis in the development of the Attorney General’s public policy on energy and communications issues, primarily through their participation in administrative proceedings before the Commission and legislative initiatives.             

 

Salary:            Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $53,500 to $67,500.  Candidates must either have 2-4 years of general litigation experience or at least 1 year of experience in the public utilities’ field.  Newly licensed attorneys will not be considered.

 

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

 

Ruta Stropus

Director of Professional Development and Attorney Recruitment

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)


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

 

AAG -Bureau Chief - Civil Rights - Chicago

The Office of the Illinois Attorney General is seeking to fill the Bureau
Chief position in its Civil Rights Bureau. The Civil Rights Bureau
investigates alleged civil rights violations, including allegations of
pattern and practice discrimination under the Illinois Human Rights Act, and
litigates to enforce civil rights laws. Recently, the Bureau has been
involved in investigating violations of the Human Rights Act involving
English-only policies, racial profiling, religious discrimination,
employment discrimination, and also defended at trial the constitutionality
of a State agency┬╣s affirmative action program.

The next Bureau Chief should have at least 10 years experience, be a
skilled litigator, be committed to aggressively enforcing state and federal
Civil Rights laws, and have excellent communication and management skills.

The Civil Rights Bureau Chief advises the Attorney General on civil rights
issues, oversees investigations and cases handled by the Civil Rights
Bureau, supervises the Civil Rights Bureau's Assistant Attorneys General;
and represents the Attorney General in the field.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To ensure full consideration, please send resume, cover letter, 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) 814-5328
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)

 

AAG - Disability Rights - Springfield

Bureau:           The mission of the Disability Rights Bureau is to protect and advance the interests of persons with disabilities in Illinois. The Bureau enforces the civil rights of people with disabilities under state and federal laws and is specifically charged with enforcing the Environmental Barriers Act, 410 ILCS 25/1, et seq. and the Illinois Accessibility Code,  71 Ill. Admin. Code 400.110 et seq., the state laws that ensure physical access to public facilities by people with disabilities.  When a violation is confirmed, or an investigation of a civil rights matter indicates reasonable cause to believe that a person with a disability has suffered discrimination, the Bureau attempts to amicably resolve the complaint.  When this is not possible, the Bureau may file a lawsuit seeking injunctive relief, damages and fines in the name of the People of the State of Illinois against the owner of the facility or other appropriate respondent.

 

The Bureau also provides advocacy, information and referral services to persons with disabilities.  In this role, the Bureau responds to questions from people with disabilities, professionals, business owners, school districts, community groups, employers and others regarding their rights and responsibilities under local, state and federal disability laws.  In most cases, the Bureau refers individuals to disability organizations that have the expertise to address the specific needs of the individual.  In some instances, Bureau staff will advocate for the provision of services or accommodations on behalf of a person with a disability.  The Disability Rights Bureau is also engaged in proposing legislative amendments, commenting on policy and advising on amicus curiae briefs with the goal of improving the lives of individuals with disabilities.

 

Salary:            Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $50,500 to $67,500.   Only licensed attorneys with at least two years of experience will be considered. 

 

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter 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)


 

AAG - Disability Rights - Chicago

The mission of the Disability Rights Bureau is to protect and advance the interests of persons with disabilities in Illinois. The Bureau enforces the civil rights of people with disabilities under state and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Amendments Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act and is specifically charged with enforcing the Environmental Barriers Act, the state law that ensures physical access to public facilities by people with disabilities. 

 

The Bureau also provides extensive technical assistance services to individuals, businesses and government entities.  The Bureau does this by responding to questions regarding the legal requirements of applicable state and federal disability laws.  In addition, the Bureau participates in training programs to assist businesses, people with disabilities and government representatives to understand and comply with these laws. 

 

The Disability Rights Bureau is also engaged in proposing legislative amendments, commenting on policy and advising the courts through participation as amicus curiae, all in service of its mission to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities.

 

Salary:            Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $50,500 to $67,500.  Candidates must be licensed in Illinois at the time of application.  The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience.  Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Excellent writing skills are a must. 

 

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter 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)

 

 

 

 


Friday, May 04, 2007

 

AGC - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT (CHICAGO)

ZCG EXCLUSIVE: AGC - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT (CHICAGO) Zenner Consulting Group, LLC is conducting an exclusive search for a large organization located in downtown Chicago, seeking to hire an Associate General Counsel to manage its employment relations matters. Stellar academic credentials and at least eight years of outstanding experience at a large law firm and/or corporation are required. Extensive management-side employment law experience is required, some familiarity with labor law is preferred, and health care regulatory experience is a plus. The AGC will have primary responsibility for the employment law function of the legal department and will act as legal counsel/advisor to Human Resources and other operational departments. In addition, the AGC will handle other non-employment legal matters. Our client is limiting the search to "A" players only for this exceptional opportunity.


Practice Area - Employment and Labor
Level of Experience - Senior Attorney


We appreciate your assistance in identifying strong candidates who will be interested in the opportunity and would ask that interested candidates forward their information, which will be held in confidence, to:  info@lawposition.com.

Zenner Consulting Group, LLC
400 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1220
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 312-645-0400 x55
Fax:     312-645-0200
Website:  www.lawposition.com


 

Trial Attorney position

A new vacancy announcement for a Trial Attorney position in the Enforcement and Litigation Division, Midwestern Service Center, will begin running tomorrow, May  4 . The window will be open for 30 days, and I encourage each of you to alert qualified and   potentially interested attorney candidates to the vacancy. To locate the announcement, go to www.usajobs.gov <http://www.usajobs.gov/> and search for FMCSA.CC-2007-0004 (Trial Attorney-GS-0905-13/14). 
 
 
The Midwestern Service Center is located in Olympia Fields, Illinois, just outside Chicago. 

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