Tuesday, May 08, 2007


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)





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