Thursday, June 26, 2008

 

Assistant Attorney General - Child Support Enforcement - Chicago

Description:  The Public Aid Bureau represents the Department of Healthcare and Family Services or the Department of Human Services in child support enforcement actions.  Specifically, the Bureau represents the Departments in personal injury lien recoveries, decedent and incompetent estate liens and claims, administrative review, excess assistance recoveries, and miscellaneous matters.

 

Qualifications:  The Bureau seeks an Assistant Attorney General who can prepare and try cases in state and federal court; interview witnesses, prepare pleadings, conduct research for trials; respond to pretrial motions; attend various courts for arraignments, hearings, pretrial and post-trial motions; and prepare periodic activity reports.  Knowledge of the principles of civil and criminal law and of the methods and practices of pleading and discovery are necessary.  This position will require travel to counties other than Cook. 

 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary range is $50,500 to $67,500.  Candidates must be licensed at the time of application.  Experienced candidates are preferred. 

 

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

 

Ruta Stropus

Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development

Attn: Adelaida Otero

Office of the Attorney General

100 W. Randolph, 12th floor

Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 814-3695

(312) 814-5024

 

 


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

 

LAF Staff Attorney

SPANISH SPEAKING STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION: SOUTH SUBURBAN OFFICE

Position: The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAF) is seeking a Spanish-speaking attorney to start as soon as possible at its South Suburban Office, 900 East 162nd Street, South Holland, Illinois. The attorney will represent individual clients and handle matters having a substantial impact on large numbers of low-income people.

Background: LAF is the largest provider of free legal services to low income residents of Chicago and Suburban Cook County, and one of the premier legal services in the United States. LAF currently employees 85 attorneys, many with substantial legal experience.

Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of a supervisory attorney, the attorney will: (1) interview applicants for legal services, advise and counsel individuals and groups regarding their legal rights, handle a reasonable caseload, and where necessary, engage in the negotiation, trial, and/or appeal of legal issues that have a substantial impact on the rights of eligible clients; and (2) exercise initiative, sound judgement, and creativity in attempting to solve the legal problems of the poor.

Qualifications: An attorney is sought who has a commitment to solve the civil legal problems of low-income individuals and families. Applicants must be able to interview clients in Spanish and communicate with Spanish-speaking clients in writing.

Salary/Benefits:  Salary depends on years of experience; excellent benefits.

Applications: A cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and the names of two work related references must be sent to:

Alan Alop, The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

111 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite # 300, Chicago IL 60604

Please send materials by July 7, 2008 (or e-mail to: aalop@lafchicago.org This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )

LAF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON DISABILITY.


 

Tort Law Faculty positions at SIU

Faculty Position: Tort Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law

Southern Illinois University School of Law seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor of Law to teach Torts, Advanced Torts, and other courses to be negotiated

Title & Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor of Law.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess: (1) either the Juris Doctor degree or its equivalent from an ABA accredited law school, or an advanced law degree from an ABA accredited law school; (2) an impressive law school academic record; and (3) the potential to produce high quality scholarship. To be eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor level, the candidate must have prior law school teaching experience and an established record of scholarship and contributions to the profession. Associate Professor candidates should be able to meet the requirements for tenure on the faculty of the School of Law.

Preferred Qualifications: Law teaching experience, an advanced law degree, an established scholarship record, practice experience and/or judicial clerkship experience.

Duties & Responsibilities: (a) classroom instruction; (b) research and publication involving legal analysis of a high quality; (c) committee and other service work within the law school; and (d) university and public service.

Deadline for application: September 30, 2008, or until position is filled.

To apply: Applications should be submitted electronically at http://law.siu.edu/employment.

A completed application will require a letter of application, resumé and the contact information for three references. The letter should be addressed to:

Marshall Kapp, Chair, Personnel Committee
Southern Illinois University School of Law, Mail Code 6804
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1150 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901


SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.


 

Assistant or Associate Faculty positions at SIU

Faculty Position-Specialization Open
Southern Illinois University School of Law

Southern Illinois University School of Law seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor of Law to teach courses to be negotiated.

Title & Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor of Law.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess: (1) either the Juris Doctor degree or its equivalent from an ABA accredited law school, or an advanced law degree from an ABA accredited law school; (2) an impressive law school academic record; and (3) the potential to produce high quality scholarship. To be eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor level, the candidate must have prior law school teaching experience and an established record of scholarship and contributions to the profession. Associate Professor candidates should be able to meet the requirements for tenure on the faculty of the School of Law.

Preferred Qualifications: Law teaching experience, an advanced law degree, an established scholarship record, practice experience and/or judicial clerkship experience.

Duties & Responsibilities: (a) classroom instruction; (b) research and publication involving legal analysis of a high quality; (c) committee and other service work within the law school; and (d) university and public service.

To apply: Applications should be submitted electronically at http://law.siu.edu/employment.

A completed application will require a letter of application, resumé and the contact information for three references. The letter should be addressed to:

Marshall Kapp, Chair, Personnel Committee
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Deadline for application: September 30, 2008, or until position is filled.

Southern Illinois University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.


 

Criminal Law Faculty positions at SIU

Faculty Position: Criminal Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law

Southern Illinois University School of Law seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor of Law to teach first year Criminal Law and advanced criminal law courses that are either already part of the curriculum or to be developed

Title & Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor of Law.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess: (1) either the Juris Doctor degree or its equivalent from an ABA accredited law school, or an advanced law degree from an ABA accredited law school; (2) an impressive law school academic record; and (3) the potential to produce high quality scholarship. To be eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor level, the candidate must have prior law school teaching experience and an established record of scholarship and contributions to the profession. Associate Professor candidates should be able to meet the requirements for tenure on the faculty of the School of Law.

Preferred Qualifications: Law teaching experience, an advanced law degree, an established scholarship record, practice experience and/or judicial clerkship experience.

Duties & Responsibilities: (a) classroom instruction; (b) research and publication involving legal analysis of a high quality; (c) committee and other service work within the law school; and (d) university and public service.

To apply: Applications should be submitted electronically at http://law.siu.edu/employment.

A completed application will require a letter of application, resumé and the contact information for three references. The letter should be addressed to:

Marshall Kapp, Chair, Personnel Committee
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Deadline for application: September 30, 2008, or until position is filled.

Southern Illinois University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.


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