The City of Chicago Department of Law is hiring law clerks and attorneys. Additional information can be found within the actual postings online.
Applications must be submitted in accordance with the posting below. No email applications will be accepted.
Department of Law – Administrative Hearings Unit of the COAL Division and the Revenue Litigation Division
Law Clerk – Part Time & Full Time; Minimum 25 hours per week
Job Number: 243464
The City of Chicago’s Department of Law is seeking licensed attorneys and/or 711-license eligible candidates for part-time and full-time law clerk positions in the Administrative Hearings Unit of the Collections, Ownership and Administrative Litigation (COAL) Division and the Revenue Litigation Division. The COAL Division is comprised of four sections: Collections, Ownership, Liens and Acquisitions, and Administrative Hearings. COAL seeks the enforcement of Municipal Code violations involving police issued citations, vehicle impoundment, gun registration, and animal care and control; debts due and owing to the City; matters involving the acquisition of property through lien foreclosure; violations involving real property by determining property owners and responsible parties in preparation for litigation; and other violations involving the health and safety of residents in the City of Chicago. Additionally, COAL works closely with other Divisions within the Law Department, various City Departments, and Aldermanic Offices.
Law Clerks assigned to the Administrative Hearings Unit are essential to its functioning and perform a wide range of tasks, from organizing and preparing administrative citation files for hearings to conducting the hearings themselves. Law Clerks are assigned to multiple court rooms and prosecute matters under the supervision of an attorney. These matters include violations cited by the Chicago Police Department, Department of Transportation, and other City departments, as well as appeals of gun registration denials, vehicle impoundments, dangerous animal determinations, and parade permit, public assembly, and athletic event denials. Law Clerks will also prosecute cases under the Employee Indebtedness Program and the False Statement Ordinance.
Law Clerks assigned to the Revenue Litigation Division can expect to draft petitions; attend court calls and administrative calls; interact with taxpayers and auditors regarding tax assessments; review discovery; engage in settlement negotiations; perform factual investigations; draft memoranda, briefs and settlement agreements; perform legal research; attend meetings; and perform other duties related to tax litigation and advising.
Department of Law - Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Job Number: 244684
The City of Chicago’s Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division. This Division defends City employees and the City of Chicago in federal civil rights lawsuits that allege police misconduct. These cases include, inter alia, allegations of false arrest, excessive force, illegal search and seizure, wrongful death and Monell. Division attorneys practice in federal court and have a sophisticated and complex practice, involving extensive motion practice, intensive fact and expert discovery, and trial practice. The Assistant Corporation Counsel will work under the general supervision of the Division Chiefs and Deputy and handle and litigate low exposure cases.
Department of Law – Employment Litigation Division
Assistant Corporation Counsel
Job Number: 242516
The City of Chicago’s Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in its Employment Litigation Division. The Employment Litigation Division defends the City of Chicago and public officials against allegations of discrimination as well as other civil rights and employment law violations brought by current and former employees.
Division attorneys practice in federal court as well as in state court. The Division handles sophisticated and complex litigation matters (including class actions) that involve extensive motion practice, intensive discovery, settlement negotiations and trials. Division attorneys also provide counseling and training to client departments on employment matters including reasonable accommodation, anti-harassment and anti-retaliation policy compliance, FMLA leave and FLSA obligations.
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