The City of Chicago Department of Law is hiring entry-level attorneys. The following job opportunity is for Class of 2014 (December 2013 -June 2014 juris doctor graduates). Additional information can be found within the actual posting online.
Applications must be submitted in accordance with the posting below. No email applications will be accepted.
DEPARTMENT OF LAW – Various Divisions
The City of Chicago Department of Law is seeking entry-level attorneys for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in its Litigation, Transactional or Prosecutions Divisions. Attorneys placed in one of the Litigation Divisions will handle litigation in state and/or federal court, and/or proceedings before administrative bodies. Attorneys placed in one of the Transactional Divisions will analyze transactions for compliance with the law, advise City departments on legal compliance, review, draft and negotiate contracts and other agreements. Attorneys placed in one of the Prosecutions Divisions will prosecute violations of Chicago’s Municipal or Buildings Codes or Illinois Vehicle Code in Circuit Court or at the Department of Administrative Hearings.
SALARY: $57,192.00 annually
Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school with a Juris Doctor between December 2013 and June 2014 and eligibility to sit for the February or July 2014 Illinois Bar Examination.
NOTE: These hires are expected to take place in the Fall of 2014 with an anticipated admission to the Illinois Bar by December 2014.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ideal candidates will possess the following:
- Strong research, writing, editing, analytical and client counseling skills
- The ability to work well with others
- Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
- Exceptional communication skills
- The ability to organize, prioritize, monitor and control workflow deadlines
- A strong commitment to public service
Application Process and Materials:
There is a two-step application process for this position. Please check Symplicity for application instructions.
Please note that the online application submission deadline is March 14, 2014 and the required hard copy materials submission deadline is March 21, 2014.
NOTE: If you have any questions regarding how to apply, please contact the Department of Human Resources. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, the Recruiting and Personnel Sections in the Department of Law are not able to take or return emails or phone calls seeking any information pertaining to the position or the process. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the City of Chicago Department of Law.