The City of Chicago Law Department Seeks Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Labor Division

The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Labor Division to represent the City in employment cases filed at local, state and federal agencies; in disciplinary proceedings before the City Police and Human Resources Boards; and/or in labor arbitrations and Illinois Labor Relations Board matters. The Assistant Corporation Counsel will work under the general supervision of the Senior Counsel, Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel, the Assistant Chief Labor Counsel, and/or the Deputy of the Labor Division, and will be given significant responsibility for: handling Police Board and Human Resources Board cases and/or Labor Board matters and arbitrations and defending discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; assisting in client counseling and/or other labor and employment related matters.


Graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent and admission to the Illinois Bar (or another state bar having reciprocity with Illinois) on or after May 2005, and 0-6 years as a licensed, practicing attorney.


0 to 6 years as a licensed, practicing attorney. Superior writing, research and editing skills; exceptional client counseling and organizational skills; the ability to work well with others; the ability to exhibit leadership and initiative on assigned tasks; and the ability to organize, prioritize, monitor and control workflow deadlines. Experience handling discipline cases, labor arbitrations, Labor Board cases and/or employment discrimination cases (e.g., Title VII,ADA, ADEA, or FMLA) preferred, but not required.

Application Process and Materials: 

There is a two-step application process for this position.

Step One: To apply for this position, you must submit an on-line application on the City of Chicago’s webpage by March 15, 2012.

Step Two: In addition to the on-line application, the following materials must be submitted in hard copy to the City of Chicago Department of Law’s Legal Recruiter, 30 N. LaSalle Street,   Suite 1640, Chicago, IL60602:

– cover letter quantifying how you meet the above criteria;

– copy of your resume;

– law school transcript;

– two writing samples; and

– copy of your ARDC card.

The foregoing materials must be submitted in person or postmarked on or before March 21, 2012; late submissions shall result in your application not being considered for the position.