City of Chicago Department of Law Seeks Counsel – Federal Civil Rights Litigation (“FRCL”) Division

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.


Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school with a minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale, admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705), and at least one (1) year of State or Federal Court experience in one or more of the following: jury or bench trial, taking or defending depositions, or arguing motions in court.

Please note that the online application submission deadline is September 25, 2012 and the required hard copy materials submission deadline is October 2, 2012.

See posting online for further information and to apply.