City of Chicago Law Department Seeks Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/Senior – Legal Counsel Division

The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/Senior in the Legal Counsel Division. This unique position, analogous to Director of State Legislation, provides an opportunity for interesting, varied, challenging work at the cutting edge of state law issues.

The position entails the following duties:

At the State level: Drafting State legislation for the Mayor’s Office on behalf of all City departments and providing legal counsel in connection therewith. Reviewing State legislation for the Mayor’s Office on behalf of the Law Department, and conferring, when appropriate for this purpose, with other divisions of the Law Department. This review frequently involves suggesting and drafting amendments to introduced legislation. Providing counsel to other City departments and members of the Law Department on general matters of State law and State legislation, particularly the Illinois Constitution and home rule issues. Providing the Mayor’s Office with the Law Department’s State legislative agenda and other legislative proposals.

At the City level: Under the Supervision of the Division Head, providing legal counsel to and drafting legislation for all City departments, and providing similar services to members of the City Council. Providing oral testimony in committee hearings as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school, preferably on or before June 2006, admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court 705), and status as a licensed attorney.

Criteria: Superior writing, research, analytical, editing and client counseling skills; the ability to work well with others; the ability to handle a significant volume of document review, analysis and redrafting requiring very tight turnaround times (often overnight); the ability to exhibit leadership, decision-making and initiative on assigned tasks; and the ability to manage and meet deadlines. Law school grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent preferred. Experience with legislative drafting and analysis at the State level preferred.

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