The City of Chicago’s Law Department Seeks Assistant Corporation Counsel in its Revenue Litigation Division


DEPARTMENT OF LAW – Revenue Litigation Division

Applications must be submitted in accordance with the posting below. No email applications will be accepted.

The City of Chicago’s Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in its Revenue Litigation Division. The Revenue Litigation Division handles tax assessments that are litigated in the Department of Administrative Hearings and/or state or federal court; litigates declaratory judgment actions concerning issues such as the enforcement or validity of various taxes, fees and other revenue measures; drafts legislation concerning taxes, fees and other revenue measures; drafts regulations, rulings and opinion letters; and advises other City departments, including the Finance Department and Budget Office, on City ordinances, along with state and federal statutes and constitutional issues.

The Division also litigates property tax disputes, including property tax rate objections and property tax valuation cases before the Board of Review, the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) and the circuit court. In addition, the Division handles a variety of complex commercial litigation matters having revenue implications for the City.

NOTE: Internal applicants currently holding the same title will not be considered for this position.


Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school in or after 2009 and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Ideal candidates will possess the following: 

  • A grade point average of 3.3 (B+ equivalent) or above;
  • A grade of 3.3 (B+ equivalent) in one or more courses in litigation and/or trial techniques;
  • A grade of 3.3 (B+ equivalent) in legal writing;
  • Participation in law review and/or completion of moot court program;
  • Exceptional research skills;
  • Superior writing and outstanding communication skills;
  • The ability to work well with others;
  • A demonstrated history of taking the initiative;
  • The ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines; and
  • Proven efficiency.

For additional information regarding application process and materials, please visit the website.

NOTE: The application materials must be submitted in person or postmarked on or before April 4, 2013; late submissions shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

Please note that the online application submission deadline is March 29, 2013 and the required hard copy materials submission deadline is April 4, 2013.