The City of Chicago’s Law Department Seeking Assistant Corporation Counsel for its Appeals Division

The City of Chicago’s Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in its Appeals Division. The Appeals Division handles all appellate matters for the City and appears in the Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys in this Division are responsible for briefing and, with rare exceptions, arguing their own cases.

Typical staffing for a case on appeal is one Assistant Corporation Counsel, as well as the Deputy and Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel. Division attorneys also provide advice to the trial divisions on appellate issues and, at times, on legal issues on which the Division has considerable experience. Attorneys generally do not specialize in a particular subject matter but handle the full range of appellate issues, including labor and employment, torts, civil rights, tax and revenue, regulation, issues arising under ordinances and statutes, and other cases involving city government and programs.

For the application process, qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities, please visit the website.

The online deadline to apply is April 11, 2013.