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Assistant Attorney General - Civil Appeals Division - Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Civil Appeals Division - Chicago


The Civil Appeals Division represents state agencies, officials, and employees in civil appeals pending in state and federal reviewing courts. Those courts include the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Illinois Supreme Court, and all five districts of the Illinois Appellate Court. Most of the Divisionís cases originate in the civil litigation bureaus of the Office (for example, General Law or Revenue Litigation). The areas of law involved in these cases vary widely and include such diverse topics as constitutional law, administrative law, prisoner rights, labor law, tax law, employment discrimination, unemployment compensation, education, child support, jurisdiction, and immunities. The Division also handles administrative review matters that proceed directly to the appellate court from state agencies such as the Illinois Human Rights Commission, Labor Relations Boards, Pollution Control Board, and Property Tax Appeal Board.


Attorneys in the Division manage their own caseloads under the guidance of the Division Chief, Deputy Division Chiefs, and Supervising Attorneys, and are responsible for briefing and arguing their own appeals.


Candidates should have a minimum of three years of legal experience or an appellate clerkship, as well as a demonstrated interest in appellate work. Attorneys with appellate experience in the state or federal courts preferred. Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of application.

Salary: Salaries start at $76,008 and are commensurate with years of practice.

To ensure full consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Erika Torres
Attorney Recruiting
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (fax)

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The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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