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Assistant Attorney General - Public Access and Opinions - Public Access - Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Access and Opinions

Bureau: Public Access – Chicago

The Public Access Bureau’s mission is to help people obtain public documents and access public meetings. The Bureau's duties include reviewing denials of requests to inspect or copy public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and examining allegations of a public body's violation of the requirements of the Open Meetings Act (OMA).


An Assistant Attorney General in the Public Access Bureau investigates and drafts opinions on FOIA and OMA, mediates disputes between members of the public and public bodies, helps design and provide training relating to FOIA or OMA, and assists the Public Access Counselor with other assigned tasks.


Candidates must possess excellent legal research and writing skills, and must be able to communicate effectively with citizens, government officials and members of the media. The ideal candidate will have experience with the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act or media-related issues. Candidates must be licensed in Illinois at the time of application.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary starts at $76,008.

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

Thor Y. Inouye
Director of Attorney Recruiting, Professional Development, and Diversity
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (fax)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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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