- Assistant Appellate Defender
The Office of the State Appellate Defender has openings for the position of Assistant Appellate Defender in Chicago, Elgin and Springfield. Assistant Appellate Defenders provide criminal appellate representation to indigent clients in the Illinois Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court. We are looking for attorneys with exceptional written and oral advocacy skills who bring creativity and passion to the defense of their clients. Criminal defense experience is a plus, but not a necessity. Responsibilities include reading records, conducting research, drafting briefs and other documents, and presenting oral arguments. Send your resume to 1stDistrict@osad.state.il.us.
- The UCLA Voting Rights Project is seeking to hire a staff attorney with litigation experience for the 2022 redistricting cycle and beyond. The UCLA Voting Rights Project is a leading national voting rights organization housed within the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) and works to ensure an accessible and equitable system of voting through impact litigation, research, and clinical education to expand access to the ballot box. The project has litigated cases before the 5th Circuit on the right to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic, acted as expert witnesses in multiple voting rights cases in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Missouri, and is litigating vote dilution cases all over the United States.
This position is designed for someone with over 2 years of legal experience and/or clerking experience and is considering a career in civil rights litigation and advocacy. Reporting to the Legal Director, the staff attorney will play a critical role in the Voting Rights Project, developing and litigating high-impact cases, managing an ongoing docket of cases and matters, and investigating potential voting rights violations.
What you’ll do:
• Develop impact litigation and help the Director of Litigation shape a legal docket that advances the organization’s goals and responds to emerging threats to the ballot box
• Conduct legal research, investigate new voting rights cases, act as a lead or co-lead on VRP litigation, writing legal briefs and memorandum.
• Participate in trial practice in both federal and state courts.
• Draft and/or coordinate amicus briefs in cases of constitutional significance, both in federal and state courts.
• Prepare and present testimony before legislative bodies and administrative agencies.
• Juris doctor from an accredited law school and admission to state bar or District of Columbia bar.
• Exceptional legal research, writing, analytical, and oral communication skills.
• At least 2 years of trial and/or appellate litigation experience in federal or state courts or 1-2 years of clerkship experience.
How to Apply:
Please go to: hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81239
- Department of Labor
The Department of Labor’s mission is to promote the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees, to improve working conditions, to advance opportunities for profitable employment, and to ensure work-related benefits and rights. Honors Attorneys play a crucial role in enabling the Department to carry out its mission.
About the Honors Program
Interested candidates must apply online via USAJobs at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/606422200. Applications are being accepted until September 13, 2021.
Applicants must graduate from law school in spring/summer 2022 or be finishing a judicial clerkship or fellowship in time to start the Honors Program in September 2022. More details about the Honors Program can be found at: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/sol/careers/honors-program.
Interested candidates may also reach out to an SOL Ambassador throughout the application process. Ambassadors are SOL attorneys who have volunteered to receive inquiries about working at SOL and can be found at: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/sol/careers/ambassadors.
- The City of Chicago is currently hiring attorneys for the following positions: Assistant Corporation Counsel, Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division
Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor, Aviation, Environmental, Regulatory, & Contracts Division
All of the posts can be accessed through this link: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/108/jobsearch.ftl?lang
- Deputy Corporation Counsel – Administrative/Human Resources. Available at this link: https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/dhr/general/JOB%20POSTING%20-%20DeputyCC-%20Human%20Resources.7.2021.pdf
- Deputy Corporation Counsel – City Prosecutor. Available at this link: https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/dhr/general/JOB%20POSTING%20-%20DeputyCC-%20City%20Prosecutor.7.2021.pdf
- Loyola University School of Law Fellow
Candidates should have at least 2 years’ experience in legislative and policy research and analysis on the state and/or federal level. We hope to fill the position and have the person begin by September 1 or as soon thereafter as possible.
We would very much appreciate your sharing the announcement below and/or the following link with your networks -https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/16506. They may also contact Anta Weinberg at email@example.com with any questions about the position. All qualified applicants will receive consideration , without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Applications from historically underrepresented persons are strongly encouraged.
- Illinois Appellate Court is seeking a Appellate Court Legal Research Director. Click here for more information https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/2516/Appellate-Court-Legal-Research-Director/employment-opportunities-detail/.
- Prairie State Legal Services a vibrant and highly respected legal services organization. Founded in 1977, Prairie State has a proud history of providing high-quality legal services for indigent clients. We serve thirty-six counties in northern and central Illinois. To ensure that we are accessible to and knowledgeable about the communities we serve, we operate 11 offices, with locations in Bloomington, Galesburg, Joliet, Kankakee, McHenry, Ottawa, Peoria, Rockford, Rock Island, Waukegan, and West Suburban. Various Attorney and Non Attorney positions are available. Click on this link https://www.pslegal.org/careers/
- Assistant Procurement Counsel with The Executive Ethics Commission (EEC) of the State of Illinois seeks a skilled attorney for a position with our procurement legal staff. This attorney position fulfills a range of responsibilities including technical research and making recommendations on legal issues related to Illinois law including, but not limited to, the Illinois Procurement Code, the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The attorney will work under the direction of the Chief Counsel for Procurement. Click here for job announcement.
- General Counsel IBHE. IBHE has been supporting higher education in Illinois for more than 50 years. We are a dedicated team of professionals, overseen by a Board appointed by the Governor, who are working for a strong, equitable higher education system, which we believe is essential for the state to thrive. We work with leaders in colleges, universities, state and federal government agencies, governors, legislators, and other entities to strategically further this mission.
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- Attorney Schiff Hardin LLP is seeking an attorney with eight or more years of trusts & estates experience
for our Private Clients, Trusts & Estates Group in our Lake Forest, IL office. In addition to being licensed and in good standing in Illinois, requirements include: High level skills in estate planning or a closely related field, Excellent communication skills, Aptitude and attitude for learning new things, Willingness to work on a team, Click here for job announcement
- Attorney Schiff Hardin LLP is seeking an attorney with four to eight years of trusts & estates experience for our Private Clients, Trusts & Estates Group in our Lake Forest, IL office. In addition to being licensed and in good standing in Illinois, requirements include: Strong academic record and professional skills, Excellent communication skills, Aptitude and attitude for learning new things, Click here for job announcement
- Program Counsel, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights currently has an opening for the position of Program Counsel in the Voting Rights and Civic Empowerment team. This is an exciting opportunity for a community-driven attorney with 4-8 years of litigation and policy/advocacy experience who can bring vision, talent, and enthusiasm to the role at a time when aggressive civil rights advocacy in voting rights is needed. Candidates with deep experiences working within communities as advocates or service providers will be strongly considered. https://www.lawyerscommittee.org/career-opportunities/www.lawyerscommittee.org/career-opportunities/