Career Opportunities


Office of the State Appellate Defender - Staff Attorney at the Illinois Juvenile Defender Resource Center

The Office of the State Appellate Defender has an opening for a Staff Attorney at the Illinois Juvenile Defender Resource Center, located in Springfield, Illinois. The Staff Attorney will provide support and training to public defenders and appointed counsel representing youth in the delinquency and criminal justice systems. This position includes, in collaboration with the....

Groupon, Inc. - Senior Counsel, Corporate & Securities
Groupon, Inc. - Senior Counsel, Corporate & Securities

Application Open Until Filled Groupon’s Senior Counsel, Corporate & Securities will be part of our Corporate & Commercial group and will report directly to the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Corporate & Securities. This person will collaborate and work cross-functionally across multiple departments on matters relating to SEC reporting and compliance, corporate governance and....

Illinois State Board of Education - Assistant General Counsel - Special Education Compliance and Technical Assistance in Chicago Public Schools

Application Open Until Filled The Assistant General Counsel for special education compliance and technical assistance in Chicago Public Schools (“Assistant General Counsel”) will be responsible for the implementation of a Corrective Action Plan as a result of the public inquiry into Chicago Public Schools (CPS) special education practices. For Duties, responsibilities and required qualifications and....

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Senior Officer - Chief Counsel, Washington DC

Application Deadline: November 5, 2019 Summary The Chief Accountant is the principal adviser to the Commission on matters related to accounting and auditing. The Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) is responsible for accounting and auditing matters arising in the Commission’s administration of the federal securities laws, particularly with respect to accounting policy determinations, the....

Shriver Center on Poverty Law - Spring 2020 Legal Interns

Opening/Closing Date: All application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Intern Hiring Committee will consider all applications immediately after applications are received. Position Overview: Interns support the Advocacy team and should expect to receive assignments in any of our major focus areas – healthcare, housing, economic, and community justice – although occasional....

Shriver Center on Poverty Law - Office Manager

Opening/Closing Date: Open immediately; closed when filled. Anticipated date of hire in January 2020. Position Overview: The Office Manager provides high-level administrative and organizational support to members of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and Advocacy team. The Office Manager supports office operations and procedures and supervises the Office Administrator, assisting them with overall front office....

Shriver Center on Poverty Law - Director of Housing

Open immediately; closed when filled. Position Overview: The Shiver Center on Poverty Law is seeking a Director of Housing Justice to provide organizational leadership and management oversight of the its work to ensure that people living in poverty, communities of color, and members of other protected classes have access to safe, decent, and affordable housing,....

Illinois State Comptroller - General Counsel - Chicago

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019 Description of Duties/Essential Functions: Subject to executive approval, performs highly responsible, legal administrative functions as the General Counsel/Director of Legal Services; formulates, organizes, and implements departmental goals, policies, procedures, staffing and budgeting; performs highly responsible legal advisement and guidance to the Comptroller, Assistant Comptrollers and executive staff; provides legal guidance....

The Office of the State Appellate Defender - Assistant Appellate Defender in SPRINGFIELD IL
The Office of the State Appellate Defender - Assistant Appellate Defender in SPRINGFIELD IL

Application Deadline:  October 25, 2019 The Office of the State Appellate Defender has openings for the position of Assistant Appellate Defender in SPRINGFIELD IL.  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....

La Casa Norte - Executive Director
La Casa Norte - Executive Director

La Casa Norte is currently searching for their next Executive Director. The ideal candidate will be a strong, transformational leader and visionary with experience in the development and implementation of human services and poverty reduction programs, especially homelessness. The candidate must be culturally-informed and possess a unique talent for inspiring staff and volunteers, as well....

Johnson&Bell - Associate Attorney
Johnson&Bell - Associate Attorney

Application Deadline – Until Filled Johnson and Bell, Ltd. is seeking to hire an associate attorney in its construction and product liability practice groups. This position will be based in the Chicago office. The successful candidate will have 3-4 years of experience in tort liability litigation. For more information about our firm and these practice....

SmithAmudsen LLC - Associate – Insurance Coverage
SmithAmudsen LLC - Associate – Insurance Coverage

SmithAmundsen seeks an associate to join its Insurance Coverage group at the firm’s Chicago office. Candidate should have a minimum of 2 years coverage experience, including litigation of coverage actions.  Strong academic credentials with strong verbal and writing skills are necessary. Duties include evaluating coverage claims, reviewing documents associated with claims, preparing coverage position letters,....

ACLU of Illinois- Staff Attorney - General Civil

Applications will be accepted immediately until the position is filled. The ACLU of Illinois seeks an attorney with substantial legal ability for a full-time Staff Attorney position. We invite applications from attorneys who have demonstrated a commitment to civil rights and civil liberties to play a key role in complex, innovative litigation and policy advocacy.....

Northern Illinois College of Law - Assistant Professor of Law

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for anticipated openings for two entry-level tenure-track faculty positions beginning August 2020. We strongly encourage applications by those who are underrepresented in their academic fields. Duties include engaging in high quality research and teaching, as well as being an active participant in law school and university service. Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess....

Stern and Associates - Law Clerk/Administrative Assistant

Stern and Associates is looking to hire a part-time Law Clerk/Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. (Spanish Speaking preferred.) Application deadline- until filled. Please contact Adam Stern at adam@adamsternlaw.com  

SmithAmundsen LLC-Medical Malpractice Associate
SmithAmundsen LLC-Medical Malpractice Associate

SmithAmundsen LLC seeks a litigation associate to join the Firm’s established Health Care practice group located in Chicago. Applicant must have a minimum of 3 years of medical malpractice litigation experience. Excellent lawyering skills, including written and oral communication, analysis, negotiation and advocacy, are also required. Deposition experience is preferred.  Some local travel required. Qualified....

Elgin Community College- General Counsel

Elgin Community College- General Counsel (until position is filled). Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty....

Earthjustice - Supervising and Staff Attorney Positions

Earthjustice, the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, is seeking to fill two positions in their Midwest Regional Office in Chicago. Supervising Staff Attorney: This attorney will play a leading role in their own docket of major environmental cases, collaborate on litigation with other Earthjustice attorneys and staff, and develop and maintain relationships with clients and....

COSTA IVONE LLC - Law Clerks
COSTA IVONE LLC - Law Clerks

Growing Chicago injury firm in west loop area is seeking to add full-time and part-time law clerks for immediate hire. Candidates must be currently enrolled in ABA accredited law school. Must have ability to successfully multi-task and work as a team member in a fast-paced environment. Clerks will assist attorneys with trial prep, medical chronologies,....

COSTA IVONE LLC, Worker's Compensation Attorney
COSTA IVONE LLC, Worker's Compensation Attorney

Growing Chicago injury firm in west loop area is seeking to add a worker’s compensation attorney for immediate hire. Relevant experience in worker’s compensation/personal injury is a plus, but not required. Qualified candidates with no relevant experience would be trained in areas of worker’s compensation and personal injury. Job provides heavy client contact and ability....

U.S. Bank, Global Corporate Trust Attorney

U.S. Bank, Global Corporate Trust Attorney – Accepting Applications until job is filled This position is part of a team responsible for legal issues affecting the Global Corporate Trust and Custody (“GCTC”) division of U.S. Bank National Association (“U.S. Bank”). U.S. Bank is one of the premier corporate trustees in the nation. The GCTC business....

Hinshaw & Culbertson - Personal Injury & Property Damage Associate Attorney

Hinshaw & Culbertson – Personal Injury & Property Damage Associate Attorney (posted 8/27/19 open until filled) Personal Injury & Property Damage Associate Attorney ID: 1760 Department: Attorney Location: Chicago, Illinois Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a leading national law firm, is seeking an Associate with 2-3 years of litigation experience for the Chicago office. The ideal....

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) - General Attorney, D.C. Metro office (No. OCR-HQ-2019-0044)
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) - General Attorney, D.C. Metro office (No. OCR-HQ-2019-0044)

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – General Attorney, D.C. Metro office (No. OCR-HQ-2019-0044) (posted 8/5/19 closes 8/14/19 or when receive 50 applications) Duties This position is located in the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This position is located in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as a General Attorney....

Board of Education of the City of Chicago - Sr. Assistant General Counsel, Appeals
Board of Education of the City of Chicago - Sr. Assistant General Counsel, Appeals

Board of Education of the City of Chicago – Sr. Assistant General Counsel, Appeals (posted 8/5/19 open until filled) SENIOR ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL – APPEALS The Board of Education of the City of Chicago, also known as Chicago Public Schools (CPS), has set ambitious goals to ensure that every child, in every community, has access....

Board of Education of the City of Chicago - Sr. Assistant General Counsel, Federal

Board of Education of the City of Chicago – Sr. Assistant General Counsel, Federal (posted 8/5/19 open until filled) SENIOR ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL The Senior Assistant General Counsel primarily represents the Board and its agents in employment related litigation in federal court, as well as in administrative forums (e.g., EEOC, IDHR and HRC). The Senior....

Chicago Public Schools - Assistant General Counsel

Chicago Public Schools – Assistant General Counsel (posted 8/5/19 open until filled) ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has set ambitious goals to ensure that every child, in every community, has access to a high quality education that prepares them for success in college and career. CPS is seeking an Assistant General Counsel....

City of Chicago - Assistant Corporation Counsel, Employment Litigation (ELIT) Division (Job Number: 327412)

City of Chicago – Assistant Corporation Counsel, Employment Litigation (ELIT) Division (Job Number: 327412) (posted 8/5/19 closes 8/20/19) The City of Chicago Department of Law is hiring. Please share the following job opportunity with your association/organization members, and any colleagues you think might be interested. Additional information can be found within the actual posting at www.chicago.gov/careers.  Applications....

Chicago Bar Association - Interviewer (bilingual) Lawyer Referral Department

Chicago Bar Association – Interviewer (bilingual) Lawyer Referral Department (posted 7/26/19 closes 7/31/19) POSITION TITLE: Bi-lingual Lawyer Referral Service Interviewer (Full-time, 40 hours/week) REPORTS TO: LRS Director DEPARTMENT: Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) SALARY RANGE: $16 – $17/hour EFFECTIVE DATE: 7/24/19 EDUCATION: One to two years college, B.A. preferred; some training in, or knowledge of, the....

City of Chicago Department of Law – Assistant Corporation Counsel, Torts Division Job Number: 320716

City of Chicago Department of Law – Assistant Corporation Counsel, Torts Division Job Number: 320716 (posted 7/25/19 closes 8/16/19) The City of Chicago Department of Law is hiring. Please share the following job opportunity with your association/organization members, and any colleagues you think might be interested. Additional information can be found within the actual posting....

Securities and Exchange Commission - General Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Chicago Regional Office

Securities and Exchange Commission – General Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Chicago Regional Office (posted 7/31/19 closes 8/9/19) Responsibilities Conducts complex investigations being undertaken by the SEC. Develops investigative or litigation plans and adjusts as appropriate during the course of an investigation. Drafts subpoenas and other requests for documents, questions witnesses through interviews, testimony, or depositions,....

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Operations Specialists

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Operations Specialists (closes 8/6/19) POSITION OVERVIEW The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is currently accepting applications for up to eight Operations Specialists for the entry level (grade 23) up to and including the target grade (grade 26). This is an entry....

SmithAmundsen - Associate, Corporate & Securities, Chicago

SmithAmundsen – Associate, Corporate & Securities, Chicago (posted 7/23/19 open until filled) SmithAmundsen LLC seeks a Corporate & Securities Associate to join our Firm’s Chicago office. Candidate must be licensed in Illinois and have a minimum of 2-3 years’ of experience in handling corporate legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions (drafting, due diligence, etc.), financial/securities....

Circuit Court of Cook County, Fourth Municipal District - Judicial Law Clerk - Hon. Cheyrl D. Ingram, Presiding Judge

Circuit Court of Cook County, Fourth Municipal District – Judicial Law Clerk – Hon. Cheyrl D. Ingram, Presiding Judge (open until 7/29/19) I am seeking a judicial law clerk for the Fourth Municipal District courthouse. The duties involve responding to inquiries from judges, legal research, and writing briefs when required. The position is for a....

Circuit Court of Cook County, Mortgage Foreclosure Section of the Chancery Division - Judicial Law Clerk - Hon. Cecilia Horan

Circuit Court of Cook County, Mortgage Foreclosure Section of the Chancery Division – Judicial Law Clerk – Hon. Cecilia Horan (open until filled) The Mortgage Foreclosure Section of the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County is looking for a judicial law clerk. This is a full-time position with full benefits. Applicants should....

Faegre Baker Daniels - Food Regulatory Associate

Faegre Baker Daniels – Food Regulatory Associate (open until filled) Chicago, IL FBD: Product Liability & Environmental The global law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is actively recruiting an Associate to join the firm’s Food Regulatory and Litigation practice which is nationally ranked by Chambers USA, in either our Chicago, Des Moines, Minneapolis or....

Johnson and Bell - Associate Attorney

Johnson and Bell – Associate Attorney (open until filled) Johnson and Bell, Ltd. is seeking to hire an associate attorney in its construction and product liability practice groups. This position will be based in the Chicago office. The successful candidate will have 3-4 years of experience in tort liability litigation. For more information about our....

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law - Fall 2019 Interns

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law – Fall 2019 Interns (posted 7-15-19 until filled) Job Announcement: July 1, 2019 Position Title: Fall Intern Reports to: Advocacy Team Location: Chicago, IL The Shriver Center on Poverty Law fights for economic and racial justice. Over the past 50 years, we have secured hundreds of law and policy victories....

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois - Student Intern (Part Time)

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois – Student Intern (Part Time) (posted on 7/15/19 and closes 7/24/19) POSITION OVERVIEW The part-time (20 hours a week) student internship is located in the Clerk’s Office of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. The incumbent will provide a wide range of services and will....

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law - President & CEO (Job posted 7-15-19 until filled)

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law – President & CEO (Job posted 7-15-19 until filled) Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law President and Chief Executive Officer Chicago, IL The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (Shriver Center), one of the nation’s leading organizations advocating on behalf of and alongside people living in poverty to....

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law - Director of Housing Justice (Job posted 7-15-19 until filled)

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law – Director of Housing Justice (Job posted 7-15-19 until filled) Position Title: Director of Housing Justice Reports to: Vice President of Advocacy Supervises: Senior Attorney and Initiative Lead of the Partnership for Just Housing, Staff Attorney, Law Graduate Fellow, and Housing Justice VISTA Location: Chicago, IL The Shriver Center....

Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights - Senior Counsel

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights – Senior Counsel (posted 7/2/19 – preference given to applications submitted by 7/15/19) JOB POSTING – June 2019 Senior Counsel Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights seeks an experienced attorney to serve in the role of Senior Counsel. The attorney will develop and lead impact litigation and systemic policy....

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing - Rentervention Staff Attorney

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing – Rentervention Staff Attorney (posted 7/2/19 – preference given to applications submitted by 7/8/19) Job Title: Rentervention Staff Attorney Position Type: Full time, Grant funded Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH): For 40 years, LCBH has been Chicago’s only legal aid agency that advocates solely for renters. LCBH focuses its....

WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (Classical radio) - Senior Legal Counsel

WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (Classical radio) – Senior Legal Counsel (posted 7-8-19) Senior Legal Counsel Location: Chicago, IL Job Code: 134 # of openings: 1 Description WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (Classical radio) are seeking a full-time Senior Legal Counsel to provide general oversight and legal supervision over all company legal and business affairs....

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) Director of Education

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) Director of Education (posted 7-15-19 until filled) As an agency of the Supreme Court of Illinois, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) is charged with promoting and protecting the integrity of the legal profession. The ARDC assists the Supreme Court in regulating the legal profession through registering lawyers,....

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) Intake Group Manager

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) Intake Group Manager (posted 7-15-19 until filled) As an agency of the Supreme Court of Illinois, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) is charged with promoting and protecting the integrity of the legal profession. The ARDC assists the Supreme Court in regulating the legal profession through registering lawyers,....

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) - Litigation Group Manager (posted 7-15-19 until filled)

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) – Litigation Group Manager (posted 7-15-19 until filled) As an agency of the Supreme Court of Illinois, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) is charged with promoting and protecting the integrity of the legal profession. The ARDC assists the Supreme Court in regulating the legal profession through registering....

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) - Intake Counsel

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) – Intake Counsel (posted 7-15-19 until filled) As an agency of the Supreme Court of Illinois, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) is charged with promoting and protecting the integrity of the legal profession. The ARDC assists the Supreme Court in regulating the legal profession through registering lawyers,....

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) - Litigation Counsel

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) – Litigation Counsel(posted 7-15-19 until filled) As an agency of the Supreme Court of Illinois, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) is charged with promoting and protecting the integrity of the legal profession. The ARDC assists the Supreme Court in regulating the legal profession through registering lawyers, conducting....

Chicago Transit Authority - Chief Attorney Labor & Employment

Chicago Transit Authority – Chief Attorney Labor & Employment (posted 7-15-19 until filled) Chief Attorney – Labor & Employment – (1900005P) Description  Performs legal work with “first chair” responsibilities related to labor and employment matters involving CTA. Represents CTA in employment litigation, labor arbitrations and administrative matters. Provides advice pertaining to labor and employment issues. Supervises junior attorneys and....

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law - Government Relations Liaison

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law – Government Relations Liaison (posted 7-15-19 until filled) Job Announcement: July 3, 2019 Position Title: Government Relations Liaison Reports to: Senior Director of Policy and Director of Healthcare Justice Location: Springfield and Chicago, IL with occasional travel to other areas in Illinois and Washington, DC The Shriver Center on Poverty....

Chicago Transit Authority - Chief Attorney Labor & Employment
Chicago Transit Authority - Chief Attorney Labor & Employment

Chicago Transit Authority – Chief Attorney Labor & Employment (Job posted 7-15-19 until filled) Chief Attorney – Labor & Employment – (1900005P)