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Department of Law
The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor in its Employment Litigation Division. The Employment Litigation Division defends the City of Chicago and public officials against allegations of discrimination as well as other civil rights and employment law violations brought by prospective, current, and former employees.
The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel of the Employment Litigation Division and will be given a high level of responsibility for handling complex employment litigation, maintaining his or her own case load; trying cases, reviewing and evaluating cases, drafting pleadings, writing briefs, conducting discovery, and negotiating settlements.
Application Process and Materials
You must submit an on-line application that attaches the following materials:
Cover letter that (1) includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and (2) specifically identifies how you meet the minimum qualifications and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below;
Law school transcript (official or unofficial);
One writing sample (preferably including a motion for summary judgment); and
Current printout of your attorney registration status from the Illinois ARDC website at www.iardc.org (or your admitted state bar’s equivalent).
Failure to submit all materials will result in your application not being considered for the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ideal candidates will possess:
- a minimum of five (5) years of experience in federal and/or state court litigation, in employment litigation;
admission to the Federal Trial Bar (or eligible for admission to the Federal Trial Bar pursuant to LR83.11);
- experience with jury trials and motion practice, preferably in employment litigation;
- a previous high level of responsibility for handling complex employment litigation;
- significant negotiation and settlement experience;
- exceptional writing, research, and editing skills;
- the ability to manage teams;
- the ability to work well with others;
- demonstrated history of exhibiting leadership and initiative on assigned tasks;
- and the ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow deadlines.