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Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor – Building and License Enforcement Division

Website City of Chicago

The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor in the BLE Division to represent the City in Municipal Code enforcement cases related to the public’s health and safety, including building code, police and licensing matters.  The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel of the BLE Division, and will handle and supervise litigation in state court, as well as administrative proceedings at the Department of Administrative Hearings.  The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will also be responsible for evaluating cases, drafting pleadings and motions, propounding and answering discovery, engaging in legal research, negotiating settlements, presenting oral arguments and evidentiary hearings, conducting trials, and supervising more junior attorneys on such tasks.  The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will have the responsibility for training, supervising, and evaluating attorneys and staff within the BLE Division.  The Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor will also communicate with City departments, community groups and aldermanic offices, review proposed ordinances and legislation, respond to subpoenas, oversee special projects and initiatives, and supervise more junior attorneys on such tasks.  The substantive areas of law will include, among others, buildings, zoning, licensing, and other related real estate and property matters.  This position requires initiative, flexibility, and the ability to think and respond to urgent situations.


By March 2, 2023, 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; and
-Current printout of your attorney registration status from the Illinois ARDC website at (or your admitted state bar’s equivalent).
Failure to submit all materials will result in your application not being considered for the position.

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