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ProfileAssistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor (Coal) Duties : Join Ownership Unit of the Collections, Ownership and Administrative Litigation (“COAL”) Division. This Division is comprised of four groups: Collections, Ownership, Liens and Acquisitions and Bankruptcy. COAL is responsible for collecting debts due and owing to the City; acquiring properties through lien foreclosures; determining property owners and responsible parties in preparing for litigation; and bankruptcy matters involving the City. Manages Assistant Corporation Counsels assigned to the Ownership Unit providing professional legal work in a wide variety of cases with emphasis on title work; assesses staff workload and coordinates incoming matters; supervises and counsels attorneys engaged in the practice of law; recommends litigation and negotiation strategies; prepares and reviews legal documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with the law; prepares productivity reports of Division work activities and the status of pending matters; develops work standards and evaluates job performance of attorneys and staff; participates in the planning and preparation of the Division’s annual budget; communicates with Aldermen and City Departments; creates policies and procedures to address the needs of City Departments served by the Division, including but not limited to the Department of Finance, the Department of Water Management, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Buildings, and the Department of Streets and Sanitation; and undertakes other duties as directed by the Chief and Deputy of the Division.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification : The candidate should have Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree in or before 2013 and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705). Should preferably have 3+ years of litigation experience in an administrative body, state court, or federal court; Ability to supervise attorneys and staff and oversee projects, including skill in analysis, evaluation, decision-making, delegation, and follow-up. Preference may be given to candidates possessing the following: Experience in determining real property ownership; Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access; and Experience in project management.
Deadline : June 22, 2018.
Job Number: 309545. Submit an on-line application along with resume; Cover letter; Law school transcript (official or unofficial); Two writing samples; and Current printout of attorney registration status from the Illinois ARDC website at www.iardc.org (or admitted state bar's equivalent).
Edward N. Siskel
City of Chicago Department of Law
30 N. La Salle - 1640
Chicago, IL 60602