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ProfileVolunteer Law Clerk The students gain invaluable hands-on legal experience by working on complex and diverse projects with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Group attorneys. Under the supervision of attorneys, clerks are immersed in electronic discovery issues, tracking and responding to preservation requests received by the City, and issuing legal holds on electronic public records. Participants with an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license advise Client Departments regarding electronic discovery issues and FOIA issues. Act as counsel for the City regarding FOIA appeals filed with the Attorney General's office. Locate documents, prepare responses to subpoenas, argue motions to quash subpoenas, and motions to show cause for failure to produce. Prosecute violations of the Municipal Code in different forums, including the Traffic Unit and the Branch Courts, where they conduct plea negotiations and try cases. Will participate in negotiations and Client advising meetings, conduct research and analysis to draft dispositive motions on constitutional or procedural issues of law, and - utilizing an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license - appear on behalf of the City in Court or before Administrative Tribunals. Law students are considered.
Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript (official or unofficial), and 1 writing sample.
City of Chicago Department of Law
30 N. La Salle - 1640
Chicago, IL 60602