Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 10, 2022

Posted on

Oct 07, 2021


Springfield, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Government / Public Law >> Government / Public Law
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Litigation >> Litigation
Apply Later   Employer Sponsored Job (Free to apply to)
262 hits 1 times Apply


Staff Attorneys with the Legislative Reference Bureau work directly with legislators, legislative staff, and lobbyists to draft bills and amendments for the Illinois General Assembly. Our attorneys also counsel legislators and legislative staff on the legal aspects of matters being addressed by the General Assembly, and research the ongoing impact of Illinois and federal court decisions on Illinois' statutes.

A successful applicant must be able to write clear and correct English, communicate effectively with the Bureau's legislative clients, work independently, and fulfill the trust imposed by the legislature on the Bureau, including the obligation to maintain strict confidentiality. The position requires a law degree and admission to (or eligibility for) the Illinois bar.

The position is a salaried, full-time position with benefits and regular step raises.  Compensation is based on individual qualifications and experience, beginning at $4,583 per month for attorneys recently admitted to the bar.  The position requires that a person be available to work on evenings, weekends, and holidays during certain times of the year because of legislative requirements.

Training, including on-the-job training and one-on-one mentoring, is provided to all new hires, and is part of the Bureau's larger collaborative culture.

Company info

Legislative Reference Bureau

Company Profile

The primary responsibility of the Legislative Reference Bureau is the drafting and preparation of bills, amendments, and other legislation for the Illinois General Assembly. Attorneys employed by the Bureau provide legal advice and drafting services to legislators and staff of both parties and both chambers, as well as lobbyists, working on a nonpartisan basis in a confidential lawyer-client relationship.

Everyone Loves LawCrossing

I came back to LawCrossing to search through the listings in my new job search because I had been able to get my last 2 jobs through using the site. I love the search capacity and filters. This is a very valuable service.
  • Jennifer Guidea Bloomfield, NJ
+ Read More Success Stories
  • All we do is research jobs
  • Our team of researchers, programmers, and analysts find you jobs from over 50,000 career pages and other sources
  • Our members get more interviews and jobs than people who use "public job boards"