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Senior Supervising Attorney, Criminal Legal System And Policing

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 28, 2021

Valid Through

Nov 10, 2021

Posted on

Mar 30, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 85000 to 140000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Senior Supervising Attorney, Criminal Legal System and Policing
Duties: Investigate, develop and litigate high-impact cases at the trial and appellate level in federal and state courts. Investigate, develop and advance, in coordination with other Departments, non-litigation strategies for advancing civil rights and civil liberties. Lead and manage teams that conduct investigations, impact litigation, and/or non-legislative advocacy, either independently or in effective collaboration with the Legal Director. Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with leaders and organizations in the field, community-based organizations, allies, stakeholders, communities affected by work, and members. Serve as an spokesperson with the media and external partners on identified issues. Assist with the development of funding proposals. Conduct outreach, recruitment, and hiring for diverse and excellent staff and legal interns. Effectively supervise, manage, and mentor early-career and mid-career attorneys with an eye toward their professional development.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree. Admitted to practice in Illinois, can waive into the Illinois bar, or is willing to take the Illinois bar exam no later than summer of 2021. Highly qualified applicants will generally have 8+ years of legal experience. Highly collaborative with the desire to consult and share information with colleagues and to respectfully resolve differences. Strong legal aptitude, including thoughtful engagement with legal principles and precedents and facility applying law to facts. Ability to produce exceptionally clear and persuasive written legal and non-legal documents. Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively in legal (court) and non-legal settings, and with a wide range of individuals and organizations. Experience in federal or state court litigation and ability to develop and execute litigation and non-litigation advocacy strategies. Ability to take initiative, multi-task, identify priorities amidst competing demands, and lead projects to completion with strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, and relationship-building skills. Ability to effectively manage attorneys to consistently produce high-quality results while developing knowledge, skills, and abilities. Excellent track record of working with individuals and communities with diverse identities. Consistently integrates deep understanding of key racial equity concepts into work projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions on race, class and other group identities within the context of job responsibilities and projects. Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the office, using an approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic circumstance, and other factors.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
180 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60601

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