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ProfilePost-Graduate Fellowship The Fellows gain invaluable hands-on legal experience by working on complex and diverse projects with Labor Department attorneys. Participants research and prepare legal memos on issues involving state and federal labor and employment laws. Assist with the investigating and defending of charges filed at the administrative level in employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Participants gain knowledge and experience in a broad range of employment-related issues, including compliance with the ADA, FMLA, and Title VII. Participants assist Labor attorneys in all aspects of preparing for discipline hearings and labor arbitrations, including preparing witnesses and assisting with discovery. Participants with an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license also have the opportunity to second chair grievance arbitration hearings and disciplinary proceedings before the Police Board and the Human Resources Board.Participants with a law license or with an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license try cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County (Criminal, Civil, and Chancery Divisions) and in the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. Assigned a case to handle from start to finish, which includes discovery, trial strategy, negotiations, and trial/settlement. The matters include prosecution of the following areas: Conservation/Code Enforcement, Licensing, Zoning, Demolition, and Drug and Gang House Enforcement. Involve in policy meetings with various City Departments to streamline processes used to enforce the Building and Zoning Code of Chicago. 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