Job Details

Litigation - General Attorney / Municipal Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Company name

City of Chicago Department of Law

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial
Municipal Law

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Jun 13,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

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Assistant Corporation Counsel I (BLE) Duties: Represent the City in Municipal Code enforcement cases related to the public’s health and safety, including building code, police, and licensing matters. Will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel of the Division and will handle litigation in state court, as well as administrative proceedings at the Department of Administrative Hearings. Will also be responsible for evaluating cases, drafting pleadings and motions, propounding and answering discovery, engaging in legal research, negotiating settlements, presenting oral arguments and evidentiary hearings, conducting trials, and counseling law clerks on such tasks. Will also communicate with City Departments, community groups and Aldermanic offices; review proposed ordinances and legislation; respond to subpoenas; oversee special projects and initiatives; and counsel law clerks on such tasks. Will include, among others, buildings, zoning, licensing, and other related real estate and property matters.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school with a JD degree in or before 2017 and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705). Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Experience handling litigation in state court and administrative proceedings; experience drafting pleadings and motions, and propounding and answering discovery; experience presenting oral arguments and participating in evidentiary hearings; excellent analytical and communication (oral and writing) skills; strong writing, researching, and editing skills; exceptional client counseling and negotiation skills; strong decision making skills and ability to respond quickly in emergency situations; demonstrated academic achievement; demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow deadlines; demonstrated ability to work well with others; and previous municipal law and/or prosecutorial work experience.
Deadline: June 18, 2018

Additional info

Job Number: 310557. Send cover letter that (1) includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and (2) specifically identifies how meet the minimum qualifications and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below; Resume; Law

Company info

Department of Human Resources
City of Chicago Department of Law
30 N. La Salle - 1640
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-744-4976