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Volunteer Law Clerk **

Company name

City of Chicago Department of Law

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

May 08,2019

Valid Through

Aug 21,2019

Posted on

Jan 03,2018

Location

Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Volunteer Law Clerk
The candidate 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. Substantive Work: Responsible for a variety of tasks, primarily drafting legislation at the request of the Mayor’s Office, City Departments, and Aldermen. Will have about 8 to 15 ordinances for which they are responsible. Legal Opinions – Legal opinions are another frequently requested product. These also can be at the request of the Mayor’s Office, City Departments, and Aldermen. State Legislation – Responsible for monitoring the State legislature and are called upon to review, analyze and, if necessary, edit or write state legislation. Legal/Legislative Consultation – Answer a variety of questions from the Mayor’s Office, City Departments, Aldermen, and others in the Law Department regarding legal issues, providing explanations and clarifications on previously implemented laws and more general research questions. Testimony – Testify in Committee Hearings on legislation prepared. Preparation of Ceremonial Resolutions – Prepare ceremonial resolutions for introduction at City Council meetings. Student and Volunteer Attorney Opportunities in Legal Counsel: Help attorneys prepare ordinances for introduction at City Council meetings and help research and provide advice in response to requests by City Departments and Officials. Attend City Council Committee meetings where proposed ordinances are debated, as well as meetings of the full City Council. Research and write ordinance drafts, legal memoranda, and ceremonial resolutions for introduction at City Council meetings.

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Send cover letter (Indicate program), resume, Law School Transcript (official or unofficial), one writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
City of Chicago Department of Law
30 N. La Salle - 1640
Chicago, IL 60602

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