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ProfilePost-Graduate Fellowship The Fellows gain invaluable hands-on legal experience by working on complex and diverse projects with BLE Department attorneys. 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. Participants are 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 & Gang House Enforcement. Participants are also involved 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