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Assistant Attorney General - Child Support Enforcement -Joliet Office

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Child Support Enforcement

Bureau: Joliet Office

Attorneys in the Child Support Enforcement Division represent the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family and the Illinois Department of Human Services. While most of the litigation involves child support enforcement, attorneys also must handle personal injury lien recoveries, estate liens and claims, excess assistance recoveries, administrative review actions, bankruptcy cases in federal court, and miscellaneous matters. Attorneys appear in court several times a week and must be able to manage several cases during each call, and conduct formal evidentiary hearings when settlement is not reached. Attorneys also must prepare pleadings and responses to motions, and research legal issues.

Qualifications: Candidates must have excellent litigation and negotiation skills. In addition, candidates must demonstrate superior interpersonal skills as attorneys must maintain good working relationships with court officials and agency staff, as well as interact with the families needing child support enforcement services. A strong candidate will have experience in trial work, and demonstrated ability of handling a high volume of cases. Travel is required. Candidates must be licensed in Illinois at the time of application.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; salaries start at $57,000. This position is funded by IDHFS.

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter to:

Attorney Recruiting
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)

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The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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