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Division Chief - Child Support Enforcement - Chicago or Springfield


Title: Division Chief - Child Support Enforcement

Division: Child Support Enforcement

Location: Chicago or Springfield

The Child Support Enforcement Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, which handles child support and government assistance cases for the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and Department of Human Services, is interviewing attorneys for the position of Division Chief. The central duties include:

  • Collaborating on complex child support, government assistance, and other issues to develop legal strategy, affirmative litigation and public policy initiatives
  • Strategizing with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and Department of Human Services on pending litigation, proposed legislation, and new administrative rules
  • Supervising the Division’s 29 trial attorneys and 3 regional supervisors in 12 regional offices throughout the State
  • Monitoring coverage of the Division’s substantial caseload—22,000 new cases each year—and reviewing all incoming administrative review cases
  • Preparing and litigating complex cases for the Division as lead attorney in both federal and state court
  • Overseeing the transfer of cases on appeal to the Civil Appeals Division

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for Division Chief must be attorneys and members of the Illinois State Bar, and have at least 10 years of litigation experience. Travel is required to handle cases in court throughout the State and help train new attorneys. Skills and experience must include knowledge of family law, civil law and procedure, judicial rules and procedures, and evidentiary rules. Strong writing and advocacy skills are required. Candidates with management experience are preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To ensure full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample 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)
attorneyhiring@atg.state.il.us


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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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