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Assistant Attorney General - Government Representation - Land Acquisition - Chicago Office

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Government Representation

Bureau: Land Acquisition

Location: Chicago or Springfield Office

The Land Acquisition Bureau monitors and advises Special Assistant Attorneys General in eminent domain cases pending throughout the State of Illinois. The responsibilities for this position include: (1) reviewing cases referred to the Attorney General’s Office by a state agency seeking private property for a public project prior to assignment to a Special Assistant Attorney General for the filing of a condemnation complaint; (2) reviewing and analyzing settlement recommendations from the Special Assistant Attorneys General; (3) reviewing and approving agreed acquisitions by state agencies and the title commitments for the acquired properties to ensure the State of Illinois is receiving clear title; (4) reviewing and analyzing proposed legislation that concerns land acquisitions by the State of Illinois, including special procedures the acquiring governmental agencies must follow; (5) working with the Attorney General’s Civil Appeals Division on appeals of substantive issues that arise from the Office’s eminent domain litigation; and (6) monitoring case law affecting land acquisition and eminent domain matters.

Candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and should have at least two years’ experience, preferably in the area of eminent domain or other related field such as residential and/or commercial real estate practice. Candidates should also have excellent communication and analytical skills.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, salaries start at $70,000.

To ensure full consideration, please send 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)

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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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