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Assistant Attorney General - Public Interest - Workplace Rights - Chicago Office

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Interest

Bureau: Workplace Rights - Chicago

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Workplace Rights Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office is seeking attorneys to investigate and litigate complex affirmative matters that protect and advance workers’ rights in Illinois. A strong candidate will have a demonstrated interest in litigation and trial work; sound judgment and excellent research and writing skills; and a demonstrated commitment to public service.

The mission of the Workplace Rights Bureau is to protect the rights of Illinois workers through strategic and impact litigation. The Bureau carries out its affirmative work by building investigations using its subpoena power and litigating cases to end unlawful practices in the workplace and to obtain meaningful relief for Illinois workers. The Bureau often collaborates with multistate coalitions on national initiatives to protect workers nationally. The Bureau also monitors and proposes legislation concerning labor and employment issues.


Candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois at the time of application. Candidates must demonstrate excellent research and writing skills as well as a strong commitment to public service. Preferred candidates will have at least one year of litigation experience and foreign language skills.

Salary: Salary starts at $70,000.

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

Attorney Recruitment
Attn: Tierra Williams
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (fax)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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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