City of Chicago Appeals Division Accepting Applications

January 26, 2022 7:27 PM | Carson Griffis (Administrator)

The Law Department of the City of Chicago is accepting applications for an Assistant Corporation Counsel position in its Appeals Division.  The Division handles all appellate work for the City of Chicago in the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Division is comprised of a Deputy Corporation Counsel, a Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel, a Senior Counsel, and approximately eight Assistant Corporation Counsel.  Typically, each case is assigned to a single Assistant Corporation Counsel (or Senior Counsel).  The Deputy and the Chief work on every case.  The Appeals Division works cooperatively with the lower court attorneys and supervisors in drafting the appellate brief and preparing for oral argument. The Appeals Division files upwards of a hundred briefs every year on a variety of topics.

More details on how to apply for the position may be found here.

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