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Job Vacancy - Fourth District Appellate Court Research Attorney

January 02, 2023 9:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, is seeking an Appellate Court Research Attorney. 

Benefits: An attractive judicial branch benefits package is offered, including pension; medical, dental, vision and life insurance; deferred compensation; and earned leave time.

Minimum Salary: $71,737 per year

Essential Responsibilities: The Appellate Court Staff Attorney will perform legal research, analysis, and writing for the Fourth District Appellate Court.

Functions Include: Legal research and analysis of issues asserted by parties to the appeal and/or the court; review and examine briefs and records; determine relevant cases to be reviewed and/or cited; verification of jurisdiction; writing proposed dispositions, memoranda, and other documents; preparation of memoranda accompanying proposed dispositions; confer on a regular basis with judges, law clerks, and staff attorney colleagues on assignments and associated research, writing, and analysis; make recommendations to supervising attorneys and justices; remain current on legal publications, recent opinions of the Illinois Supreme and appellate courts, and other relevant state and federal cases; and perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association is required. Candidate must possess superior research, analytical, and writing skills. Candidates must have strong information technology skills including proficiency with commonly used office software such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat. Competence in the use of web-based case management software and the ability to perform legal research electronically is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time. 

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume, professional writing sample, law school transcript, and three references to:

Deadline to apply is January 6, 2023.

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