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Job Vacancy - First District Appellate Court Law Clerk

February 10, 2023 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The First District Appellate Court is seeking a judicial law clerk to perform legal research, analysis and writing and to review and assist in drafting of judicial opinions, orders, and other legal documents.  The annual salary is $96,754.

Eligible applicants should have a working knowledge of, and ability to apply, federal and state laws and court decisions to pending legal cases; working knowledge of, and ability to apply, court procedures and rules of evidence; skill in providing legal research and preparing memorandum of law providing legal and procedural advice; skill in analyzing legal issues and writing persuasively; ability to communicate effectively; ability to apprise the Justice of new statutes and recent legislation changes.

To qualify for this position, the applicant must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, be admitted to the Illinois Bar, and have a minimum of one year of appellate practice experience as an appellate court clerk or attorney at a private firm or government office. Preference will be given to those individuals with either three or more years’ experience of appellate court brief writing or a criminal appellate background.

This position requires the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.  This is a professional office working environment requiring telephone usage and the ability to process written documents.  Applicant must possess the ability to travel throughout the state, including overnight stays as required.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, resume, professional writing sample, a transcript of law school grades and 2 references to:

Justice Bertina E. Lampkin, First District Appellate Court, Attn: Noreen Beirne

160 North LaSalle Street, Suite N1509, Chicago, IL 60601

This position will remain open until filled. However, those individuals submitting materials by March 2, 2023 will be given first consideration. 

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