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Job Vacancy - Judicial Secretary/Law Clerk - Justice Mikva (First District)

May 28, 2024 2:47 PM | Paul Coogan (Administrator)

Justice Mary L. Mikva of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, is seeking a Judicial Secretary/Law Clerk for an opening in her chambers in Chicago. This is an in-person position. Illinois residency is required or willingness to obtain upon job offer. The salary for this position is $91,761 per year. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  The Judicial Secretary/Law Clerk will conduct legal research and draft memoranda, orders, and opinions for the Justice. Duties also include reviewing and editing the work of fellow clerks and administrative duties.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Justice Mikva generally considers applicants who graduated in the top 20% of their class from an ABA-accredited law school. Individuals who have practiced law for a year or two after law school or have other significant litigation experience are strongly preferred for this position. The ideal person will be motivated to tackle complex legal issues, skilled in legal analysis, and able to produce clear, concise writing in a collaborative environment. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time. This is a professional office working environment requiring telephone usage and the ability to process and read large volumes of written documents in electronic formats.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and references to 

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