• Full Time
  • Chicago, IL
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The City of Chicago Department of Law is hiring. Please share the following job opportunity with your alumni and association/organization members. Additional information can be found within the actual posting at  Applications must be submitted in accordance with the posting below. No email applications will be accepted.

The City of Chicago is a diverse organization and welcomes diverse applicants.

DEPARTMENT OF LAW – Assistant Corporation Counsel III, Torts Division

Number of Vacancies:  1

The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking attorneys for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel III in its Torts Division.  The Assistant Corporation Counsel’s work will focus in the Division’s Workers’ Compensation Unit representing the City of Chicago as the respondent in workers’ compensation claims filed by City of Chicago employees. The Assistant Corporation Counsel is expected to work with minimal supervision and be responsible for organizing and maintaining his/her own caseload; investigating claims; reviewing medical records, including independent medical examinations; taking depositions as needed; conducting hearings and trials before arbitrators at the Illinois Industrial Commission; writing motions and drafting opinions in support of the City’s positions; evaluating claims and litigation strategies, making recommendations, and negotiating settlements; pursuing reviews to the Commission and the Circuit Court; covering the assignment call at the Commission; communicating with Client departments and Committees; and negotiating and completing contracts for payment. on employment and personnel matters.

The following information should not be considered exhaustive. Interested applicants should read the full posting found at Number: 1673-4001A-2017).


Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school with a Juris Doctor in or before 2011 and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • experience in workers’ compensation;
  • minimum of five years of litigation experience, with a record of handling cases with increasing levels of complexity and responsibility;
  • work with medical records and witnesses;
  • exceptional research and writing skills with significant legal writing experience;
  • experience with settlement recommendations and settlement negotiations;
  • be a self-starter with the ability to work well with others and manage workflow and deadlines; and
  • class rank in the top 40% of his or her graduating law school class.

Application Process and Materials

There is a two-step application process for this position.  All application materials are due on or before September 1, 2017.

Step One:  You must submit an on-line application along with your resume at by September 1, 2017.

Step Two: In addition to the on-line application, and regardless of whether such materials were uploaded with your on-line application, the following materials must be submitted in hard copy to City of Chicago Department of Law’s Legal Recruiter, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1640, Chicago, IL 60602:

  • Cover letter that (1) includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and (2) specifically identifies how you meet the minimum qualifications and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below;
  • Resume;
  • Law school transcript (official or unofficial);
  • Two writing samples; and
  • Current printout from the Illinois ARDC website at (or your admitted state bar’s equivalent).

Failure to submit all materials will result in your application not being considered for the position.

NOTE REGARDING SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS: The foregoing materials must be submitted in person (interoffice delivery of application materials will not be accepted) or received via U.S. Mail or another similar mailing method (e.g., FedEx, UPS, DHL) at the address noted above on or before September 1, 2017; late submissions shall result in your application not being considered for the position.  Should you wish to confirm receipt of your materials, please use a traceable delivery method.

NOTE REGARDING ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Please do not submit references with your hard copy materials.  Please do not send to us any materials other than those we have specifically requested above.  Submission of references and/or additional materials with your hard copy materials other than what is specifically requested above shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

Please note that the submission deadline for both the online application and the hard-copy materials is September 1, 2017.

NOTE REGARDING QUESTIONS: If you have any questions regarding how to apply, please contact the Department of Human Resources.  Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, the Recruiting and Personnel Sections in the Department of Law are not able to take or return emails or phone calls seeking any information pertaining to the position or the process.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in the City of Chicago Department of Law.