Assistant Appellate Defender


he Office of the State Appellate Defender has an opening for the position of Assistant Appellate Defender in Elgin (2nd District). Assistant Appellate Defenders provide criminal

sentation to indigent clients in the Illinois Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court. We are looking for attorneys with exceptional written and oral advocacy skills who bring creativity and passion to the defense of their clients. Criminal defense experience is a plus, but not a necessity. Responsibilities include reading records, conducting research, drafting briefs and other documents, and presenting oral arguments.

The Office of the State Appellate Defender is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, while providing a congenial atmosphere, a competitive compensation package and an excellent benefit plan. The successful candidate may be eligible to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Candidates should have graduated from an ABA-accredited law school and be licensed in Illinois or be able to obtain an Illinois license.

Start date: November 1, 2022

Starting salary is minimum of $64,000, based on experience, with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to 2nd by September 16, 2022.

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