Attorney

Persons interested in applying for employment with the Office of the State Appellate Defender should submit a resume and cover letter to the appropriate office. List of State Appellate Defender offices.
 

Chicago

The Office of the State Appellate Defender has openings for the position of Assistant Appellate Defender in Chicago. Assistant Appellate Defenders provide criminal appellate representation 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.

Application Process: Submit cover letter and resume to 1stdistrict@osad.state.il.us no later than August 10, 2020.

Start date: September 16, 2020

Starting Salary: $61,000 with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer.


Elgin

The Office of the State Appellate Defender has openings for the position of Assistant Appellate Defender in Elgin. Assistant Appellate Defenders provide criminal appellate representation 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.

Application Process: Submit cover letter and resume to 2nddistrict@osad.state.il.us no later than August 10, 2020.

Start date: September 16, 2020

Starting Salary: $61,000 with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer.


Mt. Vernon

The Office of the State Appellate Defender has openings for the position of Assistant Appellate Defender in Mt. Vernon. Assistant Appellate Defenders provide criminal appellate representation 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.

Application Process: Submit cover letter and resume to 5thdistrict@osad.state.il.us no later than August 10, 2020.

Start date: September 16, 2020

Starting Salary: $61,000 with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer.


Ottawa

The Office of the State Appellate Defender has openings for the position of Assistant Appellate Defender in Ottawa. Assistant Appellate Defenders provide criminal appellate representation 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.

Application Process: Submit cover letter and resume to 3rddistrict@osad.state.il.us no later than August 10, 2020.

Start date: September 16, 2020

Starting Salary: $61,000 with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer.


Springfield

The Office of the State Appellate Defender has openings for the position of Assistant Appellate Defender in Springfield. Assistant Appellate Defenders provide criminal appellate representation 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.

Application Process: Submit cover letter and resume to 4thdistrict@osad.state.il.us no later than August 10, 2020.

Start date: September 16, 2020

Starting Salary: $61,000 with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer.