Support Staff

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.

Who we are
The Office of the State Appellate Defender is a state agency that represents indigent defendants in criminal appeals. The 1st District (Chicago) Office covers cases from Cook County and we are the agency's largest office with over 90 attorneys and 20 support staff. We offer excellent benefits and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Legal Secretary-Springfield, IL

Job Responsibilities will include: importing documents into a document storage system and electronic brief bank, preparation of form documents, data entry, scanning, filing, copying, running errands and receptionist duties, as well as legal secretary responsibilities. This position is office based.

Requirements: We are looking for people with a good attitude, an ability to follow instructions, a superior work ethic, ability to troubleshoot/problem solve and the ability to work well with others. Prior experience with any of the above listed tasks is preferred but not required. Knowledge of WordPerfect a plus. Driver's license and car required.

If you think this job is for you: Submit Cover Letter and Resume to no later than July 5, 2022 at 4:30 PM. The cover letter should tell us why we should consider you for employment with our agency. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.