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The Kendall County Public Defender's Office has immediate openings for an Assistant Public

Defender. Position requires an Illinois license. Attorney will handle all aspects of criminal

defense for juvenile, traffic and misdemeanor caseload. Salary is in the range of $52,000 to

$54,000 (depending on experience) plus benefits.


Send cover letter and resume, by July 23, 2021, to:

          Victoria Chuffo

          Kendall County Public Defender

          807 West John Street

          Yorkville, Illinois 60560

          Phone: (630) 553-4215

          Fax (630) 553-4963


          or, email to


Anticipated start date is August 2, 2021. Individuals who sat for the July 2021 Bar Exam are

welcome to apply.


The Kankakee County Public Defender’s Office is seeking licensed attorneys or law school graduates who anticipate being admitted to the Illinois Bar for a position as an Assistant Public Defender.  Part-time and Full-time positions may be available.

The primary duties and responsibilities include representing indigent persons charged with criminal, traffic, juvenile or juvenile abuse cases in Kankakee County.  This will include handling all aspects of the case from arraignment to trial or plea agreements, including filing motions and communicating with the defendants.

The salary range will be $50,000 to $65,000 for full-time and $32,000 to $35,000 for part-time.

Preferred qualification:  Juris Doctor in good standing with the ARDC.  Also, living in or close to Kankakee County would be preferred.

Please email your Cover Letter and Resume to Carmen Lewis, Office Manager at or mail directly to Kankakee County Public Defender’s Office, 470 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee, IL 60901


The Kane County Public Defender's Office is seeking licensed attorneys or law school graduates who anticipate being admitted to the Illinois Bar for an entry level position as an Assistant Public Defender.  Attorneys will be assigned to represent clients in traffic, criminal, juvenile, and abuse and neglect cases. 

Applicants should have strong research, writing, and negotiation skills, be able to communicate effectively with our diverse clients, and possess the ability to litigate motions and trials.  Training and continuing legal education is provided by the office.  Spanish speaking is a plus.

Salary is $54,000 per year with benefits which include health, dental, vision, and participation in IMRF. 

To be considered, please email your cover letter, resume, and references to Rachele Conant, Kane County Public Defender,