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  • 10/01/2013 Contract Attorney Fluent in Japanese or Spanish Chicago, IL

    Miller Law LLC is looking for contract attorneys fluent in Japanese or Spanish for a large document review in an antitrust case. 

    If you are interested, please contact Matt Van Tine at mvantine@millerlawllc.com or 312-332-3400 for more information.


  • 07/14/2013 Litigation Attorney for ARDC Chicago

    The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is currently accepting applications for a full-time litigation position that is available in its Chicago office.  Responsibilities will include reviewing, analyzing and investigating complaints of professional misconduct by attorneys, facilitating attorney compliance with rules of professional conduct and prosecuting formal complaints. Litigation experience preferred. Excellent benefits. 

    Send letter, resume and writing sample to:

    Eva Tramutolo

    Director, Human Resources and

     Administrative Services

    Attorney Registration and

      Disciplinary Commission

    One Prudential Plaza

    130 East Randolph Drive, Suite 1500

    Chicago, Illinois 60601


  • 05/20/2013 Chinatown Pro Bono Clinic Intern Chicago, IL

    Part-time legal fellow

    The Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic is seeking a part-time (10-15 hours per week) legal fellow to assist with the clinic's legal and administrative tasks, and help train and supervise clinic volunteers. This is a great opportunity to gain legal experience, work intimately with lawyers, and help meet the legal needs of low-income Asian immigrants. This position will begin during either June or July. 

    The fellow will report to the Chinese American Service League's (CASL) Director of Administration. Shared office space is available at the CASL office in Chinatown, and ability to speak Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese) is highly desired. Some reading and writing ability in Chinese is also a plus. 

    Duties for the legal clinic include: Answering inquiries from potential clients; setting up for clinics; tracking open and closed cases; coordinating volunteer attorneys and volunteer translators; performing legal research under supervision of licensed attorney; and performing other administrative duties needed to support the operations of the clinic.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic at legalclinic@caslservice.org with the subject line "Legal Fellow Application".

     


  • 04/26/2013 Legal Counsel for ILHIE Chicago

    TITLE:  Legal Counsel

    ORGANIZATION:  Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority (ILHIE Authority)

     

    I. JOB DESCRIPTION

    The Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE) is a statewide, secure electronic network for sharing clinical and administrative data among health care providers in Illinois.  ILHIE allows helath care providers and professionals to exchange electronic health information in a secure environment, which helps prevent duplicate tests and prcedures, and ensure the accuracy of prescriptions and other medical orders.  The ILHIE Authority is the agency responsible the governance and operation of the ILHIE.

    The Legal Counsel reports to the Executive Director of ILHIE Authority and shall be responsible for providing legal services including providing legal advice and research on a variety of matters, advising on legal and regulatory compliance, drafting and reviewing contracts, conducting complex analysis of bills, legislation and policies, drafting legislation and policies, engaging in advocacy, evaluating liability issues and representing ILHIE Authority's interests in a variety of forums.

    The ILHIE Authority offices are located at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Stree in Chicago.

     

    II. QUALIFICATIONS

    Ten (10)+ years experience working in a government agency, prominent law firm or relevant legal department; experience from mix of professional settings preferred.  Must have experience representing health care provider, payer or health information technology entities and with a broad array of legal matters, experience with contracts and negotiation, experience with liability and risk analysis and providing effective legal analysis, ability to solve legal problemes, communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the organization.  Preferred strong knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relevant to health information technology and health information exchange, including privacy and security.  Preferred exposure to information technology legal matters.  Preferred exposure to government procurement.

     

    III. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS

    The Legal Counsel will have a broad set of responsibilities including:

    • Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
    • Advises the Authority on compliance with state and federal laws and regulations including HIPAA and state privacy laws;
    • Plans legal activities for the ILHIE Authority including drafting and negotiating participation agreements, business associate agreements and other contracts;
    • Advises management on issues invovlving legal risks and liability;
    • Consults with managment to develop appropriate solutions to internal business operations and legal needs;
    • Works effectively with state agencies and other stakeholders on legal issues affecting statewide health information technology implementation;
    • Communicates effectively with advocacy groups, constituents, providers and others;
    • Monitors, reviews, analyzes legislative bills and drafts and revises proposed legislation;
    • Participate in the Authority's strategic planning process;
    • Manages Authority's entity governance process and the exercise of administrative agency rulemaking authority
    • Researches issues and counsels ILHIE Authority managements and staff and its Board of Directors regarding those issues.

     

    IV. EDUCATION

    Required:  Law Degree.  Admitted to practice in Illinois (or qualified for reciprocal admission; no relocation benefits provided).

     

    V. HOW TO APPLY

    Please send your resume, along with a cover letter, to Illinois.hie@gmail.com. In the cover letter please indicate for which position you are applying.

    The ILHIE Authority is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 04/09/2013 Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor, Office 0f the Solicitor, Chicago Regional Office Chicago, IL

    March 20, 2013

    Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor, Office 0f the Solicitor,
    Chicago Regional Office

    The U.S. Department of Labor, Office ofthe Solicitor, is seeking a trial
    attorney for the Chicago Regional Ofñce. Must have excellent academic
    record and strong Writing and litigation skills, With at least two years post
    graduate legal Work experience. Background in employment and labor law
    preferred (eg, ERISA, OSHA, FLSA, discrimination law). U.S. citizenship
    and bar membership required. Please send cover letter with resume and
    Writing, sample to: Linda L. Kempista, Administrative Officer, Office of the
    Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, 230 South Dearborn Street, Room 844,
    Chicago, IL 60604. To be considered, all applications must be received on
    or before April 12, 2013.

    See: http://WWW.dol.gov/sol/organizatíons/regions/chí,htm


  • 04/05/2013 Patent Agent/Patent Prosecution Attorney - Electrical Engineer or Computer Science Chicago, IL

    EDWARDS WILDMAN LLP

    We are currently seeking an associate or patent agent with three to four years of experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for our Patent Practice Group in our Chicago office. A technical background and degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a similar field is required. Advanced degree preferred. Candidates must be eligible to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Excellent academics as well as strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

    Requirements:
    • Associate, technology specialist or patent agent with three to four years of experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications.
    • A technical background and degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a similar field.
    • Must be eligible to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
    • Excellent academics.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Applications for this opening will only be accepted via online self-apply (no search firm submissions accepted via this link; please see below): https://selfapply.edwardswildman.com/viRecruitSelfApply/Default.aspx

    Search firms: please contact legalrecruiting@edwardswildman.com if you'd like to work with us on this search.


  • 03/27/2013 Senior Public Service Administrator 8Ls Chicago, IL or Springfield, IL

    NOTICE OF POSTING

    ATTORNEY POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ Office of General Counsel is seeking two (2) individuals to work as Senior Public Service Administrator 8Ls. The positions are located either in Cook County (401 S. Clinton St, Chicago, Illinois) or Springfield (201 S. Grand Ave East, Springfield, IL).

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

    Subject to management approval, the incumbent plans, directs, and evaluates the contract monitoring and legal compliance program for the Office of the General Counsel; serves as legal advisor to the supervisor and the Deputy General Counsel of Administrations on all matters involved with contract monitoring and legal compliance; conducts professional legal research and provides legal interpretations and advice to staff; reviews, evaluates, and interprets federal law and regulations and additionally drafts state laws and regulations affecting the agency, including child support and Medicaid; reviews and evaluates procurements, contracts and legislative bills; assists the supervisor and the Deputy General Counsel of Administrations with analyses of complex legal issues.

    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    The minimum requirements for this position include a law degree, license to practice law in the State of Illinois, and prior experience equivalent to four (4) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization. Knowledge of Illinois state procurement code and agency specific state and federal laws, including child support, Medicaid, is desirable. Supervisory experience and skills are also desired. Requires the ability to travel.

    The Senior Public Service Administrator 8L is an exempt merit compensation position and the expected salary range is $4,295 - $10,500 monthly. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

    To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and a copy of your ARDC card to: Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Office of General Counsel, ATTN: Deputy General Counsel, 401 S. Clinton St., 7th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60607 or email to: HFS.OGC.Hearings@illinois.gov. No phone calls please.

    You need to submit only one application package. You will be considered for both positions.

    Posting closes at 5:00 PM, April 17, 2013. Applications will not be accepted after this date and time.

     

    POSTED: March 27, 2013 POSTING CLOSES: April 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM CST


  • 12/26/2012 Contract Attorney Fluent in Chinese, Korean, or Japanese Chicago, IL

    Miller Law LLC is looking for an contract attorney fluent in Chinese, Korean, or Japanese for a large document review in an antitrust case.  If you are interested, please contact Matt Van Tine at mvantine@millerlawllc.com or 312-332-3400 for more information.


  • 10/27/2012 Assistant Appellate Defender Springfield, IL

    OFFICE OF THE STATE APPELLATE DEFENDER

    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

    P0 BOX 5240

    SPRINGFIELD IL 62705-5240

    NOTICE OF VACANCY

    The Office of the State Appellate Defender has the following position available:

    Assistant Appellate Defender

    The Office of the State Appellate Defender is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Appellate Defender to represent indigent clients on appeal in the Fourth District Office located in Springfield, IL.,effective December 1, 2012.

    Excellent Benefits. E.0.E.


    Send resume, cover letter and writing sample no later than Friday, November 2, 2012, to:


    Karen Munoz, Deputy Defender

    email: 4thDistrict@osad.state.il.us


  • 10/24/2012 Sr. Counsel - Marketing Hoffman Estates, IL

    Company: Sears

    Location: Hoffman Estates, IL

    Job ID: 112211BR

    Duration: Full Time / Permanent

                        

    Sr. Counsel – Marketing

    Sears is now hiring Sr. Counsel - Marketing.

    Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    An attorney to support the marketing organizations of Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. The attorney will work on marketing and promotions, marketing claims, marketing contracts, and provide advice on marketing practices and advertising.

    RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

    • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts on behalf of Sears and Kmart
    • Provide counseling on advertising and promotions trade practice issues
    • Conduct training for marketing and merchant organizations
    • Conduct review of advertising, marketing collateral and other marketing communications
    • Advise on charitable sales promotions and other cause marketing initiatives
    • Manage state filings and legal requirements related to cause marketing programs and promotions

    CURRENT COMPETENCIES/SKILLS/LEADERSHIP SKILLS:

    • Experience with contract negotiations and drafting
    • Experience with privacy law and policy
    • Experience with State and Federal Deceptive Trade Practice law and regulation
    • Experience with social media and social commerce
    • Experience with review of advertising and marketing materials, as well as advertising claims substantiation
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Judgment, including ability to determine appropriate allocation of limited resources among competing priorities
    • Ability to partner with outside counsel and business clients to drive projects to successful conclusion
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
    • Creative problem-solving skills
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities

    PRIOR JOB EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

    • J.D. Degree Required
    • In-house experience in a consumer branded business is highly desirable
    • Combination of advertising and trade practice, 5 – 10 years

    YEARS EXPERIENCE:

    • 5 - 10 Years Experience

    PREFERRED MINIMUM EDUCATION:

    • Juris Doctorate Degree

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

    • On Occasion (Less than 5%)

    A comprehensive and competitive benefit program is designed to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Benefits eligibility depends on employment classification, location, and other variables. Benefits offered include:

    • Medical and Dental Plans
    • Health Care and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Short and Long-Term Disability
    • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
    • Business Travel Insurance
    • Merchandise Discount
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Kmart Advantage Rx
    • ConSern Loans for Education
    • Worklife Solutions
    • Voluntary Benefits
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Sears Holdings Corporation Associate Stock Purchase Plan
    • 401(k) Savings Plan
    • Vacation Time with Personal Days
    • National Holidays

    An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

     

    APPLY:

    To apply for this position, please use the link given below:

    http://appclix.postmasterlx.com/track.html?pid=ff8080813a2a9da5013a2c57ce510259&source=aabachicago


  • 10/23/2012 Sr. Counsel - Corporate Procurement/Commercial Transactions Hoffman Estates, IL

    Company: Sears

    Location: Hoffman Estates, IL

    Job ID: 113286BR

    Duration: Full Time / Permanent

     

                        

    Sr. Counsel - Corporate Procurement/Commercial Transactions

     

    Sears is now hiring a Sr. Counsel - Corporate Procurement/Commercial Transactions.

     

    Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

     

    The Senior Counsel position reports to the Assistant General Counsel-Corporate Procurement/Commercial Transactions.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    • Structure, draft, and negotiate commercial agreements
    • Provide practical legal advice that furthers business objectives
    • Identify risks inherent in contract terms and develop solutions to complex problems that mitigate risk and promote successful contract execution
    • Support Procurement team in preparing RFPs, and negotiating corporate procurement goods and services agreements
    • Provide accurate, cost-effective and timely legal support to the businesses units and procurement teams
    • Manage legal risks and assist in managing business risks and resolving pre-litigation disputes
    • Counsel and conduct training for contract processes, contract compliance and company policy

     

    JOB COMPETENCIES:

     

    • Strong working knowledge of general contract law, commercial law, and corporate law
    • Strong transactional background, including drafting and negotiating
    • Ability to work independently and to recognize areas of risk/opportunity quickly and accurately
    • Significant experience drafting and negotiating tax, benefits, human resources, and other corporate services agreements
    • -Significant experience drafting and negotiating IT agreements for procurement of hardware, software, consulting services
    • Superior oral and written communication skills
    • Strong customer service orientation
    • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work effectively on both legal and business teams
    • This position interacts regularly with business clients at all levels of management including the Executive Leadership Team, with colleagues at all levels in the Law Department, with outside counsel, and with regulatory agencies

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • At least 8 years experience in the above working knowledge areas
    • Strong contract negotiation and drafting skills
    • Experience in large corporate legal department or law firm a plus
    • Strong academic and career achievement
    • Strong customer service orientation
    • Solid ethical grounding
    • Facility with MS Word and other MS Office applications

     

    YEARS EXPERIENCE:

     

    • 5 - 10 Years’ Experience

     

    PREFERRED MINIMUM EDUCATION:

     

    • Juries Doctorate Degree

     

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    • On Occasion (Less than 5%)

     

    A comprehensive and competitive benefit program is designed to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Benefits eligibility depends on employment classification, location, and other variables. Benefits offered include:

     

    • Medical and Dental Plans
    • Health Care and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Short and Long-Term Disability
    • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
    • Business Travel Insurance
    • Merchandise Discount
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Kmart Advantage Rx
    • ConSern Loans for Education
    • Worklife Solutions
    • Voluntary Benefits
    • Commuter Benefits
    • 401(k) Savings Plan
    • Vacation Time with Personal Days
    • National Holidays

     

    An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

     

    APPLY:

     

    To apply for this position, please use the link given below:

     

    http://appclix.postmasterlx.com/track.html?pid=ff8080813a2fc400013a345205e110ab&source=aabachicago

     


  • 09/28/2012 United States Magistrate Judge Rockford, IL

    United States District Court

    Northern District of Illinois

    Position Vacancy Announcement

     

    UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

         The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is accetping applications for a full-time United States magistrate judge position in the Western Division, with the Stanley J. Roszkowski Courthouse in Rockfield, Illinois as the duty station.  The deadline for hte submission of completed applications is 4:30pm on Monday, October 15, 2012.  The filling of this position is contingent on approval by the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts.

         The duties of the position of a United States magistrate judge are demanding and wide-ranging.  They include the conduct of a most preliminary proceedings in federal criminal cases, the trial and disposition of federal misdemeanor cases upon consent of the litigants, the conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on reference from the district judges of the Court, and the trial and disposition of federal civil cases upon consent of the litigants.  The duties of the position of United States magistrate judge are specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636.

    ELIGIBILITY:  To be qualified for appointment as a United States magistrate judge, an applicant must

    1. be, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of hte highest court of a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands of the United States, and have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years;1
    2. be competent to perform all of the duties of the office; be of good moral character; be emotionally stable and mature; be committed to equal justice under the law; be in good health; be patient and courteous; and be capable of deliberation and decisiveness;
    3. be less than seventy years of age; and
    4. not be related to a judge of the district court.

    SALARY, RETIREMENT BENEFITS:  The present annual salary fo the position is $160,080.  A United States magistrate judge who retires after attaining the age of 65 years and serving at least 14 years, wehther continuously or not, shall be entitled to receive, during the remainder of the magistrate judge's lifetime, an annuity equal to the salary being received at the time the magistrate judge leaves office.2

    -------------------------------------------------

    1          Pursuant to Section 1.01(b) of the Regulations of the Judicial Conference of the United States governing the appointment of magistrate judges, the Court may substitute certain other legal experience, e.g., experience as a judge, magistrate judge, attorney for federal or state agencies, up to two years experience as a law clerk, for the required period of "active practice of law."

    2          See 28 U.S.C. § 377 for further information concerning the retirement of magistrate judges.

     

    APPLICATION & APPOINTMENT PROCESS:  Applicants are not to seek interviews with or submit letters of reference to individual judges or members of the Merit Selection Panel.  All applications must be typewritten and on the official application form.  The official form may be downloaded from the Court's web site, www.ilnd.uscourts.gov.  Copies of hte application form may also be obtained from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. District Court at 219 South Dearborn Street, Room 2050, Chicago, IL 60604 or by calling (312) 435-5359

    A Merit Selection Panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review all applications and recommend to the judges of the Court in confidence a list of the persons whom it considers best qualified.  The Court will make the appointment following an F.B.I. full-field investigation and I.R.S. tax check of the person selected to fill the position.  An affirmative action effort will be made to give due consideration to all qualified candidates, including women and members of minority groups.

     

    DEADLINE:  The original of the completed application and required waiver forms and one copy of the application and both waiver forms in PDF format must be received by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. District Court at 219 South Dearborn Street, Room 2050, Chicago, IL 60604 by 4:30p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012.  The original application must be not be bound.  Submitted applications will not be returned to applicants.

    CONFIDENTIALITY:  All applications will be kept confidential, except as necessary for the Merit Selection Panel to perform its duties, and all applications will be examined only by members of the Merit Selection Panel and district judges of the District Court.


  • 09/23/2012 Legal Professional for Trial Preparation Chicago, then Michigan

    The Gnoesis Group is looking for a legal professional to assist with trial preparation.

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The Gnoesis Group is working with a law firm based in Michigan that is in need of immediate help from a legal professional who is fluent in Japanese.  This person is needed to support their trial prep for the next few months, and then be with them during the trial which is anticipated to last 6 weeks.  This person can work remotely for the next few months, and then would need to be able to work in Michigan during the trial (expenses reimbursed).  At this point, the hourly rate is still negotiable. Interviews for this full-time project will begin very shortly. 

     

    HOW TO APPLY & CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Interested persons should contact Daniel E. Deal via email or telephone.  His contact information is provided below.

     

    Daniel E. Deal
    Vice President

    Direct  231.922.9395
    Mobile 816.519.4258

    ddeal@gnoesisgroup.com
    http://gnoesisgroup.com

     


  • 08/14/2012 Sr. Counsel - Intellectual Property Hoffman Estates, IL

    Sears is now hiring a Sr. Counsel - Intellectual Property.

     

    Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

     

    The Senior Counsel – Intellectual Property reports to the Associate General Counsel- Strategic Transactions.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

     

    The Senior Counsel – Intellectual Property is accountable for a variety of intellectual property and transactional work, including:

     

    • Providing practical legal advice that furthers business strategies/objectives
    • Providing assistance on trademark, copyright, domain name and other Intellectual Property matters
    • Review and resolve claims of non-patent IP infringement
    • Structuring and negotiating a variety of transactions
    • Drafting contracts for the license of Sears Holdings intellectual property
    • Counseling business teams on legal and compliance matters relating to transactions, including antitrust issues
    • Managing legal and business risks

     

    JOB COMPETENCIES:

     

    • Strong working knowledge of intellectual property; in particular experience with large trademark portfolios
    • Ability to work independently as a legal project leader
    • Experience working effectively with senior level management
    • Experience with patent matters a plus
    • Ability quickly and accurately to recognize areas of risk/opportunity
    • Excellent communication skills, both speaking and writing
    • Strong customer service orientation
    • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
    • Works well on both legal and business teams
    • Asks "why" at the right times and knows how to develop the answer

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Four to seven years’ experience as a intellectual property/transactional lawyer in a top tier law firm or law department
    • Trademark, Copyright, and Domain Name experience
    • Strong contract negotiation and drafting skills
    • Demonstrated exceptional achievement
    • Strong academic achievement

     

    YEARS EXPERIENCE:

     

    • 5 - 10 Years’ Experience

     

    PREFERRED MINIMUM EDUCATION:

     

    • Juries Doctorate Degree

     

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    • On Occasion (Less than 5%)

     

    A comprehensive and competitive benefit program is designed to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Benefits eligibility depends on employment classification, location, and other variables. Benefits offered include:

     

    • Medical and Dental Plans
    • Health Care and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Short and Long-Term Disability
    • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance
    • Business Travel Insurance
    • Merchandise Discount
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Kmart Advantage Rx
    • ConSern Loans for Education
    • Worklife Solutions
    • Voluntary Benefits
    • Commuter Benefits
    • 401(k) Savings Plan
    • Vacation Time with Personal Days
    • National Holidays

     

    An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

     

    APPLY:

     

    To apply for this position, please use the link given below:

     

    http://appclix.postmasterlx.com/track.html?pid=ff80808138e106a60138e322cd6e04f6&source=aabachicago


  • 08/01/2012 Associate General Counsel Chicago

    Associate General Counsel- Chicago

    If working for a dynamic, progressive, forward-thinking organization sounds interesting, look to Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. For nearly 80 years, the Blue Cross Blue Shield brand has been an innovator in the ever-changing health care landscape. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is the strategic leader behind 38 Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans - which provide health care coverage to nearly 100 million Americans. We now have an opportunity available at our downtown Chicago headquarters.

    Responsible for assisting the Senior Associate General Counsel, this individual is part of the Legal Department that provides professional legal services to internal and external clients. Primary focus of this position is provision of legal and, where needed, litigation support to primary internal clients.

    Internal Clients would include the following: Inter-Plan Programs, Inter-Plan Teleprocessing System (ITS), Information Technology, the Office of Clinical Affairs, Finance and Administration, Internal Procurement, and Human Resources. Additionally, the position provides business proposal and contract review for the Strategic Services and Business Development contracting efforts. Finally, the position serves as internal consultant and/or subject matter expert to provide advice or training to BCBSA and Plan personnel, as needed.  

     

    Job Requirements

    Required Basic Qualifications:

    • A law degree, admission to a state bar.
    • A minimum of three years’ legal practice experience.
    • Experience in such fields as contracts, corporate law, HIPAA/privacy, litigation, and health insurance law.

    Preferred Basic Qualifications:

    • Proven ability in legal research, analysis and drafting.
    • An awareness of the legal environment in which Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans and the Association operate.
    • Strong organizational and quantitative skills as well as demonstrated ability in project and time management.
    • Ability to maintain a strong presence in client meetings, while representing the Association’s interests through professional communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Ability to work with top management within the Association and the Blue Plans through a responsive client-oriented approach.
    • Knowledge of administrative and antitrust law, ERISA, HIPAA/privacy law, health care reform, and corporate governance

    We're committed to each and every one of our 1000+ strategic thinkers that we employ - the best in the health insurance industry. We offer a dynamic work environment, competitive salaries, great benefits, work/family balance, a diverse workplace, and much more! Bring your skills and talents to an organization committed to providing the most advanced technology and services. If you are interested, please go to our website at www.bcbsa.jobs  Apply to job # 12-0099

    Our offices are located at 225 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

     

    EOE

     

    Apply Online: http://www.Click2Apply.net/vddcft7


     


  • 07/25/2012 US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Northern Illinois

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Max Gleischman (Durbin)

    Contact: Andrew Flach (Kirk)

    July 23, 2012

     

    DURBIN AND KIRK: APPLICATION FOR US ATTORNEY FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS NOW ONLINE

     

    [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) today announced that the application for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois is now online.

     

    Prospective applicants can download the application at www.durbin.senate.gov, www.kirk.senate.gov or by clicking here or here. Applications must be returned by Friday, August 31, 2012.

     

    The Screening, Recommendation and Nomination Process:

    A screening committee will conduct an open application process and will screen applicants with the goal of recommending candidates of top quality and integrity to Senators Durbin and Kirk. That committee was announced last week.  Names and biographies of the screening committee members are included below.

     

    The Senators will then review the screening committee’s recommendations, conduct interviews of finalists and – in consultation with one another – agree on a list of names to provide to the White House.

     

    Once the President submits a nomination to the U.S. Senate, the nominee will be reviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Senator Durbin is a member, and will receive a vote in the committee.  The approval of both home state Senators is required for the Senate Judiciary Committee to take up and consider any U.S. Attorney nominee.  If a nomination is approved by the Judiciary Committee, the nomination will be sent to the full Senate for consideration. 

     

    On average, it takes between two and four months to confirm a U.S. Attorney once that nomination is sent to the Senate.

     

    Until a new U.S. Attorney is confirmed by the Senate, Gary Shapiro will serve as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

     

    Screening Committee for the Northern District of Illinois:

     

    The Honorable David H. Coar (Ret.) (Co-Chair)Judge Coar served as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois for sixteen years.   He had previously served the Northern District for eight years as a United States Bankruptcy Judge and for three years as a United States Bankruptcy Trustee.  Judge Coar taught for over a decade at DePaul University College of Law as an Associate Professor of Law and additionally served as Associate Dean.  He has also worked in private practice and as an arbitrator.  Judge Coar received his B.A. from Syracuse University, his J.D. from Loyola University Law School, and his L.L.M. from Harvard Law School.  He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserves.   

     

    The Honorable Mark Filip (Co-Chair): Mr. Filip is currently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices. He previously served as the United States Deputy Attorney General, after being unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in 2008. He served as Acting Attorney General for the new administration after January 20, 2009, until Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder was confirmed. Prior to his tenure at the Department of Justice, Filip was a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois after being confirmed 96-0 by the U.S. Senate. He also worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (1995-1999). He has taught at the University of Chicago Law School and Northwestern University School of Law. He received a B.A. from the University of Illinois, a B.A. from the University of Oxford and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he also served as Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

     

    Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) ScottMs. Scott currently works in the Chicago office of Kaye Scholer LLP, where she serves as the Chicago Co-Chair of the firm’s white collar litigation and internal investigations practice.  From 1987 to 2003, she worked as a federal criminal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, serving in various management positions including Chief of the General Crimes Section.  After her service at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she served as Executive Inspector General for the Office of Governor of Illinois (2003-2005).  She also served for four years in the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago (1983-1987).  She has taught as an adjunct instructor at Northwestern University School of Law, the University of Chicago Law School, and The John Marshall School of Law.  She received her B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington.  

     

    Christina Egan: Ms. Egan currently works in the Chicago office of McGuireWoods LLP as a partner in the firm’s Government Regulatory and Criminal Investigations Department. Ms. Egan spent ten years as a federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Illinois (2002-2012), where she served as a Deputy Chief of the Narcotics and Gangs Section for the last four years. Prior to her service in the U.S. Attorney's office she was in private practice in Chicago. She is an instructor at Northwestern University School of Law and has lectured at the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Department of Justice. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D.from Northwestern University School of Law.

     

    Terence MacCarthy: Mr. MacCarthy served for 42 years as the Executive Director of the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois, stepping down in 2009.  He continues to provide training and continuing legal education for attorneys in the Federal Defender Program in the Northern District and across the country.  Over his career he has lectured in all 50 states and over a dozen foreign countries, and has taught for the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the State of Illinois Attorney General’s Office.  He is a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section, and has served on the ABA’s Board of Governors.  He received his B.A. from St. Joseph’s College and his J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law. 

     

    Lawrence Oliver II: Mr. Oliver currently serves as Chief Counsel, Investigations at The Boeing Company. Prior to joining Boeing, he was a partner at the firm of Perkins Coie in Chicago. Mr. Oliver was also a federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Illinois. Before his work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Oliver was an attorney at Skadden Arps et. al in Chicago. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Illinois. He served on the Illinois Reform Commission and the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission where he fought to advance campaign finance reform and against public corruption. He received his B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University and his J.D. from Detroit College of Law after graduating first in his class.

     


  • 07/21/2012 Disability Officer / City of Chicago Chicago

    City of Chicago

    Department of Human Resources

     

    Number of Positions:  1 

    Under direction, oversees the administration of the City’s Reasonable Accommodation Program, and performs related duties as required.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    • Manages the City’s reasonable accommodation process by reviewing requests for accommodations, consulting with various personnel (e.g. employees, applicants, medical professionals, etc.) to determine the validity of requests, and ensuring that all supporting documentation is submitted.  Conducts research to explore cost effective accommodation alternatives and options that reduce undue financial hardship for the City and grants or denies accommodation requests and prepares written reports supporting decisions
    • Oversees the investigation of disability related discrimination complaints ensuring complaints and concerns are received and addressed in a timely manner and supervises the preparation of summary reports and recommendations
    • Develops and updates policies, procedures and training materials concerning the accommodation request process and disability issues
    • Ensures that all medical related information is maintained in accordance with HIPAA standards
    • Conducts regular follow-up on the status of approved accommodation requests
    • Responds to requests for information resulting from appeals made from various agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Human Rights or the Chicago  Commission on Human Relations)
    • Stays abreast of federal, state and local laws, as well as court cases, trends and products and services related to the provision of reasonable accommodations 
    • Manages program budget to ensure approved accommodation requests comply with established guidelines
    • Manages the case file system ensuring compliance with laws governing confidentiality (e.g., HIPAA, Title I of ADA, etc.)
    • Prepares program reports (e.g., statistical, trend analysis, etc.)
    • Other related duties as required

     

    THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE.

     

     

    Applications must be submitted at:  www.cityofchicago.org/careers

    Application period: July 23, 2012 through August 6, 2012

    Annual salary range $70,000.00 to $90,000.00

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school; admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705); plus two years of professional work experience handling employment matters. 

    Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

     

    Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications

    • Applicant must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree and be admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois or admitted in another state.
    • Preference may be given to applicants with experience managing ADA cases or reasonable accommodation requests.

     

    Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.       

     

    NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable. 

      

    NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields. 

     

    SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

    This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment test as part of the interview.  The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

     

    VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:  The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering "yes" or "no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?"  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

     

    Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applications will be accepted. 

     

    Residency Requirement:  An employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago.  Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.

     

    If you are disabled and require a reasonable accommodation to file your application, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312-744-4976, TTY: 312-744-5035.  You will be required to provide information regarding your request. 

     

    ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

                                     

    City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

                                  

    City of Chicago                                        Department of Human Resources

    Rahm Emanuel, Mayor                             Soo Choi, Commissioner

     

    ***Interested applicants MUST apply online at:

     www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS      


  • 07/21/2012 Senior Counsel - Social Commerce - Sears Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

    Company: Sears
    Location: Hoffman Estates, IL USA - 60179
    Job ID: 110582BR
    Type/Duration: Full Time / Permanent
    Apply Link: http://appclix.postmasterlx.com/track.html?pid=ff8080813831ee6f013834412c890761&source=aabachicago

     

    Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The Senior Counsel position reports to the Associate General Counsel-Strategic Transactions.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide legal counseling to Shop Your Way team

    • Monitor terms and conditions of the overall SYWRewards program

    • Structure, draft, and negotiate commercial agreements

    • Provide practical legal advice that furthers business objectives

    • Identify risks inherent in contract terms and develop solutions to complex problems that mitigate risk and promote successful contract execution

    • Manage legal risks and assist in managing business risks and resolving pre-litigation disputes.

    • Counsel and conduct training for business team

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Review SYWR emails, coupons, social media and texting offers to members and all other relevant marketing collateral

    • Day to day counseling on marketing offers, social media, and SMS texting

    • Review all promotions and sweepstakes

    • Counsel on sweepstakes

    • Draft SYWR inter-company retail agreements and national, regional, and local/small-business external Retail Establishment agreements

    • Draft and revise Member facing program Terms and conditions

    • Counsels business teams on legal and compliance matters relating to loyalty program issues

    • Directs and conducts legal due diligence efforts

    • Manages legal and business risks

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience with loyalty programs

    • Experience with marketing issues

    • Experience with contract negotiations and drafting

    • Experience with privacy law and policy

    • Experience with state and federal deceptive trade practice law and regulation

    • Experience with SMS texting

    • Strong analytical skills

    • Judgment, including ability to determine appropriate allocation of limited resources among competing priorities

    • Strong organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet short deadlines

    • Strong working knowledge of customer loyalty programs

    • Ability to work independently as a legal project leader

    • Experience working effectively with senior level management

    • Ability quickly and accurately to recognize areas of risk/opportunity

    • Strong customer service orientation

    • Excellent communication skills, both speaking and writing

    • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills

    • Works well on both legal and business teams

    • Asks "why" at the right times and knows how to develop the answer

    • Combination of advertising and trade practice, 5 – 10 years. In-house experience in a consumer branded business is highly desirable

    • Demonstrated exceptional achievement

    • Juris Doctorate Degree Preferred

     

    A comprehensive and competitive benefit program is designed to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Benefits eligibility depends on employment classification, location, and other variables. Benefits offered include:

    • Medical and Dental Plans

    • Health Care and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts

    • Short and Long-Term Disability

    • Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance

    • Business Travel Insurance

    • Merchandise Discount

    • Adoption Assistance

    • Kmart Advantage Rx

    • ConSern Loans for Education

    • Worklife Solutions

    • Voluntary Benefits

    • Commuter Benefits

    • Sears Holdings Corporation Associate Stock Purchase Plan

    • 401(k) Savings Plan

    • Vacation Time with Personal Days

    • National Holidays

     

    An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


  • 07/21/2012 Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/Senior Chicago

    Description


    Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/Senior Department of Law Collections, Ownership, and Administrative Litigation Division – Administrative Hearings Unit


    The City of Chicago's Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor/Senior in the Administrative Hearings Unit of the Collections, Ownership and Administrative Litigation Division. This Senior Counsel oversees the litigation of Municipal Code violations at the Department of Administrative Hearings; supervises Assistant Corporation Counsels, Law Clerks and support staff assigned to the Administrative Hearings Unit; and handles a wide variety of matters that arise in the context of administrative prosecutions. The Administrative Hearings Unit prosecutes ordinance violations written by the Departments of Police, Transportation, and Animal Care and Control, and also handles the vehicle impoundment call, the gun registration call, and the wage garnishment call, as well as parade permit and public assembly denial hearings. The Senior Counsel's duties include scheduling coverage of hearing rooms; reviewing and assessing cases; drafting and editing motions; supervising, observing, and conducting hearings; communicating with other City departments and Aldermen; coordinating with the Department of Administrative Hearings; handling inquiries from the public and from respondents; reviewing, drafting and commenting on proposed ordinances and legislation; creating prosecution strategies and enforcement techniques; reviewing decisions of administrative law judges for possible appeal by the City or defense of administrative review complaints filed by respondents; maintaining and compiling statistics and productivity reports; and training attorneys and law clerks. The Senior Counsel also develops work standards and evaluates job performance of attorneys and support staff; participates in the planning and preparation of the division's annual budget; creates policies and procedures to address the needs of City departments served by the division, and undertakes other duties as directed by the Chief and Deputy of the division.

    Qualifications


    Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school on or before June 2004; admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705); a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible legal experience as a licensed, practicing attorney.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


    •    Knowledge of the principles and practice of civil and administrative law

    •    Demonstrated ability to supervise attorneys and staff and oversee projects

    •    Skill in analysis, evaluation, decision‐making, delegation, and followup

    •    Ability to develop and implement standards, policies and procedures for City departments and
    agencies

    •    Ability to manage high‐volume litigation and create and implement case management
    procedures

    •    Strong analytical reasoning, trial advocacy, negotiation, legal research, and oral and written
    communication skills

    •    Skill in the application of legal principles and concepts to specialized areas of law

    •    Knowledge of principles, standards, and ethics of criminal prosecution

    •    Knowledge of trial practice and procedure and evidentiary rules

    •    Strong organizational skills and ability to carefully attend to detail and handle varied matters
    with short deadlines

    •    Ability to work and communicate well with others, including members of the public and pro se
    litigants

    •    Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative on assigned tasks

    •    Ability to set priorities and monitor and control workflow deadlines

    •    Ability to exercise sound professional judgment and discretion

    •    Ability to teach trial practice skills and edit legal documents

    •    Ability to use computer databases and programs


    Application Process and Materials


    There is a two‐step application process for this position.

    Step One: To apply for this position, you must submit an on‐line application on the City of Chicago’s
    webpage at www.cityofchicago.org/careers by July 13, 2012.


    Step Two: In addition to the online application you must submit, the following materials must also be submitted in hard copy to City of Chicago, Department of Law's Legal Recruiter, 30 N. La Salle Street, Suite 1640, Chicago, IL 60602:


    •    Cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above;

    • Resume;

    •    Law school transcript;

    •    Two writing samples; and

    •    Copy of your ARDC card (or your admitted state bar's equivalent)


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

    NOTE: The foregoing materials must be submitted in person or postmarked on or before July 18, 2012; late submissions shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

    Please note that the online application submission deadline is July 13, 2012 and the required hard copy materials submission deadline is July 18, 2012.

     

    Writing Samples


    All writing samples submitted in consideration for employment must comply with the following criteria:

    1. Each writing sample submitted must be no less than five (5) pages and no more than twenty (20) pages.

    2. Each writing sample must be written by the applicant within two years of submission.

    3. Each writing sample must be accompanied by a cover page explaining:

    a. the sample's original purpose, i.e., a writing class, moot court brief, memorandum for an employer;

    b. when and for whom the sample was written;

    c. the extent of editing by any third party;

    d. if the writing sample is an excerpt from a larger document, identify that larger document and provide context, if necessary.

    If an applicant chooses to submit a writing sample containing confidential or privileged information, the applicant must identify the steps taken (redactions, name changes or consent from the client or employer) to preserve the confidential or privileged nature of the document.


  • 06/29/2012 Assistant Corporation Counsel – Revenue Litigation Chicago

    The City of Chicago's Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel in its Revenue Litigation Division. The Revenue Litigation Division handles tax assessments that are litigated in the Department of Administrative Hearings and/or state or federal court; litigates declaratory judgment actions concerning issues such as the enforcement or validity of various taxes, fees and other revenue measures; drafts legislation concerning taxes, fees and other revenue measures; drafts regulations, rulings and opinion letters; and advises other City departments, including the Finance Department and Budget Office, on City ordinances, along with state and federal statutes and constitutional issues.

    To apply for this position, you must submit an on-line application on the City of Chicago’s webpage at www.cityofchicago.org/careers by July 10, 2012.

    The required hard copy materials submission deadline is July 16, 2012.


  • 06/27/2012 Counsel-Commercial/Transactional – Abbott Laboratories Lake County, IL (Waukegan or Lake Forest)

    Resumes and deal sheets may be sent to Rana.Vanstan@abbott.com, but also should be submitted through the www.abbott.com website under the Careers tab with the reference number: 115535BR or by following this link:

    https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=281&siteid=50&jobid=872141&Codes=ABB

    Seeking a Counsel to support Abbott’s StarLIMS, Animal Health and Point of Care Divisions in Lake County, IL. In addition, attorney will handle overflow from Abbott’s Diagnostic Division. Attorney responsible for negotiating, drafting and reviewing an extensive range of business and technology transactions including agreements relating to software licensing, sales, distribution, promotion, research and development, intellectual property licensing, purchase/supply and manufacturing. The position will also include counseling clients with respect to compliance with a wide range of U.S. laws.

    Strong drafting, negotiating and client communication skills required to: (i) identify moderately complex legal issued related to assigned matters, develop alternative solutions and implement resolutions, and (ii) negotiate independently on significant matters and areas of importance to senior management. Successful candidate must possess a JD degree, state bar certification, 6 to 10 years of experience in corporate and commercial law and a record of demonstrated success in counseling clients on a range of business and technology transactions at a major law firm and/or corporation. Experience in the medical device, veterinary or pharmaceutical industry is a plus but not required.


  • 06/27/2012 Attorney – University of Illinois Chicago

    The position provides leadership and oversight for the programs and services of the Student Legal Service. Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Applicants must be licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Illinois. A minimum of six years experience in general legal practice including courtroom experience is required. Legal research skills and knowledge of a variety of areas of law including consumer, criminal, landlord/tenant, contract, and traffic law is required. Effective supervisory, leadership, managerial, communication, and consulting skills are essential. The ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external constituencies is necessary. Experience working in a higher education environment and involvement in professional organizations and activities are preferred.

     

    For fullest consideration, submit your cover letter, resume, and transcripts along with contact information of three references at: https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=20352

    by August 3, 2012. 

     

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 06/27/2012 Assistant Corporation Counsel, Real Estate Division – City of Chicago Department of Law Chicago, IL

    The Assistant Corporation Counsel will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel of the RE Division, and will be given a high level of responsibility for handling transactional matters, including: drafting ordinances, redevelopment agreements, purchase and sale agreements, intergovernmental agreements, leases, easement agreements,  rights of entry, and other transactional documents; investigating ownership and title matters; reviewing environmental reports and appraisals; preparing ancillary closing documents; advising City departments on zoning, landmarks and procedural matters relating to the sale and development of land, and City requirements applicable thereto, including MBE/WBE and City resident hiring, prevailing wage requirements, executive orders and other generally applicable municipal laws.

    There is a two-step application process for this position.

     

    Step One: To apply for this position, you must submit an on-line application on the City of Chicago’s webpage at www.cityofchicago.org/careers by June 28, 2012.

     

    Step Two:  In addition to the on-line application, the following materials must be submitted in hard copy to the City of Chicago Department of Law's Legal Recruiter, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1640, Chicago, IL 60602:

     

    • Cover letter explaining how you meet the above qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities;
    • Resume;
    • Law school transcript;
    • Two writing samples; and
    • Copy of your ARDC card (or your admitted state bar's equivalent)

     

    NOTE: The foregoing hard copy materials must be submitted in person or postmarked on or before July 3, 2012; late submissions shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

     

    Please note that the online application submission deadline is June 28, 2012 and the required hard copy materials submission deadline is July 3, 2012.


  • 05/31/2012 Chicago Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Associate Opening- Schiff Hardin Chicago

    Schiff Hardin’s Chicago office is seeking an associate with four to seven years (2005 to 2008 J.D.) of estate planning/administration experience for its private clients, trusts and estates practice group.  The position will include a variety of wealth transfer matters, including testamentary planning, gift planning using irrevocable trusts and leveraged transfer techniques, estate and trust administration, business succession and tax planning and multigenerational family wealth transfer.  Strong writing skills and academics are required.  Admission to Illinois bar is preferred. 

    All inquiries will be held in strictest confidence.  Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and transcript to Angela Cascella, Schiff Hardin LLP, 233 South Wacker Drive Suite 6600, Chicago, IL 60606. FAX: 312-258-5600, EMAIL: acascella@schiffhardin.com.

    Schiff Hardin LLP is a general practice law firm with offices in Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Lake Forest, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. 

    http://www.schiffhardin.com/


  • 05/31/2012 Assistant Corporation Counsel, Real Estate Division – City Chicago

    The Assistant Corporation Counsel will represent the City in eminent
    domain proceedings, zoning board of appeals contests, Special
    Assessment Area collections issues, and general litigation. The
    Assistant Corporation Counsel will also be responsible for assisting
    the Department of Transportation in the administration of Special
    Assessment Areas.

    There is a two-step application process for this position.

    Step One: To apply for this position, you must submit an
    on-line application on the City of Chicago’s webpage at
    www.cityofchicago.org/careers by June 1, 2012.

    Step Two:  In addition to the on-line application, the following
    materials must be submitted in hard copy to the City of Chicago
    Department of Law's Legal Recruiter, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1640,
    Chicago, IL 60602:

    • Cover letter explaining how you meet the above qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Resume
    • Law school transcript;
    • Two writing samples; and
    • Copy of your ARDC card (or your admitted state bar's equivalent)

     


  • 05/31/2012 Assistant U.S. Attorney - Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Southern District of Illinois Fairview Heights, Illinois

    Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.

    Thank you for your help in disseminating these vacancy announcements.  These and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.

    ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
    UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 
    Southern District of Illinois
    Vacancy Announcement 12-SDIL-04

    About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Illinois (SDIL), is a fast-paced, collegial, and energetic office which seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and in the representation of the United States of America. Our main office is located in Fairview Heights, and our branch offices are located in Benton (staffed office near the Benton courthouse) and East St. Louis (where we maintain a small work space in the federal courthouse). The office presently employs 30 attorneys and 26 support staff.

    The Southern District of Illinois is comprised of the lower 38 counties of the State of Illinois and has a population of approximately 1.2 million. Our most populous counties, Madison and St. Clair, are adjacent to the Mississippi River and are within the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area.

    Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The USAO has a position available for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in our Fairview Heights office within the Civil Division. The work of the Civil Division mirrors the varied activities of the federal government and offers perhaps the most challenging and diverse caseload of any law office, public or private, in the country. Civil Division AUSAs handle virtually every conceivable variety of affirmative and defensive civil cases at both the trial and appellate level, involving matters such as health care (medical malpractice claims arising out of treatment at a Veterans Hospital or other federally-supported health facilities), commercial, civil rights (Bivens actions), environmental, false claims, challenges to administrative or regulatory actions, novel constitutional claims, and immigration matters, thus, it work comprises all types of tort and other claims against the sovereign, its agencies and agents.

    Qualifications: Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction.

    Preferred qualifications: Admission to the Illinois bar is not required but is preferred. Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of post-J.D. litigation experience and have demonstrated excellence in both civil trials and appeals. Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability, good judgment, and superior communication and courtroom skills. Applicants should have a strong background in medical malpractice litigation (either as a plaintiff's attorney or defense attorney). Prior experience in Federal tort claims and qui tam actions is desired. Applicants must be team players who exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.

    Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail, and word processing systems.

    It is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials.

    Travel: The position is based in Fairview Heights. Occasional travel to the USAO's Benton office and to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals based in Chicago may be required. Occasional travel elsewhere for training will be required.

    Salary Information: Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined, based in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $44,581 to $117,994 plus locality pay where authorized.

    Duty/ Position Location: Fairview Heights, Illinois

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Application Process and Deadline Date:

    Cover letter, resume and writing sample may be submitted by e-mail to:
    Lindsey.Lester@usdoj.gov

    or by mail to the following address:

    Lindsey Lester-Brutscher
    Administrative Officer
    United States Attorney's Office
    Southern District of Illinois
    Nine Executive Drive
    Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1344

    No telephone calls will be accepted. Position is open until filled, but no later than June 15, 2012.

    Internet Sites: The home page for the USAO-SDIL may be accessed at:
    http://www.justice.gov/usao/ils/

    This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html

    Department Policies: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.

    All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis. Temporary appointments may, or may not, be extended or made permanent without further competition.

    The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

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  • 05/30/2012 Senior Attorney Litigation-Metra Chicago, Illinois

    Reporting directly to the General Counsel and the Senior Director, Litigation, represents Metra in legal actions in State and Federal courts, primarily in Civil Rights, FELA, and Personal Injury matters. Defends and prosecutes assigned litigation files, both individually and on assigned litigation teams. Responds to internal requests for legal opinions. May supervise and train attorneys and paralegals in litigation functions. Coordinates investigation and settlement with Risk Management Department. Advises other departments on legal matters. Oversees any lawsuit, as assigned. Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

    Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

    • Must possess a J.D. Degree.
    • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible litigation experience.
    • Must have been the primary attorney responsible for lawsuits involving FELA, railroad crossing accidents, personal injury litigation or related experience, and have favorable results on dispositive motions.
    • First chair in at least five (5) jury trials to verdict in high exposure cases (e.g. wrongful death; serious bodily injury), and have attained favorable verdicts.
    • Must have at least ten (10) jury trials to verdict and favorable results.
    • Must have appellate experience.        
    • Must possess all appropriate licenses and certifications (Illinois Supreme Court of U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois).
    • Must be eligible for admission to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Court and for certification from the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar.
    • Must have good organizational skills and familiarity with computer based legal research plus Corel WordPerfect and/or Microsoft Word.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
    • Response Information: If you are interested in applying for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to: jobs@metrarr.com


  • 05/11/2012 Blue Cross Blue Shield Association - Associate General Counsel Chicago

    If working for a dynamic, progressive, forward-thinking organization sounds interesting, look to Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. For nearly 80 years, the Blue Cross Blue Shield brand has been an innovator in the ever-changing health care landscape. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is the strategic leader behind 38 Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans - which provide health care coverage to nearly 100 million Americans. We now have an opportunity available at our downtown Chicago headquarters.

    Responsible for assisting the Senior Associate General Counsel, this individual is part of the Legal Department that provides professional legal services to internal and external clients. Primary focus of this position is provision of legal and, where needed, litigation support to primary internal clients..

    Internal Clients would include the following: Inter-Plan Programs, Inter-Plan Teleprocessing System (ITS), Information Technology, the Office of Clinical Affairs, Finance and Administration, Internal Procurement, and Human Resources. Additionally, the position provides business proposal and contract review for the Strategic Services and Business Development contracting efforts. Finally, the position serves as internal consultant and/or subject matter expert to provide advice or training to BCBSA and Plan personnel, as needed.  

    Required Basic Qualifications:

    • A law degree, admission to a state bar.
    • A minimum of three years’ legal practice experience.
    • Experience in such fields as contracts, corporate law, HIPAA/privacy, litigation, and health insurance law.

    Preferred Basic Qualifications:

    • Proven ability in legal research, analysis and drafting.
    • An awareness of the legal environment in which Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans and the Association operate.
    • Strong organizational and quantitative skills as well as demonstrated ability in project and time management.
    • Ability to maintain a strong presence in client meetings, while representing the Association’s interests through professional communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Ability to work with top management within the Association and the Blue Plans through a responsive client-oriented approach.
    • Knowledge of administrative and antitrust law, ERISA, HIPAA/privacy law, health care reform, and corporate governance

    We're committed to each and every one of our 1000+ strategic thinkers that we employ - the best in the health insurance industry. We offer a dynamic work environment, competitive salaries, great benefits, work/family balance, a diverse workplace, and much more! Bring your skills and talents to an organization committed to providing the most advanced technology and services. If you are interested, please go to our website at www.bcbsa.jobs  Apply to job # 12-0099

    Our offices are located at 225 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

    EOE

    Apply Here: http://www.click2apply.net/rk8t28y


  • 03/22/2012 Director Risk Management - Metra Chicago

    Reporting directly to the Senior Director, Litigation & Risk Management, manages a comprehensive risk management program, including supervision of all Metra and PSA claims, and all casualty and property related insurance purchases. Has oversight for the marketing and placement of all risk related insurance coverages, including the placement of multiple high-limit coverages domestically and in Bermuda/Europe. Ensures protection of corporate assets from accidental loss, including compliance with all Medicare/CMS guidelines regarding reimbursement of conditional payments and funding of future set-asides. Serves as Metra’s Fund Advisor to the RTA Loss Financing Plan and provides direction to the RTA regarding the purchase of high-limit casualty insurance for all service boards. Monitors Metra litigation, and approves settlements within authority limits as defined by ordinance. Directs, monitors and attends claims and investigation activities at accident scenes. Performs other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

    If you are interested in applying for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to: jobs@metrarr.com

    For more information, please visit: http://metrarail.com/content/metra/en/home/utility_landing/employment/career_opportunities.html


  • 02/16/2012 Legal Recruiter – Inside Edge Legal (Major, Lindsey & Africa) Chicago

    Job Type: Full Time

    Inside Edge Legal, (IEL) is an MLA Legal LLC Company, established as an affiliate of Major, Lindsey & Africa®  the world’s leading legal search firm, and a member of the Allegis Group, Inc., the largest staffing company in the United States. A leading provider of recruiting and staffing services in the legal industry is currently seeking a career oriented individual for an opportunity as an in-house Recruiter for our Chicago office. Please see full description on our website at www.insideedgelegal.com or www.mlaglobal.com . Please send resume and cover letter to nrogers@mlaglobal.com.



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CLE

Date CLE Location

CLE

  • 06/13/2014 - 11:30am AABA Chicago 2014 CLE Conference

  • 10/25/2012 - 12:57pm AABA Chicago Sponsors Asian American Institute's Poll Monitor Training 6-7:30pm Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP

  • 02/01/2012 - 6:00pm CEO/General Counsel Panel: Diversity in the Workplace & When Hiring Outside Counsel

  • 12/06/2011 - 1:30pm New Lawyer's Guide on How to Practice in Federal Court Dirksen Federal Building, Chicago

  • 10/11/2011 - 6:30pm How to Become a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Wildman Harrold, Chicago

  • 06/16/2011 - 7:00pm Pathways to Judiciary Vedder Price, P.C., Chicago

  • 03/10/2011 - 6:30pm Divorce and Domestic Violence Quarles & Brady, LLP, Chicago

  • 10/27/2010 - 7:00pm Immigration Law Training for Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers Quarles & Brady, LLP, Chicago

  • 06/23/2010 - 6:30pm Litigation Tips from the Other Side of the Bench: Trial Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court Judges Share Their Practical Litigation Tips 333 N. Wacker, Chicago

  • 05/13/2010 - 6:30pm Women Partners & Women in Senior Corporate Management Hotel Allegro, Chicago

  • 01/28/2010 - 6:30pm Leveraging Discovery Technology Deloite LLP, Chicago

  • 11/11/2010 - 6:30pm Consumer Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 & 7 Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Chicago

  • 10/27/2009 - 12:00pm Judicial Nuts & Bolts, Planning Your Career in the Judiciary The John Marshall Law School

  • 05/07/2009 - 12:00pm Diversifying Your Practice, from Real Estate to Criminal Law Hotel Allegro, Chicago


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Volunteer

Date Title LocationContact

Volunteer

  • Sat, 11/09/2013 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pro Bono Legal Clinic Chinatown American Service League, 2141 S. Tan Court, Chicago legalclinic@caslservice.org

  • Sat, 12/14/2013 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pro Bono Legal Clinic Chinatown American Service League, 2141 S. Tan Court, Chicago legalclinic@caslservice.org



    Copyright 2014 Asian American Bar Association of Chicago

Judicial

The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening is comprised of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area (AABA), Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA), Chicago Council of Lawyers (CCL), Cook County Bar Association (CCBA), Decalogue Society of Lawyers (DSL), Hellenic Bar Association (HBA), Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC), Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois (PRBA), and Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) working collaboratively to improve the process of screening judicial candidates in Cook County, Illinois. Please see below for AABA's ratings of judicial candidates for retention and election in the November 6, 2012 General Election.

2012 General Election Evaluations

AABA Guidelines of Judicial Candidate Letters of Support