Job Opportunities

UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is accepting applications for a full-time United States Magistrate Judge position in the Eastern Division, with the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse at Chicago, Illinois as the duty station. The deadline for the submission of completed applications is 5:00 p.m. on March 6, 2024. Applicants that applied to the recent U.S. Magistrate Judge position that closed on February 2, 2024, will be automatically considered for this vacancy. Filling this U.S. Magistrate Judge position is contingent upon the confirmation of a current U.S. Magistrate Judge as a U.S. District Judge and approval of the Seventh Circuit Judicial Council and of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System. The candidate selected will be appointed only upon the successful completion of a Federal Bureau Investigation and Internal Revenue Service background check. For more details click on the attached PDF.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Tracy, Johnson & Wilson is a mid-sized law firm located on the west side of Joliet, IL seeking an attorney with 0-4 years’ experience in Municipal/Traffic, Real Estate and Estate Planning. This position requires a highly motivated and organized individual willing to work with both existing and future clients.

Job Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited law school with 0-4 years’ experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a teamDesire for a long-term relationship with the firm

Benefits include:
Health Insurance
Long Term Disability Insurance
401(k) Plan
Paid Time Off
Life Insurance

When applying please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jolietlaw@tracylawfirm.com.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Tracy, Johnson & Wilson is a mid-sized law firm located on the west side of Joliet, IL seeking an attorney with 1-3 years’ experience in litigation. This position requires a highly motivated and organized individual willing to work with both existing and future clients. A candidate should be capable of conducting thorough research, have experience in handling all aspects of discovery, including depositions, and have motion experience.

Job Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited law school with 1-3 years of litigation experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
Desire for a long-term relationship with the firm

Benefits include:
Health Insurance
401(k) Plan

When applying please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jolietlaw@tracylawfirm.com.

AVAILABLE OFFICE SPACE

Premium office space available on Joliet’s west side, near River Valley Justice Center. Includes secretarial bay(s), basement storage space and use of lobby and receptionist. Conveniently located near I-80 and I-55, plenty of parking. Ready for immediate occupancy. Contact Tom at (815) 727-0100 for details.  

ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! The mission of the Department of Justice is to uphold the rule of law, keep our country safe, and protect civil rights. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

This announcement will be used to fill two positions in Rock Island, IL.

These positions are open until filled; however, first round consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 29, 2024, 11:59pm Central Time. Applicant lists will be reviewed approximately every 30 days.

For more information and details on how to apply please see attached.

ENTRY-LEVEL ATTORNEY 

Are you a recent law school graduate or an attorney with 0-3 years of experience, eager to launch your legal career? Look no further! Join our dynamic team at The Law Offices of Tedone & Morton, P.C., where our team is committed to delivering compassionate and effective representation to clients navigating challenging family issues and the mentorship you need to help you succeed.

Handle a variety of cases, including divorce, child custody, spousal support, secretary of state hearings, domestic violence matters and others; conduct legal research and prepare legal documents; represent clients in negotiations, mediations, and court proceedings; provide strategic legal advice to clients and ensure their rights are protected; assist senior attorneys in legal research and document preparation; attend court proceedings to observe and gain practical experience; collaborate with colleagues on case strategy and client representation; and participate in client meetings and develop effective communication skills.

For more information and details on how to apply please see attached.

ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL

The Assistant Corporation Counsel performs professional legal work, including Federal and State civil litigation (trial and appellate), prosecution of ordinance and traffic violations, administrative hearings, real estate matters, procurement, employee relations, legal research and various areas of municipal law including but not limited to civil rights, land use, code enforcement, licensing and administrative law. Represents the Legal Department at the direction of the Corporation Counsel. For more details see attached document. Applications are available at the following link: Current Job Opportunities | City of Joliet, IL.

PRAIRIE STATE LEGAL SERVICES JOB OPENINGS

See attached for a full job description and instructions on how to apply to all available Prairie State Legal job openings:

ALL Prairie State Legal Job Openings

ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER – MISDEMEANOR OR JUVENILE DIVISION

Assistant to the Will County Public Defender concentrated in the defense of indigent individuals appointed by Circuit Court Judges and Associate Judges in criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings. Includes generally, representation of clients in juvenile, mental health commitment, misdemeanor, traffic, felony and criminal contempt proceedings and related matters as assigned, using knowledge of criminal law, departmental, County of Will and the Circuit Courts of Will County policies, rules, standards and practices, including the rules of conduct and procedure as found in the statutes of the State of Illinois and the rules of the Illinois Supreme Court. Please see attached for a full job description and information on how to apply.

ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY POSITION(S)/CRIMINAL

Positions are open for Criminal Assistant State’s Attorneys. Criminal attorneys prosecute traffic, misdemeanor and felony cases as well as juvenile delinquency and juvenile abuse and neglect cases and perform specific duties as assigned by the State’s Attorney.

LOCATION: Will County State’s Attorney’s Office
57 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, Illinois 60432

APPLY TO OR QUESTIONS: State’s Attorney Human Resources SAOHR@willcountyillinois.com

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Positions are filled

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION: One page letter of application and attached resume, copy of current A.R.D.C card issued by the Illinois Supreme Court, minimum three references, writing sample(s), law school transcripts. Background check required.

STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits include Wellness Program, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance Plans, Vacation based on seniority and years of service, Paid Holidays, Paid Personal, Sick, Parental Leave Program, County Retirement Plan, Choice of Two Health Plans, Long term/short term Disability Insurance, and Employee Assistance Program/EAP.

Employee Paid Benefits include Deferred Compensation (IRS Section 457) – Employee Paid, Supplemental Life Insurance, Credit Union, Flexible Spending Account, Auto Home Life Insurance, Pre-paid Legal, Tickets of The Week, Purchasing Power, and Pet Insurance.

The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

The material and information contained is for general information only and does not constitute any advice or recommendations by the WCBA.