In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
The City of Chicago Department of Law prides itself on hiring qualified, diverse and motivated attorneys who are committed to serving the City and developing their professional skills.
Interested experienced attorneys and law school graduates awaiting bar results or admission to the bar are welcome to search online for any current vacancies for which they meet the hiring criteria.
NOTE: Regardless of whether there are currently posted opportunities of interest to you, please be sure to register and create both a profile and job search agent on the Careers Page to ensure that you receive an email whenever a job opportunity that meets your criteria becomes available.
The Department of Law's hiring process requires applicants to fully complete two steps, each step with its own deadline as identified in the posting.
All interested candidates must:
Applicants should either: (1) be admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois; (2) have taken the first available Illinois State bar following graduation and be awaiting the results of the bar or awaiting admission; or (3) admitted in another State and eligible for admission to Illinois without having to take the Illinois State bar examination.
An employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago. Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.
Salary and Benefits
Salary levels are commensurate with experience.
Benefits offered to Department of Law attorneys include: