Attorney Vacancies

 Current Vacancies:

Interested applicants can view job descriptions here. 

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.


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:

  • 13 days of annual leave
  • 12 days of sick leave
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 1 personal day
  • Parental leave with FMLA eligibility
    • Up to 8 weeks of paid leave for employees acting as a surrogate
    • 100% of pay up to twelve (12) weeks for both birthing and/or non-birthing parent, including those growing their family by birth, adoption, or foster care
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Pre-tax health and dependent care spending programs
  • Pre-tax "Transit " program
  • Deferred compensation 457 plan
  • Domestic partnership benefits
  • Chicago Employees Retirement Pension Fund
  • Attorney Registration (ARDC) annual fee for active attorneys admitted to the Illinois Bar covered by the City of Chicago
  • Chicago Bar Association annual membership under the CLEAdvantage Plan covered by the City of Chicago 

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