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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Two Staff Attorney Positions

Monday, December 12, 2005

  • Office of the State Appellate Defender-Illinois, Post Conviction Unit

The Office of the State Appellate Defender, Post Conviction Unit, represents inmates in state post-conviction proceedings in capital and non-capital cases throughout the State of Illinois. We are accepting applications for two staff attorney positions. The office is located in downtown Chicago, but our caseload can require travel to courts throughout Illinois. The staff consists of six attorneys, one social worker, three investigators, and three secretarial-clerical staff.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense and must be licensed in Illinois, or be a candidate for the Illinois bar. In addition, preferred qualifications include: Knowledge of relevant law; relevant experience, including representation of prisoners in appellate and collateral proceedings. Starting date is January 2, 2006.

Salary is based on relevant experience. The Office of the State Appellate Defender is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should mail or email a cover letter, resume and writing sample


Anna Ahronheim, Deputy Defender

Office of the State Appellate Defender, Post Conviction Unit

20 N. Clark Street, 28th Floor

Chicago, Illinois 60602


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