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Assistant Corporation Counsel II – Labor Division

  • Full Time
  • Chicago


The City of Chicago Law Department is seeking an attorney for the position of Assistant Corporation Counsel II in the Labor Division to personally represent the City and City officials and employees (a) in employment cases, including those alleging discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, filed with federal, state, and local agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations;  (b) in employee disciplinary and discharge proceedings before the City’s Police Board and Human Resources Board;  and (c) in employee labor proceedings before arbitrators and labor boards.  The extent to which the Assistant Corporation Counsel II will perform each of these functions will vary from time to time and depend in part upon Division staffing.  The Assistant Corporation Counsel II may have responsibility also on other matters, including but not limited to client counseling and interaction with other Law Department divisions, other City departments, and outside counsel.  The Assistant Corporation Counsel II will be responsible for handling all phases of assigned matters, including but not limited to personally conducting and participating in hearings.  The Assistant Corporation Counsel II will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Corporation Counsel, the Chief Labor Negotiator, the Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel, the Assistant Chief Labor Negotiator and/or Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisors.

Application Process and Materials

You must submit an on-line application along with your resume here on this site by the post-extension date July 21, 2022.

  • Cover letter that (1) includes the position title and job number as noted on the posting; and (2) specifically identifies how you meet the minimum qualifications and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below;
  • Resume;
  • Law school transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Two writing samples; and
  • Current printout of your attorney registration status from the Illinois ARDC website at (or your admitted state bar’s equivalent

NOTE: Candidates experiencing trouble uploading the required documents to our system may e-mail the documents to: However, uploading documents directly to your CAREERS applicant profile is our preferred method of receipt.

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

NOTE REGARDING PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: Working for the City of Chicago Department of Law may qualify you for loan forgiveness under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  For detailed information, visit or contact your federal loan servicer.

NOTE REGARDING REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Please do not submit references with your hard copy materials.  Please do not send to us any materials other than those we have specifically requested above.  Submission of references and/or additional materials other than what is specifically requested above shall result in your application not being considered for the position.

NOTE REGARDING QUESTIONS:  If you have any questions regarding how to apply, please contact the Department of Human Resources.  Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, the Recruiting and Personnel Sections in the Department of Law are not able to take or return emails or phone calls seeking any information pertaining to the position or the process. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the City of Chicago Department of Law.



Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree and admission to the Illinois Bar (or eligible for admission on motion to the Illinois Bar pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705).

Disclaimer – “Accredited” means any American law school that has passed and maintains the requirements of accreditation by the American Bar Association (

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Superior research, analytical, writing, and editing skills;
  • Exceptional client counseling skills;
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • The ability to work well with others;
  • The ability to exhibit leadership and initiative on assigned tasks;
  • The ability to organize, prioritize, monitor, and control workflow deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong commitment to public service; and
  • Experience litigating cases and/or handling discipline cases, labor arbitrations, Labor Board cases, and/or employment discrimination cases (e.g., Title VII, ADA, ADEA, IHRA, and FMLA) preferred, but not required.

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