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Assistant Attorney General - Public Interest - Disability Rights- Chicago


Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Interest

Bureau: Disability Rights - Chicago

Description:

The mission of the Disability Rights Bureau is to protect and advance the interests of persons with disabilities in Illinois. The Bureau is the sole civil enforcers of the Environmental Barriers Act, the state law that ensures physical access to public facilities. Additionally, the Bureau enforces the civil rights of people with disabilities under state and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Amendments Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act. The Disability Rights Bureau is also engaged in proposing legislation, commenting on policy and advising the courts, all in service of its mission to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Responsibilities:

An Assistant Attorney General in the Disability Rights Bureau maintains a caseload of investigations regarding policies or practices that discriminate against people with disabilities. The Assistant Attorney General provides technical assistance to individuals, businesses and government entities on their obligations under state and federal laws disability laws. In addition, they participate in training programs and outreach to educate and assist people to understand and comply with these various laws.

Qualifications:

Candidates must be licensed in Illinois at the time of application. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to public interest, excellent writing skills, and strong investigative and problem-solving skills. Ideal candidates will have three years of experience in public interest advocacy and litigation and knowledge of the various state and federal law relating to the practice area. Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: Salaries start at $62,000.

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter to:

Attorney Recruiting
Attn: Adelaida Otero
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5024 (Fax)
attorneyhiring@atg.state.il.us


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The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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