Persons interested in applying for employment with the Office of the State Appellate Defender should submit a resume and cover letter to the appropriate office. List of State Appellate Defender offices.  
 
 

Chicago

Paralegal - 1st District
The Office of the State Appellate Defender, a state agency that represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal, is seeking a paralegal in its Chicago office. General duties include reviewing appellate records, obtaining transcripts and documents for appellate review, client correspondence and drafting of “administrative” motions. The paralegal also functions as a liaison between this office and the clerk of the circuit court and court reporter’s office. Because ongoing communication with court personnel is key to this position, excellent verbal and written communication skills required. This position requires travel (2-3 days a week) to the Cook County criminal court facility in Chicago as well as the Cook County Juvenile Court facility. Car is required. Mileage reimbursement is provided. Will consider candidate with no experience who can demonstrate ability to learn. Undergraduate degree preferred, but not required.  Excellent benefits.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  Submit a cover letter and resume.

    Email:  1stDistrict@OSAD.state.il.us

Legal Secretary - 1st District
The Office of the State Appellate Defender, a state agency that represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal, is seeking a Legal Secretary in its Chicago office. Responsibilities include word processing, filing, answering phones and other secretarial tasks. Experience with WordPerfect and prior experience in a law office desirable but not required. Looking for someone with excellent work ethics and the ability to follow instructions and learn. Will consider candidate with no experience who can demonstrate ability to learn. Excellent Benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer.  Submit a cover letter and resume.

    Email:  1stDistrict@OSAD.state.il.us

Docket Clerk - 1st District
The Office of the State Appellate Defender, a state agency that represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal, is seeking a docket clerk for its Chicago office.  Majority of job duty is to enter court filing data into agency's case management system. Duties also include opening new cases, running reports and requesting and receiving court documents.   Experience with data entry in law office environment desirable.  Will consider candidate with no experience who can demonstrate ability to think and learn. Excellent benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer.   Submit a cover letter and resume.

    Email:  1stDistrict@OSAD.state.il.us

Elgin

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Mt. Vernon

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Ottawa

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Springfield

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