Location: Chicago Loop
Location: Springfield, IL or Mount Vernon, IL
2022 JDRC Staff Attorney
The Illinois Juvenile Defender Resource Center (JDRC), a division of the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender, has an opening for a Staff Attorney. The Staff Attorney will provide support and training to public defenders and appointed counsel representing youth in the delinquency and criminal justice systems. This collaborative position primarily focuses on designing and presenting continuing legal education programming to youth defenders, and composing and editing publications and sample legal documents related to youth justice. Staff members are also responsible for providing requested information and support to youth defenders, and maintaining expertise in the area of juvenile law.
The Office of the State Appellate Defender is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, and providing a congenial atmosphere, a competitive compensation package, and an excellent benefit plan. The successful candidate may be eligible to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Candidates must have graduated from an ABA-accredited law school and be licensed in Illinois or be able to obtain an Illinois license. Candidates must have experience representing or working with youth in the delinquency or criminal justice system. Training or teaching experience is preferred but not required. A valid driver's license and occasional travel is required. The successful candidate may choose to work from an office in Mt Vernon, Springfield, or Chicago, Illinois. Remote work from an area in proximity to these offices is possible.
Start date: November 1st, 2022.
Starting salary is a minimum of $64,000, based on experience, with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance.
Please submit a resume and cover letter by September 2nd, 2022, to Jackie Bullard, Director, Illinois Juvenile Defender Resource Center at JDRC@OSAD.state.il.us.
Equal Opportunity Employer.