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  • November
    30
    2015
    Judicial Evaluation Training Session – 11/30   >> More

    Monday, November 30, 2015
    5:30 p.m.
    ISBA Office
    20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
     
     
    AABA is a member of the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening which works cooperatively with other bar associations to improve
    the process of screening judicial candidates in Cook County for appointment or election. 
    As part of the evaluation of judicial candidates, AABA needs the help of its member to serve as evaluators and investigators.
     
    AABA invites you to attend a Judicial Evaluation Training presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and experienced AABA evaluators and investigators. 
    We will provide training on the Alliance's judicial evaluation process, how to be an investigator
    and how to co-chair during the interview.  
    With another round of judicial evaluations starting in January for the March, 2016 primary
    elections, we will need volunteers who can assist AABA in this important process. 
     
    Pizza and drinks will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there.

  • December
    5
    2015
    AABA COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT   >> More

    Indo-American Center
    6328 N. California Avenue, Chicago
     
    Please join the AABA Community Service Committee and fellow AABA members to volunteer for a fun re-painting project
    at the Indo-American Center (IAC) on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  We need your help as we paint IAC meeting rooms and the hallway. 
    We need volunteers for each of two shifts: 9am-noon, and 1pm-4pm.  (We can accommodate volunteers' schedules as needed as well.) 
    Volunteers are also welcome to bring their children over the age of three. 
    IAC will provide adult supervision and movies for children to watch, and older children are welcome to help paint. 
     
    IAC addresses the needs of South Asian immigrants as well as people from more than twenty
    nations. IAC facilitates their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society,
    nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for the diversity of culture and
    heritage.  More information about IAC is available athttp://indoamerican.org/
     
    Get additional information and please sign up HERE.
     
    We hope you can join us.

  • December
    9
    2015
    AABA Chicago/ AABA Law Foundation Annual Party/Fundraiser   >> More


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Jobs

Date Posted Job Title Location

Jobs

  • 12/17/2015 COMMUNITY ACTIVISM LAW ALLIANCE JOB OPENING: SENIOR ATTORNEY Chicago, IL

    The Community Activism Law Alliance (“CALA”) is a new legal services organization in
    Chicago that uses a “community activism lawyering” philosophy. Our unique model brings free
    legal services directly into underserved communities by establishing “community activism-law
    clinics” with activist community organizations. Each clinic is developed and operated
    collaboratively with a partner organization, and supports the organization’s efforts for social
    change. Our current clinic partners are Enlace Chicago, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos:
    Immigrant Workers Project, Organized Communities Against Deportations, and Sex Worker
    Outreach Project (SWOP). In addition, we offer community legal education and limited legal
    support to other activist organizations.

    CALA is looking for an experienced litigation attorney with genuine interest in community
    lawyering, connecting the law with grassroots activism, and being part of a new legal services
    model to be a part of our early development. The senior attorney will have two primary
    responsibilities: 1) handling cases for two “community activism-law clinics” located directly in
    communities on the south and west sides of Chicago, and 2) supervising and mentoring CALA’s
    staff attorneys.

    CALA’s clinics provide legal services in several areas of law, particularly immigration, housing,
    family, and labor/employment. While candidates should have experience in at least one of the
    above-mentioned areas, our priority is an attorney with extensive experience (minimum 4 years)
    in civil litigation, including federal court practice.

    Candidates should also have experience in,and a commitment to, supporting young attorneys.
    They must also be prepared to work non-traditional hours—some evenings and the occasional
    weekend day—and in non-traditional, multiple locations; in exchange, they are afforded great flexibility
    in work schedule. Preference may be given to applicants who are fluent in Spanish.


    The starting salary will be based upon experience and qualifications, at minimum $50,000.
    Benefits include medical insurance, limited travel reimbursement, generous paid time off, and
    coverage of professional fees. As CALA is a new organization, we hope to offer quick salary
    increases; it is a fundraising priority for the organization.
    CALA is an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to working closely and effectively
    with the communities that we serve. Individuals self-identifying as people of color, LGBTQI,
    working-class or poor, persons with a disability, or as otherwise having backgrounds and
    experiences underrepresented in the legal profession are highly encouraged to apply.

    To apply, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history to

    hiring@calachicago.org by January 12, 2016.


  • 10/21/2015 Insurance Coverage Attorney Illinois

      Insurance Coverage Attorney Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a leading national law firm, is seeking an Associate with 3-6 years of litigation experience, a commitment to exceptional client service, top quality writing skills and strong academic credentials for its Chicago office. The ideal candidate possesses a background in insurance coverage, experience in litigation and counseling, creativity, and ability to excel in a fast paced challenging environment. The insurance services practice involves toxic tort, environmental, professional liability, and other types of commercial coverages.   This is an exceptional opportunity for candidates seeking a high level of responsibility in a diverse and progressive law firm environment. The Firm offers a competitive benefits package and opportunity for advancement.  Illinois bar license required.   Please submit your cover letter, resume, transcript, and a writing sample in confidence through the firm's website (www.hinshawlaw.com). Please upload all required documents into one PDF attachment.   Only candidates contacted for an interview will receive a response. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is an Affirmative Action EEO Employer.   http://hinshawlaw.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2j6h4h2p3ha


  • 10/21/2015 Patent Litigation Practice Attorney The Chicago or Washington DC

    Patent Litigation Practice Attorney
    Winston & Strawn LLP
     
    The Chicago or Washington DC office is looking to hire a full time practice attorney with at least 2 years of experience working with, examining, prosecuting, drafting, or litigating patents. The position is a non-partnership track position.  At this time, we are not accepting search firm submissions.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Review and summarize patent claims, specification and prosecution history related to pharmaceutical patents
    • Identify, review and summarize relevant prior art
    • Prepare analysis of state of the art as of a given time period
    • Analyze patent claims in view of client's formulation, process, or use for freedom to operate or noninfringement analysis
    • Conduct prior art searches relevant to a patent claim
    • Assist with drafting invalidity and noninfringement contentions
    • Assist with preparing scientific expert reports and depositions
    Qualifications include:
    • JD from an ABA-accredited law school;
    • Excellent academic credentials;
    • USPTO registered with a background in biology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, or related sciences;
    • All Chicago candidates must be admitted to the Illinois Bar and Washington, D.C. candidates to the DC Bar
    Contact Sam Park at SPark@winston.com if interested.
     

  • 10/19/2015 General Attorney Chicago IL

    Office of the General Counsel U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for a general attorney position in its Region 5 Office.   WHO MAY APPLY:  This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions. DUTY STATION:  Chicago, Illinois SALARY RANGE:  $64,174- $140,511 OPEN PERIOD:  09/30/2015 - 10/19/2015   JOB SUMMARY:   Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice in a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of the Department's programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization's various agencies and divisions.   OGC is comprised of three principal subcomponents: the Immediate Office, the Headquarters Divisions and the Regional Offices. Each Headquarters Division is led by an Associate General Counsel and each of the ten Regional Offices is led by a Chief Counsel. The eight (8) Headquarters Divisions consist of the following: the General Law Division (GLD), Children, Families and Aging Division (CFAD), Ethics Division (ETH), Civil Rights Division (CRD), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Division (CMSD), Food and Drug Division (FDD), Legislation (LEG) and Public Health Division (PHD). The ten (10) Regional offices are located in the following cities; Region I-Boston, Region II- New York, Region III-Philadelphia, Region IV-Atlanta, Region V-Chicago, Region VI-Dallas, Region VII-Kansas City, Region VIII-Denver, Region IX-San Francisco and Region X-Seattle.  OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates.   DUTIES:   This is a General Attorney position in the Chicago Regional Office (Region 5). As a collegial office comprising twenty-six (26) attorneys and five support staff, attorneys in the Chicago office the employees are expected to work independently and as a team with more than 400 OGC colleagues around the nation. The incumbent of this position will provide legal advice and litigation services to the agencies within HHS Region 5, particularly the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Public Health Service, the Indian Health Service, the Administration for Children and Families and the Office for Civil Rights.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:   Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  Experience is demonstrated exemplary legal writing and oral advocacy abilities, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and display a capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups.   The following are required qualifications:

    • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
    • You must have been admitted to a bar in one of the highest courts of a State, U. S. Commonwealth, U.S. territories, or the District of Columbia and be in good standing.

    To be considered, please provide a cover letter of no more than 950 words that discusses each of the following competencies:   1. General Legal - Writing ability, analytical and problem-solving skills, and experience preparing legal briefs and/or memoranda; 2. Litigation - Litigation experience before Federal trial and appellate courts and/or administrative bodies; 3. Laws and Regulations - Experience in applying statutes, regulations, and policies; and 4. Client Advice and Relationships- Experience providing oral and written advice and ability to relate effectively with clients.   CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel.
    • The successful candidate must submit official law school transcripts.
    • Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, nonselection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
    • E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
    • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
    • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
    • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
    • Two-year trial period may be required.
    • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • This position is not in a bargaining unit

    INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:   Please submit the following documents to Reg V Hiring Committee@hhs.govand/or    Janice Rosiak, Office Administrator United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the General Counsel 233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 700 Chicago, IL 60601   to receive full consideration by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law school, degree received and date graduated; date admitted to bar and jurisdiction; a general description of all past employment relevant to the practice of law, including dates of employment and supervisor name(s) and telephone number(s)
    • Legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages)
    • Law school transcripts, if graduated from law school within the past five years
    • Proof of bar status and standing. You must provide proof that you are a current, active member of a bar of the highest court of a State, U. S. commonwealth, U. S. territory, or the District of Columbia
    • References (at least three professional)
    • Applicants with a law degree who have not passed the bar may be hired as a Law Clerk, and converted to the General Attorney position upon passing the bar. If hired as a Law Clerk, admission to the bar must be completed within 14 months of the date of appointment to the position 
    • If qualifying as a Law Clerk and not yet admitted to the bar, must provide proof of admission within 14 months of the date of appointment to the position.

     


  • 10/08/2015 IP Associate Chicago or St. Louis

    IP Associate – Chicago or St. Louis

    Thompson Coburn is seeking an Intellectual Property Associate with 2-6 years of experience in patent prosecution. Applicants must have a background in electrical engineering or computer science as well as exceptional academic achievement and strong writing skills, and must be licensed to practice before the USPTO. The ideal candidate will have experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications addressing computer software and hardware technology and must be open to supporting litigation. Some litigation experience is a plus. This position is not open to candidates from recruiting agencies.

    To apply for the position, click here or visit http://www.thompsoncoburn.com/careers to submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample.


  • 10/05/2015 Commercial Counsel Lisle, IL

    KONE
    Commercial Counsel
     
    KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has retained MLA on an exclusive basis to find a Commercial Counsel.  The position will be located in KONE's Americas Headquarters in Lisle, Illinois.  The successful candidate will have 1 to 4 years of legal experience focusing on contract matters.  He or she will be responsible for reviewing and negotiating contracts to reduce risk to the company.  Also of particular interest are candidates with construction or project management backgrounds.  Local candidates only, please.
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter (both in MicrosoftWord) to KONEcommercialcoun@MLAGlobal.com.

     


  • 10/05/2015 Corporate and Transactional/Bank Regulatory Attorney Chicago IL

    Corporate and Transactional/Bank Regulatory Attorney
    Schiff Hardin
    Position:  Mid-level or Senior-level Associate
    Office: Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. or San Francisco
    Practice Group: Corporate
     
    Description:
     
    Schiff Hardin is seeking an associate with 5 to 6 years of experience for its Corporate and Transactional practice group in its Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. or San Francisco office.  The ideal candidate should have bank regulatory expertise as well as significant middle market general corporate and M&A experience.  A couple years of experience working for a state or federal bank regulatory agency is preferred, but not required. Exceptional academic record, drafting skills, negotiating ability, and oral communication skills are required.  Candidates should also have an attorney license that is in good standing. 
     
    Our firm supports a collegial atmosphere and provides associates with opportunities for substantial professional development, responsibility, and long-term success.  Our firm ranked #14 nationally for overall midlevel associate satisfaction on The American Lawyer's 2014 Midlevel Associates Survey. Schiff Hardin is the only Chicago-based law firm to secure a spot in Vault's 2016 list of 20 Best Law Firms for Diversity, ranking 9th in the nation. The firm also placed 2nd on Vault's list of Best Law Firms for Women and 7th on its Best Law Firms for Minorities list.
     
    To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Noah Cooper, Senior Legal Recruitment Specialist, at ncooper@schiffhardin.com.
     
    Schiff Hardin is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace. We maintain a policy of considering all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. 
     
    Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets
     
     

  • 10/05/2015 U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE Chicago IL

    U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 
    U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
     
    The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is accepting applications for a full-time United States Magistrate Judge position in the Eastern Division, with the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse at Chicago, Illinois as the duty station. The deadline for the submission of completed applications is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  The filling of this position is contingent on approval by the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System. The successful candidate for this Magistrate Judge position will be appointed on June 16, 2016.
     
    The duties of the position of a United States Magistrate Judge are demanding and wide-ranging.  The responsibilities of a United States Magistrate Judge include conducting most preliminary proceedings in federal criminal cases, the trial and disposition of federal misdemeanor cases as well as civil cases upon consent of the litigants, conducting various civil pretrial matters, such as settlement conferences and other proceedings on reference from the district judges of the Court. The duties of the position of United States Magistrate Judge are specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636.
     
    ELIGIBILITY: To be qualified for appointment as a United States Magistrate Judge, an applicant must:
    (1)  be, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands of the United States, and have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years; 
    (2)  be competent to perform all of the duties of the office; be of good moral character; be emotionally stable and mature; be committed to equal justice under the law; be in good health; be patient and courteous; and be capable of deliberation and decisiveness;
    (3)  be less than seventy years of age; and
    (4)  not be related to a judge of the district court.
     
    SALARY, RETIREMENT BENEFITS:  The present annual salary of the position is $185,012. A United States Magistrate Judge who retires after attaining the age of 65 years and serving at least 14 years, whether continuously or not, shall be entitled to receive, during the remainder of the Magistrate Judge's lifetime, an annuity equal to the salary being received at the time the Magistrate Judge leaves office.
     
    APPLICATION & APPOINTMENT PROCESS:  Applicants must not seek interviews with or submit letters of reference to individual judges or members of the Merit Selection Panel.  All applications must be typewritten on the PDF fillable official application form. The official form may be downloaded from the Court's web site at 
    . Copies of the application form may also be obtained from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. District Court at the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Suite 2050, Chicago, IL 60604 or by calling (312) 435-5359.
     
    A Merit Selection Panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review all applications and recommend to the judges of the Court in confidence, a list of the persons whom it considers best qualified. The Court will make the appointment following a Federal Bureau of Investigation full-field investigation and Internal Revenue Service tax check of the person selected to fill the position. An affirmative action effort will be made to give consideration to all qualified candidates, including women and members of minority groups.
     
    DEADLINE:  The original of the completed application with a signature of the applicant along with the required waiver forms, and a jump drive containing an electronic copy of the application and both waiver forms in PDF format must be received by the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Suite 2050, Chicago, IL 60604 by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. The original application must be not be bound. Submitted applications will not be returned to applicants.
     
    CONFIDENTIALITY:  All applications will be kept confidential, except as necessary for the Merit Selection Panel to perform its duties, and all applications will be examined only by members of the Merit Selection Panel and district judges of the District Court.

     


  • 10/05/2015 General Corporate and Transactional Mid to Senior-Level Associate Chicago IL

    General Corporate and Transactional 
    Mid to Senior-Level Associate
    Schiff Hardin
     
    Position: Mid-level or Senior-Level Associate
    Office: Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. or San Francisco Offices
    Practice Group: Corporate and Transactional
     
    Description:
     
    Schiff Hardin is seeking a mid-level or senior-level associate for its Corporate and Transactional practice group in its Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. or San Francisco office.  The ideal candidate should have middle market general corporate and M&A experience in a large law firm setting. Exceptional academic record, drafting skills, negotiating ability, and oral communication skills are required.  Candidates should also have an attorney license that is in good standing.
     
    Our firm supports a collegial atmosphere and provides associates with opportunities for substantial professional development, responsibility, and long-term success.  Our firm ranked #14 nationally for overall midlevel associate satisfaction on The American Lawyer's 2014 Midlevel Associates Survey. And Schiff Hardin is the only Chicago-based law firm to secure a spot in Vault's 2016 list of 20 Best Law Firms for Diversity, ranking 9th in the nation. The firm also placed 2nd on Vault's list of Best Law Firms for Women and 7th on its Best Law Firms for Minorities list.
     
    To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Noah Cooper, Senior Legal Recruitment Specialist, at ncooper@schiffhardin.com.
     
    Schiff Hardin is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace. We maintain a policy of considering all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
     
    Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets
     
     

  • 10/05/2015 Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Part-Time Attorney Chicago IL

    Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
    Part-Time Attorney
     
    The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is currently accepting applications for an attorney for its adjudication department in Chicago. This position is analogous to that of an appellate court clerk. Responsibilities include drafting reports and conducting research for the Commission's Review Board. Attendance at monthly oral arguments is mandatory. The majority of work will be conducted remotely. At least two years experience as a judicial clerk or an appellate attorney preferred. Work schedule: approximately 28 hours/week. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. 
     
    Send resume, one unedited writing sample, and letter with salary requirement to:
     
    Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission
    Attention: Human Resources Department
    One Prudential Plaza
    130 E. Randolph Drive, Suite 1500
    Chicago, IL 60601

     



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Volunteer

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Volunteer

  • Sat, 01/09/2016 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic Chinese American Service League, 2141 S. Tan Court Chicagolegalclinic@caslservice.org

  • Sat, 02/13/2016 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic Chinese American Service League, 2141 S. Tan Court Chicagolegalclinic@caslservice.org

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Judicial

The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening is comprised of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area (AABA), Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA), Chicago Council of Lawyers (CCL), Cook County Bar Association (CCBA), Decalogue Society of Lawyers (DSL), Hellenic Bar Association (HBA), Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC), Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois (PRBA), and Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) working collaboratively to improve the process of screening judicial candidates in Cook County, Illinois. Please see below for AABA's ratings of judicial candidates for retention and election in the November 6, 2012 General Election.

2012 General Election Evaluations

AABA Guidelines of Judicial Candidate Letters of Support