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Student Law Clerks (PSC)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Apr 15, 2021
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60601-3218

Job Requisition ID:  750

Agency:  Department of Financial and Professional Regulation  
Closing Date/Time:  04/16/2021 
Salary:  (2L-$15/Hr) (3L-$18/Hr) (G-$22/Hr) 
Job Type:  Hourly Part Time 
County:  Cook/Sangamon
Number of Vacancies:  20 

 

 

 

****************To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a professional reference along with your online application.****************

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.

Job Responsibilities

 

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is looking for student law clerks who will have completed their first or second years of law school by summer 2021. Preferences will be given to students who have completed their second year of law school and are eligible for their Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 licenses during the summer of 2021. A limited number of paid positions are available.

 

Opportunities are available within the Prosecution units of General, Business, Health-Related, Medical, and Real Estate. Additional opportunites are available within the Legal Affairs units of  Professional Regulations, Real Estate, Banking, Financial Institutions, Labor Relations, FOIA, and Adminstrative Hearing. Students will be given the opportunity to rank their prefered units, however, there is a chance selected candidates will be assigned to a different unit. 

 

Student Law Clerks will actively particapte with Prosecutors and Legal Affairs staff in all phases of the regulatory and/or disciplinary process, including: researching administrative and case law, drafting legal memoranda, reviewing proposed legislation and administrative rules, drafting complaints, drafting and responding to motions, making appearances before administrative law judeges at status and formal hearings, and/or attending settlement negotiations, all while gaining intimate knowledge of a variety of financial regulatory and professional Practice Acts. The various areas of regulation and application statutes can be found on the Division's website: https://www.idfpr.com/

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

PSC must be versed in legal research with both the internet and legal books.  PSC must be adept at legal writing and be able to draft a legal brief and complaint.

 

  1. Legal Research
  2. Legal Writing
  3. Drafting legislation and rules
  4. Assisting in the formulation and implementation of Department policy
  5. Photocopying
  6. Filing

Employment Conditions

 

Currently attending law school, not a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois.

Education Degree

 

Completion of at least one year of law school

Work Hours:  Hourly - Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 100 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60601-3218  
Agency Contact:  Tyler.Hanners@illinois.gov  
Job Function:  Legal and Compliance  

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

****************To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a professional reference along with your online application.****************

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.