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Date:  Nov 8, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Job Requisition ID:  32956

Agency :  Guardianship and Advocacy Commission 
Closing Date/Time: 12/11/2023
Salary:   $5757-$8610/monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC010  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  32956

Position overview

IGAC is looking to hire a staff attorney, who under the direction of the LAS Director and the managing attorney, will conduct legal reviews of cases eligible for legal advocacy services, consult and advise on agency programs to judges/medical professionals/disabled wards regarding agency programs and services, and coordinate and disseminate information to service providers, community groups, professional associations and recipients of medical health services.  The chosen candidate for this position serves as an information resource contact, conducts technical research, compiles data, and drafts findings.  There is required travel to attend meetings.   


Job Responsibilities


1.  Conducts legal reviews of cases eligible for Legal Advocacy Services. 

2.  Explains the legal rights of eligble disabled persons.

3.  Coordinates and disseminates information to service providers, community groups, professional associations and recipients of mental health services concerning legal representation of the rights of persons with disabilities.   

4.  Conducts technical research, compiles data, and drafts detailed findings.

5.  Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of those enumerated above.




Minimum Qualifications

1.  Requires a license to practice law in the State of Illinois.

2.  Requires graduation from a recognized law school.

Preferred Qualifications

1.  Prefers two (2) years of experience with relevant administrative, statutory, and case law references at administrative, trial, and appellate levels.

2.  Prefers ability to interpret rules and regulations and propose solutions to administrative questions.

3.  Prefers ability to interact forcefully, yet cordially, with other professionals, juidical officers, and eligible clients

4.  Prefer two (2) years of experience working with Mental Health law and interpretation

5.  Prefers three (3) years of experience in technical research and with writing detailed reports

Conditions of Employment


1.  Requires ability to travel. 

2.  Requires successful completion of background check and fingerprinting.

Work Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00  
Work Location: 160 N LaSalle Street, Suite S-700 Chicago IL 60601  
Agency Contact:

Carmen Arnberger


Phone #:217-785-8707

Job Family:  Legal, Audit & Compliance  


This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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