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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.

Who we are

The Office of the State Appellate Defender is a state agency that represents indigent defendants in criminal appeals. The 1st District (Chicago) Office covers cases from Cook County and we are the agency's largest office with over 90 attorneys and 20 support staff. We offer excellent benefits and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assistant Office Administrator

Job Responsibilities will include: Assisting the Office Administrator in the day-to-day running of the office, completing purchase orders, managing and organizing supply inventory, travel requests and vouchers, Legal Files deletion requests, miscellaneous Appellate Court requests, miscellaneous support staff coverage, quality control reports, direct incoming faxes, translation requests, LRC decision summaries, assist with annual inventory, and other duties assigned by the Office Administrator.

Requirements: We are looking for people with a good attitude, an ability to follow instructions, a superior work ethic, ability to troubleshoot/problem solve and the ability to work well with others. Prior experience with any of the above listed tasks is preferred but not required. Knowledge of WordPerfect a plus.

If you think this job is for you: Submit Cover Letter and Resume to no later than March 20, 2024, at 4:30 PM. The cover letter should tell us why we should consider you for employment with our agency. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.



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