Job Details for 2418 - EO Staff Attorney
direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in conducting legal
research and preparing drafts of legal opinions for Circuit and Associate
Judges and Chief Judge; performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work of this class involves
extensive legal research for the above under the direction of the Chief Judge.
An employee in this class must be a member of the Illinois Bar.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and
responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of
all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.
• Reads files and briefs, researches legal issues, and gives opinions
and recommendations for judges and others at their requests
written memorandums outlining the recommendations
• Researches legal
problems of those who have requested the Court to resolve such problems and
• Drafts proposed Administrative Orders of the Court
or proposed legislation
• Prepares reports on Court's authority and
responsibilities relative to other departments serving the Court after
researching statutes and case law
• Tracks and circulates new laws to the
• Prepares reports as needed and/or required
• Oversees the
Court’s Legal Intern Program
• Maintains regular attendance and
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate
in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training,
licensure or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or
assigned within job classification.
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
• The application of
legal principles to individual cases or problems
• The principles,
methods and materials of legal research
• Court procedures and the rules
• Types and methods of preparation of legal documents
Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
• County policies
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules,
regulations, codes, and/or statutes
facts, evidence, and precedents
• Conducting legal research
Preparing legal documents and records
• Interpreting laws and ordinances
• Understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions with
minimum level of supervision
• Computerized legal research through
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules,
regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets,
• Manage projects
and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain
effective working relationships with department and division staff, other
departments and others, such as vendors
• Ensure compliance with
applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
Exercises supervision of personnel in
related area of responsibility.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an approved and accredited School of Law and one year of
relevant legal experience; which may be as a Law Clerk, or, an equivalent
combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential
duties of the job such as those listed above.
The physical demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a
negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull
or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves
sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are
required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
The work environment characteristics described here
are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position is typically office or administrative work and is not
substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current license to practice law
in the State of Illinois.