Legal Advisor II (Attorney)

Illinois Secretary of State
Posted Feb 08
Full Time
Chicago, Illinois

Office of the Illinois Secretary of State

Alexi Giannoulias

Job Title: Legal Advisor II

Division: Securities - Enforcement

Union: N/A

Location: 69 W Washington St, Chicago, IL – Cook County

Salary: $5,265.00 to $11,283.00 monthly

Overview :

Independently performs specialized legal or administrative work or performs complex technical legal functions with related advisory responsibilities of a specialized nature; conducts hearings, investigations and research activities to determine facts, prepares administrative orders or decisions, or drafts legislative bills and resolutions; processes complex legal documents or papers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and conducts extensive and complex legal research or management studies and prepares administrative reports.
  • Confers with the general public, witnesses, other attorneys, legislators, board and commission members, employers on difficult problems of statutory interpretations and compliance.
  • Drafts proposed bills, amendments, resolutions, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Revises, codifies and clarifies current legislation by preparing, editing, and advising on digests, reports and opinions.
  • Participates in the administrative hearings process; prepares pleadings and takes depositions.
  • Confers and advises on legal or administrative problems within the department.
  • Reviews and reports on legal or administrative processes including petitions, notices and orders in litigation.
  • May conduct negotiations with claimants, violators and interested parties with authority to settle claims.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Specific Skills:

  • Requires extensive knowledge of the common law and of the State and Federal laws relating to administrative and regulatory functions.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedure and of the rules of evidence, hearings, and trial procedures.
  • Requires working knowledge of management practices and procedures.
  • Requires ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with superiors, other attorneys, employees and the public.
  • Requires ability to present material in clear and logical form for oral or written presentation, as briefs, orders, reports or decisions.
  • Requires ability to exercise sound judgement in appraising and evaluating problems of a procedural nature.
  • Requires willingness to travel and possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license as required by individual positions within the class.

Education and Work Experience:

Requires the possession of a license to practice law in Illinois AND one (1) year of professional experience in the practice of law.

Application Process:

Please visit to apply by completing the online application; you may also upload a resume or other attachments as needed.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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