Legal Advisor I (Attorney)

Chicago, IL
Full Time
Administrative Hearings
Entry Level


Office of the Illinois Secretary of State

Alexi Giannoulias




Job Title:    Legal Advisor I

Division:     Administrative Hearings - Northern Operations

Union:        N/A

Location:    17 N State St, Chicago, IL – Cook County

Salary:         $4,388.00 to $9,716.00 monthly          


Performs routine legal work or performs beginning-level technical legal functions with limited related advisory responsibilities; conducts investigations and research activities to determine facts, prepare administrative orders or decisions, or drafts routine legislative bills and resolutions; processes legal documents or papers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and conducts routine legal research or management studies and prepares administrative reports.
  • Confers with the general public, witnesses, other attorneys, legislators, board and commission members, employers concerning 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.
  • May confer and advise on routine legal or administrative problems within the department.
  • Reviews and reports on legal processes including petitions and notices.
  • May conduct negotiations with claimants, violators and interested parties with limited authority to settle claims.
  •  Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Specific Skills:

  • Requires working knowledge of the common law and of the State and Federal laws relating to administrative and regulatory functions.
  • Requires working knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedure and of the rules of evidence, hearings, and trial procedures.
  • Requires elementary 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.

Application Process: 

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


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