The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) is the premiere legal association in the state. Its primary focus is to help Illinois lawyers practice more efficiently by providing time and money-saving services.
We are seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Staff Counsel in our Springfield headquarters and provide legal advice and counsel to the Association’s leadership and professional staff on matters of relevance to the Association.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provide advice and analysis to elected and appointed leadership and professional staff on Association bylaw and policy and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Represent the Association in contract and other negotiations.
Represent the Association as necessary in formal legal matters including amicus curiae filings, UPL prosecutions, and other types of legal process.
Participate in Presidential or other leadership initiatives.
Participate in professional staff initiatives, programs, and projects.
Participate as staff liaison, from time to time, on committees/section councils with specialized need for formal Association legal involvement, such as Professional Conduct, the UPL Task Force, Judicial Advisory Polls, and Judicial Evaluations Committee.
Provide ethics related educational information to members upon request and for inclusion in Association media.
Provide review and editing of Association legal materials.
Superior analytical skills and legal judgment
Creative legal thinking and problem solving
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Organizational skills to handle and prioritize numerous legal matters
Initiative and a strong work ethic
Ability to work independently
Ability to work with professionals with diverse views, experiences, and expertise
Respect and courtesy for all staff and Association members
A J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to the Illinois bar, and active status with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission free of any current or past disciplinary sanctions.
Two years of legal experience, preferably in private practice or a not-for-profit corporation, is desirable. Practical and specific experience with professional conduct and ethics matters is also desirable.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Perform office work which is primarily sedentary in nature. No special physical demands are required. Frequent travel to/from Chicago.
The ISBA offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive package of employee benefits including employer-paid health, life and disability insurances, a section 125 Cafeteria plan, HRA, and staff profit sharing plan and 401(k). EOE.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com (MS Word or PDF only).
About Illinois State Bar Association
The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization, the Association’s primary focus is to help Illinois lawyers practice more efficiently by providing time and money-saving services, practice resources and continuing education.