Assistant State’s Attorney

Full time @Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office in Criminal Law
  • Post Date : August 31, 2021
  • Apply Before : September 30, 2021
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Job Description

The Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant State’s Attorney in Dixon, Illinois, with 1-3 years of previous legal experience.

The Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of persons violating State criminal/traffic statutes and County ordinances. The State’s Attorney’s Office provides legal advice and representation to the Lee County Board, elected county officials and county department heads. The office is also responsible for civil litigation that arises out of the county or its agents. Furthermore, this Office is responsible for petitions filed in Juvenile Court on behalf of abused or neglected minors and mental health petitions.

Primary responsibilities of an applicant shall include, but are not limited to, prosecuting Juvenile Court Act cases, as well as, criminal offenses in the area of traffic, driving under the influence, and misdemeanor cases from charging decisions through final disposition. Civil law experience is desired, but not required. Applicants may be assigned other duties as needed. Additionally, applicants will be expected to perform legal research and prepare briefs, orders, motions and other legal documents.

This full-time position requires a self-starter with exceptional organization, communication, research, and writing skills. Must be able to adapt to a fast-paced work environment. Applicants must have strong courtroom skills for adversarial hearings, bench trials, and/or jury trials.

Applicant must be a currently licensed attorney in good standing in Illinois. Salary is commensurate with experience and abilities. Health insurance, vision, dental, and IMRF benefits are included in the compensation package. Minimal travel required.

Send cover letter, resume, a copy of current ARDC card, and professional references to:

Sara Leisner

Office Manager

Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office

309 South Galena Avenue, Suite 300

Dixon, Illinois 60121

Or

sleisner@countyoflee.org

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