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  • 23 Oct 2019 9:07 AM | Christopher Cummings (Administrator)

    Friends:

    I would like to invite members or your respective organizations to join us at the Hellenic Bar Association Foundation 69th Annual Scholarship Ball. This year, we will be awarding five students scholarships and also honoring members of the Hellenic Community who have dedicated their efforts to public service and philanthropy.

    Please visit our website at www.hellenicbar.org to purchase tickets or make a donation to our scholarship fund.

    Thank you for your consideration and I hope to see you at this wonderful event!

    Sincerely,

    Frank J. Andreou

    Board Member

    Student Liaison

    Co-Chair Judge’s Night

    Co-Chair Outreach Committee


  • 23 Oct 2019 8:52 AM | Christopher Cummings (Administrator)

    The Office of the State Appellate Defender has an opening for a Staff Attorney at the Illinois Juvenile Defender Resource Center, located in Springfield, Illinois. The Staff Attorney will provide support and training to public defenders and appointed counsel representing youth in the delinquency and criminal justice systems. This position includes, in collaboration with the Director: a strong focus on designing and presenting continuing legal education programming to juvenile defenders; composing and editing publications, newsletters, and sample legal documents related to juvenile justice; responding to inquiries from juvenile defenders; and maintaining expertise in the area of juvenile law.

    The Office of the State Appellate Defender is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, while providing a congenial atmosphere, a competitive compensation package and an excellent benefit plan. The successful candidate may be eligible to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Candidates must be graduates of an ABA accredited law school and be licensed in Illinois or be able to obtain an Illinois license. Candidates must have experience representing or working with youth in the delinquency or criminal justice system. Training or teaching experience is preferred. A valid driver's license and occasional travel is required.

    Start date: December 16, 2019. Starting salary is $59,000 with State of Illinois employee benefits, including health, dental, vision and life insurance.

    Send resume and cover letter, no later than November 1, 2019 to: Jackie Bullard, Director, Illinois Juvenile Defender Resource Center at Jacqueline. bullard@osad.state.il.us.

    OFFICE OF THE STATE APPELLATE DEFENDER

    Administrative Office

    400 West Monroe - Suite 202

    Springfield, IL 62704

    217-782-7203


  • 10 Oct 2019 12:53 PM | Christopher Cummings (Administrator)

    The Office of the State Appellate Defender has openings for the position of Assistant Appellate Defender in Springfield IL. Assistant Appellate Defenders provide criminal appellate representation to indigent clients in the Illinois Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court. We are looking for attorneys with exceptional written and oral advocacy skills who bring creativity and passion to the defense of their clients. Criminal defense experience is a plus, but not a necessity. Responsibilities include reading records, conducting research, drafting briefs and other documents, and presenting oral arguments.

    The Office of the State Appellate Defender is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, while providing a congenial atmosphere, a competitive compensation package and an excellent benefit plan. The successful candidate may be eligible to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

    Candidates should have graduated from an ABA-accredited law school and be licensed in Illinois or be able to obtain an Illinois license.

    Start Date: January 21, 2020

    Starting Salary: $59,000 with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance.

    Application Process:

    Send Cover Letter and Resume to Catherine Hart at the email address below no later than October 25, 2019.

    Email Address: 4thdistrict@osad.state.il.us

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    OFFICE OF THE STATE APPELLATE DEFENDER
    Administrative Office
    400 West Monroe - Suite 202
    Springfield, IL 62704
    217-782-7203

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