Career Information for Licensed Attorneys

Although the Cook County State's Attorney's Office has a strong policy of promoting from within, the office does hire a limited number of practicing attorneys to maintain the high level of competence and experience. Law school graduates should contact the Office only after they have been admitted to the bar.

Interviewing and hiring are generally based on the criteria listed above as well as the openings in the office. Salary is based on experience and available openings.

All applicants are required to sign Office Release Forms.

The Office is a member of the National Association for Law Placement and does not discriminate against any individual because of race, creed, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, gender, veteran status, marital or parental status, or disability.

The e-mail address for third year applicants and licensed attorney applicants to reach our office is attyhire@cookcountyil.gov.

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