The Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney, the second largest county prosecution office in the country, is an equal opportunity employer — employing more than 700 lawyers. All job offers are contingent upon being a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois and a background check.
The legal staff is diverse and reflective of the community it serves. Additionally, the Office has an established policy against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or veteran/military status. Each applicant is given individual consideration. The following criteria are included:
Favorable Academic Standing
Excellent Writing Ability
Law School Activities- ie, Mock Trial Competition or Moot Court, Trial Team, Law Society, etc.
Documented interest in public service and/or criminal law
Highest standards of professional and personal integrity
Our office accepts applications to join our team as an Assistant State’s Attorney on a rolling basis, if you are a licensed Attorney in Illinois. If you are a recent law school graduate, we will accept your application once you have proof that you have passed the Illinois bar exam. We look forward to receiving your application.