Fellowship Program

As the legal industry continues to become more competitive, attorneys may find themselves in a transition period in their career and recent graduates may be looking for a practice-ready program to launch their career. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) offers recent graduates and practitioners with up to five years of experience the opportunity to volunteer with our office through our Fellowship Program. Fellowships are a unique way for attorneys to gain meaningful and practical legal experience as they enter the profession. A Fellowship with the CCSAO offers young attorneys invaluable, hands-on experience, advocating in a courtroom on a daily basis.

A Fellowship can last between 3 to 12 months. During that time, Fellows can work in the Civil Actions Bureau, the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau, or the Special Prosecutions Bureau (Attorneys wishing to serve in the Special Prosecutions Bureau are asked to commit to a 6 month term). A Fellow will work alongside ASAs who are nationally recognized as some of the best litigators in the country. You can find more details on the CCSAO Fellowship program HERE

All applicants are required to sign Office Release Forms.

All inquiries can be directed to attyhire@cookcountyil.gov.