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Appellate Court Law Clerk / Judicial Secretary

Vacancy Announcement

  • Location
  • Posted Date
  • Closing Date
    Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 7, 2022.
  • Division
    Illinois Appellate Court, First District
  • Benefits
    An attractive judicial branch benefits package is offered, including pension; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; deferred compensation; and vacation.
  • Salary


Justice Mathias W. Delort of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, is seeking an Appellate Court Law Clerk/Judicial Secretary to serve an approximate one-year term in his chambers in Chicago, Illinois.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The Law Clerk/Judicial Secretary conducts legal research and drafts memoranda, orders, and opinions for the justice. Duties also include reviewing and editing the work of other clerks. The position also requires sharing administrative duties with the other clerks, including but not limited to, corresponding with the Springfield courthouse and other chambers, tracking the status of motions and cases, paying bills, maintaining case files, and keeping the library up to date. The successful applicant must have the ability comport oneself in a manner which is cognizant of the Court’s ethical responsibilities.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Applicants must be a licensed attorney and admitted to the Illinois bar. Law Review/journal experience is preferred. Preference will be given to those with prior experience as a judicial law clerk and/or appellate lawyer or as a legal practitioner, but all applicants with an outstanding academic record and superior research and writing skills will be considered. Excellent computer and technology skills required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time. This is a professional office working environment requiring telephone usage and the ability to process and read large volumes of written documents.


Applicant must possess the ability to travel throughout the state, including overnight stays as required. This position requires a valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance to operate a personal vehicle on state business, and a safe driving record. Applicant may be required to submit additional materials and/or complete job-specific tests for the position. The position will permit some degree of remote work, but work on a totally remote basis is not preferred.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to Maya Spector at All applications will be also automatically considered for the potential Law Clerk vacancy in Presiding Justice Delort's chambers. There is no need to submit an application for each vacancy.

The position will remain open until filled.


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