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Expungement Attorney

Expungement Attorney

Job Title: Expungement Attorney

Department: Policy Department                  

Position Description: The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Policy Department is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney to process and respond to expungement petitions and ensure uniform policies and procedures are implemented in each of Cook County’s criminal courts.

Working Environment & Reporting Structure: The Expungement Attorney will report to the Expungement Policy and Legal Advisor.

Duties/Requirements: The Expungement Attorney is responsible for oversight of the expungement process and must ensure that all petitions are handled properly and fairly in line with the Office’s mission, vision and values.  The Expungement Attorney will review expungement and sealing petitions to determine whether the petition is complete; whether the relief sought is statutorily available; and whether the petition should be granted in line with the Office’s mission, vision, and values.  In addition, the Expungement Attorney will attend or coordinate appearances for all expungement calls across the Office; work with stakeholders such as legislators and advocacy groups to ensure that accurate information is available to individuals seeking conviction relief; and work to identify areas to expedite relief.  The Expungement Attorney will be an effective advocate and emissary of the mission, vision and values of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office both with ASAs as well as other stakeholders. 

Minimum Qualifications
Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a relevant field of law.
Must have strong analytical, writing, and oral advocacy skills; advanced case law and statutory knowledge in criminal law and procedure; and must serve as a personal and professional resource and thought partner to colleagues.
Must consistently demonstrate sound judgment, critical thinking, dedication to work product, and effective time management.
Must uphold the mission and values of the Office at all times.
Must exercise integrity and decorum in all situations.                                                            

Contact: To apply, please submit a copy of your resume and statement of interest below. In your statement of interest, please answer the following questions:

Why are you interested in this particular role?
What in your professional experience has prepared you to succeed in this role?
How will you work to foster and maintain public trust in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office while upholding the mission, vision, and values of the Office in your dealings with ASAs, the judiciary, and the defense bar?

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) is an equal opportunity employer, which seeks to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.  The CCSAO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  Upon request, the CCSAO will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals due to a disability or pregnancy.