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Assistant U.S. Attorneys

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois seeks to hire diverse, hard-working, skilled, and committed lawyers who have the following characteristics: maturity and good judgment, a demonstrated commitment to public service, excellent writing skills and academic record, and litigation and/or criminal law experience. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least two years post-J.D. experience.

Click here for current AUSA Vacancy Announcements for this Office.


 Interested persons should prepare:

  • A cover letter referencing the Vacancy Announcement (e.g., AUSA-NDIL-##-#)
  • A detailed resume

We also ask that you consider completing the voluntary form below, to assist in our efforts to promote a diverse workforce.

Effective March 27, 2020, the NDIL will be accepting electronic submissions only

Mailed packages will not be reviewed. 

Please send all materials to:

No telephone calls please.

Positions are open until filled, but no later than the date posted in the OARM announcement.

Application Deadline: See Vacancy Announcement.

Those applicants who progress in the hiring process should be prepared to submit the following additional information (and only when requested by the Office):

  • Questionnaire (will be provided to the applicant)
  • Personal statement (instructions will be provided to the applicant)
  • Writing sample (completed within 12 months prior to the application)
  • Official law school transcript (to be sent directly from the law school to the Office)
  • Three letters of recommendation (related to legal employment and to be sent directly from the recommenders to the Office)
Updated October 13, 2021

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