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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois Is Currently Accepting Applications From Attorneys Who Have a Strong Civil Litigation Background

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Illinois is currently accepting applications from attorneys who have a strong civil litigation background for the position of Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in our Civil Division in the Fairview Heights Office.

The Civil Division consists of a team responsible for protecting the rights and interests of the American people by legal representation, enforcement of federal laws, and defense of U.S. interests. Our Civil Division investigates and prosecutes affirmative civil cases on behalf of the United States, as well as defends the United States in a variety of defensive actions.

Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability, good judgment, and superior communication and courtroom skills. Applicants must be team players who exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies. Applicants must have demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.

Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic mail and word processing systems.

AUSAs may be rotated through the various units, to include our Criminal Division, depending upon the district's staffing needs.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

For additional details, including qualifications, view the job posting on the U.S. Department of Justice website.

Posted on August 26, 2021 by Timothy A. Slating

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