Careers

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism offers a dynamic, thought-provoking, creative environment for expanding careers and professional interests. We seek wise, team-oriented professionals who will advance our mission. The Commission promotes civility, inclusiveness and greater efficacy in the legal and judicial systems of Illinois.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the Commission will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran or disability status.

We are actively recruiting for the following positions:

Part-Time Research & Writing Internship 

Spring/Summer 2020 

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism seeks a law student interested in researching and writing about the legal profession while learning how the Commission is promoting increased civility, integrity and professionalism. The Commission’s offices are at Two Prudential Plaza, 180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 1950, Chicago, IL. The position will require approximately 10-15 hours per week with pay of $30.00 per hour. This is a temporary position for the remainder of the spring semester and for the summer 

Specifically, the Intern’s responsibilities will include:    

  • Researching and reporting on trends affecting attorney professional development;   
  • Researching and reporting on nationwide legal mentoring programs;  
  • Researching and drafting best practices regarding professional codes governing various employee groups of the judicial branch such as clerks, court reporters, and court annexed arbitrators and mediators.  
  • Researching and assembling articles, posts, blogs, and other materials regarding specific professionalism issues from online and print resources;  
  • Assisting with the development of online courses and in-person training; and 
  • Assisting with streamlining Commission’s data collection. 

The Intern should possess the following skills and characteristics:  

  • Excellent research skills, including an ability to quickly and efficiently retrieve, assemble and organize relevant material for review;  
  • Ability to work well and collaborate with others in a small, tightly-knit, hard-working yet friendly environment;  
  • Superior writing skills and a solid work ethic (experience in journalism or writing on deadline strongly preferred); and  
  • A commitment to the cause of professionalism among law students and members of the bar.  

In addition to playing an important role in advancing the cause of professionalism in the legal profession, there may be great opportunities to interact with practicing lawyers and judges and to develop relationships in the legal community.  

If interested, please email a cover letter expressing your interest and your resume to David Bell at david.bell@2civility.org. This job will remain open until filled; preference will be given to applications received by February 14, 2020. 

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