Junior Associate Attorney

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary depends on qualifications



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. (HSPRD), a Chicago-based law firm with a national practice,

seeks a Junior Associate to work with the firm’s Complex Litigation group, which has a practice

concentrated in the areas of Civil Rights & Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, and False

Claims Act/Qui Tam litigation.

HSPRD has one of the nation’s leading civil rights, employment, and qui tam practices. Our cases

fight discrimination in the workplace, in housing, in education, and at the polling place;

vindicate our clients’ constitutional rights to speak freely and enjoy liberty, property rights,

and equal protection of the laws; battle police and law enforcement misconduct and governmental

misconduct generally; protect the rights of low-wage workers and immigrants; and protect

whistleblowers and expose fraud against the government. For more information about the firm, visit


We seek a Junior Associate to work with the firm on complex civil litigation matters. The associate

will be involved in all aspects of litigation in federal and state court, including developing new

cases, client contact, discovery and motion practice, trials, and appeals.


Ideal candidates will have:

•    Exceptional legal research, writing, and analytic skills;

• Experience with complex litigation, preferably on issues related to constitutional law,

discrimination, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, government misconduct, and class actions;

•    Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and persuasively;

• Excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple

projects simultaneously;

•    Ability to work independently as well as within a team;

•    Demonstrated commitment to issues central to the group’s practice;

•   Willingness to work on cases with the firm’s other practice groups, as circumstances require;


•    Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Candidates must have one to five years of litigation experience. Judicial clerkship or fellowship

experience is strongly preferred. Admission to the Illinois Bar, eligibility to waive in to the

Illinois bar, or willingness to take the Illinois Bar within six months of hire is required.


Contributory health insurance, including dental; 401K employer contribution; short- and long-term disability; bar dues payments (2);

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply


Application Process

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to gsantos@hsplegal.com with the subject line “Junior Associate Position – Application Materials” by December 15, 2018. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.