Patrick Kenneally

Title: Assistant State’s Attorney


Experience: 0-5 years experience in legal field The McHenry County State's Attorney's Office serves as prosecutor of persons charged with violating the criminal statutes and traffic laws of the State of Illinois. We further provide legal advice and representation to the McHenry County Board, elected officials and department heads as to their duties and responsibilities under the law, represent and advise the County and its Elected Officials in civil litigation arising out of their official duties, enforce County ordinances, file and prosecute petitions in Juvenile Court on behalf of abused or neglected minors, and assist with the collection of child support payments.


The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office in Woodstock, Illinois, is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney for its Criminal Division. This attorney will perform responsible functions in the area of criminal litigation, including, but not limited to: • Performing research and writing • Preparing for trial by notifying and interviewing victims and witnesses • Preparing written motions, briefs, orders, and other legal documents • Negotiating and entering plea agreements by reviewing charges, police reports, and criminal records • Preparing orders of supervision, conditional discharge, or probation • Conducting adversarial hearings, bench trials, and/or jury trials • Prosecuting criminal cases • Interacting with staff, county officials, law enforcement officers, victims and the general public in person or by telephone in order to respond to inquiries, receive complaints, and resolve problems • Performing other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Required Education and Experience: Juris Doctor License and Certifications: Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois Knowledge and Skills Required Knowledge of: • Illinois Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure • Trial advocacy • Excellent oral and written communication skills Skill in: • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing • Arguing persuasively before a judge and/or jury • Assimilating facts and drawing sound conclusions • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and following up assignments with minimum direction • Preparing well-reasoned and well-researched motions and briefs • Accurately proofreading copy with accompanying knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling • Performing data entry using word processing, spreadsheet or database commands and formats material as required Please submit cover letter, resume and maximum 3-page writing sample, via mail or email to: Carolyn Grobe Communications Coordinator McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Suite 150 Woodstock, IL 60098

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