The Law Department represents the District on all legal, regulatory and contractual matters. Areas overseen by this department include the management of personal injury and property damage claims filed against the District, claims filed pursuant to the Worker's Compensation Act, environmental litigation, tax matters, labor relations, municipal corporate matters, intergovernmental agreements, land use and acquisitions, Constitutional First Amendment Issues and supervision of municipal bond transactions.
Law Student Externship Program
The Law Department manages the Chicago Park District's Law Student Externship Program. Legal Externships at the District provides law students with the opportunity to work in a diverse and friendly environment. Legal externs can expect to assist Park District attorneys with legal matters in multiple practice areas, while gaining practical legal experience.
View the requirements and responsibilities of the Chicago Park District and its employees under the Shakman Consent Decree.