Legal Writer - Part Time

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Location: Location
Employment Type
Regular Part-Time
FLSA Status
U.S. - Non-Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

The Legal Writer will be writing for ACAMS, the top source for news on financial crime, sanctions and compliance-related issues.


The ideal Legal Writer will be a capable writer with a strong legal background, preferably with some law school or a JD degree. Writers must be able to read statutes, understand legal issues in money laundering and summarize them into plain English for a general audience.  


This is a remote, part-time position working 24 hours each week, and at times the hours could increase.


  • Work closely with editor-in-chief, legal editor and other legal writers to brainstorm topics and write briefs and other materials in an authoritative, neutral tone that avoids legalese. 
  • Research and fact-check money laundering and counterterrorist financing rules, financial regulations, and related topics.
  • Provide accurate and timely legal information to our readers.
  • Write and edit with a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently under tight deadlines write. 



Qualified candidates must have writing experience and be able to provide samples. Additionally, candidates must have: 

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited university in Law, Journalism, English, History, Communications or a related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written) as well as great attention to detail.
  • PC skills. Knowledge of Excel and understanding of online publishing a plus.  
  • Must be able to work 8/9am-5pm in the Eastern Time Zone.

Preferred candidates: 

  • Will have fluency in another language besides English.
  • Will have worked as a lawyer or attended law school with a couple of years or more of legal training, preferably a JD degree from an accredited law school. 


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.
As an organization dedicated to educating the healthcare leaders of tomorrow and empowering members to make inspiring contributions to our global community, we know that it is our responsibility to lead by example and continue minimizing the risks of spreading COVID-19.   Employment at Adtalem and/or its subsidiaries requires compliance with the organization’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, to the extent permitted by the laws of your country, province/state, and/or local area.  All employees in areas of the world that permit mandatory COVID-19 vaccination are required to be fully vaccinated within 60 days of their date of hire unless they receive an exemption from Adtalem’s HR Coaching Resource Center because of issues such as access or an approved medical or religious accommodation.


Who We Are

The ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, skills, and expertise of AML/CTF and financial crime detection and prevention professionals. Our Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) credential and ACAMS Advanced Certifications, like CAMS-Audit and CAMS-FCI, are recognized as gold standards in AML certifications worldwide.

Members include representatives from financial institutions, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, and other industry sectors. We help members reach their full potential by connecting them with like-minded professionals from all over the world through forums, international events, local chapters, and training opportunities including webinars, full-day seminars, international conferences, and live chats. Learn more about ACAMS, part of Adtalem Global Education, at

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We pride ourselves in nurturing a culture that encourages everyone to bring their full selves to work each day. To us, diversity and inclusion needs to be intentional to be impactful. We don’t just welcome differences, we celebrate them. #WeAreAdtalem

To learn more about our commitment to Diversity and Inclusionclick here to visit our Diversity page.


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