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Attorney Development Program 2024

Job Description

Title: Attorney Development Program
Primary Location: [[United States]] – [[Illinois]] – [[Moline]]
Organizational Group: Legal
Function: [[Legal]]



There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more… many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.


Title: Attorney Development Program

Primary Location: United States (US) – Moline, IL

Function: Legal


John Deere’s Global Law Services Group (GLSG) is offering an opportunity in its Attorney Development Program within its in-house law department. Attorneys at John Deere provide a broad range of legal services to the business, including through practice areas like intellectual property, product liability and litigation, contracts, compliance, employment, trade regulation, environmental, and securities and finance. The collaborative environment across these disciplines supports the delivery of comprehensive legal solutions for John Deere.


As an employee in our Attorney Development Program, you will have the opportunity to work in multiple substantive practice areas within the law department. You will interface and collaborate with business stakeholders and work closely with in-house practicing lawyers. You will be presented with the opportunity to develop a solid foundation of diverse experiences, build your network, and explore career paths within the practice of law inside a corporation. You will refine your skills by performing legal and regulatory research, conducting data analysis, drafting contract provisions, assisting in litigation, analyzing business strategies and activities, and advising business stakeholders.


Employees in the Attorney Development Program participate in two 12-month rotational assignments. The rotational assignments will focus on different substantive practice areas to enable growth and development in both transactional and litigation practices. Responsibilities may include advising business stakeholders, reviewing and drafting documents and contracts, conducting legal research and data analysis, reviewing proposed regulations and legislation, analyzing business strategies and activities, and assisting in litigation.

Work Statement: US Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


What We Are Looking For:

  • Flexible individuals with a critical thinking mindset, willing to collaborate with others to make a positive impact.
  • Leadership skills through extracurricular and other professional endeavors.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a positive attitude, with a passion to learn new things and tackle analytical challenges.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively across many diverse internal groups, teams and divisions.
  • A demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Open to receiving and integrating on-the-job training and feedback.


  • Recent Juris Doctorate graduate from an accredited program, or enrolled in an accredited degree program to receive a Juris Doctorate by Spring 2024
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, with preference for 3.25 GPA
  • Admitted to practice law in Illinois, or planning to sit for the July 2024 Bar Exam and be admitted to the Illinois bar