5/10/2022

Legal Assistant, Peoria law firm

Legal Assistant—Elias, Meginnes & Seghetti, PC has an immediate opening for a legal assistant. Position will require the use of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel, use of time/billing software, direct contact with clients, other attorneys, public offices, title companies and others and answering phone and email. Full time or part time candidates will be considered. Legal experience preferred but not required. Salary depending on qualifications and experience. For full time employees, we offer paid holidays, paid time off, paid parking, participation in 401(k) and health plan.  

Contact: Hope Thompson, 309-672-6362 hthompson@emrslaw.com  

5/06/2022

Police Officer, Davenport, Iowa

The City of Davenport, Iowa is currently accepting online applications for Police Officer until 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, May 22, 2022.     

Students and Alumni can visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/davenport to apply.  

If anyone has questions, they can contact Captain Jane Imming directly at (563)326-6109 or at Jane.Imming@davenportiowa.com.  

Additional information about the Davenport Police Department and the position is available at https://www.davenportiowwa.com/policecareers 

5/02/2022

Jobs from the May Edition of the Peoria County Bar Association LegalEase

Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C., is seeking a full time Real Estate Paralegal/Legal Assistant in our Morton, Illinois location. 

Must be able to work independently but also as a team member. Employee will have direct contact with clients, other attorneys and title companies. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills are a must.  Candidate will have the ability to multi-task in a busy office environment.

The position offers a pleasant working environment, paid vacation and holidays, health insurance and parking. 

Send resume to dpayton@benckendorf.com


Paralegal

Part-time paralegal position available. Candidate should be experienced in all aspects of family law. Hours and compensation are flexible. Please apply in confidence to:
John P. Edmonds, Ltd., 110 SW Jefferson Ave., Suite 410, Peoria, IL 61602. Phone: 309-674-3900, Fax: 309-674-2644, Email: jay@jayedmondslaw.com

Paralegal

Knight Nicastro MacKay, LLC, a litigation firm with growing national practice, is seeking experienced litigation paralegal for our expanding practice in our Peoria office. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have strong analytical and organizational skills, ability to prioritize work for multiple attorneys and ability to work well with team members. Experience with analyzing medical records a plus. Must have excellent communication skills and function well in a team setting.

Skills must include Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel, as well as advanced skills with Adobe. Experience with case management software and time/billing software is required. Must be proficient in e-filing (state and federal level), docketing, file organization, document management and production, preparing disclosure and discovery documents, preparing basic motions, preparing for depositions and trials, and trial assistance. Some travel is required for trials. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and abilities; excellent benefits including health, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and matching 401(k) participation.

Interested candidates, please forward resume to route@knightnicastro.com.

Job Type: Full-time


Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Immediate opening for an experienced paralegal/legal assistant in Peoria, IL.  The candidate must have experience in family law, which will be the primary practice area for this position.  Must be able to organize and prioritize many tasks, deadlines, and clients/cases.  Responsibilities include answering phone/email, scheduling client appointments, preparing and efiling pleadings, preparation of discovery and updating and communicating with clients on a regular basis.  We offer vacation/sick pay and paid holidays.  Hourly wage is negotiable depending on qualifications.  Please send your resume in confidence to Maribeth Egert Dura via duralaw@sbcglobal.net.


Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Kepple Law practices in the area of real estate, business, estate planning, and civil litigation in Illinois and Arizona. We have a laid back environment that is focused on growing our people and our business. We invest in getting better and building an awesome business. We are coming off our best year ever, so come join us as we build a multistate practice. If you are a team player and do amazing work, let's talk!

Please send your resume and inquiries to ckepple@kepplelawllc.com


Paralegal

Knight Nicastro MacKay, LLC, a litigation firm with growing national practice, is seeking experienced litigation paralegal for our expanding practice in our Peoria office. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have strong analytical and organizational skills, ability to prioritize work for multiple attorneys and ability to work well with team members. Experience with analyzing medical records a plus. Must have excellent communication skills and function well in a team setting.

Skills must include Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel, as well as advanced skills with Adobe. Experience with case management software and time/billing software is required. Must be proficient in e-filing (state and federal level), docketing, file organization, document management and production, preparing disclosure and discovery documents, preparing basic motions, preparing for depositions and trials, and trial assistance. Some travel is required for trials. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and abilities; excellent benefits including health, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and matching 401(k) participation.

Job Type: Full-time


Law Office Runner/Filing Assistant - 
Part-time

Downtown Peoria Law Firm seeks part-time personnel to assist staff and attorneys in general office operation.  Must be punctual, professional, efficient, and display initiative.  Experience in Word and Excel a plus.

Responsibilities include:

•  Deliver documents as directed, including filings at courthouse

•  Prepare documents as needed by attorneys, administrator or assistants, including typing, copying, faxing

   or binding

•  Meter afternoon mail and prepare for daily pickup

•  Assist in maintenance of client records in file room

•  Cover switchboard during receptionist lunch

•  Straighten common areas – kitchen, file and copy rooms, conference rooms

Hours:  Monday thru Friday from Noon to 5:00 p.m.  Possible flexibility in start time and additional days may be available on occasion.

Opening:  Immediate

Please direct inquiries to Christina Wyss at admin@ksswf.com or 309-676-1381.



Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Immediate opening for a workers’ compensation or civil litigation legal assistant in Peoria, IL. We are looking for someone who is proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, e-filing, and transcription. Our compensation packages are commensurate with experience and skills and include Group Health Insurance, 401(k) matching, and other earned incentives. To apply send your resume and references to pcbaasst@mtco.com with reference number 011121.

 

Legal Assistant

Hasselberg Grebe Snodgrass Urban & Wentworth seeks an experienced and qualified full time legal assistant.  Must have the ability to manage the accurate and expedient transcription and assembly of pleadings and documents, scheduling and docket management, data entry, client communications, filing, competence with computer applications common to the legal environment, and assisting assigned attorneys. We offer an attractive compensation and benefit package.  Benefits include employer funded retirement plan, employer paid health and dental insurance for employee, employer funded HRA, employer paid parking, paid vacation and sick leave, major holidays off, three Friday afternoons off in summer, summer hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Please forward your resume, cover letter and references to:

Attorney David Wentworth

401 Main St., Ste. 1400

Peoria, IL 61602.


LEGAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST

Law Office of Louis P. Milot, Riverview Plaza (Chase Bank Building), 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1928, Peoria, Illinois 61602.  General Practice.  Must be comfortable working and dealing with a variety of individuals.  Seeking individual with proficiency in Microsoft Word.  Individual should be detailed-oriented, have good interpersonal skills, possess multi-tasking and organizational skills.  Good telephone and writing skills important.  The individual must be able to work in a professional environment and maintain strict confidentiality concerning clients and operations.  Experience with Odyssey (e-filing) and scanning software (e.g. Paperport, etc.) would be helpful.  Duties vary and include, but are not limited to, preparation and e-filing of legal correspondence, pleading and forms;  screening clients;  case management;  scheduling appointments and general receptionist duties.  Between 35-40 hours each week but will consider part-time hours.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Paid vacation and paid holidays.   Those interested should submit a letter of interest, updated resume or brief statement of their qualifications to Louis Milot at the above address or via e-mail at lawshop@mtco.com.


Full-time Paralegal/Legal Assistant

This job is anything but boring but it is not for the faint of heart. My practice is largely family law, though I do represent some small businesses and handle various other types of litigation also. Family law cases especially must move quickly. In turn, we must move quickly or people spend more time than necessary in extremely stressful circumstances. Most of my cases involve the most stressful conflict the individual client has faced in their lives. As a result, it is vital that my entire office consistently remains tentative, strong, steady, timely, confidential, compassionate, and informative, even when we ourselves are stressed. The ability to truly listen to our clients may be the most important skill this position requires. Also, if you believe you are someone who would rather discuss ideas than people, then you are likely a good candidate for this position. 

 

I am looking for someone who truly wants a lifelong career helping people through the worst time of their lives (divorce, being called a bad parent, being called an abuser, someone won't pay you, basement flooding, injury,.... think about what you think would really stink if it happened to you and that is likely what we deal with for our clients). If you are ready to 100% commit yourself to the legal field and helping people resolve conflict, which again is not for the faint of heart, then you are very likely a great fit for this position. You must be able to keep information confidential and inherently respect people's privacy. You must be able to respond to rudeness with professionalism. Finally, I need someone who is a rule abider and strictly interprets the law. 

 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for assisting attorney(s) in all stages of litigation matters. This candidate should feel comfortable drafting legal documents, conducting legal research, scheduling, maintaining case files electronically, e-filing, drafting correspondence and completing other ad-hoc requests, as needed. The ideal candidate is happy to follow processes and instructions strictly, but brave and tactful enough to offer input/ideas to the attorney. Finally, if you can't happily operate in a situation where you feel like you are juggling a lot of different balls in the air, this position is likely not for you. In other words, you will have many assignments at once with various deadlines and priorities. If you have found that you are not comfortable taking on a lot of projects at once, you may not be happy in this position. On the other hand, if you find that you often bend over backwards or move mountains to help people fix their issues, and that truly brings you joy, then you are my person. 

Responsibilities

  • Legal fact and basic legal research
  • Assist with case management
  • Organize and electronically file pleadings
  • Coordinate and schedule calendars

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (Paralegal Certificate or degree/significant coursework from reputable paralegal program)
  • 2+ years' as Litigation Legal Assistant or Paralegal
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize many tasks, deadlines, and clients/cases at once
  • Efficient typing skills
  • Ability to learn various software programs such as e-filing, case management software, adobe, Microsoft word, excel, Westlaw and other legal research systems, and more. 

The position will pay commensurate with relevant experience, education, training, and offer bonus incentives. The position requires billing your time (tracking of your activities throughout the day literally with a timer and detailed journal like entries). If you make the position profitable for the firm and make clients happy, you will reap a significant portion of the rewards.  Please send resume and cover letter to angela@angelaevanslaw.com.

Paralegal/Legal Secretary

Established Pekin law firm practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, and business matters seeks a paralegal or legal secretary.  The ideal candidate should have excellent computer skills and be organized, detail-oriented and possess the ability to multi-task.

 

Primary responsibilities include assisting our three attorneys by:

•             Answering and transferring calls;

•             Typing documents, correspondence, pleadings, and court filings for attorney review;

•             Electronically filing documents with the court;

•             Other administrative duties as assigned.

 

No prior legal experience is required.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Please direct all inquiries and resumes to jasonproehl@grics.net.


Paralegal

Established Peoria law firm seeks a paralegal with two (2) or more years of experience.  The candidate must have experience in family law, which will be the primary practice area for this position.  The law practice currently has three attorneys, with areas primarily focused in family law, criminal law, and civil litigation.  The candidate must be willing to meet with clients and to prepare pleadings and court filings for attorney review.  Benefits available.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Send resume to pcbaasst@mtco.com with reference number 101421 in the subject line. 


Family Law Paralegal Opportunity:

Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C., a Central Illinois law firm specializing in all areas of family law, is searching for a skilled paralegal with a passion for advocating on behalf of people who have issues regarding their marriages or families.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in family law is required, preferably recent experience
  • Paralegal certificate is preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Family Law Software
  • Exceptional legal writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills to work well with clients and co-workers within our firm

Duties:

  • Manage multiple cases
  • Communicate with clients
  • Collaborate with other paralegals

We offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Generous vacation and paid time off package
  • 401(k)
  • An exciting and close-knit work environment that fosters recognition, teamwork, and job satisfaction
  • Room for professional growth and development for driven individuals

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume. They should include the following information:

  • Your educational background and work experience
  • Your date of availability for employment
  • Your experience with various office software tools
  • A statement as to why you believe you are the right candidate for this job

About Butler & Giraudo, P.C.:

The firm's partners, Susan Butler, Kelly Giraudo, and Tamara Meister, have more than 60 years of combined experience. Our firm is passionate about advocating on behalf of people who have issues regarding their marriages or families. We operate from our offices in downtown Morton at the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets, and also in the Janssen Building in Peoria, directly across from the Peoria County Courthouse. Please visit our website at: www.bgmlawyers.com

Thank you for your interest in Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C., Attorneys at Law. Your inquiry will be held in strict confidence. Please direct your inquiries to: kgiraudo@bgmlawyers.com We look forward to hearing from you! 

Applications for the Peoria County Bar Association's Robert H. Jennetten Diversity Scholarship for law school students are being accepted!

Robert H. Jennetten Diversity Scholarship

Applications for the Peoria County Bar Association's Robert H. Jennetten Diversity Scholarship for law school students are being accepted! 


Please share the link below with anyone you know in law school.

 

Eligibility: The applicant must be one of the following for the 2022-23 academic year:1) an entering first-year law student;2) a second-year law student; or3) a third-year law student.

  • The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • The applicant must have a four-year college degree or be expected to obtain a college degree by the end of the spring 2022 semester.
  • The applicant must have been accepted to or have an application to law school pending.

Submissions are due by Friday, July 22, 2022. Application Link

4/27/2022

Full and Part-time Police Officer positions for certified Police Officers at Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College Police Department 

One College Dr. Room 105A

East Peoria, IL 61635 (309) 694-5223 

Police Officer Positions - Full-Time & Part-Time 

The Illinois Central College Police Department is seeking qualified individuals to fill both full-time and part-time openings for certified Police Officers. 

A great opportunity for someone looking to retire from their current agency, or a part-time officer looking to expand to full-time. The full-time position will work the day shift. There are various days and shifts currently available for part-time. The Illinois Central College Police Department is a 24/7/365 agency that serves the ICC community at three campuses in East Peoria, Peoria, and Pekin. Pay and Benefits • $20.10 per hour with .40 / .50 differential for 2 nd / 3rd shift • Holidays.

Full-time: 12 paid holidays, plus shutdown break between Christmas-New Year. Holidays worked are paid an additional 1 1/2 times the hourly base rate. 

Part-time: Holidays worked are paid at 2 times the hourly base rate • Full-time accrue Vacation and Sick paid time off. Part-time accrue Sick paid time off. • ICC has fantastic health benefits, available to full-time only. • ICC tuition waivers for employee, spouse, and dependent children • Member of State University Retirement System (SURS) • Free ICC Fitness Center membership 

A simple online application can be completed at https://www.icc.edu/jobs through Sunday, May 8. If you have questions about the position, feel free to contact Chief Erika Schwiderski at Erika.schwiderski@icc.edu

4/26/2022

Join our Team, Coordinator - Legal Studies, Illinois Central College, flexible, largely remote work schedule, good pay, highly rewarding work

This position is now open. Apply to join our team. Flexible and largely remote work schedule. Good pay rate. Up to 29.5 hours. Teaching may be an option. 

Working with a great team, doing great things in support of the many opportunities for employment with central Illinois lawyers, law firms, corporate law offices, government, and court offices. #opportunities #employment #law

https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/illinoiscc/jobs/3529011/coordinator-legal-studies

Reach out to Tom Higgins with any questions. thiggins@icc.edu

4/19/2022

Remote Paralegal Position

 

Job description

We run an internet law/consulting firm in the cannabis industry. We are looking for a great paralegal/business admin to help us manage the firm more effectively.

HELP MAKE HISTORY in one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Cannabis Industry Lawyer & Cannabis Legalization News are some of the most trusted brands in cannabis with a large audience: tens of thousands of people around the world start their cannabis journey with Cannabis Industry Lawyer & Cannabis Legalization News because we are not your typical cannabis company. 

Compliance, education, and innovation are equal parts of Cannabis Industry Lawyer & Cannabis Legalization News' DNA, which is why they are the lead marketing arms of our law and consulting firm, Collateral Base. We are shaping the global cannabis industry for the better, accessible to all, from the cannabis curious to social equity applicants, and the everyday consumer, by building the world’s content library for everyone to discover, find and obtain help in getting a license for their cannabis business and help with its very complex operations.

If you are interested in a rapidly growing, nascent space that requires forward-thinking and continuous innovation to lead, Collateral Base is the place for you. A career at Collateral Base, combines the excitement and innovation of a start-up with the support and growth opportunities of a major corporation. Collateral Base's salaries and benefit packages are competitive, and we promise that you will never be bored: we focus relentlessly on solving challenges for our customers and having fun doing it in our collaborative work environment. If you have the skills and desire, you will be joining a global team of innovative, passionate individuals on a revolutionary mission to change the world for the better.

What We Are Looking For In This Role

Collateral Base is looking for a mid level Corporate & Litigation Paralegal to help support our team, particularly in the coordination of all phases of regulatory compliance. You’ll thrive in a fast-moving, fluid environment, and be passionate about implementing change, good processes and procedures in a commercial setting at one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies.

Responsibilities

  • Filing documents in court or with regulators

  • Coordinate the preparation of materials for board meetings or corporate operations. 

  • Assist in the formatting and preparation of pleadings to be filed in court. 

  • Draft board and shareholder actions and maintain minute books and corporate records.

  • Assist in responding to requests for information and documents from our business partners, officers, directors, internal and external auditors, regulators, and other stakeholders.

  • Assist with all corporate matters.

  • Provide general support and assist with special projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • ABA certified paralegal with thorough understanding of corporate and litigation matters are required.

  • Strong experience with transactional matters.

  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments, work well under pressure, and have the flexibility to assist the team in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules.

  • Strong organizational, analytical and communications skills (both verbal and written).

  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and provide outstanding service to internal and external clients/contacts.

  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint plus Google Platform and presentation software.

  • Strong organizational skills and experience working directly with stakeholders inside and outside the legal function.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to research, read and understand basic rules and regulations.

  • Ability to work independently, while performing as a team player.

The job description is representative of typical duties and responsibilities for the position and is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in accordance with business needs. Prior cannabis convictions are not an automatic disqualifier. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. A background check will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment is extended. The position requires a three month temporary trial to establish whether the position is the right fight for the parties.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: Based upon experience. Estimate $40,190.00 - $53,210.00 per year for full-time.  $25.00 - $33.25 per hour for part-time & contract positions. 

COVID-19 considerations:

Full Remote Job

Any interested candidates should email a resume to tom@collateralbase.com

4/14/2022

Legal Assistant, Bloomington, IL

Thielen, Foley & Mirdo, LLC, a litigation law firm, is currently seeking a Legal Assistant/Secretary. Candidates must possess the following: excellent organizational and communication skills; a proactive work ethic; proficiency in WordPerfect (preferred) and Microsoft Outlook; and a typing speed of at least 60 wpm with accuracy and efficiency from draft or dictation. Knowledge of medical terminology is also helpful, but not required. Other duties include, but are not limited to, typing, formatting, editing and finalizing legal documents, interacting with clients, file and calendar maintenance, filing and general secretarial duties as assigned. Competitive salary (commensurate on years of experience), excellent benefits and a great work environment are offered. Please send resume to Thielen, Foley & Mirdo, LLC, 207 West Jefferson St., Suite 600, Bloomington, IL 61701, Attention: Holly Hyatt. 

4/12/2022

Scholarships through the ICC Educational Foundation

The ICC Educational Foundation Scholarship application (www.icc.edu/scholarships) is back re-opened.  

Priority will be given to those students who completed the scholarship application by the original March 1, 2022 deadline.  

Students who already submitted a complete application for the 2022-2023 academic year do not need to submit a new application.  

The scholarship application will accept new applicants now through September 30, 2022 to award any remaining scholarships for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. 

On October 1, 2022, the scholarship application will transition to start accepting applicants for the 2023-2024 academic year.  This is in alignment with the opening of the 2023-2024 FAFSA.

Any student needing financial assistance for the Spring 2022 or Summer 2022 semesters should contact Ellen Tabor at scholarships@icc.edu.  


The Foundation still has some scholarships remaining for students in need during the current academic year.

4/11/2022

Real Estate Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Morton, Illinois

Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C., is seeking a full-time Real Estate Paralegal/Legal Assistant in our Morton, Illinois location. 

Must be able to work independently but also as a team member. The employee will have direct contact with clients, other attorneys, and title companies. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills are a must. 

The position offers a pleasant working environment, paid vacation and holidays, health insurance, and parking. Please send your resume and cover letter to dpayton@benckendorf.com.