1/27/2022

Litigation Paralegal, Chicago Firm

Chicago law firm seeks litigation paralegal to maintain master internal case docket and calendar, coordinate re: day-to-day case management deadlines and activity, conduct various document searches and on-line research and investigations. Prepare for depositions and trial working closely with attorneys and clients. Collection of medical/non-medical records and record review, document review, and production, preparation of cases for trial in various jurisdictions. Work closely with litigation team preparing deposition abstracts, client reports, motions, exhibits, files, and all support documents. Database management is an essential component of this file.

Job Requirements:

· Paralegal certificate

· Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

· Detail-oriented and highly organized

· Excel experience a must

Send resumes to: ahummel@smbtrials.com

Springfield Illinois Police Department is Hiring, Application deadline: 2/24

Interested in a rewarding career in law enforcement? The Springfield Police Department (SPD) is currently looking for new officers to join their team in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown! Individuals are encouraged to download the SPD’s information packet. Then apply online for the opening for Police Patrol Officer with the City of Springfield.

You must apply by Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 p.m. (CST).

The Physical and Written Exams will be offered on three different dates to best accommodate the applicant‘s schedules.

  • February 19, 2022
  • February 26, 2022
  • February 28, 2022

If you are currently a police officer with another department and interested in applying to the Springfield Police, please click here.

Questions? Contact the City of Springfield’s Human Resources at 217.789.2446 or email humanresources@springfield.il.us.

For more information, go to: 

https://www.springfield.il.us/Departments/HumanResources/PoliceRecruitment.aspx

1/18/2022

Police Officer, Davenport, Iowa

CAREER OPPORTUNITY – DAVENPORT, IOWA POLICE DEPARTMENT – POLICE OFFICER  

Please share this information with your students and alumni to help recruit!

 

The City of Davenport, Iowa is currently accepting on-line applications for Police Officer until 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. 

 

Visit www.davenportiowa.com/policecareers for details.    We are looking for applicants that possess:

 

  • Integrity, character and work ethic
  • Passion to serve
  • Motivation to make a difference

 

The Davenport Police Department has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 2003.    

 

Detailed application and benefits information is attached. 

 

Apply Today!

Full-time Legal Assistant for Peoria office of Regional litigation law firm

Regional litigation firm seeks exceptional legal assistant to join our team in our Peoria office. Ideal candidate would have at least five years of experience working at a litigation firm and meet the following requirements:

  • Familiarity with state and federal court procedures and rules;
  • Knowledge of court docketing rules and ability to calculate and calendar responsive deadlines, reminders and invitations through Outlook or other electronic calendar systems; ability to manage multiple calendars for depositions, meetings and travel;
  • Proficiency in e-filing in local courts as well as courts in other states (federal and state courts) and PACER; experience in downloading documents from websites;
  • Experience in working with electronic document management systems and ability to organize and maintain electronic files;
  • Ability to work in a team-based setting with other team members supporting a group of attorneys;
  • Open to taking on new responsibilities and challenging tasks and managing a fluid job description;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to integrate into a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent typing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016/365 (Word, Outlook, Excel);
  • Experience with Adobe and ability to manipulate pdf documents;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail with excellent proofing and editing skills;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workflow, anticipate needs and creatively find solutions to problems;
  • Must be able to adjust to periods of heavy workloads requiring occasional overtime;
  • Complex case management and trial preparation experience required;
  • Excellent general office skills, including scanning, copying, preparing check requests, mail and Federal Express or other shipping procedures, scheduling meetings and depositions, and make phone calls to obtain information.

 

Our firm offers excellent benefits including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Company matching 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday time
  • Paid parking or transportation reimbursement
  • Cellphone reimbursement

Salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates, please submit a resume and list of references.

Job Type: Full-time

Send resumes to:


Kerron G. RouteLegal Assistant
27 Shiloh Rd., Ste. 10BillingsMT 59106
route@knightnicastro.com
P: 406-698-0319
F: 816‑396‑6233

1/05/2022

Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Pekin, Illinois

 Paralegal/Legal Assistant

 

Established Pekin law firm practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, and business matters seeks a paralegal or legal assistant.  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.

1/04/2022

January job postings from the Peoria County Bar Association

 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.


Paralegal

The law firm of Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick has an opening for a paralegal. For more information and how to apply, click here

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. 


Legal Assistant

We are looking to add value to our fast-growing litigation, workers' compensation, personal injury, and general practice firm based in Peoria, IL with an addition of a full-time legal assistant who is looking to further their career. We are looking for someone who is proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, e-filing, and dictation.  Also, someone that works well in a team environment and wants to learn and grow with the firm. 

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 092721


Legal Assistant

Regional litigation firm seeks exceptional legal assistant to join our team in our Peoria office. Ideal candidate would have at least five years of experience working at a litigation firm and meet the following requirements:

  • Familiarity with state and federal court procedures and rules;
  • Knowledge of court docketing rules and ability to calculate and calendar responsive deadlines, reminders and invitations through Outlook or other electronic calendar systems; ability to manage multiple calendars for depositions, meetings and travel;
  • Proficiency in e-filing in local courts as well as courts in other states (federal and state courts) and PACER; experience in downloading documents from websites;
  • Experience in working with electronic document management systems and ability to organize and maintain electronic files;
  • Ability to work in a team-based setting with other team members supporting a group of attorneys;
  • Open to taking on new responsibilities and challenging tasks and managing a fluid job description;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to integrate into a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent typing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016/365 (Word, Outlook, Excel);
  • Experience with Adobe and ability to manipulate pdf documents;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail with excellent proofing and editing skills;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workflow, anticipate needs and creatively find solutions to problems;
  • Must be able to adjust to periods of heavy workloads requiring occasional overtime;
  • Complex case management and trial preparation experience required;
  • Excellent general office skills, including scanning, copying, preparing check requests, mail and Federal Express or other shipping procedures, scheduling meetings and depositions, and make phone calls to obtain information.

Our firm offers excellent benefits including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Company matching 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday time
  • Paid parking or transportation reimbursement
  • Cellphone reimbursement

Salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates, please submit a resume and list of references to route@knightnicastro.com.

Job Type: Full-time


Program Support Assistant

An immediate opening for a Program Support Assistant is available for the Peoria NLRB office. A description of the listing may be found here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608949300. Interested applicants for the Peoria position should choose the Indianapolis location and indicate that they are interested in the Peoria position. Peoria is a satellite office for the Indianapolis Regional office.


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! 

 

Real Estate Paralegal / Title Searcher – The law firm of Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC is seeking a real estate paralegal to assist in the title department with our extensive real estate practice in both residential and commercial real estate.  This paralegal position will be responsible for real estate title searches, assisting with the preparation of title commitments, preparing closing documents, and assisting with real estate closings and related loan transactions.  An applicant must be intelligent and detailed oriented and must be able to travel to conduct searches in local courthouses or attend closings outside our offices. Title experience preferred.  If interested, please send a cover letter and your resume to Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC, Attn: Hiring Manager, by email at hiring@mhtlaw.com or by regular mail to 416 Main Street, Suite 1125, Peoria, IL 61602.


Legal Assistant
LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY FOR PERSONAL INJURY/GENERAL PRACTICE LAW FIRM IN PEORIA WITH THREE ATTORNEYS. GENERAL OFFICE EXPERIENCE AND EXCELLENT TYPING AND COMPUTER SKILLS ARE A MUST. FAMILIARITY WITH ODYSSEY E-FILING, CM/ECF AND APPELLATE WORK IS PREFERRED. A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF COMPFILE AND INSURANCE DEFENSE WORK IS A PLUS. PLEASE EMAIL RESUME TO MATHARP@KDWOLAW.COM

12/29/2021

Legal Assistant / Paralegal, Peoria, IL

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick P.C. is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable person to fill the position of Legal Assistant or Paralegal in our Firm. In addition to traditional duties as outlined below, the successful candidate will have a sense of humor, appreciation for irony, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to serving clients.

Responsibilities and Duties

· Corporate Transactions

· Estate Planning, Estate Administration

· Legal research and draft documents

· E-filing and recording

· Dictation

· Interfacing with clients

Qualifications and Skills

· Experience or Paralegal certificate preferred

· Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Odyssey E-filing

· Corporate and Estate planning law experience a plus

· The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills. Attention to detail is critical, paired with strong procedural knowledge and be able to prioritize and complete tasks efficiently.

Job Type: Full Time

Benefits:

· Group health, dental, and vision insurance coverage with the Firm sharing premium cost

· Paid life insurance and long- term disability

· Paid holidays, vacation and sick days

· 401K and Profit-Sharing Plan

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

Law Office Runner/Filing Assistant, Part-time, Peoria, IL

Law Office Runner/Filing Assistant

Part-time

Downtown Peoria firm seeks student to assist staff and attorneys in general office operation; underclass preferred. 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.

12/16/2021

Paralegal/Regulatory Compliance Specialist

 

Check out this job at RLI Insurance Company: Paralegal/Regulatory Compliance Specialist
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2844480930

11/29/2021

Legal Assistant for sole practitioner, Peoria, Illinois

 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.

11/11/2021

Full-time Paralegal position, Peoria, IL

McCall Law Offices, P.C. and Halliday McCall are seeking a full-time Paralegal.  Pay and employment package is negotiable based upon the experience of the candidate.  Vaccinated against COVID-19 is required before start date. 

It is anticipated that we will hire the appropriate candidate within 2-4 weeks.  Job duties include answering phones, scheduling appointments, tending to clients.  Must have a good disposition, be a team player, have attention to detail, and be willing to work in a high pace environment.  Experience is preferred but not required. Paralegal degree or Post-degree Certificate preferred.

The President of McCall Law Offices, P.C., and the Office Manager of McCall Law Offices, P.C. are both graduates of Illinois Central College. The President of McCall Law Offices, P.C. was an alumnus of the year for 2020, so Illinois Central College graduates are well respected. 

To apply, please submit a resume to christopher@mccalllegal.com

11/08/2021

Spring Internship at State Farm

2022 Spring Paralegal Internship job posting is currently available on statefarm.com

(Req#23016). This paid internship is available for Legal Studies students who have completed Litigation I and Legal Research I. The job posting will be open until November 27th. Interviews will likely commence the first of December. Please encourage your students to apply promptly if they have an interest.
 
Here is a link for students to complete an online application Intern - Corporate Law Paralegal in Bloomington, Illinois | State Farm.

Classes are filling so you should Enroll in our Paralegal Programs TODAY!


 

10/04/2021

Get your FAFSA and ICC Scholarship Applications Completed!

ICC Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Legal (Paralegal) Studies, and 911 Students, get your FAFSA and your ICC Scholarship applications completed and see what type of aid and assistance is available to help you continue your efforts to complete our program.

There are many available scholarships, some related to and specifically for our program students.  And hundreds of other opportunities beyond those scholarships. 

To access and complete the FAFSA go to: https://studentaid.gov/

To find out more about and to to apply for ICC Scholarships go to: https://icc.edu/scholarships/

11/30/2020

Why the Law? Series, Tom Higgins Self-Interview

 The maiden voyage for my "Why the Law?" series of interviews, the self-interview edition.