Thursday, October 18, 2018

Corporate Paralegal Position, Springfield, Illinois

Paralegal Position - Springfield Illinois

* Research and analyze law sources including statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes.
* Review and assist attorneys in the preparation of legal papers and documents.
* Provide direct administrative support for litigation management.
* Maintain compliance with state laws relating to service of process.
* Administer the subpoena process.
* Assist with Corporate Secretary duties and required filings and affirmations.
* Assist with budget planning and reporting for the Law Division.
* Assist AVP, Law Operations with operational reports and SEC filings associated with Insider Trading.
* Assist with ethics and compliance programs.

Horace Mann Educators Corporation

Horace Mann was founded in 1945 by two teachers who saw the need for quality, affordable auto insurance for teachers. Since then, we've broadened our mission to helping all educators protect what they have today and prepare for a successful tomorrow. And with our broadened mission has come corporate growth: We serve more than 4,100 school districts nationwide, we're publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: HMN) and we have nearly $10 billion in assets.
As a leading insurance and financial services company focused on meeting the evolving need of public K-12 teachers, we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available right now. For more information, visit the Horace Mann website at

* Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies or its equivalent.
* 2-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
* Experience with Insurance & Financial Services business preferred.

Must be eligible to work in the United States without Employer Sponsorship. Direct Hire Only

Send Resume and Letter of Introduction as pdf file to:

Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary - Seeking individual with excellent clerical and telephone skills; Proficient in Word and document generating programs; Experience required, benefits; email resume to or mail to Hartweg, Turner, Wood & DeVary, P.C. 207 W. Jefferson St., Ste. 400, Bloomington, IL 61701

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Paralegal opening

Peoria health care company seeking paralegal to join legal department.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

*         Provide advanced support by handling a wide variety of functions supporting two attorneys.

*         Perform office tasks such as filing, maintaining records, maintaining databases and calendars and other similar duties.

*         Prepare reports, presentations or correspondence.

*         Serve as an office information facilitator, arranging and scheduling meetings or appointments, managing projects, handling travel arrangements, performing research, and distributing information through the use of telephones, mail and e-mail.

*         Follow organizational and departmental procedures to complete tasks.

*         Assist attorneys with litigation files, including responding to and submitting discovery requests.

*         Handle special projects as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

*         Paralegal certification.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

*         Advanced computer skills including advanced knowledge of MS Office software packages.

*         Some college or university preferred.

*         Ability to set up and maintain databases.

*         Excellent communication and analytical skills.

*         Must be able to work well with stringent deadlines and possess good organizational skills.

*         Self-motivated.

*         Ability to work with minimal supervision and to use own initiative.

*         Meticulous attention to detail.

*         3+ years office experience.

This company offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. A full benefit package is available including a vacation plan, health insurance, life insurance, 401K and more.
Please e-mail cover letters and resumes directly to:
Jason M. Crowder
Corporate Counsel
Petersen Companies
830 W. Trailcreek Drive
Peoria, IL 61614

The Pleasure Driveway and Park District
of Peoria, Illinois

October 15, 2018
Job Opening – Police Division
Park Police Sergeant


The Peoria Park District is dedicated to its mission: We contribute to a healthy and vibrant Peoria community by responsibly using our District resources to offer high quality parks and recreation experiences to those who live, work and play in our District.


In collaboration and under the supervision of the Chief of Park Police, the Park Police Sergeant is responsible for a number of specific tasks as outlined below under responsibilities.

·          Assessing the work needs to formulate specific Field Training Officer training schedules and record keeping.
·          Ensuring that officers under your command are in compliance with all departmental directives, general orders and procedures.
·          In cooperation with the Chief of Park Police, assigning officers to specific tasks and duties as the need arises.
·          Directing assigned personnel and activities of the department in accordance with all applicable laws and ordinances of the Park District, city, county and state when directed by the Chief of Park Police or the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation.
·          Aiding in the preparation and filing of detailed reports concerning the activities and administrative function of the Park Police Department.
·          Assisting the Chief of Park Police in the preparation and control of the Police Fund annual operating budget.
·          Engaging in patrol functions that may include working rotating shifts, foot patrol and physically checking doors and windows of buildings to ensure security.
·          Patrolling and surveillance of park properties, facilities and buildings.
·          Completing or causing to be completed, all criminal and non-criminal park police reports.
·          Following all safety procedures established by the District and supporting all aspects of the safety program.
·          Performing all other duties as assigned.

·          Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Parks and Recreation or a conservation related field. Must successfully complete state mandatory basic training requirement prescribed by the Illinois Training and Standard Board. Extensive experience may be substituted for all or part of the education requirement under special circumstances.  PTI preferred.
·          Minimum of five years’ experience in law enforcement field, preferably with some supervisory experience.
·          Must be in excellent physical and mental health with the ability to successfully complete periodic physical examinations.
·          No criminal history. No conviction for Driving under the Influence or Reckless Operation of a Vehicle. No history of driver’s license suspension or revocation.
·          Must have thorough knowledge and understanding of law enforcement administration and community relations and sound philosophy of law enforcement in a recreational setting.  Thorough knowledge of IL Criminal Code, IL Juvenile Court Act, IL Vehicle Code, and park, city and county ordinances.

·          Outstanding benefit package to include:
o    Paid sick days, vacation days and holidays.
o    Longevity bonus programs and wellness programs.
o    Pension and retirement programs and Social Security participating.
o    Exceptional health plan.
o    Paid Life Insurance.
o    Disability Insurance.
o    Full-time employees and dependents enjoy discounted recreation classes and free admission to select Park District facilities.
·          Salary: $47,000 - $52,000 annually.
·          Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
·          While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

How to Apply: Complete an online application at or view Employment Opportunities in the “Join Our Team” section at  Applicants may submit a resume’, but to be fully considered for this position an online application must be completed.  While we appreciate all submissions, due to high volume, only those applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted.  Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge from military service, or disability to perform the tasks of the job.  All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Legal Assistant/Receptionist

Hanauer Law Office, LLC, Twin Towers Mall, 456 Fulton Street, Suite 200.  General Practice.  Seeking individual with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  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.  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 receptionist duties.  Hours needed are Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Compensation will start at $10.00 per hour.  Those interested should submit a letter of interest, updated resume, or brief statement of their qualifications to Rob Hanauer at the above address or via e-mail at or by letter at the above-mentioned address.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Litigation Paralegal, Peoria Law Firm

To our soon to be graduates, recent graduates or past grads,

A Peoria law firm seeks a Litigation Paralegal for a position that would involve  exciting and challenging work, include some out of town travel and be centered on supporting lawyers through civil trials. 

Send pdf files of your resume and cover letter to Professor Higgins ASAP. 
Be sure that your first and last name and either resume or cover letter are included in the file names.

Professor Higgins at:

Monday, October 08, 2018

It's time to Plan for your Career as a Paralegal! The Spring and Summer 2019 Course Schedule is Available

Paralegal is a one of the Career fields that is projected to continue to grow at a record pace. We are THE Choice for Paralegal Education in all of Central Illinois! Our Spring 2019 Schedule of courses is available NOW at:

Friday, September 28, 2018

Please Help Us Assess the Vitality and Need for our Paralegal Programs

Illinois Central College is assessing the Vitality and continued Need for our Paralegal Programs. In addition, we are preparing for an American Bar Association site visit in our most recent re-approval process.  The Illinois Central College Paralegal Program offers an American Bar Association approved Paralegal Degree and a Post Degree Certificate.  The program has been in existence since 1989 and ABA approved since 1992.   

Several Central Illinois lawyers, law firms and employers of Paralegals have provided feedback concerning the need for our programs throughout Central Illinois.  These employers include sole practitioners, small, medium and large law firms, legal departments at Fortune 50 corporations and governmental offices all across Central Illinois. 

We need Central Illinois lawyers and employers of Paralegals to assist us in a small way and we would like our students and graduates employed as Paralegals to share this request.

Will you please take a few moments to complete this short online survey or forward this message and the survey link to whomever hires Paralegals in your office?  Additionally, in the last section seeking comments, could you offer any specific thoughts on your needs or the legal communities need for our Paralegal Programs?  

Thank you for your time.  We use this information to constantly improve what we provide to students who have found valuable and rewarding employment as Paralegals in this region.  We also look forward to your input as to the need for us to continue to do so.

Employers Come to US, You Should Come to US to be prepared for YOUR Paralegal CAREER

Our program Advisory Board, consisting of the persons responsible for hiring Paralegals at employers large and small, tell us their success depends on an ability to hire OUR graduates. They project that need to not only continue but to INCREASE.  We NEED Students interested in rewarding CAREERS in the LAW in order to meet the needs of the LAW FIRMS big and small and Corporate Law Offices of Fortune 100 employers throughout Central Illinois.  We have graduates working in Rock Island, Galesburg, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Ubrbana, Lasalle-Peru, the Peoria Area and beyond. Employers come to US first because we are THE CHOICE for Paralegal Education in all of Central Illinois. If you or someone you know is interested in a career in the law and how our program can get you there, contact me and I will answer any and all questions.
Tom Higgins

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Job Title
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Walters Law Office, Ltd.
Canton, IL 61520
$10.00 per hour
Job type
Job Description
·                     Answer incoming calls efficiently and route appropriately; transmit messages in an accurate and timely manner.
·                     Greet clients/visitors in a friendly and professional manner.
·                     Process incoming and outgoing mail and faxes.
·                     Receive deliveries and notify the appropriate individual(s) of delivery.
·                     Maintain reception area in an orderly manner.
·                     Coordinate conference room reservations and any special beverage or catering requests.
·                     Assist with maintaining files.
·                     Provide general clerical assistance to attorney and support staff (such as filing, preparing Fed Ex and certified mail packages, making copies for court, etc.).
·                     Prepare closed files for storage.
·                     Order office supplies, track orders, and process supplies when delivered.
·                     Other duties as assigned from time to time.
Applicant Qualifications
·                     2-3 years Administrative Assistant experience
·                     2-3 years of Receptionist experience
·                     Background check required
Apply method:

CIPA Colleagues:
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 9, 2018, and plan to attend our monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at Midstate College, 411 W. Northmoor Road in Peoria.  
Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., generously provided by Midstate College, with our program beginning at 6:00 p.m.  
This month, our speaker will be Christopher S. McCall and he will be speaking on Maintaining Professionalism in the Law Office.  His presentation will address several workplace conundrums such as delicate office politics and sexual harassment and will examine what happens behind the curtain at law firms. Christopher S. McCall is the lead attorney at McCall Law Offices in Peoria, Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Atty. McCall moved on to the school’s College of Law and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree. He began his career in law as an associate attorney in private practice and subsequently worked as an Assistant State Attorney for Peoria County handling civil suits, traffic violations, misdemeanors, and felonies. He has since opened his own private practice and has successfully handled numerous cases in civil court.
Please RSVP within the event on the CIPA website ( on or before Friday, October 5, 2018. The event can be found on the right side of the main page or in the Events tab.
**Please DO NOT respond to Midstate College.  All reservations must be provided to CIPA.
Please plan on joining us for this wonderful presentation and the opportunity to network with your peers!  
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, October 9, 2018!
Thank you!
Central Illinois Paralegal Association
PO Box 1948
Bloomington, IL 61702

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Unhappy in your Current Job? Convert your College Degree into a Career in the Law

Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 15 percent through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. 14% faster that the projections for Attorneys.  If you have a college degree and you have an interest in pursuing a career in the law, think about being a Paralegal and contact us for information on THE CHOICE in Paralegal Education in Central Illinois

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Paralegal, Champaign Illinois Law Firm

Small and busy Champaign law firm seeks Paralegal/Administrative Assistant for litigation practice.

The right candidate will have excellent basic office skills (telephone, time/deadline management, computer [Microsoft Suite], typing, grammar, spelling); be ready to interact in person and by phone with the public, clients, and court personnel; and be ready to assist in preparation of legal documents and discovery, together with maintenance and organization of all aspects of client files.

Send Resume and Introduction via e-mail to:

Monday, September 10, 2018

Paralegal Position, Peoria Law Firm

Three Attorney Peoria law firm (Habecker, Morris & Dluski, LLC) seeks Paralegal for immediate opening.  Fulltime position working on litigation and collections. Expected to maintain a timesheet, but no hourly requirements.  Competitive salary commensurate to experience.  Experience preferred, but not required.  Willing to train student or recent graduate.

Send resume and letter of interest to Stephen Morris at

Saturday, September 08, 2018

The Future for PARALEGAL CAREERS is BRIGHT and WE have THE BEST OPTIONS to get YOU there!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program:
Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
As law firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and reduce their costs, they are expected to hire more paralegals and legal assistants. In these cases, paralegals and legal assistants can take on a “hybrid” role within the firm, performing not only traditional paralegal duties but also some of the tasks previously assigned to legal secretaries or other legal support workers.
Law firms also are attempting to reduce billing costs as clients push for less expensive legal services. Due to their lower billing rates to clients, paralegals can be a less costly alternative to lawyers, performing a wide variety of tasks once done by entry-level lawyers. This should cause an increase in demand for paralegals and legal assistants.
Although law firms will continue to be the largest employers of paralegals, many large corporations are increasing their in-house legal departments to cut costs. For many companies, the high cost of outside counsel makes it more economical to have an in-house legal department. This will lead to an increase in the demand for legal workers in a variety of settings, such as finance and insurance firms, consulting firms, and healthcare providers.
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy.