Friday, August 21, 2015

Legal Assistant/Secretarial position available immediately!

Legal Assistant/Secretarial position available immediately with personal injury/general practice law firm in Peoria with five attorneys. General office experience, excellent typing and computer skills are a must as this is a very fast paced position with a large work load. Legal experience preferred. Familiarity with Word, Excel and transcription required. Please email resume to

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Peoria Work Comp Paralegal Position

Peoria Worker's Compensation Lawyer seeks qualified Paralegal to fill position immediately.  Will train the right candidate.  Experienced Paralegals in Work Comp or other practice areas are welcome to apply.
Send a resume and cover letter to:
Deliver resume to:
Gordon Fiddes
Stephens Fiddes McGill & Assoc., P.C.
456 Fulton, Ste 222
Peoria, IL  61602

or e-mail resume to:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

One Book, One College 2015-16, March Book One, Honorable John Lewis


March: Book One
"Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.

Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole).

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1950s comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations."
-from Goodreads

Fall Semester 2015
  • Welcome Day Event,11 am-1 pm, L312 (East Peoria Library), 
  • 1: Between the Lines: Share Your Story, Impact Your Community, and Change the World, 7 pm, Arbor Hall Auditorium
  • 4: TED Talks and Discussion,12 pm, 212 C/D, feel free to bring your lunch
  • 9: Student Expo 10 am- 1pm, East Peoria Courtyard
  • 15: Movie Matinee, 2:30 pm, 212 C/D
  • 17: Constitution Day Events
  • 18: TED Talks and Discussion12 pm, 212 C/D, feel free to bring your lunch
  • 23: Speaker: Peoria Councilman Chuck Weaver, 2 pm, 212 C/D
  • 2:TED Talks and Discussion12 pm 212 C/D, feel free to bring your lunch
  • 6: Mayor Panel Discussion:Jim Ardis (Mayor of Peoria), Gary Manier (Mayor of Washington) and Dave Mingus (Mayor of East Peoria), 2:30 pm, Location TBA
  • 16:TED Talks and Discussion12 pm 212 C/D, feel free to bring your lunch
  • 21: Movie Matinee, 2:30 pm 212 C/D
  • 3: Speaker: Krista Coleman, Community Service Coordinator, Don't Shoot Peoria, Peoria Police Dept., 2:30 pm, 212 C/D
  • 6: TED Talks and Discussion12 pm, 210A (Tranquility Room), feel free to bring your lunch
  • 9: Sustainability Contest with speaker Anthony Corso, Peoria City Chief Innovation Officer, 2 pm, Lecture Recital Hall (127F)
  • 11: Veterans' Day Events
  • 16: Movie Matinee, 2:30 pm 212 C/D
  • 19: Bus trip to Springfield to see John Lewis. (​)
  • 20: TED Talks and Discussion12 pm, 210A (Tranquility Room),feel free to bring your lunch
All Semester
  • Story Corp narrative collection
More to come in Spring 2016!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Paralegal Needed!

Fast-paced Bloomington family law firm seeks full-time paralegal. Duties include drafting 
pleadings/briefs/letters, scheduling hearings, and communicating between clients and
attorney. Experience preferred. Benefits available. If interested, please send your resume

to This position will need to be filled quickly.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Paralegal/Legal Secretary!

Paralegal/Legal Secretary

Small transactional law firm in Eureka, Illinois seeks a full-time paralegal / legal secretary.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.   Compensation package to be commensurate with experience.  Please send resume to Faupel Law Offices, Ltd. at or fax to (309) 467-4941.  

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Seeking an “as needed” legal assistant!

Harrod Law Firm, P.C. is presently seeking  an “as needed” legal assistant.

This assistant will fill in for our current legal secretary on sick days and vacation days.

Hours of business are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If interested, contact us at the following telephone number.

Harrod Law Firm, P.C.
107 E. Eureka Ave., #2
Eureka, IL 61530

T: 309-467-2381

Monday, August 03, 2015

LEGAL ASSISTANT, City of Peoria, Illinois $47.7K Starting Salary



LOCATION: City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Room 200, Peoria, Illinois

HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday

SALARY: 2015 Management Salary - $47,751 (Negotiable depending on qualifications)

SUMMARY:   Coordinates, prepares and represents the City in ordinance court and before the Administrative Hearing Officer (Professor Higgins).  Assist attorneys in researching and preparing lawsuits, organizing, and maintaining files and calendars for lawsuits.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; Paralegal Certificate; one to two years of progressively responsible paralegal experience; and a typing speed of 60 wpm required. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job, considered.

IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES: Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of conducting legal research and all available resources; court procedures and operations, and formatting of legal documents, standard legal practices to include pleading sequences.  Skill in drafting court orders, communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing and preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.  Work is performed in a normal office environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust.  Working conditions are typically quiet.

*Please notify the Human Resources Department if accommodations are required to participate in the selection process.