Friday, May 18, 2018

Want to earn some extra cash this summer while gaining experience?

 Attorney Brian Addy is in need of someone at his Pekin office two days a week.  This person needs to know how to transcribe dictation word for word from the attorneys.  There will be the occasional answering of the phones, as well.  They will be needed Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 – 5:00 with an hour for lunch.  The start date is June 4th, and it will last into August.  You can either call Attorney Brian Addy @ 309-353-6461 or e-mail him @

Friday, May 11, 2018

Bradley University Police Department looking for two dispatchers!

Bradley University Police Department  looking for two dispatchers.  This is  for our 9-1-1 certificate and law enforcement degree students.  Starting wage is $16.72 / hour.  More info is available here:

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Peoria health care company has two paralegal positions open!

1st Position:
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.

2nd position:

Petersen Health Care has been a trusted leader in long-term care since 1974. We offer a variety of positions for health care jobs that feature opportunities to serve the elderly and disabled. These positions feature the area’s most attractive salary and benefit package, including:
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision/Dental Plan
  • Generous Vacation plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • And More!
Summary of Position:
  • Apply for Medicaid on behalf of residents and assist residents and their families throughout the Medicaid application process.
Position requires:
  • Preparing and filing Medicaid applications;
  • Helping residents and families understand documentation needed to process application;
  • Preparing and filing appeals when Medicaid applications get denied;
  • Following up on applications and seeing them through to conclusion.
  • Prior experience with filing Medicaid applications preferred, but not required;
  • Strong Computer Skills, able to manage emails, able to use Microsoft Office Products.
  • Self Starter with good Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Ability to Accurately Coordinate Multiple Tasks in a Busy Environment
  • Able to Adapt to a Changing Environment
E-mail resume and cover letter to:

Jason M. Crowder
Corporate Counsel
Petersen Companies
830 W. Trailcreek Drive
Peoria, IL 61614

Beacon Hill Legal has immediate need for litigation paralegals to fill temporary roles in well-known downtown Chicago law firms.
Candidates MUST have 3+ years’ experience working in a law firm in litigation. Current open positions are in subrogation, commercial litigation, and multi-practice litigation firms. Other areas of litigation will be considered.
These are temporary assignments expected to last from 2-3 months on average.
Compensation varies based on background and each role.
If you are interested, please email your resume and contact information to Christina Polet at ASAP!

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Please DONATE or SIGN UP to RUN with us or to be a CAN SHAKER or TEAM MEMBER for ST. JUDE!

Because I can, I continue to run for those who can't. I'm running for a reason, and I need you to help me reach my fundraising goal.

It's likely WE know a child or adult who has or is suffering from cancer.  And it's likely their treatment is somehow related to a current or past development pioneered by St. Jude.

St. Jude has helped families of our STUDENTS and GRADUATES.  

Will you help me support St. Jude by donating today?

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food -- because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Your donations make that possible.

Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most -- saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

St. Jude won't stop until NO child dies from cancer, and neither will I, but I need your help.

Please visit my fundraising page by clicking the link on my name below and make your DONATION today!

And if you want to run with us or shake cans the day of the run, join my team (The Pint Jockeys) on the Running Central St. Jude Run. We spend one day running through and shaking cans for donations in Peoria and it is a day you'll never forget and never regret.

Thank you for your support!
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

CRJ 227 Online Administration of Justice, completely ONLINE, 8 week Summer course begins June 4th

CRJ 227 Online Administration of Justice, completely ONLINE, 8 week Summer course begins June 4th. This Summer's version will have a very timely focus on Deadly Force. This course is designed to introduce Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Paralegal and Pre-law students to criminal procedure involving force, arrest, search and seizure, civil rights, self-incrimination, assistance of counsel and other aspects of Constitutional Law affecting police as they interact with the public, protect and serve their community and enforce the law. We will cover all of those important Constitutional protections and expectations while also taking a very interesting, necessary and hopefully enlightening look at the use of deadly force. Get enrolled today to secure your place in this valuable courses or Call 690-7693 or email with any questions.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Paralegal Position Opening!

Large AV-rated Peoria law firm seeking full-time litigation paralegal. Experience of two or more years is preferred, but not required. Litigation experience is preferred and knowledge of medical terminology is desired. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and list of current references to:

Brandy Stevens
Human Resources
Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen
300 Hamilton Boulevard, P.O. Box 6199
Peoria, IL 61601-6199
or via e-mail to

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Student Trainee, U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois


This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program. This appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may at agency discretion be converted to a TERM or permanent appointment. For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit:

The Student Trainee (Clerical) will provide general office clerical support to one or more professional, program, or technical staff members in the United States Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois. Specific duties include:
  • Answers telephone and refers callers to staff members or takes messages as appropriate;
  • Operates copying machine;
  • Collates and staples materials;
  • Sorts and arranges material for filing in alphabetical, numerical, or chronological order;
  • Locates and retrieves materials;
  • Stocks forms and other office supplies; and
  • Makes recurring and special messenger trips as necessary.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

 Go to this site for additional information or to apply

Moline Illinois is Hiring Police Officers

The Moline Police Officer recruitment process is open now through 5/11/18 at 5 p.m.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Illinois Central College Paralegal Programs WE are THE Smart Choice!

Our programs are well established with the people and organizations that employ Paralegals throughout Central Illinois and beyond. Our Paralegal graduates enjoy some of the Highest Paying and Most Satisfying Paralegal Jobs because they are more prepared than the graduates of other Paralegal programs to earn and keep those positions. This education and training prepares a graduate to work anywhere in the country.  Our graduates can be found working in the corporate headquarters of large corporations such as Caterpillar, State Farm and Walmart and small to very large law firms in Central Illinois and throughout the United States.   
The Illinois Central College 
Paralegal Programs
WE are THE Smart Choice!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Commercial Finance Project Assistant in Chicago!

Commercial Finance Project Assistant –

SUMMARY: Performs a variety of duties to assist attorneys and legal assistants according to established policies and procedures. Maintains positive contact with clients and outside vendors, observes confidentiality in client and Firm matters, and keeps accurate time records.

·         Maintains regular, predictable on-site attendance and punctuality. 
·         Follows the ethical requirements as set forth by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the state.
·         Responsible for document distribution and creation of closing books.
·         Responsible for updating GK’s permanent files and closing binders.
·         Responsible for updating of online forms.
·         Assists with closings.
·         Responsible for managing PTO balance.
·         Independently manages other projects, as identified by the attorneys and legal assistants.

·         In progress or completed Paralegal Certificate from an ABA approved program

Contact or e-mail resume to:

Katie Molchan
Senior Managing Consultant | Beacon Hill Legal
Direct:  312.429.2096 | Mobile 724.984.2936
Office:  312.759.1500 x1256 | Fax 312.759.1555
200 W. Madison Street | Chicago, IL  60606

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Job Opportunities from the Peoria County Bar Association Newsletter

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Elias Meginnes & Seghetti, P.C. is looking to hire a full time paralegal/legal assistant in the corporation/business/transaction area. Excellent organizational and computer skills are required. Apply in confidence to the following: John S. Elias, 416 Main St., Suite 1400, Peoria, IL 61602 or by email at

Receptionist/Secretary/Legal Assistant/Paralegal Positions/Bookkeeper Backup Bookkeeper / Clerk – The law firm of Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC is seeking to fill a full-time position that includes backup bookkeeping duties and law office clerk duties. The primary function of this position is assisting with bookkeeping and accounting duties for our firm, which includes assisting with accounts receivable and accounts payable functions, payroll, account reconciliation, and other related matters. An applicant must be intelligent and detail oriented, and able to work cooperatively in a professional environment. Experience as a bookkeeper or in accounting is required; an accounting degree would be a plus. Position will also assist with various clerking duties throughout the firm. If interested, please send a cover letter and your resume to Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC, Attn: Hiring Manager; by email at; or by regular mail to 416 Main Street, Suite 1125, Peoria, IL 61602. No phone calls please.

Bookkeeper Hasselberg Grebe Snodgrass Urban & Wentworth seeks full charge bookkeeper involved in all functions of firm’s finances. Accounting degree preferred and/or previous bookkeeping experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Major medical insurance, pension plan, paid vacation, paid parking. An equal opportunity employer. Send resume in confidence to Attorney Kenneth M. Snodgrass, 401 Main St., Suite 1400, Peoria, IL 61602. No calls please.

File Clerk/Runner File clerk/Runner needed for law firm. This is a year round position and approximately 12-15 hours per week (late afternoons 3-5:30). Duties include general office tasks, filing, stocking supplies and errands. Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license necessary. Contact Bobbie Fouts, Office Manager, Hasselberg, Rock, Bell & Kuppler, 4600 N. Brandywine Drive, Suite 200, Peoria, IL 61614, Phone: (309) 688-9400 or via e-mail

Receptionist Murphy & Dunn, P.C., Central Illinois’ largest family law firm, is seeking a full-time Front Desk Receptionist for our Peoria office location. This fast-paced position requires excellent people skills and multi-line telephone expertise. Computer competence and the ability to multi-task are required and prior customer service or legal office experience is a plus. This is an excellent career opportunity for a quick-thinking and motivated office professional to join the area’s premier family law firm. Our Firm offers a comprehensive employee benefits package and a competitive salary. You may learn more about our law firm at For consideration, Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to HR Manager, Teri Dunn @

Part-time Legal Secretary Immediate opening for part-time legal secretary (job-share position) for two days a week. Minimum two (2) years experience required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Knowledge of Juris helpful. Send resume and salary requirements to: BRIAN J. MEGINNES, 416 Main Street, Suite 1400, Peoria, Illinois 61602.

Monday, April 02, 2018

Current ICC Students, Enroll for Summer and Fall TODAY!

From Professor Higgins
If you have NOT seen your advisor, get in and see her or him ASAP.  If you are a current Paralegal or Criminal Justice student, you can bring me your graduation checklist, transcript and an enrollment card and we can review your status and get you enrolled.  For Summer, there are some great opportunities:
1. Criminal Justice Internship, the course rated by students as the best CRJ course they ever had the opportunity to take at ICC is available this Summer, but you need to see me or Professor Graff as soon as possible as department assignments and background checks begin soon.
2. Administration of Justice is a course every person who plans or hopes to work in Law Enforcement or the Criminal Justice system should have but it is only offered once per year.  If you want to be a successful police officer or criminal justice professional, take this course where we cover all the things relevant to proper stops, searches, arrests, the things you need to know. And for this Summer we will take a focused look at Deadly Force.  You will have an opportunity to review what the law is currently and discuss and debate where it should go.  Those who had me for other courses where this issue comes up know I have some definite views on this topic, but the real focus will be to allow you to develop your own views because things will change and it is your generation who will not only change things but be required to live and work within the expectations of the law you help change. 
3. Paralegal Ethics and Professional Responsibility will be covered in an online Summer course that is a very informative and convenient way for Paralegal students to expand their knowledge of the principles that guide a long and successful career in the law.
See your Advisor or call or connect with me and we will get you enrolled in these and any other courses you need to reach your career and education goals.
Professor Higgins contact information: