Monday, June 20, 2016

Temporary Recent Graduate Litigation Paralegal

Special Counsel is currently seeking Temporary Recent Graduate Litigation Paralegals for both downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  This is a great opportunity for recent grads that have little or no previous work experience.  This position will assist attorneys with all phases of case support including document and information management, discovery, and trial preparation. 
Possible Job Responsibilities:
- Organize and maintain case files, pleadings, and other documents
- Summarize articles, reports, witness statements, and depositions; edit and cite check briefs
- Conduct factual and legal research and analysis
- Coordinate and attend client conferences, document productions, and depositions
- Draft and revise legal documents and correspondence
- Coordinate service of process and court filings with public entities
- Perform computer database input and retrieval
- Recent graduate, with less than 2 years experience (2015 or later graduates)
- Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate required
- Previous litigation experience is a plus, either as paid employment or an internship
If you would like to learn more about these Temporary Recent Graduate Litigation Paralegal positions in Chicago, Illinois available via Special Counsel, please submit your resume to as a Word (.doc) attachement and include “Temporary Recent Graduate Litigation Paralegal” as the subject line.  Or you may visit our website at to apply and view additional opportunities. Follow Special Counsel Chicago on Twitter @SCI_Chicago for even more opportunities. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Dangers of Fentanyl to the Public and Law Enforcement Personnel

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration released a video June 10, 2016, on the dangers of fentanyl.  For our graduates in the field, our students who are serving in internships, as Explorers or Cadets, and for our Illinois Central College community and the public we serve, heed this warning and please be smart and safe.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Happy 50th Birthday MIRANDA, No Worries, 50 is the new 30!

On June 13th,1966, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down its decision in Miranda v.Arizona.  Miranda established the principle that all persons accused of a crime must be advised of their Constitutional rights before interrogation. Now considered standard police procedure, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you,” has been heard so many times by most American's in television and movies that most of our students come to us able to recite the Miranda Warning fairly accurately.  

We still teach they should have a Miranda Card handy, that they should use the card and that they should stay current on the ever evolving law regarding these warnings.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

The 911 Telecommunicator Certificate at Illinois Central College - Great Pay and Benefits Serving a Need in Your Community

Can you use a keyboard (type) fairly well?
Can you Multi-task?
Do you Communicate well?
Do you Enjoy Helping Others?
Would you like an opportunity to earn starting pay of $20 per hour with good benefits and very few worries about job security?

If you answered YES to these questions, watch the presentation below (the slides will change every 30 seconds or you can scroll through the presentation)

If after watching the presentation you are interested in being a 911 Telecommunicator or you have additional questions, Please Call 309-690-7691

Monday, June 06, 2016

Downtown Peoria law firm seeks file clerk/runner, part-time, hours:  1 – 5 p.m., but can be flexible.  Willing to train and will entertain candidates with no law firm experience, as long as candidate is willing to learn.  Duties include locating and managing filing duties, photocopying documents, running errands (within walking distance) and professional phone etiquette.  The ability to multitask, prioritize and stay organized is necessary.  Paid parking.  Please forward resume if interested to

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

June CIPA Meeting!

 CIPA Colleagues:

Please mark your calendars for Monday, June 13, 2016, and plan to attend our monthly meeting. The meeting will be
held at Midstate College, 411 W. Northmoor Road, Peoria.  

Dinner will begin at 5:30 pm, generously provided by Midstate College, with our speaker presenting at 6:00 pm.

Our featured speaker is Ms. Susan Dawson-Tibbits, JD, of Johnson, Bunce & Noble, P.C. located in Peoria, Illinois. Her presentation is titled: "What is Elder Law?"

One hour of CLE will be afforded.

Please RSVP to the CIPA mailbox  on or before Thursday, June 9, 2016.

**Please DO NOT respond to Midstate College.  All reservations must be sent to the CIPA mailbox.
Please plan on joining us for this wonderful presentation and the opportunity to network with your peers!  

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, June 13, 2016.

Thank you!

Central Illinois Paralegal Association
PO Box 1948

Bloomington, IL 61702

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Paralegal Opening!


A Canton law firm is searching for an experienced, motivated and organized paralegal. This full time position will consist of managing client files, handling daily correspondence received, drafting pleadings, and maintaining discovery in a fast-paced setting.  A paralegal certificate is not required; experience is more important in this position. Please forward your resume to