Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thinking about a Career in LAW? Get MORE for LE$$ in the ICC Paralegal Programs

If you live in the Illinois Central College District you are already paying for the ability to attend any of our great career or transfer programs.  Other Paralegal programs can't offer what we provide in education, internship opportunities and employment options.  Other programs are much more expensive and much less flexible.

Enrollment for the Spring semester will begin soon so weigh the options, call for advisement or stop by Poplar Hall at the ICC North Campus and see what we offer for yourself.

If you want a Career in the Law and you live in Central Illinois, you need to check us out.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Part-time Clerical Work in Peoria Law Office

A part-time clerical assistant needed for general legal office work, such as transcription of letters and pleadings, preparation of email messages, taking telephone messages, scheduling hearings and meetings and filing.   

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Peggy Brynn @

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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 mail resume with cover letter to

Thursday, September 15, 2016

for law firm
8:30 am to 5:00 pm  Mon-Fri
General secretarial skills required, including
typing, filing, & answering a multi-line phone system.
Must have experience with Microsoft Word,
have good organizational skills, be outgoing, and work well with others.

Send Resume & References to:

Essig Law Office
135 Washington Square
Washington, IL   61571
Fax 309-444-1916

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The Town of Normal is now taking applications for Police Officer testing!

The Town of Normal is now taking applications for Police Officer testing. Applications must be completed by 5:00pm, September 24, 2016. The following criteria must be met to participate in this process:
U.S. Citizen
At least 21 years old by November 1, 2016
Have a valid photo identification (such as driver’s license)
Possess a high school diploma or GED
If asked, can provide copy of birth certificate
If asked, can provide copy of transcripts (high school, GED, college)
If asked, can provide copy of diplomas (high school, GED, college)
If asked, can provide copy of DD-214 Military Discharge Paperwork (if applicable)
Must be eligible to be licensed as a Police Officer in the State of Illinois (50 ILCS 705/6 and 50 ILCS 705/6.1)

Please follow this link:…/Police-Officer-Recruitment

All requirements and directions are located at the above link.

Friday, September 02, 2016

United States District Court Position

Northern District of Illinois, Chicago
Human Resources Office, Room 1574
219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604


Date:                                    September 1, 2016
Job Announcement No.:    2016-26
No. of Vacancies:               One
Position Title:                     Assistant to a Visually 
Grade Range:   JSP 08/01 to JSP 08/10
Salary Range:   $48,643-$63,221
Closing Date:    September 15, 2016

                                             Impaired Law Clerk

To apply: Serious consideration will be given to those who apply via the U.S. District Court website at by providing a cover letter, resume, and application. For further information, please see directions under “Notice to Applicants” listed below.

This full-time position is located at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and works directly to a visually impaired law clerk. The incumbent must be able to read paper-format legal material and case-related items to a visually impaired law clerk and assist in the preparation of a variety of written materials.

         Reads aloud to the law clerk everything or in summary from memoranda and general correspondence to briefs and other legal materials in connection with the law clerk’s preparation for writing memorandum and other products as well as for preparation for attendance at oral arguments.
         Assists with visually-necessary aspects of use of computer software including judicial calendaring system, docket management software, Lotus Notes and real-time transcription software.
         Performs requested searches on Westlaw, reading results aloud.
         Saves requested material from Westlaw onto computer drive.
         Visually proofreads layout of written work product, including citation to the record, grammar, spelling, and formatting.
         Makes judges' revisions on orders.
         Assists with any handwritten proofreading marks written on hard copy by others. This may include entering the changes or verbalizing them.
         Runs "Daily Activity Report" from CM-ECF and reviews it with visually impaired law clerk.
         Retrieves and reads pending motion reports from CM/ECF.
         Locates variety of information on internet as requested.
         Locates and read aloud any information from office memos, reference books and legal books.
         Helps visually impaired law clerk locate reference books in the law library.
            Writes notes to other court employees or judges as requested on memos, correspondence, or judges' drafts.
         Assists visually impaired law clerk during trial. This may include providing visual information on activities and individuals within the courtroom. This may require the use of instant messaging software as well as interaction with the real-time trial  transcription software.
         Provides descriptions of visually-needed aspects of evidence submitted to the court such as photographs, tangible objects and maps.
         Assists visually impaired law clerk with other duties, such as sending faxes or making copies.
         Assists with other forms that must be handwritten.
         Operates printer, locate supplies, maintain organized office files.
         Performs other duties as assigned.     

The incumbents must be able to comprehend a wide range of legal concepts, principles and practices and must have excellent reading and writing skills. Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and to interact with a wide variety of people. To qualify for the position, a person must be a high school graduate or the equivalent. To qualify for the JSP 8 grade, a person must have 2 years of general experience and 3 years of specialized experience.

General Experience
Progressively responsible general clerical or administrative experience whereby employee provided a good knowledge of office clerical practices such as filing, telephone usage, and typing.

Specialized Experience
Progressively responsible experience that involved responsibility as the principal office assistant to a supervisor who was dealing with law-related matters (such as in a law, insurance or real estate office).
Educational Substitutions
Education in a college, university or secretarial school of recognized standing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the general experience on the basis of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours equals nine months of experience.
A bachelor's degree from a college or university of recognized standing may be substituted for two years of general experience. Preferably, such degree should have included courses in law, government, public or business administration or related fields.

Education in a legal or paralegal curriculum may be substituted for a maximum of two years of specialized experience on the basis of one full academic year (30 semester or 45 quarter hours) equals one year of experience. Less than one full year of study will be credited on a pro-rata basis.

Benefits information may be viewed at:

Serious consideration will be given to those who apply via the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois website by providing a cover letter, resume, and application.  Job announcements and employment applications may be obtained by visiting our web site at:

Please send your cover letter, application, and resume in a single pdf to: Application materials must be received by the Human Resources Department by Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Due to the volume of applications received, the Court will only communicate with those applicants who will be interviewed.  Applicants selected for interviews must travel at their own expense and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

This is a high sensitive position; the finalist candidate will be required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background investigation.  The Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct which is available upon request.  Direct deposit is required for payment of compensation for employees.  Employees of the District Court, Northern District of Illinois are excepted service appointments.  Employees are considered at-will and are not covered by federal civil service classifications or regulations.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States.
The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.