Thursday, August 28, 2014

Veterans Career Fair!

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Veterans Career Fair
September 10, 2014 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

FCI Pekin
2600 South 2nd Street, Pekin, Il 61555

Come One, Come All!!
Veterans and the general public are welcome to attend
Meet with Employment specialist from Various Cities,
Federal and State agencies
The Bureau of Prisons is continuously hiring nation-wide for
Correctional officers and Medical staff.
Recruiters and members of the Affirmative Action Committee will
Be available to assist with the application process and to answer questions
For more information please contact Jason Haynes
At 309-346-8588 ext 1240 or

10 Things Every College Professor Hates

One of our former faculty members, also a grad and a regular source of employment sent us this link.  Open and read.  Most things aren't an issue for most students and we appreciate that, but if one hits home, take note.  The reality is that most of the points raised apply directly to successful employment in your chosen career field.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar

25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar


The 2014 Central Illinois Paralegal Association Seminar Committee, in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, cordially invites you to attend the 25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar. The seminar will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington off of Veteran’s Parkway from 8:00 am – 4:15 pm.


The National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., has granted five and ½ hours, including one hour of professional responsibility, of CLE for paralegals.

For further information, please contact CIPA at


We look forward to seeing you on September 12th!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bankruptcy Paralegal Position!

Bankruptcy Paralegal: Mid-size firm is looking for a bankruptcy paralegal to join our team in the Galesburg, Illinois office. The right candidate will need to have 1-3 years minimum bankruptcy experience (Best Case Software experience preferred), be proficient in MS Office, have attention to detail, typing accuracy, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Responsibilities include E-filing, docketing, case management, financial disclosure and discovery preparation, hearing/trial preparation, attention to detail, the ability to anticipate attorney needs, a professional demeanor, a strong work ethic, the ability to work well under pressure. Salary will be commensurate based on experience. Benefits include paid health and life insurance. Please email a resume and cover letter to

One Full and One Part-time Position with the Peoria Firm of Stephens, Fiddes & McGill

One Full and One Part-time Position with an Excellent Peoria law firm with a long history of helping aspiring Paralegals gain experience and reach their goals.  

Position Available:    Receptionist
            Hours:    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
            Salary:    Discussed at Interview - experience based

Job Description:  

•     Answer incoming telephone calls, determines purpose of callers, and forwards calls to appropriate personnel and departments.
•     Greet clients/visitors/or other persons professionally, determining the nature and purpose of visit or telephone call
•     Collect, sort, distribute and prepare correspondence, mail, messages and courier deliveries            
•     Schedule appointments maintaining & updating calendars when required 
•     Create and prints fax sheets, memos, mail, reports and other documents as requested by the attorneys or other support staff
•     Receive payments and record same; provide receipts for services upon request 
•     May be required to perform basic clerical duties, such as faxing office notes and photocopying
•     Assist attorneys with tasks as needed or requested

• Education: High School degree/GED
• Experience: Experience in an office environment will be preferred
• Ability to build positive relationships with high level of interpersonal skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Multi-tasking capability without compromising on quality
• Must be proficient in handling office equipment including complex multiple lined telephones, printers, photocopy machines
• Dependable, punctual and able to work during working hours
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and/or WordPerfect


Position Available:    Secretary (part time)
            Hours:    20 hours per week
            Salary:    Discussed at Interview - experience based

Job Description: 

Prepare legal documents and correspondence for attorneys, transcribe dictation, schedule meetings, and maintain client files for attorneys;  Assist with organization of client materials and attorney work product; Maintain pleadings files and other case or matter records, including maintenance of chronological records of case activity; 


• Education: High School degree/GED
• Experience in an office environment will be preferred
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong typing skills are required
• Dependable, punctual and able to work in flexible working hours
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and/or WordPerfect

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Stephanie Fiddes
Office Manager
456 Fulton Street, Suite 222
Peoria, IL 61602

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Paralegal Opening!

Paralegal Opening!

Faupel Law Offices, Ltd in Eureka, Illinois is seeking a full-time Paralegal for their two attorney firm. Please send your cover letter, resume, available hours & college transcript to

-Personable on the phone and has strong communication skills; they will have regular interaction with clients.
-Proficient in MS Word & Outlook; must be able to coordinate meetings & attorney/paralegal calendars
-Excellent grammar, spelling and proofreading skills.
-Strong attention to detail and follow-up.
-Ability to maintain client files and prioritize upcoming deadlines.
-Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred, but a law-related Associate’s degree will be considered and/or will train the right candidate  


Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Secretary Position Opening!

Watson Law is looking for a new secretary.

Inquiries should be sent to the attention of Linda Watson:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Morton Police Department is testing for police officers!

Morton Police Department is testing for police officers on Saturday, September 20th @ Morton High School; begins at 8:30 AM.  There is an announcement on the Village’s web site and the applications can be obtained on the web site , at our PD or at Village Hall

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paralegal Position!

Paralegal:  AV-rated business law firm in Peoria is seeking a paralegal with general litigation experience.  Enhanced typing and organizational skills required.  Benefits available, salary commensurate with experience.  Send inquiry and resume in confidence to: VanFleet Law Offices; Attn: Joe VanFleet; 7817 N. Knoxville Avenue; Peoria, Illinois 61614.