Thursday, August 15, 2019

Full-time Legal Assistant or Paralegal, Peoria, IL

Borsberry Law Offices, P.C., a small downtown Peoria law firm concentrating in family law and criminal law, seeks full time legal assistant or paralegal. Candidate must have excellent writing skills, computer proficiency, and be a team player with our excellent support staff. Associate attorney will have given substantial client contacts. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to Joseph M. Borsberry, Borsberry Law Offices, P.C., 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1510, Peoria IL 61602. jborsberry@borsberrylaw.com

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Paralegal Program Director, Illinois Central College - Part-time


Paralegal Program Coordinator - Illinois Central College
Salary $18.11 - $20.65 Hour

Closing 8/18/2019 11:59 PM Central

Summary

The Coordinator of the Paralegal program is primarily responsible for the day to day administration of the Paralegal program. This position will oversee reporting requirements to ensure the department maintains ABA approval and will also assist adjunct faculty in completing their ICC and departmental reports. This position will be the primary contact for adjunct faculty in the Paralegal program working closely with them beginning with interviews, department onboarding, and continuous communication and training.Essential Functions

This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Coordinate the Paralegal Program by working closely with the adjunct faculty, maintaining textbook selection, planning curriculum, and recommending course schedules
  • Follow ABA reporting guidelines to maintain departmental approval
  • Assist Paralegal students with internship opportunities
  • Provide academic advising for Paralegal Students
  • Facilitate communication between Dean/Associate Dean and Adjunct Faculty
  • Interview and Recommend hire for adjunct faculty
  • Recommend course schedules and faculty assignments to the dean or associate dean that meet student and enrollment
  • Train and support adjunct faculty on using or following department and/or institutional technologies and policies
  • Serve as mentor to new adjunct faculty
  • Contact assigned Adjunct Faculty to offer assistance in completing college and department reports such as attendance rosters and Aware rosters
  • Plan and deliver department orientations to new students and adjuncts
  • Lead departmental student recruitment initiatives
  • Knows, understands and acts in accordance with Illinois Central College's Values, by connecting with students, owning the situation, using opportunities to build relationships, going the extra mile, acting promptly and professionally, and remembering to work as a team.
  • Perform related duties as required
Minimum Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

  • Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies or a related field; OR Associate's degree from an accredited Paralegal Program and 3 years (6,000 hours) of experience working as or with paralegals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong Organizational and Multitasking skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and professional working relationships with others.

Positions with Lefante Law Office, Peoria, IL

Paralegal
Full-time paralegal position available immediately. LeFante Law Offices, P.C. is a very busy, fast paced, and growing law firm located in downtown Peoria concentrating in personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and civil litigation. This position requires candidates to be extremely organized, pay close attention to details, maintain initiative, excel in customer service skills, and have excellent time management skills. Candidates must also have strong grammatical skills, communication skills, professionalism, and be computer and technology proficient. Candidates will be expected to organize and summarize medical records, maintain client relationships and communication, and prepare written documents including correspondence, pleadings, and discovery. Experience is preferred, but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to aduhon@lefantelaw.com. No phone calls, please.

Reception
Full-time reception/legal secretary position available immediately. LeFante Law Offices, P.C. is a very busy, fast paced and growing law firm located in downtown Peoria concentrating in personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and civil litigation. This position requires candidates be pleasant, extremely organized, detail oriented, motivated, and able to multitask. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, maintaining and organizing multiple attorney’s schedules, answering and forwarding calls and messages on a multi-line phone system, greeting and assisting clients with a pleasant and professional demeanor to preserve positive customer relations, and scheduling of court dates, depositions, and other meetings. Further, this position requires candidates be proficient in electronic organization of documents, including incoming and outgoing communications.  Experience is preferred, but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to aduhon@lefantelaw.com. No phone calls, please.

Friday, August 02, 2019

August Job Postings from the Peoria County Bar Association


Paralegal
Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C., a Central Illinois law firm specializing in all areas of family law, has an opening for a full-time position as a paralegal advocating on behalf of people who have issues regarding their marriages or families. We provide an exciting and close-knit work environment that fosters recognition, teamwork, and job satisfaction. If you are in search for a position as a Family Law Paralegal, this may be the place for you!  Please submit a cover letter and resume to: tmeister@bgmlawyers.com.

Paralegal
Murphy & Dunn, P.C. is the largest law firm in Central Illinois dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law.  We have two office locations to serve the custody, divorce and family law needs of our clients and continue to grow.  We are seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time Paralegal position in our Peoria office location. This is a fast-paced, career position requiring a knowledgeable paralegal who wants to work directly with a trial attorney and clients to resolve their family law matters.  Paralegal certification is required and prior law office experience is preferred.
If you are a skilled paralegal looking for a rewarding career with the area’s premier family law firm, then this position is for you.  Our Firm offers a comprehensive employee benefits package and a competitive salary based on experience and ability.  You can learn more about our law firm at www.murphy-dunn.net.  For employment consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to Teri Dunn @ teri.dunn@murphy-dunn.net

Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Peoria law firm is seeking a full time paralegal/legal assistant. Hours are negotiable within reason.  A minimum of two years’ experience is preferred but not required, but attitude and aptitude are essential. Duties include document/pleading preparation and drafting. Some but not all of the document/pleading preparation and drafting concerns collection litigation. This employment position requires a professional demeanor, an eye for small details,  strong organization skills, the ability to assess and initiate things independently, and to be proactive as opposed to reactive. Competitive compensation based upon applicants’ experience and skill set. Please send resumes to pcbaasst@mtco.com with reference number 073119(3).

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Legal Assistant/Paralegal needed for a Pekin  law office whose main focus is family law.  Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  General secretarial skills required, including typing, filing, answering telephone, scheduling appointments plus preparing appropriate legal documents, scheduling hearings, etc.  Must have experience in Microsoft Word, have good organizational skills, be reliable and efficient. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to bradshawlaw@mtco.com or mail to James D. Bradshaw, 601 Margaret Street, Pekin, Illinois, 61554.

Receptionist / Legal Assistant
Receptionist / Legal Assistant position available immediately with busy downtown Peoria law firm. Legal experience preferred but not required. Candidate must possess excellent typing/computer skills and be reliable and efficient. Please email cover letter and resume to:jstieghorst@cassidymueller.com
.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
To provide general secretarial support to assigned Attorneys.
Prefer Real Estate Experience.
Varied responsibilities in the areas of estate planning and administration, real estate and business law. Duties include file maintenance; scheduling; maintaining calendars; client contact and correspondence; time entry; billing, periodic switchboard and other duties as assigned.
Position requires strong work ethic, ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner, and ability to communicate effectively with Attorneys, clients and staff.
Hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with one hour lunch
Email resume to: lorilundeen@ksswf.com
Receptionist/SecretaryReceptionist/Secretary needed for law firm. Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. General secretarial skills required, including typing, filing & answering a multi-line phone system. Must have experience in Microsoft Word, have good organizational skills, be outgoing, and work well with others. Send Resume 7 References to: Essig Law Office, 135 Washington Square, Washington, IL 61571. Fax: 309-444-1916 Email: essig@essiglaw.com

Paralegal
Watson Law is a nine year busy solo law firm, focused on family law and constitutional criminal defense.  I am seeking to hire a paralegal.  The interested individual must be energetic, with a dedicated work ethic, and committed to giving top service to our clients.  Watson Law also handles of counsel personal injury jury trials.   An individual who is committed to the Central Illinois area.  Any prior experience in family law and / or criminal law a plus.  Please submit cover letter, resume, references, and three writing samples.  linda@watsonlawpeoria.com
Clerical Position Available
Dailey Law Center is seeking qualified applicants to interview to fill a clerical position in our downtown Peoria law office.  Applicants must be pleasant, organized, motivated, able to multi-task, detail oriented, and work well with others.  Applicants must have experience with Microsoft Office.  The responsibilities of this position would include, but are not limited to:
  • Receptionist duties (answering multi-line telephones, taking messages, greeting and assisting clients, etc.)
  • Keeping multiple calendars current
  • Filing
  • Typing, copying, and mailing correspondence
  • Document preparation
Please send resume and cover letter to daileylawcenter@mtco.com, or by mail to Dailey Law Center, P.C., 124 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL   61602.

Paralegal
Paralegal position available immediately with very busy, fast paced law firm in downtown Peoria specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and civil litigation.  Candidate must be extremely organized, pay close attention to details, possess initiative, professionalism and have excellent time management skills.  Candidate also must have strong grammatical skills, communication skills and must be computer and technology proficient.  Candidate will be expected to organize and summarize medical records, communicate with clients, counsel and insurance adjusters and prepare written correspondence, pleadings and discovery.  Salary to commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to pcbaasst@mtco.com with reference number 01092019.
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.

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Center for Prevention of Abuse - Duck Race



The Center for Prevention of Abuse and it's Duck Race is an event that our students, collectively and individually have supported, volunteered for and promoted since it's inception.

The Center for Prevention of Abuse is also a great community resource that has employed our Interns and Graduates and more importantly, served then when they were a person or family in need of the Center's services.

Read Tia's post linked here and make a donation.  No amount is too small.  Every dime helps.

https://www.duckrace.com/peoria/teams/7502/16641

Monday, July 22, 2019

Midstate Paralegal Students, you are Welcome at Illinois Central College


The news today about Midstate College closing was a shock to many.

Midstate Paralegal students, you are welcome at Illinois Central College and we have classes available for you beginning August 19th.

Former Midstate College students seeking to enroll at ICC should (1) submit an application to Illinois Central College. Applications may be completed online at http://www.icc.edu. (2) have your Midstate College transcripts sent directly to Illinois Central College Admissions/Records Office. (3) after being notified of acceptance to Illinois Central College you should call the Advisement and Counseling office @ 309-694-5281 for an advisement appointment and to register for classes at Illinois Central College.  Any questions, call 309-694-5558. 

Our Fall Courses are as follows:
Prlgl 110 - Introduction to Paralegal, offered On-line
Prlgl 112 - Legal Research 1, offered hybrid on Tuesday 7-8:15 p.m.
Prlgl 116 - Civil Litigation, offered hybrid on Tuesday 1-2:15 p.m. or Thursday 7-8:15 p.m.
Prlgl 117 - Administrative Law, offered hybrid on Tuesday 2:30-3:45 p.m. or Thursday 8:30-9:45 p.m.
Prlgl 215 - Business Organization for Paralegals, offered hybrid on Tuesday 4:00-5:15 p.m. or Thursday 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Prlgl 260 - Paralegal Internship, offered online


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Nonlawyers could offer legal advice and partly own law firms under these California proposals

from the ABA Journal:
The State Bar of California is asking for public comment on proposals that would allow legal technicians to offer legal advice and nonlawyers to hold a financial interest in law firms.
The bar will be seeking comment for 60 days beginning this week, according to Law360 and a press releaseAbove the Law and Bloomberg Law have prior coverage of the proposals by the bar’s Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services.
The task force’s proposals would allow the sweeping changes by modifying restrictions on the unauthorized practice of law and ethics rules that ban fee sharing with nonlawyers. The proposals call for:
• Allowing nonlawyers to provide specified legal advice and services, with appropriate regulation.
• Allowing entities that provide legal or law-related services to be made up of lawyers, nonlawyers or a combination of the two. Regulation would be required and could differ based on the type of entity.
• Allowing lawyers to be part of a law firm in which a nonlawyer holds a financial interest.
Read the full article here:
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/california-bar-considers-legal-technicians-nonlawyer-ownership-of-law-firms

Friday, July 19, 2019

Paralegal, Peoria Law Firm

The law firm of Hall, Rustom & Fritz is looking for an administrative assistant/paralegal willing to assist 2 attorneys, Mike Fritz and Tom Howard, with a wide variety of legal work and administrative duties.

The attorneys focus in the areas of medical debt collections (representing creditors) and cannabis/hemp business and licensing. The duties would include but not be limited to:
1. Calendaring & Planning Events
2. Compiling Cannabis Applications
3. Drafting legal documents
4. Answering phone calls from debtors
5. Analyzing Laws & Regulations
6. Marketing Emails Management
7. Social Media Posting and Management
8. SEO content writing and production
9. YouTube Production & Bookings
10. Process Optimizations & Systems Analysis
11. Feedback and assessment of SOPs

We are based in the Maxam building in downtown Peoria.

Please send your resume and brief letter of interest to: mfritz@hallfrustomfritz.com
Michael Fritz
Hall, Rustom & Fritz
316 SW Washington, St. Unit 1A Peoria IL 61602
(309) 699-4691

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Receptionist / Secretary, Washington, Illinois

RECEPTIONIST / SECRETARY
for law firm
Weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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, June 27, 2019

What Does a Paralegal Do?


It's exciting, consistent, sustainable and rewarding work.  If you have an interest in the law and a desire to help other people with their legal needs, take a look at our Paralegal programs.  Classes begin August 19th.  Get Registered Soon!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Case Manager, Harry M. Williams & Associates, Peoria, Illinois

HIRING TODAY – Case Manager (full-time and/or part-time)

What’s in it For YOU to Work at Harry M. Williams & Associates: 
(www. legalbeat.com)
- We are one of the top personal injury law firms in Central Illinois with over 35 years in business.
- Our office provides an extremely high quality of legal services which is one of the reasons our competitors look to our systems for new ideas and approaches.
We offer a pleasant work environment and a wealth of information for educating, training, and mentoring with the opportunity to advance your skills and career.
- Management cares that staff has the resources to accomplish the job correctly and is very open to employee suggestions.
- We are in the field of helping others in several different ways, and because each case is different, the work is very interesting and challenging.

Salary & Compensation for Full-time:
Competitive salary based on experience.
Benefits:  
S
imple pension plan, paid holidays, personal, sick, vacation, and paid parking.

Salary for Part-time:
Competitive salary based on experience.

Goals & Objectives of the Position – Case Manager:
1. Assisting with taking intake calls and meeting with new prospective clients in person and gathering data for determining feasibility of a case.
2. Assisting the attorney by servicing our clients with the ability to follow directions from the attorney, and draft, prepare, file, mail, track, and monitor client documentation.
3. Managing several files at a time while organizing associated documents – generating and acting upon ToDo Wizards (tracking) for required management of active cases, scheduling appointments, meetings, depositions, hearings, and telephone conferences.
4. Managing, processing, and monitoring cases by providing excellent client service with timely response - handling incoming phone calls.

Employment Requirements:
Prior work experience:  Professional office experience (preferred).
Educational degrees:  High School Diploma (preferred).
Skills:  Accurate typing and data entry, proofreading, Internet and e-mail, word processing, excellent written and verbal communication.

Essential Abilities, Behaviors & Motivators:
- Communicate effectively - written and verbal.
- Multi-task-juggle several tasks on several different files in the same timeframe.
A team player who can work well with others in any capacity.
Sympathetic/empathetic - understand the needs of our clients/hear and listen.
Helping others (teammates and clients).
Enjoy organizing data and paperwork.
Have a positive attitude.

Working Conditions:
Full-time Hours:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
Part-time Hours: Flexible (TBD)
Office Location:  Downtown Peoria, IL

How to Apply:  
If you can accomplish all of the above-listed goals and fit the requirements of this position, submit a detailed letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position, along with your current resume.  Please do not call our office, fax, or mail anything to our office.  All documents should be submitted through email to knau@legalbeat.com.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

American Bar Association Opportunities for Paralegals and Paralegal Students


On May 1, 2019 the ABA launched a new Membership Model. The new model features:
  • Simplified DUES RATE STRUCTURE, with a $75 membership rate for paralegals$0 for paralegal students, and attorney rates based on number of years from first admission to the bar.
  • Access to a new online, on-demand CLE Member Benefit Library with 450+ titles
  • An option to join the Law Practice and General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Divisions free with your ABA membership
  • A new ABA logo
ABALogo

Please share this information with students, paralegal faculty and others who may be interested.

Cessation of ABA Spotlights

As many of you know, over the past several years the Standing Committee and Approval Commission has produced the ABA Spotlight Series highlighting legal resources available on the ABA’s website. With the release of the new membership model, previous content may only be accessible to ABA members. In light of this change, the Standing Committee and Approval Commission will no longer be producing the Spotlight Series.

The Committee will be exploring different ways to provide information on paralegal education and the profession to our ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs and other interested parties. We are looking to launch a Standing Committee on Paralegals and Approval Commission Blog within the next several weeks and hope to use this format to share content and resources, in addition to information and activities of the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals and Approval Commission. We welcome ideas for future blog topics. Please contact Jessica Watson with any questions or feedback.

Thank you,

Christopher Jennison, Chair of the Standing Committee on Paralegals
Thomas E. McClure, Chair of the Standing Committee on Paralegals Approval Commission

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Ethics and UPL in Paralegal Programs

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) recently surveyed current paralegal and legal studies students to determine how their Paralegal program covers Ethics and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, topics we teach, discuss, drill and our graduates KNOW.

https://aafpe.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/NFPA%202019%20Ethics%20Training%20Survey%20Results.pdf

Saturday, April 13, 2019

AI and Paralegals

Perspective on emerging AI and Paralegals


https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2019/04/automation-in-the-legal-industry-how-ai-empowers-paralegals/