Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Part-time or full-time Legal Assistant Position!

Law Office in Eureka, Illinois has need for a part-time or full-time Legal Assistant. Duties include preparation of correspondence and legal documents, organizing and maintaining legal files/records, administrative duties, court filings/recordings, etc... Interested candidates should email resume, references and wage expectations to

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Peoria County Sheriff’s Office: Career Opportunities

'File Clerk, Part-time'
Department: Peoria County Sheriff’s Office
Salary: '12.59 hourly'
Hours: '20 hours a week'
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2015
Job Description:
'Responsible for maintaining the inmate file system in the records division.
Job Requirements:
'High school diploma or equivalent. Must be familiar with copy machine, typewriter and telephone.  Must have effective typing skills.
Must have excellent filing skills and be attentive to detail.  Must have effective communication skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

To Apply:
'Must apply at Sheriff\\\\\\\'s Office, 301 N Maxwell Rd. Peoria, IL 61604 telephone 309-697-8515

Nominate your Favortie Paralegal and Criminal Justice Faculty

Diversity Awards: This award recognizes faculty and staff who support and advance diversity at ICC. Click this link for more information: Diversity Nominations.  The online form also is available on the Faculty & Staff page banner of the ICC website.  Nominations are due March 8. 
Faculty Awards: Please encourage students to recognize their outstanding faculty by submitting a nomination. Click the following link to learn more about this award: Outstanding Faculty. The online form also is available on the Student page banner of the ICC website. Nominations are due March 8. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Downtown Peoria law firm is seeking a full-time Legal Secretary/Paralegal.

Downtown Peoria law firm is seeking a full-time Legal Secretary/Paralegal.  General duties include the following:

-          Prepare and proofread legal documents and correspondence from handwritten material, rough copy, or machine dictation
-          Compose correspondence, memoranda, and drafts of routine documents for attorney’s review and signature as directed by the attorney and occasionally on own initiative
-          Operate computer equipment in performance of daily duties and properly manage electronic documents for easy retrieval. 
-          Handle telephone inquiries independently, providing information to clients or other callers or routing them to the appropriate person; assess the urgency of calls and respect the confidentially of each matter
-          Sort, and review daily incoming mail
-          Independently prepare routine correspondence for attorney’s signature and maintain attorney’s docket.
-          Schedule appointments and maintain attorney’s calendar
-          Maintain client and administrative files in an organized manner and in accordance with Firm procedures
-          Enter attorney timesheets in a timely basis.
-          Prepare, edit, and revise client bills and arrange for timely mailing of invoices
-          Coordinate administrative support for trials, arbitrations or client meetings
-          Other duties as assigned.


            High School Diploma
            Knowledge of legal terminology (preferred but not required)
            Prior experience in a law firm setting (preferred but not required)
            Paralegal Certificate (preferred but not required)

Please forward your resume to Rob Hanauer at for consideration.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tazewell/Pekin 911 Position

The Tazewell/Pekin 911 Center is currently accepting applications for 911 telecommunicator. The job includes taking emergency and non-emergency requests for police, fire, and EMS. Multitasking under stressful conditions is a frequent requirement of the job.
Applicants will undergo polygraph and criminal background checks as part of the hiring process. If selected past the background checks, applicants will then become probationary trainees while doing on-the-job training on all shifts.
Applications can be picked up at 1130 Koch St, Pekin front entrance Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm. Any questions, call 309-478-5411.

Thanks Pekin Police Department!

Thanks to Detective Eeten who spoke recently to Sgt. Bitner"s Juvenile Delinquency class, which is part of the Criminal Justice program here at ICC!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Legal Assistant, Downtown Peoria Firm

Downtown Peoria law firm seeks legal assistant, full time.  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, scheduling, preparing documents for attorneys, and professional phone etiquette.  The ability to multitask, prioritize and stay organized is necessary.  Paid parking.  Salary range is negotiable.  Please forward resume if interested to

Time to Apply for the Summer Internship for Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and 9-1-1 Dispatch Students

Enroll in the
Criminal Justice Internship
(Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and 9-1-1 Dispatch)
Summer 2015
This is the course Criminal Justice student’s rate as their most rewarding and favorite elective course.
Find out more and APPLY for your opportunity to complete this valuable internship course by attending one of two meetings scheduled on
Monday, March 2nd
12 (Noon) or 5 p.m.,
Poplar Hall Room 108, North Campus

Students must attend one of the two meeting noted above or make arrangements with Professor Higgins or Professor Graff is an excused absence is warranted. Enrollment is subject to prospective Interns passing a background check, being accepted by the prospective departments and being approved by the Internship instructors, Professor Higgins and Professor Graff. It is advisable that CRJ and LE students should have completed a minimum of CRJ 110 and have completed or are enrolled in CRJ 225. Interested 911 Students should have completed both CRJ 110 and CRJ 190.
Contact Professor Higgins or Professor Graff for more details.

From a former Student:

I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to participate in the internship. I have real life experience in the things we are talking about in my classes at Western Illinois University, and that helps immensely. I also find the knowledge in my criminal law class very valuable. The cases I briefed in your class about probable cause are especially valuable.  I am taking criminal procedure, and we take a famous case and brief it similar to what we did in your criminal law class. The internship is coming up soon, and I would strongly encourage students to apply because I was able to experience many of the things we discuss in class. As you know it is one thing to discuss things in class and imagine how they play out, but to see it on the streets is completely different and in some respects much better.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Legal Specialist-Caterpillar Inc.

Legal Specialist - (Job Number:150001DD)

As a Legal Specialist, you will provide support to legal staff within the Legal Services Division.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

·     File maintenance for the Commercial Section, including copying and scanning for files.

·     Manage database, analyze data and generate reports.

·     Review, proofread and compare records and complete records retention.

·     Coordinate the processing of agreements from beginning to end.

·     Establish follow up records and procedures to ensure compliance with processes.

·     Prepare reports on various topics (regular or special request).

·     Conduct electronic legal and technical searches.

·     Administer database to insure integrity of data.

Required Qualifications:

·     Ability to maintain confidentiality, excellent interpersonal skills and personal accountability.

·     Basic experience in an office environment and proficiency with personal computers/basic computer programs.

·     Demonstrated ability to start, control and conclude basic job tasks.

·     Able to use established processes, equipment and/or programs to complete job tasks.

·     Good attention to detail and work ethic.

·     Dependable and conscientious.

·     Willingness and ability to learn; eager to assist.

·     Basic time management and prioritization skills.

Desired Qualifications:

·     Basic legal knowledge or company knowledge.

·     Some college courses or legal studies or equivalent experience.

This is a full time temporary opening located in Peoria, IL. Relocation is not available for this position.

This opening will close on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.