Friday, September 19, 2014

Full time secretary/legal assistant needed for small law firm!

Full time secretary/legal assistant needed for small law firm, some legal experience is preferred, but not required. Hours will be Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Please email resume and references, Attn: Sydney, to dasburylawoffice@yahoo.com or mail to 411 Hamilton Blvd, Suite 1720, Peoria, IL 61602.








 

Full time secretary/legal assistant needed for small law firm!


Full time secretary/legal assistant needed for small law firm, some legal experience is preferred, but not required. Hours will be Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Please email resume and references, Attn: Sydney, to dasburylawoffice@yahoo.com or mail to 411 Hamilton Blvd, Suite 1720, Peoria, IL 61602.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Illinois Farm Bureau, parent company of COUNTRY Financial, is seeking a Paralegal in our Bloomington, Ill. home offices.


Illinois Farm Bureau, parent company of COUNTRY Financial, is seeking a Paralegal in our Bloomington, Ill. home offices 

Our Paralegal performs varied legal support assignments for attorneys in all practice areas of the Office of the General Counsel (the “OGC”) but primarily focused on corporate, litigation, and regulatory issues, including banking, securities, insurance, employment, tax, real estate, and intellectual property issues.  Also, assists in the enterprise procurement of products and services.   

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Corporate:

o   General Corporate Activities - Assists with the formation of new corporations and LLC’s; prepares and files documents and forms; keeps track of due dates and follows-up with clients to insure timely filings; assists with mergers, consolidations, sales, lease of assets and dissolutions. 

o   Corporate Transactional Activities - Organizes due diligence documents; assists in due diligence review; performs lien and document searches; setup documents for closing; assists at closing; prepares and files any necessary filings; prepares closing index, organizes closing documents and prepares compilations. 

Required Qualifications and Skills:   

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies (or a similar field) or Bachelor’s degree (in any field) and a Paralegal Certification or the equivalent in related work experience as a paralegal. 

Experience

Two+ years working in a legal department or law firm. 

Knowledge 

Demonstrates the working knowledge necessary to perform legal research. 

Skills 

·         Possesses excellent communication skills, strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and effective computer skills related to legal research and database applications.

·         Demonstrates the ability to organize work and set daily priorities. 

·         Effective planning, problem solving, ingenuity, judgment and administrative skills are required.

 

We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary.  Qualified candidates please apply to:  www.ilfb.org/careers

Friday, September 05, 2014

CASA Advocate Supervisor!


POSITION:                          CASA Advocate Supervisor

 

DEPARTMENT:                CASA of Peoria County

 

WORK LOCATION:        Courthouse Room 425

                                                324 Main Street

                                                Peoria, IL  61602

 

WORK HOURS: Full Time Salary Position

 

SALARY RANGE:             $30,000 Annually

 

DUTIES:                               Management of volunteer advocates. Help develop case plans and on-going strategies for advocacy. Review, file and distribute court reports.  Attend court hearings and agency case staffing.  Maintain case files, track volunteer status and child outcomes.  Assist in recruiting, screening, interviewing and training of new volunteers.  Facilitate assignments of advocate volunteers and distribute documentation.  Conduct in-service trainings, assist with volunteer appreciation procedures and assist with organizational events.

REQUIREMENTS:          

·         Bachelor's degree in social service - related field or equivalent combination of education and experience   

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary 

·         Ability to communicate, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles 

·         Experience with volunteers given preference

·         Ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities

·         Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics, within families in crises, relating to child abuse and neglect given preference

·         Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail and deadlines

·         Commitment to CASA's goals and mission.

 

BENEFITS:                         Being a part of our organization offers employees the following benefits:

·         Higher purpose by offering social service leadership, hope and kindness to the children we serve

·         Add value to the community in which we work and live

·         Opportunity for personal growth and development

·         Group health insurance benefits

·         Vacation package

·         Flex time

·         Rich and diverse workplace

 

APPLY:                                Attn: Pamela Perrilles, Executive Director

CASA of Peoria County

324 Main Street, Room 215

Peoria, IL  61602

Phone (309) 669-2939

Fax (309) 672-6957


 

                                        

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 jhaynes@bop.gov

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 cipa@ciparalegal.org.

 

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 patti@barashlaw.com.
 


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

Requirements:
• 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


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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; 


Requirements:

• 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
stephaniefiddes@ymail.com

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 admin@faupellaw.com.
 

Skills/Qualifications:
-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