Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Secretary needed as soon as possible for a law firm that handles family and criminal law matters. Resumes should be sent to Linda Watson at linda@watsonlawpeoria.com , as well as any inquires.

Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

For Immediate Release


Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is seeking applicants for the position of SELF-HELP CENTER NAVIGATOR for the PEORIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE.  Prairie State is an 80-attorney legal services program serving 36 counties in northern and central ILLINOIS outside of Cook County.

The Self-Help Center Navigator is responsible for assisting residents of Peoria County to navigate and effectively use the Peoria County Self-Help Center. The free, online legal self-help center helps the public find information about their legal rights and responsibilities, videos on what happens in court and some legal documents which they can fill out and file, including on-line pleadings and forms.  For more information about the Self-Help Center, see http://www.peoriacounty.org/lawlibrary/selfhelp  Prairie State will both employ and train the Self-Help Center Navigator, who will work in the Peoria County Courthouse. This is a part time position at 14 hours per week.

Qualifications:  Interest in and commitment to assisting low-income individuals in the resolution of their legal problems.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Successful candidate must be reliable, detail oriented, and professional. Proficiency with computers and internet based software required. Some type of legal experience and Spanish-speaking ability are preferred, but not required.*   

Pay Rate: $13.00 per hour

To Apply:  Please submit all application materials via e-mail. Those materials should include: a) a detailed letter explaining the reasons for your interest and how your experience would make you a successful candidate; b) your resume; and c) a list of three references to Jessica Hodierne, Administrative Manager, at jkhodierne@pslegal.org.  Please state “Peoria County Self-Help Center” in the subject line. 
Closing Date:  When filled

Prairie State Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*It says Bachelor's Degree required, but a paralegal degree would also be fine.

Friday, July 22, 2016

STOP Everything, DROP what you are doing and ENROLL at ICC in one EASY VISIT to the North Campus on July 27th

If you have not enrolled yet but you intend to or you NEED to enroll in any ICC Program, but especially the Paralegal, 911 Dispatch, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or Fire Science programs, come to this event on July 27th at Arbor Hall on the North Campus of Illinois Central College, on North University, Peoria, IL.

We have great career and transfer programs at ICC.  The cost is minimal compared to other local and non-local options.  The class schedules are convenient.  The instruction is excellent.  And our graduates are among the most successful at any college they transfer to or in any job they find after graduating from Illinois Central College.


Friday, July 08, 2016

Paralegal Position, Mackinaw, Illinois

McGrath Law Office PC is seeking candidates to fill an immediate opening for a full time Paralegal at our Mackinaw office.  Our law firm is a high volume, transactional law firm.  Our practice areas include estate planning, probate/estate administration, real estate law, corporate law, municipal law, civil litigation, nursing home planning, collections, and income tax law.  
Our firm is a very high paced firm with a dedication to generating legal documents for our clients quickly.  This position would involve paralegal support to our two attorneys principally in the areas of municipal and corporate law, though the employee would provide support in other firm practice areas as well.  The ideal candidate would have at least one year of experience working in a law firm; must possess initiative, professionalism, and a strong work ethic; excellent clerical and typing skills are a must; Attention to detail and grammatical skills are essential to success in this position; must be able to work well in a fast paced environment under the pressure of deadlines.  Pay is commensurate with experience.  
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Pat McGrath by email to pat.mcgrath@mcgrathpc.net or by mail to  113 S. Main St., PO Box 139, Mackinaw IL 61755.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Temporary Recent Graduate Litigation Paralegal

Special Counsel is currently seeking Temporary Recent Graduate Litigation Paralegals for both downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  This is a great opportunity for recent grads that have little or no previous work experience.  This position will assist attorneys with all phases of case support including document and information management, discovery, and trial preparation. 
Possible Job Responsibilities:
- Organize and maintain case files, pleadings, and other documents
- Summarize articles, reports, witness statements, and depositions; edit and cite check briefs
- Conduct factual and legal research and analysis
- Coordinate and attend client conferences, document productions, and depositions
- Draft and revise legal documents and correspondence
- Coordinate service of process and court filings with public entities
- Perform computer database input and retrieval
- Recent graduate, with less than 2 years experience (2015 or later graduates)
- Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate required
- Previous litigation experience is a plus, either as paid employment or an internship
If you would like to learn more about these Temporary Recent Graduate Litigation Paralegal positions in Chicago, Illinois available via Special Counsel, please submit your resume to Chicago@SpecialCounsel.com as a Word (.doc) attachement and include “Temporary Recent Graduate Litigation Paralegal” as the subject line.  Or you may visit our website at www.specialcounsel.com to apply and view additional opportunities. Follow Special Counsel Chicago on Twitter @SCI_Chicago for even more opportunities. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Dangers of Fentanyl to the Public and Law Enforcement Personnel

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration released a video June 10, 2016, on the dangers of fentanyl.  For our graduates in the field, our students who are serving in internships, as Explorers or Cadets, and for our Illinois Central College community and the public we serve, heed this warning and please be smart and safe.