Friday, October 21, 2016

Legal Advice Fair!

The McLean County Bar Association, Mid-Central Community Action, State Farm, Immigration Project, Prairie State Legal Services and Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) will be hosting a Legal Advice Fair for the community on October 29 from 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM. This event will be staffed by attorneys and paralegals from State Farm, the MCBA and CIPA. At the event PSLS will conduct an initial financial qualification interview. Qualified people will then be paired with a volunteer attorney and paralegal who can answer that person's legal questions. This is an advice clinic so there will be no continuing obligation to represent on the part of the attorney and paralegal.
We have some volunteers already but we need some more paralegal volunteers. Paralegal students are welcome. Please email Adrian Barr at or call him at (309) 827-5021 Ext. 6805 if you are interested in volunteering.  The event will be held at Mid Central Community Action, 1301 West Washington Street, Bloomington, IL  61701.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo
Job Description

Job Title:                     Paralegal – Emphasis Civil Litigation
Reports to:                  Partners, Associate Attorneys, & Office Administrator


This position is a full-time, hourly position based on a 37.5 hour week.  On occasion, someone in this position may be required to work up to 40 hours per week and may also be required to work minimal amounts of overtime.  This is a nonexempt position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform general paralegal duties as needed including research.

To open civil litigation files according to Firm guidelines.

Organize and maintain the civil litigation files.

To index pleadings and discovery documents for use by attorneys in civil cases

Summarize deposition testimony

Assist with Trial Director and PowerPoint presentations upon request.

Draft discovery responses, and prepare production documents and subpoena responses in civil cases.

Summarize discovery responses, medical records, medical bills and subpoena responses received from other parties for use by attorneys in civil cases.

Obtain pertinent records through FOIA request or subpoena

Location of missing witnesses and clients

Initiate client contact to obtain information needed to file answer to complaint and respond to discovery

Assist the attorneys with trial preparation including preparation of trial notebooks and preparation of exhibits, notification of witnesses, courtroom set up, and assist as needed at trial.

Perform preliminary witness interviews and recorded statements as needed.

To perform miscellaneous duties as assigned regarding civil litigation

Business transaction and worker’s compensation experience helpful

Any interested person should send a resume to Sarah Davis at Quinn Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo, 227 NE Jefferson Peoria 61602  to

Monday, October 17, 2016

CIPA Colleagues:

Please mark your calendars for Monday, November 14, 2016, and plan to attend the Central Illinois Paralegal Association Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at Illinois Central College’s North Campus, 5407 N. University Street, Peoria. Room number will be determined and sent in a follow-up email.

Dinner will be provided and will be served at 5:30 p.m. The speaker will begin at 6:00 p.m. with our annual elections taking place immediately following.

Our speaker will be Attorney Mark Oram. Mr. Oram is an attorney at Caterpillar who focuses on privacy and data protection. His topic is entitled: Data Privacy – Changes in Breach Notification Laws and Impact to Companies.

One hour of CLE will be afforded.

Please note that out annual elections will be conducted at this meeting. If you are a member, your proxy ballot is attached. Please note that we have two executive board openings. For more information about those available positions, please contact Denise: or Debi Taylor at .

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, November 14, 2016! Please RSVP to the CIPA mailbox: on or before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016!

Thank you so much!

Central Illinois Paralegal Association
P. O. Box 1948

Bloomington, IL 61702-1948

Friday, October 14, 2016

Wright Law Office would like to hire a full time Paralegal.  We specialize in family law and light cases in criminal law.  Please send your paralegal graduates to our office that are looking for a job.  Thank you

Nikki Wright 

John Wright
207 W. Jefferson St., Suite 501A
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: (309) 663-7200
Fax: (309) 663-7211

Monday, October 10, 2016


The Central Illinois Region served by the ABA approved Paralegal Programs at Illinois Central College has the best employment opportunities in the State of Illinois outside of Chicago and the St. Louis Metropolitan area. 
Illinois Central College Paralegal graduates can be found working throughout the region, in Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign, Springfield, the Quad Cities and the Lassalle-Peru area and everywhere in between with an average Annual Mean Wage of $50,000.00 per year. (

If you have an interest in a career in the law.  If you have prior experience working in a law firm.  If you have a degree that isn’t serving you well on the employment front and you have an interest in the law and a desire to serve others, take a moment to find out more about our programs.

For additional information, including how to get enrolled, go here:

Thursday, October 06, 2016

for law firm
8:30 am to 5:00 pm  Mon-Fri
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

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Spring 2017 Enrollment begins on November 1st. Get an Appointment with your Advisor!

The on-line schedule is available at
and you can begin enrolling for Spring 2017 classes on 11/1/16.  So get an appointment with your Advisor so you can have the courses you want and need in a schedule that works with your life.

We help you get to a better future by working with you today!