Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Get trained and practice for the police power test!

Get trained and practice for the police power test!
Physical Conditioning
Illinois Central College CougarPlex
2nd 8 Week Course
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:30-3:45 pm
For questions or TO REGISTER contact
Michelle Weghorst


Monday, August 07, 2017

Paralegal orientation!

 Don’t’ forget the mandatory Paralegal orientation session will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in Room 127 located in the Poplar Hall at the Peoria Campus.  This orientation will provide you with the opportunity to ask any final questions you may have regarding the program as well as affording you a chance to review the process of accessing your student e-mail and Blackboard accounts.  The session will also allow you to ask your instructor any questions you may have about course content and expectations.  You will also be given a tour of the North campus and see where the other Paralegal courses will be presented, the location of the faculty offices, library, computer labs, and cafeteria.

See you August 17th!

Fall, 2017 semester!

Paralegal, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and 911 students:

Just a reminder to all students to check their fall schedule to make sure all of their classes are in order.  If not, simply e-mail Michelle Weghorst @ michelle.weghorst@icc.edu to make any changes.  Otherwise, we will see you soon for the fall semester!

Friday, August 04, 2017

Legal Secretary Position

Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C.’s Bloomington/Normal, Illinois office seeks full-time legal secretary to support three attorneys in our insurance defense – workers’ compensation department.

This position includes, but is not limited to:
  • Transcribing documents through Winscribe dictation and/or dragon software,
  • Preparation of legal documents, proofreading, and formatting,
  • Maintaining internal firm files on attorneys' matters,
  • Providing assistance to other attorneys with overflow work, 
 Qualified candidates must have the following:
  • A minimum of  4+ years of related job experience in a law firm,
  • Knowledge of medical terminology,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and document management systems,
  • Ability to type accurately and efficiently from draft or dictation; strong attention to detail and ability to edit and proofread correspondence and legal documents,
  • Must type 65+ wpm,
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • Strong organizational skills and good work ethic are essential,
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment working within time constraints.
We offer great benefits and an exceptional work environment.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:  recruit@bcm-law.com.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Receptionist/Legal Assistant

Receptionist position available immediately with very busy, fast paced law firm in downtown Peoria specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation and medical malpractice.  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 and communication skills and be computer and technology proficient.  Salary to commensurate with experience.  Please email resume to:  janschuetz@lefantelaw.com

Monday, July 31, 2017

Paralegal Classes Begin August 21st, Paralegal Jobs Exist NOW! Get Enrolled TODAY!

  • ABA Approved: ICC is the ONLY community college offering American Bar Association Approved Post Degree Certificate and Associate degree Paralegal Programs in all of Central Illinois.
  • Affordable: Tuition at other institutions, Private or Public, may be as much as 4 to 5 time more expensive. If you live outside the Peoria area, and many of our students do, it is likely that ICC has an agreement in place to allow for in-district tuition rates. (Carl Sandburg, Heartland, Illinois Valley, Lincoln Land, Spoon River). Our Graduates and our current students come from all over Central Illinois because of the quality, affordability, consistency and convenience of this program.
  • Convenient: The course schedule is as Convenient as you will find from a quality Paralegal program. Five of the Ten paralegal program courses are offered partially or completely online. The remaining Paralegal courses are scheduled both day and evening at the ICC Peoria Campus.
  • Established: Our programs are well established with the people and organizations that employ Paralegals throughout Central Illinois and beyond. Our Paralegal graduates enjoy some of the Highest Paying and Most Satisfying Paralegal Jobs because they are more prepared than the graduates of other Paralegal programs to earn and keep those positions. This education and training prepares a graduate to work anywhere in the country.  Our graduates can be found working in the corporate headquarters of large corporations such as Caterpillar, State Farm and Walmart and small to very large law firms in Central Illinois and throughout the United States.   
The Illinois Central College Paralegal programs are the only Paralegal Education choice for residents of Central Illinois.

For additional information please go to this page: https://sites.google.com/site/iccparalegalprograms/
To Enroll, Please Contact the Paralegal Programs Coordinator, Michelle Weghorst by calling 309-690-7691 or send an e-mail to: michelle.weghorst@icc.edu

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

So you want to be a Police Officer . . .

Illinois Central College offers a Certificate in Law Enforcement

The mission of our Law Enforcement Certificate is to provide specific education for individuals who intend to seek employment with a police agency.  This certificate is an ideal opportunity if:

·      You have earned your Bachelor or Associate degree, including a Criminal Justice degree or a degree in any other field or discipline and you plan to seek a position in policing;
·      You are currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Associate degree (including a Criminal Justice degree) and you want to enhance that degree and expand your career opportunities in policing with this Certificate; and especially if
·      You are a recently discharged Veteran intending to seek employment with a civilian police agency.

Stop, Frisk, Arrest, Use of Force, Search, Seizure, and all of the Law related to how Police must act while serving and protecting the public is provided in detail in this program.

How police departments operate, budget and set policies is covered in detail in this program. 

In a nut shell, this program prepares you for the realities of a career in policing and it allows you to be better prepared to seek, earn and have a successful career serving and protecting the public as a police officer.

See the program courses and requirements here: https://icc.edu/academics/catalog/certificate/?prog=Law%20Enforcement%20Certificate

To get enrolled or to find out more contact Michelle Weghorst at 309-690-7691 or email: michelle.weghorst@icc.edu.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Peoria County Sheriff's Office

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Part Time Clerk positions. Applications may be picked up in person at the Sheriff's Office (301 N. Maxwell Rd. Peoria, IL). Position will be 8-15 hours per week and individual's need only be 18 years of age to apply. Position is ideal for college students looking for a career in Criminal Justice. Call (309) 697-7848 with questions.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Real Estate Paralegal!

McGrath Law Office, P.C. is seeking candidates to fill an immediate full time opening for a Real Estate Paralegal for our real estate department. The duties of a Real Estate Paralegal with McGrath Law Office, P.C. are as follows:

·         Draft real estate sales contracts
·         Conduct real estate title searches
·         Prepare title insurance commitments
·         Coordinate details of real estate transactions with loan officers, realtors, buyers and sellers
·         Draft correspondence related to real estate transactions
·         Conduct real estate closings
·         Prepare, maintain and organize files
·         Draft correspondence regarding real estate transactions
·         Other administrative duties assigned by supervising attorneys

The ideal candidate would possess the following attributes:

·         Self motivated/self starter
·         Ability to multitask
·         Strong interpersonal communication skills
·         Adept problem solver
·         Ability to track and manage deadlines
·         Prior experience in real estate transactions
·         Prior experience working in title insurance industry

This position is a full time, permanent position at our Mackinaw office. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. 
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to pat.mcgrath@mcgrathpc.net.

McGrath Law Office, P.C. is a respected, growing Tazewell County law firm with offices in both Mackinaw and Morton.

Monday, July 17, 2017

File room clerk position!

Our firm has a full-time somewhat flexible position for a file room clerk.  If anyone in your program is looking for a position in a legal firm, we would like for them to send me their resume! 

Sarah L. Jones
Office Administrator
    Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo
     Email:  sjones@quinnjohnston.com


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. Start date is July 31, 2017.

Qualifications:  Interest in and commitment to assisting low-income individuals in the resolution of their legal problems.  Bachelor’s or paralegal 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.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Peoria Police Cadet Applications




LOCATION:  600 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL  61602

HOURS:                  Varies – 20 hour work week

SALARY:                $12.00 per hour

SUMMARY:  Uniformed civilian employee who serve in a paid internship-style program designed to familiarize and prepare them for a career as a Peoria Police Recruit. Duties include training, administrative and clerical functions, presence at public functions, and traffic direction. The assignments are widely varied so that the Police Cadets can experience a broad range of operational and administrative functions. Police Cadets are required to meet established criteria by completing a prescribed course of college curriculum and a physical fitness program prior to being considered for appointment to Police Recruit.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Must reside within a 20 mile radius of the Peoria Police Department; High School graduate or have attained a general education development (You must supply a copy of your high school transcript); be 17 years of age at the time of appointment, but not over the age of 20 years old (You must supply a copy of your birth certificate); possess a valid Illinois driver’s license, with a “Class D’ qualification; be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester at an accredited college or university upon appointment; be able to pass a background investigation; and be a U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.

BENEFITS:  A bank of 5 (8-hour) sick days and one (8-hour) personal day.

IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES:  A Police Cadet is not expected to have prior experience, but is expected to have an interest in a career in modern policing.  Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, in person, via telephone, and in writing.  Be courteous and customer-service oriented.  Ability to accurately record information – by hand and using a computer – file records and process paperwork.  Ability to take direction from supervisors.  Maintain a positive attitude, have good moral character, be honest, responsible and trustworthy.  Motivated and able to complete the required law enforcement related educational, training and physical fitness programs.

MENTAL/ PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, to include overtime, emergency call back, shift work, nights, holidays and weekends to accommodate City needs.  May work in extreme cold and outdoor weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, electrical hazards, vibrations, inadequate lighting, intense noises and travel.  Requires feeling, finger dexterity, grasping, hearing, repetitive motions, seeing, talking, bending, kneeling, lifting, reaching, standing, stooping, walking, balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, pulling and pushing.  Lifting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently.   Must complete 24 college credits prior to completion of the Police Cadet program and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. *Please notify the Human Resources Department if accommodations are required to participate in the selection process.

DEADLINE DATE BY 5:00 P.M.: JULY 21, 2017

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Legal Assitant Position

 Brady, Connolly & Masuda’s Bloomington, IL office is seeking a full-time legal assistant to support our Workers Compensation and Civil Litigation teams.  This position includes, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:
  • Transcribing all documents through Winscribe dictation and/or dragon software,
  • Proofreading and formatting documents,
  • Assist attorneys with preparation of depositions and trials,
  • Preparing documents accompanying court filings, knowledge of state and local court forms and procedures,
  • Organize, copy, scan and file various files, including medical records, closed files, incoming mail, faxes and other documents into the Firm’s document management system,
  • Maintaining internal firm files on attorneys' matters, and providing assistance to other attorneys with overflow work, 
  • Occasional reception relief,
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates must have the following:
  • A minimum of  2-5 years of legal office experience
  • Must type 65+ wpm
  • Knowledge of medical terminology,
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Possess excellent written and oral communications
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment working with time constraints
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and document management systems.

We offer great benefits and an exceptional work environment.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:  recruit@bcm-law.com.

Part-time File Clerk Position

Brady, Connolly & Masuda is seeking a part-time file clerk to support our legal team with administrative duties such as organizing, copying, scanning, and filing of firm documents.  This position requires a detail-oriented person with excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multitask.  Must be able to work with and keep confidential information. Our work schedule will be Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  File experience a plus.  To apply, send your resume and professional references to Mary Jo Montana @ mmontana@bcm-law.com.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Part time File Clerk/Runner Position!

This is a year round position and approximately 10 - 15 hours per week (late afternoons). We are looking for a person who is dependable and willing to assist in a variety of general office tasks.  Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license necessary.  Mid-August start date.  Send resume to bfouts@hrbklaw.com.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Boutique Bloomington civil litigation law firm looking for a full time paralegal!

Boutique Bloomington civil litigation law firm looking for a full time paralegal to add to its seven person office. Competitive salary, full benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401k, vacations and holidays.

Send resume and cover letter to: tw.kelly@frontier.com. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Restorative Justice

Discussions with my Criminal Justice degreed, Social Worker son Ryne Higgins have strengthened my believes in Restorative Justice, especially as it applies to youth, the juvenile system and on the civil side of the system, divorce, child custody and other areas that directly impact the peace and prosperity of families, neighborhoods and communities.   Legal and Justice professionals, please take a few minutes to learn more in this video from The John Marshall Law School.