Thursday, July 02, 2020

Job Posts from the July PCBA Newsletter

Receptionist / Legal Assistant
Receptionist / Legal Assistant position available immediately with busy downtown Peoria law firm. Legal experience preferred but not required. Candidate must possess excellent typing/computer skills and be reliable and efficient. Please email cover letter and resume to:jstieghorst@cassidymueller.com
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LEGAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST
.  Law Office of Louis P. Milot, Riverview Plaza (Chase Bank Building), 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1928, Peoria, Illinois 61602.  General Practice.  Must be comfortable working and dealing with a variety of individuals.  Seeking individual with proficiency in Microsoft Word.  Individuals should be detailed-oriented, have good interpersonal skills, possess multi-tasking, and organizational skills.  Good telephone and writing skills are important.  The individual must be able to work in a professional environment and maintain strict confidentiality concerning clients and operations.  Experience with scanning software (e.g. Paperport, etc.) would be helpful.  Duties vary and include, but are not limited to, preparation and e-filing of legal correspondence, pleading and forms;  screening clients;  case management;  scheduling appointments, and general receptionist duties.  Between 35-40 hours each week.  Compensation will start between $13.00 and $17.00 per hour depending on the candidate’s performance and experience.  Paid vacation and paid holidays.   Those interested should submit a letter of interest, updated resume, or brief statement of their qualifications to Louis Milot at the above address or via e-mail at lawshop@mtco.com.

Legal Assistant
Goldfine & Bowles is a personal injury law firm looking for an experienced legal assistant.  This individual will have a significant amount of client contact and must be comfortable working and dealing with a variety of individuals.  This position will require organization and attention to detail.  This person will assist in all aspects of the claims process,  including,  setting up claims, ordering and assembling medical packages, and a variety of other duties dealing with personal injuries.  We provide a pleasant work environment and are looking for a long term employee.  Please send inquiries and resumes to personalinjury@goldfineandbowles.com or fax to 309.282.2090

Regulatory Compliance CoordinatorCollege of Education and Health Sciences at Bradley University has a position open for a regulatory compliance coordinator. For more information, click here
Legal Assistant/ParalegalPeoria law firm is seeking a full-time legal assistant/paralegal.  A minimum of 2 years’ experience is preferred but not required.  General secretarial skills required such as Microsoft Word, organizational skills, filing, answering the phone, and setting appointments.  Must be interested in learning new skills and possess a pleasant and professional demeanor.  A background in Immigration Law is highly desired.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to krklawpeoria@gmail.com
Case Administrator
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has a position open for case administrators. For more information, click here.
Receptionist
Borsberry Law Offices, P.C. a downtown Peoria law firm concentrating in family and criminal Law is currently seeking a receptionist.   Responsibilities include answering all incoming calls, greeting visitors, and scheduling court hearings.  We are looking for a dependable and highly organized team player with computer skills and customer service experience.  Please submit your resume to Joe Borsberry at jborsberry@borsberrylaw.com or 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1510, Peoria, IL 61602. 

Paralegal
Real Estate Paralegal – The law firm of Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC is seeking a real estate paralegal to assist in the title department with our extensive real estate practice in both residential and commercial real estate.  This paralegal position will be responsible for real estate title searches, assisting with the preparation of title commitments, preparing closing documents, and attending and completing real estate closings and related loan transactions.  An applicant must be intelligent and detailed oriented, be able to effectivelLegaly and professionally interact with buyers, sellers, and lenders, be able to travel to conduct searches in local courthouses or attend closings outside our offices and be able to take command at closings to ensure proper and thorough completion of all closing transactions and related matters. Title experience preferred.  If interested, please send a cover letter and your resume to Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC, Attn: Hiring Manager, by email at hiring@mhtlaw.com or by regular mail to 416 Main Street, Suite 1125, Peoria, IL 61602.

Paralegal
Murphy & Dunn, P.C. is the largest law firm in Central Illinois dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law.  We have two office locations to serve the custody, divorce, and family law needs of our clients and continue to grow.  We are seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time Paralegal position in our Peoria office location. This is a fast-paced, career position requiring a knowledgeable paralegal who wants to work directly with a trial attorney and clients to resolve their family law matters.  Paralegal certification is required and prior law office experience is preferred.
If you are a skilled paralegal looking for a rewarding career with the area’s premier family law firm, then this position is for you.  Our Firm offers a comprehensive employee benefits package and a competitive salary based on experience and ability.  You can learn more about our law firm at www.murphy-dunn.net.  For employment consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to Teri Dunn @ teri.dunn@murphy-dunn.net

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Need for CRJ 227 to be a Required Course for Students intending to pursue Careers in Law Enforcement

I need some help from my law, law enforcement, and justice career friends. I created a survey and I want and need your responses.

The purpose of this survey is to collect basic feedback regarding a need for college students intending to enter a career in law enforcement to complete course work that provides a focus on the expectations of the law when police interact with the public. Specifically, this survey focuses on the need for a required course that emphasizes the legal expectations for procedures and practices in any police action involving: use of force; arrest; search and seizure; self-incrimination; the assistance of counsel; and other civil rights or aspects of constitutional law that dictate how police should interact with the public when performing their duties.

This survey is intended to be completed by people who are or who have served in careers in law enforcement or in careers that cause you to interact with police officers on a regular basis, so police officers, lawyers (prosecutors and defense lawyers), probation and corrections personnel, court personnel, social workers, counselors, and judges.

There was a time when students seeking a career in Law Enforcement were required to complete courses that provided them with the expectations of procedural law and the expectations of police when interacting with members of the public. These courses were eliminated as the more generic, criminology driven, "Criminal Justice" degrees became more prevalent.

I want to be very upfront with my interest and bias in seeking this information. I teach courses to students seeking both a non-transfer Law Enforcement degree and students who intend to seek a Criminal Justice degree. My first college degree was in "Police Science". So I have been around through the evolution of the Career and Technical based focus of educating students towards a career in law enforcement to the current standard of the more liberal arts-centered Criminal Justice transfer degrees.

I do not like the term "Criminal Justice". Never have. I do not think we serve students or the public by promoting criminal justice when our true intention is to promote Justice. I also have concerns with pushing a student intent on a specific career path of public service into less than specific criminal justice degree paths. Those degrees have increasingly been tailored towards theory courses and away from the law and technical aspects of a career in law enforcement. There is a balance to be found and if we truly seek justice, we will move towards that balance, but that is a survey and debate for another time. 

My primary focus in seeking a response to this survey is to determine if Illinois Central College students are better served by requiring a course that introduces them to and covers these topics in a relevant and meaningful way. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Physical Fitness for Law Enforcement and the Power Test

I put a brief version of my typical summer advice on physical fitness for law enforcement and preparing for, taking and passing the Power Test on a podcast linked here:

https://lawlifecoach.podbean.com/e/physical-fitness-for-law-enforcement/

Monday, June 22, 2020

Register for Fall Paralegal Courses

Paralegal course registration is open for Fall semesters.  

Please email Paralegal Program Coordinator Peggy Crane at peggy.crane@icc.edu to get registered or to seek admission to our American Bar Association approved Paralegal Programs.  We are OPEN, we are preparing Paralegals.  And we are posting and filling Paralegal Jobs.  

Please be sure you include the following information in your email requests to Peggy Crane:  

Name
Student ID Number
Requested Courses
Phone Number

Summer semester courses are available Online.  

Please read the following information regarding the Paralegal Course Schedule with Covid-19 Adjustments for Fall 2020

As an American Bar Association-approved program, we schedule a certain amount of some of our courses to include synchronous or live class time where students and the instructor are in the same place.  Prior to mid-March of this year, the “place” was a traditional classroom in Poplar Hall at the Peoria Campus of Illinois Central College. 

In an effort to continue the level of quality education employers expect of our graduates and in keeping with the expectations of the ABA, we have modified our fall semester schedule to provide students with the assurance that we will be there for you this fall semester, regardless of circumstances that may be imposed by Covid-19.

You can plan on Prlgl 110, 117, and 260 continuing as wholly online courses.

Prlgl 112, 113, 116, and 215 will continue as with part of the class being completed through Blackboard online with an expectation that you attend live or face to face class session via Zoom or Google Meets as directed by your instructor.

Students will be expected to log in and attend each virtual class session per course for each week of the semester. The schedule for these virtual in-class sessions is found below.  There will be one evening session available for each course. 

To attend your in-class sessions, you will need to have the ability to be seen and heard through a live video feed on your computer, tablet, or smartphone as directed by your instructor.

The "in-class,” live class component will be available at the following times.  The expectation for each in-class session will vary depending on the needs or objectives of each course and the presentation choices of individual instructors.

Day/Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Prlgl 112
Prlgl 116
Prlgl 113
Prlgl 215

Friday, June 19, 2020

Police Officer - Burlington, Iowa

The Burlington Iowa Police Department is accepting applications. 

We count Major Adam Schaefer and other Burlington Officers as graduates of our ICC Programs.  It is a good and progressive opportunity for our students and graduates.

Go to this site to begin the application process and to find out more information about this position that closes on August 10th.

https://www.policeapp.com/Entry-Level-Burlington-IA-Police-Officer-Jobs/2492/

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Remote Paid Paralegal Internship/ Part-Time Legal Assistant

Remote Paid Paralegal Internship/ Part-Time Legal Assistant
The Law Office of Nina R. Gougis has an opening for a remote paid paralegal internship/part-time legal assistant. Practice areas include bankruptcy, family law, juvenile law, employment law, school/education law, and civil rights litigation. 

Duties typically include, but are not limited to, answering phones, responding to voicemails, fielding and responding to initial inquiries from potential clients, scheduling appointments, scheduling and noticing up court hearings, preparing legal documents and correspondence, and consulting with clients by phone or video conferencing. 

This position is completely remote and this office is almost completely paperless. Ideal candidates will be extremely self motivated and disciplined, naturally inquisitive, technologically savvy (proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Zoom video conferencing); and a fast learner. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.

The hours are flexible, but it is preferred that the hours worked are the same each day. It is anticipated that hours required will be 2-3 hours each day, or 10-15 hours each week. This position may evolve into a full-time position. 

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to ninagougislaw@gmail.com.  

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

June Paralegal and Law Office Jobs from the PCBA Newsletter

Legal Assistant
Goldfine & Bowles is a personal injury law firm looking for an experienced legal assistant.  This individual will have a significant amount of client contact and must be comfortable working and dealing with a variety of individuals.  This position will require organization and attention to detail.  This person will assist in all aspects of the claims process,  including,  setting up claims, ordering and assembling medical packages, and a variety of other duties dealing with personal injuries.  We provide a pleasant work environment and are looking for a long term employee.  Please send inquiries and resumes to personalinjury@goldfineandbowles.com or fax to 309.282.2090

Regulatory Compliance CoordinatorCollege of Education and Health Sciences at Bradley University has a position open for a regulatory compliance coordinator. For more information, click here

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Full time legal assistant or paralegal for Peoria area law firm located near Northwoods Mall.  Salary based on experience; emphasis on family law including divorce, custody, maintenance and child support, post-judgment matters, criminal, juvenile and traffic law.   Must be articulate, well organized and able to deal with public.  Duties include answering phones, scheduling appointments and scheduling and noticing up court hearings; processing of files, preparation of pleadings and correspondence, data entry; preparation of discovery requests and responses to same, meeting with clients.  Normal business hours Monday thru Friday.  Position is available to start immediately, if desired.  Please attach a resume including a telephone number and email in your response and best time to call via email to:

MARIBETH EGERT DURA, ESQ.
THE DURA LAW OFFICE
4507 N. Sterling Avenue, Suite 301
Peoria, Illinois 61615
309.231.4531

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Peoria law firm is seeking a full time legal assistant/paralegal.  A minimum of 2 years’ experience is preferred but not required.  General secretarial skills required such as Microsoft Word, organizational skills, filing, answering the phone and setting appointments.  Must be interested in learning new skills and possess pleasant and professional demeanor.  A background in Immigration Law is highly desired.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to krklawpeoria@gmail.com
Case Administrator
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has a position open for case administrator. For more information, click here.
Receptionist
Borsberry Law Offices, P.C. a downtown Peoria law firm concentrating in family and criminal Law is currently seeking a receptionist.   Responsibilities include answering all incoming calls, greeting visitors, and scheduling court hearings.  We are looking for a dependable and highly organized team player with computer skills and customer service experience.  Please submit your resume to Joe Borsberry at jborsberry@borsberrylaw.com or 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1510, Peoria, IL 61602. 

Paralegal
Real Estate Paralegal – The law firm of Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC is seeking a real estate paralegal to assist in the title department with our extensive real estate practice in both residential and commercial real estate.  This paralegal position will be responsible for real estate title searches, assisting with the preparation of title commitments, preparing closing documents, and attending and completing real estate closings and related loan transactions.  An applicant must be intelligent and detailed oriented, be able to effectivelLegaly and professionally interact with buyers, sellers, and lenders, be able to travel to conduct searches in local courthouses or attend closings outside our offices, and be able to take command at closings to ensure proper and thorough completion of all closing transactions and related matters. Title experience preferred.  If interested, please send a cover letter and your resume to Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC, Attn: Hiring Manager, by email at hiring@mhtlaw.com or by regular mail to 416 Main Street, Suite 1125, Peoria, IL 61602.

Paralegal
Murphy & Dunn, P.C. is the largest law firm in Central Illinois dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law.  We have two office locations to serve the custody, divorce and family law needs of our clients and continue to grow.  We are seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time Paralegal position in our Peoria office location. This is a fast-paced, career position requiring a knowledgeable paralegal who wants to work directly with a trial attorney and clients to resolve their family law matters.  Paralegal certification is required and prior law office experience is preferred.
If you are a skilled paralegal looking for a rewarding career with the area’s premier family law firm, then this position is for you.  Our Firm offers a comprehensive employee benefits package and a competitive salary based on experience and ability.  You can learn more about our law firm at www.murphy-dunn.net.  For employment consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to Teri Dunn @ teri.dunn@murphy-dunn.net

Friday, May 15, 2020

Professor Higgins Traditional End of Semester Message, Rona Edition

My End of Semester message, Rona Edition, is available here:
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-sbc66-dc900f
As the semester winds down, please stay healthy, stay safe and stay in touch.



Thursday, April 30, 2020

Paralegal Opening, Peoria Office of the Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, State of Illinois


Job Title: Paralegal Assistant
Agency: Guardianship & Advocacy Commission
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 05/13/20 5:00 PM Central Time
Salary: $3,727.00 - $5,422.00 monthly
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Peoria County, Illinois
Number of Vacancies: 1

See the full description and application information HERE


Friday, April 03, 2020

Immediate Opening for a Part-Time Loss Prevention Officer

Immediate Opening for a Part-Time Loss Prevention Officer

Location: Retail Store Pekin, IL

If you have any questions email LPOperations@1stclasssecurity.com or call 712-943-1041 or 1-877-809-5880

Job Description:
  • Identify shoplifters thru floor patrol and through the use of Closed Circuit TV
  • Report writing
  • Interacting with local law enforcement agencies as needed
  • Provide court room testimony as required
Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.
Part-time/ 20 hours per week
$13.50 per hour
Job Requirement:
  • Pre-Employment criminal background and drug screen
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for up to 3-4 hours at a time
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately through verbal and written means
  • Ability to write legible, accurate and easily understood reports
  • Must be assertive, yet controlled in dealing with confrontation
  • Must be trustworthy and able to work under little or no direct supervision
  • Attendance for scheduled shifts. Tardiness and absenteeism is not tolerated
  • Previous loss prevention experience a plus, but not a requirement
  • High school diploma or equivalent (minimum)
  • Criminal Justice or related studies a plus
Must be able to obtain state required PERC prior to employment

This is an immediate opening. Paid training will be provided.

1st Class Security is an EEO/AA employer