Friday, June 07, 2019

Paralegal jobs up north!


Litigation Paralegal - 3+ Years' Experience

Candidates must have experience with e-discovery (ideally using Relativity), trial prep, and deposition scheduling/abstracting. This is a temp to hire opportunity at a law firm in the Loop! Compensation depends on experience. 
 

Junior Level Paralegals/Legal Assistants

Law firms in the Loop are seeking candidates with 6 months+ legal experience for temp to hire opportunities in the Loop. Permanent salaries range from $36k-$43k depending on experience and the specific firm/role. 
 

Trademark Paralegal - 2+ Years' Experience

Large law firm in downtown Chicago seeking Trademark Paralegals with 2+ years' experience. Candidates should be familiar with filing with the USPTO, researches clearances, preparing applications, and docketing deadlines. 
 

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal - Temp Opportunity

Law firm in the Loop is seeking a commercial real estate paralegal with 2+ years' experience to cover a leave of absence. Candidates should be experienced with the commercial closing processes, working on title searches/clearances, and general real estate transaction work. 
 

Immigration Paralegal - Northfield, IL

Law firm in Northfield, IL is seeking a business immigration paralegal with 1+ year experience. Candidates should have experience with H1B, TN, and L1 visas. Experience with PERM a plus. 
 
 
Send resumes to Christina Polet @ cpolet@beaconhillstaffing.com.
 

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender has Paralegal job opportunities in Chicago, IL! Please share if you know someone that may be interested and meet the minimum qualifications. Click here to learn more and to complete the *required* online job application. The posting closes on June 17, 2019. Please direct any general or application status questions to the Cook County Bureau of Human Resources (BHR) at 312-603-3300 and reference requisition ID: 00123162. 

Thanks, 

Asia Cobb, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resource Specialist
Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Petersen Health Care has been a trusted leader in long-term care since 1974. We offer a variety of positions for health care jobs that feature opportunities to serve the elderly and disabled. These positions feature the area’s most attractive salary and benefit package, including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision/Dental Plan
  • Generous Vacation plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • And More!

Summary of Position:

  • Apply for Medicaid on behalf of residents and assist residents and their families throughout the Medicaid application process.

Position requires:

  • Preparing and filing Medicaid applications;
  • Helping residents and families understand documentation needed to process application;
  • Preparing and filing appeals when Medicaid applications get denied;
  • Following up on applications and seeing them through to conclusion.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with filing Medicaid applications preferred, but not required;
  • Strong Computer Skills, able to manage emails, able to use Microsoft Office Products.
  • Self Starter with good Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Ability to Accurately Coordinate Multiple Tasks in a Busy Environment

Able to Adapt to a Changing Environment
 
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to:
 
Jason Crowder, Corporate Counsel @ jmcrowder@petersenhealthcare.net.
 

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Paralegal position available immediately with very busy, fast paced law firm in downtown Peoria specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and civil litigation.  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 skills, communication skills and must be computer and technology proficient.  Candidate will be expected to organize and summarize medical records, communicate with clients, counsel and insurance adjusters and prepare written correspondence, pleadings and discovery.  Salary to commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to pcbaasst@mtco.com with reference number 01092019. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Worker’s Compensation/Personal Injury Paralegal- Peoria, IL

Sole practitioner seeking experienced Worker’s Comp/PI paralegal.  This is a high volume, fast paced office.

Individual must be self-motivated with good attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

Duties include:  electronic court filings, state and federal pleadings, Medicare filings, client contact, medical bill and record review, setting depositions, preparing trial exhibits, filing Worker’s Compensation cases and pleadings, dictation, scanning (paperless office)

Proficient in Word, Adobe, Quickbooks, Clio program experience is a bonus

Full time position-Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Contact:  LeAnn Young at spidie101@aol.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

American Bar Association Opportunities for Paralegals and Paralegal Students


On May 1, 2019 the ABA launched a new Membership Model. The new model features:
  • Simplified DUES RATE STRUCTURE, with a $75 membership rate for paralegals$0 for paralegal students, and attorney rates based on number of years from first admission to the bar.
  • Access to a new online, on-demand CLE Member Benefit Library with 450+ titles
  • An option to join the Law Practice and General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Divisions free with your ABA membership
  • A new ABA logo
ABALogo

Please share this information with students, paralegal faculty and others who may be interested.

Cessation of ABA Spotlights

As many of you know, over the past several years the Standing Committee and Approval Commission has produced the ABA Spotlight Series highlighting legal resources available on the ABA’s website. With the release of the new membership model, previous content may only be accessible to ABA members. In light of this change, the Standing Committee and Approval Commission will no longer be producing the Spotlight Series.

The Committee will be exploring different ways to provide information on paralegal education and the profession to our ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs and other interested parties. We are looking to launch a Standing Committee on Paralegals and Approval Commission Blog within the next several weeks and hope to use this format to share content and resources, in addition to information and activities of the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals and Approval Commission. We welcome ideas for future blog topics. Please contact Jessica Watson with any questions or feedback.

Thank you,

Christopher Jennison, Chair of the Standing Committee on Paralegals
Thomas E. McClure, Chair of the Standing Committee on Paralegals Approval Commission

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Ethics and UPL in Paralegal Programs

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) recently surveyed current paralegal and legal studies students to determine how their Paralegal program covers Ethics and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, topics we teach, discuss, drill and our graduates KNOW.

https://aafpe.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/NFPA%202019%20Ethics%20Training%20Survey%20Results.pdf

Saturday, April 13, 2019

AI and Paralegals

Perspective on emerging AI and Paralegals


https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2019/04/automation-in-the-legal-industry-how-ai-empowers-paralegals/

Thursday, April 04, 2019

NO EXCUSES, Register for FALL Classes NOW

Attention Paralegal, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and 911 Dispatch and ALL CURRENT or POTENTIAL Illinois Central College Students

Did you know that you can register for FALL classes NOW and pay just $50 with no further payments until August?

And if you are FINANCIAL AID eligible, you won't even need to pay the $50 and you are still registered and set for FALL semester.

Why wait?  Reserve your PLACE in the COURSES and SCHEDULE you want NOW!




Monday, February 25, 2019

Join us in Supporting the St. Jude Kids!

Graduates and Students:

As you pay those monthly bills this week, PLEASE click on this page, hit DONATE and give $5, 10, 15, 20 and HELP us HELP the St. Jude Kids http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?team_id=233608&fr_id=105320&pg=team 


And the St. Jude Running Central to Peoria Run is always looking for new runners.  If you have an interest in Running or Can Shaking with our Run, contact or come see Professor Higgins.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

One Year Later, a Graduate's Perspective

On the one year anniversary of getting a job in a law firm, one of our graduates sent a nice Thank You note. Like so many people, he came to our Post Degree program to pursue his interest in the law after spending years on a much different career path. He reported being happy and satisfied at the one year point of his Paralegal career.  When asked what he had learned in this first year, he provided this tongue in cheek reply: 

Family law and Estate planning are like "bread and butter" in this profession and I have done both. 

Here is a shortlist of some things I've learned:


1. Always proofread and cc the client;
2. Always check the copier tray for stuff you might have left there;
3. If a lawyer ask you to do something, it usually means a) they want you to do it 
and b) they want it now;
4. Some attorneys use their assistants as attack dogs. Carry bacon;
5. Almost all questions a client may have are better answered by the attorney;   
6. There is never not a file that needs closing;
7. Know where all the toes are in the office and don't step on them;
8. Attorneys are still co-workers. Good ones and bad ones. Hope for a good one. Otherwise wear a helmet;
9. Know where the closest USPS is and when the last pickup is;
10. If you don't like the work: just wait. Hold out.