Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Strides for Justice to Benefit Prairie State Legal Services


Join us for the 10th annual Strides for Justice 5k run or 1 mile walk to support Prairie State Legal Services and to raise awareness about the importance of affordable legal representation to the underserved in Central Illinois. Throughout its history, Prairie State has focused on providing legal services to the most vulnerable groups in our society — the poor, the elderly, the physically and mentally disabled, as well as other people in need. Prairie State Legal Services is the only dedicated provider of free legal services and pro bono representation in the Peoria area. All proceeds benefit the Peoria office of Prairie State Legal Services.

Join us for the Strides for Justice 5k on September 23, 2017 and run on the World's Most Beautiful Drive!

Register Here: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/30910

Monday, September 11, 2017

LEGAL ASSISTANT PART-TIME

Experienced legal assistant with top secretarial skills. Submit resume, including references, to:
Jerold I. Horn 
401 Main Street, Suite 1650 Peoria, IL 61602
jihorn@aol.com 
Fax (309) 676-2779

ICC Open House!!!

ICC Graduates, Current Students, Future Students and ALL members of OUR Community, you are cordially invited to an

Open House to Celebrate Illinois Central College's 50th Year

Please join us at the Peoria Campus

5407 N. University, Peoria, Illinois
·                     Tuesday, Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Poplar Hall
·                     Meet our students serving as Cadets and Explorers with the Peoria Police and Peoria Fire Departments and get information on those groups
·                     Find out about our programs in Paralegal Studies, Fire Science, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
·                     Visit with your past Professors
·                     Visit with your fellow graduates from these programs
·                     See our state of the art facility and the many changes to the Peoria Campus
·                     ICC President Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey will offer a welcome at 5 pm in the Student Center Dining area. ICC Campus Dining will provide refreshments in the Student Center.
·                     Complimentary shuttle service from the Student Center will be available to transport visitors between halls.

Please e-mail Michelle Weghorst @ michelle.weghorst@icc.edu if you would like to represent at any of our tables as an ICC student or graduate, thanks!

Full time paralegal/legal assistant needed!

Elias, Meginnes & Seghetti, P.C. is in need of a full time paralegal/legal assistant to work for a senior partner in the business/transactional area. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and computer skills are required. Very good working conditions and compensation for  the right person.

Apply in confidence to:

John S. Elias | Elias, Meginnes & Seghetti, P.C.
416 Main Street, Suite 1400, Peoria, Illinois 61602
Telephone: (309) 672-6361 (direct)

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Chillicothe Police Department is Hiring

#PRESSRELEASE

The Chillicothe Police Department will be accepting applications for employment for the positions of police officer.  We are looking to hire 1 applicant immediately.  This list will be combined with a prior established hiring list.

Applications can be obtained by one of the following:
Chillicothe Police Department - 823 N Second St. Chillicothe, IL 61523
Chillicothe City Hall - 908 N 2nd St. Chillicothe, IL 61523
Download the the PDF form at www.chillicothepd.org/employment

Applications are due back at the police department before the testing date of October 4th, 2017.  Examinations will be given, Saturday, 10/07/2017, at 1:00 pm. at Illinois Valley Central High School, 1300 W. Sycamore, Chillicothe Illinois. Oral interviews will be on Saturday, 10/21/2017 at City Hall, 908 N. Second St. Chillicothe, IL time TBA.

CPD offers a starting wage for a probationary police officer is $47,442.86 with an increase to $54,743.95 after 1 year along with excellent benefits which include physical fitness test bonuses, over time, holiday pay, 10 paid holidays, 64 sick hours per year, 40 personal hours per year, up to 160 hours vacation hours per year.  We also offer continual paid training, clothing allowance, excellent health insurance, and a city funded pension.

We also offer the following specialty positions:  Investigations, evidence officers, field training officers, range and simunition officers, bicycle patrol, school resource officers, and a K9 unit.

Requirements
Be 21 years of age
High School Diploma
No felony convictions
Be a U.S. Citizen
Have a valid Illinois Driver’s License
Live within 15 miles of Chillicothe within 12 months after probation
Be able to legally carry a firearm

Hiring Process
Application
Written Test
Physical Test (POWER TEST)
Interview
Background Investigation
Psychological Test
Polygraph Test
Physical
Drug Screening
Fingerprinting
Conditional offer of Employment
Police Training Institute
Field Training Program
12 month probation program starting after FTO program

#UPDATE 8/3/2017
POLICE EXAMINATIONS
CHILLICOTHE, ILLINOIS

The Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Chillicothe, Illinois is
accepting applications for testing from both certified and non-certified candidates for the purpose of hiring from an expanded hiring list.
 Examinations will be given, Saturday, 10/07/2017, at 1:00 pm. at Illinois Valley Central High School, 1300 W. Sycamore, Chillicothe Illinois. Oral interviews will be on Saturday, 10/21/2017 at City Hall, 908 N. Second St. Chillicothe, IL time TBA.
 Applications may be obtained and returned to the Chillicothe Police Department (address above) or Chillicothe City Hall, 908 N. Second St., Chillicothe Illinois, 61523, in care of Rich Underwood. Please add your e-mail address at the bottom of the first page of the Application. Applications must be returned no later than 10/04/2017. Late applications will not be considered.
 Appointments will be governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Police Commissioners.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Paralegal wanted for family law firm

A small family law firm in Bloomington, Illinois has a full time paralegal position to fill. 

Positive attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment with lots of client contact & case management responsibilities essential. Necessary skills include math; legal research; processing of discovery, pleadings, and correspondence; and a high degree of competency working with computers. Salary based upon level of experience. Great benefits package. Send resume and references to Susan at Ronda Glenn Law Offices, 221 East Front Street, Bloomington, IL  61701. No phone calls, please.


We would also prefer applicants whose educational background includes a 4-year degree. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Open House Celebrating ICC's 50th Anniversary and Our Paralegal Studies, Fire Science, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Programs


ICC Graduates, Current Students, Future Students and ALL members of OUR Community, you are cordially invited to an

Open House to Celebrate Illinois Central College's 50th Year

Please join us at the Peoria Campus

5407 N. University, Peoria, Illinois
  • Tuesday, Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Poplar Hall
  • Meet our students serving as Cadets and Explorers with the Peoria Police and Peoria Fire Departments and get information on those groups
  • Find out about our programs in Paralegal Studies, Fire Science, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
  • Visit with your past Professors
  • Visit with your fellow graduates from these programs
  • See our state of the art facility and the many changes to the Peoria Campus
  • ICC President Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey will offer a welcome at 5 pm in the Student Center Dining area. ICC Campus Dining will provide refreshments in the Student Center.
  • Complimentary shuttle service from the Student Center will be available to transport visitors between halls.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Paralegal Wanted!

Paralegal wanted for family law firm. Positive attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment with lots of client contact & case management responsibilities essential. Necessary skills include math; legal research; processing of discovery, pleadings, and correspondence; and a high degree of competency working with computers. Salary based upon level of experience. Great benefits package. Send resume and references to Susan at Ronda Glenn Law Offices, 221 East Front Street, Bloomington, IL  61701. No phone calls, please.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Attention Criminal Justice Students! Sign Up for Physical Conditioning Specific to the Illinois Police Power Test

Get physical conditioning training specific to the Illinois Police Power Test from a Certified Instructor in this special section of the PHYED 140 Physical Conditioning Course.

To review or download the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board's POWER test booklet, complete with the standards and expectations by age and gender, go to:
http://www.ptb.illinois.gov/media/1320/power.pdf

As recent Criminal Justice Interns found out and as Dr. White and Professors' Graff and Higgins have been preaching, this is a passable test.  But, as with any test, it requires planning and preparation.  If you are not in top physical condition at this time or you are working out but you are not able to pass one or more portions of this course,  you owe it to yourself to sign up for this course.  All aspects of physical conditioning relevant to this test, strength, aerobic, flexibility and core strength will be covered and you WILL see results.


This is a high quality, cost effective way to jump start your training for the POWER test.  It is also an excellent opportunity to acquire high quality guidance and knowledge as you work to maintain the healthy and professional physical condition required for a career in Law Enforcement.

Location:Illinois Central College CougarPlex
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning October 17th
Time: 2:30-3:45 pm
Cost: ONLY $143 

For questions or TO REGISTER contact Michelle Weghorst
309/690-7691 or michelle.weghorst@icc.edu


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

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. 


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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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ABA Approved, Affordable, Convenient, Established: The BEST Paralegal Education Option in Central Illinois


The Illinois Central College Paralegal programs are the only Paralegal Education choice for residents of Central Illinois.
  • 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.