Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Greetings CIPA Colleagues! Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 10, 2013, and plan to attend the Central Illinois Paralegal Association’s monthly meeting and Christmas Party. The meeting will be held at The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center, 1601 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and will be a special holiday selection to choose from: Chicken a la Greque: Boneless breast of chicken marinated in wine, lemon, and fresh herbs, grilled and glazed with citrus fricassee and capers; vegetable du jour; potato du chef, garden salad Or Roast Garlic Pork with a sherry mushroom sauce; vegetable du jour; potato du chef; garden salad; Or Vegetarian du Chef . Please note that we will be swearing in the 2014 CIPA Executive Officers. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, December 10, 2013! Please RSVP to the CIPA mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013. On the RSVP, please indicate your menu choice. Thank you! Central Illinois Paralegal Association PO Box 1948 Bloomington, IL 61702
Posted by Michelle D. Weghorst at 11:10 AM
Monday, November 25, 2013
CIPA Friends: As you are all aware, our neighbors in Washington, IL were dealt a devastating blow on Sunday, November 17th when an F4 tornado struck Tazewell County. At least two hundred Caterpillar employees/families have been affected. Specifically, two attorneys and one paralegal in the Legal Services Division have been directly impacted. Their homes were completely destroyed. When we inquired what we could do to help, the response was that toiletries, paper products, etc., were needed. The Executive Board met and unanimously determined that CIPA would make a donation in the amount of $125 toward the purchase of these items for these families. The donation was delivered the weekend of November 23rd. It is our inclination to continue with further donations. Should you wish, kindly bring toiletries (i.e., laundry soaps, regular soaps, paper products, tooth paste, shampoo, etc.) to the December 10th meeting. As an fyi, there are at least four children involved with this donation so please keep that in mind as you purchase your items. Should we receive an abundance of items, they will be shared with other families impacted by the tornado. Of course, choosing to donate is strictly voluntary, but we appreciate anything you choose to do to assist our neighbors during this difficult time in their lives. Thank you. The Executive Officers of CIPA
Posted by Michelle D. Weghorst at 4:55 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – For Immediate Posting Secretary/Receptionist Position in the Peoria office of Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. The Peoria office of Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time Secretary/Receptionist starting mid-January 2014. Prairie State is a not-for-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and seniors. Job Description The Secretary/Receptionist will participate in a full range of office duties in a fast paced environment. These duties include, but are not limited to, answering the phone, interacting with clients, filing, typing, photocopying, running errands, assisting with fundraising, and other general office tasks including serving as the office contact for interns and volunteers, working closely with the firm’s IT personnel to maintain office’s computers, and ordering office supplies. Qualifications Interest in and commitment to assisting low-income individuals in the resolution of their legal problems is necessary. Successful candidate must possess a strong work ethic and organizational skills, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and must enjoy working with people in a fast paced office. Legal experience and Spanish-speaking preferred. Pay depending on experience. No phone calls please. Please send cover letter, resume and list of references to Denise E. Conklin, Managing Attorney, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., at 331 Fulton St., Suite 600, Peoria, IL 61602 or via fax at (309) 674-3802. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Please send resumes by December 10, 2013.
Posted by Michelle D. Weghorst at 4:41 PM
Monday, November 11, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013
A local 2 lawyer office is in need of paralegal/legal assistant. The job includes indexing and summarizing medical records and medical bills; preparing discovery responses in PI cases; and maintaining a well-organized file with emphasis on liens, Medicare etc. It will also involve speaking with clients and insurance adjusters by phone and e-mail. Workers comp cases involve the preparation and filing of claims with the Workers Comp Commission and again requesting and indexing medical records. In some cases, there will be a need to prepare medical record summaries in preparation for trial or arbitration. Dictation is fairly limited as the attorney does much of his own correspondence. Need candidate who can pay attention to detail and good people skills. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Ron Hanna @ email@example.com.
Posted by Michelle D. Weghorst at 5:36 PM
Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Posted by Tom Higgins at 2:45 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Please allow this to serve as a reminder that Corporate Law is still accepting applications for the State Farm Legal Assistant Internship for Spring 2014 through Monday, October 28th. Please direct your students to the State Farm® Careers on statefarm.com to complete an online application. They can choose to do a search or login. Apply online at statefarm.com/careers Within "Become an Employee" Click "Search Jobs" Click “Begin Job Search” Enter 41228 in the "Job Opening ID" field. Please copy and paste your resume in the resume section on the app. Please also email your resume and a writing sample to michelle.l.bitzberger.GY6N@statefarm.com
Posted by Michelle D. Weghorst at 10:04 AM