Thursday, October 17, 2019

Paralegal, Peoria, IL

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PARALEGAL
WHO LIKES HELPING OTHER PEOPLE
In short, we need a paralegal that loves to work with people and knows how to
COMMUNICATE and effectively get the job done. We are Harry M. Williams &
Associates and we are in the business of assisting people with their legal problems. We
are expanding and looking for a paralegal who is committed to excellence and the hard
work which accompanies it to help us get there. Legal office experience is NOT required
but strong customer service background is a MUST. If you are looking for an exhilarating
environment, the opportunity to grow, and a medium through which you can personally make
a difference in the world - mail us a detailed letter and current resume - because life CAN
mean more than just work.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Harry M. Williams & Associates
Attn: Kenna Nau
414 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 100
Peoria, IL 61602
Fax: 309-676-2906
Knau@legalbeat.com

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Paralegal, Peoria, Illinois

Halliday Law, LLC and McCall Law Offices, P.C.
Our offices are involved in personal injury, family and criminal areas of law handling matters across central Illinois.  We are currently searching for immediate placement an experienced full-time paralegal/legal assistant to assist in completing discovery, client communication and court scheduling, e-filing, answering phones, medical records retrieval and processing, preparing motions and preparing complaints. Must be self-motivated and excellent writing skills.
Full-time
Salary: $15.00 to $17.00 /hour
Send resume and cover letter to:
Patrick E. Halliday


Paralegal, Chicago LOOP area law firm.

Personal injury firm seeking paralegal for position within prospective client intake department. This position involves screening calls from clients regarding prospective personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse claims. Along with screening, the candidate must be able to efficiently present prospective cases to managing partners. This position requires a candidate who is comfortable speaking with new clients in a professional manner. The candidate must be reliable, responsible and organized. 

Qualifications 
1. Paralegal degree or equivalent experience 
2. Confidence in speaking to clients
3.  Ability to gather pertinent information and summarize facts of potential cases in concise manner 
4. Good writing skills 
5. Professionalism 
6. Organization
7. Team player

Interested applicants should send their resume to Susan Novosad at sln@levinperconti.com and Kate Mathis at kmathis@levinperconti.com.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Corporate Paralegal, OSF Healthcare System. Peoria

The Corporate Paralegal supports the in-house legal needs of OSF Healthcare System and operating units. This position assists in the handling of legal issues such as conducting advanced legal research; assisting in preparing documents, corporate documentation, leases, licenses, insurance, and employment agreements; assisting in compliance audits; performing due diligence; reviewing contracts; and assisting in preparing legal memoranda and pleadings. Will also support contract reviews and risk assessment.

Required
High School diploma
Experience as Paralegal or similar position that has worked with contracts and legal documents.

Preferred
Associates Degree in applied Science in a Paralegal Program

https://careers.osfhealthcare.org/jobs/4574195-corporate-paralegal

If interested, contact-

Becky Schupp
Supervisor Legal Services

OSF HealthCare
800 N.E. Glen Oak Avenue|Peoria, IL|61603-3200
(309) 655-2852

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Paralegal Position, Peoria, IL

Full-time paralegal for solo attorney office.  Experience in family law – divorce, child support, financial affidavits, post-divorce issues, etc. – would be extremely helpful.  Attorney also handles personal injury, probate, small claims and corporate matters.    Located in downtown Peoria.  Parking in deck is paid.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch.

Contact Attorney John P. “Jay” Edmonds at 309-674-3900.  The office is located at 110 S.W. Jefferson, Suite 410, Peoria, IL  61602 (in the Janssen Building – enter from Jefferson Street, Jim’s Steakhouse entrance).  E-mail:jay@jayedmondslaw.com

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Immediate Opening for Legal Assistant, Peoria Solo Practioner

Solo Litigation Attorney Seeks Legal Assistant. Job involves transcribing dictation, correspondence and pleadings, discovery, preparing emails, maintaining legal files, and client contact. Some legal research. Opening is immediate. Full-time employment with 401k, paid vacation, free parking, paid personal days. Part-time employment is negotiable if in process of finishing degree/certificate. Salary negotiable.

email a letter of introduction and resume to:

Christopher P. Ryan
The Law Office of Christopher P. Ryan
(309)637-8020


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Jobs Posted for September from the Peoria County Bar Association

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. 

Runner/File Clerk

Runner/file clerk needed for law firm.  This is a year round position and approximately 12-15 hours per week (late afternoons 3-5:30). Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license necessary.  Contact Bobbie Fouts, Office Manager, Hasselberg, Rock, Bell & Kuppler, 4600 N. Brandywine Drive, Suite 200, Peoria, IL 61614, Phone: (309) 688-9400 or via e-mail bfouts@hrbklaw.com
.

File Clerk

Cassidy & Mueller P.C., a downtown Peoria law firm, is seeking a part-time File Clerk with hours Monday – Friday,
12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Please send resume to Jill Stieghorst at jstieghorst@cassidymueller.com.

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.  


Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Borsberry Law Offices, P.C., a small downtown Peoria law firm concentrating in family law and criminal law, seeks full time legal assistant or paralegal.   Candidate must have excellent writing skills, computer proficiency, and be a team player with our excellent support staff.  Associate attorney will have given substantial client contacts.  Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.   Please send cover letter and resume to Joseph M. Borsberry, Borsberry Law Offices, P.C., 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1510, Peoria IL 61602. jborsberry@borsberrylaw.com

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 effectively 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
Full-time paralegal position available immediately. LeFante Law Offices, P.C. is a very busy, fast paced, and growing law firm located in downtown Peoria concentrating in personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and civil litigation. This position requires candidates to be extremely organized, pay close attention to details, maintain initiative, excel in customer service skills, and have excellent time management skills. Candidates must also have strong grammatical skills, communication skills, professionalism, and be computer and technology proficient. Candidates will be expected to organize and summarize medical records, maintain client relationships and communication, and prepare written documents including correspondence, pleadings, and discovery. Experience is preferred, but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to aduhon@lefantelaw.com. No phone calls, please.

Reception
Full-time reception/legal secretary position available immediately. LeFante Law Offices, P.C. is a very busy, fast paced and growing law firm located in downtown Peoria concentrating in personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and civil litigation. This position requires candidates be pleasant, extremely organized, detail oriented, motivated, and able to multitask. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, maintaining and organizing multiple attorney’s schedules, answering and forwarding calls and messages on a multi-line phone system, greeting and assisting clients with a pleasant and professional demeanor to preserve positive customer relations, and scheduling of court dates, depositions, and other meetings. Further, this position requires candidates be proficient in electronic organization of documents, including incoming and outgoing communications.  Experience is preferred, but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to aduhon@lefantelaw.com. No phone calls, please.

Administrative Assistant
Commerce Trust Company, a division of Commerce Bank, is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant I who supports a team of Private Client Advisors by providing a high level of administrative client service and support (assistance with all aspects of account administration, cash management, security movement, discretionary actions with fiduciary engagements, coordination of documents needed for tax preparation, and client satisfaction and retention).  For more information, visit: https://commercebank.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CommerceJobs/job/PEORIA-MAIN-HQ/Administrative-Assistant-I--Peoria--Full-Time-_26002

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

Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Peoria law firm is seeking a full time paralegal/legal assistant. Hours are negotiable within reason.  A minimum of two years’ experience is preferred but not required, but attitude and aptitude are essential. Duties include document/pleading preparation and drafting. Some but not all of the document/pleading preparation and drafting concerns collection litigation. This employment position requires a professional demeanor, an eye for small details,  strong organization skills, the ability to assess and initiate things independently, and to be proactive as opposed to reactive. Competitive compensation based upon applicants’ experience and skill set. Please send resumes to pcbaasst@mtco.com with reference number 073119(3).

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Legal Assistant/Paralegal needed for a Pekin  law office whose main focus is family law.  Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  General secretarial skills required, including typing, filing, answering telephone, scheduling appointments plus preparing appropriate legal documents, scheduling hearings, etc.  Must have experience in Microsoft Word, have good organizational skills, be reliable and efficient. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to bradshawlaw@mtco.com or mail to James D. Bradshaw, 601 Margaret Street, Pekin, Illinois, 61554.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
To provide general secretarial support to assigned Attorneys.
Prefer Real Estate Experience.
Varied responsibilities in the areas of estate planning and administration, real estate and business law. Duties include file maintenance; scheduling; maintaining calendars; client contact and correspondence; time entry; billing, periodic switchboard and other duties as assigned.
Position requires strong work ethic, ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner, and ability to communicate effectively with Attorneys, clients and staff.
Hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with one hour lunch
Email resume to: lorilundeen@ksswf.com

Paralegal
Watson Law is a nine year busy solo law firm, focused on family law and constitutional criminal defense.  I am seeking to hire a paralegal.  The interested individual must be energetic, with a dedicated work ethic, and committed to giving top service to our clients.  Watson Law also handles of counsel personal injury jury trials.   An individual who is committed to the Central Illinois area.  Any prior experience in family law and / or criminal law a plus.  Please submit cover letter, resume, references, and three writing samples.  linda@watsonlawpeoria.com

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Full-time Legal Assistant or Paralegal, Peoria, IL

Borsberry Law Offices, P.C., a small downtown Peoria law firm concentrating in family law and criminal law, seeks full time legal assistant or paralegal. Candidate must have excellent writing skills, computer proficiency, and be a team player with our excellent support staff. Associate attorney will have given substantial client contacts. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to Joseph M. Borsberry, Borsberry Law Offices, P.C., 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1510, Peoria IL 61602. jborsberry@borsberrylaw.com

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Nonlawyers could offer legal advice and partly own law firms under these California proposals

from the ABA Journal:
The State Bar of California is asking for public comment on proposals that would allow legal technicians to offer legal advice and nonlawyers to hold a financial interest in law firms.
The bar will be seeking comment for 60 days beginning this week, according to Law360 and a press releaseAbove the Law and Bloomberg Law have prior coverage of the proposals by the bar’s Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services.
The task force’s proposals would allow the sweeping changes by modifying restrictions on the unauthorized practice of law and ethics rules that ban fee sharing with nonlawyers. The proposals call for:
• Allowing nonlawyers to provide specified legal advice and services, with appropriate regulation.
• Allowing entities that provide legal or law-related services to be made up of lawyers, nonlawyers or a combination of the two. Regulation would be required and could differ based on the type of entity.
• Allowing lawyers to be part of a law firm in which a nonlawyer holds a financial interest.
Read the full article here:
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/california-bar-considers-legal-technicians-nonlawyer-ownership-of-law-firms

Thursday, June 27, 2019

What Does a Paralegal Do?


It's exciting, consistent, sustainable and rewarding work.  If you have an interest in the law and a desire to help other people with their legal needs, take a look at our Paralegal programs.  Classes begin August 19th.  Get Registered Soon!

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/

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.