Thursday, April 10, 2014

Part-time File Clerk, Great Firm, Excellent Opportunity for a Student


Prusak, Winne, McKinley & Dunn has a part time file clerk position available.  Duties include: filing, running errands, phones, overflow typing, various other tasks as needed.  This position is 20 - 30 hours per week in the afternoon; hourly rate is $9.00.  Please contact Mike McKinley @ 309.674.4222 or email MMckinley@pwmdlaw.net.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Two Completely ONLINE Summer Elective Course Options for Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Paralegal Majors or a CLE Ethics Course for Working Paralegals




CRJ 227 Administration of Justice-Online Summer 2014
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the legal principles applicable to important criminal procedures that involve force, arrest, search and seizure, civil rights, self-incrimination, assistance of counsel and other aspects of Constitutional Law affecting law enforcement officers. Read two text book chapters and participate in two online discussion forums per week.


PRLGL 121 Paralegal Ethics and Professional Responsiblity-Online Summer 2014
This course is an in-depth review of the cannons of professional responsibility, including case study projects.  The emphasis is on the duty of paralegals and lawyers to act so as to serve a clients interests best, to do so in an ethical manner, and to advance the interests of justice.  Paralegal students can take this course as an elective; paralegals can take this course as part of their continuing legal education. Read instructor provided Online materials and participate in weekly online discussions regarding the cannons of professional responsibility that regulate and guide the legal profession. This course is also available as a CLE opportunity in the area of Ethics for working Paralegals.


Call 309-690-7691 to get enrolled in either of these courses

Monday, March 31, 2014

Degree Completion Option from Franklin University

FINISH YOUR BACHELORS DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION WITH FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY
Community college students can finish a bachelor’s degree faster by transferring up to 84 semester hours to Franklin University, making many of our programs available in 3+1 formats. Since 1902 we’ve served a unique group in higher education by offering programs designed especially for adult learners.
*Convenient, 100% ONLINE courses that fit your schedule (6 or 12 week classes)
*No application fee
*Nonprofit and regionally accredited
*Experienced judges, prosecutors, criminal attorneys, and criminologists teach our courses
*Franklin University has had a long term alliance with Illinois Central College since 2002
*Similar undergraduate programs offered include, Public Safety Management and Emergency Management & Homeland Security
To learn more information visit: http://www.franklin.edu/
To schedule an advising appointment, please contact your Franklin University Representative:
Nicole Schuebel
Community College Regional Manager-Illinois
Phone: 847-521-6819

Friday, March 28, 2014

Power of the Purse Event and Scholarship



The Heart of Illinois United Way is excited to announce a first time event called “Power of the Purse” on Thursday, May 1, 2014. This event will raise funds to enhance and strengthen the lives of women and children in areas of education, income and health. The Power of the Purse event will bring women in our community together for an evening of empowerment and inspiration, great food and fabulous purses.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for low to moderate income women who qualify so they may access higher education at a college or vocational training program. We recognize that there are many barriers for women who wish to advance their educational goals; therefore, scholarship awards may be used to assist with tuition, books and/or child care expenses.  Graduates and members of the community are invited to attend and participate in this event.  Find out more information at: http://hoiunitedway.org/HOIUW-Power-of-the-Purse.php

If you are an ICC Public Services Program student and you would like to obtain an application and find out more about the guidelines to complete the scholarship application and potentially be awarded a Power of the Purse Scholarship please see or contact Public Services Program Coordinator Michelle Weghorst at michelle.weghorst@icc.edu

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Full time courier/file clerk position open!

Dorian B. LaSaine & Assoc. is currently seeking a full time courier/file clerk. This is a full time position Monday through Friday 8:30-5:00 p.m. Basic legal knowledge would be helpful, but not required. Must have a flexible personality, able to handle a fast pace workload and multi-task efficiently. We are an extremely busy office. Must also be able to be on your feet for long periods of time and lift 20 pounds or less. Position available immediately. Please call to set up your interview. Melissa L. Trammell @ 309.674.6331.

Dr. White's Classes Visit Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center!

Dr. White took his Criminal Justice and Sociology classes to visit the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center. Here is a picture of their visit! A big thanks to Ryan Breedlove and his staff for making this visit possible!

New Completely Online Degree Completion Option for ICC CRJ and Paralegal Graduates

Portland State University is now offers an online degree completion program titled Criminology & Criminal Justice-Online (CCJO). Designed around their motto: "Student Centered. Career Focused," CCJO is offered 100% online and requires no campus visits. The asynchronous courses are structured to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.  This may be another viable option for our traditional or non-traditional CRJ and Paralegal majors seeking to complete a 4 year degree from a reputable University.

For more information go to: http://online.ccj.pdx.edu

Monday, March 24, 2014

Help Professor Higgins Help the Kids and Families of St. Jude


Most of you are familiar with the St. Jude Runs.  The initial run, Memphis to Peoria, was begun in part by current Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy.  I have been a long time participant in one of the other runs, the Tri-County St. Jude Run.  On the first Saturday in August each Summer we run a 53 mile loop from downtown Peoria, through Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties, ending up back in downtown Peoria 12 hours or so after we began.  Our run is possibly the most difficult of runs considering the miles we cover in the time we cover them and the terrain, hills to cornfields to the major bridges in Central Illinois.  If you want to run with us find me and we'll talk and I can give you more information.  Regardless, what I would always ask is that students, former students, my basketball players (present, past and future), clients and former clients, family and friends please consider making a donation. The price of a cup of fancy coffee at Starbucks will go a long way towards helping St. Jude provide the best medical care available to a child Cancer patient and housing, food and other support for that child's family. St. Jude Families pay NOTHING for their child's care, transportation or their stay in Memphis thanks to your generous donations and those of many of our great and gracious corporate sponsors.

We all probably know a family who has needed the services of St. Jude for their sick child.  We have seen many miracles and unfortunately the loss of life taken way too young.

Please go online and donate here

CIPA Meeting!

Calling all paralegals! You’re invited……….. WHO: All Paralegals and Members of the Central Illinois Paralegal Association WHAT: Informal Gathering of Membership WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 5:30 pm WHERE: Medici’s in Normal Illinois 120 West North Street Normal, IL 61761 Come spend an evening with your peers. This is a casual get-together and an opportunity to learn more about CIPA and our members. Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar. Let’s get together to plan a summer social event. Hope to see you there! Please R.S.V.P. to cipa@ciparalegal.org by April 4, 2014.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Temporary Business/IP Litigation Paralegal – Start ASAP!

Temporary Business/IP Litigation Paralegal – Start ASAP We are seeking candidates for a Temporary Business/IP Litigation Paralegal position for a large law firm in the loop. This is a temporary position and will start ASAP. The work week looks to be 20 to 40 hours per week. Details are as follows: • IP litigation experience is preferred • CaseLogistix experience is a must • Must be knowledgeable with complex deposition witness files • Business accounting issues experience/knowledge is a plus • Flexible schedule, 20 to 40 hours per week depending on work load If interested, please contact Stacey Kennedy at chicagolegal@hudson.com. Please attach your resume in Word format.