Monday, July 21, 2014

Morton Police Department is testing for police officers!

Morton Police Department is testing for police officers on Saturday, September 20th @ Morton High School; begins at 8:30 AM.  There is an announcement on the Village’s web site and the applications can be obtained on the web site , at our PD or at Village Hall

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paralegal Position!

Paralegal:  AV-rated business law firm in Peoria is seeking a paralegal with general litigation experience.  Enhanced typing and organizational skills required.  Benefits available, salary commensurate with experience.  Send inquiry and resume in confidence to: VanFleet Law Offices; Attn: Joe VanFleet; 7817 N. Knoxville Avenue; Peoria, Illinois 61614.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Paralegal Position!

Thomas Henry Office
7620 N University Suite 203
Peoria IL  61614
(309) 690-3355

Full time position available – focus on social security and disability.  Send resume by email to apply.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Position for Experienced Family Law Paralegal

Butler & Giraudo, P.C. seeks to hire experienced legal assistant or paralegal having high level skills in pleading/document preparation, discovery, file management and client communication.  Only those applicants with experience in family law need apply.  This is a full time position, salary to be commensurate with experience.  Please email cover letter and resume to Tamara Meister at, or mail cover letter and resume to: Butler & Giraudo, P.C., 100 S. Main St., Morton, Illinois 61550.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Status of Lawyers in the Land of Lincoln

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Annual Report on the status of Lawyers in the Land of Lincoln

  • 91,083 Illinois lawyers appeared on the Master Roll of Attorneys as of October 31, 2013
  • 37% of Illinois lawyers are female and 63% are male
  • 64,710 lawyers (71%) reported a principal address in Illinois
  • 45,306 lawyers or almost 50% of all lawyers are located in Cook County
  • 26,373 lawyers (29%) reported an address outside Illinois, a 9.5% increase from 2012
  • 52% of lawyers reported that they have malpractice insurance
  • 80% of lawyers in private practice reported that they or their law firm maintained a trust account
  • 30,751 Illinois lawyers reported that they had provided more than 2,098,472 hours of pro bono legal services 
  • 16,266 Illinois lawyers reported $14,017,816 in monetary contributions to pro bono legal services organizations 

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar!

25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar

The 2014 Central Illinois Paralegal Association Seminar Committee, in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, cordially invites you to attend the 25th Annual Legal Educational Seminar. The seminar will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington off of Veteran’s Parkway from 8:00 am – 4:15 pm.

The National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., has granted five hours, including one hour of professional responsibility, of CLE for paralegals. We will request five hours, including one hour of professional responsibility, of MCLE in Illinois, New Jersey, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri for attorneys. Should there be other states you would like us to consider, please let us know in advance.

We look forward to seeing you on September 12th!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

CIPA Meeting!

CIPA Colleagues:

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 10, 2014, and plan to attend our monthly meeting at Midstate College, 411 W. Northmoor Road, Peoria.  

Dinner will begin at 5:30 pm, generously provided by Midstate College, with our speaker presenting at 6:00 pm

Our speaker will be James M. Rochford of Jim Rochford & Associates in Peoria.

Mr. Rochford practices in all areas of litigation, landlord-tenant law, contracts, business law, and personal injury. Mr. Rochford has been intricately involved in drafting leases, trespass policies, and handbooks for providers of housing for low to moderate-income tenants, and he has handled thousands of forcible entry and detainer cases. He is former general counsel for the Peoria Housing Authority. Mr. Rochford earned his B.A. at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa and his J.D. at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he serves on the alumni board of trustees.

The title of Mr. Rochford’s presentation is:

“Landlord/Tenant Law: The Eviction and Judicial Process”

One hour of CLE will be afforded.

Please RSVP to the CIPA mailbox  on or before Thursday, June 5, 2014.  

**Please DO NOT responses to Midstate College.  All reservations must be sent to the CIPA e-mail box.

Please plan on joining us for this wonderful presentation and the opportunity to network with your peers!  

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 10, 2014!

Cenral Illinois Paralegal AssociationPO Box 1948Bloomington, IL 61702