Wednesday, November 20, 2019

PARALEGAL - Peoria, Illinois

Illinois and Arizona law firm located in Peoria, Illinois, practicing in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy, business, and civil litigation is seeking to hire a qualified paralegal. Job duties include but are not limited to conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, compiling evidence to be used in Court, mailing correspondence, conducting client intake, and answering phones. Candidates must have a paralegal degree and/or paralegal experience and must have a professional appearance. Please send a resume to ckepple@kepplelawllc.com and answer the following questions in the body of the email:

1. Why should we hire you?
2. Why are you a superstar for this position?
3. What are the top three things you think a paralegal should do?
4. What do you do if you have someone trying to reach me during an emergency?

Friday, November 15, 2019

Student Position

Kavanaugh Scully Sudow White & Frederick, a law firm in downtown Peoria, is looking for a student to help with mailroom and delivery duties.  While no law background or education is required for this job, it may be of interest to a student interested in a law career because you would get to see the activity of a law firm.  Hours are 12 noon - 5 pm a couple of days a week.  Any student who is interested should email a resume to lorilundeen@ksswf.com

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Work Comp/Personal Injury Paralegal Position, Peoria, Illinois

Worker’s Compensation/Personal Injury Paralegal- Peoria, IL Sole practitioner seeking experienced Worker’s Comp/PI paralegal.  This is a high volume, fast-paced office.


Individual must be self-motivated with good attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
Duties include:  electronic court filings, state and federal pleadings, Medicare filings, client contact, medical bill, and record review, setting depositions, preparing trial exhibits, filing Worker’s Compensation cases and pleadings, dictation, scanning (paperless office) Proficient in Word, Adobe, Clio program. 


Part-time or full-time position-Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm


Contact:  LeAnn Young at leann@damonyounglaw.com

Monday, November 11, 2019

Students and Volunteers Needed as Role Players


The Peoria Police Department, in conjunction with Peoria Fire, AMT and other resources, will be conducting an Incident Command scenario on Sunday, November 17th, 2019. This scenario will simulate a complex, multi-location terrorist attack. The goal is to determine the city’s ability to respond to a mass casualty incident of this magnitude.

In order to effectively simulate a scenario like this, numerous “role players” will be needed. These role players will mainly be “victims” of the incident and will be given specific tasks/responsibilities. The city requests any able bodied volunteers to respond with their intention to attend by contacting Sgt. Jacob Faw at 309-494-8241 or 309-868-4502. Sgt. Faw can also be reached by email at jfaw@peoriagov.org.

Summary of the details:

What: Simulated complex, multi-location terrorist attack involving multiple city resources

When: Sunday, November 17th / Role player report time will be 1:00pm. Role players can stay until 10:00pm which will be the end of the scenario or they can leave early if needed. We should be able to get the early release role players out at 5:00 or 6:00pm. 

Where: Role players will report to the main gate of Dozer Park (730 SW Jefferson)

Responsibilities: Role players will be asked to act as victims of a mass casualty incident(s.) Medical personnel will moulage them shortly after arriving. Once they are moulaged they will be placed in a specific location and given instructions/scripts. Role players that need to leave early can let us know and we can arrange for their scripted involvement to end sooner.

Monday, November 04, 2019

Great Opportunity for a Paralegal Student

Downtown Peoria law firm seeks file clerk/runner, part-time, hours:  12 – 5 p.m., but can be flexible.  

Duties include locating and managing filing duties, photocopying documents, running errands (within walking distance) and professional phone etiquette.  The ability to multitask, prioritize and stay organized is necessary.  Paid parking.  Please forward resume if interested to rbauvil@mtco.com.



Friday, November 01, 2019

Employment Opportunities - Peoria Area

ParalegalThe Central Illinois District US Attorney's Office has a paralegal job opening for the Appellate Division in the Peoria office. More information and how to apply can be found here

Receptionist
Seeking a dedicated, versatile person able to handle primarily receptionist responsibilities, along with assistance with a variety of clerical duties.  Regular, on-time attendance, and ability to open and close office a must (office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F).  Previous experience in a professional office setting is a plus.  Send resume and cover letter by email to Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC (Attn: Hiring Manager) at hiring@mhtlaw.com, or by mail to Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC; Attn: Hiring Manager; 416 Main Street, Suite 1125; Peoria, IL 61602.  No phone calls please.

Paralegal
OSF Healthcare System is seeking a full-time corporate paralegal to support the in-house legal needs of OSF and its 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.  This position will also support contract reviews and risk assessment. An Associates Degree in applied Science in a Paralegal Program is preferred; however, applicants with experience as a paralegal or in a similar position that have worked with contracts and legal documents will be considered. A High School diploma is required. Fill out the application by following this link: https://careers.osfhealthcare.org/jobs/4574195-corporate-paralegal

Paralegal
Habecker, Morris & Dluski LLC has an opening for a full-time paralegal.  Duties include, but are not limited to, drafting pleadings and correspondence, communication with clients, insurance companies, and courts, dictation, answering incoming calls, and billing.
Requirements include familiarity Microsoft Office programs, ability to type, and take dictation.
A degree in paralegal studies or paralegal certificate is required.  However, students completing their final year of paralegal studies or certificate program will also be considered.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates please submit a resume and cover letter to Stephen Morris, 456 Fulton Street, Suite 398, Peoria, IL  61602 or email smorris@hhmlaw.net.

Pro Bono Coordinator - Peoria
Prairie State Legal Services has an opening for Pro Bono Coordinator in their Peoria office. Details and how to apply can be found here.
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
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
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
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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Paralegal Internship, State Farm Insurance Law Department


The Paralegal Intern Committee for the State Farm Law Department would like to advise you that our posting for the State Farm Paralegal Internship for the Spring Semester 2020 will be available starting October 23rd. Please direct your students to https://www.statefarm.com/careers on statefarm.com to complete an online application. They can choose to do a search or login.

To locate the correct posting and submit an application:
Click anywhere within the “Become an Employee” field
Click the “Find Jobs” button in the top right corner   
Enter “req10297” in the Keyword or ReqID field
Select “Search”
Click on the link
Select "Apply Now"

The posting will be available for two weeks until Tuesday, November 5th. Any potential candidate needs to have completed Legal Research I and Litigation I (by the end of Fall semester) to be competitive. Please encourage your students to apply promptly if they have an interest.

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.

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/