Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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, Quickbooks, Clio program experience is a bonus

Full time position-Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Contact:  LeAnn Young at spidie101@aol.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

American Bar Association Opportunities for Paralegals and Paralegal Students

On May 1, 2019 the ABA launched a new Membership Model. The new model features:
  • Simplified DUES RATE STRUCTURE, with a $75 membership rate for paralegals$0 for paralegal students, and attorney rates based on number of years from first admission to the bar.
  • Access to a new online, on-demand CLE Member Benefit Library with 450+ titles
  • An option to join the Law Practice and General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Divisions free with your ABA membership
  • A new ABA logo

Please share this information with students, paralegal faculty and others who may be interested.

Cessation of ABA Spotlights

As many of you know, over the past several years the Standing Committee and Approval Commission has produced the ABA Spotlight Series highlighting legal resources available on the ABA’s website. With the release of the new membership model, previous content may only be accessible to ABA members. In light of this change, the Standing Committee and Approval Commission will no longer be producing the Spotlight Series.

The Committee will be exploring different ways to provide information on paralegal education and the profession to our ABA Approved Paralegal Education Programs and other interested parties. We are looking to launch a Standing Committee on Paralegals and Approval Commission Blog within the next several weeks and hope to use this format to share content and resources, in addition to information and activities of the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals and Approval Commission. We welcome ideas for future blog topics. Please contact Jessica Watson with any questions or feedback.

Thank you,

Christopher Jennison, Chair of the Standing Committee on Paralegals
Thomas E. McClure, Chair of the Standing Committee on Paralegals Approval Commission

Monday, May 13, 2019

Police Cadet - Peoria Police Department


JOB TITLE:                  POLICE CADET           
LOCATION:                  600 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL  61602
HOURS:                        Varies – 24-hour work week
SALARY:                      $12.00 per hour

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Position will be offered and filled at employer’s discretion based on previous experience and skills.

SUMMARY:  Uniformed civilian employee who serve in a paid internship-style program designed to familiarize and prepare them for a career as a Peoria Police Recruit. Duties include training, administrative and clerical functions, presence at public functions, and traffic direction. The assignments are widely varied so that the Police Cadets can experience a broad range of operational and administrative functions. Police Cadets are required to meet established criteria by completing a prescribed course of college curriculum and a physical fitness program prior to being considered for appointment to Police Recruit.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Must reside within a 20 mile radius of the Peoria Police Department; High School graduate or have attained a general education development; be 17 years of age at the time of appointment, but not over the age of 20 years old; possess a valid Illinois driver’s license, with a “Class D’ qualification; have a cumulative High School grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent; be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester at an accredited college or university upon appointment; be able to pass a background investigation; and be a U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.

BENEFITS:  A bank of 5 (8-hour) sick days and one (8-hour) personal day.

IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES:  A Police Cadet is not expected to have prior experience but is expected to have an interest in a career in modern policing.  Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, in person, via telephone, and in writing.  Be courteous and customer-service oriented.  Ability to accurately record information – by hand and using a computer – file records and process paperwork.  Ability to take direction from supervisors.  Maintain a positive attitude, have good moral character, be honest, responsible and trustworthy.  Motivated and able to complete the required law enforcement related educational, training and physical fitness programs.

MENTAL/ PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, to include overtime, emergency call back, shift work, nights, holidays and weekends to accommodate City needs.  May work in extreme cold and outdoor weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, electrical hazards, vibrations, inadequate lighting, intense noises and travel.  Requires feeling, finger dexterity, grasping, hearing, repetitive motions, seeing, talking, bending, kneeling, lifting, reaching, standing, stooping, walking, balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, pulling and pushing.  Lifting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently.   Must complete 24 college credits prior to completion of the Police Cadet program and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. *Please notify the Human Resources Department if accommodations are required to participate in the selection process.

DEADLINE DATE BY 5:00 P.M.: MAY 31, 2019 

Apply Here: http://www.peoriagov.org/internal-applications/

or go to Human Resources, City Hall
419 Fulton Street, Room 403
Peoria, Illinois, 61602
Phone 309-494-8575 

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Paralegal Position, Horace Mann Companies in Springfield, Illinois

Please note the open paralegal opportunity below received from Corporate Recruiting at Horace Mann Companies. 

We have a new career opportunity for a Paralegal to join our organization.  Below is a link with direct access to our career site and the information for this particular career opportunity.  

Paralegal Career Opportunity @ Horace Mann – Springfield, Illinois

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.


Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Bolen Robinson & Ellis, LLP (BreLaw) is seeking a high-energy, experienced legal assistant or paralegal on a full-time basis, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at its Decatur, Illinois location.  Candidates must possess  strong communication skills and excellent legal secretarial skills (typing/keyboard, calendaring events, scheduling, pleadings, court e-filings, etc.) along with excellent grammar and spelling skills. We are looking for someone who possesses an ability to work individually and as a team member.

Responsibilities Include
·  Timely and compassionate communication with clients and prospective clients
·  Scheduling meetings, mediation, court dates
·  Docketing
·  Preparation of legal documents including notices, summons, discovery, etc.
·  E-Filing in State and Federal court systems.
·  Assist attorneys with preparation for trials

·  Strong computer skills
·  Strong written and spoken communication skills
·  Well organized and able to prioritize competing demands
·  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
·  At least 3 years professional legal assistant / secretary experience

With offices in Decatur, Bloomington, and Sullivan, the experienced team of lawyers at BreLaw takes great pride in utilizing the work ethic and character forged by small town beginnings to achieve exceptional legal results on behalf of clients throughout Central Illinois.  Our firm offers a sound future, competitive salary, and benefits.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to dwhitsett@brelaw.com for consideration.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Lumen Legal is partnered with a company to identify and hire a contract Corporate Accounting Paralegal. This is a full time opportunity working in Peoria, IL.
-This position will include daily invoice review, processing and data tracking. Support the monthly closing process, including accruals reporting and accounting reclassification, as needed.
-Support monthly, quarterly, and annual cost tracking and update periodic reports.
-Must be very detail-oriented and operate with a high degree of accuracy.
-This position will also support our contracting department and provide basic paralegal functions around version control management and tracking regulatory timelines.
-Must be willing to collaborate with all levels of the company, as well as external partners and suppliers to complete tasks.
-This will also entail budgeting, tracking and proper processing of direct disbursements to outside organizations and agencies.
-Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Paralegal required.
-CPA preferred, or working towards CPA.
-Energy Efficiency or Utility experience a plus but not mandatory.
-Proficient in: Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel.
-Familiarity with Salesforce, APImaging and Casework a plus.
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to – Marsha Tatulyan @ mtatulyan@lumenlegal.com.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Thank a Dispatcher this Week!

It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, Thank a Dispatcher! And did you know you can become one at Illinois Central College? 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

AI and Paralegals

Perspective on emerging AI and Paralegals


Scholarship for Peoria County Law Students

See the following information on the McRoberts Memorial Law Scholarship

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


April 9, 2019
For More Information: Contact Officer Amy Dotson – Public Information Officer –309-620-2047
Police Department Lobby for On-Line Transactions
(Peoria, IL) - With warmer weather upon us, officers have responded to numerous incidents involving an armed robbery or theft to a victim as a result of an on-line transaction. The incident involves the sale of an item and a prearranged meeting location. Upon arrival to the prearranged location, the victim is robbed of the item at gunpoint or the item is taken by force or the suspect simply snatches the item and flees the area.
As a reminder, the Peoria Police Department welcomes the use of the visitor
parking lot (Walnut St on the side of the Police Department) as well as the lobby for the
use of the public in providing neutral grounds and safer transaction locations.
Transaction locations meaning, for the exchange of goods and money for sales made on
Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, letgo, etc.
Citizens are reminded all transactions remain civil and neither Commissioned Personnel
nor Non-Commissioned Personnel shall intervene on either party’s behalf. The purpose of
using the Peoria Police Department as a transaction location is to provide a safe environment for
the exchange of goods.
The Peoria Police Department is located at 600 SW Adams. The lobby can be used for
this purpose during the hours of 9am – 5pm.

Monday, April 08, 2019

CRJ 227 Summer ONLINE

Do you KNOW what the
U.S. Constitution and the LAW
requires of a POLICE OFFICER
and what it does not?

Register for CRJ 227 ONLINE for Summer
LEARN what you NEED to KNOW
No Textbook Required
Course taught by ICC Professor and

Peoria Fire and Police Commissioner Tom Higgins

Thursday, April 04, 2019

NO EXCUSES, Register for FALL Classes NOW

Attention Paralegal, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and 911 Dispatch and ALL CURRENT or POTENTIAL Illinois Central College Students

Did you know that you can register for FALL classes NOW and pay just $50 with no further payments until August?

And if you are FINANCIAL AID eligible, you won't even need to pay the $50 and you are still registered and set for FALL semester.

Why wait?  Reserve your PLACE in the COURSES and SCHEDULE you want NOW!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Join us in Supporting the St. Jude Kids!

Graduates and Students:

As you pay those monthly bills this week, PLEASE click on this page, hit DONATE and give $5, 10, 15, 20 and HELP us HELP the St. Jude Kids http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?team_id=233608&fr_id=105320&pg=team 

And the St. Jude Running Central to Peoria Run is always looking for new runners.  If you have an interest in Running or Can Shaking with our Run, contact or come see Professor Higgins.

Monday, February 18, 2019


"I have taken Medical Terminology previously and graduate this Spring! I agree it does help tremendously." - Carrie, Working Paralegal and May 2019 Graduate


This 2 hour, online course presents Paralegal students and working Paralegals with the opportunity to acquire competency with medical terminology and gain experience with practical legal applications for medical terminology. This course is a required course for students entering the program in 2019.  It is a good course option for any student who is new to the program and interested in picking up a Summer course.  *Note: This course will only be available each Summer so if your plan is to complete the Paralegal program by May of 2019, enroll in this course for Summer of 2019.  

Administration of Justice - ONLINE - Summer 2019, Get REGISTERED TODAY!