Full-time Legal Assistant, Peoria, Illinois

Job Description

Regional litigation firm seeks exceptional legal assistant to join our team in our Peoria office. Ideal candidate would have at least five years of experience working at a litigation firm and meet the following requirements:

  • Familiarity with state and federal court procedures and rules;
  • Knowledge of court docketing rules and ability to calculate and calendar responsive deadlines, reminders and invitations through Outlook or other electronic calendar systems; ability to manage multiple calendars for depositions, meetings and travel;
  • Proficiency in e-filing in local courts as well as courts in other states (federal and state courts) and PACER; experience in downloading documents from websites;
  • Experience in working with electronic document management systems and ability to organize and maintain electronic files;
  • Ability to work in a team-based setting with other team members supporting a group of attorneys;
  • Open to taking on new responsibilities and challenging tasks and managing a fluid job description;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to integrate into a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent typing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016/365 (Word, Outlook, Excel);
  • Experience with Adobe and ability to manipulate pdf documents;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail with excellent proofing and editing skills;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workflow, anticipate needs and creatively find solutions to problems;
  • Must be able to adjust to periods of heavy workloads requiring occasional overtime;
  • Complex case management and trial preparation experience required;
  • Excellent general office skills, including scanning, copying, preparing check requests, mail and Federal Express or other shipping procedures, scheduling meetings and depositions, and make phone calls to obtain information.


Our firm offers excellent benefits including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Company matching 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday time
  • Paid parking or transportation reimbursement
  • Cellphone reimbursement

Salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates, please submit a resume and list of references.

Job Type: Full-time

email your resume and letter of introduction to:

Kerron G. Route at: route@knightnicastro.com


Part-time Legal Assistant, Peoria Heights Law Firm

William C. Connor, Attorney at Law, P.C. has a part-time position available that would be ideal for a Paralegal student to gain experience. Practice areas include, but not limited to,  landlord tenant, construction litigation, business law, and municipality law, estate planning and probate estates.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, communication with clients, schedule and organize tasks, legal research, prepare pleadings and correspondence. Excellent written and verbal communication appreciated.

Hours may be flexible, would prefer 1-5 p.m. but need to be consistent each week. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to brooke.barkley@wccattyatlaw.com


Adopt A Duck, Help Support the Center for Prevention of Abuse

In our long time tradition of supporting our students, grads, and those we serve who have been victims of abuse or who have worked tirelessly to provide resources and support for those individuals who have suffered abuse, I would ask that you please us the link provided below to buy a duck, make a needed donation and otherwise support the Center for Prevention of Abuse and it's Annual Duck Race.

Please use this link and donate today: https://www.duckrace.com/peoria/teams/7502/16641


Case Administrator, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Peoria, IL




Position:		Case Administrator
Duty Station:		Peoria, Illinois
Classification Level:	CL 24   
Starting Salary Range:	 $38,694 - $45,150 
(Starting salary will depend upon the education, background, and prior work experience of the applicant) 
Posting Dates:               June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Position Overview: 
The Case Administrator manages the progression of bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings from opening to final disposition by maintaining the official case records, monitoring the completion of the required procedural steps, verifying the accuracy of documents filed using the CM/ECF (Case Management/Electronic Case Filing) docketing system and performing docketing, file review, noticing, administrative and clerical tasks.   The incumbent reports directly to the Operations Manager.  There is occasional travel to other locations in the Central District of Illinois.

Representative Duties:
Informs customers of required fees, receives payments, and issue receipts. Secures funds in cash register and reconciles cash drawer at the end of the day.  Opens cases upon receipt of initiating documents. Receives and reviews incoming documents, both electronic and on paper to determine conformity with appropriate federal rules, practices and procedures. Monitors Daily Activity Report and Deadlines/Hearings Report. Acts as a liaison to attorneys using Electronic Case Filing (ECF).  Assists pro se filers with bankruptcy questions and documents. Staffs the main bankruptcy phone lines and answers public inquiries on case status, availability and location of bankruptcy records.  Prepares and processes notices for mailing or electronic notice. Continuously tracks cases, including relationships of case events and their status.  Reviews and enters orders, including discharge of debtor, and processes for mailing or electronic notice.  Prepares cases for closing and examines files to ensure that all necessary orders are entered and proceedings completed. 
Provides excellent customer service when responding to inquiries on case status, without providing legal advice. Provides information and ECF instruction to outside customers. Tests new procedures and processes to provide necessary feedback.  

To qualify for this position a person must also demonstrate that she/he possesses:
•	High level reading comprehension.
•	Exceptional organizational skills, particularly priority and time management capabilities.
•	The ability to employ critical thinking skills and exercise initiative in handling problems encountered while performing assigned duties.
•	The ability to avoid errors while handling large numbers of items during customer service distractions and interruptions. 
•	The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
•	Unquestioned integrity and a positive, “can do” attitude.

The applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a minimum of 2 years of general experience, and a minimum of 1 year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is progressively responsible clerical experience requiring the regular and recurring application of clerical procedures involving the routine use of keyboard skills and use of specialized terminology and demonstrated ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives or laws. Such experience is commonly encountered in law firms, banking and credit firms, educational institutions, social service organizations, insurance companies, real estate and title offices, and corporate headquarters or personnel/payroll operations.  

Judicial Branch employees are considered "at will" employees and are not subject to the employment regulations of competitive service. However, Judiciary employees are entitled to benefits similar to those of other government employees including: paid annual and sick leave, ten paid holidays per year, health insurance, life insurance, dental and vision insurance, Flexible Benefits Program, Long Term Disability Insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, participation in the Federal Employees’ Retirement System, flexible work schedule, and a professional work environment.  

Condition of Employment:
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States. A background investigation including fingerprint and criminal record checks will be conducted. Any applicant selected for a position will be hired provisionally pending successful completion of the investigation. Retention depends on a favorable suitability determination. This position is subject to mandatory electronic fund transfer (direct deposit) for salary payment.

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit all of the following documents in one PDF file to careers@ilcb.uscourts.gov with subject line 2021-01 Case Administrator (your name):
1.	Letter of interest;
2.	Resume;
3.	Fully completed AO-78 (Judicial Branch Federal Employment application) which is available from the court’s website at www.ilcb.uscourts.gov under Court Info → Employment Opportunities;
4.	Three professional references with contact information. 
Please submit all required documents to be considered for this opportunity. An incomplete application package may disqualify an applicant from further consideration. If selected for an interview, the Illinois Central Bankruptcy Court uses Cisco’s Meeting Server when in-person attendance is not feasible. Management may close this announcement at any time. It is therefore recommended that applications be submitted as soon as possible. Due to the expected high volume of applicants for this position, the court will only communicate with those qualified applicants who are selected to interview.  



Police Officer, City of Davenport, Iowa Apply by Next Wednesday

The City of Davenport, Iowa is currently accepting on-line applications until 11:59 P.M. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, for:


  • Police Officer


To apply, please visit:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/davenport


The Davenport Police Department has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 2003.  The department is seeking highly motivated individuals with exceptional integrity, character and work ethic.   



Part-time Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Pekin, Illinois

Part-Time Paralegal/Legal Assistant

The Law Office of Nina R. Gougis has an opening for a part-time paralegal/legal assistant in its Pekin location. Practice areas include bankruptcy, family law, juvenile law, employment law, school/education law, and civil rights litigation. 

Duties typically include, but are not limited to, answering phones, responding to voicemails, fielding and responding to initial inquiries from potential clients, scheduling appointments, scheduling and noticing up court hearings, preparing legal documents and correspondence, and consulting with clients by phone or video conferencing. 

Ideal candidates will be extremely self-motivated and disciplined, naturally inquisitive, technologically savvy (proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Zoom video conferencing); and a fast learner. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.

It is preferred that the days worked are the same each week. It is anticipated that the hours required will be 15-20 hours each week. This position may evolve into a full-time position. 

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to ninagougislaw@gmail.com.  


Full-time Legal Assistant, North Peoria firm


North Peoria law firm practicing in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, criminal, estate planning and probate has an immediate opening for a full time legal assistant.  Candidate must be organized, detail oriented, and proficient in Microsoft Office, and willing to learn. Responsibilities include: client/potential client contact via telephone and in person, electronically filing pleadings, scheduling, maintaining files and attorney’s calendar, drafting letters and pleadings, and all other duties as assigned.  

Benefits include: 

Health Insurance

Paid Time Off

Retirement Plan

Email resumes to info@peorialawyers.com


Paralegal for a Peoria law firm

Full-time paralegal or legal assistant wanted.  The schedule is flexible.  The position is for Peoria firm practicing mainly in the following areas: personal injury, criminal, family law, estate planning, and probate.  Responsibilities would include accepting client and potential client phone calls, scheduling, drafting letters and pleadings, organizing files, electronically filing pleadings, billing clients, and research. Competitive wages.  Must be willing to learn and be proficient with Microsoft Office. 

If you are interested, please send your resume to srantisi@gmail.com.  


2 Paralegal Positions, Peoria, IL

Firm Description: 

Fast-growing litigation, workers' compensation, personal injury, and general practice firm based in Peoria, IL looking to hire paralegals/legal assistants for full-time positions.  

Job Purpose: 

Enhances attorney effectiveness by providing information-management support; representing the attorney to clients and others. 


  • Receives and welcomes guests and clients by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries. 
  • Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation. 
  • Conserves attorney time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports, and legal documents; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications; organizing client conferences, and attorney meetings; scheduling couriers, court reporters, expert witnesses, and other special functions; coordinating preparation of charts, graphs, and other courtroom visuals; preparing expense reports. 
  • Maintains attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, depositions, IMEs, and travel; recording and monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering; anticipating changes in litigation or transaction preparation requirements. 
  • Represents attorney by communicating and obtaining information; following up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to an attorney. 
  • Generates revenues by documenting and inputting attorney billable time and reimbursable expenses. 
  • Maintains client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential. 
  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence. 
  • Maintains office supplies by checking stocks and reporting what is needed to the office manager 
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. 
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. 


  • The candidate must have strong writing skills and be well-versed in legal timekeeping. 

  • Additional skills required: Documentation Skills, Meeting Planning, Dictation Transcription, Supply Management, Telephone Skills, Office Experience - General, PC Proficiency, Verbal Communication, Internal Communications, Dependability, Professionalism, Client Relationships, Juris Suite 

Compensation commensurate with experience/based on skills outlined above. 

To Apply: 

Please submit résumé and professionalreferences to janellek@jameskellylawfirm.com. 


  • Group Health Insurance 

  • Paid Time Off 

  • 401(k) 


  • Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm 

email resumes to: Janelle Koon at janellek@jameskellylawfirm.com


Paralegal/Administrative Assistant, Peoria, IL


Paralegal/Administrative Assistant, Office of the General Counsel 

Opportunity Type: 





Peoria, IL 


Company Overview: 

Petersen Health Care (PHC) is one of the largest nursing home operators in the State of Illinois. Our homes are located in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. We are a privately held company that was founded in 1974. Our company provides nursing and rehabilitative care for residents on both a short and long-term basis. We also operate 7 hotels and a sports complex all located within central Illinois.  PHC’s corporate office is located in Peoria, IL. 



Based on experience. Compensation package is comprised of benefits including health insurance, 401k and leave time. 



The Petersen Health Care Office of the General Counsel provides professional legal services, advice and counsel in support of the company and its mission.  The General Counsel acts as the chief legal officer of PHC and is responsible for the administrative oversight and leadership of the corporate office.  The Office of the General Counsel is seeking a Paralegal/Administrative Assistant to provide outstanding clerical, organizational and general office assistance for the Legal Department.  This position provides executive level administrative, technical and operational support in the management of legal affairs.  The diverse duties of the Paralegal/Administrative Assistant are performed independently in an environment requiring the use of good judgment, initiative, discretion and confidentiality.  The Paralegal/Administrative Assistant will interact with the Owner and the administrative team and must present the highest level of professionalism and integrity at all times. 


Responsibilities and Duties: 


  • Assist in legal administrative tasks 

  • Prepare corporate resolutions and manager certificates 

  • Submit Annual Reports for corporate entities 

  • Track licensing and other credentials for nursing homes 

  • Provide General Counsel with assistance in the preparation for and closing of various corporate transactions in particular HUD closings 

  • Complete, prepare and review contracts, leases, and other documents as needed 

  • Prepare and file guardianship paperwork and set hear dates 

  • Perform collection process for outstanding accounts 

  • Maintain master lists regarding facilities and corporations/LLCs 

  • Scheduling meetings and answering calls 

  • Perform other duties as assigned 

  • Reports to General Counsel 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  The successful candidate is able to demonstrate the following: the highest degree of integrity; the ability to effectively communicate in a professional diplomatic, empathetic and tactful manner using the preferred method and level applicable to the job; the ability to plan, schedule and organize tasks to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames; the ability to be flexible and supportive, react swiftly to and be able to positively and proactively assimilate change in a rapid growth environment; be able to personally provide high level interactive services to others, address identified needs and respond accordingly.  Mastery of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook required.  Experience with Adobe Pro a plus. 


Application Process:  All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent and Resume to jobs@thepetersencompanies.com   A criminal background check will be conducted.