Wednesday, May 25, 2016

June CIPA Meeting!

 CIPA Colleagues:

Please mark your calendars for Monday, June 13, 2016, and plan to attend our monthly meeting. The meeting will be
held 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 featured speaker is Ms. Susan Dawson-Tibbits, JD, of Johnson, Bunce & Noble, P.C. located in Peoria, Illinois. Her presentation is titled: "What is Elder Law?"

One hour of CLE will be afforded.

Please RSVP to the CIPA mailbox  on or before Thursday, June 9, 2016.

**Please DO NOT respond to Midstate College.  All reservations must be sent to the CIPA mailbox.
Please plan on joining us for this wonderful presentation and the opportunity to network with your peers!  

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, June 13, 2016.

Thank you!

Central Illinois Paralegal Association
PO Box 1948

Bloomington, IL 61702

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Paralegal Opening!


A Canton law firm is searching for an experienced, motivated and organized paralegal. This full time position will consist of managing client files, handling daily correspondence received, drafting pleadings, and maintaining discovery in a fast-paced setting.  A paralegal certificate is not required; experience is more important in this position. Please forward your resume to

Monday, May 16, 2016

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Opening!

Thielen, Foley & Mirdo, LLC, an insurance defense law firm, is currently seeking a
Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Candidates should possess the following: excellent
organizational and communication skills; a proactive work ethic; proficiency in
WordPerfect, Microsoft Outlook; and a typing speed of at least 60 wpm with accuracy
and efficiency from draft or dictation. Knowledge of medical terminology is also
helpful, but not required. Other duties include, but are not limited to, typing,
formatting, editing and finalizing legal documents, interacting with clients, file and
calendar maintenance, filing and general secretarial duties as assigned. Competitive
salary(commensurate to education/years of experience), excellent benefits and a great
work environment are offered. Please send resume to Thielen, Foley & Mirdo, LLC,
207 West Jefferson St., Suite 600, Bloomington, IL 61701, Attention: Holly Hyatt.

Full-time legal assistant/office manager needed!

Full-time legal assistant/office manager needed for the Law Office of Jeff Green at 316 SW Washington St. in Peoria. Hours are Monday through Friday 8am-5pm with possible overtime for trial prep. Legal experience preferred. Skills in Word/Excel/Quickbooks a must. Duties include transcribing dictation, managing office calendar, working on written discovery, basic bookkeeping, etc. Resumes can be submitted via e-mail to, and questions should be directed to the Law Office of Jeff Green at (309) 699-0111.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

What could the police do differently or better?

We will answer this very question in detail beginning June 6th in the Online CRJ 227-Administration of Justice course at Illinois Central College.

This course is designed to explore important criminal procedures that involve force, arrest, search and seizure, civil rights, self-incrimination, assistance of counsel and other aspects of Constitutional Law that related to the Criminal side of our Justice system.  We will review and discuss recent news items and real life applications related to the landmark Supreme Court cases and case law that governs this very important area of the law.  

This is a great course for Criminal Justice students and any Paralegal student interested in litigation fields (regardless of Civil or Criminal) and students who just want to be better educated about the law in these important areas of policing and our society.  

For more information or to get enrolled, contact Tom Higgins at or 309-690-7693

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Police Officer, Village of Creve Coeur

The Creve Coeur Police Department is accepting applications for full time police officers. The applications can be picked up at the Creve Coeur Police Department Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. They must be picked up, filled out, and returned by 05-18-16 at 5:00 p.m. Orientation, physical agility and power test will be held on 06-04-16 at Eastside Center at 8:00 a.m., and the written exam will follow at 1:00 p.m. Applicants must have reached their 21st birthday by 06-04-16, be under the age of 35 unless exempt from age limit by statute, have received a high school diploma or GED, be a US citizen, possess a valid driver's license, and be able to pass all phases of the Probationary Police Officer examination process. All applicants are subject to the rules and regulations of the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

CIPA Invites ICC Paralegal Students to their Meeting on May 9th

Please mark your calendars for Monday, May 9,  2016, and plan to attend the Central Illinois Paralegal Association monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at Tony Roma’s Restaurant, Lido Room, 1601 Jumer Drive, Bloomington,IL. We will be ordering from the “8 for 8” menu at the restaurant.  Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Attorney  Marie J. Casteel, Law Offices of Ronda Glenn, will be presenting: “Orders of Protection in the Electronic Age.” One hour of CLE will be afforded. Ms. Casteel earned her B.S. in Art Education, Suma Cum Laude, from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and  her Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2011.  Marie joined the Law Offices of Ronda D. Taylor Glenn in 2014.  

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, May 9, 2016! 

Please RSVP to the CIPA mailbox: on or before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016. 
The Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Chillicothe, Illinois is accepting applications for testing from both certified and non-certified candidates in order to establish a hiring list.
Applications must be received on or before June 24, 2016. Applications may be obtained from the Chillicothe Police Department located at 823 N Second St. Chillicothe, Illinois.
Appointments will be governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Police Commissioners. Examinations will be held Saturday June 25, 2016.
For employment requirements please use the following link

Friday, April 29, 2016

Two Peoria Area Paralegal Positions

Experienced Medical Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Experienced Medical Paralegal / Legal Assistant position available immediately with very busy, fast paced law firm in downtown Peoria specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation and medical malpractice.  Candidate must be extremely organized, pay close attention to details, possess initiative, professionalism and have excellent time management skills.  Candidate also must have strong grammatical and communication skills and be computer and technology proficient.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please email resume to:

Immediate opening for paralegal position. Minimum two (2) years of experience required. Law firm practices in the areas civil litigation, real estate, business, and bankruptcy. Experience in these areas is preferred along with knowledge of legal research on Westlaw. Submit resume and salary requirements to: