Tuesday, October 07, 2014

I was contacted by a firm who is looking for a paralegal student that would be bilingual in Spanish.  They want to know if our program would have any students that would meet this criteria?  Ideally, this student would be further along in the program rather than just beginning.  This position would be a FT position.  If you meet these requirements, please e-mail me at michelle.weghorst @icc.edu.  Thanks!

Monday, September 29, 2014



Black, Black & Brown is a well-established and growing law firm seeking a well-organized, self-motivated, energetic Legal Assistant.

Position responsibilities will consist of preparing documents and correspondence, scheduling conferences and appointments, coordinating meetings and travel plans, and maintaining and organizing office files.

The Legal Assistant will review incoming and outgoing correspondence, maintain office files, and assist the attorneys and paralegals with their duties.

Essential duties and responsibilities consist of:  

Answering and transferring incoming calls
Managing phone messages
Sorting, scanning, and distributing incoming mail
Preparing and delivering outgoing mail
Typing, formatting and finalizing correspondence and communications
Preparing, maintaining and organizing office and client files
Scheduling appointments and meetings
Maintaining attorney calendars and appointments
Updating client information
Other administrative duties as assigned 


Completed a minimum of 32 hours of college or university credits
Prior administrative/office experience preferred
Excellent computer skills, including experience with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
Attention to detail
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to prioritize and multitask
]Self-starter and energetic
Ability to type 50 wpm or greater  

Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Salary starts at $12.50 per hour, based on qualifications.

Company Name: Black, Black & Brown ]
Location: Washington, IL
Pay: $12.50 + per hour
Posted: 9/2014
A cover letter and resume may be sent to the email address, or to the office address noted below:

Robert W. Brown, Jr.
Black, Black & Brown
115 Washington Square
Washington, IL   61571
Telephone (309) 444-3108
Fax            (309) 444-3100
Mobile       (309) 229-7656

CIPA Meeting!

CIPA Colleagues:  

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 14, 2014, and plan to attend the Central Illinois Paralegal Association's Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at Illinois Central College’s North Campus, Room: Poplar Hall 131, 5407 N. University Street, Peoria. 

Dinner will be provided by ICC and will be served at 5:30 p.m. The speaker will begin at 6:00 p.m. with our annual elections taking place immediately following.

 Our speaker will be Denise Risinger, Paralegal at Moss & Moss, P.C. presenting: “Illinois Civil Discovery: a Paralegal’s Opportunity to Excel.” Highlighting Illinois Supreme Court Rules 201 to 224, this discussion will focus on a paralegal’s role in securing evidence, information, and uncovering facts through the process of discovery.  

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, October 14, 2014!  

Please RSVP to the CIPA mailbox: cipa@ciparalegal.org on or before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014. 

Thank you so much! 

Central Illinois Paralegal Association
P. O. Box 1948
Bloomington, IL 61702-1948

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Police Officer, City of Moline

The City of Moline is recruiting for the position of Police Officer. The link below contains information to help you become better acquainted with the recruitment process. You will want to print or save this information as it contains important dates and will not be available after the application deadline.

2014 testing schedule Friday, November 7, 2014
8:30 AM – Agility Test
2:00 PM – Written Exam (for applicants that pass agility test)

Go to: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/molineil/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=970103&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

Friday, September 19, 2014

Full time secretary/legal assistant needed for small law firm!

Full time secretary/legal assistant needed for small law firm, some legal experience is preferred, but not required. Hours will be Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Please email resume and references, Attn: Sydney, to dasburylawoffice@yahoo.com or mail to 411 Hamilton Blvd, Suite 1720, Peoria, IL 61602.


Full time secretary/legal assistant needed for small law firm!

Full time secretary/legal assistant needed for small law firm, some legal experience is preferred, but not required. Hours will be Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Please email resume and references, Attn: Sydney, to dasburylawoffice@yahoo.com or mail to 411 Hamilton Blvd, Suite 1720, Peoria, IL 61602.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Illinois Farm Bureau, parent company of COUNTRY Financial, is seeking a Paralegal in our Bloomington, Ill. home offices.

Illinois Farm Bureau, parent company of COUNTRY Financial, is seeking a Paralegal in our Bloomington, Ill. home offices 

Our Paralegal performs varied legal support assignments for attorneys in all practice areas of the Office of the General Counsel (the “OGC”) but primarily focused on corporate, litigation, and regulatory issues, including banking, securities, insurance, employment, tax, real estate, and intellectual property issues.  Also, assists in the enterprise procurement of products and services.   

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Corporate:

o   General Corporate Activities - Assists with the formation of new corporations and LLC’s; prepares and files documents and forms; keeps track of due dates and follows-up with clients to insure timely filings; assists with mergers, consolidations, sales, lease of assets and dissolutions. 

o   Corporate Transactional Activities - Organizes due diligence documents; assists in due diligence review; performs lien and document searches; setup documents for closing; assists at closing; prepares and files any necessary filings; prepares closing index, organizes closing documents and prepares compilations. 

Required Qualifications and Skills:   


Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies (or a similar field) or Bachelor’s degree (in any field) and a Paralegal Certification or the equivalent in related work experience as a paralegal. 


Two+ years working in a legal department or law firm. 


Demonstrates the working knowledge necessary to perform legal research. 


·         Possesses excellent communication skills, strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and effective computer skills related to legal research and database applications.

·         Demonstrates the ability to organize work and set daily priorities. 

·         Effective planning, problem solving, ingenuity, judgment and administrative skills are required.


We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary.  Qualified candidates please apply to:  www.ilfb.org/careers

Friday, September 05, 2014

CASA Advocate Supervisor!

POSITION:                          CASA Advocate Supervisor


DEPARTMENT:                CASA of Peoria County


WORK LOCATION:        Courthouse Room 425

                                                324 Main Street

                                                Peoria, IL  61602


WORK HOURS: Full Time Salary Position


SALARY RANGE:             $30,000 Annually


DUTIES:                               Management of volunteer advocates. Help develop case plans and on-going strategies for advocacy. Review, file and distribute court reports.  Attend court hearings and agency case staffing.  Maintain case files, track volunteer status and child outcomes.  Assist in recruiting, screening, interviewing and training of new volunteers.  Facilitate assignments of advocate volunteers and distribute documentation.  Conduct in-service trainings, assist with volunteer appreciation procedures and assist with organizational events.


·         Bachelor's degree in social service - related field or equivalent combination of education and experience   

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary 

·         Ability to communicate, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles 

·         Experience with volunteers given preference

·         Ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities

·         Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics, within families in crises, relating to child abuse and neglect given preference

·         Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail and deadlines

·         Commitment to CASA's goals and mission.


BENEFITS:                         Being a part of our organization offers employees the following benefits:

·         Higher purpose by offering social service leadership, hope and kindness to the children we serve

·         Add value to the community in which we work and live

·         Opportunity for personal growth and development

·         Group health insurance benefits

·         Vacation package

·         Flex time

·         Rich and diverse workplace


APPLY:                                Attn: Pamela Perrilles, Executive Director

CASA of Peoria County

324 Main Street, Room 215

Peoria, IL  61602

Phone (309) 669-2939

Fax (309) 672-6957



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Veterans Career Fair!

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Veterans Career Fair
September 10, 2014 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

FCI Pekin
2600 South 2nd Street, Pekin, Il 61555

Come One, Come All!!
Veterans and the general public are welcome to attend
Meet with Employment specialist from Various Cities,
Federal and State agencies
The Bureau of Prisons is continuously hiring nation-wide for
Correctional officers and Medical staff.
Recruiters and members of the Affirmative Action Committee will
Be available to assist with the application process and to answer questions
For more information please contact Jason Haynes
At 309-346-8588 ext 1240 or jhaynes@bop.gov

10 Things Every College Professor Hates

One of our former faculty members, also a grad and a regular source of employment sent us this link.  Open and read.  Most things aren't an issue for most students and we appreciate that, but if one hits home, take note.  The reality is that most of the points raised apply directly to successful employment in your chosen career field.