Thursday, March 26, 2015

Paralegal-Urbana Law Firm

Job Summary


Fischer & Wozniak, P.​C.​


             Urbana, IL 61802


30,000.​00 - 35,000.​00 $ /​year
health insurance, IRA

Legal Secretary

About the Job

Job Purpose: 

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


* 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 attorneys 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, dispositions, 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 attorney.

* 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* Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence.

* 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.

Documentation Skills, Meeting Planning, Supply Management, Telephone Skills, Office Experience - General, PC Proficiency, Verbal Communication, Internal Communications, Dependability, Professionalism, Client Relationships 

Send resumes via email to John

Monday, March 23, 2015

Two ONLINE and very Interesting Summer Elective Options for Paralegal and CRJ Students

CRJ 227-Administration of Justice: This course is designed to acquaint the student with 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 important area of the law.  A great course for Criminal Justice students and any Paralegal student interested in litigation fields (regardless of Civil or Criminal).  To enroll in this course go to:

PRLGL 121-This course is an in-depth review of the cannons of professional responsibility for lawyers and paralegals. The emphasis is on the duty of paralegals and lawyers to act so as to serve a client s interests best, to do so in an ethical manner, and to advance the interests of justice.  Paralegal students can take this course as an elective; working paralegals can take this course as part of their continuing legal education requirements.  We will review and discuss recent cases or news items related the various topics we will highlight over the course of the summer.  To enroll in this course go to: and follow the directions found there.

Apply for ICC Scholarships NOW!

The time to apply for scholarship assistance from the Educational Foundation. Applications are open until 11:59 pm on April 1, 2015. Students can go to to view scholarships  and apply. There are over 600, including the Pop Higgins and Lela Post Scholarships for ICC Paralegal and Criminal Justice students.   

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Temporary Paralegal Job!

A Fortune 500 company in the Peoria area is looking for temporary help with organizing a backlog of agreements including non-disclosure, supply and contracting agreements. 

This wouldn't be stressful but would be more than just data entry - the candidate would have to quickly review each agreement to determine things like the term and scope of the agreement for summary in a database. 

The Company does not have a good sense of how long this project would take but it could be part-time work done over a few months if it was a student looking for something to do while still meeting school and other obligations.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to  Thank you!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Immediate opening for full-time (40 hrs) litigation paralegal!

Job Opening

Immediate opening for full-time (40 hrs) litigation paralegal to assist senior partner at
Erwin, Martinkus & Cole, Ltd, a 12 attorney full-service law firm in Champaign, Illinois.
You must have this training:
-Formal paralegal training or its functional equivalent, such as: bachelor’s degree in
paralegal studies; successful completion of certificate program from an ABA accredited
institution; an associate’s degree from an ABA accredited institution; or, award of
Certified Legal Assistant/Paralegal designation from the National Association of Legal
You should have these skills:
-Experience in legal setting, preferably in litigation, personal injury, family law or
workers' compensation, 2-5+ years
-Experience with Microsoft Outlook and competence in either/both MS Word or
-Experience in legal research, legal writing, and drafting other types of written
-Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
Additional consideration if you have these skills:
-Ability to work in deadline driven, a fast-paced environment
-Be self-motivated while continuing to move cases and projects forward
-Have ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
-Dependable team player
-Professional and courteous while interacting with diverse group of attorneys, clients,
staff, and outside contacts
-Knowledge of appeals procedures in state and federal court
-Knowledge of Federal electronic filing
Additional information:
-Occasional overtime or irregular hours
-Complete benefits package available including medical and retirement
-Email cover letter and resume in pdf format to

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Part-time or full-time Legal Assistant Position!

Law Office in Eureka, Illinois has need for a part-time or full-time Legal Assistant. Duties include preparation of correspondence and legal documents, organizing and maintaining legal files/records, administrative duties, court filings/recordings, etc... Interested candidates should email resume, references and wage expectations to

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Peoria County Sheriff’s Office: Career Opportunities

'File Clerk, Part-time'
Department: Peoria County Sheriff’s Office
Salary: '12.59 hourly'
Hours: '20 hours a week'
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2015
Job Description:
'Responsible for maintaining the inmate file system in the records division.
Job Requirements:
'High school diploma or equivalent. Must be familiar with copy machine, typewriter and telephone.  Must have effective typing skills.
Must have excellent filing skills and be attentive to detail.  Must have effective communication skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

To Apply:
'Must apply at Sheriff\\\\\\\'s Office, 301 N Maxwell Rd. Peoria, IL 61604 telephone 309-697-8515

Nominate your Favortie Paralegal and Criminal Justice Faculty

Diversity Awards: This award recognizes faculty and staff who support and advance diversity at ICC. Click this link for more information: Diversity Nominations.  The online form also is available on the Faculty & Staff page banner of the ICC website.  Nominations are due March 8. 
Faculty Awards: Please encourage students to recognize their outstanding faculty by submitting a nomination. Click the following link to learn more about this award: Outstanding Faculty. The online form also is available on the Student page banner of the ICC website. Nominations are due March 8. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Downtown Peoria law firm is seeking a full-time Legal Secretary/Paralegal.

Downtown Peoria law firm is seeking a full-time Legal Secretary/Paralegal.  General duties include the following:

-          Prepare and proofread legal documents and correspondence from handwritten material, rough copy, or machine dictation
-          Compose correspondence, memoranda, and drafts of routine documents for attorney’s review and signature as directed by the attorney and occasionally on own initiative
-          Operate computer equipment in performance of daily duties and properly manage electronic documents for easy retrieval. 
-          Handle telephone inquiries independently, providing information to clients or other callers or routing them to the appropriate person; assess the urgency of calls and respect the confidentially of each matter
-          Sort, and review daily incoming mail
-          Independently prepare routine correspondence for attorney’s signature and maintain attorney’s docket.
-          Schedule appointments and maintain attorney’s calendar
-          Maintain client and administrative files in an organized manner and in accordance with Firm procedures
-          Enter attorney timesheets in a timely basis.
-          Prepare, edit, and revise client bills and arrange for timely mailing of invoices
-          Coordinate administrative support for trials, arbitrations or client meetings
-          Other duties as assigned.


            High School Diploma
            Knowledge of legal terminology (preferred but not required)
            Prior experience in a law firm setting (preferred but not required)
            Paralegal Certificate (preferred but not required)

Please forward your resume to Rob Hanauer at for consideration.