Thursday, February 28, 2013

March CIPA Meeting!

CIPA Colleagues:

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 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.

Attorney Joseph M. Borsberry, Borsberry Law Office, P.C. of Peoria, will be presenting: “Ethics and Law Office Management.”

One hour of CLE will be afforded.

Please RSVP to the CIPA mailbox on or before March 7, 2013.

**Please DO NOT responses to Midstate College. All reservations must be sent to the CIPA e-mail box.

Please plan on joining us for this wonderful presentation and the opportunity to network with your peers!
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, March 12, 2013!

Central Illinois Paralegal Association
PO Box 1948
Bloomington, IL 61702

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Three Great Opportunities in Peoria

Legal Assistant Position
General practice law firm seeks experienced legal assistant for two attorneys. Position involves transcription, preparation of pleadings and correspondence, file maintenance, client contact by phone and in person, and scheduling hearings and appointments. Excellent computer, typing, spelling, grammar, proofreading, organizational and interpersonal skills required. In addition to salary, benefits include health insurance, 401(k), and paid holidays. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resumes and inquiries to Vonachen, Lawless, Trager & Slevin, Attn: James E. Konsky, 456 Fulton St. Suite 425, Peoria IL 61602 or

Legal Assistant Position
Law firm seeks a dependable and experienced legal secretary to support two resident attorneys and occasional visiting attorneys in its Peoria Office. Ideal candidate must be proficient in MS Office 2010 Word, Excel and Power Point. Must be articulate and organized with excellent computer, typing, spelling, grammar and proofreading skills. Position involves transcription, preparation of pleadings and correspondence, time entry, file maintenance, preparation of visual presentation materials and reception. Candidate must be willing to do any and all tasks to ensure the office runs smoothly, including ordering supplies, maintaining office equipment, running occasional errands and delivering items to court or post office. This position is full time Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and includes company paid single health, dental and life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off. Salary range is $35,000-$38,000, commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to

Legal Assistant Position
Large, fast-paced, AV-rated law firm seeking motivated, organized, detail-oriented and reliable individual for full-time legal secretarial position. Excellent computer skills (namely proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook) are necessary. Excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as ability to multi-task are also essential. Prior law firm experience of at least 2 years required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please send resume and list of current references to: Brandy Stevens, Human Resources; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, 124 SW Adams, Suite 600. Peoria IL 61602.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. -Abraham Lincoln the Lawyer

Monday, February 11, 2013

Physical Conditioning Courses Offered this Summer at ICC North

PHYED 140: PHYSICAL CONDITIONING or  PHYED 145: ADVANCED PHYSICAL CONDITIONING (for students who have already completed PHYED 140), will be offered in the summer, Mondays and Wednesdays, June 3-July 22nd from 9:30 until 11 a.m. from June 3rd until July 22nd meeting in Arbor Hall at the ICC North Campus in Peoria.   Each session will include some form of distance or sprint running activity, weight or strength training and core and stretching activity consistent with elements of CrossFit.  In particular, this section of the course will support and students interested in training for and being able to pass the physical agility tests required of police recruits in the State of Illinois.  This is a 1 ech course.  It will cost you a total of $106.50 in tuition for 3 hours a week, 22.5 hours total of personal trainer style attention at a fraction of what it would cost you to have a personal trainer for those hours or to go a local gym for that same time period. This course in particular will be beneficial for students enrolled in Professor Graff's Criminal Justice Internship course and it will be most beneficial for and is geared towards those students as well as other Public Service students wanting to train in preparation for the entry level Physical Agility tests necessary for Public Service careers as well as individuals who may want to experience a facilitated cross training regimen similar to those practiced by may in service Public Service employees.

The course is taught by ICC Public Services faculty member, Professor Tom Higgins.  Currently assisting Tom Lacher coaching basketball at Peoria Notre Dame, Professor Higgins has coached basketball at all levels, including here at Illinois Central College.  When coaching here at ICC he developed and taught similar courses and he trained athletes for various college sports in addition to basketball.  In addition to prescribed workouts twice a week at the designated location and time, students will be exposed to training advice and tips from various guest speakers from the Criminal Justice, Physical Fitness and Nutrition and Health fields.  

Students will need a jump rope, a good pair of running or cross training shoes, a bottle of water, a willingness to work and reap and enjoy your rewards from doing so.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Want to have a GREAT Experience? Be a Criminal Justice Intern this Summer

Enroll in the
Criminal Justice Internship
(Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and 9-1-1 Dispatch)
Summer 2014
This is the course Criminal Justice student’s rate as their most rewarding and favorite elective course.
Find out more and APPLY for your opportunity to complete this valuable internship course by attending one of two meetings scheduled on
Monday, March 10th
12 (Noon) or 5 p.m.,
Poplar Hall, North Campus
Students must attend one of the two meetings available on February 25th. Enrollment is limited. Interested CRJ and LE students should have completed a minimum of CRJ 110. Interested 911 Students should have completed a minimum of CRJ 110 and CRJ 190.
See Professor Higgins or Professor Graff for more details.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Wanted full time legal secretary, paralegal!

Wanted full time legal secretary, paralegal experience a plus.  Location-Canton, IL. Salary-$25,000+  Send resume to