Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Paralegal opening!!

Paralegal opening
Peoria Corporation seeking paralegal to join legal department.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

• Provide advanced support by handling a wide variety of functions supporting two attorneys.
• Perform office tasks such as filing, maintaining records, maintaining databases and calendars and other similar duties.
• Prepare reports, presentations or correspondence.
• Serve as an office information facilitator, arranging and scheduling meetings or appointments, managing projects, handling travel arrangements, performing research, and distributing information through the use of telephones, mail and e-mail.
• Follow organizational and departmental procedures to complete tasks.
• Assist attorneys with litigation files, including responding to and submitting discovery requests.
• Handle special projects as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

• Paralegal certification.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced computer skills including advanced knowledge of MS Office software packages.
• Some college or university preferred.
• Ability to set up and maintain databases.
• Excellent communication and analytical skills.
• Must be able to work well with stringent deadlines and possess good organizational skills.
• Self-motivated.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and to use own initiative.
• Meticulous attention to detail.
• 5+ years office experience.

This company offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. A full benefit package is available including a vacation plan, health insurance, life insurance, 401K and more. Please mail resume with cover letter to michelle.weghorst@icc.edu







Thursday, March 07, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers to the Family of Firefighter Chris Brown

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Thoughts and Prayers to the Family of Firefighter Chris Brown.  Chris was the nephew of Illinois Central College Fire Science Program Coordinator, Greg Walters. Read more here
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/hudson-bfd-firefighter-killed-responding-to-accident-on-i/article_b8ad25aa-865f-11e2-9060-0019bb2963f4.html

Phi Beta Lambda "Be The Match" Bone Marrow Registry Drive

As most of you already know, PBL is partnering with Be The Match to hold a bone marrow donor registry drive on campus, Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 12pm - 4pm in the Student Lounge. The drive will be in honor of 3 yr old Rorie Joslin, who was diagnosed last year with an extremely rare form of leukemia - doctors have not yet found a match, but little Rorie remains hopeful!! One look at her adorable face will melt your heart, please take a moment and visit her FB page as well ( http://www.facebook.com/RorieJoslin ). Joining the donor registry takes less than 10 minutes and is as simple as filling out forms and having your cheek swabbed!


Below is the link for the Facebook event page we have created, please please please share it with your friends and family - anyone could be a match and donating will literally save her life, or the life of one of thousands of terminal patients worldwide. Please contact myself for more information, or visit the FB page, or BeTheMatch.org for information regarding registry requirements.

http://www.facebook.com/events/599253376765032/



Paralegal opening!

Paralegal opening

Peoria Corporation seeking paralegal to join legal department.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities


• Provide advanced support by handling a wide variety of functions supporting two attorneys.

• Perform office tasks such as filing, maintaining records, maintaining databases and calendars and other similar duties.

• Prepare reports, presentations or correspondence.

• Serve as an office information facilitator, arranging and scheduling meetings or appointments, managing projects, handling travel arrangements, performing research, and distributing information through the use of telephones, mail and e-mail.

• Follow organizational and departmental procedures to complete tasks.

• Assist attorneys with litigation files, including responding to and submitting discovery requests.

• Handle special projects as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Paralegal certification.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced computer skills including advanced knowledge of MS Office software packages.

• Some college or university preferred.

• Ability to set up and maintain databases.

• Excellent communication and analytical skills.

• Must be able to work well with stringent deadlines and possess good organizational skills.

• Self-motivated.

• Ability to work with minimal supervision and to use own initiative.

• Meticulous attention to detail.

• 5+ years office experience.

This company offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. A full benefit package is available including a vacation plan, health insurance, life insurance, 401K and more. Please mail resume with cover letter to michelle.weghorst@icc.edu

Monday, March 04, 2013

NFPA Scholarships Applications Available!



NFPA Scholarships Applications Available


This just in from NFPA:

NFPA is proud to announce the essay topic for the 2013 NFPA/Thomson Reuters scholarships is now available at http://www.paralegals.org/uploads/TR_Scholarship_app_2013.pdf with the Application form. There are two scholarships available: first place is $3,000 and second place is $2,000.

This scholarship opportunity is open to both member and non-member students of NFPA. The deadline for submission of completed applications and accompanying documents is July 1, 2013. Winners will be provided a travel stipend to attend the NFPA Annual Convention in Hartford, CT in October and will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 5. Notification will be provided to the winners on or about August 26, 2013.


Friday, March 01, 2013

Don't Shoot Peoria Panel Discussion, March 27th, ICC North







Join Illinois Central College and it’s Public Services Department Faculty and Staff in welcoming Assistant U.S. Attorney, Tate Chambers, Peoria County State's Attorney, Jerry Brady, Peoria Police Chief, Steve Settingsgaard, Peoria County Sheriff, Mike McCoy, and Peoria Mayor, Jim Ardis for a panel discussion and update on the Don’t Shoot Peoria project.
Wednesday, March 27th at 9:30 a.m.
in the Arbor Hall Auditorium
on the North Campus of Illinois Central College,
5407 N. University, Peoria, IL

For additional information on this presentation, please call: 309-690-6863
For more information on Don’t Shoot Peoria