1/04/2022

January job postings from the Peoria County Bar Association

 Legal Assistant

Hasselberg Grebe Snodgrass Urban & Wentworth seeks an experienced and qualified full time legal assistant.  Must have the ability to manage the accurate and expedient transcription and assembly of pleadings and documents, scheduling and docket management, data entry, client communications, filing, competence with computer applications common to the legal environment, and assisting assigned attorneys. We offer an attractive compensation and benefit package.  Benefits include employer funded retirement plan, employer paid health and dental insurance for employee, employer funded HRA, employer paid parking, paid vacation and sick leave, major holidays off, three Friday afternoons off in summer, summer hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Please forward your resume, cover letter and references to:

Attorney David Wentworth

401 Main St., Ste. 1400

Peoria, IL 61602.


Paralegal

The law firm of Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick has an opening for a paralegal. For more information and how to apply, click here

LEGAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST

Law Office of Louis P. Milot, Riverview Plaza (Chase Bank Building), 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1928, Peoria, Illinois 61602.  General Practice.  Must be comfortable working and dealing with a variety of individuals.  Seeking individual with proficiency in Microsoft Word.  Individual should be detailed-oriented, have good interpersonal skills, possess multi-tasking and organizational skills.  Good telephone and writing skills important.  The individual must be able to work in a professional environment and maintain strict confidentiality concerning clients and operations.  Experience with Odyssey (e-filing) and scanning software (e.g. Paperport, etc.) would be helpful.  Duties vary and include, but are not limited to, preparation and e-filing of legal correspondence, pleading and forms;  screening clients;  case management;  scheduling appointments and general receptionist duties.  Between 35-40 hours each week but will consider part-time hours.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Paid vacation and paid holidays.   Those interested should submit a letter of interest, updated resume or brief statement of their qualifications to Louis Milot at the above address or via e-mail at lawshop@mtco.com.


Full-time Paralegal/Legal Assistant

This job is anything but boring but it is not for the faint of heart. My practice is largely family law, though I do represent some small businesses and handle various other types of litigation also. Family law cases especially must move quickly. In turn, we must move quickly or people spend more time than necessary in extremely stressful circumstances. Most of my cases involve the most stressful conflict the individual client has faced in their lives. As a result, it is vital that my entire office consistently remains tentative, strong, steady, timely, confidential, compassionate, and informative, even when we ourselves are stressed. The ability to truly listen to our clients may be the most important skill this position requires. Also, if you believe you are someone who would rather discuss ideas than people, then you are likely a good candidate for this position. 

 

I am looking for someone who truly wants a lifelong career helping people through the worst time of their lives (divorce, being called a bad parent, being called an abuser, someone won't pay you, basement flooding, injury,.... think about what you think would really stink if it happened to you and that is likely what we deal with for our clients). If you are ready to 100% commit yourself to the legal field and helping people resolve conflict, which again is not for the faint of heart, then you are very likely a great fit for this position. You must be able to keep information confidential and inherently respect people's privacy. You must be able to respond to rudeness with professionalism. Finally, I need someone who is a rule abider and strictly interprets the law. 

 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for assisting attorney(s) in all stages of litigation matters. This candidate should feel comfortable drafting legal documents, conducting legal research, scheduling, maintaining case files electronically, e-filing, drafting correspondence and completing other ad-hoc requests, as needed. The ideal candidate is happy to follow processes and instructions strictly, but brave and tactful enough to offer input/ideas to the attorney. Finally, if you can't happily operate in a situation where you feel like you are juggling a lot of different balls in the air, this position is likely not for you. In other words, you will have many assignments at once with various deadlines and priorities. If you have found that you are not comfortable taking on a lot of projects at once, you may not be happy in this position. On the other hand, if you find that you often bend over backwards or move mountains to help people fix their issues, and that truly brings you joy, then you are my person. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Legal fact and basic legal research
  • Assist with case management
  • Organize and electronically file pleadings
  • Coordinate and schedule calendars

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (Paralegal Certificate or degree/significant coursework from reputable paralegal program)
  • 2+ years' as Litigation Legal Assistant or Paralegal
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize many tasks, deadlines, and clients/cases at once
  • Efficient typing skills
  • Ability to learn various software programs such as e-filing, case management software, adobe, Microsoft word, excel, Westlaw and other legal research systems, and more. 

The position will pay commensurate with relevant experience, education, training, and offer bonus incentives. The position requires billing your time (tracking of your activities throughout the day literally with a timer and detailed journal like entries). If you make the position profitable for the firm and make clients happy, you will reap a significant portion of the rewards.  Please send resume and cover letter to angela@angelaevanslaw.com.


Paralegal/Legal Secretary

 

Established Pekin law firm practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, and business matters seeks a paralegal or legal secretary.  The ideal candidate should have excellent computer skills and be organized, detail-oriented and possess the ability to multi-task.

 

Primary responsibilities include assisting our three attorneys by:

•             Answering and transferring calls;

•             Typing documents, correspondence, pleadings, and court filings for attorney review;

•             Electronically filing documents with the court;

•             Other administrative duties as assigned.

 

No prior legal experience is required.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Please direct all inquiries and resumes to jasonproehl@grics.net.


Paralegal

Established Peoria law firm seeks a paralegal with two (2) or more years of experience.  The candidate must have experience in family law, which will be the primary practice area for this position.  The law practice currently has three attorneys, with areas primarily focused in family law, criminal law, and civil litigation.  The candidate must be willing to meet with clients and to prepare pleadings and court filings for attorney review.  Benefits available.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Send resume to pcbaasst@mtco.com with reference number 101421 in the subject line. 


Legal Assistant

We are looking to add value to our fast-growing litigation, workers' compensation, personal injury, and general practice firm based in Peoria, IL with an addition of a full-time legal assistant who is looking to further their career. We are looking for someone who is proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, e-filing, and dictation.  Also, someone that works well in a team environment and wants to learn and grow with the firm. 

Our compensation packages are commensurate with experience and skills and include Group Health Insurance, 401(k) matching, and other earned incentives. 

To apply send your resume and references to pcbaasst@mtco.com with reference number 092721


Legal Assistant

Regional litigation firm seeks exceptional legal assistant to join our team in our Peoria office. Ideal candidate would have at least five years of experience working at a litigation firm and meet the following requirements:

  • Familiarity with state and federal court procedures and rules;
  • Knowledge of court docketing rules and ability to calculate and calendar responsive deadlines, reminders and invitations through Outlook or other electronic calendar systems; ability to manage multiple calendars for depositions, meetings and travel;
  • Proficiency in e-filing in local courts as well as courts in other states (federal and state courts) and PACER; experience in downloading documents from websites;
  • Experience in working with electronic document management systems and ability to organize and maintain electronic files;
  • Ability to work in a team-based setting with other team members supporting a group of attorneys;
  • Open to taking on new responsibilities and challenging tasks and managing a fluid job description;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to integrate into a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent typing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016/365 (Word, Outlook, Excel);
  • Experience with Adobe and ability to manipulate pdf documents;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail with excellent proofing and editing skills;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workflow, anticipate needs and creatively find solutions to problems;
  • Must be able to adjust to periods of heavy workloads requiring occasional overtime;
  • Complex case management and trial preparation experience required;
  • Excellent general office skills, including scanning, copying, preparing check requests, mail and Federal Express or other shipping procedures, scheduling meetings and depositions, and make phone calls to obtain information.

Our firm offers excellent benefits including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Company matching 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday time
  • Paid parking or transportation reimbursement
  • Cellphone reimbursement

Salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates, please submit a resume and list of references to route@knightnicastro.com.

Job Type: Full-time


Program Support Assistant

An immediate opening for a Program Support Assistant is available for the Peoria NLRB office. A description of the listing may be found here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608949300. Interested applicants for the Peoria position should choose the Indianapolis location and indicate that they are interested in the Peoria position. Peoria is a satellite office for the Indianapolis Regional office.


Family Law Paralegal Opportunity:

Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C., a Central Illinois law firm specializing in all areas of family law, is searching for a skilled paralegal with a passion for advocating on behalf of people who have issues regarding their marriages or families.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in family law is required, preferably recent experience
  • Paralegal certificate is preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Family Law Software
  • Exceptional legal writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills to work well with clients and co-workers within our firm

Duties:

  • Manage multiple cases
  • Communicate with clients
  • Collaborate with other paralegals

We offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Generous vacation and paid time off package
  • 401(k)
  • An exciting and close-knit work environment that fosters recognition, teamwork, and job satisfaction
  • Room for professional growth and development for driven individuals

To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume. They should include the following information:

  • Your educational background and work experience
  • Your date of availability for employment
  • Your experience with various office software tools
  • A statement as to why you believe you are the right candidate for this job

About Butler & Giraudo, P.C.:

The firm's partners, Susan Butler, Kelly Giraudo, and Tamara Meister, have more than 60 years of combined experience. Our firm is passionate about advocating on behalf of people who have issues regarding their marriages or families. We operate from our offices in downtown Morton at the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets, and also in the Janssen Building in Peoria, directly across from the Peoria County Courthouse. Please visit our website at: www.bgmlawyers.com

Thank you for your interest in Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C., Attorneys at Law. Your inquiry will be held in strict confidence. Please direct your inquiries to: kgiraudo@bgmlawyers.com We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

Real Estate Paralegal / Title Searcher – The law firm of Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC is seeking a real estate paralegal to assist in the title department with our extensive real estate practice in both residential and commercial real estate.  This paralegal position will be responsible for real estate title searches, assisting with the preparation of title commitments, preparing closing documents, and assisting with real estate closings and related loan transactions.  An applicant must be intelligent and detailed oriented and must be able to travel to conduct searches in local courthouses or attend closings outside our offices. Title experience preferred.  If interested, please send a cover letter and your resume to Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC, Attn: Hiring Manager, by email at hiring@mhtlaw.com or by regular mail to 416 Main Street, Suite 1125, Peoria, IL 61602.


Legal Assistant
LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY FOR PERSONAL INJURY/GENERAL PRACTICE LAW FIRM IN PEORIA WITH THREE ATTORNEYS. GENERAL OFFICE EXPERIENCE AND EXCELLENT TYPING AND COMPUTER SKILLS ARE A MUST. FAMILIARITY WITH ODYSSEY E-FILING, CM/ECF AND APPELLATE WORK IS PREFERRED. A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF COMPFILE AND INSURANCE DEFENSE WORK IS A PLUS. PLEASE EMAIL RESUME TO MATHARP@KDWOLAW.COM