8/09/2020

Illinois Central College, Fall Semester 2020 - We are a SURE thing! Get REGISTERED!

Illinois Central College. We are a SURE thing! Classes begin on August 17th. We have safe, convenient, and cost-efficient options available. Get REGISTERED!


7/31/2020

Because this is important to the success, peace and prosperity of our students and our community . . .

As part of our commitment and constant efforts to learn, adapt, support and be responsive to the needs and circumstances of our students, our community and our program stakeholders, please take 5 minutes to read on . . .
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
"Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.
While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society. Millions of people motivated simply by human compassion laid down the burdens of division. Around the country and the world you set aside race, class, age, language and nationality to demand respect for human dignity.
That is why I had to visit Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, though I was admitted to the hospital the following day. I just had to see and feel it for myself that, after many years of silent witness, the truth is still marching on.
Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor. He was 14 when he was killed, and I was only 15 years old at the time. I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he could easily have been me. In those days, fear constrained us like an imaginary prison, and troubling thoughts of potential brutality committed for no understandable reason were the bars.
Though I was surrounded by two loving parents, plenty of brothers, sisters and cousins, their love could not protect me from the unholy oppression waiting just outside that family circle. Unchecked, unrestrained violence and government-sanctioned terror had the power to turn a simple stroll to the store for some Skittles or an innocent morning jog down a lonesome country road into a nightmare. If we are to survive as one unified nation, we must discover what so readily takes root in our hearts that could rob Mother Emanuel Church in South Carolina of her brightest and best, shoot unwitting concertgoers in Las Vegas and choke to death the hopes and dreams of a gifted violinist like Elijah McClain.
Like so many young people today, I was searching for a way out, or some might say a way in, and then I heard the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on an old radio. He was talking about the philosophy and discipline of nonviolence. He said we are all complicit when we tolerate injustice. He said it is not enough to say it will get better by and by. He said each of us has a moral obligation to stand up, speak up and speak out. When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.
Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.
You must also study and learn the lessons of history because humanity has been involved in this soul-wrenching, existential struggle for a very long time. People on every continent have stood in your shoes, through decades and centuries before you. The truth does not change, and that is why the answers worked out long ago can help you find solutions to the challenges of our time. Continue to build union between movements stretching across the globe because we must put away our willingness to profit from the exploitation of others.
Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.
When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."
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7/21/2020

Secretary/Receptionist, Pekin Law Firm

Small Pekin Lawfirm looking for full-time secretary/receptionist.  Prefer experience but will train.  Compensation is based on skill and experience.  Must be familiar with Word and prefer experience with Word Perfect, but not required.  Job consists of answering phones, scheduling appointments and court hearings and transcription.  Please send your Resume to Carolyn at Lawfirm@kbodelaw.com.

7/17/2020

The What, How and Why of our Fall Course Schedule

I have been fielding a lot of questions from our students, graduates, and our stakeholders on the "what", "how" and "why" of our recently announced fall course schedule at Illinois Central College and specifically for our Paralegal, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice courses. The following is a message I shared with my colleagues from the American Association for Paralegal Education as guidance for those who have not yet set their course for the quickly approaching fall terms. The “why” is sprinkled into the responses to “what” we will call the mode assigned to our courses and “how” we will deliver those courses in our programs.

On the "what" question, we are offering 4 different modalities at Illinois Central College and we settled on these designations. 

  1. Online Anytime (asynchronous-while there are deadlines each week, there are no set times students are required to log in)
  2. Online on a Schedule (synchronous-students are expected to log in for a live class session at on a scheduled day(s) and time(s))
  3. Hybrid (reserved for courses with lab or student interaction expectations that instructor and students are unable to duplicate in a virtual environment)
  4. Internship and Clinical courses

Our Paralegal and Criminal Justice courses were already scheduled as either synchronous online, traditional in-class, or hybrid courses. With the restrictions and expectations of the state and the logistics of our campus, buildings, and classrooms, the college decided that we would limit student access to campus and reserve that access to programs and courses that require hands-on demonstrations or labs. So other than our Ag and Industrial Tech, Health Career programs, and a handful of other courses, we will not have students on campus.

The challenges of building logistics, the lack of an ability to space the typical number of students in our typical classroom, on top of the challenges of having enough qualified instructors, hours in the day, or dollars in the budget to present the additional "in-class" experiences, required that we take a hard look at what we were able to offer in-person and on-campus for the fall semester. In other words, we would be limited on the number of classes we could run at the same time in the same hallway so as to avoid those students passing in the hallway. We would be challenged on maintaining the expected traffic flow within hallways. And where I might teach a class of 30 students in a typical classroom last fall, I would now need to teach that course likely three different times with 10 students in each section.

On top of those challenges, we have the expectation that some students will be unwilling or unable to come to campus for the on-campus, in-class sessions during the pandemic. In our state, the expectation is that we would make that in-class experience available to those students virtually.

As to the "how" question, the fall schedule for our public service-oriented programs was already set up with courses being offered either Online (synchronous) and Hybrid. Our schedule changes were fairly simple. The courses already scheduled as Online received a new name, Online Anytime. The courses scheduled as Hybrid are now Online on a Schedule. Courses that were scheduled to be entirely on campus will also become Online on a Schedule courses. The expectations for what would have formerly been on campus, in-class attendance, and live instructor-student interaction will now be on scheduled days and times. Students will be expected to log in, be visible, participate in class, and do all the things we would have done on campus in these courses. The major difference is that the “classroom” will either Zoom or Google Meets.

Students will log in from home. I will be teaching from the smallest bedroom in our empty nest. This bedroom has been transformed into a pretty decent office over the past 4 months, in reality, a much better office than any of the closet size individual or dank, shared office spaces faculty are typically assigned on-campus. It isn't ideal. But it could be worse. Some of my younger colleagues have children learning from home, they are teaching from the kitchen table because that is the only available workspace in their home.

Faculty now carry some of the overhead expenses of the college. I have had to invest in upgraded ISP and a new router, along with any number of other things the college would otherwise be providing or supporting. The college has seen savings on things like utility costs, but our home utility costs, ISP costs, and other expenses have gone up and faculty and staff working from home will continue to shoulder these increased expenses.


But the biggest challenge for me personally is the inability to see my students, my colleagues, and our community stakeholders face to face. It is actually depressing at times, especially when I think about the prospects of not being able to see and really get to know my students in the same manner I have over my career in education. But it is what it is. And we are all making the best of it.

The one positive of the tumultuous end to the spring semester, and the craziness of a summer term that flew by way too fast, is that our students demonstrated the traits that drew me to and kept me at our community college for the past 23 years. Our students continue to show me their heart, their commitment, and their ability to adjust and get the job done under changing and less than ideal circumstances.

Whatever this next academic year brings, I am confident that we will move qualified, competent graduates into their chosen career path.

Wash your Hands, Wear your Mask, Exercise, Eat Well, Be Kind to Yourself and Others, and while keeping a Safe Distance, please Stick Together. And we'll get to the other side.

Tom Higgins, Professor, Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies and Faculty Forum President, Illinois Central College

7/09/2020

We are HERE, WHEREVER you ARE and WE will continue to GET you WHERE you want to GO


Some of our courses will be presented wholly Online (Online Anytime) and others will be presented with live Instructor interaction at a scheduled time (Online on a Schedule)

7/02/2020

Job Posts from the July PCBA Newsletter

Receptionist / Legal Assistant
Receptionist / Legal Assistant position available immediately with busy downtown Peoria law firm. Legal experience preferred but not required. Candidate must possess excellent typing/computer skills and be reliable and efficient. Please email cover letter and resume to:jstieghorst@cassidymueller.com
.


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.  Individuals should be detailed-oriented, have good interpersonal skills, possess multi-tasking, and organizational skills.  Good telephone and writing skills are important.  The individual must be able to work in a professional environment and maintain strict confidentiality concerning clients and operations.  Experience with 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.  Compensation will start between $13.00 and $17.00 per hour depending on the candidate’s performance and 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.

Legal Assistant
Goldfine & Bowles is a personal injury law firm looking for an experienced legal assistant.  This individual will have a significant amount of client contact and must be comfortable working and dealing with a variety of individuals.  This position will require organization and attention to detail.  This person will assist in all aspects of the claims process,  including,  setting up claims, ordering and assembling medical packages, and a variety of other duties dealing with personal injuries.  We provide a pleasant work environment and are looking for a long term employee.  Please send inquiries and resumes to personalinjury@goldfineandbowles.com or fax to 309.282.2090

Regulatory Compliance CoordinatorCollege of Education and Health Sciences at Bradley University has a position open for a regulatory compliance coordinator. For more information, click here
Legal Assistant/ParalegalPeoria law firm is seeking a full-time legal assistant/paralegal.  A minimum of 2 years’ experience is preferred but not required.  General secretarial skills required such as Microsoft Word, organizational skills, filing, answering the phone, and setting appointments.  Must be interested in learning new skills and possess a pleasant and professional demeanor.  A background in Immigration Law is highly desired.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to krklawpeoria@gmail.com
Case Administrator
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has a position open for case administrators. For more information, click here.
Receptionist
Borsberry Law Offices, P.C. a downtown Peoria law firm concentrating in family and criminal Law is currently seeking a receptionist.   Responsibilities include answering all incoming calls, greeting visitors, and scheduling court hearings.  We are looking for a dependable and highly organized team player with computer skills and customer service experience.  Please submit your resume to Joe Borsberry at jborsberry@borsberrylaw.com or 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1510, Peoria, IL 61602. 

Paralegal
Real Estate Paralegal – 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 attending and completing real estate closings and related loan transactions.  An applicant must be intelligent and detailed oriented, be able to effectivelLegaly and professionally interact with buyers, sellers, and lenders, be able to travel to conduct searches in local courthouses or attend closings outside our offices and be able to take command at closings to ensure proper and thorough completion of all closing transactions and related matters. 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.

Paralegal
Murphy & Dunn, P.C. is the largest law firm in Central Illinois dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law.  We have two office locations to serve the custody, divorce, and family law needs of our clients and continue to grow.  We are seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time Paralegal position in our Peoria office location. This is a fast-paced, career position requiring a knowledgeable paralegal who wants to work directly with a trial attorney and clients to resolve their family law matters.  Paralegal certification is required and prior law office experience is preferred.
If you are a skilled paralegal looking for a rewarding career with the area’s premier family law firm, then this position is for you.  Our Firm offers a comprehensive employee benefits package and a competitive salary based on experience and ability.  You can learn more about our law firm at www.murphy-dunn.net.  For employment consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to Teri Dunn @ teri.dunn@murphy-dunn.net

7/01/2020

Need for CRJ 227 to be a Required Course for Students intending to pursue Careers in Law Enforcement

I need some help from my law, law enforcement, and justice career friends. I created a survey and I want and need your responses.

The purpose of this survey is to collect basic feedback regarding a need for college students intending to enter a career in law enforcement to complete course work that provides a focus on the expectations of the law when police interact with the public. Specifically, this survey focuses on the need for a required course that emphasizes the legal expectations for procedures and practices in any police action involving: use of force; arrest; search and seizure; self-incrimination; the assistance of counsel; and other civil rights or aspects of constitutional law that dictate how police should interact with the public when performing their duties.

This survey is intended to be completed by people who are or who have served in careers in law enforcement or in careers that cause you to interact with police officers on a regular basis, so police officers, lawyers (prosecutors and defense lawyers), probation and corrections personnel, court personnel, social workers, counselors, and judges.

There was a time when students seeking a career in Law Enforcement were required to complete courses that provided them with the expectations of procedural law and the expectations of police when interacting with members of the public. These courses were eliminated as the more generic, criminology driven, "Criminal Justice" degrees became more prevalent.

I want to be very upfront with my interest and bias in seeking this information. I teach courses to students seeking both a non-transfer Law Enforcement degree and students who intend to seek a Criminal Justice degree. My first college degree was in "Police Science". So I have been around through the evolution of the Career and Technical based focus of educating students towards a career in law enforcement to the current standard of the more liberal arts-centered Criminal Justice transfer degrees.

I do not like the term "Criminal Justice". Never have. I do not think we serve students or the public by promoting criminal justice when our true intention is to promote Justice. I also have concerns with pushing a student intent on a specific career path of public service into less than specific criminal justice degree paths. Those degrees have increasingly been tailored towards theory courses and away from the law and technical aspects of a career in law enforcement. There is a balance to be found and if we truly seek justice, we will move towards that balance, but that is a survey and debate for another time. 

My primary focus in seeking a response to this survey is to determine if Illinois Central College students are better served by requiring a course that introduces them to and covers these topics in a relevant and meaningful way. 

6/29/2020

Physical Fitness for Law Enforcement and the Power Test

I put a brief version of my typical summer advice on physical fitness for law enforcement and preparing for, taking and passing the Power Test on a podcast linked here:

https://lawlifecoach.podbean.com/e/physical-fitness-for-law-enforcement/

6/22/2020

Register for Fall Paralegal Courses

Paralegal course registration is open for Fall semesters.  

Please email Paralegal Program Coordinator Peggy Crane at peggy.crane@icc.edu to get registered or to seek admission to our American Bar Association approved Paralegal Programs.  We are OPEN, we are preparing Paralegals.  And we are posting and filling Paralegal Jobs.  

Please be sure you include the following information in your email requests to Peggy Crane:  

Name
Student ID Number
Requested Courses
Phone Number

Summer semester courses are available Online.  

Please read the following information regarding the Paralegal Course Schedule with Covid-19 Adjustments for Fall 2020

As an American Bar Association-approved program, we schedule a certain amount of some of our courses to include synchronous or live class time where students and the instructor are in the same place.  Prior to mid-March of this year, the “place” was a traditional classroom in Poplar Hall at the Peoria Campus of Illinois Central College. 

In an effort to continue the level of quality education employers expect of our graduates and in keeping with the expectations of the ABA, we have modified our fall semester schedule to provide students with the assurance that we will be there for you this fall semester, regardless of circumstances that may be imposed by Covid-19.

You can plan on Prlgl 110, 117, and 260 continuing as wholly online courses.

Prlgl 112, 113, 116, and 215 will continue as with part of the class being completed through Blackboard online with an expectation that you attend live or face to face class session via Zoom or Google Meets as directed by your instructor.

Students will be expected to log in and attend each virtual class session per course for each week of the semester. The schedule for these virtual in-class sessions is found below.  There will be one evening session available for each course. 

To attend your in-class sessions, you will need to have the ability to be seen and heard through a live video feed on your computer, tablet, or smartphone as directed by your instructor.

The "in-class,” live class component will be available at the following times.  The expectation for each in-class session will vary depending on the needs or objectives of each course and the presentation choices of individual instructors.

Day/Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Prlgl 112
Prlgl 116
Prlgl 113
Prlgl 215

6/19/2020

Police Officer - Burlington, Iowa

The Burlington Iowa Police Department is accepting applications. 

We count Major Adam Schaefer and other Burlington Officers as graduates of our ICC Programs.  It is a good and progressive opportunity for our students and graduates.

Go to this site to begin the application process and to find out more information about this position that closes on August 10th.

https://www.policeapp.com/Entry-Level-Burlington-IA-Police-Officer-Jobs/2492/

6/03/2020

June Paralegal and Law Office Jobs from the PCBA Newsletter

Legal Assistant
Goldfine & Bowles is a personal injury law firm looking for an experienced legal assistant.  This individual will have a significant amount of client contact and must be comfortable working and dealing with a variety of individuals.  This position will require organization and attention to detail.  This person will assist in all aspects of the claims process,  including,  setting up claims, ordering and assembling medical packages, and a variety of other duties dealing with personal injuries.  We provide a pleasant work environment and are looking for a long term employee.  Please send inquiries and resumes to personalinjury@goldfineandbowles.com or fax to 309.282.2090

Regulatory Compliance CoordinatorCollege of Education and Health Sciences at Bradley University has a position open for a regulatory compliance coordinator. For more information, click here

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Full time legal assistant or paralegal for Peoria area law firm located near Northwoods Mall.  Salary based on experience; emphasis on family law including divorce, custody, maintenance and child support, post-judgment matters, criminal, juvenile and traffic law.   Must be articulate, well organized and able to deal with public.  Duties include answering phones, scheduling appointments and scheduling and noticing up court hearings; processing of files, preparation of pleadings and correspondence, data entry; preparation of discovery requests and responses to same, meeting with clients.  Normal business hours Monday thru Friday.  Position is available to start immediately, if desired.  Please attach a resume including a telephone number and email in your response and best time to call via email to:

MARIBETH EGERT DURA, ESQ.
THE DURA LAW OFFICE
4507 N. Sterling Avenue, Suite 301
Peoria, Illinois 61615
309.231.4531

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Peoria law firm is seeking a full time legal assistant/paralegal.  A minimum of 2 years’ experience is preferred but not required.  General secretarial skills required such as Microsoft Word, organizational skills, filing, answering the phone and setting appointments.  Must be interested in learning new skills and possess pleasant and professional demeanor.  A background in Immigration Law is highly desired.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to krklawpeoria@gmail.com
Case Administrator
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has a position open for case administrator. For more information, click here.
Receptionist
Borsberry Law Offices, P.C. a downtown Peoria law firm concentrating in family and criminal Law is currently seeking a receptionist.   Responsibilities include answering all incoming calls, greeting visitors, and scheduling court hearings.  We are looking for a dependable and highly organized team player with computer skills and customer service experience.  Please submit your resume to Joe Borsberry at jborsberry@borsberrylaw.com or 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1510, Peoria, IL 61602. 

Paralegal
Real Estate Paralegal – 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 attending and completing real estate closings and related loan transactions.  An applicant must be intelligent and detailed oriented, be able to effectivelLegaly and professionally interact with buyers, sellers, and lenders, be able to travel to conduct searches in local courthouses or attend closings outside our offices, and be able to take command at closings to ensure proper and thorough completion of all closing transactions and related matters. 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.

Paralegal
Murphy & Dunn, P.C. is the largest law firm in Central Illinois dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law.  We have two office locations to serve the custody, divorce and family law needs of our clients and continue to grow.  We are seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time Paralegal position in our Peoria office location. This is a fast-paced, career position requiring a knowledgeable paralegal who wants to work directly with a trial attorney and clients to resolve their family law matters.  Paralegal certification is required and prior law office experience is preferred.
If you are a skilled paralegal looking for a rewarding career with the area’s premier family law firm, then this position is for you.  Our Firm offers a comprehensive employee benefits package and a competitive salary based on experience and ability.  You can learn more about our law firm at www.murphy-dunn.net.  For employment consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to Teri Dunn @ teri.dunn@murphy-dunn.net

4/30/2020

Paralegal Opening, Peoria Office of the Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, State of Illinois


Job Title: Paralegal Assistant
Agency: Guardianship & Advocacy Commission
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 05/13/20 5:00 PM Central Time
Salary: $3,727.00 - $5,422.00 monthly
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Peoria County, Illinois
Number of Vacancies: 1

See the full description and application information HERE


4/03/2020

Immediate Opening for a Part-Time Loss Prevention Officer

Immediate Opening for a Part-Time Loss Prevention Officer

Location: Retail Store Pekin, IL

If you have any questions email LPOperations@1stclasssecurity.com or call 712-943-1041 or 1-877-809-5880

Job Description:
  • Identify shoplifters thru floor patrol and through the use of Closed Circuit TV
  • Report writing
  • Interacting with local law enforcement agencies as needed
  • Provide court room testimony as required
Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.
Part-time/ 20 hours per week
$13.50 per hour
Job Requirement:
  • Pre-Employment criminal background and drug screen
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for up to 3-4 hours at a time
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately through verbal and written means
  • Ability to write legible, accurate and easily understood reports
  • Must be assertive, yet controlled in dealing with confrontation
  • Must be trustworthy and able to work under little or no direct supervision
  • Attendance for scheduled shifts. Tardiness and absenteeism is not tolerated
  • Previous loss prevention experience a plus, but not a requirement
  • High school diploma or equivalent (minimum)
  • Criminal Justice or related studies a plus
Must be able to obtain state required PERC prior to employment

This is an immediate opening. Paid training will be provided.

1st Class Security is an EEO/AA employer

3/31/2020

Judicial Conference of the United States Approves use of Video and Teleconferencing for Civil Proceedings

Judiciary Authorizes Video/Audio Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

In order to address health and safety concerns in federal courthouses and courtrooms, the Judicial Conference of the United States has temporarily approved the use of video and teleconferencing for certain criminal proceedings and access via teleconferencing for civil proceedings during the COVID-19 national emergency.

3/21/2020

Message from Professor Higgins about Continuation of Spring 2020 Criminal Justice and Paralegal Courses

Message from Professor Higgins about Continuation of Spring 2020 Criminal Justice and Paralegal Courses

In follow up to my previous Blackboard course announcements and emails, please listen to my podcast found here:
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jjyex-d6d115

3/19/2020

Remote Law Office Management in a Shelter in Place, Covid-19 World

While many law offices, typically larger offices in larger cities, have been moving to more remote work, we haven't seen that as often in Central Illinois.  Now, many of you are forced to move in this direction and quite frankly, I hope you have moved in this direction or you will soon. 

The ABA has a few resources (CLE programs) they are offering, but unfortunately, at this time, those programs are free to members but they are charging $199 for non-members.

Fortunately, there are plenty of good resources available for your review.  I will link some of those resources below.  This first article provides caution and reason to move your office operation to a  remote set up for this current crisis.

As COVID-19 Spreads, How Effective Are Partial and Voluntary Remote Work Policies?

Simply reducing the number of attorneys and staff in office through voluntary and rotational remote work policies is not enough to stem the spread of the coronavirus, but further measures may help.


https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/2020/03/17/as-covid-19-spreads-how-effective-are-partial-and-voluntary-remote-work-policies/?slreturn=20200219122829

How New Jersey's Law Firms Are Moving to Remote Work Amid COVID-19 Response

As one firm leader put it, "We have two sacred obligations during this crisis: an obligation to our clients and an obligation to each other and to our families."

https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2020/03/18/how-new-jerseys-law-firms-are-moving-to-remote-work-amid-covid-19-response/

More BigLaw firms close or require remote work because of coronavirus threat


What Can Be Learned From 'Virtual' Firms as Coronavirus Necessitates Remote Work?

Brick-and-mortar firms weren't built with remote work in mind, say the leaders of distributed firms, so they face obstacles both physical and cultural as more attorneys log in from home to limit the spread of COVID-19.