If you take any one of Professor Higgins investigation or litigation related courses, you learn about the importance of Active Listening.
The successful police officer, investigator, paralegal, or lawyer must hear and process far more than they must speak.
We see, hear, assess, and analyze what we hear and observe before we act or speak on that information.
Active listening is a skill that you must commit to, develop, and practice to see dividends.
It may benefit you in your personal life as much as in your career. Especially in our current environment.
Take a few minutes to read Tania Israel's short article and if you have a few minutes more, watch her TED Talk linked at the bottom of the article.
Resume and Interviewing Workshop Opportunities
Our Spring 2021 Spring Program Course Schedule will be:
Prlgl 110, Prlgl 118, Prlgl 260
6 - 7:30 p.m.
And so you can plan for your Summer, our plan is to offer:
Prlgl 120, Prlgl 260 and CRJ 230
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 email@example.com or by regular mail to 416 Main Street, Suite 1125, Peoria, IL 61602.
The U.S. Attorney's Office has an opening for a legal assistant. For more information and how to apply, click the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/574774300
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 309.282.2090
We will host a discussion for students, faculty or staff about this book via Zoom on November 9th at 5 p.m. If you would like the Zoom invite, please contact Professor Higgins at: email@example.com
The ICC Library “One Book, One College” Committee has picked Born a Crime by Trevor Noah as the 2020-2021 Program Selection.
Jessica Bastain in our ICC library created some very helpful resources for students on “How to Login to Nexis Uni” and “How to Search Illinois Case Law in Nexis Uni.”
A short video walking you through each of these topics can be found on YouTube:
Regional litigation firm with national reach seeks exceptional legal assistant to join our team in our Peoria, Illinois office. The ideal candidate would have at least five years of experience working at a litigation firm and meet the following requirements:
Under normal circumstances, we hold an orientation for our new Paralegal students, live, in-person, in one place at one time and we get to see you and you see us and we get to answer any questions you may have and provide you with all the information you may need to be successful in our program and in the Paralegal career.
Obviously, we are not operating under normal circumstances.
As a result, Professor Higgins created a podcast for new students, students enrolled in his Introduction to Paralegal course and he provided all of the documents normally provided in the orientation session on his course Blackboard site.
You can listen to and refer back to that podcast here at any time.
INTERNSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE
TASKS AS ASSIGNED
Draft document preparation
Draft letter preparation
Case law research
Interviewing potential clients
Scheduling clients & hearings
E-Filing in both federal and state Courts
Emailing Court clerks & opposing counsel
Assisting with Zoom hearing set-up
Reviewing/compiling discovery & determining completeness of same, making requests when requested documents are missing
Entering attorney time from attorney diary
Tracking Paralegal/Legal Secretary Time
Tracking copy and postage charges per client
Fluency in MS Windows, Word & Excel
Ability to multi-task
Ability to learn new tasks quickly, with minimal direction
Proper grammar skills, ability to converse with attorneys and clients in a professional manner
Background/familiarity with basic accounting and billing procedures
Familiarity with administrative law
Familiarity with Sage Timeslips
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/APPLICATION PROCEDURE
This is a temporary position which has the potential of leading to permanent employment upon completion of the internship. Normal office hours are Monday-Friday from 9am – 5pm. Please submit resume, cover letter and a minimum of three professional (3) references to JacksonLaw218@gmail.com. Cover letter/resume should include relevant college courses which the applicant has either completed or is enrolled, salary demand and availability. In the event an applicant requires flexibility in their work schedule to accommodate required class meetings/projects, consideration will be given upon receipt of school schedule or other proof of any required activity.