8/31/2021

LEGAL EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Black, Black & Brown is a well-established and growing law firm seeking a well-organized, self-motivated, energetic Legal Executive Assistant to assist and support attorneys.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities may consist of:

    • Answering and transferring incoming calls
    • Managing telephone messages
    • Preparing and delivering outgoing mail
    • Typing, formatting and finalizing documents, correspondence and communications
    • Scheduling appointments, meetings and maintaining calendars
    • Preparing, maintaining and organizing files
    • Preparing office for conferences and meetings
    • Updating client information
    • Other administrative duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

    • Prior administrative/office experience preferred
    • Excellent computer skills, including experience with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to prioritize and multitask
    • Self-starter and energetic
    • Ability to type 50 wpm or greater

 

               This is a permanent full-time position.  Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Salary is $18.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

 

Company Name:              Black, Black & Brown

Location:                            115 Washington Square

                                             Washington, IL

Pay:                                     $18.00 ± per hour

Posted:                               08/2021

 

 

Diane M. Vogelsang

Legal Assistant to

Kenneth L. Black

Black, Black & Brown

115 Washington Square

Washington, IL  61571

Telephone: (309) 444-3108

Fax: (309) 444-3100

E-mail:  dvogelsang@blackblackbrown.com

8/25/2021

For our Western Illinois students and graduates, Law Office Job in Macomb, Illinois


Legal Administrative Assistant needed full time.  Requirements: proficient in document preparation, Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel), and WordPerfect.  Successful applicant should possess good written and oral communication skills with a strong grasp of proper English, grammar and language along with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; good organizational and people skills. Prior legal experience preferred.  Background check is required for permanent employment.  Please submit letter of application and resume to jenn@mmddlaw.com.   Applications are also accepted by mail, at PO Box 443, Macomb, Illinois 61455.

 

EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

8/23/2021

Part-time Legal Assistant Position, Peoria Law Firm

Part-time position 6 – 10 total hours a week, flexible schedule

Hours flexible to availability to the applicant, generally between 10am – 7pm, M-F, and/or noon – 5pm Saturday.

Pay rate and parking pass negotiable

Paid bi-monthly

Primary responsibility will be assisting with document preparation in Microsoft Word

Great opportunity to gain experience in a law office

Attorney welcomes calls to discuss the position and to arrange interview

The attorney is willing to train the right candidate


Call Stephen J. West, Attorney at Law
309-673-8108

Office located at:
416 Main Street, Suite 727
Peoria, IL 61602

8/20/2021

Legal Administrative Assistant - Peoria Law Firm

Legal Administrative Assistance/Secretary – The law firm of Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC seeks an experienced legal administrative assistant/secretary for a progressive, fast-paced law practice. Experience with real estate and litigation a plus. 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. No phone calls please.

8/16/2021

Full-time Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Pekin, Illinois

The Law Office of Nina R. Gougis has an opening for a full-time paralegal/legal assistant in its Pekin location. Practice areas include bankruptcy, family law, juvenile law, employment law, school/education law, and civil rights litigation. 

Duties typically include, but are not limited to, answering phones, responding to voicemails, fielding and responding to initial inquiries from potential clients, scheduling appointments, scheduling and noticing up court hearings, preparing legal documents and correspondence, and consulting with clients by phone or video conferencing. 

Ideal candidates will be extremely self-motivated and disciplined, naturally inquisitive, technologically savvy (proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Zoom video conferencing); and a fast learner. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.

The position offers competitive pay and benefits. Potential applicants will be asked to perform an assignment to ascertain their research and writing ability, although the time for completion of the assignment will be paid. 

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to ninagougislaw@gmail.com.  

8/11/2021

Family Law Paralegal

Paralegal – Family Law

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. Our paralegals manage and oversee multiple cases and meet with clients, attorneys and other legal professionals to gather, organize and prepare documents, files and critical information for court cases. In addition, our paralegals coordinate court filings, and manage deliveries of subpoenas, pleadings, affidavits and other important legal documents. We offer a competitive salary based on experience; a generous vacation and paid time off package; 401(k); an exciting and close-knit work environment that fosters recognition, teamwork, and job satisfaction; and room for professional growth and development for driven individuals. You can learn more about our firm at: www.bgmlawyers.com. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume toadmin@bgmlawyers.com.

8/09/2021

Entry Level Legal Assistant - Peoria Firm

 Job Description

Regional litigation firm seeks exceptional entry-level legal assistant to join our team in our Peoria office. 

  • 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

7/28/2021

Case Administrator, United States Bankruptcy Court, Peoria, Illinois

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
OFFICE OF THE CLERK

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 2021-01

Position:		Case Administrator
Duty Station:		Peoria, Illinois
Classification Level:	CL 24   
Starting Salary Range:	 $38,694 - $45,150 
(Starting salary will depend upon the education, background, and prior work experience of the applicant) 
Salary Range:CL 24 $38,694 - $62,904. A CL 24 position has the opportunity to receive a within-grade-increase based on work performance**
Posting Dates:               July 27, 2021 - August 27, 2021

Position Overview: 
The Case Administrator manages the progression of bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings from opening to final disposition by maintaining the official case records, monitoring the completion of the required procedural steps, verifying the accuracy of documents filed using the CM/ECF (Case Management/Electronic Case Filing) docketing system and performing docketing, file review, noticing, administrative and clerical tasks.   The incumbent reports directly to the Operations Manager.  There is occasional travel to other locations in the Central District of Illinois.

Representative Duties:
Informs customers of required fees, receives payments, and issue receipts. Secures funds in cash register and reconciles cash drawer at the end of the day.  Opens cases upon receipt of initiating documents. Receives and reviews incoming documents, both electronic and on paper to determine conformity with appropriate federal rules, practices and procedures. Monitors Daily Activity Report and Deadlines/Hearings Report. Acts as a liaison to attorneys using Electronic Case Filing (ECF).  Assists pro se filers with bankruptcy questions and documents. Staffs the main bankruptcy phone lines and answers public inquiries on case status, availability and location of bankruptcy records.  Prepares and processes notices for mailing or electronic notice. Continuously tracks cases, including relationships of case events and their status.  Reviews and enters orders, including discharge of debtor, and processes for mailing or electronic notice.  Prepares cases for closing and examines files to ensure that all necessary orders are entered and proceedings completed. 
Provides excellent customer service when responding to inquiries on case status, without providing legal advice. Provides information and ECF instruction to outside customers. Tests new procedures and processes to provide necessary feedback.  
  • To qualify for this position a person must also demonstrate that she/he possesses:
  • High level reading comprehension.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, particularly priority and time management capabilities.
  • The ability to employ critical thinking skills and exercise initiative in handling problems encountered while performing assigned duties.
  • The ability to avoid errors while handling large numbers of items during customer service distractions and interruptions.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Unquestioned integrity and a positive attitude. Qualifications: The applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a minimum of 2 years of general experience, and a minimum of 1 year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is progressively responsible clerical experience requiring the regular and recurring application of clerical procedures involving the routine use of keyboard skills and use of specialized terminology and demonstrated ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives or laws. Such experience is commonly encountered in law firms, banking and credit firms, educational institutions, social service organizations, insurance companies, real estate and title offices, and corporate headquarters or personnel/payroll operations. Benefits: Judicial Branch employees are considered "at will" employees and are not subject to the employment regulations of competitive service. However, Judiciary employees are entitled to benefits similar to those of other government employees including: paid annual and sick leave, eleven paid holidays per year, health insurance, life insurance, dental and vision insurance, Flexible Benefits Program, Long Term Disability Insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, participation in the Federal Employees’ Retirement System, flexible work schedule, and a professional work environment. Condition of Employment: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States. A background investigation including fingerprint and criminal record checks will be conducted. Any applicant selected for a position will be hired provisionally pending successful completion of the investigation. Retention depends on a favorable suitability determination. This position is subject to mandatory electronic fund transfer (direct deposit) for salary payment. How to Apply: Qualified candidates should submit all of the following documents in one PDF file to careers@ilcb.uscourts.gov with subject line 2021-01 Case Administrator (your name): 1. Letter of interest; 2. Resume; 3. Fully completed AO-78 (Judicial Branch Federal Employment application) which is available from the courts website at www.ilcb.uscourts.gov under Court Info and Employment Opportunities; 4. Three professional references with contact information. Please submit all required documents to be considered for this opportunity. An incomplete application package may disqualify an applicant from further consideration. If selected for an interview, the Illinois Central Bankruptcy Court uses Ciscos Meeting Server when in-person attendance is not feasible. Management may close this announcement at any time. It is therefore recommended that applications be submitted as soon as possible. Due to the expected high volume of applicants for this position, the court will only communicate with those qualified applicants who are selected to interview. THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

7/25/2021

Police Officer Openings, Burlington, Iowa

Burlington, Iowa is in search of Police Officer candidates. Follow the link for details on applying, and physical agility, testing, and candidate requirements.


https://www.policeapp.com/Entry-Level-Burlington-IA-Police-Officer-Jobs/2492/?Preview=1

7/20/2021

Part-time Law Clerk or Paid Internship Opportunity with Peoria Heights Position Available

The Office of William C. Connor, Attorney at Law, P.C., is seeking a part-time law clerk/intern to assist lawyers by performing legal analysis, research, review and prepare legal files, briefs, motions, or documents.

We have a general practice but focus on small business, probate, estate planning, and municipal law.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Legal research and writing.
  • New file opening.
  • Assist attorney with the filing of Circuit Court documents, briefs, and motions.
  • Ensure tasks are completed timely and properly documented.
  • Keep cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into the file database.
  • Making sure filing is done and up to date.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Location: 4600 N. Prospect Road, Suite 1, Peoria Heights, IL  61616

Telephone:  309-657-7128

Qualifications:

 

Education: Enrolled and attending the Paralegal Program.

Experience: Previous clerking or relevant legal experience a plus, but not required.

Must have a knowledge of legal research and the ability to perform online research. Knowledge of Microsoft 365, Word, and Excel is also a plus. 

Pay: $11.00 - $15.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.


email resumes and letter of introduction to: 

 
Tabitha A. Keysear
Office Manager

7/16/2021

Law Office Runners/Filing Assistants Part-time (multiple positions) - Peoria Law Firm

Law Office Runners/Filing Assistants

Part-time (multiple positions)

Downtown Peoria firm seeks students to assist staff and attorneys in general office operation; underclass preferred. Must be punctual, professional, efficient, and display initiative. Experience in Word and Excel a plus.

Responsibilities include:

• Deliver documents as directed, including filings at the courthouse

• Prepare documents as needed by attorneys, administrator or assistants, including typing, copying, faxing

or binding

• Meter afternoon mail and prepare for daily pickup

• Assist in the maintenance of client records in file room

• Cover switchboard during receptionist lunch

• Straighten common areas – kitchen, file, and copy rooms, conference rooms

Hours: Monday thru Friday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. Possible flexibility in start time and additional days may be available on occasion.

Opening: Immediate

Send letter of application and resume to: admin@ksswf.com

Christina S. Wyss

Office Administrator

7/09/2021

Paralegals Sought by Peoria Law Firm



Dailey Law Center is seeking highly motivated paralegals. The ability to be a team player is a must. Salary commensurate to experience. Send resume to daileylawcenter@outlook.com for consideration of full-time and part-time positions.

7/06/2021

Criminal Law with Tom Higgins, Fall semester 2021

CRJ 225, Criminal Law, is available wholly Online or with a Hybrid-Online course that will include a Monday morning class meeting from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Both versions of the course will include weekly Podcasts from Professor Higgins.

Both versions of the course will be driven by relevant and interesting applications of Illinois criminal law statutes. 

The primary goal of this course is for students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to read and apply the law to the types of real-life situations they will face in their chosen careers.

For additional information on either section of this course, email Professor Higgins or Criminal Justice Coordinator, Doug Heuermann.

thomas.higgins@icc.edu

doug.heuermann@icc.edu




7/02/2021

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Peoria, Illinois

Brave Law Center, P.C. is a three attorney office specializing in family law, criminal law, traffic law, and Secretary of State driver’s license reinstatements.

The candidate will be responsible for assisting senior paralegals with family law, criminal and traffic cases by drafting and preparing motions and other legal documents, organizing case files, filing documents with the court, drafting discovery requests and responses, scheduling mediation and/or hearings, e-filing documents using Odyssey E-file Illinois, actively communicating with clients, managing document storage and production and handling electronic discovery processes. Provides administrative assistance by answering incoming phone calls, responding to email, and following-up with prospective family law, criminal, and traffic clients. Keeps accurate records of all communication (i.e. phone calls, emails, secure messages), expenses, case documents (such as client intake sheets, pleadings, etc.), and time entries in PracticePanther. Assists attorneys with preparing and filing legal documents for family, criminal, and traffic matters as required. Attends weekly meetings and updates attorneys and office manager on status of active family law matters. Performs other duties as assigned by partner attorneys, associate attorneys and senior paralegals to ensure success of the firm. Knowledge and mastery of MS Word, Outlook, and Excel and Adobe Acrobat a must. Working knowledge of the Illinois Rules of Civil Procedure a must. Experience with electronic discovery and case management software (such as Family Law Software, and PracticePanther/CLIO is a plus.

email resume to Patrick Moore: patrick@getbravelaw.com


6/17/2021

Full-time Legal Assistant, Peoria, Illinois

Job Description

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.

Job Type: Full-time

email your resume and letter of introduction to:

Kerron G. Route at: route@knightnicastro.com


6/09/2021

Part-time Legal Assistant, Peoria Heights Law Firm

William C. Connor, Attorney at Law, P.C. has a part-time position available that would be ideal for a Paralegal student to gain experience. Practice areas include, but not limited to,  landlord tenant, construction litigation, business law, and municipality law, estate planning and probate estates.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, communication with clients, schedule and organize tasks, legal research, prepare pleadings and correspondence. Excellent written and verbal communication appreciated.

Hours may be flexible, would prefer 1-5 p.m. but need to be consistent each week. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to brooke.barkley@wccattyatlaw.com

6/08/2021

Adopt A Duck, Help Support the Center for Prevention of Abuse

In our long time tradition of supporting our students, grads, and those we serve who have been victims of abuse or who have worked tirelessly to provide resources and support for those individuals who have suffered abuse, I would ask that you please us the link provided below to buy a duck, make a needed donation and otherwise support the Center for Prevention of Abuse and it's Annual Duck Race.

Please use this link and donate today: https://www.duckrace.com/peoria/teams/7502/16641



6/02/2021

Case Administrator, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Peoria, IL

 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT

FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
OFFICE OF THE CLERK

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 2021-01

Position:		Case Administrator
Duty Station:		Peoria, Illinois
Classification Level:	CL 24   
Starting Salary Range:	 $38,694 - $45,150 
(Starting salary will depend upon the education, background, and prior work experience of the applicant) 
Posting Dates:               June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Position Overview: 
The Case Administrator manages the progression of bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings from opening to final disposition by maintaining the official case records, monitoring the completion of the required procedural steps, verifying the accuracy of documents filed using the CM/ECF (Case Management/Electronic Case Filing) docketing system and performing docketing, file review, noticing, administrative and clerical tasks.   The incumbent reports directly to the Operations Manager.  There is occasional travel to other locations in the Central District of Illinois.

Representative Duties:
Informs customers of required fees, receives payments, and issue receipts. Secures funds in cash register and reconciles cash drawer at the end of the day.  Opens cases upon receipt of initiating documents. Receives and reviews incoming documents, both electronic and on paper to determine conformity with appropriate federal rules, practices and procedures. Monitors Daily Activity Report and Deadlines/Hearings Report. Acts as a liaison to attorneys using Electronic Case Filing (ECF).  Assists pro se filers with bankruptcy questions and documents. Staffs the main bankruptcy phone lines and answers public inquiries on case status, availability and location of bankruptcy records.  Prepares and processes notices for mailing or electronic notice. Continuously tracks cases, including relationships of case events and their status.  Reviews and enters orders, including discharge of debtor, and processes for mailing or electronic notice.  Prepares cases for closing and examines files to ensure that all necessary orders are entered and proceedings completed. 
Provides excellent customer service when responding to inquiries on case status, without providing legal advice. Provides information and ECF instruction to outside customers. Tests new procedures and processes to provide necessary feedback.  

To qualify for this position a person must also demonstrate that she/he possesses:
•	High level reading comprehension.
•	Exceptional organizational skills, particularly priority and time management capabilities.
•	The ability to employ critical thinking skills and exercise initiative in handling problems encountered while performing assigned duties.
•	The ability to avoid errors while handling large numbers of items during customer service distractions and interruptions. 
•	The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
•	Unquestioned integrity and a positive, “can do” attitude.

Qualifications:
The applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a minimum of 2 years of general experience, and a minimum of 1 year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is progressively responsible clerical experience requiring the regular and recurring application of clerical procedures involving the routine use of keyboard skills and use of specialized terminology and demonstrated ability to apply a body of rules, regulations, directives or laws. Such experience is commonly encountered in law firms, banking and credit firms, educational institutions, social service organizations, insurance companies, real estate and title offices, and corporate headquarters or personnel/payroll operations.  

Benefits:
Judicial Branch employees are considered "at will" employees and are not subject to the employment regulations of competitive service. However, Judiciary employees are entitled to benefits similar to those of other government employees including: paid annual and sick leave, ten paid holidays per year, health insurance, life insurance, dental and vision insurance, Flexible Benefits Program, Long Term Disability Insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, participation in the Federal Employees’ Retirement System, flexible work schedule, and a professional work environment.  

Condition of Employment:
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States. A background investigation including fingerprint and criminal record checks will be conducted. Any applicant selected for a position will be hired provisionally pending successful completion of the investigation. Retention depends on a favorable suitability determination. This position is subject to mandatory electronic fund transfer (direct deposit) for salary payment.

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit all of the following documents in one PDF file to careers@ilcb.uscourts.gov with subject line 2021-01 Case Administrator (your name):
1.	Letter of interest;
2.	Resume;
3.	Fully completed AO-78 (Judicial Branch Federal Employment application) which is available from the court’s website at www.ilcb.uscourts.gov under Court Info → Employment Opportunities;
4.	Three professional references with contact information. 
Please submit all required documents to be considered for this opportunity. An incomplete application package may disqualify an applicant from further consideration. If selected for an interview, the Illinois Central Bankruptcy Court uses Cisco’s Meeting Server when in-person attendance is not feasible. Management may close this announcement at any time. It is therefore recommended that applications be submitted as soon as possible. Due to the expected high volume of applicants for this position, the court will only communicate with those qualified applicants who are selected to interview.  

THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

5/28/2021

Police Officer, City of Davenport, Iowa Apply by Next Wednesday

The City of Davenport, Iowa is currently accepting on-line applications until 11:59 P.M. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, for:

 

  • Police Officer

 

To apply, please visit:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/davenport

 

The Davenport Police Department has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 2003.  The department is seeking highly motivated individuals with exceptional integrity, character and work ethic.