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The DuPage County Bar Association is sponsoring a luncheon in honor of Law Day.  The luncheon will take place on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Le Jardin Room at Cantigny in Winfield.  The speaker, Jack Rives, is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the American Bar Association.  He will speak on “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters”.  The cost is $30 per person.  For more information, please see the attached flyer.

I am planning on attending with a program graduate.  If any students or graduates want to join us, please register for the luncheon and let me know you are coming so we can save a place at our table for you.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate our legal system and the rights and freedoms that we enjoy in America because of it!

Professor Sally N. Fairbank

Law Day Luncheon April 29 2014


When Thursday, May 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where  BIC 1716 (Glen Ellyn Main Campus)


Please join us for this semester’s final event, the Pizza Party, on May 1, at 5:00 p.m., at BIC 1716. We will be celebrating another great year of Paralegal Club fun.

The Paralegal Club will also honor two of our favorite professors, Carol Carlson, and Capper Grant. COD recently presented them with “Outstanding Faculty” awards, recognizing their teaching excellence.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to by April 23.

One LEX hour will be given for attending the party. An additional LEX hour can be earned by bringing a charitable donation for Family Shelter Service. A list of needed items can be found at


An area real estate attorney forwarded the following email:

From: Ramudo, Patricia (01300) (01300) <>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Sent: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 10:06 am
Subject: Real Estate Paralegal Position

Good morning,

I hope this email finds you well! A national retail corporation in Deerfield is currently seeking a temporary Paralegal with recent real estate or leasing experience for a 4-5 month temporary assignment.  The Paralegal will be responsible for maintaining the company’s lease portfolio database, including entering and updating landlord and other payee information, rent commencement, term and option dates.  The Paralegal will also prepare notices and letters, and will also be interacting with internal personnel and outside parties via telephone. Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and have excellent communication skills.

Do you know anyone who would be interested in this position?

Thank you!

Trisha Ramudo, Esq. | Account Executive | Robert Half Legal 

A Division of Robert Half International | 205 N. Michigan Avenue, 33rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60601

Office: 312.616.0220 | Mobile: 561.702.2003 | Facsimile: 312.616.1807 |


A Schaumburg law office is seeking a legal secretary who speaks Russian.  Please refer to Job ID 3449858 on the college central network job-matching database for more information.

This Thursday, April 17, 2014, our newest program graduates and practicum completers will participate in our Portfolio Expo.  Join us during the Open House portion of the event, from 8-9 pm in the Student Life Lounge, to greet these students and find out more about assembling a quality portfolio of your work.

Attached is an invitation with more details.

We hope to see you there!

Expo Invitation 4-17-14

March 27, 2014, Village Links in Glen Ellyn Paralegal Students and Faculty Attend DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Inspirational Woman Luncheon and Meet Illinois Supreme Court Chief Rita B. Garman (second from right)

March 27, 2014, Village Links in Glen Ellyn
Paralegal Students and Faculty Attend DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Inspirational Woman Luncheon and Meet Illinois Supreme Court Chief Rita B. Garman (second from right)

When Tuesday, April 22, noon
Where Lounge Outside BIC 2502 (Glen Ellyn Main Campus)

Please join us for the last Brown Bag Lunch of the spring semester! Come to the COD Paralegal Club’s Brown Bag Social on Tuesday, April 22, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. We’re meeting in the student lounge located just outside BIC 2502. This is a great opportunity to meet other paralegal students. Feel free to bring a sack lunch with you.


When Sunday, April 13, 1:00 p.m.
Where BIC 1407, COD (Glen Ellyn main campus )

Please join us for a screening of the classic legal thriller Please Murder Me on Sunday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m., in BIC 1407.We plan to watch the movie and pick it apart from a legal perspective. This will be a great opportunity to earn two LEX hours, especially for those who may have difficulty attending weekday events.



When Tuesday, April 29, 1:00 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.
Where  BIC 2510 (Glen Ellyn Main Campus)


Academy of Law and Criminal Justice invites you to a special presentation on “The Road to Law School” on Tuesday, April 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., in BIC 2510 (Glen Ellyn Campus).

Terea Turner, NIU-College of Law representative, will provide a brief overview of its law school program, and will address any questions regarding the admissions process.

This is a great opportunity for those who have decided to go to law school, and those who are considering pursuing law school in future. Paralegal Club encourages you to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to learn about traveling the road to law school.

One LEX hour will be given to those who sign the sign in sheet.



When Thursday, April 10, 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Where  BIC 1407 (Glen Ellyn Main Campus)


Please join us on Thursday, April 10, at 4:45 p.m., in BIC 1407, to hear Mr. Chris Kachiroubas, the Clerk of Dupage County Circuit Court.

Mr. Kachiroubas was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court in 2004. He is now serving his third term. The DuPage Clerk of the Circuit Court is responsible for all court records of the 18th Judicial Circuit, the second largest circuit in the State of Illinois. Presently, the 18th Circuit has 42 courts located in the main courthouse and four off site courts.

Mr. Kachiroubas has brought many new innovations during his tenure. He has expanded electronic case management and court information by instituting e-guilty pleas, e-payments of petty traffic tickets, on-line petitions of order for protection, electronic warrant processing, and established the first e-appeal procedure in Illinois. He has increased the collection of outstanding judgments and brought in over $17 million dollars since December of 2004 through the compliance program.

As Clerk, Mr. Kachiroubas’ main focus has been on improving service, strengthening the use of technology and reducing the cost of operations while abiding by his statutory duties. Currently, his office handles over 1400 phone calls and over 700 visitors daily. His office is the steward of all fees, fines and costs, as ordered by the court. Annual revenue to the DuPage County for 2013 was $32,413,236, making the Circuit Clerk’s Office the third largest revenue source in DuPage County, behind the countywide sales tax and property taxes. In total the Clerk’s Office distributed $53,975,903 to governmental entities in 2013.

In 2013, the Clerk’s office handled 29,097 civil new case filings and 214,574 new criminal case filings. His office manages in excess of 748,400 items in the court annually. Within the criminal filings there are 169,382 traffic tickets issued by 40 different law enforcement agencies. Approximately, 54% of all traffic citations are handled and disposed administratively through the Clerk’s Office. Additionally, over 55,079 warrants and 48,175 summons are issued and processed through the Clerk’s Office.

Prior to becoming Clerk of the Circuit Court, Mr. Kachiroubas was elected three times as the Addison Township Assessor. He has spent a total of 24 years with the Assessor’s office beginning in 1977 serving in several different positions within the office. He served as President of the DuPage Assessor’s Association, a board member to the Illinois Assessor’s Association and a board member to the Township Officials of Illinois. He was named “Distinguished Government Award Winner” by The United Hellenic Voters of America and winner of the “General Excellence Award” by the Illinois State Crime Commission.





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