Wednesday, December 11, noon
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A full time position (32-40 hours) has been posted in the College Central Network as Job ID 3291428 . The firm is located in Bartlett and represents clients in matters of real estate, zoning/development law, general business and property tax appeals.
Strong customer service skills and the willingness to “go the extra mile” for the client are required.
Wednesday, December 4, 5:00 p.m.
BIC 1716, COD (Glen Ellyn main campus )
Please join us Wednesday, December 4, at 5:00 p.m., in BIC 1716 for an end of semester celebration! Please bring your favorite cookies to share! You can earn two LEX hours at this event- one for attending, and one for bringing a donation.
In the spirit of the holiday season, we are collecting donations for the Naperville Humane Society and A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter. Our local shelters are in need of the following items:
Dry and Wet Dog or Puppy Food (Authority, Wellness, Pro Plan, Canidae, or Kirkland)
Dry and Wet Car or Kitten Food (Authority, Purina One, Wellness, Royal Canin, IAMS Kitten)
KMR Kitten Formula and Bottles
Nylabones , sturdy latex dog toys, and Kongs
Towels, sheets, blankets, and pet beds (clean used, or new)
Small dog harnesses
Soft Dog and Cat Treats
Clay and clumping cat litter
Dawn Dish Soap
Windex and paper towels
Hand soap and hand sanitizer
Unscented liquid laundry detergent
Our friends at A.D.O.P.T. are also looking for help with their annual Cookie Walk. People are needed to bake cookies (we can take your leftover party cookies and any additional batches). Please label key ingredients in your cookies (nuts, milk, eggs, etc.), or attach a copy of your recipe. A.D.O.P.T. is also looking for helpers to help sort cookies at the shelter on Friday, December 6, and help man the table at Naperville’s 5th Avenue Station on Saturday, December 7. Contact Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 383-5705 to sign up. Please note: this is not a Paralegal Club event, nor an opportunity to earn LEX hours. More information is available at http://www.adoptpetshelter.org/news-events/view.aspx?ID=66
Instructor Paul Watkiss asked me to promote the new paralegal job posting on the State Auto Insurance Co web site. The link is http://www.stateauto.com/careers/JobDescription.aspx?id=3429.
Good luck to all who apply!
Come to the Open House portion of the Paralegal Portfolio Expo next Thursday, November 21, from 8-9 pm in room SSC 1200, and view the professional portfolios of your fellow students! These students have worked very hard this semester and you will be very impressed with their work and their ability to showcase their professional paralegal skills!
An invitation with more information is attached.
There are several new paralegal job postings in College Central Network, including the two postings below:
Job ID 3280313 Paralegal/Legal Assistant in Oakbrook Terrace
Seeking a paralegal or legal assistant for a two attorney law firm focusing on real estate, business law, and estate planning and probate.
Job ID 3255186 Paralegal
Naperville, Illinois personal injury law firm seeks detail-oriented legal assistant/paralegal to join our team.
For more information, view the complete job descriptions in College Central Network.
Good luck to all who apply!
Professor Sally N. Fairbank
If you are planning on enrolling in the Paralegal Practicum-PLGL 2600 next semester, it is time to submit your application to enroll in the course. We need you to fill out the application to make sure you have met the course pre-reqs, to help you find an internship if you need help, and to determine how many sections of the class we will have. Practicum applications are due November 20. They can be found at
I encourage anyone searching for an internship site to enroll in an internship search workshop offered by Career Services. I will give extra credit points to any student who attends the workshop and enrolls in PLGL 2600 in the Spring 2014.To register for an internship search workshop, click on the link below.
There are only three days left this semester when the workshop will be offered. These are the days and times that are left.
Tuesday Nov. 5 Noon
Thursday Nov. 14 4 p.m.
Tuesday Nov. 19 Noon
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Professor Sally N. Fairbank
A new position for an entry-level paralegal position has been posted in College Central Network. For more information, look at Job ID 3258030.
Thursday, November 14, 4:45 p.m.
BIC 1404, COD (Glen Ellyn main campus )
Please join us on Thursday, November 14, at 4:45 p.m., in BIC 1404, to hear from Paralegal Studies Program Graduate and current Northern Illinois College of Law Student, Sarmistha (Buri) Banerjee. She will share her experience applying to, and attending law school. This is a great opportunity for any member considering law school!
Sarmistha (Buri) Banerjee is a third-year law student at Northern Illinois University College of Law. She has a B.A. from Smith College and an M.A. from Northern Illinois University, both in Sociology. She was a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until she had children and chose to stay home to raise them. While being a full-time mom, she went to school part-time and completed a certificate in Paralegal Studies from the College of DuPage, graduating with Highest Honors in 2011. She was one of the founding board members of the Paralegal Club and the founding vice-president for the Paralegal Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association. She worked briefly as a legal assistant for a solo practitioner before starting law school. The reason she even considered law school was because her COD instructors strongly encouraged her. With the support of her husband and family, she became a full-time law student in Fall 2011. Her sons were six and nine at the time.
In her 1L summer, Buri was one of five interns selected nationwide for the Summer Legal Internship Program at BP America, Inc. She was a finalist in the 2L Internal Mock Trial Competition, and was one of two 2L students selected by the Dean to compete in the U.S. Midwest Regional round of the world’s largest Moot Court Competition, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. At Jessup, she won the award for Second Best Oralist out of 90 competitors, and her team won the Third Best Brief.
Buri is currently a legal intern at the Office of General Counsel at NIU, and has worked as a research assistant for several faculty members at the College of Law, including the Dean. She was a founding board member of the law school’s American Constitution Society chapter, and is its current president. She is also the NIU law student liaison for the DuPage County Bar Association, taking the position when her first COD instructor, Sharon Mulyk (previously Knobbe) was the President of DCBA.
Most recently, Buri was interviewed by NIU’s Office of University Marketing as one of the student life stories to be included in the inauguration ceremonies of NIU’s new president, Dr. Douglas D. Baker, to be held on November 13, 2013.
Many students have asked for Paralegal Club meetings at night, so they could participate in the Club more and could earn LEX hours. Now you have your chance – attend the 7 pm Paralegal Club meeting on October 30 at 7 pm in BIC 1404! Hear Amy Barnshaw discuss life as a military paralegal and her experience attending a U.S. Supreme Court oral argument on a landmark case!
If you are a student seeking more evening opportunites to participate in club activities, now’s your chance! If we get a strong turnout at the meeting, we are likely to schedule more evening meetings!
Prof. Sally Fairbank