Paralegal Program Alumni Party – A Great Success!


Calling all COD Paralegal Program Alumni!

We had a great party!  See our photos!

When: October 15, 2104, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Reserve 22 – Village Links

Additional details are provided on the invitation: Oktoberfest Invitation 2014- COD Paralegal Studies Alumni Event

We hope to see everyone back at the next alumni gathering, and that more alumni will join us!









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DuPage County Courthouse Tour

Courthouse tour

The DuPage County Courthouse tour is one of the more enjoyable events of the year! Due to overwhelming demand, we have added another courthouse tour to the schedule. This is great, great news!

See the deepest recesses of the courthouse. Go places most attorneys have never been. See the evidence room. Get a tour of the law library. Walk through basement rooms filled with archived files, fading records, and old books. Can you smell them?  This is a wonderful opportunity to get a feel for where things are and how they work.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required. If interested, please e-mail Two LEX hours will be offered.

Date: November 21

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If registering for a Civil Litigation class, be sure to indicate so in your e-mail registration.

This is not an official Paralegal Club event. Neither COD nor its employees is responsible for the safety of participants.

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Is Privacy Dead? Find Out at “Terms and Conditions May Apply”

Is Privacy Dead?

The Paralegal Club, in conjunction with Student Life’s Living Leadership program, will host the must see documentary, “Terms and Conditions May Apply.” Did you know that by clicking the “I Agree” button, you blindly assent to hand over your life and interests to billion-dollar corporations to do with it what they may?

Want to find out more? Join us Oct. 29!

Terms and Conditions May Apply

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Legal Assistance Foundation – Long-Term Care Ombudsman Paralegal


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Long-Term Care Ombudsman Position

LAF has a position open for a paralegal. Job duties include:

  • visits assigned long-term care facilities in the suburbs to educate residents
  • attends resident and family council meetings to advise on issues related to long-term care
  • organizes and develops family councils when necessary
  • develops and maintains productive relationships with long-term care staff
  • develops knowledge of relevant law and regulations
  • completes all training as required by the Illinois Department on Aging

In addition, the Paralegal performs intakes, engages in fact gathering and advocacy, and represents clients at hearings before the Illinois Department of Human Services, Nursing Home Division in cases involving the denial or termination of Medicaid eligibility for long-term care residents.

Click on the link below for a complete job description and detailed instructions:

10-9-14 LT Care Paralegal Ombudsman

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Senior Lifestyle Corporation seeks full-time temporary Paralegal Support

Senior Lifestyle

Senior Lifestyle Corporation (Chicago) is seeking a full-time Paralegal on a temporary assignment, possibly 7 weeks. Responsibilities include scanning and electronic filing documents, assist with abstracting documents, and other tasks related to contracts and transactional work.

See the College Central Network:  Job I.D. 3687445

Employer website:



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Carol Carlson – Zombie Properties

Join us for a presentation by Carol Carlson, COD’s All-Campus Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award Winner. Carol will discuss real estate scenarios on Wednesday, October 22, at 4:45, in BIC-1407. See you there!

Carol Carlson Zombie Properties

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Paralegal Studies Program Announces a Search for Academic Excellence Writing Contest

Snoopy Writing  Snoopy is working feverishly on a ruff draft.

Like money?  Like to write?  Even if only the first one is true, please read on!  Thanks to a generous donation from a program supporter, the Paralegal Studies Program is sponsoring a writing contest for all current paralegal students who have successfully completed at least nine credit hours of PLGL classes. An award of $250 will be granted to each of two winning entries.  All submissions must strictly comply with the rules listed in the contest. All papers must be submitted to Sally N. Fairbank’s office no later than 9:00 a.m. on October 31.  All judging decisions are final. See the Rules of Contest for details: Academic Excellence Writing Contest.

By entering this contest, you certify that all work submitted is your own.  Should you win, you also agree to allow the Paralegal Studies Program, the Paralegal Club, and LEX to post photos of you as part of the publicity surrounding the award.

How great would it be to win?  Imagine what a nice line item it would be for your resume!  Imagine having some spare money!  Stop imagining; start writing!

Good luck!




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Paralegal Position – Wheaton Law Firm

Litigation Paralegal for Wheaton divorce and civil law firm. 30-35 hours per week. Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Required capabilities include proofreading, drafting simple motions and discovery documents, communication with clients, calendar maintenance, file organization and maintenance and necessary administrative responsibilities. Must have a thorough knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. Paralegal certificate is required. The person will need to be comfortable with billing, which is very detailed and important. Reply via e-mail with resume and cover letter.

See the College Central Network under the following job ID for more information:

Job ID 3655289


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Are you game? Paralegal Club to host game night!

Board and Card Games


Think you’re the best game player? Here’s your chance to prove it! The COD Paralegal Club will host a Board & Card Games evening on Oct. 8. Additional information can be found on the club website:

We hope to see you there!



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Paralegal Position – Fluent in Spanish


Paralegal (HT) – IWR 2014

PARALEGAL POSITION – Immigrants and Workers’ Rights Practice Group

The LAF has a full-time paralegal position available. The paralegal will work with the staff of LAF’s Immigrants and Workers’ Rights (“IWR”) Practice Group, which provides high-quality free civil legal services to qualifying immigrants and low-wage workers.  The group consists of three projects — immigration, farmworker, and employment ­– which work closely together. Applicants must have a college degree, excellent oral and written skills, fluent oral and written Spanish, a background in immigration- related services, a commitment to social justice, and demonstrated experience working with vulnerable populations. Click the link above for more information.

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