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Part-Time Paralegal/Receptionist Positions

A Wheaton law firm is seeking a part-time paralegal as well as a receptionist.

See Job ID 3882536 for the paralegal position.

See Job ID 3882556 for the receptionist position.

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Felony Courtroom Observation/Juvenile Courtroom Visit

On Monday, March 23, from 8:45 am until noon, we will have an opportunity to meet with two DuPage County judges, observe felony court proceedings, and get an introduction to the juvenile court.

Associate Judge Liam Brennan will meet with us in his courtroom before the court call begins, at 8:45 am, to explain the workings of the felony court. He will allow us to stay in the courtroom to observe that morning’s court proceedings.  Later that morning, we will visit Circuit Judge Robert Anderson’s juvenile court (the proceedings are closed to the public, so no litigants will be present during our visit) where we will meet the courtroom staff, learn about juvenile court, and tour Judge Anderson’s chambers.

Due to space restrictions, we can only accommodate about 12 students.

This event is not an official Paralegal Club event, but an optional off-campus enrichment activity.  However, the club secretary has agreed to maintain the list of those who would like to attend.  If you would like to attend, please email, and indicate “Felony Court/Juvenile Court March 23 Visit” in the Subject line.

You will earn up to three hours of LEX credit for attending – one hour for every hour you remain, with a maximum of three hours possible. You will be responsible for your own transportation.  The College assumes no liability for any loss or harm that may occur as a result of attending this event.

This is an excellent opportunity to be “behind the scenes” of two fascinating courtrooms, and I hope you will take advantage of it!

Professor Sally N. Fairbank, Program Coordinator


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Litigation Project Assistant – Kirkland & Ellis – Chicago

The ideal Project Assistant candidate is a college graduate with a strong interest in the legal profession and litigation law with the ability to commit to the position for at least two years, for those with the desire to attend law or graduate school, or for those wishing to pursue a career as a legal assistant. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, legal assistants, clients and vendors. The successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and be able to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a Document Management System; knowledge of Carpe Diem, Westlaw, Livenote, Concordance, Sharepoint, LegalKey is a plus. Overtime availability is a must and a college degree is required.

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Legal Assistant / Paralegal – Insurance Defense – Chicago Loop

Small AV-rated Loop law firm seeks experienced legal assistant/paralegal. Our ideal candidate has an analytical mind, a talent for organization and excellent oral/written skills. Insurance defense experience preferred, EEOC/Employment Law experience also a plus.
E-mail (LAW BULLETIN in subject) resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

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LEX Application Deadline Extended

The LEX application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, February 25, at 9:00 a.m.   All completed applications need to include a check for $40.00,  payable to College of DuPage. Please deliver all applications to Sally N. Fairbank’s office at BIC 1818A.


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Book Discussion

Please join us for Paralegal Club’s Book Discussion event!PC-Square-Logo

When:   Saturday, March 14, 1:00-3:00

Where: BIC 1407

Please read A Time to Kill, by John Grisham.  Come prepared to discuss it on March 14, and you will earn TWO LEX hours!

Hope to see you there!


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A Search for Academic Excellence

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2015 Paralegal Studies Writing Contest Rules

2015 Writing Contest Fact Pattern

Are you a good writer? 

This contest is for you!  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 29, 2015.  All judging decisions are final. See the Rules of Contest for details.

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.

Good luck!



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See Job ID 3874646 for more information. This is an area employer that employs past program graduates, who report a great deal of job satisfaction.


The posting describes the skills sought after as follows:


• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Flexible, inquisitive, organized
• Comfortable with technology
• Willingness to expand knowledge base



Good luck to all who apply!

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Legal Assistants with the Justice Department

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) seeks highly-qualified individuals to join our team of expert professionals in becoming a part of our challenging and rewarding Agency. The primary mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation’s immigration laws. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. EOIR consist of three components: The Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is responsible for managing the Immigration Courts where Immigration Judges adjudicate individual cases; the Board of Immigration Appeals, which primarily conducts appellate reviews of these Immigration Judge decisions; and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, which adjudicates immigration related cases.

This position is located in the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, multiple Immigration Courts.

This is a Competitive Service position; additional positions may be filled from this announcement. Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from All Qualified US Citizens plus well qualified displaced and surplus federal employees in the Local Commuting Area. Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service may apply.

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