Paralegal Position – Bankruptcy Law Firm

A Naperville Bankruptcy Law attorney is seeking a paralegal.  Experience with Best Case software is preferred, but applicants without this knowledge but with strong office, organizational, and customer service skills may be considered.

See Job ID 4375331 in the “Chaps Get Hired” COD job board for more information.

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COD Paralegal Scholarships!

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You could win one of two $500 scholarships!

Yes, there are two! These scholarships are limited to COD Paralegal Studies Program students.

Click the image above to be directed to the eligibility requirements. Applications must be received no later than March 23, 2016.

Good luck!


 

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College of DuPage Career Fair!

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Career Fair!

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The College of DuPage annual Career Fair is an event that will assist job seekers with securing employment. Job seekers are encouraged to attend preparation workshops held the two weeks prior to the actual Career Fair which will maximize their effectiveness and success at the event. The Career Fair itself will give job seekers the opportunity to network and meet potential future employers, provide resumes and possibly interview for available positions. All employers attending the Career Fair must have open positions.

This is a great opportunity to meet with many potential employers. Click the image above to be directed to the event website.

See you at the fair!

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Brown Bag Lunch

Bring your sack lunch, chat with fellow paralegal students, and donate your time to a good cause: help peel crayons for SCARCE! SCARCE recycles old crayons into large crayons that can be used by children with special needs.

One (1) LEX hour will be offered.Unknown-2

When: Wednesday, February 17

When: 12:00 p.m.

Where: SSC 1225

 

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Legal Citations

Don’t get caught with your commas in a twist!  Join Paralegal Club as (our very own!) Todd Holes and Linda Jenkins present the ins and outs of legal citation.

Two (2) LEX hours will be offered.

When: Saturday, February 13

When: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: BIC 1528

 

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Julie Kulovits – JAG, and more!

flagJoin  Paralegal Club for a fascinating presentation on military justice and military law by Julie Kulovits.  Julie interned at JAG during law school.  She will also discuss her current job, as general counsel to a medical society.

One (1) LEX hour will be offered.

When: Wednesday, February 10

When: 4:45 p.m.

Where: BIC 1404

 

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Case Brief Day

Join  Paralegal Club to brief a local “slip and fall” case.  Alumni Todd Holes and Les Hollowed will lead us through a step-by-step explanation of how to brief a case.  You must read the case before you come!Brief man 2

Ryan v. Glen Ellyn Raintree Condo. Ass’n, 2014 IL App (2d) 130682, 8 N.E.3d 1180.

Two (2) LEX hours will be offered.

When: Saturday, February 6

When: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Where: BIC 1528

Link to case: Ryan v. Glen Ellyn Raintree Condo. Ass’n.

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New Paralegal Job Postings

A Chicago Loop worker’s compensation law firm is seeking a law clerk/paralegal/legal secretary.  See Job ID 4355742.

A Chicago construction law and government contracts firm is seeking a paralegal.  See Job ID 4327109.

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Tips from a Recruiter

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Robert Half Legal is a staffing agency, based in Chicago, that works with law firms and corporate legal departments. Join Paralegal Club as we get tips from a legal recruiter from Robert Half Legal.

When: Wednesday, February 3

Where: BIC 1404

Time: 4:45

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LEX Applications Due February 15, 2016

 

LEX applications for 2016 admission to LEX are now posted on Paralegal Club’s website:  https://sites.google.com/site/codparalegalclub/lex.  Applications are due February 15, 2016.

If you graduated from the Paralegal Studies Program in August 2015, or plan to graduate in December 2015, you need to apply for LEX by February 15, 2016.  If you plan to graduate in May 2016, or beyond, please check rules regarding being two-thirds of the way through the program by the end of May 2016. Classes you complete in the spring semester DO count toward being two-thirds of the way through the program for the June 2016 induction ceremony. You may need to apply in 2017 if you do not have enough credit hours completed by May 2016.

To receive a LEX hour, you must attend a Paralegal Club event and sign in on the sign in sheet!

To join LEX, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Those seeking an Associate’s Degree: 3.25 overall GPA & 3.6 Paralegal Studies GPA
  • Those seeking a Paralegal Certificate: 3.6 Paralegal Studies GPA
  • Have completed at least 2/3 of the Paralegal Program by the end of the spring semester
  • Have spent at least twelve (12) hours attending Paralegal Club events

For the Class of 2016:

  • Application and non-refundable application fee are due February 15, 2016
  • Please include an unofficial (free) copy of your transcript
  • LEX Hours must be completed by May 6, 2016

The next LEX Induction Ceremony will take place on June 1, 2016.

We review your transcript when you apply, and again after the spring semester is completed.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Jenkins at JenkinsL@cod.edu.

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