LEX Honor Society Induction

PC-Square-LogoParalegal Club is pleased to announce that this year’s LEX Honor Society induction will be held on June 4.

The keynote speaker will be Justice Ann Jorgensen.

We congratulate this year’s inductees for all of their hard work to achieve this recognition.

Attendance is by invitation only.LEX-Logo-Purple

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Legal Assistant Position in Bartlett, IL

A Bartlett, Illinois attorney is seeking an individual to work as a clerk, legal assistant, and administrative assistant in his law office.

See Job ID 4009047 in College Central Network for further information.

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Contracts Paralegal – Six Month Position in North Chicago, IL

One of our students received the email below about a position, and he forwarded the information to us for posting on our Blog:

My name is Garry Vats and I’m a recruiter at Spectraforce Technologies, a global staffing company.
 
I am emailing to gauge your interest in a job opportunity I have at our client in North Chicago, IL as a Paralegal (Litigation) – B. Please let me know if you are interested in discussing this role further, or if you know someone that would be a great fit. Please find below Job details:

Job Description :

Job Title: Contracts Paralegal

Job Location: North Chicago, IL 60064
Duration: 6 Months

Job Description:-

  • The Contracts Paralegal will be part of the R&D legal team and will be responsible for (i) ensuring that contracts for businesses meet legal standards and client requirements, and (ii) advising businesses regarding legal, regulatory, and internal-policy compliance obligations. 
  • This position requires interaction with internal clients and external parties, using discretion and independent judgment. 
  • The candidate will work independently on a wide variety of research-related contracts, and legal, and compliance issues, including negotiation and resolution of legal issues raised in the following areas: clinical research, confidentiality, vendor services, informed consent, and data privacy. 
  • The candidate will also assist with development and updates to current contract templates, perform internet research, and assist with ad hoc projects and requests.

 
Skills/Experience Requirements

  • Minimum experience: familiarity (by education, training, or experience) with independently negotiating contracts. 
  • Excellent oral/written communication, organization/analytical and interpersonal skills; attention to detail; and project management abilities are required. 
  • Must be able to multi-task, collect and analyze information, set own work priorities and meet deadlines.

 
Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate from an ABA certified program.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Referrals appreciated and welcomed.
 
Thanks & Regards,
Garry Vats
|Jr. Recruiter|Spectraforce Technologies|
|O: 919-887-6786 Ext.-4109|
|Fax: 919-573 9398/919-882 1678|
5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340
Raleigh, NC.  27606
Visit us: www.spectraforce.com
* Raleigh * New Jersey * Puerto Rico *

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Job Posting on ISBA Job Board

Our instructor Carol Carlson forwarded the information below from the Illinois State Bar Association Job Board:

Job ID  23386719

Position Title   Legal Assistant

Company Name          FMS Law Group LLC

Location(s)      Chicago, Illinois, 60601, United States

Posted April 20, 2015

Job Function    Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Entry Level      No

Email Address info@fmslawgroup.com

Job Description

Small Loop firm with busy guardianship administration/litigation, trusts & estates administration/litigation, estate planning, and real estate practices is seeking to add a Legal Assistant to its team. Must be proficient in Microsoft programs/Adobe & a proficient typist.  Familiarity with Clio a plus. Responsibilities would include the following: Coordinate attorney calendars; Assist in the preparation of legal pleadings; Assemble estate planning & tax return documents; Assist in preparation of real estate documents; Prepare client billing; and Maintain client files. Salary commensurate with experience. Please direct potential candidates to email their cover letter, resume & salary requirements to info@fmslawgroup.com

Thank you to Carol for passing the information along!

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Congratulations to Paralegal Club

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Well done Paralegal Club on securing the win for Best Multicultural/Diversity Program! Clear evidence that things are getting better all the time!

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It’s Spring Survey Time! Student Satisfaction Survey Ready for Completion! We Want to Hear From You!

To All Current Paralegal Students,

The ABA requires that we survey our students periodically to assess their level of satisfaction with the Paralegal Studies program and the services provided by COD.  We survey all students every May, so it is now time to launch the survey!

This is your opportunity to provide input into the program and suggest improvements.  We share the results of the survey with our Paralegal Advisory Council members, and of course, with the ABA.  Your comments are taken into close consideration, so please let us hear from you to let us know how we are doing and how we can make our program even better than it is!

I will ask all professors to post a notice about the survey in their Blackboard course shells, so you will probably hear about the survey from several different instructors.  However, you should only fill out the survey once.

Please click on the link below to answer the brief survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZSX8N5R

Thank you very much for your participation!  Good luck on your final exams and final projects!

Prof. Sally N. Fairbank

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Inspirational Women Networking Lunch- Opportunity to Meet Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti

The DuPage Association of Woman Lawyers (DAWL) is honoring Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti at a luncheon on Thursday, May 7 at Arrowhead Golf Club, 26W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL.  The event begins at 11:30 am and ends at 1:30 pm, and the cost is $40.00 for non-members of DAWL.

If you want to join Professor Sally Fairbank and others, please email me at fairbank@cod.edu by Thursday, April 30 to let me know of your interest in attending.  Your check can be mailed to D.A.W.L. and sent to Kiley Whitty, c/o Anderson & Associates, PC, 400 S. County Farm Road, Suite 320, Wheaton, IL 60187.

You may not have too many opportunities to meet a Lieutenant Governor, so this is your chance!

Professor Sally N. Fairbank

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Legal Assistant Position in Fulton County

Job ID 3981046
Job Title Legal Office Assistant
LEGAL OFFICE ASSISTANT, FULTON COUNTY: experience preferred, paralegal preferred but not required, hourly wage commensurate with experience and credentials, with opportunities for benefits in the future.

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Certified Paralegal w/ Experience with Public Co.

Envestnet Asset Management, Inc.

https://rew21.ultiproworkplace.com/ENV1000/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*694138D0197A262E

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Job-Seeking? Upload Your Resume to College Central Network Job-Matching Database! Family Law and Corporate Law Attorneys are Currently Seeking Paralegals!

If you are currently job-seeking, don’t forget to upload your resume into the College Central Network job-matching database. I know many employers prefer to find job candidates by reviewing uploaded resumes while keeping their identities confidential. This way they avoid being swamped with resumes, including resumes of people who don’t really have the job credentials they are seeking.

I know of two law firms that are actively seeking paralegals.  One firm is looking for a family law paralegal, and the other is looking for a corporate law paralegal.  Both of them intend to look for paralegals by reviewing the uploaded resumes in the college central network resume bank. If you want to be considered for these positions, be sure to upload your resume into the resume bank!

Instructions for registering with college central network are attached.

Good luck to all job-seekers!

Professor Sally N. Fairbank

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