2016 LEX Scholarship Announced!

The American Association for Paralegal Education has officially announced the 2016 LEX Scholarship! See below for more information:


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Entry-level Contract Paralegal – Short-Term Project


A Skokie, IL law office is seeking an entry-level Contracts Paralegal for a 2-month project. Responsibilities include abstracting information from contracts and entering specific terms and data into the company’s contracts management system

For more information, see Job ID 4288742.

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Entry Level Paralegal – Corporate Short-Term Project

A Warrenville corporation is seeking an entry level paralegal for a three-month project to support the General Counsel and Senior counsel.  The work includes litigation, general corporate, real estate, environmental, and labor and employment law.

For more information, see Job ID 4288701.

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Bond Court Observation – December 6, 2015

Our students have the opportunity to observe Bond Court and talk to the presiding judge afterwards, thanks to the graciousness of our PLGL 1200 instructor, Judge Rob Douglas.  On Sunday, December 6, Judge Douglas will be presiding over DuPage County Bond Court and is allowing students to observe the proceedings and then stay afterwards for a Q and A session.

Bond court starts at 8:00 AM  and students need to be seated by 7:55 AM.  The court is in the 501 Building of the DuPage County Judicial Facility in Wheaton.  Students enter on the south side between the 501 and 503 Bldgs.  A map of the DuPage County Government Center is below.

To attend, students should email Julianne DiBenedetto at dibenedettoj@dupage.edu and RSVP.  You must do so by 6 pm on Thursday, December 3, 2015. When you RSVP, you must provide your name, your email address, and indicate which paralegal class you are enrolled in.  There is room for seven students to attend.  You will be added to the list of attendees in the order in which you respond. A waiting list will be created in case more spaces open up due to last-minute cancellations.

Also, there may be some spaces available for Bond Court observation on Saturday morning, December 5.  Primarily, the Saturday morning slot has been reserved for Judge Douglas’ PLGL 1200 students, but one or two spots may be available in the event there are cancellations.  If you want to be considered for the Saturday morning Bond Court, should space become available, please RSVP to Julianne as indicated above and state your interest in attending Bond Court on Saturday morning, December 5.

On both December 5 and 6, Bond Court starts at 8 am and it lasts until all cases have been presented.  Usually it is over by 9 or 10 am, but it may last longer depending on the number of cases to be heard.

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Holiday Party on December 2 – RSVP!



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Law Office Assistant Position

A law firm in Schaumburg is seeking a law office assistant.

See Job ID  4276003 for more information.

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Spring 2016 Paralegal Practicum Applications Due Now!


If you are planning to enroll in the Paralegal Practicum for the Spring 2016 semester, your Practicum Application is due this Friday, November 20.  A copy of the application can be found at the link below:

Practicum Application

A pre-req for enrolling in the Practicum is to have been admitted into the Paralegal Studies Program. practicum If you would like to enroll in the Practicum but haven’t been admitted into the program, please submit your Paralegal Program Application to me as soon as possible so we can discuss next steps for admitting you into the program.  The Paralegal Studies Program Application can be found at the following link:

Paralegal Studies Program Applications

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the “Related Links” section and select the application form that applies to you – AAS Degree or Certificate, Pre-Fall 2014 enrollment or Post-Fall 2014 enrollment.



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Portfolio Expo November 19!

Our Fall Semester Practicum students will be showing off their professional portfolios on Thursday, November 19, from 6-9 pm, in SRC 2000.  There is private judging from 6-8 pm, but an Open House from 8-9 pm, and you are welcome to attend!  Stop by to congratulate your fellow students on completing a very challenging, but rewarding, semester, and take a moment to view their outstanding portfolios!

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DCBA Paralegal Committee Meetings


Did you know?

DCBA Paralegal Committee Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month?

The dates for the next six months are listed below:

  • December 9, 2015
  • January 13, 2016
  • February 10, 2016
  • March 9, 2016
  • April 13, 2016
  • May 11, 2016

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Governor Proclaims Paralegal Day

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Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, proclaims Nov. 5, 2015 to be Paralegal Day!paralegal day proclamation

“I, Bruce Rauner, Governor of the State of Illinois, do hereby proclaim November 5th, 2015, as PARALEGAL DAY in the State of Illinois, as the Illinois Paralegal Association meets for its annual conference, and to commend paralegals in our state for their contributions to our communities.”





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