Holiday Party and Toy Drive!

Join Paralegal Club as we celebrate the end of another fun semester with our annual holiday partyPlease bring a plate of cookies to share, and please bring a new (unwrapped) toy/book/game for the DCBA Lawyers Lend-a-Hand annual toy drive, if you are able.  We are focusing on local teenagers who would not otherwise receive a gift this holiday season.

Date:  Wednesday, Dec. 5

Time:  4:45 p.m.

Location:  BIC 1415

Earn one LEX hour for attending this event.  Everyone is welcome!

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The Honorable Thomas Else!

Join Paralegal Club as the Honorable Thomas Else talks about being a judge.

Date:  Wednesday, Nov. 28

Time:  4:45 p.m.

Location:  BIC 1A02

Earn one LEX hour for attending this event.  Everyone is welcome!

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Fall Portfolio Expo!

EXPO!

Our Fall Semester Practicum students will be showing off their professional portfolios on Thursday, November 15, 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!

See you there!


 

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship – Applications Due November 15th!

Phi Theta Kapa Logo.JPGStudents who are going to enter the workforce upon completion of their time at the College of DuPage can apply for a scholarship through Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Applicants do not have to be members of Phi Theta Kappa to apply.

There is no money awarded for the initial nomination for the New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship.  The nominated student is entered into a national competition to compete to be one of 50 students recognized nationally for a New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship in the amount of $1250.  The recognized student is invited to attend a banquet in April where the student will receive a medal.  The College of DuPage can nominate up to two students.

Applications must be submitted online by November 15, 2018.

More information and application instructions can be found here.

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Interim Litigation Paralegal – Trial in Delaware

Major, Lindsey & Africa LogoMajor, Lindsey & Africa’s Interim Legal Talent group has an immediate need for an Interim Litigation Paralegal for one of its clients.  The paralegal will assist with preparation for a trial scheduled to start in January 2019.  Candidates must be able to travel domestically to attend the trial on January 8th.  This position is expected to run through mid-January.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Providing the highest level of litigation paralegal support to associates and partners;
  • Assisting with case management, strategy, and progression;
  • Utilizing various software applications to manage documents and facilitate the discovery process;
  • Cite-checking, Shepardizing, Bluebooking, and proofreading pleadings and briefs;
  • Pretrial activities including assessing needs for trial and witness books;
  • Organizing  trial exhibits;
  • Arranging witness attendance at trial;
  • Preparing charts/graphs to be used at trial;
  • Trial activities including attending and assisting at trial by monitoring documents and evidence;
  • Assuring presence of witnesses;
  • Preparing and monitoring visual aids;
  • Taking notes on testimony;
  • Tracking of exhibits introduced and marked into evidence; and
  • Digesting trial transcripts.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Minimum of five years litigation law firm experience;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and to work analytically, as well as independently and as a team;
  • Professional demeanor and superb organizational skills;
  • Ability to quickly and proactively identify and analyze problems, develop solutions and deliver results;
  • Available to work overtime regularly and as needed to meet demands of the position;
  • Positive attitude and a team player; and
  • Ability to travel for trial in January 2019.

For more information, please see the Major, Lindsey & Africa Interim Legal Talent website here.

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Litigation Paralegal – Lake County

Linder Legal Staffing LogoLinder Legal Staffing is seeking a litigation paralegal for the corporate law department of one of its clients.  The company’s main corporate office and law department are located just west of Bannockburn, IL.

The hired Litigation Paralegal will:

  • Assist in-house counsel in all aspects of litigation management from inception to conclusion, including matter intake, pleading review, discovery, settlement and other case-closing obligations;
  • Conduct investigations, collect and review records, and create tools to assist with case analysis;
  • Perform research pertaining to a range of legal and factual issues impacting dealerships and retail operations;
  • Maintain case files in web-based matter management system; Respond to requests by opposing counsel and outside counsel;
  • Manage third party document requests and subpoena responses;
  • Perform other tasks as dictated by the needs of the business; and
  • Will work closely with outside counsel.

This position requires the candidate to have a combination of college degree, ABA-approved paralegal training certificate, and applicable paralegal experience.

Interested applicants should email a résumé to Curtis Linder at Curtis@Linder.Jobs.

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Corporate Real Estate Paralegal – Lake County

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Linder Legal Staffing is seeking a corporate real estate paralegal for the corporate law department of one of its clients.  The company’s main corporate office and law department are located just west of Bannockburn, IL.

The hired Corporate Real Estate Paralegal will:

  • Prepare real estate/transaction agreements, related legal and organizational documents;
  • Coordinate transaction closings;
  • Prepare conveyance documents including preparation of internal notifications;
  • Conduct preliminary property investigation, fact finding and information gathering;
  • Provide assistance with construction project management;
  • Create abstracts of acquired property for database;
  • Conduct substantive review of title, survey and all aspects of due diligence associated with commercial real estate acquisitions and development;
  • Perform other legal and administrative projects as assigned; and
  • Work closely with and support senior-level real estate executives.

This position requires the candidate to have a combination of college degree, ABA-approved paralegal training certificate, and applicable paralegal experience.

Interested applicants should email a résumé to Curtis Linder at Curtis@Linder.Jobs.

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Full-Time Project Coordinator/Paralegal -Schaumburg

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CREOSPAN, Inc., is seeking a paralegal to add to its team.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Support all aspects of real estate transactions, including title and survey review, due diligence, coordination of signing and post-signing integration and administration
  • Support all aspects of licensing and compliance, including researching compliance criteria, preparing licensing and compliance documents, and working with state and local officials on an ongoing basis
  • Check & summarize material terms of licenses, leases, utility agreements and master contracts
  • Assist with the preparation, execution, and filing of required contracts and other legal documents and the administration of day to day departmental activities
  • Review legal documents related to acquisitions, leases, and regulatory matters
  • Draft letters and other correspondence having a legal effect related to transactional and regulatory compliance matters for business units
  • Maintain legal files, maintain system of preservation for all original legal documents including scanning and indexing for electronic records and database
  • Manage an ongoing checklist review process to review all matters throughout the development process and prior to transmittal of close-out package to client
  • Coordinate small cell/utility pole acquisition (SCIP) and leasing activities with internal and external teams including legal, telecom engineering, operations, and construction.
  • Perform administrative duties and tasks and be flexible to take on new tasks and challenges

Qualifications:

  • Significant experience handling commercial or residential real estate transactions and land use matters (Not Required)
  • Experience working with either a Tower Company, Wireless Carrier, DAS providers, Public Utility or site acquisition company handling contracts, Right-Of-Way or related matters (Not Required)
  • Thorough understanding of real estate practices/law, business and financial terms/concepts
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks and multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, superior work product and follow-through, and ability to work well with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and provide high energy to the team
  • Strong ability to follow up on pending items, track project progress and stay current on project status and milestones
  • An undergraduate degree is required, and paralegal certificate is a plus

Please email resume to brian.barrett@creospan.com

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Paralegal Day – November 7, 2018

Paralegal DayWednesday, November 7, 2018, is Paralegal Day in Illinois as proclaimed by Governor Bruce Rauner.

The Illinois Paralegal Association will also be celebrating its 46th anniversary on this day.  A combined celebration luncheon will be held at the Palmer House Hilton Chicago.

The keynote speaker at this year’s luncheon will once again be former Federal Prosecutor and frequent contributor on CNN, MSNBC, Politico, and Newsweek, Renato Mariotti.  Mr. Mariotti is an accomplished trial attorney and will be speaking on “What You Should Know About Obstruction of Justice.”  Mr. Mariotti will give us insight on the judicial system and explain obstruction of justice.

Register today for this very momentous occasion.

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Kelly Fermazin and Alumni Panel – Being a Paralegal!

Join Paralegal Club as alumna Kelly Fermazin and a panel of COD Paralegal Studies Program alumni discuss what it is really like to be a paralegal.

Date:  Wednesday, Nov. 14

Time:  4:45 p.m.

Location:  BIC 1A02

Earn one LEX hour for attending this event.  Everyone is welcome!

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