Linda and Robert Jenkins Endowed Paralegal Studies Scholarship
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019
With temperatures dropping rapidly, and the holiday season upon us, now is the time to think about helping those less fortunate.
Will you please help?
Bring donations to the Paralegal Club holiday party!
Wishing you abundance, hope, peace and a festive holiday season.
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!
Students 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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Essential Job Duties:
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Wednesday, 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.
~Story by Brian Kleeman
The Paralegal Studies program at College of DuPage has received reapproval from the American Bar Association.
Sally Fairbank, coordinator of the program, said the second consecutive seven-year approval period reflects the program’s ability to meet the rigorous standards set by the ABA.
“Paralegal programs are not required to receive ABA approval, but we knew from the beginning that this designation would add stature and credibility to the program,” she said. “Prospective students often mention the importance of the ABA approval when selecting a program.”
The Paralegal Studies program, which offers an associate in applied science and a certificate, started at College of DuPage in the fall of 2006. Before a program can apply for ABA approval, it must graduate students, which happened in 2008. Two years later, the program received its initial seven-year approval from the ABA.
Components of COD’s program include an advisory council that consists of paralegals, a sitting judge, practicing attorneys and non-legal professionals; a student Paralegal Studies club; a chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), the national honor society for paralegal students; and faculty who go through a rigorous process before being hired. The program also includes a required practicum at a law office where paralegal students gain practical skills under the supervision of an attorney site mentor.
“The ABA also wants a program to be relevant and reflect what’s currently happening in the legal world,” Fairbank said. “Our instructors are lawyers who understand the constantly changing legal landscape and bring that knowledge into the classroom. They work with our students so they have the skills required to immediately excel in the workforce.”