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Information about programs and opportunities offered by the Illinois Paralegal Association.

IPA – SUMMER SPECTACULAR

Join us on Thursday, July 26th for the event of the Summer at Motorola’s Rooftop at Merchandise Mart.

This is Chicago’s best summer socializing event for Paralegals, and includes a variety of heavy appetizers, a 2-hour open beer and wine bar, views of Chicago’s spectacular skyline, and networking with the IPA’s Board of Directors, chairpersons, and other top Paralegal professionals. It will be an evening of fun conversations, new connections that will benefit your career, and catching up with old friends.

Member Early Bird rate, through June 30th – $10
Member Regular rate, beginning July 1st – $15

Nonmember Early Bird rate, through June 30th – $20
Nonmember Regular rate, beginning July 1st – $25
 

Register early to get the best pricing!

*People should use the Motorola Elevator Bank located on the 1st floor south lobby for access.

REGISTER HERE


 

 

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IPA Spring Education Conference

IPA’s 2018 Spring Education Conference, consisting of 13 different educational seminars covering many specialty practice areas, including Litigation, Corporate, Immigration (and many more practice areas), as well as Adobe, Westlaw, Legal Writing, and Ethics for Paralegals.  You don’t want to miss this!

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IPA’s Career Acceleration Seminar

IPA’s Career Acceleration Seminar

March 24, 2018, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Robert Morris University Chicago — 401 S. State Street, Chicago, IL

Special Presentations by Lauren Milligan, Career Advancement Coach

Recruiters from Special Counsel and Robert Half Legal will also discuss various topics including:
 Working with a Recruiter
 Interviewing
 Education vs. Experience
 The Transitioning Paralegal
 Networking
 Social Media
 Continuing Education
 Billable Hours

FREE to IPA MEMBERS and Students of Paralegal Programs / $10 for non-members STUDENTS ENTER CODE: CAS WHEN REGISTERING
(non-member fee will be waived if you sign up for IPA membership at this event)

Advanced registration is required by March 21, 2018 To register go to: http://www.ipaonline.org/
Continental Breakfast/Refreshments will be served.


 

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IPA’s Career Acceleration Seminar

IPA’s
Career Acceleration Seminar

hosted by South Suburban College
October 28, 2017 10am – 1pm
South Suburban College – Oak Forest Campus
16333 S. Kilbourn Avenue Oak Forest, IL 60452

Additional details here: Career Acceleration Seminar

FREE to IPA members and students!


 

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IPA – Career Acceleration Seminar

Unknown-4The IPA is hosting it’s THIRD Career Acceleration Seminar on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Kankakee Community College. This is a truly awesome opportunity for Students to network, distribute resumes, and ask questions to panels of both Paralegals and Recruiters.

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IPA Career Acceleration Seminar

For further information, click the link above.

 


 

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Career Acceleration Seminar – Free to Students!

Take advantage of the Illinois Paralegal Association’s Career Acceleration Seminar to learn more about enhancing your job-search skills!  It takes place in Chicago at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie on Saturday morning, March 19, 2016. It is FREE to students of Paralegal Studies programs. A continental breakfast is included.

For more information, and details about registering for the event, see the attached flyer.

IPA Career Seminar March 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.”

 

 

 

 

Click the image above to view Governor Rauner’s proclamation.


 

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NEW! COD Paralegal Alumni Website

COD’s Paralegal Studies Program now has an alumni website!  Please take a look!  Here’s the link:  https://sites.google.com/site/codparalegalalum/.
Melissa Ehret, organizer of the fabulous twice-a-year alumni parties we all look forward to, and Todd Holes, will be website administrators.  We hope you will step forward to help, too.  They both welcome whatever help you can give.
The site is meant to serve as a networking tool, and as a way to keep our alumni connected.  It will include a job board, job-hunting tips, a section on milestones, links to resources, a water cooler forum, etc.  It is our hope that you will actively participate in posting on the new website.  It has great potential, but we need your help!
We’d like to keep the “Milestones” section up to date.  Let us know your happy news, and include a picture. We want to hear about weddings, new babies or grandbabies, fabulous experiences you had, promotions, etc.
When you hear of a job opening, let us know!  We’d like this site to provide solid leads for other COD alumni.  Let’s keep those jobs “in the family” whenever we can!  Don’t worry about whether those leads are for local firms, or out-of-state ones. Let us know about every job opening you hear about. We have alumni living in other states, and alumni looking to relocate to other states.  The goal is to keep all our alumni connected, wherever they live, and whatever they are currently doing.
As the website is a work in progress, suggestions for additional pages and suggestions for revisions to the interface are welcome.  If you are tech-savvy, and want to pitch in to help with that end of things, please let us know. Your help would be greatly appreciated!
We hope you will be willing to actively participate on this site on a regular basis.  If you have questions, please send an email to codplglalumni@gmail.com.
Please let us know what you think about the website!
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Illinois Paralegal Association Fall Conference November 14, 2013

IPA Conference 2013 Fall Brochure

The Illinois Paralegal Association is holding its Fall Conference on November 14 in Chicago. It is a great opportunity for students to engage with working paralegals and build some networking relationships. Tisha Delgado, who team-teaches Law Office Technology in our program, will be presenting a session on “Three Things You Should Know How to Do with Adobe Acrobat, or any PDF Conversion Software.” Tisha says that if you come to the conference, you should be sure to look for her, and she will introduce you to vendors, IPA members, and the Board of Directors of the IPA.

I hope many of you take advantage of this opportunity!

A brochure is attached.

Professor Sally N. Fairbank

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IPA Fall Education Conference on November 1, 2012 – Paralegal Day!

See the attached flyer for more information about the IPA Fall Education Conference. 

Did you know Governor Quinn has declared November 1 to be Paralegal Day?  Celebrate by either going to the IPA Conference or to the Paralegal Club meeting at 4:45 pm that day – BIC 1407.

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