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TRIAL ATTORNEY

Prestigious Plaintiffs Person-


al Injury firm seeks a trial
attorney with 1-5 years of expe-
rience. Exposure to complex
Personal Injury cases and jury
trial experience is desirable.
Our firm offers a competitive
salary and benefit package
including profit sharing/pen-
sion/401k. Please e-mail your
cover letter and resume.
Box LB1087
Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
PARALEGAL
SmithAmundsen LLC seeks
motivated paralegal to support
busy litigation team in its
Chicago office. Candidates
must have a paralegal certifi-
cate, and 3-4 years of litigation
experience, preferably in
insurance defense. Must have
experience reviewing medical
records, and experience with
iPad trial apps is desired. We
offer an excellent work envi-
ronment, flexible hours and a
competitive salary with bene-
fits. Qualified candidates
should send their resumes with
salary requirements to:
HR@salawus.com
No phone calls, please.
Assistant to
Managing Partner
Your 3+ years of secretarial
experience in a small Loop
law firm, plus your desire to
be a key member of the Beem
Team, will qualify you for this
new position as assistant to
the managing partner. You
are good with names, upbeat
on the phone, well organized,
detail oriented, and willing to
do everythi ng i n a smal l
office. You will update attor-
neys and clients and maintain
contacts and schedules in MS
Offi ce. Appl y by emai l to
recruiting@beemlaw.com and
reference LB in the subject
l i ne. No staffi ng agenci es
please.
BEEM | patent law
ATTORNEY
Chicago based law firm has
several immediate openings
for attorneys with federal liti-
gation or bankruptcy experi-
ence and excellent writing
skills. Spanish speaking a plus.
Fax resume in confidence to
Ms. Roby at 847/934-6508.
PERSONAL INJURY
PARALEGAL
Excellent opportunity for indi-
vidual with one to two years
experience to work with presti-
gious downtown law firm.
REQUIREMENTS:Outstanding
organizational skills, pleasant
phone appearance, strong atten-
tion to detail, strong follow-up
skills, punctual, ability to learn
and adapt quickly. Knowledge of
Perfect Law preferred, but not
mandatory. Duties include
answering discovery, drafting of
pleadings, abstracting deposi-
tions, file maintenance and trial
preparation, extensive client
contact, amongst others. Our
firm offers a competitive salary
and benefit package including
medical, dental, LTD, generous
time off and summer hours.
Please reply to this ad by email
to the attention of HUMAN
RESOURCES DIRECTOR with
salary requirements and previ-
ous salary history for the past 3
years.
Box LB1119
Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
Public-Interest
Litigation Paralegal
WEB ID #9189
Company: Law Offices of Al
Hofeld, Jr., LLC
Location: Chicago, IL
Experience: 3 + years or
qualifying education
Practice Areas:
Foreclosure Defense/Predatory
Mortgage Litigation
Learn more at
www.alhofeldlaw.com
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Code with your mobile device
Paralegal/Legal
Assistant
General practice firm is seeking
a self-starter experienced in the
work-up of residential real estate
transactions from contract final-
ization to closing. Knowledge
and preparation of required doc-
uments a must. Previous experi-
ence at attending closings a plus.
Please send resume to:
Box LB1121
Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
Litigation Secretary
Growing general practice law
firm has an immediate open-
ing for an experienced litiga-
tion secretary with at least 3+
years of litigation experience
and experience with local
court filings. Qualified candi-
dates should have a have
strong fast typing, e-filing
experience and be familiar
with the rigor of being a team
player in a busy litigation
practice. Some paralegal
experience and/or a paralegal
certificate is a plus. You must
be able to think on your feet
and respond to sudden dead-
lines. You will be working for
two top attorneys at this pre-
mier law practice. Excellent
written and verbal communi-
cation skills are a must as well
as proficient at MS Word 2010.
Please send resumes immedi-
ately for consideration. Salary
based on years of experience.
Send resumes to
famjobschicago@gmail.com
Patent Legal
Secretary
Growing Chicago boutique
patent firm has an immediate
opening for an experienced for-
eign & domestic patent prose-
cution legal secretary. We are
looking for candidates with at
least three years experience
supporting patent attorneys in
all aspects of their foreign &
domestic prosecution practice.
Responsibilities include docu-
ment preparation experience,
a strong knowledge of USPTO,
PCT and Foreign IP rules and
filing processes. Candidates
must be detail oriented, have
strong organizational, written
and oral communication skill
and have the ability to resolve
issues proactively and timely.
You must be available to work
some overtime and be able to
interface with attorneys and
clients. Strong fast typing and
Microsoft Suites 2010 is a must.
Salary is commensurate with
experience and firm offers a
competitive benefit package.
E-mail resume to
famjobschicago@gmail.com.
LegaI Administrative Assistant
Our busy Chicago Loop law firm has an opening for
an experienced insurance defense secretary. deal
candidates must have 3-4 years experience in
insurance defense litigation, be highly proficient in
Microsoft Office programs, ECF (electronic court
filing), and possess the ability to work
independently in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with
experience. Email your resume with cover letter to:
Box LB1122
Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
SECRETARY POSITION
OF THE WEEK:
Boutique firm in Loop
seeks Attorney
Boutique firm wants lateral
hire with 5 to 10 years experi-
ence in commercial litigation.
Needs excellent credentials
and preferably some portable
business. Reply to:
Box LB1123
Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
*NEW YEAR,
NEW JOB?*
Loop law firm seeks a litigation paralegal with 10 or
more years of experience. Job includes federal
court filings, case management, and client
interaction. We need a self starter with office
managerial skills and ES experience. Position
immediately open.
Box LB1124
Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
PARALEGAL POSITION
OF THE WEEK:
ESTATE PLANNING
/ ESTATE
ADMINISTRATION
ATTORNEY
Mid-sized northwest suburban
law firm is seeking an associ-
ate attorney with 3-5 years of
experience handling estate
planning, probate and estate
and trust administration. The
ideal candidate will have expe-
rience preparing estate and
trust documents, estate tax
returns, gift tax returns, pro-
bate documents and
estate/trust accountings. This
position includes significant
client interaction, so excellent
communication and client
service skills are a must. This
is a salaried position with
great benefits. Interested can-
didates should submit a cover
letter, resume and sample
writings to hr@ksnlaw.com.
ATTORNEY
Bloomington/Normal, Illinois
Insurance defense firm is
seeking an attorney with 2 - 5
years of experience in han-
dling matters before the Illi-
nois Workers' Compensation
Commission. Candidate must
also have a willingness to trav-
el between out
Bloomington/Normal office
from/to various counties with-
in Illinois Supportive work
environment for motivated
and organized litigation attor-
ney. Successful candidate
should have strong interest in
trial work and possess excel-
lent writing and interpersonal
skills. Only those candidates
who are highly motivated,
hard-working, and committed
to exceptional client service
will be considered. Please sub-
mit resume and writing sam-
ples to recruit@bcm-law.com.
Experienced Attorneys
National health care consulting and regulatory firm
with prestigious client base, seeks experienced
attorneys with background in healthcare or
regulatory work. Suburban location. Quality
Benefits. Must be able to travel. Email resume to
mmurer@murer.com.
See www.murer.com
for overview of firm.
ATTORNEY POSITION
OF THE WEEK:
CONTRACT
ASSIGNMENTS
AND DIRECT-HIRE
POSITIONS
Linder Legal Staffing is currently
accepting resumes from
paralegals who wish to be
considered for direct-hire
opportunities or contract
assignments with our clients.
Email resume
curtis@linder.jobs
LINDER LEGAL STAFFING
Office (312) 236-6400
Patent Legal
Secretary
Growing Chicago boutique
patent firm has 2 immediate
openings for an experienced
foreign & domestic patent
prosecution legal secretaries.
We are looking for candidates
with at least three years expe-
rience supporting patent attor-
neys in all aspects of their for-
eign & domestic prosecution
practice. Responsibilities
include document preparation
experience, a strong knowl-
edge of USPTO, PCT and For-
eign IP rules and filing
processes. Candidates must be
detail oriented, have strong
organizational, written and
oral communication skill and
have the ability to resolve
issues proactively and timely.
You must be available to work
some overtime and be able to
interface with attorneys and
clients. Strong typing and
Microsoft Suites 2010 is a must.
Salary is commensurate with
experience and firm offers a
competitive benefit package.
E-mail resume to
famjobschicago@gmail.com.
Family Litigation
Secretary
Growing family law firm has
an immediate opening for an
experienced family litigation
secretary with at least 3+
years of litigation experience
and experience with local
court filings. Qualified candi-
dates should have a have
strong fast typing, e-filing
experience and be familiar
with the rigor of being a team
player in a busy litigation
practice. You must be able to
think on your feet and respond
to sudden deadlines. You will
be working for a top partner
and associate at this premier
family law practice. Excellent
written and verbal communi-
cation skills are a must as well
as proficient at MS Word 2010.
Please send resumes immedi-
ately for consideration. Salary
based on years of experience.
Send resumes to
famjobschicago@gmail.com
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Asbestos Litigation Attorney
SmithAmundsen LLC seeks attorney with 8-12 yrs of experience
handling asbestos cases to join busy environmental team. Toxic
tort trial experience is a plus, as is trial experience in St. Clair
and/or Madison County.
Please send cover letter and resume, with a writing sample and
salary requirements to: attorneyresumes@salawus.com
Litigation Attorney
The Chicago office of Sedgwick
LLP seeks an experienced liti-
gation attorney. Qualified can-
didates must have 6 to 8 years
of product liability defense
and/or class action experience.
Excellent academic back-
ground, research and writing
skills are required. Great
opportunity for a superior,
entrepreneurial lawyer to
build practice. To Apply please
go to the Career section of our
website at www.sedgwick-
law.com and submit cover let-
ter, resume and writing sam-
ple.
Associate Attorney
Plaintiff's litigation firm seeks
associate attorney with 2-6
years litigation experience to
work up a wide array of negli-
gence cases through trial. Mid
level salary. Excellent oppor-
tunity for the right candidate.
Please email resume to
Law069522@gmail.com.
Family Law
Unique opportunity for an experienced matrimonial attorney to
work for a prominent and recognized national Chicago law firm.
Must be passionate about practicing family law at the highest level
with a demonstrated belief in the importance of helping clients
make a significant difference in their lives. You will be energized
by the diversity of interesting and complex cases where you can
succeed professionally. Incredible people skills and emotional
intelligence are critical for this position. Excellent compensation,
benefit package and a future. Candidate must want more than a
job, but desire to be part of something. Please submit your resume
to professionalcor@gmail.com. All inquiries kept in the strictest
confidence.
Secretary
Established general practice
firm seeks and experienced
domestic relations secretary
familiar with litigation,
parentage and custody mat-
ters in Cook and outlying coun-
ties. Please submit your
resume to:
Box LB1120
Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
Chief Attorney - Labor
Senior Attorney - Labor
Associate Attorney - Corporate Law
& Litigation
The Chicago Transit Authority has immediate openings in its
Labor and Corporate Law & Litigation groups for various levels of
attorneys (Associate: 0-3 years; Senior: 3-7 years; Chief 7+
years) who possess integrity, initiative and the creativity to pro-
vide effective solutions to CTA issues.
Attorneys will handle caseloads of 25-75 cases, transactions, arbi-
trations, and/or proceedings (EEOC, IDHR, HRC, ILRB). Must
possess suitable temperament and disposition and strong interper-
sonal and communication skills. Must be licensed to practice in
the State of Illinois.
The Chicago Transit Authority offers a competitive salary and
excellent benefits. For more information, detailed job descriptions
and to apply online please visit: www.transitchicago.com.
The Chicago Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Patent Docket
Coordinator
Growing Chicago boutique
patent firm has an immediate
opening for an experienced for-
eign & domestic patent prose-
cution legal secretary. We are
looking for candidates with at
least three years experience
supporting patent attorneys in
all aspects of their foreign &
domestic prosecution practice.
Responsibilities include docu-
ment preparation experience,
a strong knowledge of USPTO,
PCT and Foreign IP rules and
filing processes. Candidates
must be detail oriented, have
strong organizational, written
and oral communication skill
and have the ability to resolve
issues proactively and timely.
You must be available to work
some overtime and be able to
interface with attorneys and
clients. Strong fast typing and
Microsoft Suites 2010 is a must.
Salary is commensurate with
experience and firm offers a
competitive benefit package.
E-mail resume to
famjobschicago@gmail.com.
Attorney
National general practice firm is looking to expand its talented IP
Group based in Chicago. Successful litigation is one of the key
components of our IP Group. For over 100 years, we have gone to
court to protect our clients' interests. We successfully manage
complex IP litigations. Our litigation team is well-equipped to
evaluate and assert patents, trademarks or copyrights against
potential infringers and to defend our clients against charges of
infringement. Our IP attorneys have mastered the nuances of IP
law and draw on years of experience litigating complex matters. A
Qualified lateral will have the following credentials:
More than 15 years experience litigating complex patent, trade-
mark, trade secret and unfair competition lawsuits;
Experience litigating in most courts in the US including ED Texas;
Member of the trial bar and substantial patent litigation trial expe-
rience;
Proficiency with a wide variety of technologies;
Team player, roster of long time clients and substantial portable
business.
Please apply to:
Box LB1116
Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
LEGAL ASSISTANT Workers Compensation
Mid-size River North law firm specializing in workers compensa-
tion defense needs full-time legal assistant. Individual must be
highly organized, possess strong communication skills, and MUST
type at least 75 WPM. Prior knowledge of workers compensation
preferred. Great starting salary and benefits, including group
medical insurance and 401k. Please fax resume to Lindsay at
312/321-1114 or e-mail at Lindsay.Frounfelkner@ganan-
shapiro.com.
Family Law Legal Secretaries
Upscale family law firms seek legal secretaries to assist extreme-
ly busy partners. Qualified applicants must have 2-5 years family
law experience; excellent MS Office and communication skills;
professional demeanor and a stable work history. One position is
located in the Chicago Loop and the other is located in North Sub-
urbs. Firms offer congenial work environments and above aver-
age health benefits.
Please send cover letter & resume to
Kathy Stratton:
Fax: 312-939-7731
Phone: 312-253-4012
Email: kstratton@firstassoc.com
LITIGATION ATTORNEY
Chicago based law firm with a sophisticated national practice
seeks a mid level associate. Our firm represents financial institu-
tions in federal litigation involving investment instruments, fidu-
ciary duties, ERISA, class actions, and group life, health, and dis-
ability insurance. Applicants must have exceptional research and
writing skills, and a strong interest in federal court practice. This
is a unique career opportunity to acquire expertise in a developing
area of the law. Benefits include health, 401(k), and on-site gym
facilities. Email your resume, a recent writing sample, and a
cover letter describing your skills and stating your salary require-
ments to info@svs-law.com. To learn more about our firm visit our
website at www.svs-law.com.
35 E. Wacker
River View, 1 or 2 offices in
shared suite with 11 other con-
genial attorneys. Rent
($1200/month) includes recep-
tionist (light secretarial sup-
port), clerk/messenger, large
conference room, kitchen,
extensive storage, library, cof-
fee/soda/juice, and reasonable
copying. Phone, voicemail, T-1
Internet services for small
monthly fee. Optional secre-
tarial space for additional fee.
312-546-5142.
134 N. LaSalle
Private large window office
available, rent includes inter-
net, phone, reception, conf
room, etc. Real estate and
estate planning referrals pos-
sible. $950/month. 134 N.
LaSalle. Call Mori at 312-238-
9298.
Legal Administrative
Assistant
Growing west suburban organi-
zation is seeking a Legal Admin-
istrative Assistant to support
our legal staff at our corporate
office.
Job Duties:
-Provide administrative support
including creating correspon-
dence, filing, efiling, mailings,
producing reports, calendar
management and handling
phone calls.
-Handle inquiries, issues subpoe-
nas, monitor legal expenses.
-Make travel arrangements and
prepare expense reports.
-Assist with special projects or
as needed.
Experience with litigation and
real estate law is a definite plus.
Please send cover letter and
resume to:
Box LB1126
Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
Plaintiff's Workers'
Compensation and
Personal Injury
Secretary
PARENTE & NOREM is seek-
ing an experienced plaintiff's
workers' compensation and
personal injury secretary.
Bilingual Spanish-speaking is
a plus. Excellent salary and
benefits for the right candi-
date. Forward a cover letter,
resume, and references (if
available) by email to
pb@pninjurylaw.com.
Finance Director
Chicago law firm is seeking a Finance Director. Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to:
Provide timely and accurate financial reporting, support and
consultation.
Responsible for the maintenance of accounts receivable/payable
matters.
Manage and provide leadership to Staff Accountants, Billing Spe-
cialist, and all other members of the firms finance team.
Oversee and direct reporting, budgets & forecasts.
The qualified candidate must have a demonstrated proficiency in
Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and
Access; proficiency in Elite is also a plus. CPA is a must and law
firm experience is preferred. Firm offers an upper bracket salary
and above average benefits package.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Kathy Stratton:
Fax: 312-939-7731
Phone: 312-253-4012
Email: kstratton@firstassoc.com
Patent Docket
Coordinator
Boutique Chicago based IP
firm has an immediate open-
ing for an experienced foreign
and domestic Docket Coordina-
tor with at least 3+ years of
experience. The ideal candi-
date is a working docket coor-
dinator with experience at
either a medium or large intel-
lectual property firm. You
must have Intellectual Proper-
ty (IP) docketing management
experience, and have a strong
knowledge of USPTO, PCT and
Foreign IP rules and filing
processes. Candidates must be
detail oriented, have strong
organizational, written and
oral communication skills; be
experienced in performance
management, coaching and
training and have the ability to
resolve issues proactively and
timely. This person will be
responsible for ensuring that
all domestic and international
filing laws and rules are updat-
ed and properly applied to the
docketing system.
Requirements: Qualified can-
didates should be proficient in
MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
Experience in the use of Com-
puter Packages, Inc. (CPI)
docketing software preferred.
The successful candidate will
be able to travel. Bachelors
degree (or equivalent experi-
ence/knowledge) is required.
Salary is based on years of
experience. Please send
resumes immediately for
immediate interviews. Excel-
lent loop location which is con-
veniently located near Ogilvie
and Union Station commuters.
Send resumes to
famjobschicago@gmail.com
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FDA Associate (Mid
To Senior Level)
Our Chicago-based IP boutique
client (under 20 attorneys) is
seeking a FDA associate who
has, ideally, 3-5 years of experi-
ence in food, dietary supple-
ment and OTC laws. Prior expe-
rience in the regulation of label-
ing, advertising and food safety
in either a law firm or govern-
ment agency setting is essen-
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nity to be part of a growing
FDA/regulatory practice in an IP
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White Collar
Criminal Litigation
(Mid-Level
Associate)
The growing Chicago office of
our national law firm client is
seeking a well-credentialed
mid-level white collar criminal
litigation associate with, ideally,
4-5 years of experience to join
its Litigation Department. This
attorney should have experi-
ence working primarily on inter-
nal investigation, SEC enforce-
ment and other civil litigation
matters. For more information,
please apply for Job #869
Patent Agent
(Electrical Or
Mechanical
Engineering
Degree)
Our international law firm client
seeks two new patent agents
with three years of prior experi-
ence to join their Chicago office.
Candidates must have a techni-
cal background and undergradu-
ate degree in either electrical
engineering or mechanical engi-
neering. Strong writing skills are
also desired. This competitive
salary is commensurate with
experience and qualifications.
Apply for Job #3412
Foreign Patent
Prosecution
Paralegal
Our Chicago-based IP boutique
client is looking for a new for-
eign patent prosecution parale-
gal with a minimum of three
years of prior experience.
Familiarity with country laws
and foreign/PCT filing is
required. A bachelor's degree
and paralegal certification are
highly preferred. The salary
range is $55K-$70K depending
on experience.
Apply for Job #3428
Commercial
Litigation And
Transactional
Associate (Mid To
Senior Level)
Our small, Chicago-based law
firm client (under 10 attorneys)
is seeking an associate with a
minimum of five years experi-
ence in both commercial litiga-
tion and transactional law. This
attorney should also have some
intellectual property, licensing
and distribution agreement
experience. For more informa-
tion, please
apply for Job #1041
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Intellectual Property
Paralegal
Our corporate client in the north-
ern suburbs is adding a new
intellectual property paralegal
with a minimum of three years of
prior IP experience. This person
will report to the Assistant
General Counsel and Senior
Counsel and focus primarily on
patent-related research, with
some opportunity to work with
trademarks. For more informa-
tion, please
apply for Job #3431
Office Manager
Our Will County law firm client
seeks a new office manager
with five years of prior experi-
ence. Responsibilities include,
but not limited to: staffing and
hiring, benefit administration,
PTO tracking, payroll, supply
maintenance, insurance filing,
handling firm marketing efforts,
and basic accounting/billing
tasks. For more information,
please apply for Job #3406
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Associate (Senior
Level)
Our mid-size entrepreneurial
law firm client is seeking an
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attorney who has represented
borrowers. The ideal candidate
will have at least 5 years of
experience representing bor-
rowers in complex non-
recourse mortgage financing
transactions, including mezza-
nine loans. This attorney should
have significant experience
managing clients and deals,
and aggressively negotiating on
behalf of borrowers. Any experi-
ence with distressed properties
is a plus. Apply for Job #1037
Litigation Support
Technical Analyst
Our large, multinational law firm
client is seeking a a litigation
support technical analyst to join
their downtown Chicago office.
This person will serve as a liai-
son between the Information
Services department and the
Litigation Support team by
resolving technical issues per-
taining to litigation support tech-
nology to ensure that all applica-
tions are performing as expect-
ed. For more information,
please apply for Job #3430
Real Estate (Retail
Leasing) Senior
Associate
Our small law firm client is seek-
ing a senior real estate associ-
ate with at least 5 years of retail
leasing experience, primarily
representing landlords/owners.
The firm's clients include nation-
al and regional development
companies, institutional proper-
ty owners, and buyers and sell-
ers of all types of real estate.
The realistic annual billables
are 2,000. This is a great oppor-
tunity to be an integral part of a
sophisticated, national real
estate practice in a small, colle-
gial work environment.
Apply for Job #981
Patent Agent
(Mechanical
Engineering)
Our national law firm client
seeks a new patent agent with
three years of prior experience
to join their Chicago office.
Candidates must have a techni-
cal background and undergrad-
uate degree in mechanical engi-
neering. Strong writing skills are
also desired. This competitive
salary is commensurate with
experience and qualifications.
Apply for Job #3429
Technical Advisor
(Electrical
Engineering)
Our IP boutique client seeks a
technical advisor with 1-3 years
of experience to join their loop
office. Candidates must have a
technical background in electri-
cal engineering, electronics,
computer engineering or
physics. An advanced technical
degree is strongly preferred, but
not required. Primary responsi-
bilities include application
preparation and prosecution,
inferences, opinions, and client
counseling. Candidates must
be registered to the USPTO.
The salary is commensurate
with experience.
Apply for Job #3434
Law/Docket Clerks 1150
Positions Available 1155
Corporate
Transactional
Senior Associate
/Junior Partner
Our entrepreneurial, mid-size
law firm client (under 60 attor-
neys) is seeking a senior asso-
ciate or junior partner with, ide-
ally, 7-11 years of corporate
transactional experience to
work with its middle-market and
several large multi-billion dollar
family-owned business clients.
Portable business is not
rquired. This attorney will han-
dle broad general corporate
matters ranging from mergers &
acquisitions to day-to-day busi-
ness law counseling, often act-
ing as outside General Counsel.
For more information, please
apply for Job #259
Paralegals 1100
Positions Available 1110
Employee Benefits
Associate (Junior
To Mid-Level)
The employee benefits practice
group of the Chicago office
(under 40 attorneys) of our
national law firm client is seek-
ing an associate who has, ideal-
ly, 2-6 years of employee bene-
fits experience. This practice
includes handling pension and
welfare plans on behalf of indi-
viduals and classes of plan par-
ticipants; qualified and nonqual-
ified retirement, welfare and
fringe benefit plan design and
administration; health benefit
compliance (HIPAA, retiree
medical issues, services agree-
ments) issues; and the employ-
ee benefits aspects of corporate
mergers, acquisitions and
restructurings. This is the per-
fect opportunity for an associate
who wants to be part of a small,
close-knit and collegial practice
group. Apply for Job #878
Commercial
Finance (Senior
Associate/Income
Partner)
The Chicago office of our
national law firm is seeking a
senior associate/junior partner
with at least 7 years of commer-
cial finance experience and
either some portable business
or the ability to develop and
grow business. Transactional
experience, including mezza-
nine and subordinated lending,
real estate finance and hedge
funds, is ideal. This is a great
opportunity to be part of a grow-
ing, smaller office's well-
respected finance practice.
Apply for Job #1046
Real Estate
Development And
Finance (Counsel
Or Junior Partner)
Our small, entrepreneurial law
firm client (under 20 attorneys) is
seeking an of counsel or junior
partner candidate with at least
10 years of broad based devel-
opment and financing experi-
ence, with specific experience in
structuring development and sta-
bilized product joint ventures;
conventional and non-conven-
tional mortgage financings,
including mezzanine borrowings
and financing, and preferred
equity investment transactions;
acquisition, entitlement, con-
struction, leasing, build-to-suit,
sale, condominium and related
development matters. This attor-
ney must have relevant experi-
ence representing developers or
lenders. No portable business is
required. Apply for Job #1054
Paralegals 1100
Positions Available 1110
Trusts & Estates
Paralegal
Our international law firm client
is looking for a new trusts and
estates paralegal with a mini-
mum of three years of experi-
ence to join their office in down-
town Chicago. This person will
provide assistance to attorneys
in all aspects of trusts and
estates in probate. Candidates
must be able to prepare federal
and state estate and gift tax
returns. For more information,
please apply for Job #3423
Executive Assistant
Our in-house client, an enter-
tainment company located in
downtown Chicago, seeks a
new executive assistant with
roughly 5 years of prior experi-
ence. For more information,
please apply for Job #3427
Patent/Trademark
Docket Clerk
Our Chicago-based law firm
client seeks a new patent/trade-
mark docket clerk with 3 or
more years of expeience. For
more information, please
Apply for Job #3425
Patent Associate
(Mid To Senior
Level)
Our small, entrepreneurial IP
boutique client (under 15 attor-
neys) seeks a patent attorney
with at least five years of expe-
rience. Recent practice must
include patent litigation, patent
prosecution, freedom to operate
and licensing. This is a great
opportunity to join a small, well-
respected intellectual property
practice. Apply for Job #1052
Finance Associate
(Mid-Level)
The Chicago office of our
national law firm client is seek-
ing a well-credentialed associ-
ate with, ideally, 4-5 years of
acquisition structured financing,
agented syndicated secured
financings, intercreditor and
subordination agreements (i.e.
commercial paper conduits),
and Article 9 of the UCC experi-
ence. TFor more information,
please Apply for Job #909
Help WantedGeneral 1300
Positions Available 1310
Conflicts & Intake
Supervisor
Our multinational law firm client
seeks a Conflicts & Intake
Supervisor to join their loop
office. This person will report to
the Records Manager and
assist with the ongoing commu-
nication between the firm and
its personnel. Responsibilities
include: staff supervision, han-
dling intake requests and matter
descriptions, updating rules and
procedures within the depart-
ment, reviewing information for
conflict searches, keeping
records on the status of depart-
ment projects, and other tasks
as assigned. Candidates must
have an undergraduate degree
and some prior supervisory
experience in a conflicts/intake
position, ideally at a large law
firm. For more information,
please apply for Job #3435
Tax Associate (Mid-
Level)
The growing tax practice of our
law firm client is seeking a tax
associate with excellent writing
skills who has, ideally, three
years of state and federal tax
transactional and some contro-
versy experience. Candidates
from law firms or one of the "big
4" accounting firms will be con-
sidered. The work includes rep-
resenting public and privately
held companies in multistate
unclaimed property audits,
sales and use taxes, corporate
income and franchise taxes,
gross receipts and business
privilege taxes, litigation, volun-
tary disclosure and transaction-
al matters.This is a great oppor-
tunity to develop a specialized
tax expertise and be mentored
by a nationally recognized lead-
ing lawyer in the tax area.
Apply for Job #897
Alternative Career -
Legal Recruiter
Chicago Legal Search, Ltd.,
one of Chicago's oldest and
largest legal recruiting and con-
sulting firms founded in 1988,
seeks a dynamic, entrepreneur-
ial and motivated attorney, who
has practiced law for "at least
one year after graduating from
law school", to join our growing
company as our newest legal
recruiter. You must have a J.D.
and, ideally, prior recruiting,
sales or marketing experience.
Compensation package: $50k-
$65k draw, plus commissions,
so total compensation can be in
the $100k+ range. We offer
lifestyle hours (no
weekends/travel), a collegial
and casual work environment,
and an opportunity for terrific
earning potential (paid draw is
deducted from commissions).
Individuals with outstanding
interpersonal, networking and
organizational skills are encour-
aged to email their resume, in
strict confidence, to Gary A.
D'Alessio, Esq., President, at
g d a l e s s i o @c h i c a g o l e -
galsearch.com.
Apply for Job #461
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CORNER
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Consultants predict more firms to merge in 2013
By Jerry Crimmins
Law Bulletin staff writer
This year will feature increasing consolidation among law firms through mergers, more client pressure on rates and more competition for law firms from nontraditional sources such as off-
shore legal providers.
These are among the predictions of four experts on law firms. The consultants also foresee:
*High-rate legal practices will fare better than low-rate practices in client acceptance of raised rates;
*Business will get better this year for lawyers in federal regulatory areas and in tax work.
One consultant, Joel F. Henning of Joel Henning & Associates, said he predicted a potential good year for law firms.
"My current thinking," Henning said, "is that if Congress doesn't bumble too much on the debt ceiling and coming to terms with a responsible set of government cost cuts, we will see the best
business year since 2005-06, and law firm business should benefit."
Kent M. Zimmermann, a consultant with the Zeughauser Group; Joseph B. Altonji, principal of LawVision Group; and Ward Bower, principal of Altman Weil Inc. also offered their predic-
tions.
Zimmermann said pressure on rates will get tougher for lawyers in lower-rate practice areas in 2013 and this trend may accelerate.
"There is a smaller supply of attorneys who perform with strength in the highest rate practice areas," Zimmermann said. So "that keeps prices for that work high."
A study last year by TyMetrix Legal Analytics and the Corporate Executive Board found that partners who charge $800 an hour or more were able to raise their rates at three times the pace of
lawyers who charge lower rates, Zimmermann said.
Craig N. Raeburn Jr., managing director of TyMetrix, said three high-rate law practices in Chicago are corporate and general business; finance, securities, banking and investments; and merg-
er, acquisition and divestiture.
Insurance litigation is an example of a low-rate legal practice, Raeburn said.
Altonji said there will be "overall limited growth in hours for most firms" in 2013.
"Growth will continue to require market share acquisition," Altonji said, "either by winning new clients, lateral hires or occasional mergers."
In 2012, on average, business for law firms looked flat, Altonji said.
"But only a few firms are 'average,'" Altonji said. "Some are having great years, year over year, while others have had several bad years in a row with little sign of improvement."
In addition to tax lawyers and lawyers who deal with federal regulations, Altonji also said trusts and estates lawyers "will remain busy" due to new tax rates on estates.
Bower said the deal reached at year-end by Congress and President Obama "will introduce more certainty to the business climate and thereby lead to investment and hiring by business. But
we still have to deal with debt and spending issues at a federal level, which could impact businesses and thereby law firms. It ain't over."
If Congress can eventually solve the budget impasse, Bower said, "it could create a surge of deals and investment and law firms will benefit."
He said he foresees "continuing consolidation" of law firms, "and the pace of big mergers and cross borders could pick up."
He said "nine of the 60 or so mergers in 2012 were cross border."
Henning and Zimmermann also predicted more consolidation.
Regarding fees, Henning said clients "will become even more aggressive about resisting 'automatic' fee increases."
Corporate counsel will refuse across the board increases, he said.
Some clients, Henning said, "will allow only carefully pinpointed increases for lawyers who are clearly providing added value."
A trend that will accelerate this year, Zimmermann said, is that law firms will continue to try to lower the cost of legal services by using "career associates who make far less than partner
track attorneys," as well as using "outside contract attorneys and attorneys who work for legal process outsourcers," known as LPOs.
"If you are running a large firm," Zimmermann said, "why pay an associate $160,000 plus benefits and other overhead when you can get the same work done for half the cost and at better
quality from an LPO?"
LPOs use "attorneys in low-cost locations in the U.S. and offshore," Zimmermann said. "The vast majority of large firms" are using "LPOs at their clients' insistence."
Henning said traditional law firms will encounter growing competition from LPOs that now offer "broader and more sophisticated services."
Competition will also come from "alternative-type law firms such as Axiom," he said. Axiom says most of its attorneys work onsite with clients, so their offices vary with each engagement.
Reprinted from December 27, 2012 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | @CDLB
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Illinois Paralegal Association

ILLINOIS PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION
Post Office Box 452 New Lenox IL 60451-0452 815/462-4620 Fax 815/462-4696
2013 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
REGULAR membership is open to any person who is: (1) an Illinois resident employed as a paralegal on a full-time basis in the State of Illinois; or (2) a
non-Illinois resident employed as a paralegal on a full-time basis in the State of Illinois; or (3) an Illinois resident employed as a paralegal on a full-time basis in
any State contiguous to Illinois. Regular Membership is $65.00
STUDENT membership is open to (1) any Illinois resident who is enrolled in a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited institution in pursuit of a
certificate or degree and is not working as a paralegal; or (2) to any non-Illinois resident residing in a state contiguous to Illinois, and who is also enrolled in a
formal course of paralegal study from an accredited institution in Illinois in pursuit of a certificate or degree and is not working as a paralegal. Student
Membership is $40.00 (Please list name of School)_____________________________________________________________________________________
ASSOCIATE membership is open to (1) any person employed as a paralegal on a part-time basis in the State of Illinois; or (2) any person formerly
employed as a paralegal; or (3) any graduate of a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited institution who is seeking a paralegal position. Associate
Membership is $55.00
SUSTAINING membership is open to any person, law firm, business, educational institution or other organization interested in furthering the purposes of
the Association. Sustaining Membership is $95.00

Definition: A paralegal is a person qualified through education, training, or work experience to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and that
is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by an attorney. This person is retained/employed by an attorney, law office, governmental agency, or other entity under the
supervisory authority of an attorney; or is authorized by governmental administrative agency or statutory or court authority to perform this work.

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I hereby certify that I meet the criteria of the membership class and the definition of a paralegal. I affirm that I am not a disbarred or suspended attorney, and
that I have not been found to have engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. Further, I understand that once approved as a member of IPA, I am subject to
all of the provisions contained in the IPAs Illinois Code of Paralegal Ethics.

Signature __________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________________________________

Dues are assessed on a calendar year basis. Membership of those joining after November 1 shall extend through the end of the next calendar year. IPA is a 501(c)(6)
tax-exempt organization. Contributions or gifts to IPA are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Dues payments may be deductible
as a business expense. Illinois Paralegal Association members are also members of NFPA; a portion of your dues is forwarded to NFPA on your behalf.


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JANUARY
By: Caren Mansfield, a
member of the Illinois
Paralegal Association
I have decided that I
really like working a
three day work week.
The holidays really
spoiled me this year.
Now I have to get over
it. The good thing is, it
was light when I left
work last night. So
whats my point. The
point is, Happy New
Year. I know you know
its the New Year. This
is just a reminder that it
is time for a fresh start.
As in any profession
a paralegal will have
highs and lows in the
career. Working as a
paralegal for many
years I have seen times
when I hated my job
(those were the lows)
and the time when I
cannot wait to get to
work because I like
what I do (yep, those
are the highs). Now is
the time to put a new
spin on being a parale-
gal. Even if you have
worked for many years
as a paralegal as I have,
it is time to look with
new eyes at the job.
So how do you start?
In my case I have been
noticing lately that as I
am preparing assign-
ments I am thinking of
what could have been
done early on to make
the assignment easier.
So this means taking
notes as you work and
creating your own
checklists and forms. I
have noticed that in
almost every case there
are certain documents I
use. So, I made a note
that from now on, I will
make sure those docu-
ments are in hand, in
the file and scanned so
they are at my finger-
tips. This is not the
time to re-invent the
wheel. Just take a look
at forms and checklists
you have been using
and, if needed, update
them.
Do not skimp
on your reading time.
Keep up to date with
the paralegal profes-
sion and the law by
reading bar journals
and other professional
p u b l i c a t i o n s .
Remember, that blogs
and list serves are won-
derful tools but not
always substantive ways
to stay current.
Clean off your desk
and update your office.
It is time to move the
boxes around, put away
the ones you can, dust
and clean. It is amaz-
ing how a little cleaning
can really make a dif-
ference.
Update your person-
al profile on LinkedIn.
Use this professional
tool. While some con-
sider LinkedIn another
job search method, I
consider it part of
building a professional
profile. Keep up with
other professionals.
Add information about
your professional activ-
ities. My personal proj-
ect is to put up a pro-
fessional picture.
These are just a few
simple ways to update
your career without
changing jobs or doing
anything terribly dra-
matic. Have fun.
For information
about the Illinois
Paralegal Association
contact Yvonne at 815-
462-4620 or at
www. i paonl i ne. org.
Contact Caren
Mansfield at cmbaker-
law@aol.com.
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