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Volume 12, No. 30 A Special Supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Week of July 26-30, 2010
Attorney Positions — Law Firms, Government, Corporate, Non-Profit
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Attorney Public Benefits Paralegal


Legal Assistant
Prestigious matrimonial firm seeks attorney with FT
5+ years experience. Full or part time
considered. Salary commensurate with ability. River North worker's compensation firm seeks
COOK COUNTY PUBLIC GUARDIAN - legal assistant for all aspects of assisting with
Inquiries strictly confidential.
Ability to apply for public benefits, private health petitioner's worker's compensation claims.
ins & process appeals. Possess post Career position for right person. Willing to train
Box LB40
baccalaureate, ABA approved paralegal cert but salary based on experience. Full Benefits.
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and knowledge of state and federal benefit Bi-lingual a plus. Fax resume and salary
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
programs. Email resume & cover letter: requirements to 312-376-0588.
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
opg.resume@cookcountyil.gov

Litigation Attorney LITIGATION Litigation Paralegal PARALEGAL Floater Legal Litigation


Well known Plaintiff’s firm ASSOCIATE Chicago practice has an im- Law Firm seeks paralegal Secretary Secretary
has an immediate opening for mediate opening for an experi- with 3 years experience. Must
an additional attorney with a Established loop firm seeks an enced family law litigation be proficient in Microsoft Chicago law firm is looking to Loop law firm has immediate
MINIMUM of 9 years experi- associate with 4 - 6 years of paralegal. The successful can- Word, Word Perfect. Litigation add an experienced legal sec- opening for litigation secre-
ence including actual jury ex- real estate litigation experi- didate will have a minimum of experience required. Work en- retary to their floater secre- tary with experience in civil
perience for preparation and ence. Familiarity with me- 3 to 5 years experience and vironment encourages multi- tarial staff. You need to have and commercial litigation.
trial of substantial plaintiff chanic’s liens, title insurance trial preparation. Maintaining tasking, efficiency, organiza- at least 2+ years experience Candidate must have 5+
medical malpractice cases as and foreclosure a plus. Strong complex paper and computer tion, reliability and versatile preparing litigation and corpo- years experience, be profi-
well as experience in birth in- writing, communication and file records is essential to be- with great client management rate documents. You will be cient in Microsoft Office, well
jury litigation. Position offers analytical skills required. Ex- ing successful in the position. skills. Excellent Benefits. assisting busy attorneys with versed in court filings and pro-
an attractive compensation cellent benefits, including E-filing experience is highly document production and cedures (e-filing highly rec-
package with unlimited
growth potential. All respons-
health and disability insur-
ance and 401(k). Interested
preferred. Salary is commen-
surate with experience and
Box LB37 managing their calendars.
Strong communication skills
ommended), have strong or-
ganization skills, be detail ori-
es will be held in confidence. candidates please provide re- firm offers a competitive ben- Law Bulletin are needed for client liaison ented, have the ability to
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Those applicants who possess sume and cover letter with efit package E-mail resume to E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com work. Heavy editing skills are handle a heavy workload and
the requisite qualifications salary requirements. fmc420@aol.com needed for assisting in final be a team player.
should send resume, referenc- draft preparation of docu-
es and salary requirements to Box LB36
Law Bulletin PARALEGAL Public Benefits ments. Salary is commensu-
rate with experience and firm
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415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com SW Loop Law firm specializ-
Paralegal FT offers a competitive benefit
package E-mail resume to
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 ing in design and construction fmc420@aol.com.
COOK COUNTY PUBLIC
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com litigation seeks an experi- GUARDIAN - Ability to apply
ATTORNEY - enced paralegal (5-7 years) to
assist in all aspects of discov-
for public benefits, private
Patent Secretary Legal Assistant
health ins & process appeals.
ASSOCIATE CORPORATE ery and trial preparation.
Great opportunity to contrib-
Possess post baccalaureate,
Prestigious patent firm has an
River North worker’s compen-
ABA approved paralegal cert sation firm seeks legal assis-
LITIGATION Well-established, mid-size AV- ute to a dynamic team. Re-
sponsibilities include case
and knowledge of state and immediate opening available
for an experienced patent sec-
tant for all aspects of assisting
rated law firm seeks associate federal benefit programs. with petitioner’s worker’s
ATTORNEY attorney with 3-4 years’ sub- management, document re-
view, factual investigation
Email resume & cover letter: retary to work for several
busy partners. The successful
compensation claims. Career
stantial experience in corpo- opg.resume@cookcountyil.gov position for right person. Will-
North Suburban office of a rate and real estate transac- and management of electronic candidate must have 3 + ing to train but salary based
Chicago law firm has an im- tions. Strong writing skills and discovery. Full-time position years of patent prosecution on experience. Full Benefits.
mediate opening for a one- to excellent academic creden- with benefit pkg and competi- experience with some foreign Bi-lingual a plus. Fax resume
four-year associate with civil tials necessary. Competitive tive salary. Fax resume to: exposure. These attorneys and salary requirements to
litigation experience, medical salary and benefits. Conve- Controller 312-641-3701 would also prefer some patent 312-376-0588.
malpractice experience a nient downtown Chicago loca- litigation experience. You
plus. Applicants must have ex- tion. Collegial atmosphere and must be detail oriented and
perience analyzing records, reasonable billing hours ex- have good interpersonal com-
preparing and presenting sub- pected. Please send resume munication skills. You must
stantive motions, taking and and writing samples to: be proficient with Microsoft
defending depositions, and Office Suites including Word &
Excel and have strong proof-
preparing cases for trial. Ex-
cellent communication skills
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required. Send resumes to Law Bulletin commensurate with experi-
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E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com itive benefit package. E-mail
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Associate
Healthcare
Foreclosure/Real Litigation Attorney
Estate/Banking
Attorney
Growing mid-sized Loop firm
seeks litigation assoc. with 1-3
years exp in civil litigation
with emphasis on nursing
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By John Flynn Rooney
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Nearly 25 percent of law school graduates from the Class of 2009 reported that they landed temporary jobs,
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Graduates of the 2009 class for whom employment status was known reported an overall employment rate
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Illinois Paralegal Association


LEARNING TO BE LIKE help a person understand hemming and hawing too patronizing way or speak- friendly will help ease a Illinois Paralegal
SNOOPY the point of the conversa- much like Linus or per- ing down to the person. I conversation or meeting Association and paralegals
tion. Understanding haps Charlie Brown. mean by taking some time along. Being empathic can visit the IPA website at
BY: Caren Mansfield, a comes not by being a Lucy Working with people of and learning how to best help when asking hard www.ipaonline.org or con-
member of the Illinois and pounding the informa- from all different back- communicate with this questions. When appro- tact the IPA by telephone
Paralegal Association tion into the individual’s grounds and interests person. It is a give and priate, end your conversa- at 815-462-4620. Contact
head or yelling without lis- requires a paralegal to be take so a paralegal should tion by asking if there is Caren Mansfield at
I was reminded of a tening. Don’t lose the per- able to think on his or her ask questions too when anything else the person cmbakerlaw@aol.com.
valuable lesson today. son by being a Schroeder feet and to be able to ana- communicating. needs to know. Be a
Now, I have been a parale- and putting the person to lyze moments after meet- Is communicating rock- Snoopy and learn to com-
gal for quite a few years. sleep. Keep the person’s ing someone how to speak et science? No. Paralegals municate so people under-
Actually, I must have only attention by knowing what with them. Now I don’t know that communicating stand.
been 13 when I first you speak about and not mean speaking in a is a skill. Being open and To learn more about the
became a paralegal in
order for me to have been
in the profession this long
and still be only 29. But I 2010 IPA SUMMER SPECTACULAR BOAT CRUISE
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sion, paralegals speak
every day with lawyers, Arrive at the Ogden slip (a map of the Ogden slip can be found on the IPA website), or take a water
clerks, court reporters, taxi from either of two locations: 200 S. Wacker Dr. or 401 N. Michigan Ave. Either water taxi will take
police, agency profession- you directly to the Ogden slip. Half-price ($3.00) water taxi tickets will be emailed to all registrants prior to
als, accountants, and other the boat cruise. Disembarking will be at the Sears Tower Dock. There will be no disembarking at the
individuals, many of whom Ogden slip. If you park at Navy Pier, you will need to disembark at the Sears Tower and take your own
have some idea what we taxi back to Navy Pier.
are saying. But the gener-
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has never heard of inter- at 5:45 p.m. The two hour cruise on Lake Michigan will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.
rogatories or production
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judicata. Shoot, every so deck only.
often I am asked if I am a
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with an individual outside you are paying*:
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capacity, whether as a 1. __________________________
client or not, is that the City/State/Zip: ___________________________________
person might not speak the 2. __________________________
paralegal language. Telephone: ______________________________________
Perhaps we could look at 3. __________________________
this subject in a Charlie Email: __________________________________________
Brown kinda of way. (email address required for confirmation and 4. __________________________
As a communicator you ½ price water taxi ticket)
don’t want to be a Lucy. 5. __________________________
Didn’t Lucy always yell? Payment:
Wasn’t she a little brusque ‰ A check, payable to the Illinois Paralegal Association,
and short with everyone, is enclosed.
especially Charlie Brown?
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all. Cultured, refined and Credit Card reservations may be faxed to 815/462-4696.
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municator. You always Billing Address: __________________________________
knew what Snoopy was Reservation deadline: July 26
feeling and doing even if Expiration Date: ________________ Security Code: _____
there was no caption. Mail to: Illinois Paralegal Assoc.
Well, maybe my recollec- Signature: _______________________________________ P.O. Box 452
tion of the cartoon strip is New Lenox, IL 60451-0452
a little fuzzy now. But you You can also register online at www.ipaonline.org
get my point.
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