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Volume 12, No. 32 A Special Supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Week of Aug. 9-13, 2010
Attorney Positions — Law Firms, Government, Corporate, Non-Profit
Staff Positions — Paralegals, Legal Secretaries, Law Clerks, Word Processors,
Mail Room Staff, Receptionists and much more!
ATTORNEY PARALEGAL LEGAL SECRETARY
Position of the Week Position of the Week Position of the Week

MATRIMONIAL AND PARALEGAL


Part-Time Legal Secretary
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice Firm seeks
experienced paralegal with a minimum of 5 Northbrook law firm seeks part-time legal
Chicago and Lake Forest offices of prestigious years significant trial experience, including but secretary with real estate law experience. The
AV rated firm, practicing exclusively in not limited to experience with trial director and applicant's duties will include assisting with real
matrimonial and family law, seeks associates power point. Candidate must be proficient in estate purchases and sales, title insurance
with minimum of 3 years experience in litigation and case management software, work, processing of legal documents and
litigation; domestic relations preferred. Inquires transcription of medical terminology, medical general office duties. The applicant must be a
strictly confidential. Please forward cover letter, record organization, deposition scheduling, self-starter and highly organized, have excellent
resume and writing sample to: discovery and related materials. This position computer skills and possess a strong work
requires excellent organizational skills. Send ethic and be reliable.
careers@bergerschatz.com resume, references and salary requirements to
Fax: 312 782 8463 Working hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and
www.bergerschatz.com Box LB50 Friday 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
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415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 Please email resume to
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com Grace@weissbenjamin.com

Bankruptcy ATTENTION: Litigation Paralegal Paralegal Litigation Patent Secretary


Attorney ATTORNEYS Chicago practice has an im-
Medium sized real estate de-
veloper and home builder
Secretary Prestigious patent firm has an
immediate opening available
Entry Level Consumer Bank-
ruptcy Attorney position avail-
WITH TRIAL mediate opening for an experi-
enced family law litigation
seeks paralegal to handle mi-
nor legal matters such as clos-
Up to $70K for an experienced patent sec-
retary to work for several
able at 111th/Western in Bev-
erly (20 minutes South of the
EXPERIENCE paralegal. The successful can-
didate will have a minimum of
ings, corporate filings & reso-
lutions, and some secretarial
(Downtown) busy partners. The successful
candidate must have 3 +
Loop) Small firm seeks attorney 3 to 5 years experience and functions. Position is located Named partner in an upscale years of patent prosecution
with 3-5 years or more actual trial preparation. Maintaining in the northern suburbs and law firm is seeking a profes- experience with some foreign
Position is in a high volume trial experience in cases in- complex paper and computer salary range is $45,000 - sional Litigation Secretary exposure. These attorneys
consumer bankruptcy firm. volving securities or employ- file records is essential to be- $50,000. Email resumes to with 5 - 10 years experience would also prefer some patent
Duties include doing initial ing successful in the position.
consultations with potential ment matters. Applicants NSRealEstateDevelop@gmail.com and EXCELLENT communi- litigation experience. You
must have actual trial experi- E-filing experience is highly EEO (M/F/V/H) e-Verify Employ- cation skills to assist with the must be detail oriented and
bankruptcy clients, and then ence in these areas. Salary preferred. Salary is commen- er following: have good interpersonal com-
preparing cases and filing and case responsibility will be surate with experience and munication skills. You must
them. commensurate with experi- firm offers a competitive ben- * travel arrangements
be proficient with Microsoft
Required: Ability to handle
deadlines; client oriented per-
ence. Please submit your re-
sume to:
efit package E-mail resume to
fmc420@aol.com
LITIGATION * creating and composing cor-
respondence
Office Suites including Word &
Excel and have strong proof-
sonality; have a vehicle; pro- PARALEGAL * e-filing for state, federal, ing and typing skills. Salary is
active attitude; self-starter; Box LB48 and appellate courts commensurate with experi-
very organized; ability to mul-
ti-task; Must be licensed in Il- Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654
PARALEGAL Mid size law firm seeks litiga-
tion paralegal with a mini- * client communications; han-
ence and firm offers a compet-
itive benefit package. E-mail
linois (please do not apply if E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com mum of 3 years experience in dling "sticky" situations pa- resume to fmc420@aol.com
you are awaiting license/bar SW Loop Law firm specializ- tiently and tactfully
ing in design and construction commercial or insurance cov-
exam results) erage litigation. Applicant Qualified candidates will be
litigation seeks an experi-
Preferred: successful sales enced paralegal (5-7 years) to must be highly organized, de- professional, with a stable
experience; 3.0 GPA ATTENTION: assist in all aspects of discov- tail orientated and able to
work independently and with a
work history. Corporate expe-
rience is a plus. Must type
Part-Time Legal
ery and trial preparation.
Please apply via email with
resume and cover letter, and ATTORNEYS Great opportunity to contrib- team. Experience in large
document management is a
70+ WPM, be proficient with
Microsoft Office Suite and be
Secretary
include any sale experience ute to a dynamic team. Re-
even if non-legal. Also please WITH TRIAL sponsibilities include case
management, document re-
must. Some travel is required.
Email resumes to:
willing to work overtime. Northbrook law firm seeks
part-time legal secretary with
include your college and law Immediate Hire - Only Quali-
school GPA for consideration. EXPERIENCE view, factual investigation
and management of electronic
resume@fisherkanaris.com.
fied Applicants Will Be Con- real estate law experience.
The applicant’s duties will in-
Email resumes to tacted
Mmiller@robertjsemrad.com Small firm seeks attorney discovery. Full-time position clude assisting with real es-
with 3-5 years or more actual with benefit pkg and competi- E-mail resume in Microsoft Word tate purchases & sales, title
trial experience in cases in- tive salary. Fax resume to: to: kstratton@firstassoc.com insurance work, processing of
Controller 312-641-3701 legal documents & general of-
Paralegal volving securities or employ-
ment matters. Applicants
Floater Legal
fice duties. The applicant
must be a self-starter & highly
must have actual trial experi-
Plaintiff’s Medical Malprac- organized, have excellent
tice Firm seeks experienced
ence in these areas. Salary
and case responsibility will be PARALEGAL Secretary computer skills & possess a
paralegal with a minimum of commensurate with experi- strong work ethic & be reli-
5 years significant trial expe- ence. Please submit your re- Law Firm seeks paralegal Chicago law firm is looking to able. Working hours: Tue.,
rience, including but not limit- sume to: with 3 years experience. Must add an experienced legal sec- Wed. & Fri. 8:30 A.M. - 5:30
ed to experience with trial di- be proficient in Microsoft retary to their floater secre- P.M. Email resume to
rector and power point. Candi- Word, Word Perfect. Litigation tarial staff. You need to have Grace@weissbenjamin.com
date must be proficient in Box LB44 experience required. Work en- at least 2+ years experience
litigation and case manage- Law Bulletin vironment encourages multi- preparing litigation and corpo-
ment software, transcription 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 tasking, efficiency, organiza- rate documents. You will be
E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com
of medical terminology, medi-
cal record organization, depo-
tion, reliability and versatile
with great client management
assisting busy attorneys with
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Strong communication skills River North worker’s compen-
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312-376-0588.
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Illinois Paralegal Association


Getting the Right Things my calendar for each day assumptions: topic. This article gives you ©2010 Vicki Voisin, Inc. tinuing education to help
Done When Your World Is when nothing’s planned. This You have written goals and the simplest system for man- Vicki Voisin, “The paralegals and others reach
Crazy Busy time is used for whatever objectives AND are deter- aging your time: write it down Paralegal Mentor”, delivers their full potential. She pub-
comes up and, if nothing mined to achieve them. and do the things you’ve writ- simple strategies for parale- lishes a weekly ezine titled
By Vicki Voisin, ACP comes up, I choose whether You understand that per- ten down. Everything else is gals and other professionals Paralegal Strategies and co-
to do something else from my fection and procrastination just noise that clutters your to create success and satisfac- hosts The Paralegal Voice, a
It’s no secret that we live list, take a long walk, write an may derail your ‘To Do’ list brain. tion by achieving goals and monthly podcast produced by
in a crazy busy world. No mat- article or, if I’m really ambi- and you avoid them as much Your challenge is simple: determining the direction Legal Talk Network. More
ter how much you do, your tious, make a really nice din- as possible Try the 5 steps above. As writ- they will take their careers. information is available at
“to do” list is still a mile long ner for The Don. . .whatever You delegate anything that ten. Give it three weeks and Vicki spotlights resources, www. paralegalmentor.com.
and you always run out of day I’m inspired to do. isn’t in your best interest. see how much more you’re organizational tips, ethics
before you run out of list. The above makes three Time Management is a hot getting done every day. issues, and other areas of con-
You’re forever scrambling
just trying to just keep up. It’s
probably safe to say that
you’ve probably given up on
staying ahead. ILLINOIS PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION
And that’s just at
work...add your personal and
Post Office Box 452 z New Lenox IL 60451-0452 z 815/462-4620 z Fax 815/462-4696
social obligations and it’s no
wonder you’d like to just hide
2010 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
under the covers some morn- † 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
ings and skip the rat race. 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
So how do you get things a paralegal on a full-time basis in any State contiguous to Illinois. Regular Membership is $65.00
done? And not just any old †STUDENT membership is open to (1) any Illinois resident who is enrolled in a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited
“things” but the right things? 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
First, clear your mental 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
desk. Take 10-15 minutes and degree and is not working as a paralegal. Student Membership is $40.00 (Please list name of School)________________________________
write down everything that
you need to do. This is every- † 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
thing that pops into your 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
head, from the trial brief to
your friend’s baby gift to your † SUSTAINING membership is open to any person, law firm, business, educational institution or other organization interested in furthering
mother-in-law’s birthday card the purposes of the Association. Sustaining Membership is $95.00
to getting a plumber in to fix
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
that leak. These are just 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
examples — you get the idea. authority of an attorney; or is authorized by governmental administrative agency or statutory or court authority to perform this work.
Second, grab a blank piece
of paper or spiral notebook. First Name ______________________________ Middle Initial _______________ Last _______________________________________
Pick 7 important things from
your “everything” list. Write Employer __________________________________________________ Home Address ________________________________________
them down...and actually
write them, don’t type them. Work Street Address _________________________________________ Home City, State, Zip ___________________________________
Third, do those 7 things in
the order you listed. When Work City, State, Zip _________________________________________ Home Telephone # _____________________________________
you finish with one, move on
to the next, and then the next,
Work Telephone # ___________________________________________ E-mail Address _________________________________
working through all 7 one by
one.
Fourth, do the same thing
ADDRESS INFORMATION
tomorrow. And the day after Business Residence † New † Renewal
and the day after that. If you For mailings † †
don’t finish something today, † I have at least five years of paralegal experience.
For online membership listing † † † The board of directors occasionally approves the release of IPA’s mailing
it can be moved to tomor-
(If you wish to be listed online, ONE box must be checked) list to outside vendors. NFPA also releases the mailing list to outside vendors.
row’s list if you still think it’s Please indicate if you would like your name withheld from such distributions.
important. If its importance I want to receive/view the In the Mail Via Email
has changed, forget it. Just Association Publications † †
because it’s on the list one day
AREAS OF PRACTICE SPECIALIZATION (check applicable areas)
doesn’t guarantee it a place
on tomorrow’s list. † Bankruptcy † Estates and Trusts † Immigration † Litigation † Workers Comp
Fifth, use a timer. Once † Commercial Finance† Family † Information Technology † Medical Malpractice † Other ____________
you get this approach down † Corporate † Freelance † Insurance † Real Estate † Other ____________
pat, add a timer to your rou- † Employee Benefits † General † Intellectual Property † Securities † Other ____________
tine. For example, this † Environmental † Health † Labor/Employment † Tax † Other ____________
newsletter is always on my 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
“To Do” list so that it gets 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
done in parts and doesn’t end contained in the IPA’s Illinois Code of Paralegal Ethics.
up being an all day project. I
Signature _____________________________________________________ Date ___________________________________________________________
allow 30 minutes for each
part. So when “write newslet- 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
ter” shows up on my list each 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.
day, I set my timer for 30 min- Illinois Paralegal Association members are also members of NFPA; a portion of your dues is forwarded to NFPA on your behalf.
utes and work on it for that
chunk of time. This keeps me
totally focused and I often get Mail a check or money order to the Post Office box. Or, for credit card payment, complete portion below and, fax your application to 815/462-4696.
the newsletter done in less † Visa † MasterCard † Discover † American Express
time. Name on Card _______________________________ Billing Address, City, State, Zip________________________________________________________
One more thing: to tame
the always present email, I Card Number ________________________________________________________________ Expiration ____________ Security Code _______________
check it at set times each day
Signature ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
or between tasks (from
above) if I’m expecting some-
thing important. REFERRED BY: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I also ‘book’ an hour into
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