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Volume 11, No. 38 A Special Supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

WEEKLY®

Week of Sept. 21-25, 2009

Attorney Positions — Law Firms, Government, Corporate, Non-Profit Staff Positions — Paralegals, Legal Secretaries, Law Clerks, Word Processors, Mail Room Staff, Receptionists and much more!
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COVERAGE LITIGATOR
Growing litigation firm seeks an attorney with 46 years experience in insurance coverage and litigation. Successful candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong research and writing skills. Please send cover letter and resume to: Box LB749 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

PARALEGAL
Near North Law Firm is in need of a Paralegal. Must be proficient in Word, Transcription and Word Perfect. Litigation Experience required. Must be organized, reliable and versatile with client management skills. Benefits. Send resume to: Box LB750 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

LEGAL ASSISTANT/ SECRETARY
Law Firm seeks 3 year experienced Legal Assistant/Secretary. Must have strong computer, transcription, and organizational skills. Work environment encourages multitasking, efficiency and flexibility. Excellent Benefits. Send resume to Box LB751 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

LATERAL ATTORNEYS
SmithAmundsen LLC is seeking to expand our presence through the addition of lateral attorneys with portable business in the following practice areas: Labor & Employment, Commercial Real Estate, Banking and Corporate Transactions. SmithAmundsen is comprised of 125 attorneys based in six offices. We have offices in Milwaukee and Chicago, Rockford, St. Charles, Waukegan, and Woodstock, Ill. Our attorneys regularly practice in all venues within the states of Illinois and Wisconsin in both state and federal court. In addition, our attorneys are retained on a regional and national basis by clients to handle both coordinating counsel responsibilities as well as direct representation of clients in other jurisdictions. Please submit your resume in confidence to mdelargy@salawus.com or by mail to: Michael L. DeLargy SmithAmundsen LLC 150 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 3300 Chicago, IL 60601

PARTNER-LEVEL INSURANCE COVERAGE ATTORNEY
Small law firm specializing in complex insurance coverage matters seeks a senior-level attorney. The attorney will primarily perform complex policy analysis and draft coverage opinions. This is a terrific opportunity to move to leadership with an excellent firm instead of being a service partner at a larger firm. Pay to $140K plus percentage of business generation. Must have at least 10 years of experience as an attorney practicing insurance coverage law with a focus on policy analysis and opinion work. A small portable book of business (at least $100K) is required. IL Bar required. If interested, please e-mail your resume to jlerner@providusgroup. c o m and call (312) 726-9775.

IN-HOUSE HEALTHCARE CONTRACTS PARALEGAL
Major healthcare organization located on the North Side of Chicago seeks a Contracts Paralegal. The Contracts Paralegal will work closely with attorneys and the organization’s purchasing department in drafting, reviewing and negotiation vendor and commercial contracts. Pay to $57K. Paralegal candidates must have at least 3 years of experience as a paralegal with an in-house legal department drafting and reviewing purchasing contracts. Experience with healthcare related contracts is a plus. Bachelor’s degree required. If interested, please e-mail your resume to jlerner@providusgroup. c o m and call (312) 726-9775.

Paralegal
Immediate opening In Investment Services/Securities practice group. College degree and a minimum of three years of corporate or securities experience is required, paralegal certificate is preferred. Experience in investment services or mutual fund compliance a plus. Main responsibilities include preparing and reviewing filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, drafting minutes and board materials and handling a variety of responsibilities that require excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Strong research skills (including internet) and writing skills are required. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize, work independently, and work in a document intensive environment. Salary is commensurate with experience and firm offers a competitive benefit package E-mail resume to fmc420@aol.com

LEGAL SECRETARY
SmithAmundsen LLC seeks a Legal Secretary for the workers’ comp department in our Chicago office. Ideal candidates will have 3 + years WC experience, ability to type 65+ WPM, MS Word proficiency, and excellent writing, grammar & proofreading skills. Must be organized, dependable, and able to work in a multi-task environment with a multiple attorney assignment. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package in a flexible, business casual working environment. Send resume with salary requirements to: Secretarial Manager SmithAmundsen LLC 150 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 3300 Chicago, IL 60601 Fax: (312) 894-3210 Email: HR@salawus.com EOE

Legal Assistant/ Secretary
Law Firm seeks 3 year experienced Legal Assistant/Secretary. Must have strong computer, transcription, and organizational skills. Work environment encourages multi-tasking, efficiency and flexibility. Excellent Benefits. Send Resume to

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415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Patent Prosecution Secretary
Medium sized Chicago law firm is seeking a legal secretary with 3-5 years patent prosecution experience in a law firm setting. The successful candidate will support 3 attorneys and must have strong legal secretarial skills including expert level Microsoft Word. This position requires strong interpersonal skills and advanced Excel skills. Immediate interviews. Generous benefit package and beautiful offices. Send resume to fmc420@aol.com

LEGAL SECRETARY LATERAL ATTORNEYS
Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis LLC, a dynamic and growing midsized Chicago firm, has openings for attorneys in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, commercial litigation and real estate. Ideal candidates must have substantial experience in those areas, strong academic credentials and prior law firm experience. Partner-level candidates should have some portable business. We offer competitive salary, benefits and an excellent opportunity to excel. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Gina Ciaccio Recruiting Coordinator Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis LLC 55 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60603 or gciaccio@stahlcowen.com

Associate Attorney
Well-established Will County family law firm located in Joliet, Illinois, seeks Associate Attorney with 1-3 years experience preferred. Position will include regular court appearances, both for case management as well as conducting contested hearings as both first and second chair in predecree and post decree proceedings. Associate will also be involved in all levels of client contact from initial consultation to discovery review, trial preparation to actual trial. Research and appellate brief writing experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits available. Please send resume, references and writing sample to:

Coverage Paralegal
SmithAmundsen, a litigation firm located in the loop, seeks a paralegal for its Chicago office. Responsibilities include legal research, updating pleading and discovery binders, document review, and maintenance and organization of records and files. Prior experience in coverage work is preferred. Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently, and computer literate with Microsoft Office products, including Excel. Must be proficient with Lexis and Concordance. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Send resume w/ salary requirements to: Human Resources SmithAmundsen LLC 150 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 3300 Chicago, IL 60601 Fax: (312) 894-3210 Email: HR@salawus.com EOE

FAMILY LAW PARALEGAL
Boutique loop law firm specializing in family law seeks experienced family law paralegal for 3 month contract assignment. Qualified candidates must have at least 2 years of recent experience as a family law paralegal. The paralegal must be comfortable independently completing Asset Disclosure Statements, handling discovery requests and responses, filing and spindling motions and drafting basic Petitions for Dissolution and Responses. If you meet the qualifications and are interested, please e-mail your resume to Jill Lerner at jlerner@providusgroup.com.

Loop litigation firm seeks an experienced, team-oriented, Full-Time Legal Secretary with excellent computer and communication skills. Dictation required. Contact: hr@kennylawfirm.com.

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Family Law
Our firm is seeking an associate with family law experience to spearhead our new Chicago office. The firm maintains a nationally recognized practice representing clients in a broad range of diverse, complex and high profile matters. Our firm prides itself on a tradition and culture geared to providing the highest quality legal work. If you are seeking an exciting career with room to grow, representing high profile clients, our firm is for you. We offer the most competitive salary and benefits. Whether working on the myriad of issues related to custody and domestic relations, your work will be to help clients realize their goals. We look forward to hearing from you. Please fax resume to (312) 896-9417. All inquests will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
Busy Downtown Chicago-Loop Plaintiff’s P.I. Practice with a satellite office in the far western suburbs seeks an Assoc. with at least 3 yrs. experience who is also capable of trying jury cases. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of five jury trials to verdict and is capable of presenting Motions, attending Mandatory Arbitration Hearings and taking and presenting clients for depositions. The position requires access to a car for frequent travel to Du Page, Kane, Will and Cook County Suburban Courtrooms. Salary commensurate with experience and includes an incentive program. E-Mail your Resume, Jury Verdict History and Salary requirements to Mark.Karno@karnolaw.com

TRIAL LAWYER
Chicago Petitioner’s Workers’ Compensation firm seeks trial lawyer, with 2 or more yr significant experience, for litigation primarily in the IWCC. Needs are for team-player and performer that is bilingual (Spanish) and PC literate. Must have excellent oral/writing/negotiation skills. Compensation is performance based and significant for right candidate. Please e-mail resume, references, and best writing sample/s for consideration.

Coverage Litigator
Growing litigation firm seeks an attorney with 4-6 years experience in insurance coverage and litigation. Successful candidates must have excellent academic credentials and strong research and writing skills. Please send cover letter and resume to:

Partner Wanted
Your clients aren’t downtown. Why are you? Growing suburban law firm seeks established partner concentrating in corporate transactions. Portable business and entrepreneurial attitude a must. Please respond to:

Paralegal
My client is a rapidly growing west suburban financial services and investment banking company looking for a paralegal with financial or insurance experience. Paralegal will be a primary intermediary for the company with outside legal counsel. Experience with investment services, securities, and large financial documents necessary. College degree and paralegal certificate is preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize, work well individually and in teams, and thrive in a document driven environment. Qualified candidates should email resume and salary expectations to gerry.appleton@gmail.com

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415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

ASSOCIATE
Established Hyde Park Law Office seeks associate with 1 to 3 years of experience in plaintiffs personal injury litigation. Successful candidate will have excellent communication & file management skills. Please submit resume to:

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Cost Effective Court Coverage
Contract attorney available for covering court appearances and other assignments, in state and federal court, at great rates. Please call Jason at (312) 550-9181, or send an email to jem@jemlawchicago.com. For more information about Jason, you can also visit www.jemlawchicago.com. References available upon request. Professional liability insurance

Paralegal
Immediate opening Employment and Labor practice group. College degree and a minimum of three years of employment and labor litigation experience, is required. Paralegal certificate is preferred. A variety of responsibilities require excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Strong research skills (including internet) and writing skills are required. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize, work independently, and work in a document intensive environment. Salary is commensurate with experience and firm offers a competitive benefit package E-mail resume to fmc420@aol.com

WC ATTORNEY
Busy Loop Law Firm seeks an Associate with at least 3-5 yrs. exp. who has a solid Workers Comp background and is capable of drafting, presenting and arguing Motions, attending Arbitration Hearings, trying jury cases, taking depositions, supervising support staff with discovery. The ideal candidate must have access to a car for frequent travel to Collar County and Cook County Suburban Courtrooms. Salary commensurate with experience and includes an incentive program. E-Mail your Resume, Jury Verdict History and Salary requirements to Mark.Karno@karnolaw.com

Box LB739
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INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
AV rated insurance defense firm seeks associate attorney to handle complex tort litigation for D/T Chicago office. 2-4 years Litigation/general insurance defense/insurance coverage experience preferred. Fax resume to 312-819-8062.

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Talented Barrister Available on Short Notice
Attorney available even on short notice for arbitrations, deps, motions & court call. Available in all areas of Chicago & beyond. References avail. 11 years exp. Low Rates. Call Drew at 847-215-0396 or cell 224-628-8108.

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE
We are looking for a litigation associate with 3-7 years experience. Very strong academic credentials required. Experience with insurance coverage, business insurance defense, commercial disputes and/or construction defects a plus. We are a thriving and dynamic firm. We take our work seriously, not ourselves. Pay would be commensurate with experience, in the $100k to $150k+ range. Very generous benefits, genuine opportunities for advancement, a balanced life and a fun place to work. Resumes and cover letters to wbila@wwmlawyers.com. Include transcript and writing samples.

INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
AV rated insurance defense firm seeks associate attorneys to handle complex tort litigation for Wheaton office. 2 - 4 years Litigation experience preferred. Fax resume to 630-752-8763

PARALEGAL
Mid-sized Loop law firm representing banks and mortgage servicers seeks a full-time paralegal to draft foreclosure complaints and other pleadings. Some experience in mortgage foreclosure field preferred, but not necessary. Salary commensurate with experience. Medical insurance offered and vacation and personal days included.

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DEPENDABLE HELP
Litigator with 30+ years exp. in PI/Med Mal available for deps, projects, trial prep, research, appeals. References available on request. Call Mark 847-374-1920.

LAWYER
Dynamic mid-sized firm located in Naperville/Aurora area seeks Petitioner/Plaintiff Work Comp lawyer with 1-5 years experience. Excellent salary and benefits with room for advancement. Send resume in confidence to Linda at Woodruff & Johnson Law Offices via fax: 630.585.2327 or email: lurlakis@woodrufflawyers.com

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ATTORNEYCORPORATE/R.E.
Well-established, mid-size AVrated law firm seeks associate attorney with 3-4 years’ substantial experience in commercial loan documentation, and corporate and real estate transactions. Strong writing skills and excellent academic credentials necessary. Competitive salary and benefits. Conveniant downtown Chicago location. Collegial atmosphere and reasonable billing hours expected. Please send resume and writing samples to:

Family Lawyer
3+ yrs exper. family atty for mid-sized loop firm. Litigation exp. in divorce, paternity, and child support required. We need a "people" person in large volume practice with court room exp. Opportunity for equity partnership and/or career advancement. Confidentially respected. Fax resume to 312-263-1240

Excess Casualty Claims
Schaumburg, IL

Attorney
Law firm seeks domestic relations attorney with trial experience. Residential real estate experience a plus. Send responses to:

Zurich North America is a world leader in insurance and financial services. Key to our success is the ability to encourage peak performance in our professionals and to create tailor-made solutions for our customers. We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced claims professional at our Schaumburg, IL, U.S. headquarters.

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Excess Casualty Claims
As an Excess Casualty Claims Specialist, you will manage complex, high exposure claims from a wide array of customers. This professional will be responsible for catastrophic losses involving fatalities, disability cases and severe bodily injury. The ideal candidate will have a JD or minimum of 5 years insurance defense or related claims experience including outstanding coverage analysis, exposure evaluation, and negotiation skills. Must be willing to travel up to 25% nationally. We provide a world-class, forward-thinking team environment. For immediate consideration, visit the Career Center at www.zurichna.com and search for Position ID: 20794. Please include salary history with resume/CV submission.
EEO/AA Employer, in North America, Zurich supports a diverse workforce.

Attorney
My client which is based in the western suburbs is a rapidly growing financial services and investment banking company. Their primary business is providing funding solutions to companies on a global basis through structured notes. The ideal candidate will have experience in a variety of investment vehicles, securities,and knowledge of insurance law. This is a ground floor opportunity for an attorney to put their signature on a rapidly growing organization. Please send resume and salary expectations to gerry.appleton@gmail.com

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415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

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Associate Attorney
Looking for an associate with 2-3 years’ experience in construction litigation, personal injury and property defect defense work. All applicants must reside in either DuPage or Kane County. Please forward resume and writing sample to spfaff@ekcmlawfirm.com

Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney for growing Northside based Developer/Manager/Owner of Commercial Real Estate. 3-10 yrs exp. Duties include leasing, litigation, supervising of staff attys. Automobile required. Fax resume 773-736-6637. www.imperialrealtyco.com

EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY
Small W.C. defense firm located in West Loop seeking of counsel Employment Attorney with an independent book of business. Successful candidate will have strong academic background, excellent communication & networking skills. Great expansion opportunity. Please send responses to:

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ASSOCIATE - MIDLEVEL Chicago, IL
The Chicago office of our national law firm client is seeking a bankruptcy associate with 5-6 years of creditor rights litigation and bankruptcy experience. Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills are required. This is a great opportunity to work in a collegial environment and further develop your expertise while being part of a nationally renowned bankruptcy practice. Apply for Job #863

ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR TO MID-LEVEL Chicago, IL
The growing Chicago office of our national law firm client is seeking a well-credentialed associate who graduated from a top-tier law school. The ideal candidate will have 1-5 years of complex, commercial litigation or insurance coverage (and declaratory judgment) experience gained at a large law firm or commercial litigation boutique. This firm offers its associates exceptional, sophisticated work. Apply for Job #834

ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR TO MID-LEVEL Chicago, IL
Our law firm client is seeking a health care associate with 2-5 years of experience to join its nationally recognized, transactional-focused Health Law Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have experience representing hospitals, private equity companies and other health industry clients in corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, affiliations and corporate restructurings. Any related regulatory experience, including exposure to fraud and abuse, antitrust, clinical research and tax exemption concerns for nonprofit organizations, is a plus. This associate will be part of a dynamic core practice group. Apply for Job #234

CORPORATE ASSOCIATE Chicago, IL
Our downtown Chicago boutique firm client is seeking a general corporate associate with three to six years of experience. Some litigation experience is strongly preferred. The majority of the transactional work will be for small to mid-size companies. This fast-paced firm has a diverse client base and they are looking for a self-starter eager to roll up his/her sleeves and hit the ground running. Market comparable salary, bonus and reasonable billable hours (1900-2000). Apply for Job #856

Paralegal/Legal Secretary Chicago, IL
Solo practitioner is seeking a paralegal/legal secretary with 3+ years of plaintiff’s personal injury experience. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in the following: Analyzing medical records, answering written discovery, medical summaries, pleadings and have the ability to work independtly. Salary in the mid to upper $40’s with a significant bonus. Health care benefits provided. Apply for Job #3182

Bankruptcy Associate Chicago, IL
Our national law firm is seeking an associate for its wellestablished bankruptcy practice. The ideal candidate will have at least 4-7 years of sophisticated commercial restructuring, insolvency and bankrupcty experience, preferably gained at a large law firm. Any prior clerkship for a bankruptcy judge is considered a plus. This associate will be the most senior in the bankruptcy group. This firm offers market comparable compensation package, excellent attorney development and a collegial environment. Apply for Job #300

ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR TO MID-LEVEL Chicago, IL
Our well-respected mid-size law firm client (under 30 attorneys) is seeking a well-credentialed (preferably “top 25” law school) bankruptcy associate with ideally 1-4 years of experience to join its growing practice group. Their practice includes representing secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, lenders, unsecured creditors’ committees, bankruptcy trustees, parties in preference and fraudulent transfer actions and distressed asset sales and acquisitions, and insurance companies. This quality-of-life firm has reasonable billable hours (1,800) and a competitive compensation structure. Apply for Job #783

ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR LEVEL
This well-respected litigation boutique is seeking an extremely well-credentialed (preferably “Top 15” law school on the Law Review or a law journal with a federal judicial clerkship) associate with only 1-2 years of commercial litigation experience gained at a national law firm or preeminent litigation boutique. This firm offers its associates sophisticated, complex litigation in a small, collegial environment. Apply for Job #862

ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR TO MID-LEVEL Western suburbs of Chicago
Our mid-size law firm client (under 50 attorneys) in Chicago’s western suburbs has a growth position available for an estate planning associate with ideally 2-4 years of relevant experience. This attorney must have estate planning experience and any background in tax planning is preferred. A CPA, LL.M. or Masters in Taxation is very helpful. The ideal candidate will have excellent drafting and client/interpersonal skills. This is a great opportunity to be part of a sophisticated, yet familyfriendly practice group. Market comparable base salary, bonus potential and benefits. Apply for Job #588

Executive Assistant LaGrange, IL
Southwest suburban corporation seeks executive assistant with 5+ years of experience to support the COO of their company. The ideal candidate MUST have a bachelor’s degree. You will be responsible for travel arrangements, presentations, meeting agendas / notes for Board meetings, handle personal and confidential correspondence, prepare expense reports, etc. Must be able to type 65 wpm with 95% accuracy. Excellent salary and comprehensive benefits. Occasional travel. Hours are 7-5pm. Apply for Job #3175

Senior Associate Chicago, IL
This well-regarded, extremely busy litigation boutique located in downtown Chicago is seeking to add a senior associate with at least 7 years of product liability experience to its practice. The ideal candidate will have significant deposition experience and, ideally, prepared for and/or participated in some trials. Superb research and writing skills are required. This attorney should be very organized and capable of working both independently and as a team player. 2,000 billable hours, market comparable compensation and excellent benefits. Plaintiff’s attorneys will not be considered. Apply for Job #819

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ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR TO MID-LEVEL Chicago, IL
The Restructuring Group of our national law firm client is seeking an Illinois bar admitted associate with 2-4 years experience in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases, commercial loan workouts, secured transactions/UCC Article 9 enforcement and commercial litigation. This attorney must have excellent written communication skills, a strong academic background and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Apply for Job #843

ASSOCIATE JUNIOR LEVEL Chicago, IL
Our litigation boutique client continues to grow and is seeking a well-credentialed commercial litigation associate with ideally 1-3 years of experience (Classes of 20062008) gained at a national law firm or boutique. This firm offers its associates complex, sophisticated work and top of the market compensation. Apply for Job #832

IP Docket Clerk Chicago, IL
Our loop IP boutique client is looking for an IP Docket Clerk with at least 4 years of experience The ideal candidate will have experience with US and foreign IP matters including patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names. license agreements and related contested matters. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Apply for Job #3167

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Immediate opening Employment and Labor practice group. College degree and a minimum of three years of employment and labor litigation experience, is required. Paralegal certificate is preferred. A variety of responsibilities require excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Strong research skills (including internet) and writing skills are required. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize, work independently, and work in a document intensive environment. Salary is commensurate with experience and firm offers a competitive benefit package E-mail resume to fmc420@aol.com

OFFICE MGR./ PARALEGAL
Small, busy litigation law office in DePaul area. Handle general office mgt. plus paralegal duties. Call (312) 236-6400 AND email resume to curtis@linder.jobs www.linder.jobs

Spacious Loop Offices to Sublet
Two large, window offices with partial lake views and one inside office available on the 37th floor in newly remodeled law office suite. Pleasant work environment. Near both courthouses. Clerk/Secretary workstation, full-time receptionist, conference rooms, kitchen, copy and fax services available. Call Jane 312-419-0252

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CAREER FULFILLMENT: ARE YOU LIVING YOUR UTOPIA?
By: Rodney L. Abstone II Legal & Executive Recruiter

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Private Window Office 14 x 12 small suite at 345 N. Canal. Per Diem assignments for atty with tort experience. Reception, copier, fax, wireless internet, conference room, phone system. Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond (312) 258-8188

"For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon." - Henry Kissinger The Oxford English Dictionary defines utopia as "an ideal place or state." The Renaissance English author, Sir Thomas More, described it as "an imaginary place." Consequently, career utopia can be defined as the perfect working environment, which is only an imaginary place for many people. In fact, studies have demonstrated that only a mere twenty percent of Americans believe they are living their career utopia. Accordingly, most people fall in the remaining eighty percent who are dissatisfied with their current employment. Although a significant amount of time is spent at the workplace and many people are working longer hours, in general, career fulfillment continues to evade a significant majority of Americans. Career utopia should provide a feeling of pride, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment in addition to the more traditional goals of economic gain and peer recognition. Our culture promotes the idea of achieving the American dream. We are encouraged to obtain the necessary tools to live a harmonious life where family and material possessions are essential. Employment constitutes the primary means to achieve such a dream. As a result, the working environment directly correlates to one's sense of wellbeing. Therefore, it is imperative to evaluate the essential components of your career utopia by identifying those aspects that you consider most important and by bridging the gap between your expectations and reality. Employees often have unrealistic expectations and often believe better opportunities lie elsewhere, resulting in a lack of motivation and poor performance. To better assess your objectives, you must analyze your expectations and understand when to compromise. Similarly, reviewing your options and limitations will help with the decision-making process in reaching your utopia. What is your utopia? Is it a place that can be realized or are you of the same belief as Sir Thomas More? Some people say that the pursuit of happiness is never ending. Do you agree? Imagine spending your days in an environment that promotes healthy professional and personal growth - where time seems to move faster because your productivity and input are acknowledged and appreciated. Think of the possibilities of a better future and decide when you want to move from the realm of the unfulfilled into the twenty percent who live in their career utopia. After evaluating your current situation, concentrate on how you will accomplish your goals. Whether or not your career utopia can be achieved in your current employment or you decide to pursue other options - maintain a clear focus. Should you decide to embark on a career move, select those professionals who can best help you realize your utopia.
Rodney L. Abstone II is a legal & executive recruiter with CLS Legal Staffing. He can be reached directly with any questions or comments at rabstone@clslegalstaffing.com or at (312) 251-2581.

PARALEGAL
National law firm is looking to hire a full-time paralegal for its downtown Chicago office. The firm specializes in litigation involving complex and large property losses with matters pending in over 30 states. The firm is seeking a highly professional paralegal with at least 3 to 5 years experience as well as excellent communication and organizational skills. The ideal candidate with have ProLaw, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills. Salary is based on experience. Full benefits packages. Please e-mail resume to cbp@ghlaw-llp.com or fax to (312) 601-2404.

820 W. Jackson Blvd.
Office space available at 820 W Jackson Blvd, steps away from 2 bus lines, CTA Blue line, and Metra. Office boasts beautiful views of downtown with large windows, very high ceilings, quiet building, and quite office sharers. The office available is one of the larger offices in the suite and includes a number of amenities. Conference room and half kitchen, parking is available as well as fax, printing, internet, secretarial service, and mail. Please call 312-831-1500 or email jack@jackprimland.com for quotes and to view the space.

29 S. LaSalle, Chicago, IL
Two spacious offices available, one furnished, in finely decorated office suite. Exceptional value that includes high speed copier/fax/printer, DSL/internet, conference room, kitchen, reception/phone answering and clerk/delivery services. Referral opportunities. Please call Aneta at (312) 214-4200.

Co-Tenant Sought Unique Office Sharing Opportunity
Top floor Class A building in loop occupied by Super Lawyer Firms has furnished offices & paralegal & assistant stations avail. Includes: Court Room, 4 lg conf. rms, office supplies, Library & electronic research, receptionist, f/t tech manager, phones, fiber optic internet connection, network & data systems, high speed b/w & color copiers, scanners, & full amenities incl. No long term commitment or sublease required. (312) 606-8620. Professional firm seeks co-tenant; Class A bldg at Lake Cook Rd./I294; fully furnished - up to 4 private offices and 8 cubes; wired for technology; underground parking avail; shared amenities (reception, conference rooms, kitchen, patio); flexible terms; avail immediately. Podolsky Northstar CORFAC International Corey Chase, 847-444-5757 cbc@podolsky.com.

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Near North Law Firm is in need of a Paralegal. Must be proficient in Word, Transcription and Word Perfect. Litigation Experience required. Must be organized, reliable and versatile with client management skills. Benefits. Send Resume to

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19 S. LaSalle Street Office Available!
Four offices available in 2-floor suite. Amenities include: 3 conference rooms, full reception services, loop messenger service, daily court messenger service, library, filing cabinets, fax, scanner color copiers, 2 kitchens, shower and sauna. Available immediately. Please callCarolyn Bentivenga at 312-641-2233.

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CHICAGO TEMPLE BUILDING 77 W. WASHINGTON
Across street from - Daley Center - City Hall - County Bldg. Best location in Chicago. Immediate Occupancy. Conference Room. Space available from 342 sf. - 2,940 sf. G.O. CAMERON, INC., AGENT 312-236-5050

134 N. LaSalle
9 x 12 furnished window office s & enclosed work station (for attorney or assistant) in 5 office suite on top floor. Includes phone, phone answering, internet & fax. Conference room, copier, and all services available. Use our secretary or bring your own. Call Ron, 312-726-8770.

Part Time Paralegal
Two attorney loop law firm concentrating in civil and commercial litigation, personal injury and class actions seeks PT paralegal. Must have 3+ years experience in civil litigation practice, drafting pleadings and discovery, coordinating discovery, managing schedules, filing pleadings at court, interaction with clients and opposing counsel, and file management. Must be proficient in WordPerfect and Internet savvy. Knowledge of Word, QuattroPro, Excel, Outlook, and/or time/billing software desired. E-mail resume and hourly rate requirements in confidence to

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Illinois Paralegal Association
ETHICS FOR THE PARALEGAL by: Caren Mansfield, a member of the Illinois Paralegal Association We are continuing our review of the Illinois Paralegal Association’s Code of Ethics. We are up to Rule Eight. If you have not been following this discussion please visit the IPA website to review the Code of Ethics. I know I keep saying – Wow, this is a big one but once again Rule Eight is a “big one”. Rule Eight focuses on Personal and Professional Integrity. This rule covers a broad area. First the rule directs paralegals not to violate the Code of Ethics. Second, it then broadly paints the picture of a paralegal just not doing anything that could be construed as unethical conduct from not inducing a person to engage in conduct in violation of these rules to not engaging in any unethical behavior individually. The Rule defines the conduct as any conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or prejudicing the administration of justice. It goes further to address such issues as not defaulting on an student education loan, violating statutes that protect against age, race, sex, disability, religious and national origin discrimination. The Rule also directs if a paralegal who comes into knowledge that is not protected by these rules or the Rules of Professional Conduct of a judge’s or lawyer’s violation of the rules, that violation must be reported to the appropriate entity. Some paralegals hold public office. Rule Eight also addresses the ethical obligations of a paralegal in those circumstances. To put it succinctly, a paralegal should walk the straight and narrow line of ethical integrity and be aware of a duty to report violations on the part of others which may be covered by these rules or the Rules of Professional Conduct. Rule Nine brings us to the topic of safekeeping client property. While a paralegal may not have direct control over a client’s property we still have the responsibility to make sure any property is handled properly and in a manner which will keep it safe, secure and undamaged. Client property may include the client notes and files relating to a case to boats, houses, and other personal property. A more likely item of client property a paralegal may have indirect control over are the client funds deposited to an office trust or escrow account. Review the IOLTA rules to make sure there is no violation of these stringent rules relating to the handling of client funds. Perhaps the most tricky part of handling client funds is making sure the accountings are separate and any disbursements are made using that client’s funds and not relying on how much money is in the account which may or may not actually be the client’s funds. While the attorney is directly responsible for a client’s property, a paralegal may be the point person to become aware of problems relating to the property. Run, do not walk, to inform the attorney of such problems. Next week we will talk about Rules Ten, Eleven and Twelve. Stay tuned. For more information on the IPA or the IPA’s Code of Ethics contact Yvonne at 815-462-4620 or visit www.ipaonline.org or Caren Mansfield at cmbakerlaw@aol.com.

ILLINOIS PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION
Post Office Box 452 New Lenox IL 60451-0452 815/462-4620 Fax 815/462-4696

2009 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 permanent or temporary Illinois resident who is 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; 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 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 retired, former Regular member of the Corporation; 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.

First Name ______________________________

Middle Initial _______________

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Business For mailings For membership handbook listing
(If you wish to be listed in the Membership Handbook, ONE box must be checked)

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I have at least five years of paralegal experience. The mailing list is sometimes released to outside vendors. I do not want my name released.

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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 IPA’s Illinois Code of Paralegal Ethics.

Signature _____________________________________________________
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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Luxurious Suite of 50 Offices and 30 Workstations has space available. Great networking opportunity for Attorneys who want to build a practice based on referrals. Identity programs also available. Call Shelly at (847)-897-5789.

33 N. LaSalle
Law Firm has recently made available 1 office for rent on 32nd Floor, Tower Suite. Amenities include conference rooms, full reception services, secretarial spaces, kitchen, library and law clerk. Please call Louis or Terrie at (312) 346-8465

OF COUNSEL
Small, multi-faceted, AV-rated firm at 20 S. Clark St., has office, secretarial, attorney backup and all amenities available for the right "Of Counsel" attorney, with an independent book of business. Mutual referrals anticipated. Please e-mail SCC@gordonrappold.com

20 NORTH CLARK
15x10 and 19x15 window offices, furn. or unfurn., in modern, attractive 18-office suite. Reception, 2 conf. rooms, phone system with voice mail, online research, kitchen, coffee & fax included. Secretarial space, copier & DSL avail. (312) 641-2144.

20 N. CLARK
Office Available for Lease Private window office (14’ x 13’) and admin workstation (6’ x 8’) including shared common conference room, reception services, kitchen area; photocopy. Available 11/1/09. Call Lynn at 312/ 782-4844

10 S. LASALLE 33rd Floor
Boutique law office practice group has attractive furnished offices, available with all amenities, receptionist, DSL, fitness center. Great views and referral oppty. Call 312-332-1883

134 N. LASALLE
Office approximately 190 sq. ft. new build out, Randolph St. Great views, block from Daley Ctr. Available: Conf. rms, recept., admin, clerk, copier and DSL. Available 9/1 - call Tom at 312-553-1440

414 N. ORLEANS
Office available in Orleans Building adjacent to East Bank Club. Amenities include: full reception services, fax, scanner, color copier. Available immediately. We are a bar review company and general practice law firm. Please call Kelly Drew at 312-595-9601.

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But Free Conference Room, Phone, Internet, Tech Support and 1st Month’s Rent in a Class A building across from Daley Center. Call Waan @ (312) 781-5900 www.3200network.com

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