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Volume 12, No. 22 A Special Supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

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Week of June 1-4, 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!
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Staff Counsel - Managing Attorney
Location: Chicago, IL likely Naperville Experience: 5 to 10 years Practice Areas: Insurance defense Please visit jobs.lawbulletin.com for more details. For confidential consideration of your background, please email resume, recent writing sample and references to Bill Peters at Bill.Peters@StateAuto.com or send to: Bill Peters State Auto Insurance Companies P.O. Box 182822 Columbus, OH 43218-2822

Paralegal
Large, prominent loop located law firm has an immediate opening for an entry-level full time paralegal. Paralegal certificate and some experience in a law office required. Must be organized, possess excellent phone skills and be PC literate. Responsibilities include; screening client calls, determination of potential case, follow up and documentation in computer system. Spanish speaking preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Box LB992 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

LITIGATION SECRETARY UPPER BRACKET SALARY
North shore law firm located near Bannockburn is seeking a litigation secretary to assist the principal partner. Hours are from 9-5. Must have excellent communication and computer skills. Must be able to type 65-70 WPM. Looking for a take-charge individual with a table work history and professional appearance. Firm offers excellent benefits and 401k plan. Please send resume to Kathy Stratton: Fax: 312-253-5446 Phone: 312-253-4012 Email: kstratton@firstassoc.com

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE Duane Morris LLP
Duane Morris LLP, an international law firm with 700+ attorneys, has an opening in its Chicago office for a Litigation associate with 2-3 years’ experience in general commercial litigation along with knowledge/understanding in construction law practice. Ideal candidate must have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quickstudy aptitude, ability to engender client confidence, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Large law firm experience and Illinois bar admission required. A degree in engineering or construction management is helpful. Please direct your resume, law school transcript and submission materials to: Peggy Simoncini Pasquay, Manager of Attorney Recruitment & Relations, simoncini@duanemorris.com. EOE/AA/M/V/D. We are currently not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

ATTORNEYS
We’re looking for leaders! Highly successful Loop firm representing plaintiffs worldwide in mass tort and complex civil litigation involving products liability, medical malpractice, and class action lawsuits has immediate openings for attorneys. Must be computer literate, self-motivated and team oriented with highly developed research and writing skills. Medical or science background a plus. We offer an outstanding work environment utilizing cuttingedge technology, a top-notch support team and competitive compensation. Please email cover letter with salary requirement, resume, and writing sample in MS Word format to Recruiting@thelawgroupltd.com.

BILINGUAL PARALEGAL (SPANISH)
Paralegal wanted at a midsize law firm who will work closely with 9 attorneys on litigation matters. Tasks include: reviewing and logging discovery; organizing and indexing files; interacting with clients; and conducting research on Westlaw. Requirements include: strong organizational skills; willingness to take on time-sensitive tasks; excellent communication and computer skills; and a bachelors degree. Fluency in speaking and writing Spanish is a MUST

Litigation Paralegal
Chicago law firm is looking to add 1 to 2 experienced Litigation Paralegals doing general defense litigation. You must possess strong client liaison skills and the ability to work both as a team member and individually. Must have 3 to 5 years of litigation in general litigation or Toxic Tort or insurance defense litigation. The ideal candidate should have summation or concordance and access. ABA Paralegal Certificate and /or BA degree. Salary is commensurate with experience and firm offers a competitive benefit package E-mail resume to fmc420@aol.com

LEGAL ASSISTANTS
We’re looking for leaders! Highly successful Loop firm representing plaintiffs worldwide in mass tort and complex civil litigation involving products liability, medical malpractice, and class action lawsuits has immediate openings for Legal Assistants. Must have recent Legal Assistant experience, be detail oriented with strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong computer skills. We offer competitive compensation, full benefits package including medical/dental, and a generous vacation/holiday/sick plan. Please email cover letter with salary requirement and resume in MS Word format to Recruiting@thelawgroupltd.com.

Patent Prosecution Secretary
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 foreign and domestic prosecution experience, strong legal secretarial skills including expert level Microsoft Word. Some Patent litigation will be helpful for this opening. This position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work for a top partner. Immediate interviews. Generous benefit package and beautiful offices. Send resume to fmc420@aol.com.

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RECEPTIONIST
Downtown law firm seeks mature, professional part time receptionist. Must be able to perform general office tasks, including answering phones for multiple attorneys, greeting clients, scheduling conference rooms and maintaining deliveries. Candidate must have a pleasant personality and be dependable. Position may become full time at a later date. Please fax your resume in confidence to 312/3325925.

Merger & Acquisition Associate
The Indianapolis office of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP is seeking a Merger & Acquisition associate with 3-4 years of large law firm experience. Candidates interested in working with a law firm whose focus is on a balance of quality of work and quality of life are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript via email to: Lisa M. Watson Director of Legal Personnel Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP lwatson@taftlaw.com

Paralegal
Large, prominent loop located law firm has an immediate opening for an entry-level full time paralegal. Paralegal certificate and some experience in a law office required. Must be organized, possess excellent phone skills and be PC literate. Responsibilities include; screening client calls, determination of potential case, follow up and documentation in computer system. Spanish speaking preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

LEGAL SECRETARY
Mid-sized firm seeks legal secretary with min. of 3 yrs litigation experience. Good computer skills and proficiency with Word required. Salary commensurate with experience and ability. Fax resumes to: 312-630-8514, or E:mail: mary@willmont.com

ATTENTION: ATTORNEYS WITH FINRA ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE
Small firm that represents broker-dealers and specializes in FINRA (formerly NASD) arbitrations is looking for an attorney with 3-5 years or more actual experience in FINRA arbitrations. Applicants must have law firm or in-house counsel experience representing parties in FINRA arbitrations. Salary and case responsibility will be commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume to:

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Family Law
Established Firm is looking for an ambitious associate with a desire to take their Family Law experience to the next level. Join our nationally recognized practice and your hard work will help our clients achieve their goals and make a significant difference in their lives. You will be challenged by a diverse range of complex cases while enjoying a competitive salary and benefits package at firm where your career can flourish. For immediate consideration please submit resume and cover letter with salary history and requirements (must be included) to attyad@gmail.com

PARALEGALS
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EXPERIENCED EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEYS
Established and stable medium-sized Loop law firm seeks experienced employment lawyers with moderate portable business to develop an employment law practice with our growing law firm. Ideal candidate should have broad experience in employment litigation and client counseling. Please send confidential cover letter and resume to Patricia Morrow at pmorrow@smbtrials.com

P.I. ATTORNEY Foreclosure Attorney
Small established Chicago Law Firm seeks a foreclosure defense attorney. Experience desirable but not required. Will train. Small loop law firm seeks trial attorney to handle all aspects of preparation and trial for plaintiff injury cases. Submit resume and salary requirement to:

Docket Clerk
Join our Team! Cassiday Schade seeks an entry-level General Docket Clerk to assist with file processing firm wide and assisting with coverage for the various other docket positions. Ideal candidate must be reliable, an excellent communicator, detail-oriented and able to multi-task. Computer and typing skills required. Qualified candidates may submit their resume to Sarah Cribbs at: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60606 Facsimile: 312.444.1669 or scp@cassiday.com

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Attorney
General practice firm is seeking an attorney with experience in domestic relations, residential real estate or traffic/criminal and civil litigation.

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ATTORNEY
Small loop litigation firm seeks attorney with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in retail and commercial collections litigation, bankruptcy and foreclosure. Must have a vehicle to travel to outside counties to cover court. Please submit cover letter with resume, writing sample and salary history and requirements. Qualified candidates be prepared for submitting references.

Attorney WEB ID #174
Company: Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust Location: Oak Brook, IL Experience: 5 Years Practice Areas: Real Estate Please visit jobs.lawbulletin.com for more details or please visit: www.inlandgroup.com

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Associate Attorney
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, 303 West Madison Street in Chicago is seeking an Associate Attorney with 1 to 5 years of insurance coverage analysis experience.

LAW CLERK
BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH Loop Workers’ Comp law firm seeks fluent bi-lingual college graduate with excellent academic record/communication skills for attorney assistant. Client contact & interpreting. Experience preferred. Call 312-263-7560

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2 LAWYERS
Growing 14 attorney loop law firm has openings for two lawyers with 3+ years experience in the areas of litigation and insurance coverage. Strong writing skiils and academics required.

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Public Interest, Class Action, Securities, Consumer Litigation --Small Firm, Big Cases-We are a class action/public interest firm with an exciting case menu. We are looking for an associate experienced in plaintiff trial work, with a desire to take charge and change the world. Please deliver, fax, or mail cover letter with resume and writing samples to: Rosemary Place, Office Manager Krislov & Associates, Ltd. Civic Opera Building 20 N. Wacker Drive - Suite 1350 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Fax: 312-606-0207
Law firm with an office on Chicago’s southside is seeking an attorney for bankruptcy practice with substantial Ch 7 and Ch 13 experience. Prefer 1-2+ years of management experience for supervising and running day-to-day operations. The right candidate will possess skills in leadership, be proactive, computer proficient, driven and highly organized with a commitment to getting the job done. Email resume to chicagoattorneys@aol.com

Associate Attorney
Associate Attorney in our Chicago office with 3-5 years experience practicing product liability defense litigation. Candidates should have Illinois license, excellent research and writing skills, and deposition and courtroom experience. To submit your resume: https://home.eease.com/recruit/ ?id=209594

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LINDER LEGAL STAFFING
Contract assignments and direct-hire positions at law firms and corporations. Please email resume to clinder@linderlegalstaffing.com and visit www.linder.jobs

Associate Attorney
Boutique River North law firm is seeking ambitious associate attorney with 5+ years experience in Corporate Transactional and Banking experience. For immediate consideration please submit resume and cover letter with salary history and requirements to diane3068@sbcglobal.net

Legal Administration Services
Recently opened boutique company offers outsourcing administrative duties such as billing, payables, receivables, office management, office moves, etc. Over 25 years managing law firms. Will work in your office or out of ours. Send email to debi@legaladministration services.com, or call 312-255-8886.

2 ASSOCIATES
Twenty-five lawyer Chicago based law firm seeks two associates, one with 5-7 years of litigation experience (preferably personal injury defense) for our Joliet office and the second with 1-3 years of workers’ compensation experience for our Chicago office. Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to: Hiring Partner Leahy, Eisenberg & Fraenkel, Ltd. 33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1100 Chicago, Illinois 60603

ATTORNEYS
Sophisticated thirteen attorney North Shore firm specializing in Wealth Succession, Real Estate, Corporate, Tax and Litigation seeks qualified senior associates and partner level attorneys with portable business (would also consider accepting a small firm merger). Please e-mail resumes to Tracy A. Weber, tweber@straussmalk.com

Managing Attorney Construction Bodily Injury Position ID - 22395 Location - Chicago, IL
Job Summary The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing a new office in Downtown Chicago that will handle predominately Construction Bodily Injury cases. This leader will be responsible for handling an active caseload of complex trial work and a variety of moderately complex assigned legal projects. Exhibits team selection and development skills, recruiting and retaining highly skilled and customer focused professionals. Duties include implementation of case management skills including accurate evaluation of the litigation file including discovery, deposition skills, effective selection and use of experts, thorough witness/client preparation, motion practice, trial readiness, compliance with files handling guidelines, and file expense. Utilizes case trial settlement skills including evaluation and facilitation of negotiation techniques, evaluation of courtroom ability and monitoring and reporting of high exposure cases. Job Qualifications JD or LLB required Member in good standing of Illinois bar 8 - 10 years insurance defense litigation experience in current and/or recent role, which includes Construction Bodily Injury experience 5 or more years office management experience First chair insurance defense trial experience needed Working knowledge of Staff Legal systems and PC software To apply please visit http://www.zurichna.com/zna/careers and input position ID number 22395.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
Mid-sized Loop law firm seeking associate attorney with 2-6 years experience for our commercial and insurance litigation practices. Please send your resume to enielsen@nzalaw.com.

Associate Attorney
Chicago defense firm seeks licensed associate with minimum 3 years litigation and or coverage experience in its Lake County, IL office. Applicant should have excellent written and communication skills, courtroom and deposition experience and good academic record. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package. Fax resume to (847)6258262 or (312)460-8299

Part-time Attorney
Chicago firm looking for a part-time attorney to do legal research and write briefs tackling complex litigation issues. Must be excellent in writing court briefs and pleadings. Can work at home and work hours vary depending on the cases. Please send resume and a copy of your best written work to mervinmateo@ribbecklaw.com.

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Cassiday Schade seeks additional attorney with up to one year experience for its Rockford office. Candidate should apply directly to careers@cassiday.com. No phone calls please.

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Very experienced Defense Trial Attorney seeking Trial Opportunities with premier Plaintiff Firm on either fulltime or part-time basis. Salary open. 312-945-3267

Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP, a leading Chicago-based law firm, seeks an attorney to join our national insurance coverage, counseling, and litigation practice. This practice involves asbestos, pollution and health hazard, health care and other professional liability, and other types of commercial coverage. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of commercial insurance, professional liability and related insurance coverage experience, excel at addressing complex business problems, and possess excellent analytical and communication skills. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package including health, dental, LTD, vision care, Life, 401(k), and a collegial work environment. All inquiries should be made by USPS only (no calls or e-mail please). Please send a cover letter, resume, and a non-privileged writing sample to:

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ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR TO MID-LEVEL
The growing corporate practice group of our international law firm client is seeking a well-credentialed associate with ideally 2-5 years of corporate transactional experience. You will represent clients ranging from public and privately held businesses to start-ups, private equity funds, Fortune 50 companies and investment banks in multiple jurisdictions throughout the world. This is a great opportunity to be part of a well-respected practice in an “AM LAW 100” law firm. Apply for Job #903

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The growing corporate and securities practice group of this national law firm is seeking a well-credentialed associate with ideally 2-5 years of sophisticated relevant experience gained at a large firm. This associate will handle mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, private equity investments and other commercial transactions. This is an opportunity to be part of a major practice group at a highly respected firm. Apply for Job #894

Alternative Career Legal Recruiter
Chicago Legal Search, Ltd., one of Chicago’s oldest and largest legal recruiting and consulting firms founded in 1988, seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, motivated attorney to join our growing company as its newest legal recruiter. You must have a J.D. and, ideally, prior recruiting, sales or marketing experience. We offer lifestyle hours (no weekends/travel), a collegial and casual work environment, and an opportunity for terrific earning potential (draw applied toward commissions). Individuals with outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills are encouraged to e-mail their resume, in strict confidence, to Katherine Hagman, Legal Search Consultant, at khagman@chicagolegalsearch.com or contact us at 312.251.2580. Apply for Job #461

Senior Coordinator, Regulatory Compliance Chicago, IL
•Paralegal Our client, a loop corporation, is seeking a senior coordinator, regulatory compliance with 2+ years of experience coordinating with departments on regulatory issues pertaining to the FERC and NERC standards that are relevant across all North American operating assets. Strong knowledge of regulatory process and requirements coupled with we-developed organizational skills are required. Bachelor’s degree is required. Salary commensurate with experience along with comprehensive benefits. Apply for Job #3219

Estate Planning Legal Secretary
Mid-size loop law firm is looking for an estate planning legal secretary with 5+ years of experience at the partner level. You must have strong computer skills. Salary commensurate with experience with comprehensive benefits. Apply for Job #3218

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Database Administrator
Our client in the loop is looking for a database administrator with 3-5 years experience as a Programmer/Developer with DBA experience. General knowledge of XML, ASP.NET, VB.NET is required and understanding legal docketing is preferred. Salary up to $90K with comprehensive benefits. Apply for Job #3215

ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR TO MID-LEVEL
Our national law firm client is seeking an associate with ideally 3-6 years of general corporate experience, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt and equity securities, SEC regulatory and broker-dealer representation. Associates are given substantial responsibility in the corporate practice group, which is growing. Apply for Job #816

Of Counsel
This national law firm is seeking an attorney with 8-12 years of litigation experience with at least three of those years dealing with eDiscovery matters. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure pertaining to electronic discovery and a strong familiarity with enterprise IT systems. An IT/computer science experience/education and a background working with data management vendors and forensic experts is strongly preferred. Consulting or large firm experience is also desired. You will be responsible for drafting litigation hold notices, developing and implementing preservation plans, responding to e-discovery requests, undertaking meet and confer negotiations, developing discovery plans, arguing motions, managing vendor relationships, developing strategy related to attorneys review, conducting internal investigations, preparing record managers and IT personnel for depositions, managing experts and presenting expert testimony. Market comparable compensation and billable hours. Apply for Job #778

Senior Litigation Paralegal Chicago, IL
Our client, a large, loop law firm, is seeking an experienced litigation paralegal with 10+ years of experience. Trial experience is required and a strong working knowledge of Concordance and/or Summation. B.A. and/or Paralegal Certificate is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits. Apply for Job #3203

ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR TO SENIOR-LEVEL
The growing tax practice of our law firm client is seeking a tax associate who has ideally 2+ years of state tax experience. This associate will work closely with the firm’s state and local tax partner representing public and privately held companies in controversies, transactional matters and tax planning. The work will include multistate unclaimed property audits, sales and use taxes, corporate income and franchise taxes, gross receipts and business privilege taxes, litigation, voluntary disclosure and transactional matters. This is a great opportunity to develop a specialized tax expertise and be mentored by a nationally recognized leading lawyer in the state and local tax area. Apply for Job #897

ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR TO MID-LEVEL
Our national law firm client’s expanding labor and employment practice group is seeking a well-credentialed associate who has experience in employment relations litigation and counseling as well as traditional labor law. Representative matters will include discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, employment class action, unfair competition, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, wage and hour compliance, employment counseling and training, and traditional labor issues, including labor contract arbitrations and unfair labor charges before the NLRB. This is a very collegial group with an almost one-to-one partner to associate ratio. Apply for Job #842

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Patent Paralegal Chicago, IL
Downtown boutique is looking for a patent prosecution paralegal with 4+ years of experience. The ideal candidate must be proficient in all aspects of PCT and foreign filings. Knowledge of WordPerfect is a must and additional computer skills helpful. Paralegal Certificate is required. Salary up to $55K with excellent benefits. Apply for Job #3204

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NALP: 88 percent of 2009 law grads are employed
By Allison Petty Special to the Law Bulletin

SPRINGFIELD - Troubled economic times have desperate law school graduates turning to temporary jobs, solo practice or positions that do not require their newly earned degrees, a new study has found. The study, which the National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) released Thursday, shows the Class of 2009 has an 88.3 percent employment rate. That's higher than many expected, and it's just 4 percent less than the employment rate for new graduates two years ago. But the study also found that while most law school graduates had jobs, they were not the law-firm spots many might have coveted: Of those who had jobs, about 22 percent were still looking for work (compared with 16 percent of the previous class). About a quarter of all jobs reported were temporary. Just 70.8 percent obtained a job for which they were required to pass the bar, which is down from nearly 75 percent of the Class of 2008. Solo practitioners account for 2.9 percent of the graduates, which in raw numbers is more than 1,000 people and accounts for a 1 percent jump from the year before. About 42 percent of law schools said they provide on-campus post-graduate jobs for their students, which accounts for the jump in graduates' academic employment from 2.3 percent for the Class of 2008 to 3.5 percent for the Class of 2009. The findings arise from the survey's results submitted by 192 American Bar Association-approved law schools, accounting for the status of 40,833 graduates as of Feb. 15, 2010. The statistics did not surprise Scott N. Green, who is a member of the Class of 2009. Green, who lives in Lakeview, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in May 2009. He hired a headhunter to help him with his resume, took a variety of classes in law school so he could practice in any area and volunteers with CARPLS, the Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services. But Green still spends his weekdays searching for a job. To earn money, he performs magic tricks at children's birthday parties on the weekends. Most firms don't even bother to send rejection letters these days, he said, calling his search "equal parts hope and disillusionment." But Green said he isn't willing to give up on a career in law. "I went to law school and worked hard in law school because I believed I would make a good attorney and it's something I have a passion for, and those things are still true," he said. James G. Leipold, executive director of NALP, said while the employment rate has declined, it is still higher than many expected. "This represents employment nine months after graduation, and it makes sense that even in this economy most people would be employed in some fashion," Leipold said, because law students in particular have bills to pay. He said tearing apart the numbers revealed greater weaknesses in the economy, with many law students turning to temporary employment or solo practice. "For a person just coming out of law school to open up their own shop, there are real challenges associated with that," Leipold said. Harold J. Krent, dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law, said the college has launched a series of programs to prepare students for opening their own practices. Those embarking on such a risk need business instincts and marketing skills as well as legal expertise, he said. "Law schools traditionally have not done the best job of teaching students the surrounding business environment in which they start to operate, so we wanted to start to counteract that," he said. Krent said there has been a huge sea change in the number of associates hired by major firms, but the government and smaller firms have seen a less dramatic reduction in new hires. "That's not to deny that we're not undergoing a very significant change, probably the most significant change we've had in the last 70 years in terms of the legal market," Krent said. "But it's not all bleak." More information is available on NALP's website, www.nalp.org.

Chicago National Law firm is looking to hire a highly experienced Database Administrator/Applications Engineer. You will provide technical expertise for the successful application, administration, design, implementation, monitoring, and technical research of systems supported by databases the Firm uses and for varying standard legal applications to meet the system needs of the firm. You will need to have prior experience with Open Text Document Management (DM5), Elite, DTE, Interaction, Summation, CA Records Manager, CPI, Lawlogix, ViDesktop. Your duties will also be to monitor database performance, including Microsoft SQL server technology as well as integration of other applications and databases. Identify and resolve system problems and be proactive in addressing potential problems as well as help determine applications needs throughout the firm. Additional responsibilities will include working with trainers to develop training programs for applications and provide second level user support for applications. Requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science, Information Management or a related field, 5-7 years experience in Applications Management functions and Microsoft SQL Server. Prior law firm experience is highly desirable. Send resume to fmc420@aol.com.

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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

3 FIRST NAT’L PLAZA
Small and large interior and large window partner-sized furnished (or not) offices and secretarial space available. Part of legal suite at 70. W. Madison w/access to pedway. Copier, fax machines, T-1 internet, phone system, conf. room, file space, kitchen, etc. Concierge lobby. Free membership in onsite health club. Call Tom or Mackenzie or leave message at 312-558-6438

Three First National Plaza
Stunning 50th floor high rise office share in downtown Chicago Class A building, across from Courthouse. 3 fully furnished exterior and 2 1/2 interior offices with spectacular views ranging from $900 to $2,500 and approximately 120 sq. ft. to 340 sq. ft. Reception area, kitchen, 2 large conference rooms with sweeping views, fax, copy machines. Call Cortney at (312) 558-6444.

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Two Large bright unfurnished offices (one with attached separate secretarial space) available for immediate occupancy. Elevator opens directly into suite. Professionally decorated. Copy machines, conference rooms and fax machine available. Available immediately call Christopher M. Norem at (312) 641-5926 for more information.

LAW FIRM IDENTITY-20 S. Clark St.
Operate solo practice under optimal conditions. Benefits, including the identity of being part of our 8 attorney AV rated law firm, available to the right "of counsel" practitioner in our lake view suite. Mutual references. EMAIL scc@grmlawfirm.com

30 North LaSalle
Law firm has recently made available (2) two offices for rent on the 34th floor of luxurious high rise. Amenities include conference rooms, full reception services, fax, copiers, kitchen facilities along with other services. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Please call Donna @ 312-332-5000.

20 S. Clark St.
Perfect space for a law firm at 20 South Clark. We are presently leasing seven offices and six spacious paralegal stations for $6000.00 a month. This space is located within five minutes of both federal and state court. We offer receptionist service for no additional charge. There are three conference rooms in the Suite and others in the building. Also included in this price is a large storage room and plenty of room for legal files. Three year leases are available. Please reply to jbotello@rloattorneys.com for more information.

River North
Boutique Law Office (Loft style Suite) located in River North area will have 2 Private Offices available for rent as of May 1, 2010. $1200 per month includes all utilities (including phone lines and internet), Reception services, Conference room and Office Equipment. Contact Jenine at: 312.840.4823 for additional information.

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. Real estate closings and other referrals possible. Call Ron, 312-726-8770.

208 S. LaSalle
One to four offices available now in congenial suite at newly remodeled 208 S. LaSalle St. $850 to $1,250. Includes receptionist, conference/library, photocopy/scanner, kitchen, secretarial space, wireless DSL. On-line research negotiable. Contact: Philip Bernstein 312-372-3121 ex. 119 Scott Beller 312-782-4800 ex. 113

Legal Secretaries
Positions Available LEGAL SECRETARIES

1200
1210

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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, May 21, 2010.

4—LEGAL EMPLOYMENT WEEKLY

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

2010 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.

First Name ______________________________

Middle Initial _______________

Last _______________________________________

Employer __________________________________________________ Home Address ________________________________________ Work Street Address _________________________________________ Home City, State, Zip ___________________________________ Work City, State, Zip _________________________________________ Home Telephone # _____________________________________ Work Telephone # ___________________________________________ E-mail Address

_________________________________

ADDRESS INFORMATION
Business For mailings For online membership listing
(If you wish to be listed online, ONE box must be checked)

Residence

New

Renewal

I want to receive/view the Association Publications

In the Mail

Via Email

I have at least five years of paralegal experience. The board of directors occasionally approves the release of IPA’s mailing list to outside vendors. NFPA also releases the mailing list to outside vendors. Please indicate if you would like your name withheld from such distributions.

AREAS
Bankruptcy Commercial Finance Corporate Employee Benefits Environmental

OF PRACTICE SPECIALIZATION (check applicable areas)
Immigration Information Technology Insurance Intellectual Property Labor/Employment Litigation Medical Malpractice Real Estate Securities Tax Workers Comp Other ____________ Other ____________ Other ____________ Other ____________

Estates and Trusts Family Freelance General Health

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 _____________________________________________________

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.

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. Visa MasterCard Discover American Express Name on Card _______________________________ Billing Address, City, State, Zip________________________________________________________ Card Number ________________________________________________________________ Expiration ____________ Security Code _______________ Signature ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
REFERRED BY: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

LEGAL EMPLOYMENT WEEKLY—5

Office Space
For Rent

1500 Office Space
1510 For Rent

1500
1510

111 W. Washington Offices Available
2 large, bright, furnished offices overlooking city hall for rent full or part time. Must see. Nicely decorated, congenial suite. Reception, wi-fi, copier. Rent depends on specific needs. Available immediately. Call Jean at 312-263-4730 for more information.

Office Space
Join our friendly Law Firm in our new deluxe suite in the Glen. We have one to three window offices available, includes two conference rooms, wireless, phone system, fax, copier and kitchen with other amenities. Secretary space is available. All inquiries please call Leslie at (224) 260-3802.

Office Space
Join our friendly Law Firm in our new deluxe suite in the Glen. We have one to three window offices available, includes two conference rooms, wireless, phone system, fax, copier and kitchen with other amenities. Secretary space is available. All inquiries please call Leslie at (224) 260-3802.

100 W. MONROE
Great location! Copier, Fax, Phone and potential referrals. Quiet office in a congenial office suite on the penthouse floor. Office is 14 1/2 feet by 11 and has sunny south side exposure. Cubicle space also available. Call Victor at 312-781-1855

161 N. Clark
Prime location has 2 spacious window offices with spectacular views in this multi-tenant suite on the 25th floor. Fulltime reception services, conference room, kitchen, copier and phone service with voicemail available. Available immediately. Joann at 312-629-9200

35 EAST WACKER DRIVE
Furnished, river view office in new space; Secretary station, reception services, conference room, kitchen, fax & copier available 6/1/2010; Call 312.368.0550 for additional information.

39 S. LASALLE
Two window corner office (13x14) overlooking Monroe St.,available for rent immediately, in newly decorated suite. Includes shared conference room,library, receptionist, storage. Photocopy, fax, and wireless internet available. Rent negotiable. Call Ms. Moore at 312-263-1486

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