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LEGAL EMPLOYMENT Up-to-Date Listings of Jobs in the Legal Profession WEEKLY®

Volume 12, No. 36 A Special Supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Week of Sept. 6-10, 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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Paralegal Personal injury/worker's comp firm seeking candidates for
Mid-size Loop law firm seeks a motivated legal secretary, paralegal and receptionist positions. Ideal
associate attorney with 2 years of litigation Midsize litigation firm seeks paralegal with trial secretary and paralegal applicants should have 3-5 years
experience and strong computer skills. solid legal experience, positive attitude and demonstrated
experience. Practice areas include premises
Paralegal certificate preferred. Send resume to: ability to work independently. Reception candidates should
liability, construction, medical mal., and auto. have solid prior experience in customer service or high
Excellent benefits. Send resume and salary volume switchboard operation. Bilingual a plus. Nice
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Experienced Tort LITIGATION Litigation Paralegal Legal Assistant Receptionist

& Labor Attorneys ATTORNEY Paralegal Plaintiff’s Medical Malprac-
tice Firm seeks experienced
A boutique law firm is seeking
an experienced legal assistant.
General practice firm is seek-
ing a part time bi-lingual re-
The Chicago Transit Authority A mid-size defense litigation Chicago practice has an im- paralegal with a minimum of The right individual must pos- ceptionist (Mon - Friday 1:00
has immediate openings in its firm with a national practice mediate opening for an experi- 5 years significant trial expe- sess the following traits and p.m. -6:00 p.m. and occasional
Torts & Labor groups for ex- seeks a full time attorney with enced defense litigation para- rience, including but not limit- skills: Professional appearance Saturdays.) to answer calls
perienced attorneys with ex- a minimum of 6 years of legal legal with trial experience. ed to experience with trial di- and demeanor. Proficiency and facilitate client inquiries.
cellent analytical, written and experience. Skill set required The successful candidate will rector and power point. Candi- with MicroSoft Word and Ex- Ability to read and write Span-
communication skills. includes established research, have a minimum o f 3 t o 5 date must be proficient in cel. Exceptional organizational ish a plus. Please call Nancy
writing, deposition and trial years experience and trial ex- litigation and case manage- skills and great attention to de- 312-861-0800
Tort skills along with the ability to perience including sitting at
7+ years experience in torts ment software, transcription tails. Experience in preparing
work independently as well as counsel table. In this position of medical terminology, medi- documents for court filings, re-
and personal injury matters
required. Must be able to im- in a team setting. Product lia- you must be available for cal record organization, depo- tainer agreements and revi-
bility experience preferred. travel while cases are being sition scheduling, discovery sions to complaints and mo-
mediately assume a full case
load of significant injury law- Applicants must be organized, tried. Strong client liaison and related materials. This tions. Excellent oral and writ-
self-motivated and able to han- skills, a good sense of humor position requires excellent or- ten communication skills.
dle files with little supervision. and the ability to deal with ganizational skills. Send re- Outlook e-mail and calendar
Labor Please send resume and writ- stress and deadlines are key sume, references and salary maintenance. Extensive file
3 - 7 years experience in labor ing sample to the following: for success in this position. requirements to maintenance. Overall strong
arbitrations, administrative Word and E-filing experience work ethics. Please e-mail re-
proceedings, federal employ-
ment litigation and client
Box LB58 is highly preferred. 4 year de-
gree and or ABA paralegal
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counseling on employment
Law Bulletin certificate are preferred. Sal-
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and labor issues.
The Chicago Transit Authority
E-mail: ary is commensurate with ex-
perience and firm offers a
E-mail: Legal Secretary
competitive benefit package
offers a competitive salary
and excellent benefits. For
Claims Attorney E-mail resume to Trial Paralegal Medium sized Plaintiff per-
sonal injury litigation firm
more information on the posi-
Top ten surety company is Litigation firm has an imme- seeks bright, self-sufficient,
tions and to apply online go to experienced, bi-lingual secre-
seeking a senior claims attor-
ney in the Chicago, Illinois ar- PARALEGALS diate opening available for an
experienced trial litigation tary. Must have good typing
The Chicago Transit Authority ea to head its Southern Claims paralegal with 4+ years of ex- skills, experience in Word-
is an Equal Opportunity Em- Division. Successful candi- Product liability defense liti- perience. The successful can- Perfect and Windows, and be
ployer. dates should have a minimum gation firm seeks paralegals didate must be able to travel able to handle a busy litigation
of three (3) years of surety with 6-8 years of litigation ex- for 4 to 6 weeks for trials. desk. MUST have Plaintiff
perience. The position in- personal injury litigation ex-
ASSOCIATE claims experience involving
both contract and commercial volves assisting w/discovery
These attorneys would also
prefer some trial exhibit soft perience. Salary commensu-
process, managing complex rate with experience and abili-
ATTORNEY bonds, excellent interpersonal
skills and the ability to work case files and assisting at tri-
ware experience. You must be
detail oriented and have good ty. FAX resume to Kathi
with a high degree of indepen- al. Candidates must be self- interpersonal communication Deahl at (312) 641-3370 or call
Busy Downtown Chicago-Loop dence. Some travel will be re- starters with strong communi- skills. You must be proficient (312) 641-5944
Plaintiff’s P.I. Practice with a quired. Possession of Texas cation and organizational with Microsoft Office Suites
satellite office in the Fox Val-
ley area seeks an Assoc. with
and Florida Claims Adjuster
Licenses a plus. Position will
skills, ability to prioritize and
work well as part of a trial
and have strong communica-
tion skills. 4 year degree
at least 3 yrs. experience who
is also capable of trying jury
report directly to the Senior
Vice President & Chief Claims
team. Salary is commensu-
rate with experience. The
and/or an ABA approved para-
legal certificate. Salary is
cases. The ideal candidate Officer. Excellent salary and Firm provides an excellent commensurate with experi-
should have a minimum of work environment and bene- Wheaton law firm has an im-
benefits. Please send cover ence and firm offers a compet- mediate opening for an experi-
five jury trials to verdict and letter, resume and salary fits package. Please send re- itive benefit package. E-mail
is capable of presenting Mo- sume to: enced legal secretary skilled
requirements to resume to in Microsoft Word and Excel.
tions, attending Mandatory Excellent grammar and spell-
Arbitration Hearings and tak-
ing and presenting clients for
Box LB66 ing skills required. 30 - 35 hour
depositions. The position re- Law Bulletin per week position. Send re-
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 sume and salary requirements
quires access to a car for fre- E-mail:
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Kane, Will and Cook County, or via facsimi-
Suburban Courtrooms. Salary
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ence and includes an incentive Midsize litigation firm seeks

program. E-Mail your Re- Attorney paralegal with trial experi-
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family law attorney. Must be
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Legal Assistant
experienced in all aspects of
family law. Must be willing Established Joliet litigation
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ATTORNEY ry and benefits commensurate
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will be kept confidential. knowledgeable in Word, Ex-
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Hard Working, Honest, Cli- Please send resume to
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ent/Court/Computer Savvy, Ca- and organizational skills. Sub-
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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 to You understand that per- ten down. Everything else is gals and other professionals Paralegal Strategies and co-
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 in list, take a long walk, write an may derail your ‘To Do’ list brain. tion by achieving goals and monthly podcast produced by
a crazy busy world. No matter article or, if I’m really ambi- and you avoid them as much Your challenge is simple: determining the direction Legal Talk Network. More
how much you do, your “to tious, make a really nice din- as possible Try the 5 steps above. As writ- they will take their careers. information is available at
do” list is still a mile long and ner for The Don. . .whatever You delegate anything that ten. Give it three weeks and Vicki spotlights resources, www.
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
And that’s just at
work...add your personal and
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social obligations and it’s no
wonder you’d like to just hide
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
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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
Fourth, do the same thing
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 tomorrow’s
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tant. If its importance has I want to receive/view the In the Mail Via Email
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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 “To 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
Do” list so that it gets done in 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
parts and doesn’t end up contained in the IPA’s Illinois Code of Paralegal Ethics.
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: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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