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

Volume 12, No. 49 A Special Supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Week of Dec. 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!



Loop firm seeks experienced (2 yrs +),
hardworking, detail oriented paralegal with
Twelve attorney business counseling, excellent communication skills to handle a
transactions and litigation law firm seeks an
attorney with four to seven years of litigation
variety of litigation, collection and transactional Legal Secretary
matters. ABA approved paralegal certificate
experience. Candidate must possess a strong preferred. Must be able to work both
business background, solid analytical, legal General practice firm seeks experienced
independently and as part of a team. Must be secretary. Dictaphone and excellent typing.
research, communication and writing skills, and proficient in MS Word. Excellent compensation
entrepreneurial abilities and interests. Call Nancy 312-861-0800
package and collegial environment. Resume,
Box LB507 salary requirements and short writing sample to
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LINDER ASSOCIATE Position: Short Sale Medical Records LITIGATION

ATTORNEY Negotiator Paralegal SECRETARY
Dykema, a national law firm, Company: Attorneys' Chicago practice has an imme- Loop insurance defense law
STAFFING seeks an associate with 2-4 Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. diate opening for an experi- firm seeks experienced litiga-
years of class action and con- enced Medical records parale- tion secretary. Proficient in MS
sumer finance litigation expe- gal. The successful candidate Word, dictaphone, type 70
Contract assignments and rience for our Chicago office. Location: Chicago, will have a minimum of 3 years wpm. Fax resume and salary
direct-hire positions at law Previous experience repre- Illinois experience reviewing & sum- req. to 312-427-3944 or email to
firms and corporations. senting banks, insurance carri- marizing medical records and
ers and lenders in such mat- Status: Full Time, creating medical chronologies
Please email resume to ters is a plus. Candidates must for attorney review. Strong
have strong academic creden- Employee writing skills, attention to
tials and excellent written and detail, a good sense of humor,
oral advocacy skills. Please Job Category: Real the ability to deal with stress, Legal Secretary
and visit
send cover letter, resume, and Estate and deadlines are needed to be
a copy of law school transcript successful in this position. 4 Growing law firm with corpo-
to: year degree and or ABA para- rate and litigation practices
Justine A. Maury Career Level: legal certificate are preferred. has an immediate opening for
Professional Personnel Management Salary is commensurate with an experienced floater legal
APPELLATE Coordinator experience and firm offers a secretary with 2+ years of
Dykema Gossett PLLC competitive benefit package experience. The successful
ATTORNEY 10 South Wacker Drive,
Relevant Work E-mail resume to candidate must have worked in
Suite 2300 Experience: 2-5 Years a law firm and have some liti-
Illinois appellate court seeks Chicago, IL 60606 gation experience as well as
licensed attorney or recent Fax: 312-627-2302 Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, strong exposure to corporate
graduate for staff attorney Inc. (ATG) is the premier lawyer- transactions. E-filing experi-
position. The position involves service organization for the benefit ence is highly preferred. You
the research and drafting of
of the profession and the public. Litigation Paralegal must be detail oriented and
appellate opinions for seven Through a network of more than have good interpersonal com-
justices. The job is located 3,700 attorneys in Illinois, Wiscon- National firm specializing in munication skills. You must be
within commuting distance of sin, and Indiana, we provide title product liability defense litiga- proficient with Microsoft
insurance and other services to tion including toxic tort has an
the Chicago area. Candidates home buyers and lenders. ATG pro- Office Suites and have strong
with writing ability are strong- immediate opening available communication skills. Salary
vides revenue producing opportuni- for an experienced trial litiga-
ly encouraged to apply. Send ties for real estate lawyers. is commensurate with experi-
resume with GPA and writing tion paralegal with 3+ years of ence and firm offers a compet-
sample ASAP to: Associate Attorney experience. The successful itive benefit package. E-mail
Jerry Ursini candidate must be able to trav- resume to
Research Director Mid-sized litigation defense el for 4 to 6 weeks for trials and
Third District Appellate Court firm seeks a 3-5 year associate your trial experience must
1007 La Salle St. attorney specializing in insur- have included sitting at coun-
ance coverage litigation. sel table. Experience with
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ATTORNEY ATTORNEY Litigation Associate Help Desk Analyst

Public Interest and Class Action Litigation
Attorney Legal Secretary Major loop law firm has an
Full time position for attorney
--Small Firm, Big Cases-- w/ 2+ years prior exp. in Peti- immediate opening for a full
Full service firm seeks a 2-4 Leg. sec., long/short term, all time help desk analyst. Tele-
tioner’s Workers’ Compensa- year litigation attorney with
We are a Class Action/Public Interest/Whistleblower firm with an tion litigation firm; atty areas, any shift, 10+ years phone and desk-side support
experience in commercial liti- exp., typing 100 wpm, short required. Prior law firm and
exciting case menu. responsible for providing qual- gation, employment/labor,
ity Workers’ Comp. legal rep- hand 120 wpm, dictaphone, help desk experience are con-
insurance coverage, and M.A. English, (312) 409-8372. sidered a must. The successful
We're looking for an associate with top legal skills and the ability to resentation; must demon- tort/product liability. Strong
take charge and assume major responsibility in high profile, cut- strate expertise in the litiga- candidate will have experience
writing, Federal and State as a help desk support person
ting-edge cases. Academic discipline, initiative, integrity, litiga- tion process & provide atten- courtroom experience as well
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as analytical skills required. providing help desk support.
a plus. to 312.606.9084 or e-mail to Qualified candidates may sub- Candidates must be proficient
mit their resumes, references, with computer network con-
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Attorneys 1000 FOR LEASE
Situations Wanted 1030
resumes from accomplished
associates with 3+ years of
solid Family Law experience

and a demonstrated belief in

ESTATE LAW the importance of helping

clients make a significant
difference in their lives. You
will be challenged by the
diverse and demanding cases Harvard-educated law profes-
LLM PROGRAM FOR ATTORNEYS at the Firm but you will enjoy
an excellent salary
benefits package at a Firm
sor, a former trial/appellate
attorney and Special Asst.

Square Feet
State's Attorney, will retire at
who want to master the fundamentals of where your career can thrive.
For immediate consideration
end of year and seeks contract
or part-time employment for
commercial real estate law and stay on top please submit your resume
with salary history and salary
trial and appellate work.
Actively licensed in Illinois/fed-
of cutting-edge topics. requirements (must be
included to be considered) to
eral courts and MCLE compli-
ant with professional liability insurance. Please telephone
m me at 312-987-1440
Applications accepted year-round.
Visit or contact Heather
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or 312.386.2834. Positions Available 1180
Downtown Chicago mid-sized
law firm seeks attorney with a
minimum of 5 years insurance
Close to courthouses and
Center for Real Estate Law
315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois 60604
coverage analysis and/or liti-
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Director of Administration
sought for mid-sized Chicago
24-hour security
loop litigation firm. Will have
responsibility for all business
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defense/insurance coverage benefits. Send resume with experienced preferred. Fax cover letter to
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our client’s New York office. large or mid-sized law firm.
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schedule a viewing. unfurn. window office in con-
For people who go directly from college to law school there isn't much immediate difference extensive storage, library, cof-
genial suite of attys in North
fee, and reasonable copying.
between emerging with a law degree to being handed a B.A. diploma, for example. The New phone, voicemail, T-1 Suburban Cook County (proxi-
Internet services for small fee. mate to Skokie
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Optional secretarial space.
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One of the tips for new grads is not to gossip in the workplace. Good advice in any work setting, Small law firm in Chicago
sonable rent. References avlbl.
55 W. MONROE - Storage a plus. Call Gayle: 847-
but loaded with consequences for a new lawyer. As a new attorney, deciding what you can talk Loop has extra windowed 432-1550 or email:
ATTN: LAWYERS office space for rent
about and what you can't is difficult. The more involved you become in your practice, the less (furnished). 24 Hour access/
you decide to talk about your firm and your practice. Talking about clients or cases with the Several window and interior security, prime location off of
offices of various sizes Redline Lake or Monroe stops,
wrong person, or discussing what goes on in the workplace can result in serious ethics with/without secretarial blocks from Ogilvie and Union
violations. There have even been situations where attorneys reading case materials in a public space/some furnished in law Station. Internet and phone
office suite. Receptionist, service not included in rent,
place, like a train, where other people can look over their shoulder, have been up for disciplinary conf. room, file space, phone but office is equipped for set
system with voice mail, up. Use of kitchen and
action. copy/scan, fax, kitchen, DSL. conference room (when
Reasonable rent and possible scheduling permits) is also
referrals. included. Please call Erin at
Among the tips discussed in the article are being reliable and its mirror image, procrastinating, Contact Leslie, Jay or Jeff 312/ 201-8880 or email
respectively. While putting things off may be fairly harmless in a regular work setting, (312) 201-9800.
for more information.
procrastination by an attorney can cost him his law license. Missing a crucial court date or a
filing date can have serious repercussions on an attorney's career. Being reliable is the essence
of being a lawyer. As advocates for our clients reliability is expected and required.
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The article recommends keeping your voice at a moderate level. A lawyer's voice can be, in Condominiums 1630
certain settings, an integral part of her strategy. Certainly the loudness and the tone of your
voice is a tool at trial, and even in front of certain judges at a simple motion call or hearing.
When I first started practicing I was occasionally drowned out by loud opponents and quickly
learned how to use my voice to keep the judge's attention. If you can't be heard you won't
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The article warns against making personal phone calls at work and surfing the web or spending
time on social networks. In my experience, there is never time to do any of these things. Most on Sheridan Square
lawyers are so busy that they struggle to keep up with client matters, or, they have an hourly
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The contrast between being a business person and working as a lawyer is stark when it comes Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo. You literally feel like you're on vacation
to positive or negative behaviors. It wasn't long after I began practicing as a lawyer that I while you're at home. 5 rooms have full lake views. Not just a glimpse
became sharply aware of the awesome responsibility that goes with being an attorney. Having of the lake; this is across the street from the water on a quiet
experienced the business workplace as an executive in charge of seven-figure budgets and one-block long residential street. The Living Room has a wood-burn-
many personnel was not as significant as having responsibility for whether a mother keeps ing fireplace (with gas option) and bay windows. The formal Dining
custody of her child or whether an unemployed person can keep a roof over their family. Room has French Doors opening onto a decorative wrougt iron bal-
cony facing the lake. Recently refinished hardwood floors
throughout. Terrific cook's kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinets, Sub- [blog on the Internet]. Chicago: Law Bulletin Publishing Company 2010 Zero fridge, Dacor oven and microwave/convection oven, gas range
November 30 - [cited 2010 December 6]. Available from: and 2 skylights (Top floor). Walls are painted by an artist in the style
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included, was once a studio apartment, and has 2 windows facing the
lake with electric and phone lines and 2 closets! Perfect for office,
workroom, or art studio. Assess $656/month. No elevator. 1 car heat-
ed garage. Fall asleep listening to the waves; wake up watching the
sunrise. Pets allowed. In-unit laundry permitted. Call Pam Thonander,
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Illinois Paralegal Association

LOOKING BACK Conferences allows mem- good old ideas, and a and learn. The IPA Year award. ferences as well as the
AT 2010 bers and non-members chance to make acquain- makes this event a time to Throughout the year Annual meeting in the
alike the opportunity for tance with individuals recognize efforts by members can attend spring. The boat cruise is
BY: Caren Mansfield, a credible, often innovative who one might not other- members on behalf of the lunch and dinner meet- planned and hopefully
member of the Illinois continuing legal educa- wise meet. IPA and the profession. ings scheduled for differ- other social events will be
Paralegal Association tion. It also allows para- This year the The PACE Ambassador, ent speciality and geo- scheduled.
legals to meet other para- Anniversary Dinner Kathi Heller, recognized graphic sections. Contact the IPA at
Yes, there will soon be legals and lawyers. became the Anniversary the PACE Certified 2011 promises to be or
many looks back at the Networking is of primary Luncheon with over 175 Registered Paralegals another banner year as 815-462-4620. Contact
year by the media. importance for parale- attendees. This is anoth- who were present. Caren planning is already in Caren Mansfield at
However, none will gals. It allows for the er opportunity for parale- Mansfield received the progress for the Spring
touch on the Illinois exchange of new ideas, gals to network, socialize 2010 IPA Member of the and Fall Education con-
Paralegal Association.
As we end the year it is
time to look back and
ments of the past year Post Office Box 452 z New Lenox IL 60451-0452 z 815/462-4620 z Fax 815/462-4696
and contemplate possi-
bilities for the coming
year. The Illinois † 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
Paralegal Association 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
can look back at a busy a paralegal on a full-time basis in any State contiguous to Illinois. Regular Membership is $65.00
year for 2010 as its mem- †STUDENT membership is open to (1) any Illinois resident who is enrolled in a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited
bers received informa- 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
tion about paralegals in 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
many different ways. degree and is not working as a paralegal. Student Membership is $40.00 (Please list name of School)________________________________
Official functions for † 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
the year 2010 began with person formerly employed as a paralegal; or (3) any graduate of a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited institution who is
the Educator’s seeking a paralegal position. Associate Membership is $55.00
Conference. The IPA
sponsors this conference † SUSTAINING membership is open to any person, law firm, business, educational institution or other organization interested in furthering
each year to gather input the purposes of the Association. Sustaining Membership is $95.00
from educators around 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
the state. This important 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.
conference allows the
educators to receive First Name ______________________________ Middle Initial _______________ Last _______________________________________
feedback from practicing
paralegals on what is Employer __________________________________________________ Home Address ________________________________________
important to include in
curriculums. Our associ- Work Street Address _________________________________________ Home City, State, Zip ___________________________________
ation receives feedback
on the current trends as
Work City, State, Zip _________________________________________ Home Telephone # _____________________________________
known by students.
The Annual Meeting
for 2010 was held for Work Telephone # ___________________________________________ E-mail Address _________________________________
again at Pazzo’s Cucina
Italiana with sponsors ADDRESS INFORMATION
present and dinner Business Residence † New † Renewal
served. Members had a For mailings † †
chance to meet with † 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
sponsors and network (If you wish to be listed online, ONE box must be checked) list to outside vendors. NFPA also releases the mailing list to outside vendors.
with each other. Please indicate if you would like your name withheld from such distributions.
Elections were held and I want to receive/view the In the Mail Via Email
new officers and direc- Association Publications † †
tors were elected to the AREAS OF PRACTICE SPECIALIZATION (check applicable areas)
IPA Board of Directors. † Bankruptcy † Estates and Trusts † Immigration † Litigation † Workers Comp
Roosevelt University and
† Commercial Finance† Family † Information Technology † Medical Malpractice † Other ____________
Linder Legal Staffing
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sponsored the Pro Bono
† Employee Benefits † General † Intellectual Property † Securities † Other ____________
Award which was pre-
† Environmental † Health † Labor/Employment † Tax † Other ____________
sented to Michael
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
Marsh. The funds were
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
donated to the Chicago contained in the IPA’s Illinois Code of Paralegal Ethics.
Legal Clinic.
Following in short Signature _____________________________________________________ Date ___________________________________________________________
order were social outings
like the Boat Cruise in 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.
July, Wine and Appetizer
Illinois Paralegal Association members are also members of NFPA; a portion of your dues is forwarded to NFPA on your behalf.
event and the Green
Door event.
Each year the IPA 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.
hosts a spring education † Visa † MasterCard † Discover † American Express
conference and a fall
Name on Card _______________________________ Billing Address, City, State, Zip________________________________________________________
education conference.
2010 was no exception. Card Number ________________________________________________________________ Expiration ____________ Security Code _______________
The Spring and Fall
Education Conferences Signature ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
provides the IPA an
opportunity to engage in REFERRED BY: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
all of the purposes for
which it was formed.
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