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Volume 13, No. 7 A Special Supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

WEEKLY®

Week of Feb. 13-17, 2012

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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ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
Law Firm concentrating in litigation, corporate, significant banking and collection law practices seeks an associate with 5/6 years experience. Should have excellent writing skills and experience taking depositions. Some banking/foreclosure law experience preferred. Excellent Benefits. Send resume and writing sample to:
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Legal Secretary PARALEGAL
Growing Loop law firm seeks a paralegal with at least two years experience in the areas of corporate law, real estate and estate planning. Interested candidates should email resumes to kreynolds@llflegal.com. Small law firm seeking legal secretary with litigation experience. Excellent typing, grammar and organizational skills necessary. Responsibilities include answering phone and scheduling depositions. Excellent benefits. Send resume with references to:
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ATTORNEY
Busy Chicago law firm specializing in landlord tenant litigation seeks attorney with 2 or more years experience in civil litigation in Chicago and collar counties. Must be motivated and well organized. Please send resume, writing sample and salary requirements to law@sanfordkahnltd.com.

INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
AV rated insurance defense firm seeks associate attorney to handle complex tort litigation for Naperville office. 2 to 5 years litigation/general insurance defense/insurance coverage experience preferred. Email resume to tcostello@bestfirm.com.

Real Estate Paralegal
Loop Law firm has immediate opening for full time real estate paralegal with at least 5 yrs experience. Strong organizational skills, self starter, multi-tasking, efficiency and flexibility are a must. Excellent Benefits. Send resume to:

Paralegal
Large, prominent loop located law firm has an immediate opening for a full time paralegal with claims and personal injury experience. A background in credit and collections is a plus. Candidate should possess strong organizational, analytical skills and flexibility to work in a fast paced environment. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Please send your resume in confidence to:

Secretary
Experienced divorce secretary is needed for a small general practice firm. Excellent dictaphone and organizational skills. Call Ed 312-861-0800

PART TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT
Chicago Loop Plaintiff litigation attorney seeking part time legal assistant Responsible for word processing, assisting with the drafting of pleadings, motions, discovery and correspondence. Scheduling and abstracting depositions and medical records. Some court filing required. Please submit resume and cover letter to melanie.conviser@gmail.com

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Secretary
General practice firm is seeking an experienced divorce secretary. Excellent transcription and organizational skills

Legal Associate
Bollinger Connolly Krause, LLC is looking for a highly motivated associate with 2 to 4 years of litigation experience in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability and construction negligence. Resumes can be emailed to: rkiley@bollingertrials.com

MedMal Trial Attorney
Plaintiff's medical malpractice firm seeks a senior level trial attorney. Must have actual medical malpractice trial experience. Send resume confidentially.

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Immediate opening available for an experienced (2 yrs+) paralegal to handle collection, litigation and transactional matters. Must be very organized, have excellent communication and people skills, and able to handle significant responsibility. Prefer graduate of ABA certified program. To be considered, submit resume, writing sample (2-3 pages) and compensation requirements to Michael C. Kim at mck@mkimlaw.com.

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Litigation Secretary Legal Secretary
Experienced family law secretary is needed for a small general practice firm located in Downtown Chicago. Excellent Dictaphone and organizational skills. Mid-sized law firm seeking to hire experienced Litigation Secretary. Applicants must possess strong analytical and proofreading skills, be able to prepare court related documents such as pleadings and legal notices. Must have knowledge of the court systems (state and local) possess outstanding word processing skills, be an excellent communicator (oral and written) and work well under pressure. The Ideal person will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Litigation. Must be proficient in Word, Styles and type 75+ wpm. We offer a competitive salary and a great working environment.

Litigation Paralegal
Chicago law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced litigation paralegal with defense experience. As a litigation paralegal you must be available to travel when cases go on trial with the attorneys. This spot is for someone with 3+years of experience. There will be legal research on complex litigation cases. This will involve document review updating of their document management system. Person must be able to work in a team setting as well as independently. The position requires a Bachelor's Degree and/ or an ABA approved Paralegal Certificate with 3+ years of experience in litigation. Salary based on experience, please send resumes for immediate interviews. E-mail resume to famjobschicago@gmail.com

Associate Attorney
Boutique litigation firm seeks associate attorney with 0 - 2 years experience to work on commercial litigation, products liability, and tort defense matters. Only those applicants currently possessing an active Illinois license will be considered. Please send resume and writing sample to hiring@fisherkanaris.com.

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ATTORNEYS
National health care consulting and regulatory firm with prestigious client base, seeks experienced attorneys with background in healthcare or regulatory work. LLM degree preferred. Southwest suburban location (45 minutes from Loop). Benefits. Email resume to mmurer@murer.com. See www.murer.com for overview of firm.

Legal Secretary
Experienced legal secretary needed for a challenging, fastpaced, commercial litigation and intellectual property position in a growing office of a large law firm. Candidates must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, be highly motivated, team-oriented and organized. Required skills include proficient computer capabilities (including MS Office Products), advanced formatting, and strong editing. Power Point and Excel experience preferred. IP experience a plus. Responsibilities include preparing pleadings and correspondence, e-filing, document production, scheduling, interacting and assisting with demanding clients, heavy billing, and other duties. Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits and location. Email resume in confidence to:

FAMILY LAW ONLY ATTY
Established Family Law Only Law Firm is seeking Hard Working, Honest, Client/Court/Computer Savvy, Happy Associates for our Oak Park and Lombard Offices. Ideal candidate has experience in and passion for this area of the law. Email resume to: mwakenight@wakenight.com

Compliance Administrator
Insurance administrator located in Arlington Heights, IL seeks a self-motivated professional with a strong legal/compliance background to report to the General Counsel. Previous compliance experience in connection with financial and insurance-type products designed for the automobile industry is preferred. Responsibilities include interacting with state insurance regulators, lenders and marketing agents, as well as licensing and litigation management. The qualified candidate will be able to work independently and have excellent organizational, communication, word processing and computer skills. This position starts as part time with possible full time opportunity. Please email resume, references and salary history to hr@aagi.com.

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION PARALEGAL
Well-regarded Loop law firm specializing in commercial litigation seeks paralegal with experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy and other business litigation. Candidate must be highly organized, detail oriented and computer literate. Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to:

Associate
Chicago defense firm seeks licensed associate with 2-5 years litigation experience in its Lake County office. Applicant should have excellent written and communication skills, courtroom and deposition experience and strong academic record. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package. Fax resume to (847)625-8262.

Full Time Bankruptcy Attorney (Downtown Loop Location)
Mid-size consumer Bankruptcy law firm is seeking Spanish speaking attorneys with 0-3 years of relevant experience. Bilingual Spanish/English only. Competitive Compensation. Please fax or email a resume to Amanda Blazis at 312-237-4165 or ablazis@robertjsemrad.com

LEGAL SECRETARY
Medium size, busy Oak Brook law firm seeking full-time legal assistant/secretary with legal background and experience. Min. 60 wpm with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Dictaphone skills and excellent organizational skills a must. Benefits included. For consideration, please fax a resume and salary history to Power & Cronin, Ltd., Attn: BSH (630) 571-2025. Please no phone calls.

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We are seeking a Staff Accountant with 1-3 years of experience. The Staff Accountant must possess excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to effectively manage deadlines. The ideal candidate must also be efficient and be able to work independently. Company will consider recent graduates. Company offers good benefits and bonuses. Please send cover letter and resume to: Kathy Stratton: Fax: 312-253-5446 Phone: 312-253-4012 Email: kstratton@firstassoc.com

Established, AV Rated Loop firm seeks associate with 2+ years experience in casualty insurance. Defense litigation, insurance coverage experience a plus. Excellent writing and oral communication skills a prerequisite. Please forward your resume with salary requirements to

Seeking experienced litigation attorney with emphasis in handling commercial and tort cases. Must have proven ability to proactively develop and execute a case strategy. Great opportunity to join a growing firm. Send resume to Hiring Coordinator, Falk Metz LLC, via E-mail to tlonergan@falkmetz.com or via fax to 312-922-3990.

Litigation Attorney
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Company: Central States Funds Location: Chicago Northwest Experience: 1-5 years Practice Areas: Litigation, Titles I and IV of ERISA For more information about this please visit position, Jobs.LawBulletin.com or send resume, writing sample and salary history in complete confidence to: Robert A. Coco Deputy General Counsel CENTRAL STATES FUNDS 9377 W. Higgins Rd. Rosemont, IL 60018
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Associate Attorney
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, a top rated Plaintiff law firm, is expanding its successful practice. We are searching for the best and brightest associatelevel candidates in Illinois. ONLY those with 3-5 years civil litigation experience (preferably in a Plaintiff’s PI/MM/WD environment), with strong negotiation skills, deposition taking, and trial experience will be considered. We hire smart, personable, compassionate trial lawyers who work diligently to achieve exceptional results for our clients. To be considered, follow these directions carefully: send resume, minimum salary requirement, (3) legal professional references, and a list of past settlements or verdicts to tjsaye@salvilaw.com. No phone calls.

FAMILY LAW
National law firm seeks an experienced matrimonial attorney passionate in helping clients accomplish their goals. Incredible people skills required for this position. Interesting celebrity client base. Excellent compensation and benefit package. Please submit your resume to professionalcor@gmail.com. All inquiries kept in confidence.

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Litigation Associate
Mid-size loop litigation firm seeks an attorney with a minimum of 3 years' background in law, general employment insurance defense and tort litigation. Candidates must be organized, self-motivated and be able to work independently. Exceptional oral and written communication skills are required. Send cover letter, resume and academic credentials to:

Family Law
National law firm seeks an experienced matrimonial attorney passionate in helping clients accomplish their goals. Incredible people skills required for this position. Interesting celebrity client base. Excellent compensation and benefit package. Please submit your resume to professionalcor@gmail.com. All inquiries kept in confidence.

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Legal Researcher/ Writer
National Insurance Trade Association headquartered in Downers Grove seeks legal researcher and writer to edit, update, and maintain its online publications. Responsibilities include reviewing content, cite checking, conducting legal research, and updating documents. Law degree from accredited law school and Illinois law license required. Strong computer skills essential, including use of Westlaw and West's Brief Tools. Insurance defense and insurance coverage experience are desirable. Full benefits package with 401(k). Submit resume, writing sample, and salary to requirements lmurphy@plrb.org

PERSONAL INJURY TRIAL ATTORNEY
Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, LTD. is seeking a trial attorney with 4-7 years of experience. Exposure to complex personal injury cases and jury trial experience is desirable. Our firm offers a competitive salary and benefit package including profit sharing/pension/401k. Please send your cover letter & resume to 312372-3833 or e-mail at pvillarreal@anesilaw.com.

ATTORNEY
Liberty Mutual Group offers an opportunity to represent its policyholders in its Civil & Workers Compensation unit in downtown Chicago. Candidate should have 1-3 yrs of experience. Must have solid client relations skills, ability to communicate clearly & earn the trust and confidence of claims personnel. Competitive salary & benefits. Apply online at www.libertymutual.com. Requisition #27951. Equal opportunity employer. Committed to a diverse workforce.

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ATTORNEYS Workers’ Compensation Associate
Chicago based litigation firm, Chilton Yambert & Porter, seeks motivated workers’ compensation associate with 1 - 5 years of workers’ compensation experience for its Chicago office. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The associate will be given the opportunity to assume immediate case responsibility and will work directly with an outstanding group of clients. Fax resume to JAS at (312) 4608299. The area's top Law Firms and Corporations are searching the Law Bulletin's Resume Center daily for their hiring needs. You need to be signed up and post your resume and profile - how else will they find you? You can keep your search confidential and exclude your choice of employers from viewing your resume and information. The Resume Center is the best way to get the exposure you want, on your terms, while looking for your next position. It's fast, easy and free to sign up! Go to Jobs.LawBulletin.com and sign up today!

Associate Attorney
Salvato & O'Toole, a growing Plaintiff law firm, is expanding its successful practice. We are searching for a new associate attorney with 2-5 years experience in personal injury, medical malpractice, or workers' compensation. Preferably candidates will have trial and deposition experience. To be considered: send resume, minimum salary requirement, and writing sample to PGO@salvatootoole.com. No phone calls please.

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Board seeks a civil litigator with at least 10 years experience in civil rights and employment litigation, practicing in Federal court, State court and administrative agencies such as EEOC and IDHR. Candidates must have conducted federal jury trials. Salary commensurate with experience. City of Chicago residency required within 6 months of employment. No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. Please submit resume, recent writing sample and three references no later than February 29, 2012. Patrick Rocks, General Counsel Chicago Board of Education Law Department 125 S. Clark, Suite 700 Chicago, Illinois 60603

Selective Insurance Company of America
Position: Managing Attorney #3053 Location: Downtown Chicago Experience: 10 years of legal experience and 5 years of leadership/supervisory experience is preferred. Experience working in a start-up Staff Counsel office is a plus. For more information or to apply, please visit https://jobs-selective.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=0 or scan the QR Code below with your smart phone:

Personal Injury Attorney
Prominent loop located law firm seeking an attorney with 2-3 years experience in Personal Injury litigation. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Please send resume in confidence to:

DOMESTIC RELATIONS ATTORNEY
Well established Chicago law firm seeking an associate attorney with 2+ years experience in family law. Must be able to communicate and write effectively, work independently, and have good interpersonal skills. Strong writing and analytical skills required. Trial experience a plus. All resumes are held in confidence. EOE. Please forward cover letters and resumes to:

SUPERVISING ATTORNEY – CONSUMER LAW ARBITRATION CLINIC
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law Law Offices The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent College of Law of the Illinois Institute of Technology is accepting applications for a full-time inhouse clinical faculty member from attorneys who are interested in representing consumers in arbitration proceedings who assert violations in consumer law contracts they have signed. The attorney we employ will establish and supervise a Consumer Law Arbitration Clinic located at the law school. The attorney hired for the position will supervise student interns on their case work and teach them related lawyering skills. The student interns will work on consumer arbitration cases generated by the attorney who will be expected to generate a significant number of fee-generating cases. The attorney’s salary is negotiable and is based on experience but will be primarily determined by the amount of fees the attorney is able to generate from the clients he or she represents. The position carries full University benefits including medical, group life insurance, retirement, etc. Preference will be given to candidates who have been admitted to the Illinois Bar for a minimum of three (3) years, have a strong dispute resolution background, and have experience related to educating law students in the practice of law. The Law Offices offers an excellent opportunity for talented attorneys wishing to teach and practice in a unique in-house clinical education setting. Applicants should have strong academic credentials and have an abiding interest in supervising law students on their clinical assignments. The Illinois Institute of Technology is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities and women to apply. Open Date: February 9, 2012. Close Date: March 9, 2012. Please contact and send resumes to: Professor Gary S. Laser Director of Clinical Education Chicago-Kent College of Law 565 W. Adams Street Chicago, IL 60661-3691 Email: tkish@kentlaw.edu

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Associate Attorney
Boutique litigation firm seeks energetic, creative thinking associate attorney with at least 3 – 5 years of experience. Candidate with an active Illinois license must have a background in defense of dental/medical cases. Salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. Please send resume, writing sample, and references to:

TRIAL ATTORNEY / CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Looking for a bilingual attorney (English and Spanish) interested in working in the court room and trying cases, primarily in the area of criminal defense. This is an opportunity to gain real court-room trial experience (including jury trials) in everything from small misdemeanor to mid level felonies in a year. One to three years experience in criminal defense or litigation is preferred but is not required. We will consider a newly admitted lawyer with the right aptitude for the court room. Candidate must enjoy working with people, be self motivated, have an automobile and be willing to work reasonably long hours in a friendly work environment. A great opportunity for the right candidate interested in obtaining trial skills. Immediate opening is available. Please send resume and cover letter to ALFink29@sbcglobal.net.

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Experienced Intellectual Property Associate (Chemical)
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a leading Midwest law firm based in Royal Oak, Michigan, is seeking an experienced associate with 3-9 years intellectual property patent preparation and prosecution experience. We are seeking a chemical background to join our Intellectual Property practice. Qualified candidates will have experience originally drafting no fewer than 20 patent applications and a degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry or similar major. An experienced team makes up our premier Intellectual Property practice with many of our attorneys having industry and business experience before attending law school. This unique complement of attorneys is what sets us apart. It is the reason we are trusted legal and business advisors to many long term clients. Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC has been in business since 1869 and has grown to over 120 attorneys, with offices in Michigan, Illinois and Nevada. We are organized like a business and have a culture based on successful business principles. This nontraditional approach to running the firm allows for more flexibility in the development and compensation of our attorneys. Our success is due to the professional excellence exhibited by our attorneys and their ability to collaborate. Creativity and achievement are fostered consistently. If you have a background with demonstrated success and the ability to develop relationships with and land clients... If you hold yourself accountable for your success and have a dynamic approach to your practice... If you are seeking a collegial, transparent, entrepreneurial and flexible culture... ...then you may be interested in employment with our firm.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP is seeking an associate attorney with 3-5 years experience to join our insurance defense and coverage litigation team. Previous litigation experience is required for this position, insurance defense preferred. Candidates must be familiar with e-filing as well as Cook County and Federal court filing procedures. Please forward resume, transcript (top 1/3 of class), writing sample and references to hiring@wwmlawyers.com.

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Corporate Associate (Junior To Mid-Level)
The Chicago office of our national law firm client is seeking an Illinois bar admitted corporate transactional associate with, preferably, 2-4 years of experience in M&A and securities matters. The ideal candidate will have worked in a large or mid-size law firm. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a diverse, sophisticated practice group that is growing. Apply for Job #983

Corporate Associate (MidLevel)
The growing corporate practice of our mid-sized, entrepreneurial law firm client (under 100 attorneys) is seeking a midlevel associate who is a corporate generalist with M&A, transactional and private equity experience. No securities experience is necessary as this firm does not represent publicly held company clients. The ideal candidate will be in the class of ‘07-’09. This is a great opportunity to become an integral part of a dynamic, wellrespected general corporate practice group that realistically expects 1,900 annual billable hours. Apply for Job #1001

Labor & Employment Associate (MidLevel)
The labor & employment practice group of our “top 50” Chicago law firm client is seeking an employment litigation and labor associate with, ideally, 4-5 years of experience. This attorney must have experience taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing motions, and conducting discovery. Additionally, experience handling cases before federal and state courts, and administrative agencies such as the EEOC, NLRB, IDHR, IHRC and ILRB, and counseling clients on various labor & employment issues, including Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, WARN,, USERRA, ADA, ADEA, NLRA, handling of grievances, overtime and unpaid wage claims, and employment contracts, is required. This is a great oppoortunity to be part of a dynamic, growing practice group. Apply for Job #876

Insurance Coverage Associate (Mid To Senior Level)
Our mid-sized law firm client has an immediate need for an attorney in its well-respected Insurance Coverage Litigation Group. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of insurance coverage litigation experience, including general liability, professional liability, errors and omissions, and other types of commercial insurance. Cases are leanly staffed so associates are given substantial client contact and hands-on experience. Matters include environmental coverage, toxic tort, construction defect and professional liability. Apply for Job #429

Paralegal
Exciting opportunity for a paralegal to join our in-house client in the consumer products and manufacturing industry. This person will serve under the Assistant General Counsel and provide support to the legal department in contracts, real estate, leasing, and corporate governance. Primary responsibilities include: contract and lease agreement review, preparing legal correspondence, and coordinating partnership with outside counsel pertaining to contract and real estate matters. The candidate must have at least 2 or more years of in-house experience. A paralegal certificate or a bachelor's degree is strongly preferred. This person must also be an enthusiastic self-starter, who is willing to learn about new practice areas of law. Office is located in River North and the compensation is between $60,000-$70,000 depending on experience. Apply for Job #3343

Marketing Director
Our general practice law firm client seeks a new Marketing Director to join their Loop office. This person will be responsible for overseeing the firm's marketing strategy. This person must be able to implement marketing strategies for the firm, practice area groups, and individual attorneys. The candidate must have an undergraduate degree in Marketing and ten or more years of experience at a law firm or professional services firm. Salary is commensurate with experience. Apply for Job #3345

State And Local Tax Manager
Our national accounting firm client located in the Loop is seeking a State and Local Tax Manager with at least 4 years of relevant experience. This position requires strong project management skills and a proven record of managing client relationships with business owners, tax directors and CFOs. This candidate must either be a CPA or have a J.D. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CMI certificate, Masters of Taxation, MBA or LL.M. in taxation is preferred. This is a great opportunity to work in a non-law firm environment. Apply for Job #992

Temp-To-Perm Patent Docket Analyst
Our international law firm client is looking for a temp-to-perm Patent Docket Analyst with 1-3 years of experience to join their Loop office. This person will report to the Regional Lead Analyst. Primary responsibility involves assisting with docketing correspondence from associates and the USPTO, and with de-docketing of action items from the docket system. Other responsibilities include updating information in the docket database, communicating with attorneys and paralegals, and assisting with other various administrative duties. For more information, please visit: Apply for Job #3331

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, networking and organizational skills are encouraged to email their resume, in strict confidence, to Gary A. D'Alessio, Esq., President, at gdalessio@chicagolegalsearch.com. Apply for Job #461

Mutual Fund Corporate Regulatory (1940 Act) Attorney
Our global financial services client located in the loop is seeking an attorney with, ideally, 2-5 years of 1940 Act/regulatory and mutual fund experience. The ideal candidate will have worked within a mutual fund or with the SEC or other regulatory agency. Experience with exchange traded funds, closed end funds, hedge fund subscription, redemption agreements and S-1, 10-K and 10-Q filings is a plus. If this attorney starts prior to September 1, they will qualify for an incentive bonus up to 20% of their base salary as well as a merit bonus in April 2012. This is an excellent opportunity to perform sophisticated work at a well-respected global company. Apply for Job #970

Corporate & Securities Paralegal
Chicago-based international law firm is seeking to hire a corporate and securities paralegal with at least 5 years of transactional experience including formation and maintenance of business entities, domestic and cross-border M&A's. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with foreign and domestic cororate transactions, maintain portfolio's of domestic and foreign subsidiaries and maintain corporate records. Bachelor's degree and paralegal certificate preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Complete benefits package. Apply for Job #3338

Commercial Litigation Associate (Junior Level)
Our law firm client is seeking a well-credentialed (only from “top 20” ranked law school) junior commercial litigation associate (‘09-’10 class years ideal) with large law firm experience to join its prestigious litigation practice. Types of experience preferred for this position include commercial litigation, product liability, insurance coverage and/or reinsurance, ideally involving any toxic/asbestos substances or mass tort issues. Due to its smaller size, this firm is democratically managed and the associates are very involved in the hiring process. You will conduct more depositions, gain more courtroom experience and have direct client interaction much earlier in your career than if you were at a large firm. Competitive compensation and lifestyle hours (1,850). Apply for Job #554

Real Estate Associate (Junior To Mid-Level)
Our mid-sized law firm client is seeking a commercial real estate associate with 2-6 years of experience to handle acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and leasing matters. Associates in this real estate group, which is a core practice area of the firm, regularly make partner. Apply for Job #519

Regional Litigation Support Specialist
Our law firm client seeks a new Regional Litigation Support Specialist for their downtown Chicago office. This person will report to the Senior Litigation Support Manager, and serve as the primary liaison between the firm's internal and external clients for eight Midwest offices. The position also requires serving as the conduit between the firm and the National Data Center. For more information, please visit: Apply for Job #3342

Immigration Staff Attorney
The Chicago office of our international law firm client is seeking an Illinois bar admitted Staff Attorney with 2-3 years of experience to manage a highvolume docket of global and U.S. immigration cases, draft and prepare complex business visa and immigrant positions, oversee paralegals and act as a liaison with local counsel. Experience with global/business immigration is a plus. This attorney will need to stay current on emerging legislation and be client-focused. This is a great opportunity to handle sophisticated immigration issues while working reasonable hours. Apply for Job #997

Health Care Associate (Junior To Mid-Level)
The Chicago office of our national law firm client seeks an associate with, ideally, 1-3 years of experience to join their growing national health care practice. The ideal candidate will have experience advising hospitals, physicians, health systems and other health care providers or payors on federal and state law regulatory issues affecting the health care industry. This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic, highly respected practice group. Apply for Job #973

Corporate Transactional Associate (Junior Level)
This dynamic, entrepreneurial law firm (under thirty attorneys) comprised of “big firm refugees” is seeking a corporate transactional associate with 3-5 years of experience for its growing practice. Representative matters for clients include business formations and planning, mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations and joint ventures, venture capital and private equity, and hedge funds. This firm prefers a welltrained attorney who, ideally, gained his/her experience at a mid-size to large law firm. The realistic annual target billables are only 1,900. This is a great opportunity to be an integral part of a small, close-knit practice group. Apply for Job #544

Immigration Paralegal
Prestigious law firm client in the loop is looking for an immigration paralegal with 2+ years of experience. Bachelor's degree and paralegal certificate are preferred but not required. Salary up to the mid $50's with complete benefits. Apply for Job #3340

Banking Associate (Junior To MidLevel)
The Banking practice group of our national law firm client is seeking an associate with 2-3 years of experience in bank and general commercial lending, including credit enhancement-related transactions. Significant drafting and negotiation skills are essential. This is a great opportunity to be part of a collaborative working environment in a well-established practice. Apply for Job #944

Practice Technology Analyst
Large law firm is seeking a Practice Technology Analyst to oversee many aspects of litigation support from the start of a case through trial proceedings. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, database creation management using Concordance, image loading, bulk printing and building document production using IPRO, transcriipt management using LiveNote. You will also assist end users with search queries, creating and copying CD ROMs and DVDs. For more information, please visit:

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Receptionist
Mid-size southwest suburban law firm is seeking a receptionist with at least 3 years of experience. Responsibillities include greeting clients, time entry (Juris), ording office supplies, preparing weekly schedules, processing and distribuing mail, light housekeeping. Salary range is $30-$35K with benefits (health, life, 401K). Apply for Job #3344

Apply for Job #3334

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Attorneys
Positions Available
ATTORNEY
Public Interest and Class Action Litigation --Small Firm, Big Cases--

1000 Attorneys
1010 Situations Wanted
COVERAGE/ CONTRACT

1000 Attorneys
1030 Situations Wanted

1000 Paralegals
1030 Positions Available

1100
1110

Veteran Litigator Seeks Work
Veteran litigator seeks work. Covering your motions, arbs, deps, ect. in downtown Chicago, northern suburbs, DuPage and Lake County. Available for permanent part-time also. Good References. 224-639-2231 or email jf@simonlaw.net

Opening for Technology/Litigation Paralegal
Chicago-based law firm Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P .C. is accepting applications for a technology/litigation paralegal position. This is a hybrid position where the paralegal will spend part of the time supporting the firm’s information technology (IT) systems and part of the time supporting the firm’s litigation teams. A minimum of two years’ experience working in litigation and technology is required. As IT support, the paralegal will be expected to troubleshoot routine computer issues for the office and serve as a liaison with outside IT consultants to solve more complex issues and aid in regular IT maintenance. As litigation support, the paralegal will be expected to focus on electronic database management, as well as other litigation functions. Ideal candidates will have comprehensive knowledge of: Concordance (database creation and research); CaseMap, TextMap, Sanction or similar software; Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel; Abobe; Westlaw/Lexis, and should have general knowledge of computer networking and Windows operating systems. Starting salary is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. Generous benefit package includes health insurance, and paid vacation, sick days, holidays and other benefits. For more information about our practice and our attorneys, visit our website at www.lawmbg.com. Miner, Barnhill & Galland is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume by e-mail to hiring@lawmbg.com and have the Subject line say: “MBG Paralegal Application”. (No telephone calls, faxes or mail, please.)

We are a Class Action/Public Interest/Whistleblower firm with an exciting case menu. Check us out: www.krislovlaw.com. We're looking for an associate with top legal skills and the ability to take charge and assume major responsibility in high profile, cutting-edge cases. Academic discipline, initiative, integrity, litigation ability and financial literacy are requirements. Experience is a plus. Salary, bonus and benefits of a large firm in a small firm environment. Major challenges. High satisfaction. 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 (312) 606-0207 - Fax

Four atty. office & staff. 40 yrs combined exp. civil & criminal, divorce, foreclosure, BK LAKE & COOK 847-672-8018. email: smslawgroup@gmail.com

Attorneys
Situations Wanted
Experienced Attorney

1000
1030

Experienced Attorney for coverage of all Chicagoland circuits, arbs, deps, research, tax prep. Have references, good reputation. I can help you make money. (312) 282-5158. edszymanskiatty@yahoo.com.

Insurance Coverage Attorney
Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP seeks an attorney to join our national insurance coverage, counseling, and litigation practice. This practice involves general liability, professional liability, errors and omissions and other types of commercial insurance. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of insurance coverage experience, excel at addressing complex business problems, possess excellent analytical and communication skills, and work effectively in a team environment. 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 mail only (no calls or e-mail please). Please send a cover letter, resume, and a non-privileged writing sample to: Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, LLP 123 North Wacker Drive Suite 1800 Chicago, IL 60606 Attn: Mr. Walter G. Roth EEO/M-F Employer

Independent Contractor

Seeking Work

Sole practitioner seeking independent contractor work. Will represent your office at Bankruptcy First Meetings or Real Estate Closings. My charge depends on responsibility and anticipated time. Call Barrie at 312-726-4044.

Legal Secretaries
Positions Available

1200
1210

Attorneys
Practices for Sale

1000
1027

LEGAL SECRETARY – LAKE FOREST IL , MATRIMONIAL AND FAMILY LAW
We are seeking an experienced legal secretary to work as an administrative assistant in our Lake County office. Berger Schatz is a high profile matrimonial and family law firm with offices in Chicago and Lake Forest, IL. As part of our Lake Forest team, you can enjoy the benefits of a north shore practice, while being associated with a downtown Chicago firm. In this position, you can expect a heavy case load and a very busy desk. We require solid experience in civil litigation, domestic relations preferred; a thorough knowledge of the Lake County court forms and procedures; top skills and references. To keep pace with this interesting assignment, you will need to be organized and proactive, able to manage your desk without supervision, and have the ability to multi-task and work equally well independently and in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential for this heavy client contact position. If you enjoy a fast pace and responsibility, please send your resume and cover letter in confidence. Full benefits; salary commensurate with experience and ability. New offices across from the downtown Lake Forest Metra station; convenient parking available. Apply to: BERGER SCHATZ careers@bergerschatz.com 161 North Clark Street, Suite 2800 Chicago, IL 60601 www.bergerschatz.com

Chicago & Suburban Law Practice For Sale Estate planning attorney with over 2,000 clients and extensive mailing lists from seminars seeks to sell Chicago and suburban practice. Please contact Ron: bajabyron@gmail.com

Commercial Real Estate Attorney
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a leading Midwest business law firm, is seeking a commercial real estate attorney for our Royal Oak office. Qualified candidates must have 4-10 years commercial real estate experience. Experienced associates and junior partners will be considered as well as candidates seeking parttime. Our firm has been in business since 1869 and has grown to over 120 attorneys in 5 offices. We operate like a business and have a culture based on successful business principles. Low overhead, competitive hourly rates and merit based pay are just a few of those principles. Our success is due to the professional excellence exhibited by our attorneys and their ability to work well together. Creativity, collaboration and accomplishment are fostered consistently. This mindset sets us apart and is the reason we are trusted legal advisors to many long-term business clients. If you have a background with demonstrated achievement and the ability to develop solid business relationships... If you believe compensation should be based on merit... If you hold yourself accountable for your success and have a dynamic approach to your practice... If you are seeking a collegial, transparent, entrepreneurial and flexible culture… ...then you may be interested in employment with our firm. For details on how to apply, please visit http://careers.h2law.com. Learn more about Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC at www.howardandhoward.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Legal Secretaries
Positions Available
Experienced Legal Secretary - Litigation

1200
1210

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a leading Midwest business law firm based in Michigan, is seeking an experienced legal secretary for our Peoria, Illinois office. The Howard & Howard legal secretarial role performs administrative duties for assigned attorneys and has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within a particular field. We are seeking candidates with 5 – 15 years experience in litigation, preferably in the business or commercial field. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: *Manages assigned attorneys’ calendars, dockets and appointments. *Screens incoming calls and correspondence and responds as necessary. *Takes and transcribes dictation and composes and prepares confidential correspondence, reports and other complex documents. *Creates and maintains database and spreadsheet files. *Conducts attorney time entry and billing. *Maintains confidentiality of all firm and client matters. *Provides back-up support to other legal secretaries as assigned or needed.

Experienced Legal Secretaries
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a leading Midwest business law firm based in Michigan, is seeking experienced legal secretaries for our Royal Oak, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois offices for current and/or future opportunities. The Howard & Howard legal secretarial role performs administrative duties for assigned attorneys and has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within a particular field. We are seeking candidates with 5 – 15 years experience with expertise in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Advisory Services (transaction) and Intellectual Property. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: *Manages assigned attorneys’ calendars, dockets and appointments. *Screens incoming calls and correspondence and responds as necessary. *Takes and transcribes dictation and composes and prepares confidential correspondence, reports and other complex documents. *Creates and maintains database and spreadsheet files. *Conducts attorney time entry and billing. *Maintains confidentiality of all firm and client matters. *Provides back-up support to other legal secretaries as assigned or needed. *Performs other duties as assigned. Successful candidates should demonstrate the following competencies: *Excellent written and verbal communication skills. *Excellent organization and prioritization skills. *Strong process orientation. *A collaborative, team player, ethical and adaptive nature. *A solution oriented and strategic thinker. *Excellent at taking ownership and being accountable. *Understands the importance of confidentiality. *Strong sense of respect for others. *Proficiency with Microsoft Word 2007 and Outlook. *Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint a plus. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A business degree is preferred. We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, basic life and AD&D, short term disability, profit sharing, 401K and flexible spending accounts. These are full-time opportunities and salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates who qualify for these opportunities may apply at http://careers.h2law.com. To learn more about Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, please visit www.howardandhoward.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Entrepreneurial Attorneys with 5-15 Years Experience
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a leading Midwest business law firm, is seeking entrepreneurial attorneys in all office locations for our growing and diversified practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Corporate Advisory Services. Our firm has been in business since 1869 and has grown to over 125 attorneys, with offices in Chicago, Detroit and Las Vegas. We operate like a business and have a culture based on successful business principles. Low overhead, competitive hourly rates and merit based pay are just a few of those principles. Our success is due to the professional excellence exhibited by our attorneys and their ability to work well together. Creativity, collaboration and accomplishment are fostered consistently. This mindset sets us apart and is the reason we are trusted legal advisors to many long-term business clients. If you have a portable book of business worth $250,000 or higher... If you believe compensation should be based on merit... If you hold yourself accountable for your success and have a dynamic approach to your practice... If you are seeking a collegial, transparent, entrepreneurial and meritocratic culture... ...then you may be qualified for employment with our firm. For details on how to apply, please visit http://careers.h2law.com. Please provide, as an addendum to your resume, information regarding your book of business and potential business plan for growing your practice at Howard & Howard. Learn more about Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC at www.howardandhoward.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.

*Performs other duties as assigned. Successful candidates should demonstrate the following competencies: *Excellent written and verbal communication skills. *Excellent organization and prioritization skills. *Strong process orientation. *A collaborative, team player, ethical and adaptive nature. *A solution oriented and strategic thinker. *Excellent at taking ownership and being accountable. *Understands the importance of confidentiality. *Strong sense of respect for others. *Proficiency with Microsoft Word 2007 and Outlook. *Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint a plus. *Experience with e-filing. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A business degree is preferred. We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, basic life and AD&D, short term disability, profit sharing, 401K and flexible spending accounts. These are full-time opportunities and salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates who qualify for these opportunities may apply at http://careers.h2law.com. To learn more about Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, please visit www.howardandhoward.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Illinois Paralegal Association
CIVILITY AND PROFESSIONALISM By: Caren Mansfield, a member of the Illinois Paralegal Association Occasionally articles in legal publications will discuss the issue of civility. In the last few years this issue has come before the legal profession more and more frequently as we read or hear about rude lawyers, rude judges, unruly courtrooms and the like. As a paralegal you question how civility affects your everyday work because you are not the lawyer appearing in court or making legal decisions. But as a paralegal you are part of the legal profession and you come in contact with many different individuals whether lawyers, judges, court personnel, clients or witnesses. You can help maintain civility in the legal profession by maintaining at all times the highest standards in your correspondence and conversations with others. Now we have all had the days when we have hung up the telephone from a conversation where perhaps the only comment can be “duh?!” or perhaps an expletive feels better. But that is just what you say when you are by yourself, right? As paralegals we all must consider that everything we say or do reflects on our employer and our profession. Yelling over the telephone does not usually yield good results. Berating a person does not make them want to spill everything they know to you. What’s that old saying Grandma used to say about catching more flies with honey? Well, it is true. All of us respond better when we are approached in a civil fashion. Sometimes you just have breathe deep or think of something funny in order to keep your cool. Many times the person you want to choke is someone you really need to build a relationship with because this will not be your last conversation. Perhaps the individual is having a worse day than you are. Leaving on a good note will make the person more likely to be helpful if you make contact in the future. What other steps can a paralegal perform to assist in maintaining civility and professionalism? Perhaps there are some rather simple steps for a paralegal to perform like returning phone calls promptly, keeping the client informed of all dates, sending copies of informative documents and, here’s a big one, letting everyone know when something is canceled. Boy don’t you hate it when someone shows up for a canceled deposition or hearing. Don’t whine, just apologize and do not let it happen again. Hopefully in such an instance the person who shows up for the canceled event will demonstrate good grace and civility. We all know that what you remember is usually not all the good things that occur but the bad things that happen or inconvenience you. Consider yourself fortunate if all your experiences have been positive with other members of the legal profession. As a matter of course you should work to be prepared, show a high level of responsibility, display respect for others and hopefully all the hard work will pay off in good relationships with other members of the profession, clients and the public. With dedicated support of paralegals and other legal staff civility and professionalism in the legal system does not have to be a thing of the past. Contact the Illinois Paralegal Association at IPA@ipaonline.org or by calling Yvonne at 815-462-4620. Contact 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

2012 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.

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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 __________________________________________________________________ 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 ______________________________________________________________ Signature _________________________________________________________________ Card Number __________________________________________________________________________ Expiration _____________________ Security Code ___________________ Billing Address_____________________________________________ Billing City_______________________________ Billing State___________ Billing Zip __________________

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CAREER CORNER

NEWS ARTICLES & OTHER JOBSEARCH TIPS AND IDEAS WRITTEN BY EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD

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CHARACTERISTICS OF STELLAR RESUMES
By Chere B. Estrin and Carla S. Haney
Much of what we do in the legal field involves written communication. It's how we frequently communicate with the court, with opposing and co-counsel, and even with colleagues in our own office. Because of this, a legal professional's writing, document organization, and proofreading skills are very important; a resume is a great place to showcase these skills. As former hiring managers, we've seen some stellar resumes. We've also seen some decent resumes, some mediocre resumes, and a handful of resumes that have made us laugh, cringe, or shudder at the thought of hiring the candidate presented. Although there are truckloads of ways to make a bad resume, there are surprisingly few ways to make a great one. Here are the top characteristics of resumes that stand out in a crowd-in a good way.

#1: They're visually appealing.

According to experts, you only have between 2 and 10 seconds to convince the person reviewing your resume that it's worth a full read. The first thing many resume reviewers do is what we call the Two- Second Test: they spend a few seconds skimming the document and decide whether they want to spend more time actually reading it. Here are a few things they look for: Overall Visual Appeal - Does the resume look professional and polished? Is there a good balance of text and white space? Are the margins consistent all the way around the document? Does everything fit on the printable page? Header - Does the resume have a professional- looking header, including the candidate's complete name and contact information? Is the candidate's email address appropriate? Organization - Is the resume organized in a logical manner? Are the sections easy to identify at a glance? Keep in mind that just because Elle Woods from Legally Blonde can get away with a resume that's pink and scented doesn't mean you can. Stick with white or offwhite paper, stay away from the perfume, and give "a little something extra" another way.

#2: They're concise.

You may have heard that your resume should be one page in length-here's why. Think about volume: you may be among 100 or more applicants for a position. If you're in this boat, chances are you'll have precious little time to convince the person reviewing your resume that you're a candidate worth talking to. Contrary to popular belief, the resume's goal isn't to get you a job-how many people do you know who have gotten job offers based solely on their resume? The fact is that a stellar resume can get you an interview, but a job offer will usually only come after you've talked to someone, either in person or over the phone. The goal of your resume is to whet the reviewer's appetite so that you're the first person called for an interview. So how do you keep it short when you're long on relevant education, experience, and skills? Think about your resume the way you think about page limits for filings. In a brief, only the strongest, most relevant arguments are included; when you're over the page limit weaker arguments, arguments that don't fully support the brief's overall goal, and redundant arguments are removed. Take a look at your resume. Is there anything in it that isn't specifically relevant to the position? Is there anything that doesn't support the argument that you are the best, most qualified candidate for this position? Remember that your resume shouldn't include everything you've ever done at every job you've ever had. It should be short and sweet, and should leave the person reviewing it wanting more-in the form of an interview.

#3: They're custom.

At the end of the day, even if yours is the most visually appealing and concise resume ever written, if you can't prove that you meet the job requirements you're probably not going to get an interview. So it's your job as the job seeker to prove that you're qualified and to explain why you're a great fit for the position. The way to prove that you're qualified is to customize your resume to the position. When a hiring manager has taken the time to write a detailed position description, you should take the time to provide a detailed response. Put yourself in the hiring manager's shoes: you spent 30 minutes writing a description of exactly what you want in a candidate and exactly what the tasks will be. Are you going to respond more favorably to the candidate who submits the same generic resume for every position, or to the candidate who addresses each of this position's specific requirements and includes relevant skills, experience, and education that reflect the candidate's ability to accomplish each of the positions duties? Chances are the person with the customized resume will get the interview, and the person with the generic resume will get moved to the bottom of the pile (or to the "round file"). One way to customize your resume is to include keywords from the job posting to explain why you're ideally qualified for the position. If the position calls for a paralegal with 3+ years of litigation experience and strong case management skills, your resume should reflect your 3+ years of litigation experience and your strong case management skills. To stand out, don't just state that you have strong case management skills; prove that you have strong case management skills by including specific examples in which you successfully managed cases. If your experience is with managing processes or projects or anything other than cases, use language your audience will understand to show that the two aren't so different after all. Chere Estrin is the Chairperson, Board of Directors for the Organization of Legal Professionals. (OLP) She has written 10 books about legal careers. Carla Haney is the Career Services Manager for UC San Diego's Paralegal Program and a freelance paralegal.

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Paralegals
Positions Available

1100 Legal Secretaries
1110 Positions Available

1200 Help Wanted General
1210 Positions Available

1300 Help Wanted General
1310 Positions Available

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LOOP LAW FIRM TWO LITIGATION PARALEGALS
Our client, a 12-attorney Loop law firm, is hiring two litigation paralegals. Commercial mortgage foreclosure experience required. Assist with pleadings, motions, publication, and other requirements. Familiarity with loan documents, supporting general commercial litigation, and discovery. Email resume to Curtis Linder at curtis@linder.jobs

Legal Secretary to 60,000+
National boutique law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced Legal secretary to provide administrative assistance to the top partner in their Health Care/Corporate group. This position will also provide back-up assistance to other team members as needed. You must be a professional, highly motivated, a team oriented and organized individual capable of functioning in a fast-paced, challegal environment. lenging Strong interpersonal communication skills along with strong editing skills are required for Must have 3+ this position. years of recent legal corporate secretarial experience; experience working for a mid or large size law firm. Advanced proficiency in MS Word and formatting documents large documents with a minimum typing speed of 70+ words per minute required. PowerPoint and Excel experience are also strongly preferred. If you are looking for a growing firm that values technological know how, this job is for you! Salary is commensurate with experience and firm offers a competitive benefit package. Email resume to famjobschicago@gmail.com.

Part- Time Bilingual Call Center Customer Service Representative (English/Spanish)
Job Description: Candidate must be professional, organized; self-motivated, responsible, and hard working. A focused team member who can multitask, be able to handle a substantial work load with a positive attitude. Must have solid verbal, organizational and phone skills with excellent customer service. Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. Duties require professional, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to type 35 wpm. Job Responsibilities: Includes, but not limited to: Answer phones and respond to general customer inquiries. Provide customers with product and service information. Transfer/route customer calls to appropriate staff members. Identify, research, and resolve customer issues using our database. Follow-up on customer inquiries and complete call logs and reports. Schedule appointments, take phone payments, and updates database information. Generate customer thank you letters and recommend process improvements. Job Requirements: Must be verbally fluent in Spanish and English Strong verbal and written and solid communication skills with extensive phone experience Must have the ability to handle difficult occurrences in a highly professional/effective way. Be able to handle a large volume of incoming inquiries in a fast paced environment. The ability to deal patiently with problems and complaints, and to always remain courteous even when our customers are difficult or angry, is very important. Have strong follow-up and follow-through proficiencies Be able to keep accurate records. Be able to communicate clearly, both in writing and speech (English and Spanish) Posses good typing, spelling, and writing skills for communicating through email. Have quick learning capabilities and demonstrate speedy response times to inquiries. Work accurately and with an eye for detail. Be flexible, available, willing, and able to perform all other duties as required by management. Display self-confidence, high energy, self-motivation, and quick thinking. Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references with contact information to

Director, Real Estate & Contract ManagementMetra
Summary of Duties: Reporting directly to the Deputy Executive Director, Administration, plans, directs and controls the day-to-day operations of the Real Estate and Contract Management Division. Directs the Real Estate and Contract Administration, and the Railroad and Energy Management Departments to develop, negotiate and administer railroad purchase of service and trackage rights agreements, real estate purchase, lease and sales, natural gas and electricity accounts, and general contract administration. Performs role of liaison with other Divisions, railroad corporations, public agencies, industry organizations and public officials with regard to contracts and property. Assures Division is in compliance with granting agency restrictions (FTA, RTA and IDOT .) Participates in the development of departmental and divisional objectives, goals, policies and procedures and monitors Division performance to ensure compliance. Availability to work flexible hours, as required, in the early morning, late afternoon, weekends or evenings. Responsible for the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations. Promotes safe work practices as well as maintains and fosters a safe work environment. Performs other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Real Estate, Engineering or related field required OR in lieu of degree, one year of substantive management experience in business, real estate, engineering and/or relevant work experience may be substituted for each year of lacking relevant college-related course work up to four (4) years. • Progressively responsible real estate/contract management experience preferably in railroading, transportation or related industry. • Must be able to work with sensitive information while maintaining strict confidentiality. • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with all levels of staff, other external groups and organizations. • Excellent analytical, oral and written communications skills are essential. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites preferred. • Supervisory experience required. • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. • Must be able to work in a demanding environment. Other Important Information:

Paralegals
Temporary/Part-Time

1100
1120

Part-time Bilingual Paralegal ( English /Spanish )
Fast paced law firm has an immediate opening for a bilingual paralegal. Candidate must be professional, organized, self-motivated and be able to complete assignments with little supervision. Candidate must also be able to multitask a consistent work load, have excellent computer skills and have weekend availability. Job responsibilities includes, but not limited to court filing, preparation of pleadings, immigration applications, bankruptcy filings and meetings with clients. MUST HAVE a minimum of 2yrs college or Associate's Degree. Please email your cover letter, resume, writing sample and two professional references. This position currently requires 25 to 30 hours per week with flexibility on weekends

Legal Secretaries
Temporary/Part-Time

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Part-time Spanish Speaking Bilingual Legal Assistant
Law Office seeks mature, responsible, hardworking and focused team member who can multitask. Candidate must be able to handle a substantial work load with a POSITIVE ATTITUDE. Job responsibilities include, but not limited to filing, mailing, answering phones, assisting attorneys/paralegals, attending clientele, and other secretarial duties. MUST HAVE a minimum of 2yrs college or Associate's Degree, be fluent in Spanish, have excellent computer skills, flexible hours and weekend availability and be mobile. You must also have solid organizational/phone skills, and excellent customer service skills. Looking for someone to start immediately! Send cover letter, resume and three professional references with contact information to

Box LB857
Law Bulletin
415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Intellectual Patent AdministratorRobert Bosch LLC, Broadview, IL.
Job Description: • Assisting with management of patents developed in North America, including the support of two Senior Patent Managers with patent prosecution matters • Ensuring that critical information for North American invention disclosure, patent filings and issued patents are accurately input and updated within in the Bosch-developed patent database ( #PLAS# database) • Requesting and documenting foreign filing decisions from the appropriate engineering directors • Assisting with management of the Bosch Inventor Awards Scheme, Inventor of the Year program and other similar programs • Coordinating responses to outside inventor submissions • Regularly corresponding with outside patent counsel on matters related to patent filings • Supporting patent infringement issues as needed • Organizing and keeping all necessary records of patent filings and issued patents • Providing additional administrative assistance to all members of the corporate IPR department including preparation of materials for patent review committees, Strategic Patent Portfolio Management ('SPPM'), Bosch Global Intellectual Property Conference ('BGIPC'), informational spreadsheets, generate reports, and process invoices Job Requirements: • Bachelor's Degree in any discipline or commensurate experience preferred • 1-3 years of experience with patents, patent law required • Experience with patent law in a law firm or In-house legal department required • Some docketing background, particularly in the patent field • Highly skilled in various applications such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; • Excellent organizational, time management, and written and verbal communication skills • Strong attention to detail with the ability to work effectively and maintain accuracy under the pressure of looming deadlines • Proactively anticipate needs, set appropriate goals and demonstrate progress towards achievement of those goals • Ask questions appropriately while independently working to create and implement effective solutions to complex problems • Capable of working with minimal supervision, building and maintaining constructive and effective working relationships with internal and external clients, peers and team members, and exhibiting flexibility and resourcefulness with regard to every day responsibilities If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume and salary expectations to JobApps.Broadview@us.bosch.com

• Subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment history, vehicle and criminal history. • Only resumes with salary history will be considered. • Only qualified candidates will receive consideration. • Relocation is not available for this position. Company Overview: Metra is one of the largest commuter rail systems in North America and provides commuter rail service between the downtown Chicago business district and 240 stations in Northeastern Illinois over 11 routes totaling about 500 route miles. Metra operates 700 weekday trains, providing more than 300,000 passenger trips a day. Our goal is a diverse workplace that is highly productive, dignified and team-oriented. We offer paid holidays and vacation/sick days, medical, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance reimbursement; and a railroad retirement plan. Response Information: If you are interested in applying for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to: E-mail: jobs@metrarr.com Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL 60661

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Marketing Coordinator
Major firm has an immediate opening for an experienced Marketing coordinator 3+years of marketing support experience. You will be coordinating the firm’s marketing activity utilizing professional marketing skills and facilitating client development and client service programs. Duties include assisting attorneys in preparing legal services proposals, prospect and client capabilities presentations and responses to RFPs. Experience in developing PowerPoint presentations is key in this job. You must be able to collaborate with attorneys and the Marketing Director. Experience in developing and enhancing media relations both in the legal sector (publications that cover law firms and the law) and in various client sectors (publications read by clients and prospective clients) are highly desired. You must be able to work in a team setting as well as independently. The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in marketing, business, journalism or communications. Minimum three years in marketing position(s), professional services or marketing research experience preferred. Required skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills; database and PC knowledge; research and reporting skills; Well-developed presentation and interpersonal skills required. Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint required. Good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) preferred. Salary based on experience, please send resumes for immediate interviews. E-mail resume to famjobschicago@gmail.com

Docket Clerk
Chicago law firm seeks docket clerk familiar with law, chancery, municipal, domestic relations and electronic filings.

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LITIGATION SUPPORT – ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER
Litigation Support firm seeks associate project manager to coordinate all aspects of client matters, including drafting and negotiating agreements; establishing and tracking budgets; coordinating with clients, vendors, and internal team; preparing invoices; and managing accounts receivables. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Submit resume and salary requirements to:margaret.lindsay@ fticonsulting.com.

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20 North Clark Street Office Space for Rent ATTN: Attorneys
Office space in luxurious law office 1 block from the Daley Center, has fully furnished window office (14x12) with secretarial station for rent. Amenities include personalized reception services, access to 3 impressive conference rooms; law library, medical library, telephones (w/voicemail), copy/scan machine, fax, DSL and kitchen. Call Patti at (312) 236-4146.

OFFICE SPACE for RENT 625 N. Michigan Ave

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Up to 4 furnished offices & one cubicle available in suite of established consulting firm. Great space - two offices have windows and abundant natural light. Suite has recently been remodeled. Perfect for solo/small law firm or accounting practice. Highly visible location near south shore Metra and CTA trains. Full time reception services, monthly/quarterly accounting support, live telephone & internet lines, conference room, kitchen, and copier available. Reasonable rent plus incidentals. Contact: sflesch@koltin.com.

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Friendly professional business law firm has 1 furnished 15x15 window office available on 35th floor for $1,200/mo. Use of large conference room/library, copy room & kitchen. Digital phone system usage available. Call Mindy (312) 236-8110.

118 S. Clinton
3 spacious offices in shared office in West Loop. Perfect for solo practitioner or small law firm. Phone, Internet, Conf Room, Reception, Kitchen, Scanner/Copier, Office Supplies, Cleaning Service included. $625/month. Dion at: legaldion@gmail.com 312-327-3370

11’ x 16’ and 13 x by 18’ window offices in attractive suite. Secretarial space available. Smaller office is furnished. Includes: receptionist, phone system, voicemail, library/conf. room, kitchen, fax, photocopier, scanner, and more. 312-641-0400, or 312-7824800. ex. 113 or scott@scottbeller.com

Premier historic landmark building with desirable office space ranging from 850 sq.ft. 6,123 sq.ft. Close proximity to expressways, restaurants and public transportation

542 S. Dearborn

161 N. Clark St.
1 large partner size office and 1 associate size office avail. in impressive law office suite on 25th floor of (new) Chicago Title Bldg across from Daley Center. Breathtaking Lake and Northern views. Incl. secretarial and filing space, receptionist, conf. room, lunch room, fax, copier, and internet access. Parking avail.in bldg. Avail. March 1, 2012 (or sooner). Please contact Rich at 312-357-0033

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100 W Monroe St.
Two large partner-sized offices on 21st floor facing Chase Plaza in recently renovated suite with well-established lawyers. Includes conference library materials, room, kitchen, and filing cabinets. Also available DSL, copier and secretarial space. Available immediately. Please call Sonja (312) 377-5056.

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One to Three Downtown Offices
Available are one to three furnished offices in an attractively designed and decorated, congenial downtown law firm. Included are secretarial work stations, shared use of a conference room and lunchroom and pro rata use of a photocopier/scanner. All three offices have high ceilings and large windows. One is a corner office, 14 feet by 13 feet. Another is 16 feet by 10 feet. The smallest is 14 feet by 8 feet. Please call 312-294-4800.

20 N. ClarkNolan Law Group
Well established personal injury law firm has furnished window offices available in refined full floor suite. Available suite amenities include receptionist, conf room, phone system with voicemail, copy/ scan/ fax, kitchen, DSL internet and secretarial work stations. Contact Leandra at Nolan Law Group 312. 630.4000.

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