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Tazewell County Assistant Public Defender
The Tazewell County Public Defender’s Office has an opening for an Assistant Public Defender.  This is a full-time position.  The pay range is from $65,000 to $80,000 dependent on qualifications and placement in the office.  Applicant must: be Guardian ad Litem certified or be able to obtain certification within three months of hiring; and,
have a working knowledge of Illinois criminal procedure. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information to: Chief Public Defender, Luke P. Taylor, at ltaylor@tazewell.com.

Adjunct Paralegal Instructors - Illinois Central College

The American Bar Association approved Paralegal Programs at Illinois Central College is seeking applicants for two hybrid courses, Administrative Law and Civil Litigation.  The same individual could potentially teach both courses.

Students in these courses will have instructor-facilitated and graded assignments provided online and week and each course will have a mandatory, traditional, in-class session each week of the 16 week semester.  Fall classes begin on Monday, August 19th. Professor Tom Higgins will provide course materials and support throughout the semester. 

The in-class component of each course is scheduled as follows:

Administrative Law - Thursday evenings 7-8:15 p.m.

Civil Litigation - Thursday evenings 8:30-9:45 p.m.

The preferred candidate(s) would be a Lawyer licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois or a degreed Paralegal and have documented experience working in Administrative Law and/or Civil Litigation. 

Interested individuals should send an up to date resume and letter of introduction to Tom Higgins via e-mail to: thiggins@icc.edu

GAL

The office of the Presiding Judge of Tazewell County is seeking applications to fill a full time position within the Tazewell Court system.  The salary will be $75,000 per year with health, dental, retirement and vacation benefits.  The job functions will be to serve as GAL in juvenile court 1 day a week, as GAL in family and dissolution related Order of Protection cases 2 days a week as well as in further family and dissolution case litigation, as respondent parent's attorney in contested adoptions and perform certain guardian and administrator functions in probate cases.  Please send cover letter, resume and Tazewell job application by email to TazewellCourtsApplication@gmail.com. The Tazewell County Employment application and further job description can be found on the Tazewell County website at: http://www.tazewell.com/ under “How Do I Apply For A Job.”

The successful candidate must possess or be able to acquire GAL certification and should be prepared to begin employment on 8-1-19.
Attorney

The McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office has an opening for an Assistant State’s Attorney.  Depending on the applicant pool and selected candidate, the opening ranges from an entry level Assistant State’s Attorney I managing a traffic or other entry level docket to a mid-level Assistant State’s Attorney III who would likely be placed in a specialty area such as the Juvenile Division or the like. Pay ranges from $48,544 to $65,285 dependent on qualifications and placement in the office.  All areas of experience will be considered.  For those interested in obtaining a job description, please contact Bobbi Farley at 309-888-5400 or Bobbi.Farley@Mcleancountyil.gov. Click here to apply and for more information. 

Attorney
Well-established small law firm is looking for lawyer to do research and legal writing.  Flexible hours starting as part-time but could transition into a full-time position.  Civil litigation experience a plus, but not a requirement.  The firm offers a competitive salary and benefits.  Please submit your confidential cover letter, resume and a writing sample to pcba@mtco.com, and reference number 06182019 to be considered for this position.
Attorney
Knight Nicastro MacKay, LLC, a litigation firm with a growing national practice is seeking skilled and experienced lawyers to join our expanding practice in our Peoria offices. This is an excellent opportunity for a knowledgeable, hard-working, and talented attorney to join a firm of litigators handling complex cases with a national reach.

The ideal candidate has experience in civil litigation and managing cases from start to finish. We are looking for candidates with experience conducting and responding to discovery, motions practice with excellent legal research and writing skills, experience conducting depositions and trial experience is a plus. Some travel is required. Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice in Illinois.

Our firm offers competitive compensation and an opportunity to advance within the firm. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and matching 401(k) participation. Attorneys are also provided with a CLE budget and a marketing budget with support and mentorship.

Interested candidates please submit CV, writing sample, list of references and salary expectations to Dana Knight at dknight@knightnicastro.com.

Job Type: Full-time

Managing Attorney
PILI has an open position for a managing attorney. For more information, click here
Associate Attorney

Hasselberg, Rock, Bell & Kuppler LLP is looking for an associate attorney with experience or a strong interest in estate planning and probate/trust administration. A candidate with 3-5 years of experience is preferred but not required.  Candidate should possess strong analytical skills.  Financial or tax education/experience is a plus.  Send resumes in confidence to Marci Shoff, HRBK, 4600 N. Brandywine, Suite 200, Peoria, IL  61614 or  mshoff@hrbklaw.com.

Assistant U.S. Attorney

An Opportunity Exists for an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central Illinois District, US Attorney’s Office, in our Springfield Office

Applications may be submitted beginning Friday, May 3, 2019 via the USA Jobs website.

Announcement number: ILC CIVIL-AUSA-19-10490312

Associate Attorney 
Watson Law is a nine year busy solo law firm, focused on family law and constitutional criminal defense.  I am seeking to hire an associate attorney.  The interested individual must be energetic, with a dedicated work ethic, and committed to giving top service to our clients.  Watson Law also handles of counsel personal injury jury trials.  The interested individual must be comfortable in front of a jury and comfortable in the court room.  An individual who is committed to the Central Illinois area.  Trial Advocacy and/or Mock Trial experience a plus.  Any prior experience in family law and / or criminal law a plus.  Please submit cover letter, resume, references, and three writing samples.  linda@watsonlawpeoria.com

Attorney

Seasoned Estate Planning Attorney is transitioning to retirement and seeking a motivated attorney to eventually be the sole client contact.  We are currently looking to find the right fit for our office.  The potential candidate needs to be interested in Estate Planning, a quick study, a people person, and dedicated to serving generations of families.  We have a great staff, which are ready to assist a new attorney and provide continuity to the client base.   The firm is well established in Peoria, and has a complete document creation system, database and billing program in place.  The practice is concentrated in Trusts, Wills, Trust Administration and Probate, and some Real Estate.   Please send resume and letter of interest to pcba@mtco.com with reference number 071719 all inquiries will remain confidential.

Attorney
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR  ATTORNEYS....AV rated law firm has immediate opening for two (2) associate attorneys, one (1) for litigation and one (1) for business.  At least two years experience desirable but not essential for the right candidates.  Top working conditions and competitive compensation. Send resumes in confidence to: John S. Elias, Elias, Meginnes and Seghetti, P.C., 416 Main Street, Suite 1400, Peoria, Illinois 61602.
Attorney

Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen is expanding and has open positions for attorneys in its Peoria, Springfield, Champaign and Edwardsville offices.  These positions are in all practice areas, including but not limited to medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, trucking, casualty, commercial litigation and toxic tort.  Three to five years’ experience is preferred, but experience at all levels will be considered. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent legal writing and analytical skills with a strong academic record.  The candidate must have an Illinois license in good standing.

The firm offers a competitive salary and benefits.  We are an equal opportunity employer. 

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample and references to Managing Partner Craig S. Young at cyoung@heylroyster.com

Associate Attorney

Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC seeks a local attorney with 1 – 4 years of experience in the firm’s primary practice areas of commercial and residential real estate, public law, trust and estate planning, or corporate and business law.  Excellent credentials, strong communication skills, and relevant work experience are important.  Competitive compensation package to be commensurate with experience.  Please send resume in confidence to Miller, Hall & Triggs, Attn: Hiring Partner, 416 Main Street, Suite 1125, Peoria, IL 61602, or by email at hiring@mhtlaw.com.

Business Transaction Associate

Quinn Johnston seeks an associate with 3 to 5 years experience in the areas of commercial transactions, real estate, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and general corporate and business representation.  An exceptional candidate would have strong research and writing skills, strong communication skills, and be able to work directly with clients.

Only candidates contacted for an interview will receive a response.  Quinn Johnston is not accepting resumes or referrals from search firms for this position.

To apply:
Please submit your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and a writing sample in confidence to Adam Chaddock at achaddock@quinnjohnston.com.   Please upload all required documents as a PDF attachment.

Litigation Associate

Howard & Howard, a leading Midwest business law firm, seeks a Litigation Associate with 2-5 years of experience to join our Peoria office.  Our associates demonstrate a deep commitment to their own careers, to the Firm’s standards and Strongly Held Beliefs, and to the vigorous representation of our clients’ interests. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are necessary, as is a deep desire to succeed.  In return, Howard & Howard provides an exceptional compensation package and an environment in which that commitment is supported and rewarded.

About:  Howard & Howard provides specialized legal services to businesses and business owners. Our focused expertise provides us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, and our results-oriented approach to practicing law offers a beacon for business owners in search of intelligent counsel that aligns with their business goals. Our Firm operates like a business and promotes a culture based on successful business principles. We focus on maintaining low overhead, providing quality service at competitive hourly rates, and compensating our attorneys based on merit. We foster and reward creativity, collaboration, and accomplishment.

Contact: Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to submit resumes to: recruiting@howardandhoward.com For more information, visit our website
Howard & Howard is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Attorney - Remote Covering Central and Northwestern IL

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce is looking for an attorney living in central or northwestern Illinois to cover court appearances for foreclosure, eviction, bankruptcy and other related matters.  Appearances will primarily be within central or northwestern Illinois.  To apply, please send your resume to careers@mccalla.com  To learn more about the firm, visit www.mccalla.com

Attorney
Older attorney transitioning to retirement wanting younger attorney with experience to eventually take over practice. Practice concentrates in the areas of real estate, wills and trusts, corporations, and estate administration. Send resume and letter of interest to pcba@mtco.com with reference number 05222018. Contact Linda at the PCBA if you have any questions.

Attorney

Prominent Illinois school law firm seeks 1 attorney to join its growing employment and labor law practice group in its Peoria, IL., office.  Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience focusing on employment and labor law matters.  Experience with school law and collective bargaining strongly preferred. The firm is based in the Chicago area but handles matters throughout Illinois and has satellite offices in Peoria and O’Fallon. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, organized, and successful lawyer who is looking for a chance to advance their career.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to recruiting@hlerk.com. No phone calls please.

Associate Attorney

Moehle, Swearingen & Lobacz, Ltd., a law firm celebrating over fifty years of providing exceptional legal services, is seeking an associate attorney to join our practice. We are looking for a licensed attorney who is able to work in a diverse civil practice and has a particular interest in real estate transactions and litigation. New and experienced attorneys are invited to apply. We are especially interested in an attorney who 1) enjoys crafting creative solutions to legal problems, 2) has a meticulous disposition, and 3) is committed to providing excellent client service. To apply, please send your resume, a writing sample of no more than seven pages, and three professional references in confidence to Attorney Brigette Lobacz, 410 Broadway, P.O. Box 875, Pekin, Illinois 61554-0875.Bookkeeper

Non-Attorney Positions (receptionist, paralegal, secretary, etc.)

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

To provide general secretarial support to assigned Attorneys.

Prefer Real Estate Experience.

Varied responsibilities in the areas of estate planning and administration, real estate and business law. Duties include file maintenance; scheduling; maintaining calendars; client contact and correspondence; time entry; billing, periodic switchboard and other duties as assigned.

Position requires strong work ethic, ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner, and ability to communicate effectively with Attorneys, clients and staff.

Hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with one hour lunch

Email resume to: lorilundeen@ksswf.com

Legal Assistant

An Opportunity Exists for a Legal Assistant (Two Positions) for the Central Illinois District, US Attorney’s Office, in our Peoria Branch Office.

Applications may be submitted beginning Friday, July 12, 2019 via the USA Jobs website.

Please share with any interested party.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538926100

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/26/2019 the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. The application process is as follows:

1. To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.

2. Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.

3. Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59PM (ET) on 07/26/2019.

4. After submitting an online application, you will be notified whether or not you are required to take additional online assessments through the USA Hire Competency Based Assessment system. This message will be delivered to you both on screen and via email notification.

Receptionist/Secretary
Receptionist/Secretary needed for law firm. Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. General secretarial skills required, including typing, filing & answering a multi-line phone system. Must have experience in Microsoft Word, have good organizational skills, be outgoing, and work well with others. Send Resume 7 References to: Essig Law Office, 135 Washington Square, Washington, IL 61571. Fax: 309-444-1916 Email: essig@essiglaw.com
Paralegal

Watson Law is a nine year busy solo law firm, focused on family law and constitutional criminal defense.  I am seeking to hire a paralegal.  The interested individual must be energetic, with a dedicated work ethic, and committed to giving top service to our clients.  Watson Law also handles of counsel personal injury jury trials.   An individual who is committed to the Central Illinois area.  Any prior experience in family law and / or criminal law a plus.  Please submit cover letter, resume, references, and three writing samples.  linda@watsonlawpeoria.com

Law Librarian
The Tazewell County Courthouse has a full time position for law librarian/legal self-help navigator. For more information and to apply, click here
Clerical Position Available

Dailey Law Center is seeking qualified applicants to interview to fill a clerical position in our downtown Peoria law office.  Applicants must be pleasant, organized, motivated, able to multi-task, detail oriented, and work well with others.  Applicants must have experience with Microsoft Office.  The responsibilities of this position would include, but are not limited to:

  • Receptionist duties (answering multi-line telephones, taking messages, greeting and assisting clients, etc.)
  • Keeping multiple calendars current
  • Filing
  • Typing, copying, and mailing correspondence
  • Document preparation

Please send resume and cover letter to daileylawcenter@mtco.com, or by mail to Dailey Law Center, P.C., 124 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL   61602.

Court Reporter

WANTED: A few good court reporters.  The Tenth Circuit is currently seeking to hire two official court reporters.  This position requires Illinois CSR (Certified Shorthand Reporter) licensure.  Recent salary increases.  Freelance experience credit.  Additional transcript income.  Interesting work environment.  Teamwork approach.  Excellent benefit package. Please contact Teresa Ozuna, Court Reporting Services Supervisor, at (309) 672-6990 or email tozuna@peoriacounty.org for questions or to apply.

Paralegal
Paralegal position available immediately with very busy, fast paced law firm in downtown Peoria specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and civil litigation.  Candidate must be extremely organized, pay close attention to details, possess initiative, professionalism and have excellent time management skills.  Candidate also must have strong grammatical skills, communication skills and must be computer and technology proficient.  Candidate will be expected to organize and summarize medical records, communicate with clients, counsel and insurance adjusters and prepare written correspondence, pleadings and discovery.  Salary to commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to pcbaasst@mtco.com with reference number 01092019. 

Bookkeeper

Hasselberg Grebe Snodgrass Urban & Wentworth seeks full charge bookkeeper involved in all functions of firm’s finances. Accounting degree preferred and/or previous bookkeeping experience. Salary commensurate with experience.  Major medical insurance, pension plan, paid vacation, paid parking. An equal opportunity employer. Send resume in confidence to Attorney Kenneth M. Snodgrass, 401 Main St., Suite 1400, Peoria, IL  61602.  No calls please.