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Listings of Jobs in the Legal Profession WEEKLY ® Volume 12, No. 40 A Special Supplement

Volume 12, No. 40

A Special Supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Week of Oct. 4-8, 2010

Attorney Positions — Law Firms, Government, Corporate, Non-Profit Staff Positions — Paralegals, Legal Secretaries, Law Clerks, Word Processors, Mail Room Staff, Receptionists and much more!

ATTORNEY

Position of the Week

ESTATE PLANNING ASSOCIATE

Boutique downtown Chicago law firm seeks an attorney with a minimum of 4 years of experience to complement its trust and estate practice. A strong drafting and tax background is required. Excellent benefits package and work environment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume to:

Box LB93 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Position:

Associate Attorney

Job description: Lake County law firm seeks a full-time as- sociate attorney for insurance subrogation and collections. The successful candidate will preferably have at least 1 year court experience and superior organizational, time manage- ment and people skills. Expe- rience handling circuit court dockets; trial and bankruptcy experience a plus. The posi- tion offers an excellent oppor- tunity for a self motivated at- torney to participate in all fac- ets of insurance subrogation, commercial and retail collec- tion litigation. Competitive salary, full benefits including medical and 401(k). Recent Bar graduates encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Licensed attor- ney able to practice in Illinois

Salary: Salary will be based upon experience. Please pro- vide a salary history.

Box LB92

Law Bulletin

415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654

E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

ASSOCIATE

ATTORNEY

SmithAmundsen LLC seeks motivated Labor & Employ- ment Associate for growing Management-Side Practice Group. Experience in tradi- tional labor law matters with an emphasis in representing parties before the National Labor Relations Board is re- quired. At least two (2) years of related experience re- quired. Exceptional organiza- tional, analytical and writing skills required. We offer a competitive salary and bene- fits package and an excellent work environment. EEO.

Send resume with salary re- quirements, academic history and references to:

attorneyresumes@salawus.com

Only materials sent via this email address will be considered.

ATTORNEY

Downtown firm seeks experi- enced attorney for general practice. Send resume to:

Box LB79

Law Bulletin

415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654

E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

LITIGATION

ASSOCIATE

Mid-size loop law firm seeks an attorney with 2-5 years of experience to join its Litiga- tion practice. Candidates should have excellent writing, research, and organizational skills and general litigation experience. Prefer an ac- counting background and ex- perience with Excel. We offer a competitive salary and ben- efits package and an opportu- nity to advance. Please email your resume and writing sam- ple to:

Box LB90

Law Bulletin

415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654

E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

ASSOCIATE

ATTORNEY

Mid-size law firm seeking con- struction attorney. Qualified candidates will have 3-5 years’ experience representing pub- lic and private entities, con- tractors, designers, architects on a wide variety of construc- tion related issues. This in- cludes contract drafting and review, mechanic’s lien is- sues, bidding disputes, surety issues, etc. Litigation experi- ence is a must. Salary is de- pendent on relevant work ex- perience.

Box LB82

Law Bulletin

415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654

E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

ESTATE

PLANNING

ASSOCIATE

Boutique downtown Chicago law firm seeks an attorney with a minimum of 4 years of experience to complement its trust and estate practice. A strong drafting and tax back- ground is required. Excellent benefits package and work en- vironment. Salary is commen- surate with experience. Send cover letter and resume to:

Box LB93

Law Bulletin

415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654

E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

PARALEGAL

Position of the Week

Paralegal Retail Vehicle Finance

Top loop based financial corporation seeks part time contract paralegal with at least 5 years of experience. Qualified candidates MUST have experience related to retail vehicle finance lending. Candidates will need strong drafting and negotiation skills as well as familiarity with regulatory and consumer complaints procedures. This position will also entail working with operation issues, including loan servicing and collections, underwriting and customer service. Experience with a captive vehicle finance company strongly preferred. Project is expected to last 3 months, on a part time basis, with the potential to extend as needed. Please apply online at http://eresume.providusgroup.com and reference Retail Vehicle Finance Paralegal.

Business

Development

/Marketing

Specialist

Chicago law firm is looking to add an experienced Business Development specialist to their staff. You need to have at least 3+ years prior experi- ence in a large law firm set- ting. Your responsibilities will include coordinating the busi- ness development efforts and marketing activities for a spe- cific attorney practice group. You will work with the attor- neys to facilitate client devel- opment, through cross mar- keting, seminars, and other client related social and busi- ness functions. You will serve as a liaison between the attor- neys and Marketing Depart- ment, attend and participate in practice group meetings to discuss business development activities. You will be develop- ing new business proposals, marketing and presentation materials for the group. You will also update and maintain databases for client contacts, transactions, and business de- velopment opportunities You must have prior law firm ex- perience, at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or relat- ed field and have experience with InterAction or other CRM database. Salary is commen- surate with experience and firm offers a competitive ben- efit package. E-mail resume to fmc420@aol.com.

Trial Paralegal

Litigation firm has an imme- diate opening available for an experienced trial litigation paralegal with 4+ years of ex- perience. The successful can- didate must be able to travel for 4 to 6 weeks for trials and your trial experience must have included sitting at coun- sel table. These attorneys would also prefer some trial exhibit soft ware experience. You must be detail oriented and have good interpersonal communication skills. You must be proficient with Micro- soft Office Suites and have strong communication skills. 4 year degree and/or an ABA approved paralegal certifi- cate. Salary is commensurate with experience and firm of- fers a competitive benefit

package. E-mail resume to

fmc420@aol.com

Medical Records Paralegal

Chicago practice has an im- mediate opening for an experi- enced Medical records para- legal. The successful candi- date will have a minimum of 3 years experience reviewing & summarizing medical records and creating medical chronol- ogies for attorney review. Strong writing skills, attention to detail, a good sense of hu- mor, the ability to deal with stress, and deadlines are needed to be successful in this position. 4 year degree and or ABA paralegal certificate are preferred. Salary is commen- surate with experience and firm offers a competitive ben- efit package E-mail resume to

fmc420@aol.com

ben- efit package E-mail resume to fmc420@aol.com LEGAL SECRETARY Position of the Week Part-Time Legal

LEGAL SECRETARY

Position of the Week

Part-Time Legal Secretary

Small law firm seeks part-time experienced legal secretary. Spanish-speaking preferred. Must be self-starter, and able to work independently with good client contact skills. Negotiable Hourly salary based upon experience. Please send cover letter and resume to:

Box LB89 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Legal Assistant

Fantastic team of legal pro- fessionals with a PI/Medical Malpractice firm seeks a skilled Legal Assistant. Join our downtown law firm where you can utilize your outstand- ing skills and knowledge and work with great attorneys. You must have 2 - 3 years of prior Medical Malpractice Plaintiff experience. The ideal candidate will be a highly or- ganized self starter with a good work ethic. Will work with subpoenas, motions, pleadings, interrogatories and discoveries.Prefer someone with strong dictation and

strong computer skills. This is

a great opportunity to work

for two very successful attor- neys. Outstanding benefits! Beautiful environment! Must enjoy being busy and multi- tasking. This firm really cares about their employees. Please e-mail your resume to:

jschwartz@msservicesltd.com

Jody Schwartz MS Recruiting Services,Ltd. 100 North LaSalle Street,Suite 2207 Chicago,Il 60602 312 855 1800 e-mail:

jschwartz@msservicesltd.com

website:

www.msrecruitingservicesltd.com

LEGAL

SECRETARY

SmithAmundsen seeks a Legal Secretary for our Financial Services team. Ideal candi-

dates will have 3 + years liti- gation experience, ability to type 65+ WPM, MS Word pro- ficiency, and excellent writ- ing, grammar & proofreading skills. Must be organized, de- pendable, and able to work in

a multi-task environment with

a multiple attorney assign-

ment. The work is fast-paced, and detail oriented. Real es- tate or banking experience is

required. We offer a competi- tive salary & benefits package

in a flexible, business casual

working environment. Send resume with salary require- ments to:

Secretarial Manager SmithAmundsen LLC 150 N. Michigan Ave, Ste 3300 Chicago, IL 60601 Fax: (312) 894-3210 Email: HR@salawus.com EOE

Litigation

Secretary

Small Loop Plaintiff’s Person- al Injury Firm seeking experi- enced litigation secretary. Ap- plicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word 2007 and Out- look. Knowledge of both Mu- nicipal and Law Division pro- cedures. Salary Commensu- rate with skills and knowledge. Send resume to:

Box LB83

Law Bulletin

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

LEGAL

SECRETARY

Multi-employer construction trust fund seeks administra- tive assistant/paralegal/legal secretary to perform secre- tarial and support staff duties in fast-paced litigation prac- tice. Fluency in Spanish and experience with federal court e-filing are a plus. Competi- tive salary and excellent bene- fits. Please fax cover letter and resume to the attention of Karen at 312/692-1489.

LEGAL

SECRETARY

Loop civil litigation firm is looking for a legal secretary with at least 2 years experi- ence. Position requires a re- sponsible person who can han- dle a variety of duties. 75 wpm typing required. We offer an excellent benefits package. Please fax your resume to

312-460-8299.

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ATTORNEY

Established Chicago-area bou-

tique law firm with offices in

the Loop and northern suburbs

is seeking an attorney with 3 -

7 years insurance coverage experience to join our dynam- ic and growing practice. Liti- gation, reinsurance or profes-

sional liability experience are

a plus. Position requires

strong writing and analytical skills. Full benefits; compen- sation commensurate with skills. Send resume to:

Box LB84

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415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654

E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Litigation

Associate

Suburban Chicago firm seeks associate for intense state and federal litigation. Applicant must be organized, meticu- lous, & zealous w/3-5 yrs. experience. Applicant must possess excellent writing and advocacy skills. Compensa- tion negotiable based on expe- rience. Forward resume, writ- ing sample, salary history, and references to:

Box LB85

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415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654

E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Family Law

Well known Firm is accepting resumes from accomplished associates with 3+ years of solid Family Law experience and a demonstrated belief in the importance of helping cli-

ents make a significant differ- ence in their lives. You will be challenged by the diverse and demanding cases at the Firm

but you will enjoy an excellent

salary and benefits package at

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thrive. For immediate consid- eration please submit your re- sume with salary history and salary requirements (must be included to be considered) to chicagolooplawfirm@gmail.com

Associate Attorney

Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C.

has an immediate opening for

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sualty Defense and First Par- ty Coverage Litigation. Excel- lent organizational, analytical and writing skills required. We offer a competitive com- pensation and benefit package including health, dental, disa- bility and a 401(k) plan. Please submit your resume and salary requirements in confidence to: Erik Nielsen, Managing Partner, enielsen@nzalaw.com.

5 years of experience in Ca-

Associate Attorney with 3

ATTORNEYS:

Mid-size loop litigation firm is seeking attorneys with 3 to 5 years experience in insurance defense/commercial litigation. Candidates must have excep- tional oral and written com- munication skills and out- standing academic creden- tials. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:

Box LB88

Law Bulletin

415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654

E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Associate/Property

Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig, LLP recently opened its Chicago Office. We are looking for an associate with 2-4 years of first party property insurance experi- ence. This is an excellent op-

portunity to join the new office

of an established civil defense

firm. Please submit resume to Hiring Partner, Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig, LLP, 115 S. LaSalle Street, Suite

3200, Chicago, IL 60603 or fax

to (312) 456-0909.

Litigation Attorney

Small, downtown firm seeks

attorney with 3-4 years solid experience in litigation. Exp.

in employment law, a plus.

Must be org., detail-oriented and versed/skilled in discov- ery, motion practice and trial. Reply with resume, salary goal, and writing sample to:

Box LB94

Law Bulletin

415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654

E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

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Attorney

Downtown Chicago firm is seeking an attorney with 1+

years experience to work in a

fast pace environment. Motion practice experience, good writing skills, real estate title a plus. Send resume and sala- ry requirements to:

Box LB87

Law Bulletin

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

ATTORNEY

Growing litigation firm seeks aggressive, Spanish-speaking attorney, with at least 2 years of P.I. workers compensation experience. Fax resume and salary requirements to Frank at 773-385-9151 olavarria@att.net

Attorney

Practice Mergers

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Sellers Wanted

Solo or small law practice. Robert Banzuly, 312-953-4268 The Lawyer’s Broker.

Attorney

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Contract attorney available for covering court appearances and other assignments, in state and federal court, at great rates. Please call Jason at (312) 550-9181, or send an email to Jason@courtcallsolutions.com. For more information about Ja- son, you can also visit www.courtcallsolutions.com. References available upon re- quest. Professional liability in- surance

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Motivated Seller Orders

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Largest & credit tenant (21K+ sf) recently renewed for 7 years; 1/2 block SE of Finley & Butterfield; Area abounds w/retail, restaurants & entertainment; Excel. access to I-88 & I-355; Well-maintained Flex Bldg.

100% Leased Investment Property
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SPACE AVAILABLE FOR SUBLET

160 Square feet of office space available plus separate area available for secretary or re- ceptionist in common area. Located in Sky Harbor, North- brook at 3605 Woodhead Drive.

We are a 3 person law firm looking to sublet an available office. The office has a kitchen and conference room. Utilities and internet included. Call 847-790-7625 if interested. Rent is negotiable.

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Across street from - Daley Center - City Hall - County Bldg. Best location in Chicago. Immediate Occupancy. Con- ference Room. Space avail- able from 342 sf. - 2,940 sf. G.O. CAMERON, INC., AGENT

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Great location! Copier, Fax, Phone and potential referrals. Quiet office in a congenial of- fice suite on the penthouse floor. Office is 14 1/2 feet by 11 and has sunny south side expo- sure. Secretarial space also available. Call Victor at

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The growing Labor and Employment practice group of our national client is using us exclusively to conduct a search for an associate who is, ideally, a Class of ‘05-’07 and has significant drafting and negotiation skills in either labor & employment or employee benefits law. This attorney must be capable of identifying and handling the labor and employment issues that arise in the corporate transactional context of mergers and acquisitions or dispositions of companies. Substantial experience in drafting and negotiating agreements regarding employment, severance, consulting and retention issues is essential. This is a newly created position and the associate will work prima- rily with two partners whose practice focuses on the labor & employment issues entailed in transactions. There may be some periodic exposure to litigation and counseling issues. This is a phenomenal opportunity to be the sole, dedicated asso- ciate in this unique role while being part of a collegial, close knit practice group. Apply for Job #921

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The Corporate & Securities Practice Group of our nation- al firm is seeking an associ- ate with significant corporate M&A experience. The ideal attorney will have 3-4 years of corporate transactional experience gained at a well- regarded law firm. Experience in shared deals, asset deals, sales, drafting, negotiation and due diligence is preferred. This associate should feel comfortable work- ing in teams and independ- ently managing components of transactions. This is a great opportunity to be part of collegial, team-oriented and sophisticated corporate prac- tice group. Chicago, Illinois Apply for Job #385

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We are conducting an associ- ate search on an exclusive basis for the suburban office of our law firm client, which has under 40 attorneys nationwide. This attorney must be both Illinois and Indiana bar admitted and have 3-6 years of experi- ence, preferably in subroga- tion. Attorneys with a person- al injury, insurance defense or workers’ compensation background also will be con- sidered. You will be the sec- ond attorney in this suburban office and will draft and file pleadings and briefs, pro- pound and respond to dis- covery, appear at hearings and mediations, and be involved in arbitrations. This firm focuses solely on enforc- ing subrogation and reim- bursement rights in the prop- erty and casualty, and health care insurance industries. This is a great opportunity to assume significant responsi- bility in a two-attorney office. DuPage County, IL

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Our national law firm client is seeking a well-credentialed, full-time employee benefits associate who has 1-3 years of general ERISA experience. Any experience dealing with employee benefits restructur- ing, Title IV and compliance with ERISA fiduciary require- ments would be a plus. This practice group counsels employers, plan administra- tors, trustees, investment advisors and plan fiduciaries in transactional, post-trans- actional and restructuring settings regarding their fiduci- ary duties and liabilities. This is an opportunity to join a practice group that is highly regarded within the firm and ERISA community. Chicago, IL Apply for Job #806

The growing litigation prac- tice of our small (under 30 attorneys), entrepreneurial law firm client is seeking a well-credentialed, ambitious and self-motivated associate who is client-focused and business savvy, ideally in the Class of ’03-’06, who has a great deal of hands-on com- mercial litigation experience (e.g., contract lawsuits) in state and federal court. Any experience in employment lit-

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Our client, a global corpora- tion located in the western suburbs, is searching for a trademark/contracts parale- gal. This paralegal will pro- vide support services that facilitate the effective protec- tion and attainment of trade- marks. The position will also work closely with attorneys and business personnel in drafting and reviewing various types of agreements, includ- ing confidentiality, consulting and development agree- ments. Candidates should be pro-active, organized, moti- vated and flexible team play- ers who possess strong com- munication skills (oral and written). The position is an excellent opportunity to gain a broad range of experience in both trademarks and corpo- rate contracts. Requirements - Paralegal certificate or rele- vant trademarks and con- tracts experience (minimum of 4-6 years of relevant expe- rience in either case). Apply for Job #3237

Our client, a corporation in the loop, is looking for a com- mercial real estate paralegal with 5+ years with titles, sur- veys and closings. The ideal candidate will have previous in-house experience, an undergrad degree and prefer- ably a paralegal certificate. Salary up to $60K with com- prehensive benefits, bonus and an equity interest in the company. Chicago, IL

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Mid-size loop law firm is seek- ing a legal technology analyst with 2+ years of experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the Legal Technology Manager in firm-wide imple- mentation and support of legal/litigation technology; lia- son between the legal staff an the IT staff and will provide a blend of services from both the legal and the technical areas; provide technical sup- port for Summation iBlaze, TrialDirector, CaseMap, TimeMap, NoteMap, LAW PreDiscovery v5.0 or higher and iPro 8.6 Suite. An indepth understanding of the entire lit- igation support process is required. Must be available through telephone and/or wireless connectivity, provid- ing 24/7 support when required. Salary commensu- rate with experience. Salary up to $80K. Apply for Job #3220

Our client, an Am Law 100 law firm, is searching for a National Marketing Manager to be based in its Chicago office. This individual reports to the National Director, Marketing & Business Development (MBD) in con- sultation with National Department Chairs and Practice Group Leaders as assigned. The National Marketing Manager will iden- tify strategic opportunities and work with Firm leader- ship, department leadership and practice group leader- ship to develop strategies and tactics to penetrate key clients and prospects. Some travel required as needed. Responsibilities include:

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WARNER NORCROSS & JUDD LLP, a full-service firm of 220+ lawyers with six offices in Michigan, seeks a lateral attorney to join its Muskegon office.

Located on Lake Michigan and 40 minutes from the home office in Grand Rapids, Muskegon is the largest city on the Lake Michigan shoreline and at the heart

of a diverse economy in West Michigan. The Muskegon office has 11 attorneys and three paralegals and serves a broad array of local, regional and national

clients in the areas of corporate transactions, labor and employment, tax, employee benefits, trusts and estates, litigation, international and real estate. We seek an attorney who has at least 10 years of experience, a portable book of business, and who possesses the leadership, client development and sales skills necessary to grow and sustain a practice with the support and resources of the entire firm. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, financial information regarding portable business, and salary and benefits requirements to Cathleen Dubault, Director of Lawyer Recruitment, at cdubault@wnj.com.

Director of Lawyer Recruitment, at cdubault@wnj.com . Real Estate Attorney Chicago is a marvelous city for

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Chicago is a marvelous city for the practice of real estate law. Goldberg Kohn's Real Estate Group has handled sophisticated and fascinating projects that are part of the fabric of our city. We are looking to expand our group so we are seeking an attorney with 3+ years experience in commercial real estate.

We have represented owners, developers, lenders and investors in connection with commercial, industrial, retail and residential projects all over the country, including senior debt, mezzanine and sale-leaseback financings, and sales and exchanges.

Our real estate clients include long-term, intermediate and construction lenders, mezzanine lenders, entrepreneurs, developers, landlords, general contrac- tors, engineers, syndicators and investors. We have a wealth of experience in financing of health care facilities, hotels and nursing homes, as well as in bankruptcy and work-outs of distressed real estate and in the purchase and sale of mortgage loan portfolios.

We require a law degree from a top 25 law school and experience in commercial real estate for this non-partnership track position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a collegial and professional environment, intellectually challenging work, and the opportunity to work with wonderful people.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, transcript and deal sheet using Goldberg Kohn's online application system which can be found on our website at www.goldbergkohn.com under the Career Section.

website at www.goldbergkohn.com under the Career Section. Senior Claims Examiner A Leading Specialist in Professional

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A Leading Specialist in Professional Liability Lines Argo Pro is part of Argo Group's E&S segment, which also includes Colony Specialty. Getting its start as

the professional lines underwriting division of Colony, Argo Pro continues to write a broad spectrum of specialty professional liability risks on a non-admitted and an admitted basis.

We currently have a challenging opportunity for a Senior Claims Examiner, preferably in our Chicago or Geneva, IL offices.

OVERVIEW: To analyze and settle professional liability (mainly insurance agents and accountants) claims.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Analyze coverage regarding professional liability (mainly insurance agents and accountants) policies.

· Investigate, evaluate, and settle claims.

· Handle litigated files and direct defense counsel activities, which may include travel.

· Work closely with the underwriters to assist with risk evaluation and claim trend analyses.

· Maintain professional licensure to settle claims as required.

· Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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B.S. or B.A. degree; law degree desirable.

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Minimum of 6 years of handling professional liability related claims.

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Experience handling claims in multiple states.

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Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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Excellent analytical skills.

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Excellent litigation management competencies.

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Excellent competencies in analyzing coverage and damages.

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Detail oriented with initiative and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment

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Previous insurance educational work; RPLU or CPCU desirable.

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Must be license eligible to settle claims in required states.

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Proficient in the use of computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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interested, email an updated resume to:

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Job Search Strategies - interests information on your resume

Aurora Donnelly is a solo practitioner always looking forward to the next exciting transition.

This past week I was involved in a lengthy discussion about a resume item. A colleague asked me to look at his resume to see if I could improve on a paragraph about his language abilities and experience. But the discussion that evolved was regarding a paragraph about his interests that he had included at the bottom of the resume.

He had written a two-line paragraph about what he likes to do in his spare time. When I

looked at the resume my eyes landed on that list immediately and I drew back. I found the list questionable, not because it consisted of anything exotic or inappropriate, but because

it is a rare sight on resumes today.

I recall that we used to include a section about our personal interests in our resumes years

ago. We put a lot of thought and effort into listing the sports we played, the hobbies we enjoyed and the special talents we possessed. There was lots of discussion and hand wringing about what to mention in these interests lists - for example, whether to mention memberships in associations, or political volunteer work or religious activities. The fear, of course, being that the reader might not like our choices and our chances of getting the job might be jeopardized.

I don't remember when we stopped putting all that on resumes, but at some point it came

to be seen as gauche. Why would an interviewer care whether we liked to read, or whether

we played travel hockey? Why risk annoying a prospective employer with some activity they found objectionable just because we thought it added personality to our resume?

Well, according to my young friend with the interests listing on his resume, that part of the resume is the ice breaker in his interviews and he feels that it is a valuable part of his curriculum vitae. He says it opens the way to discussing things he enjoys and is good at and thus puts him in a good light right away. He did not agree that the paragraph should go, it is staying, no matter what the rest of us said. So be it.

Even though resumes have become very structured and formulaic, this young man felt this anomaly in his was a valuable part of the resume and he is keeping it in. Which led me to thinking about how resumes vary in different cultures.

For example, when I was a management consultant, one of my assignments was helping 30 or 40 professional employees prepare for their job search after being downsized from a multi-national company's operations in Mexico. Their resumes were very different from ours, with photographs and healthy, long paragraphs about, you know where I am going with this … their interests. Since this is a normal way to present a resume in South America, which is where most of these people were applying, we kept much of that in.

Which brings me to another point. If you are applying for jobs in a foreign country, be sure you do research on what the expectations are for each country regarding job search etiquette, including what should be included in your cv, as they generally call resumes. The Western or American way may not necessarily be your best bet in some places.

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Illinois Paralegal Association

WRITING STYLE

by:

member

Paralegal Association

Caren

of

Mansfield,

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Illinois

Comes now this author heretofore before you and witnesseth in print to regur- gitate information to those who review this discourse. In other words I’m here to talk about writing style. No, Virginia, not what to wear when you are writing, though those jackets with the leather elbows do look smart, but how to create the way you write. Paralegals most often are assigned writing projects that must reflect the writing style of the supervising attorney. So how can a para- legal create a writing style? One way is to gradually change the writing style of the supervising attorney. Maybe that sounds presump- tuous but if the supervising attorney still uses those herewithforeeverafter words one way to start changing a writing style is to start elim- inating those superfluous adverbs and adjectives. With rare exceptions such words contribute little to the content of a document. For many years some non- lawyers believed the lan- guage used by attorneys in contracts and other docu- ments was deliberately craft- ed to confuse and confound the nonlawyer thus requiring an attorney’s services. Lawyers never did anything to explain why such words were used. Certainly the trend in legal writing cours- es and seminars the past few years has been to simplify language in documents. Indeed, many court rules use terms such as short, concise, and simple in describing information required in briefs. A first step in creating a writing style is developing the manner in which docu- ments are prepared. Think about the document and what should be accom- plished. Just imagine a para- legal having an opportunity to plan ahead! (Joke). Determine the purpose of the document. Will it be persuasive, informative, a combination? Should it be formal or informal? The next step is setting down on paper the informa- tion to be conveyed. Will you prepare an outline? Many authors use an outline

as a way to prepare for writ- ing a document. This gives the author an opportunity to think about what should be included and where it should be included. Does the docu- ment need categories or a way to break it down into readable sections? In a letter do the paragraphs begin with topic sentences? This is a way to clue the reader in as

you go. The way the information is written is as important as the information itself. Use simple sentences. When possible use present tense and verbs that emphasize the action. This will make the reader “flow” better. Being able to communicate clearly the thoughts and intent of a document just makes sense.

Whatever you do don’t forget to spell check and read the document. Spell check does not correct all errors or punctuation so do not mail or email a docu- ment before it has been edit- ed. When reviewing docu- ments months later the errors always seem to jump out and you wonder how they were missed. Part of

the reason errors are missed is when the drafter of the document edits. If possible have someone else edit your documents. This attention to detail reflects well on the attitude of the office. So work toward creating a writing style. Draft docu- ments which are clear and easy to read. While the con- tent may be complex that

does not mean it should not be easy to read and follow. For questions or comments about the Illinois Paralegal Association contact Yvonne Olsson, IPA Executive Director, at 815-462-4620 or www.ipaonline.org or Caren Mansfield at cmbaker- law@aol.com.

 

SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM

 
 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

 

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Corporate Business Filings

Nuts and Bolts of Forming an Illinois Not-For-Profit Corporation and Qualifying it as a 501(c)(3) Organization

Best Practices for In-House Paralegals

Accounting for Paralegals – “Look Behind the Numbers”

Computer Forensics 101

eDiscovery for Paralegals

Ethical Issues in Electronic Discovery

Adding Value in the Selection Process of an Economic Expert Witness

Introduction to Summation iBlaze

Hindsight and Probable Cause

Employment Law Update

The Legal Implications of Social Networking in the Employment Context

The Implications of Managing Personal Health Information (PHI) Within Litigation

Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

Immigration Law Basics and the Role of the Paralegal

The Emerging Field of Animal Law

Legal Research

Legal Writing

Auditing Your Trademark Portfolio

Can I Do That? Paralegal Ethics

Circle the education session(s) which you will be attending

We cannot always control the air temperature in the classrooms. Therefore, please come prepared by dressing in layers. Proper dress is

Please visit the IPA website for dress code restrictions, parking and transportation information, and

directions to the Club. The IPA is a guest at the Union League Club, and, therefore, can make no exceptions to the Union League Club’s dress code.

required in the Union League Club.

Registration Fees

 

Member (Early Bird rates by October 4 th )

Non-Member (Early Bird rates by October 4 th )

One day

($175) $200

($225) $250

Half-day

($125) $135

($150) $160

Quarter-day

($75)

$75

($100) $100

Lunch

($25)

$25

($30)

$30

(Indicate choice below. If no choice indicated, registrant will receive chicken)

MANDATORY Late fee

if postmarked after October 31, 2010 Circle the price for the events you will be attending

$25

$25

Registration Information

The seminars will be held at The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago. The registration fees for the Education Seminars include handout materials and breaks. Lunch is included for those attending a full day of seminars. Copy this form for additional registrations, as needed. EARLY BIRD RATES are indicated in parentheses and are only available on registrations postmarked by October 4, 2010. After October 4, 2010, registrants must pay the regular registration

rates. A MANDATORY $25 late fee for rush handling is assessed

if registration is postmarked after October 31, 2010. This policy will be strictly enforced.

A full refund is available for a written cancellation received

by October 29, 2010. Substitutions of registrants will be permitted. Tax deductions: An income tax deduction may be allowed for expenses of education undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. See your tax advisor.

Make checks payable to: Illinois Paralegal Association or charge to your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

   

Lunch

you would like to receive a confirmation of registration, include your email address. Exhibitors and Sponsors will be provided with names/addresses/email addresses of all registrants.

If

If you are attending the Lunch, please select an entrée. Lunch is included with a full day of seminars.

Tortilla Crusted Breast of Chicken in Roasted Tomato Sauce and Cilantro Rice

Name

Chili Marinated and Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Puree

Firm

Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

Address

Baked Horseradish Crusted Whitefish in Lemon Herb Butter Sauce with Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Puree

City, State, Zip

 
 
 

Mail Registration Form and check to:

Telephone

Illinois Paralegal Association Post Office Box 452 New Lenox, Illinois 60451-0452

E-mail address

 

or register online at www.ipaonline.org

 

For Credit Card payments, fax your registration to 815/462-4696

 

Visa

MasterCard

Discover

American Express

Name on Card

 

Signature

Card Number

 

Expiration

Security Code

Billing Address:

 

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