Legal Employment Weekly - July 12, 2010

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LAW BULLETIN LEGAL EMPLOYMENT Up-to-Date Listings of Jobs in the Legal Profession Volume 12, No. 28 A Special Supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin WEEKLY® Week of July 12-16, 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! Position of the Week ATTORNEY Position of the Week PARALEGAL LEGAL SECRETARY Position of the Week ATTORNEYS: Tired of the large firm, high pressure, long commute grind? Join us in the Western Suburbs with your book of business for a better quality of life. Respond by sending your C.V. to Box LB31 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] Litigation Paralegal Providus Experienced litigation paralegals needed! Must have at least 2+ years of litigation and trial experience, as well as experience assisting with ediscovery and proficiency on review platforms such as Concordance and Summation. Qualified candidates, please apply online at http://eresume.ProvidusGroup.com and reference Litigation Paralegal. Legal Assistant Naperville law firm seeks legal assistant proficient in MS Word and other MS Office applications. Prefer litigation experience - heavy tape transcription required. Fax resume with salary requirements to Terie Garrabrant (630)682-0788. Litigation Attorney Well known Plaintiff’s firm has an immediate opening for an additional attorney with a MINIMUM of 9 years experience including actual jury experience for preparation and trial of substantial plaintiff medical malpractice cases as well as experience in birth injury litigation. Position offers an attractive compensation package with unlimited growth potential. All responses will be held in confidence. Those applicants who possess the requisite qualifications should send resume, references and salary requirements to ATTENTION: ATTORNEYS WITH TRIAL EXPERIENCE Small firm seeks attorney with 3-5 years or more actual trial experience in cases involving securities or employment matters. Applicants must have actual trial experience in these areas. Salary and case responsibility will be commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume to: Litigation Paralegal Chicago practice has an immediate opening for an experienced litigation paralegal. The successful candidate will posses a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience with product liability defense litigation or large document intense complex litigation cases. Maintaining complex paper and computer file records is essential to being successful in the position. You must be able to quickly and accurately retrieve files using multiple indices. Summation, Concordance, and efiling are highly preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and firm offers a competitive benefit package E-mail resume to [email protected] Paralegal Large, prominent loop located law firm has an immediate opening for an entry-level full time paralegal. Paralegal certificate and some experience in a law office required. Must be organized, possess excellent phone skills and be PC literate. Responsibilities include; screening client calls, determination of potential cases, follow up and documentation in computer system. Spanish speaking preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Litigation Secretary $65-$70K (Downtown) Named partner in an upscale law firm is seeking a professional Litigation Secretary with 5 - 10 years experience, and EXCELLENT communication skills to assist with the following: * travel arrangements * creating and composing correspondence * e-filing for state, federal, and appellate courts * client communications; handling "sticky" situations patiently and tactfully Qualified candidates must possess 5 - 10 years experience in the above duties in the field of Litigation law. Must type 70+ WPM and have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Immediate Hire - Only Qualified Applicants Will Be Contacted E-mail resume in Microsoft Word to: [email protected] Litigation Secretary Prestigious Family law firm has an immediate opening available for an experienced litigation secretary to work for two busy partners. The successful candidate must have 3 + years of family litigation and pretrial experience, be detail oriented and have good interpersonal communication skills. You must be familiar with pre-trail organization. You must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suites including Word & Excel and have strong proofing and typing skills. Familiarity with e-filings and document management software is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience and firm offers a competitive benefit package. Fax resume to 312-853-3601 or e-mail resume to [email protected] Box LB22 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] Box LB29 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] Box LB25 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] PART-TIME ATTORNEY Part Time attorney needed for Section 1983 civil rights/municipal liability/school law defense practice. Flexible hours, some work from home possible. Experience in this field is mandatory; if you do not have federal court experience in this area , please do not apply. Motion practice, discovery compliance, some depositions possible. Good writing and analytical skills are a must. Competitive hourly rate. Please submit resume and cover letter PARALEGAL Family Law Established Firm is looking for an ambitious associate with a desire to take their Family Law experience to the next level. Join our nationally recognized practice and your hard work will help our clients achieve their goals and make a significant difference in their lives. You will be challenged by a diverse range of complex cases while enjoying a competitive salary and benefits package at firm where your career can flourish. For immediate consideration please submit resume and cover letter with salary history and requirements (must be included) to [email protected] Full time paralegal for busy loop class action firm. Knowledge of Summation, WebBlaze, Microsoft Office, electronic filing, subpoenas, and federal court system required. General complex litigation support and strong computer troubleshooting skills needed. Minimum 4 years litigation experience. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume to [email protected] Legal Secretary Chicago law firm is looking to add an experienced legal secretary to their floating secretarial staff. You need to have at least 5 years experience handling litigation and preparing corporate documents. You will be assisting this busy attorneys including document production and managing schedule calendars. Strong communication skills are needed for client liaison work. Heavy editing skills are needed for assisting in final draft preparation of documents. Salary is commensurate with experience and firm offers a competitive benefit package E-mail resume to [email protected] Legal Secretary Busy Associate Attorney with well-known plaintiff’s personal injury trial firm seeks legal secretary/legal assistant to help manage demanding schedule and heavy case load of complex litigation with emphasis on medical malpractice trial work. Strong PI litigation experience necessary. Plaintiff’s experience preferable. Must be extremely organized and able to work independently. Overtime hours are required. Must be proficient in WordPerfect 8/9/10/11. Familiarity with case management software a plus. Competitive salary; excellent benefits; new offices; challenging work environment. NO TELEPHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Fax resumes to 312 236 0920 or email resumes to [email protected] POWER ROGERS & SMITH, PC 70 West Madison Street Chicago, Illinois 60602 Box LB24 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] Banking/ Foreclosure/Real Estate Attorney 25+ Attorney law firm located in the loop seeks an attorney with 5 - 10 years Banking/foreclosure/real estate experience. All candidates must be detail oriented and able to work independently, be licensed to practice in Illinois, and have excellent academic credentials. Salary depending on experience. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Email resume to: Kathy Stratton Email: [email protected] PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS ATTORNEY/ LITIGATOR Loop firm has immediate opening for attorney with 2-4 years experience. Solid research/writing talents for Federal litigation practice a must. Traditional labor (NLRB), employment and/or ERISA exposure a plus. Excellent benefits, compensation commensurate with experience. Send resume and salary requirements to: Part-Time Secretary/Docket Clerk Part-time secretary/docket clerk for a general practice firm. Ideal candidate must have law firm Docket exp. including: Filing & recording documents at various courts & agencies; be reliable; an excellent communicator; detailoriented and able to multitask. Computer and typing skills required. Must possess knowledge of local & federal court rules, procedures & electronic filing. Please call Nancy at (312) 861-0800 or fax resume to (312) 819-0948. Box LB28 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] Attorney listings continued on page 2 Paralegal listings continued on page 2 Legal Secretary listings continued on page 2 2—LEGAL EMPLOYMENT WEEKLY Attorney Positions Available 1000 Attorney 1010 Positions Available 1000 Attorney 1010 Positions Available 1000 Legal Secretaries 1010 Positions Available 1200 Help Wanted General 1300 Office Space 1210 Positions Available 1310 For Rent 1500 1510 Associate Position Chicago federal employment civil rights litigation firm is seeking a newly licensed attorney in Illinois with a strong work ethic and strong writing skills. Please submit a resume, writing sample, and cover letter with salary requirements to be considered for this position. Attorney Established firm seeks domestic relations attorney with experience in all phases of divorce litigation, parentage and custody. Excellent communication skills are required. Send resume to: Associate Litigation Attorney Mid sized loop firm seeking an Associate Attorney with 2 - 4 years experience for our insurance coverage practice. Civil litigation experience is required. Please send your resume to: [email protected] LEGAL SECRETARY Loop civil litigation firm is looking for a legal secretary with at least 2 years experience. Position requires a responsible person who can handle a variety of duties. 90 wpm typing required. We offer an excellent benefits package. REAL ESTATE TAX ANALYST Loop law firm is seeking to hire a full time real estate tax analyst. Qualified applicants must be professional and have prior real estate tax experience. Competitive salary plus benefits. Three First National Plaza Stunning 50th floor high rise office share in downtown Chicago Class A building, across from Courthouse. 3 fully furnished exterior and 2 1/2 interior offices with spectacular views ranging from $900 to $2,500 and approximately 120 sq. ft. to 340 sq. ft. Reception area, kitchen, 2 large conference rooms with sweeping views, fax, copy machines. Call Cortney at (312) 558-6444. Box LB26 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] Box LB23 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] Box LB30 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] ATTORNEY Growing litigation firm seeks smart, aggressive, Spanishspeaking attorney with at least 2 years of workers compensation experience. Fax resume and salary requirements to Frank at 773-385-9151 [email protected] Experienced Attorney Boutique medium sized established family law firm seeks experienced attorney with a minimum of 5 years experience. Must be hard-working, detail oriented, and highly self-motivated. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Email resume and writing sample to [email protected] ASSOCIATE LITIGATION ATTORNEY Small firm seeks Attorney with 3-5 years of trial experience including actual jury experience for preparation and trial of substantial plaintiff personal injury cases. Fax Resume and salary requirements to Fax# (312) 853-3254. Box LB17 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] Office Space For Rent 1500 1510 Attorney Cassiday Schade seeks additional attorney with up to one year experience for its Rockford office. Candidate should apply directly to [email protected] No phone calls please. LEGAL SECRETARY Loop civil litigation firm is looking for a legal secretary with at least 2 years experience. Position requires a responsible person who can handle a variety of duties. 90 wpm typing required. We offer an excellent benefits package. LINDER LEGAL STAFFING Contract assignments and direct-hire positions at law firms and corporations. Please email resume to [email protected] and visit www.linder.jobs CHICAGO TEMPLE BUILDING 77 W. WASHINGTON Across street from - Daley Center - City Hall - County Bldg. Best location in Chicago. Immediate Occupancy. Conference Room. Space available from 342 sf. - 2,940 sf. G.O. CAMERON, INC., AGENT 312-236-5050 19 S. LaSalle Street Office Available! Three offices available in 2-floor suite. Furnished or unfurnished. Includes secretarial stations. Amenities include: 3 conference rooms, full reception services, loop messenger service, daily court messenger service, library, filing cabinets, fax, scanner color copiers, 2 kitchens, shower and sauna. Available immediately. Ask for Perri or Susie at 312-641-2233. Box LB32 AttorneysTired of the large firm, high pressure, long commute grind? Join us in the Western Suburbs with your book of business for a better quality of life. Respond by sending your C.V. to Attorney Situation Wanted 1000 1030 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] Attorney Petitioner Workers Comp. firm seeks associate. Bi-lingual Spanish speaking required. Benefits. Fax resume 312-346-7959 Box LB31 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: [email protected] SUPERIOR LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS Attorney w/20 years of law firm experience known for superior legal writing, analysis, and research available for contract jobs. Former member University of Michigan Law Review Editorial Board. $150 per hour. Call 773-512-2900 or 708-524-9579. Legal Secretaries Temporary/Part-Time 1200 1220 30 North LaSalle Law firm has recently made available (2) two offices for rent on the 34th floor of luxurious high rise. Amenities include conference rooms, full reception services, fax, copiers, kitchen facilities along with other services. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Please call Donna @ 312-332-5000. Steps from Daley Center Loop Law firm office and secretarial space immediately available. Steps from Daley Center, gorgeous shared reception and conference rooms overlooking the river. Your clients will be impressed. Competitive prices. Call Maura @ 312 545 3995. Attorney Positions Available ATTORNEYS 1000 1010 Legal Secretary Downtown, near lake, general practice firm seeks part time experienced legal secretary 3-4 days a week also with ability to enter data into time and billing program. Flex afternoon with optional evening hours. Send Resume to: [email protected] Experience! Former cop, Assistant State’s Attorney. Experienced in criminal, traffic, DCFS, forfietures. Many juries, bench trials, I am a Cook County Arbitrator. Seeking full time employment, take advantage of my background, lead me to new challenges. Open for salary discussions. Resume and referrences available. Contact by Email: chuck8[email protected] 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! Legal Administrators Positions Available Office Manager 1175 1180 Legal Secretaries Situation Wanted 1200 1230 Legal Secretaries 1200 1210 Jobs Jobs Jobs on Follow us to quickly receive all the latest attorney job postings and other legal employment information. Positions Available Legal Assistant Naperville law firm seeks legal assistant proficient in MS Word and other MS Office applications. Prefer litigation experience - heavy tape transcription required. Fax resume with salary requirements to Terie Garrabrant (630)682-0788. Legal Secretary Seeking Part-Time or Full-Time Position Experienced Legal Secretary seeks a part-time or full-time position. Proficient with MS Word, Dictaphone and Timeslips. Call Robin 312-206-2696. Small dynamic Chicago Loop specializing in commercial litigation, commercial real estate and creditor’s rights practice areas is seeking an Office Manager who can work collaboratively to design, implement and manage administrative and business functions. Responsibilities will include: Human Resources, Office Administration, Contract Management, and Strategic Planning. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and leadership skills necessary to maintain effective, hands-on relationships with partners, attorneys, clients and staff; excellent oral/written communication skills, strong organizational and time management skills; a Bachelor’s degree - preferably in Business, or related field, MBA or related Master’s degree preferred; and at least seven (7) years of law firm administrative experience with more than one firm. We offer a package of benefits, including a competitive salary, health/life insurance, and a 401(K) plan, and a smoke-free office. No paid relocation costs. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Forward resumes and salary requirements to: Kluever & Platt, LLC. ATTN: Denise Story [email protected] http://twitter.com/lbattyjobs http://twitter.com/lbattyjobs jobs.lawbulletin.com www.chicagolawyermagazine.com/jobs/ Email: [email protected] Paralegals Positions Available PARALEGALS 1100 1110 EXPERIENCED PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY We are looking for an experienced Plaintiff’s Attorney with the following qualifications: 1. Actual first chair trial experience 2. The ability to handle all aspects of complex and multi-party cases and a love of doing so 3. A desire to fully prepare and orchestrate large cases and a zest for the challenge 4. An ability to commit the required time and effort to this position to continue as a top trial lawyer This is not a starting level position. You must be motivated and be fully aware of what it takes to handle a case load of 30 to 50 files. Salary commensurate with qualifications and full benefits. If you are an autonomous individual with a desire to continue handling serious and deserving cases, please send your resume to: [email protected] Legal Secretaries Positions Available LEGAL SECRETARIES 1200 1210 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! 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! Jobs Jobs Jobs on Follow us to quickly receive all the latest paralegal job postings and other legal employment information. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Check out the Law Bulletin’s Legal Secretary account on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lblegalsecjobs Follow us to quickly receive all the latest legal secretary job postings and other legal employment information. You can also use Twitter to contact us. Copyright © 2010 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company 415 N. State Street Chicago, Illinois 60654 (312) 644-7800 Fax (312) 644-0542 www.LawBulletin.com http://twitter.com/lbparajobs http://twitter.com/lbparajobs jobs.lawbulletin.com www.chicagolawyermagazine.com/jobs/ Email: [email protected] http://twitter.com/lblegalsecjobs jobs.lawbulletin.com www.chicagolawyermagazine.com/jobs/ E-mail: [email protected] Legal Secretaries-twitter The Job Postings Below are brought to you by: Attorney Positions Available 1000 1010 Attorney Positions Available 1000 1010 Attorneys Positions Available 1010 1010 Paralegals Positions Available 1100 1110 Help Wanted General 1300 Positions Available 1310 ASSOCIATE - MIDLEVEL The Chicago office of our national law firm client is seeking a well-credentialed associate with, ideally, 4-5 years of acquisition financing, agented syndicated secured financings, intercreditor and subordination agreements, and Article 9 of the UCC experience. The candidate should be personable and have strong drafting, negotiating and client interaction skills. Relevant law firm experience on sophisticated transactional matters is required. This is an opportunity to be part of a well-respected and collegial practice group. Apply for Job #909 ASSOCIATE - MIDLEVEL TO SENIOR LEVEL DuPage County, IL We are conducting an associate 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 experience, preferably in subrogation. Attorneys with a personal injury, insurance defense or workers’ compensation background also will be considered. You will be the second attorney in this suburban office and will draft and file pleadings and briefs, propound and respond to discovery, appear at hearings and mediations, and be involved in arbitrations. This firm focuses solely on enforcing subrogation and reimbursement rights in the property and casualty, and health care insurance industries. This is a great opportunity to assume significant responsibility in a two-attorney office. Apply for Job #907 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 ($40,000 draw applied toward commissions). Individuals with outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills are encouraged to e-mail their resume, in strict confidence, to Katherine Hagman, Legal Search Consultant, at [email protected] or contact us at 312.251.2580. Apply for Job #461 Part-Time Corporate Paralegal Chicago, IL Mid-size loop law firm is seeking a part-time corporate paralegal with 3+ years of experience. The ideal candidate will work 3-4 days a week-28 hours a week. Duties include UCC issues, corporate maintenance, updating minute books, maintenance of shareholder information, filing qualifications to do business in other states, annual consents and annual reports. Competitive base salary and benefits. Apply for Job #3228 EH&S Coordinator North suburban company is seeking an EH&S Coordinator with 2+ years of experience. Responsibilities include managing and maintaining compliance with regulations and regulatory agencies (such as DOT, EPA, DEA and OSHA) relative to the pharmaceutical industry. You will author and file reports with local, regional, state an federal that are required by these agencies and maintaining liaison with regulatory agencies. Bachelor’s degree required. Salary comensureate with experience. Comprehensive benefits. Apply for Job #3223 Help Wanted General 1300 Positions Available 1310 ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR LEVEL Our national law firm client is seeking a real estate associate with ideally 2-3 years of sales & acquisitions, transactional and leasing experience to join its growing practice. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and wellrespected national practice. Apply for Job #908 Marketing Chicago, IL Our client, an Am Law 100 national law firm, is seeking a Practice Management Department Manager. This position is responsible for managing the financial and administrative functions of the Labor & Employment Department and its Practice Groups in order to assist in achieving the Department’s goals and objectives. Qualifications are as follows: Undergraduate degree in business or related field Three to five years experience in a professional services environment. Law firm or management consulting experience preferred. Exceptional managerial and facilitation skills, interpersonal skills and organizational skills Exhibit high degree of initiative and independent judgment with excellent troubleshooting and followthrough skills in order to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, dynamic environment Exhibit high degree of business analysis and possess the ability to discuss and brainstorm about the results and recommend the possible direction the Department or Office should take based on the data Apply for Job #3226 Litigation Technology Analyst Mid-size loop law firm is seeking a legal technology analyst with 2+ years of experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the Legal Technology Manager in firm-wide implementation and support of legal/litigation technology; liason 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 support for Summation iBlaze, TrialDirector, CaseMap, TimeMap, NoteMap, LAW PreDiscovery v5.0 or higher and iPro 8.6 Suite. An indepth understanding of the entire litigation support process is required. Must be available through telephone and/or wireless connectivity, providing 24/7 support when required. Salary commensurate with experience. Salary up to $80K. Apply for Job #3220 ASSOCIATE - JUNIOR LEVEL 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 restructuring, Titile IV and compliance with ERISA fiduciary requirements would be a plus. This practice group counsels employers, plan administrators, trustees, investment advisors and plan fiduciaries in transactional, post-transactional and restructuring settings regarding their fiduciary duties and liabilities. This is an opportunity to join a practice group that is highly regarded within the firm and ERISA community. Apply for Job #806 ASSOCIATE - MIDSENIOR LEVEL Our national Chicago law firm client is seeking a corporate/investment services associate with 3-6 years experience. This associate should have registered Fund/Advisor (40 Act) experience and great writing skills. This firm is known for its collegial atmosphere and great work environment. Candidates with large law firm experience would be an ideal fit for this position. Apply for Job #800 Chicago Legal Search, Ltd. 180 North LaSalle Street Suite 3525 Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 251-2580 chicagolegalsearch.com [email protected] CLS Legal Staffing 180 North LaSalle Street Suite 3525 Chicago, IL 60601 312-251-2588 clslegalstaffing.com [email protected] Attorneys 1000 Positions Available 1010 Real Estate Attorney ******Unless specifically contracted, resumes from recruiting agencies are not being accepted for this position.****** Kimco Realty Corporation, a NYSE REIT, is seeking a Real Estate attorney to join its legal department in our Rosemont, IL office. This individual will be drafting and negotiating retail leases and related documents. Experience with national anchor and junior anchor tenants would be of value. He/she will also handle all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, management, and other operational issues. He/she will provide general advise and counsel to the business group, and will also manage a small inhouse legal staff and outside counsel for our central region. Candidate should have 8+ yrs experience in all aspects of real estate transactions, with a heavy emphasis on shopping center work. REIT and corporate experience a plus. The ideal candidate will be a hard worker, have sound judgment and work well with our local region and our national legal group. Job Requirements 8+ years experience in all aspects of real estate transactions Heavy emphasis on shopping center work Prior supervisory experience REIT and corporate experience a plus Apply: http://www.kimcorealty.com/careers/careers_apply01.asp?jobid=627 AA/EOE All offers of employment will be subject to a background check, including drug screen Insurance Litigation Staff Attorney ROBINS, KAPLAN, MILLER & CIRESI L.L.P. The Minneapolis office of ROBINS, KAPLAN, MILLER & CIRESI L.L.P. seeks an attorney to join our Insurance Litigation Department. The position is ideal for an experienced insurance litigation attorney who wants the intellectual challenge, camaraderie and excitement of working with a top tier litigation department. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of relevant legal experience working with complex insurance coverage claim, good communication skills, be a team player, have strong research and writing skills and have strong academic credentials. Deposition and motion practice experience strongly desired. This position is a full-time and is eligible for medical, dental, disability and life insurance, profit sharing, 401K, and paid vacation among other benefits. Learn more, visit our website at www.rkmc.com. Applicants can apply on-line at the career section of our website at: http://www.rkmc.com/associate_careers.aspx LEGAL EMPLOYMENT WEEKLY—3 C A R E E R C Office Space For Rent 1500 1510 O R N E R 134 N. LaSalle 9 x 12 furnished window office s & enclosed work station (for attorney or assistant) in 5 office suite on top floor. Includes phone, phone answering, internet & fax. Conference room, copier, and all services available. Use our secretary or bring your own. Real estate closings and other referrals possible. Call Ron, 312-726-8770. NEWS, ARTICLES & OTHER JOBSEARCH TIPS AND IDEAS WRITTEN BY EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD NEW ARTICLES AND CAREER SEARCH TIPS EACH MONTH Staying Motivated During an Extended Job Search Provided by the Career Experts at Robert Half Legal 35 EAST WACKER DRIVE Furnished, river view office in new space; Secretary station, reception services, conference room, kitchen, fax & copier available 6/1/2010; Call 312.368.0550 for additional information. At best, seeking a new job can be an unnerving proposition because of the way it puts a professional's skills, experience and reputation on the line. When the process lags on and on, however, it can begin to erode the confidence of even the most self-assured attorney. Staying motivated when a search takes longer than expected can be particularly challenging. The techniques job-seeking attorneys used when their search began may no longer be effective or appropriate several months into the process. It's critical to continually reassess strategy and take steps to keep up morale. Following are suggestions for reenergizing a protracted search for employment: · Continuing education. While the job hunt is no doubt a top priority, using some of their time to gain new skills can be a wise distraction for lawyers - and a valuable investment. Courses that will increase marketability, such as those focused on computer or technical skills, can help. They expand knowledge base and improve long-term career prospects. Even if the course is unrelated to the legal field, attorneys can still benefit. Learning should be an ongoing process for any legal professional, whether or not they are actively in the job market. · Keeping a journal. Spending about 10 or 15 minutes a day writing down one's thoughts about the job search process can also be beneficial. Questions to ask might include: -What progress did I make? -What setbacks did I encounter? -What new avenues can I pursue? Often the simplest ideas can be the catalysts for new approaches to a search. · Seeking advice. A career counselor or professional recruiter can assess an attorney's resume and cover letter and offer an overview of the employment market in their area. Recruiters can recommend steps to take for a better targeted search. They also can help identify unadvertised job leads. · Re-evaluating priorities. Failing to accomplish one's job-search objectives can be discouraging. So it's worth taking a second look at primary goals. Sometimes attorneys find they have inadvertently been setting themselves up for failure. For instance, if they feel they have limited their prospects to companies in a certain geographic area, they may need to expand their searches. Even with today's gas prices, would driving an extra 30 minutes each way be worth it for the right opportunity? Would a position with a lower base salary that is closer to home, yet with the room for advancement be better overall? Lawyers should decide on their absolute must-haves and be prepared to compromise on those aspects of the job that are like-to-haves, particularly in a tightening job market. · Giving it a rest. When job seekers feel they've run into another dead end, or they just don't have the energy to send out another resume, it's probably time to take a break and do something completely unrelated to job hunting. Even just designating a day free from talking or thinking about employment issues can recharge a job search. · Getting exercise. Studies have shown that physical activity can minimize the psychological impact of stress. Getting into a regular exercise routine will help maintain energy. This is important because hiring managers look for enthusiasm when interviewing job applicants. But it's not always easy to maintain that enthusiasm several weeks or months into the search. Exercise can help. · Joining an association. Participating in activities offered by legal professional associations can help attorneys increase their visibility in the legal community, especially if they play an active role in these groups and volunteer for projects. The reward is new contacts plus the satisfaction of having provided much-needed assistance to a volunteerdriven organization. · Joining a support group. Almost everyone has encountered a setback in the course of his or her career. Talking with others who are going through the same experience is important not only to feel connected but also to develop new ideas that can help a job search. Most major cities have career resource centers that host networking meetings for job seekers. It's often surprising how willing people are to assist, whether they offer leads on firms that are hiring or simply listen. Finding a new position requires persistence, and, at times, an ability to overcome rejection. To endure a long search, attorneys must believe that there are jobs out there with their names on them. By diligently following leads, tapping professional networks and using all available resources, they can be sure they're still on the right track. Robert Half Legal is a leading staffing firm specializing in the placement of attorneys, paralegals, legal administrators and other legal professionals with law firms and corporate legal departments. 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Our offices come complete with: • Phones, phone lines, voicemail Internet (Wireless) • Receptionists to greet your clients and answer your calls • Conference rooms • IT department • Break rooms with coffee, filtered water & vending The best location in Chicago for your office. www.avenuebusinesscenter.com 312-396-4000 500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300 Mention this ad for a free month's rent when signing a 12 month lease. 4—LEGAL EMPLOYMENT WEEKLY Illinois Paralegal Association THE FLAG By: Caren Mansfield, A member of the Illinois Paralegal Association It would be appropriate for a small discussion on the American Flag as we approach the Fourth of July. I will review the Flag Code for your benefit. View the Flag Code in detail at The American Flag has thirteen stripes which alternate red and white. The union of the flag, the blue part, has fifty stars for the fifty states. I think most people are not aware that it is against the Flag Code to wear the American Flag as part of any clothing, or as a part of any merchandise. For example, I almost bought a folding chair last weekend with the American Flag as part of its design. I wondered if it was right to sit on the American Flag so I bought the plain blue chair. In reviewing the Flag Code it states in Section 3: “ì.....The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general..... The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.....The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.?î [see the complete section at the above internet address]. Under the terms of Section 3 of the Flag Code you can wear a flag patch or a lapel pin. The lapel pin should be worn on the left lapel near the heart. So while the clothing, chairs, jackets, etc. with the American Flag on them make you feel very patriotic, consider if it is a violation of the Flag Code. When you say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” you should be standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Be careful about displaying your flag at home. Take down your flag each night at sunset if you do not have a light on it. Unless you have an all weather flag, take it down when the weather is bad. Remember when everyone had a flag on their car. According to the Flag Code the flag should not be draped over the car in any way. If it is displayed on the car the staff should be fixed to the chassis or clamped to the right fender. Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July and remember the servicemen and women that insure we continue to have a Flag to be honor. ILLINOIS PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION Post Office Box 452 New Lenox IL 60451-0452 815/462-4620 Fax 815/462-4696 2010 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. First Name ______________________________ Middle Initial _______________ Last _______________________________________ Employer __________________________________________________ Home Address ________________________________________ Work Street Address _________________________________________ Home City, State, Zip ___________________________________ Work City, State, Zip _________________________________________ Home Telephone # _____________________________________ Work Telephone # ___________________________________________ E-mail Address _________________________________ ADDRESS INFORMATION Business For mailings For online membership listing (If you wish to be listed online, ONE box must be checked) Residence New Renewal I want to receive/view the Association Publications In the Mail Via Email I have at least five years of paralegal experience. The board of directors occasionally approves the release of IPA’s mailing list to outside vendors. NFPA also releases the mailing list to outside vendors. Please indicate if you would like your name withheld from such distributions. AREAS Bankruptcy Commercial Finance Corporate Employee Benefits Environmental OF PRACTICE SPECIALIZATION (check applicable areas) Immigration Information Technology Insurance Intellectual Property Labor/Employment Litigation Medical Malpractice Real Estate Securities Tax Workers Comp Other ____________ Other ____________ Other ____________ Other ____________ Estates and Trusts Family Freelance General Health 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. 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