Monday, October 24, 2005


ASSISTANT ATTORNEY -Water Reclamation District

DUTIES: Performs the less difficult legal work involved in interpreting and applying laws related to the functions of the District, prepares legislative measures and cases and does other work as required.

REQUIREMENTS: The following requirements must be met:
1. Graduation from an accredited law school with a Doctor of Law (Juris Doctor) degree or equivalent.
2. One year of service with the District as a Senior Legal Assistant or two years with the District as a Legal Assistant. Civil service status in one of the aforementioned classes.
3. Admission to practice before all courts of the State of Illinois within one year of employment as an Assistant Attorney.

SALARY: The 2005 salary range is $64,938.90 to $97,156.54 per year.

THE EXAMINATION will consist of an oral test, including a research project, weighted 90%, an efficiency rating weighted 5% and a seniority rating weighted 5%. Candidates must achieve a passing score on each test to be eligible to compete in each subsequent test and to have their names placed on the eligible list. The oral test will assess candidates’ knowledge, skill and ability in areas such as State and Federal law including the civil code of the State of Illinois; employment and real estate law; ethics; problem solving; legal analysis and reasoning; legal research; effective written communication, including the ability to persuade others in writing; and oral communication, including the ability to persuade others and to comprehend an oral argument and communicate an appropriate response in the interest of the client.

1. Applications may be obtained from the Personnel Public Service Office of the District by phoning (312) 751-5100 or by visiting the District’s web site at The filing period for this examination will be from Friday, October 21, 2005 through Friday, November 4, 2005. Completed applications must be filed by one of the following methods:
a. Delivered to the Personnel Public Service Office, weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from October 21, 2005 through November 4, 2005.
Sent by mail to the Personnel Public Service Office, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, First Floor, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Applications submitted by mail must bear a postmark no earlier than October 21, 2005 and no later than November 4, 2005.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application form is completed and submitted in a timely manner by one of the methods described above. Descriptions and dates of education and experience should be very clear so that it is understood exactly how the applicant meets the promotional requirements.
2. The research project will be available for approved candidates on Friday, November 18, 2005 at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Personnel Public Service Office, First Floor, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Candidates, or their representatives, are responsible for picking up the research project. No copies will be mailed.
3. Approved candidates must complete and return the research project no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2005 to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Personnel Public Service Office, First Floor, 100 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL. The research project is not to be brought to the oral test.
4. Candidates must submit the research project by the due date and time to continue in the examination process. Candidates who do not submit the research project by the due date and time will not be scheduled for the oral test.
5. The tentative date of the oral test is Friday, January 20, 2006 and other dates that may be necessary to accommodate the number of candidates. Candidates will be informed by mail of the date, time and place of the oral test.

APPOINTMENTS will be made from an eligible list with three categories: A (Exceptionally Well Qualified), B (Well Qualified) and C (Qualified). Candidates in the highest category will be given first consideration for appointment. This examination is also being given on an Original Entrance basis. In instances where both Original Entrance and Promotional eligible lists result from an examination process, it is the District’s practice to appoint only from the Promotional eligible list until all names from that list have been considered. The probationary period for this classification is one year. The eligible list has a duration of three years.


Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with applicable laws. Requests for testing accommodations are to be made within one week after the close of the filing period. For information regarding testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities, phone (312) 751-5175.

Sunday, October 23, 2005


Mid-level Associate Position Opening

Are you highly committed to the practice of law? If yes, we’d like to meet you!

Childress Duffy Goldblatt is looking for exceptional Associates to become part of our specialized first-party property insurance practice.

Looking for dedicated attorneys who also have experience and knowledge in contracts, real estate and insurance. Must be pre-disposed to fight against big insurance companies and take risks.

4-7 years litigation experience
Insurance experience preferred
JD Degree

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to with “Associate - Property” in the subject line.

If selected for an interview, please be prepared with your transcripts, writing samples and references.


Law Clerk Needed

River North midsize law firm needs 2L or 3L Law Clerk to work 15-20 hours per week. Conduct research on commercial litigation, corporate transactions and property cases. Draft succinct summaries and various documents. Develop relationships with attorneys on active cases. Gain valuable, practical legal experience.

Please apply by sending your resume to with “Law Clerk” in the subject line.

If selected for an interview, please be prepared with your transcripts and writing sample.

Monday, October 03, 2005


Hispanic National Bar Association Convention

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) will host their 30th Annual
Convention, "Unidos in Washington: A Capital Experience", from Oct. 16 to
Oct. 19, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The President of
the United States serves as Honorary Chairman of the Convention and the
White House will host a briefing on Monday, Oct. 17. United States Senators
Ken Salazar and Mel Martinez serve as Honorary Co-Chairs and will co-host "A
Salute to Public Service" reception at the Smithsonian Castle on Tuesday,
Oct. 18. On Monday, Oct. 17, Ambassador Carlos Alberto de Icaza of the
Embassy of Mexico will present his government's distinguished Ohtli Award to
an HNBA member. This historic convention is co-hosted by the Hispanic Bar
Association of the District of Columbia who will serve as the co-host of the
Equal Justice Awards Luncheon to take place during the convention.
According to Mr. Juan Carlos Iturregui, National Convention Chair, "hundreds
of the country's most influential legal, political and business leaders will
convene to discuss issues of importance to the Hispanic community and
nation. Our distinguished speakers are experts in their fields and will
discuss the latest topics dealing with public policy and law. The nation's
capitol promises to serve as the backdrop for the most important convention
hosted by our organization."
The HNBA will also host the largest Latino legal job fair in the country
with over 70 employers and conduct more than thirty continuing legal
education (CLE) seminars. Speakers for plenary sessions include The
Honorable Roel C. Campos, Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission and Ambassador Oliver P. Garza, former U.S. Ambassador to
Nicaragua. The grand finale will take place on Wednesday, October 19th
during the Gala Dinner with U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales as the
confirmed Keynote Speaker.
As a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit professional association, HNBA advances the
professional interests of members in the legal profession and administration
of justice in our country. Founded in 1972, the HNBA represents the
interests of over 27,000 Latino attorneys, judges, law professors, and law
students in the United States and Puerto Rico.
For additional information on the convention, please visit
<> or call the office at 202-223-4777.



The position is located in Northbrook, IL.
The purpose of the department is to investigate suspected internal fraud committed against the Allstate Corporation, and provide professional advice, counsel, and recommendations to corporate and business unit officers.

The scope of this job is under the direction of the Corporate Security Manager, assisting in the implementation of Allstate's Security Policy through the investigation of issues involving the protection of corporate assets with the primary thrust of activities in the area of worker integrity.

The individual will be responsible for:
1. Completion of Corporate Security investigations, referral of evidence for consideration of criminal prosecution, and preparation of associated memoranda and reports.

The skills required are:
1. Strong working knowledge of insurance contracts and practices, multi-state employment law, elements of embezzlement/fraud, investigate techniques, interviewing principles and legal rules of evidence
2. Excellent analytical skills
3. Advanced oral and written communication skills
4. Ability to travel extensively (75%)

Minimum of two years investigative experience or other comparable/relevant experience that is no older than five years. Bilingual in Spanish and English.

General PC and network computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Juris Doctorate preferred. Four-year college degree required; criminal justice or psychology major preferred.

Please submit resume by clicking on link below and reference job code 223462

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