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Legal Research Refresher Workshop – August 3

This non-credit workshop reviews legal research skills and strategy. It is intended as a refresher for those already familiar with legal research either from coursework or employment training in a paralegal job setting. The class will cover how to conduct advanced research into a range of sources including case and statutory law as well as [...]

Office Communication Workshop – June 15

At work do you worry if you are communicating correctly? Do you feel disrespected in the workplace? Then this office communications workshop may give you the tools you need to succeed. Okay. Truth be told, we are calling it a Law Office Communications workshop because it is being organized by the Institute for Paralegal Studies, [...]

Institute for Paralegal Studies Launches Corporate Practice Certificate Cohort in Cuneo Mansion

The Institute for Paralegal Studies started a new certificate program at Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills in January. The post-baccalaureate curriculum, approved by the American Bar Association, leads to a Corporate Practice Certificate in Paralegal Studies, the first specialized certificate developed by the Institute.

PAN to Host Genealogy Lecture

On Friday, March 22 the Paralegal Alumni Network is hosting the lecture, “Who Do You Think They Were?” given by Ginger Frere. Ms. Frere is a life-long Chicagoan and Loyola University Chicago alum with extensive experience providing historical research services.Three days a week, Ginger can be found working at the reference desk in the Genealogy [...]

PAN Indulges in Truffles

The Paralegal Alumni Network (PAN) spent Wednesday night making and partaking of truffles at Katherine Anne Confections, a local and organic focused Chicago chocolatier. The attendees were able to experiment with their own flavor combinations while learning basic truffle making techniques. And at the end of the evening, they went home with a box of [...]

Project Management Workshop on October 13

On Saturday, October 13 the Institute for Paralegal Studies will be hosting a Basics of Project Management Workshop at the Loyola Water Tower Campus. This 4 hour workshop will introduce you to project management, and the skills required to successfully manage projects. It begins with an introduction explaining why project management is being increasingly used [...]

PAN Hornbook Club to Meet Tuesday, September 18

The Paralegal Alumni Network (PAN) is reading King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman for their Tuesday, September 18 meeting.

Deeds > words

SCPS faculty, staff and students participated in Loyola University Chicago’s Ignation Day of Service on Friday, July 20. The theme of this year’s service day was Deeds > words.

Starting early in the morning, the SCPS volunteers painted the hallways and stairwells at St. Procopius Elementary School in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. After making quick [...]

Twenty-seven Loyola Paralegals Inducted into LEX

Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) is the national honor society founded by the American Association for Paralegal Education. Each year Loyola’s Institute for Paralegal Studies selects those students that meet high academic criteria and cite them for their accomplishments by inducting them into Lambda Epsilon Chi. Last Friday evening, twenty-seven Loyola paralegals were honored at a [...]

Paralegal Alumni Network Welcome Reception

On Friday, June 1st the Paralegal Alumni Network (“PAN”) held its inaugural Welcome Reception to usher in the newest group of Loyola paralegal graduates. The good mix of old and new grads had a great time networking and winning door prizes. From iTunes gift cards to Second City tickets to a Kindle Touch, it seemed as [...]