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Paul B.

Wheaton, IL

$65/hour

Practicing attorney & college instructor of 40 years

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Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
History
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
J.D.

Education

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL (History)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (J.D.)

About Paul

I am an attorney who has been engaged in the general private practice of law in Illinois since 1976. I have practiced in virtually all litigation fields (civil and criminal), have appeared regularly in court as well as at administrative hearings and conferences. My experience includes hundreds of trials and hearings (both bench and jury, in both state and federal courts). I have prepared appellate briefs and presented appellate oral arguments. Outside the court, I have advised clients on almost every legal topic from corporate formation to wills, trusts, real estate, family law and estate planning.

I have served the public and legal community, am a Past President of the DuPage County Bar Association, the largest county bar association in Illinois, and was the first Editor of the Bar Association’s revised Bar magazine for its 3,000 members. I served as a Law Clerk in the Illinois State Appellate Justice system, and as a Special Assistant Attorney General for 8 years. I have been professionally trained in Alternate Dispute Resolution techniques, worked as a full-time summer intern in the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C., and completed a 4-month internship in a Brazilian law firm in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I have taught numerous topics to individuals and classes of all ages from pre-school to adult, and have regularly taught for 39 years as a college adjunct instructor. I have been activity in the community as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts and public schools. Hobbies have included award-winning photography, study of cultures, especially the Native American culture. I was a history and political science major in college and have remained active in reading about historical and current events.
I am an attorney who has been engaged in the general private practice of law in Illinois since 1976. I have practiced in virtually all litigation fields (civil and criminal), have appeared regularly in court as well as at administrative hearings and conferences. My experience includes hundreds of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Wheaton, IL 60187
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology, Philosophy
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Public Speaking, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bar Exam,
Career Development, College Counseling, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Photography
History:
American History, Anthropology, Classics, Criminal Justice,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Religion
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Phonics, Vocabulary
Business:
Business, Career Development, Law, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bar Exam

I am a lawyer who has practiced for 40 years and who has taught part-time college Business Law for 40 years. I also clerked in the Appellate Court for two years. I took the Bar exam myself before practicing law and teaching, and have taught many students, both one-on-one and in groups, for years.

Criminal Justice

I have practiced both criminal and civil law for 40 years and have taught college Business Law for 40 years. I also clerked in the Appellate Court for two years.

Photography

I have taken photographs from the age of 8 to the present, studying the manuals and guidebooks on the technical requirements of each camera that I used. I have progressed from a simple film "point & shoot" camera, to a manually set Nikon camera, to a rather sophisticated digital Nikon. I have learned principle elements of taking good photographs, including lighting and the use of paralax so that the object of my photo is focused, lighted and composed properly. I used that knowledge to become the Champion Senior Photographer at the DuPage County Fair.

Political Science

I majored in History and minored in Political Science in college. In law school, the University of Illinois treated the law's impact on society as an integral part of learning and interpreting the body of law that exists, so Social Studies were an inherent part of three years of law school study. I interned in Washington, D.C. for the federal government, I was a Special Assistant Attorney General in Illinois for about six years, and I was a Clerk in to a Justice in the 2nd Appellate District of Illinois. I also have served as an elected Precinct Committeeman. Throughout the past 40 years, I have taught all of these subjects to people aged 6 through 90, both formally and informally (with 40 years part-time at Elmhurst College).

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
History
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
J.D.

Education

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL (History)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (J.D.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 15 miles of Wheaton, IL 60187.