July 7, 2015

McLean Co. approves request to hire legal secretary

By Cheryl McCormack
Editor

"I’d like to clear the chairs out of here, get down on my knees and beg. I need help, I need to get the pressure off my office."

McLean County State’s Attorney Ladd Erickson recently pleaded with county commissioners to authorize the hiring of a legal secretary for his office to assist with day-to-day duties, such as finger printing. "I need someone in the bullpen for when Marcella (Albers) retires," he said.

The candidate would not be required to have a background in law, as training would be provided. Computer and good organizational skills are a must.

Erickson said – if approved – he’d like the flexibility to advertise the position as full- or part-time, leaving the door wide open for all candidates.

County Auditor Les Korgel said, "Financially, I would say, at this point, it’s a tough thing, but I think Ladd needs to get the process going...to get an ad in the paper and get someone hired."

Commissioner Doug Krebsbach said to Erickson, "Take one of my checks, I don’t care. Get yourself some help."


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