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Human Resources High School

Reseda, California, United States
April 06, 2012
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Juris Doctorate December ****
University of West Los Angeles, Chatsworth, CA
Master’s in Public Administration December 2005
California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism – Public Relations May 2003
California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

Paralegal January 2012 February 2012
Law Offices of Joseph M. Lovretovich, Woodland Hills, CA
• Propounded and prepared responses to discovery for employment law cases, daily
• Calendared depositions and mediations on Outlook, daily as needed
• Drafted pleadings and prepared notices for federal and state court, monthly
• Coordinated schedules and conducted trial preparation, monthly as needed

Paralegal November 2011 December 2011
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
• E-filed and prepared pleadings/discovery with federal/state court for class action and securities cases
• Calendared motions, replies, oppositions and hearings on Outlook, daily as needed
• Conducted legal research on class action and securities cases, daily as needed

Paralegal / Legal Secretary September 2011 October 2011
Gilsleider, Enerle & Trembath – Progressive Insurance Co., Sherman Oaks, CA
• Organized meetings with clients, mediations, depositions and hearings, daily as needed
• Filed and prepared pleadings with state court for 75-100 cases, weekly
• Propounded discovery and managed the calendar through TimeMatters and Lotus Notes, daily

Paralegal and Litigation Specialist October 2010 – July 2011
Bank of America Corporation, Simi Valley and West Hills, CA
• Wrote approx. 5-7 letters daily regarding approving or denying borrowers for their loan modifications
• Maintained and organized a portfolio of more than 350 foreclosure litigation cases daily
• Coordinated witness and court appearances for litigation specialists who were traveling
• Conducted various reports for investors, assessed risk in cases, and made presentations to management

Paralegal-Contractor September - October 2010
Activision Publishing, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
• Created an employment law database of 150 contracts for the Human Resources and Legal Departments
• Read and interpreted approx. 7-10 employment contracts daily
• Summarized effective dates, merger dates, bonus trigger dates, and shares of stock for top executives

Paralegal October 2009 March 2010
Marcin Lambirth, LLP, Encino, CA
• Wrote legal correspondence, i.e. approx. 3-6 attorney meetings with clients, daily as needed
• Filed and prepared pleadings with state and federal court for approx. 7 legal proceedings monthly
• Performed trial preparation, i.e. propounded discovery and performed legal research, daily
• Summarized depositions of clients and opposing parties in approx. 5 proceedings monthly

Legal Assistant/Receptionist May August 2009
Santiago, Rodnunsky & Jones, APC, Woodland Hills, CA
• Organized attorney-client meetings daily as needed
• Arranged conference room meetings for clients daily
• Supported 3-5 attorneys in trial preparation on multiple cases as needed
• Gathered client information in legal filing daily as needed

• Law Clerk/ Certified Law Student May August 2008 California Attorney General’s Office, Los Angeles, CA
• Law Clerk – Personal Injury Law May August 2007
Law Offices of Howard Levy, Tarzana, CA
• Law Clerk – Criminal Law May August 2006
Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Van Nuys, CA

• Advanced with Microsoft Office, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and WordPerfect
• Advanced with Westlaw and Lexis Nexis
• Highly proficient with Legal Solutions Plus and Amicus Attorney
• Proficient with Adobe Acrobat Professional

Former L.A.U.S.D. Educational Aide December 2004 – August 2005
Teacher’s Aid for Monroe High School December 2004 – September 2010
National Service Award, AmeriCorps/JusticeCorps October 2004 – October 2005
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association August 2008 Present
Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles August 2006 Present
Recipient, Bernard S. Jefferson and Ronald Allen Scholarships August 2007 – August 2008
4-Time Recipient, CSUN Dean’s List December 1999 May 2003