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Legal Assistant Microsoft Office

Location:
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 08742, United States
Posted:
January 13, 2018

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DEIRDRE BLACKWELL

* ******* **** *** ****** New Jersey 08857 732-***-****

ac30yi@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE

SEPTEMBER 2017-PRESENT

CERTIFIED PARALEGAL, GARCES, GRABLER & LEBROCQ, P.C.

Personal paralegal to founding partner of 10-office plaintiff personal injury law firm. Generate content for firm’s new web page. Complete daily writing projects. Edit legal documents created by partner and staff. Conduct initial meetings with prospective clients. Research state and federal laws to apply to client claims. Complete intakes detailing facts of cases. Contact doctors and make client appointments for medical evaluation and treatment for personal injury cases. Case Management in Needles and Law Ruler software. Administrative tasks. Interface with clients.

APRIL 2017– JULY 2017

LEGAL ASSISTANT, verizon wireless

Temporary contract position in Court Order Compliance Department, handling incoming court orders, search warrants, surveillance requests and subpoenas from law enforcement entities throughout the U.S. related to criminal cases and investigations. Coordinate responses for location information and records. Heavy case management. Ensure response’s compliance with Federal regulations and statutes. Communicate with law enforcement. High-volume workload.

NOVEMBER 2016 – APRIL 2017

CERTIFIED PARALEGAL, wilkinson Law, LLC

Assist principal attorney with all aspects of small corporate law and intellectual property practice. Manage filings and prosecution of U.S. and global patent and trademark applications. Maintain and update docket calendar for patent maintenance and prosecution. Communicate with patent agents and offices to monitor deadlines, request extensions and to pay annuities and fees. Conduct U.S.P.T.O. trademark searches. Register and dissolve business entities with state agencies. Communicate with clients as necessary. Edit and proofread corporate purchase agreements and legal documents, take minutes of annual meetings, create stock certificates, and update corporate ledgers. Attend client meetings. Create documents, legal correspondence and finalize pleadings.

JUNE 2016-SEPTEMBER 2016

LEGAL ASSISTANT, BUCKLEY MADOLE, P.C.

Temporary position. Brought in to assist plaintiff foreclosure/bankruptcy law firm with backlog of foreclosure files in litigation department. Review each file for status and proper service to defendants in mortgage default. Review cases for status and proper service to defendants. Create Certifications of Mailing and Notices of Default. Investigate physical locations and mailing addresses of defendants. Draft simple motions to expedite litigation. Heavy case management focus. Process legal documents, answers, and motions from defendant representatives. Research case status. Communicate with lenders.

JANUARY 2016-JUNE 2016

INTERN AND LEGAL ASSISTANT, TOMES & HANRATTY, P.C.

Academic internship in civil litigation firm. At close of internship (May 1, 2016) became full-time staff member. Participate in all aspects of civil litigation and trial preparation: draft case summaries and medical histories, assist with discovery process and interrogatories, assist in assembly of trial book, attend municipal court and Social Security disability hearings. Contact and meet with clients. Troubleshoot client matters with state and federal agencies. Prepare for depositions. E-file documents with courts. Legal research.

JANUARY 2016-JUNE 2016

LEGAL INTERN, U.S FEDERAL JUDGE TONI BONGIOVANNI

Academic Internship. Assist judge with federal civil and criminal trial preparation. Draft Letter Orders and Scheduling Orders. Write case summaries. Assist in discovery process and participate in in-chamber conferences. Observe criminal and civil trials and hearings. Administrative tasks. Case management.

JULY 2015-AUGUST 2016

PARALEGAL, GARCES, GRABLER & LEBROCQ

Temporary project for pharmaceutical company client. Work on premises of company making decisions regarding records retention requirements for clinical trials, litigation documents, doctor’s research notes and staff paperwork. Review statutes for governing laws. This position prompted my paralegal studies. (I am currently working for the firm again).

PRE-LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

MEDIA CONSULTANT, INTERNET MARKETING, DEX MEDIA, INC. 2007-2013

PUBLISHER/OWNER, BUILDER/ARCHITECT MAGAZINE OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

1992-2007 (Sold publication)

EDUCATION

SEPTEMBER 2016-MAY 2016

CERTIFICATE: PARALEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM, fairleigh dickinson university

G.P.A. 3.74. American Bar Association Certified Program

BACHELOR OF ARTS, rutgers university-douglass college

Major in Political Science. Minor in the Russian language.

SKILLS

Federal E-filing/NJ JEFIS

Notary Public

Easy Soft Family (CIS)

Microsoft Office Suite

Writing, Editing, Proofreading

Needles

CaseAware

WestLaw/Lexis Nexis

U.S.P.T.O. Trademark Search/Filing

TimeMatters

Lawruler

Black Knight

CERTIFICATIONS

CERTIFIED PARALEGAL, February 2017

National Association of Legal Assistants.



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