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Legal Assistant

Location:
Miami, Florida, United States
Salary:
50,000
Posted:
January 18, 2018

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***** *.*. ***** ******, Miami, Fl. *****

Bernice Figueroa Cell 786-***-**** - ac322u@r.postjobfree.com

Objective:

To obtain a permanent professional position as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal. A position, which would best utilize my experience, enthusiasm and ability to continue learning in the field of law.

6/2017-Present Law Offices of Yvonne S Pandolfo (Counsel for GEICO Insurance Company), Miami, Fl.

Temporary Legal Assistant/Paralegal – (BI/UM Insurance Defense)

• Legal Assistant/Paralegal to Senior Associate.

• Answer phones.

• Opening up of new suits in the system.

• Review and enter all incoming mail and faxes on daily basis.

• Scheduled Events (i.e., depositions, mediations, hearings,

settlement conferences, status conferences, etc.).

• Coordinate and prepare notices for all events.

• Review Claim Files and Medical Records.

• Confirm daily attorney’s calendars.

• Responsible for filing, sorting, organizing and updating of files.

• Issue Subpoena’s for depositions, trials, medical records and follow-up.

• When necessary Order Court Reporters and transcripts.

• Schedule IME’s with the Experts, schedule Experts Depositions and making sure all necessary medical records are sent to the expert for the Plaintiff’s IME appointments.

• Prepare client letters and contact clients when necessary.

• File Motions to Compel/Exparte and Sanctions on any outstanding discovery.

• Assure that files are ready for Trial (i.e. file is copied, subpoenas are issued, court reporters are obtained, witnesses are contacted etc.)

• Review all incoming Orders and Final Judgments and ensure proper parties are notified of same.

• Prepare necessary letters and/or faxes requested by the Attorney.

• Request Reports from experts.

•Propound and respond to Plaintiff’s discovery.

• E-filing and e-courtesy filing of documents.

• Scanning of all documents and uploading in the system.

• Responsible for vendors invoices and payments.

12/2016-May/2017 Luks, Santaniello & Petrillo

Legal Assistant – (Insurance Defense for slip/falls, automobile accidents, etc.)

•Legal Assistant to 2 attorneys and the handling of their heavy caseloads.

•Review and enter all incoming mail and emails on daily basis

•Coordinate and schedule events (i.e., depositions, mediations, hearings and telephone conferences)

•Coordinate and prepare notices for all events

•Confirm daily attorney’s calendars

•Responsible for filing, sorting, organizing, updating and tabbing of files.

•Issue Subpoena’s for depositions, trials, medical records and follow up with Process Server for Affidavits of Service

•When necessary Order Court Reporters and transcripts

•File discovery responses and propound discovery

•Prepare proposed orders, motion to compel ex-partes and motion for extension of time

•Light billing, reimbursement and check requests

•Prepare folders for calendar events

•Responsible of Trial Order deadlines to be entered

•Assure that files are ready for Trial (i.e. subpoenas are issued, court reporters are obtained, witnesses are contacted etc.)

•Prepare necessary letters and/or faxes requested by the Attorney

5/2015 – 12/2016 Cole, Scott & Kissane, Miami, Fl.

Legal Assistant - (Home Property Damage Insurance Defense)

•Legal Assistant to 2 attorneys and responsible for over 250 property damage cases.

•Review and enter all incoming mail and emails on daily basis

•Coordinate and schedule events (i.e., depositions, mediations, hearings and telephone conferences)

•Coordinate and prepare notices for all events

•Confirm daily attorney’s calendars

•Find coverage for any event that might pose conflict on Attorney’s calendar.

•Responsible for filing, sorting, organizing, updating and tabbing of files.

•Issue Subpoena’s for depositions, trials, medical records and follow up with Process Server for Affidavits of Service

•When necessary Order Court Reporters and transcripts

•Prepare corporate representative’s, mediation and trial binders for the attorneys

•File discovery responses and propound discovery

•Prepare proposed orders, motion to compel ex-partes and motion for extension of time

•Light billing, reimbursement and check requests

•Prepare folders for calendar events

•Responsible of Trial Order deadlines to be entered

•Request Peer Reviews from experts.

•Assure that files are ready for Trial (i.e. file is copied, subpoenas are issued, court reporters are obtained, witnesses are contacted etc.)

•Prepare necessary letters and/or faxes requested by the Attorney

1/2003-2/2015 Office of The General Counsel Trial Division United Automobile Insurance Company, Miami Gardens, Fl.

Legal Assistant/Paralegal – (Pip Insurance Defense)

• Paralegal to 2 attorneys and responsible for over 500 cases.

• Review and enter all incoming mail and faxes on daily basis.

• Scheduled Events (i.e., depositions, mediations, hearings,

arbitrations, etc.).

• Coordinate and prepare notices for all events.

• Prepare Notices of Unavailability when the attorney will be out on vacation etc.

• Confirm daily attorney’s calendars.

• Find coverage for any event that might pose conflict on Attorney’s calendar.

• Request/pull files for daily events.

• Responsible for filing, sorting, organizing, updating and tabbing of files.

• Issue Subpoena’s for depositions, trials, medical records and follow up with Process Server for Affidavits of Service.

• When necessary Order Court Reporters and transcripts.

• Obtain Fee Experts for Fee Hearing’s when required.

• Arrange delivery of the file and all necessary documents to the Fee Expert for their review prior to the Attorney Fee Hearing.

• Receive Plaintiff’s timesheets regarding to Attorney’s Fee and Costs and create spreadsheets for attorneys.

• File Motions to Compel/Exparte and Sanctions on any outstanding discovery.

• Assure that files are ready for Trial (i.e. file is copied, subpoenas are issued, court reporters are obtained, witnesses are contacted etc.)

• Review all incoming Orders and Final Judgments and ensure proper parties are notified of same.

• Prepare necessary letters and/or faxes requested by the Attorney.

• Prepare doctor’s IME and Peer Review Affidavits.

•Request Peer Reviews from experts.

•Compile documents regarding to 57.105 MSJ’s to serve on the Plaintiff’s.

• Responsible for updating Expert Witnesses information.

• Propound and respond to Plaintiff’s discovery.

• E-filing and e-courtesy filing of documents

Education

• William Dickinson High School /Diploma Jersey City, NJ

Professional Skills

• Bilingual

• Typing Speed 45 WPM

• Notary

• Microsoft Word, Outlook and some basic knowlwedge of Excel

• Time Matters

• Aderant Total Office (ATO)

• Client Profiles (CP)

• TeamConnect

• Internet Explorer

• Florida Courts E-filing and E-courtesy (Miami Dade, Broward, West

Palm Beach and Key West) and some knowledge of Federal/State Filing

I’m organized, dependable, multitasked, team player and always eager to learn as much as I can.



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