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Assistant Legal

Location:
Sterling, Virginia, United States
Salary:
68,000
Posted:
November 19, 2017

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SYNDEE WHILEY

***** ******* *******

Ashburn, VA 20148

703-***-****

Experience:

Legal Secretary July 2011-present

Travelers Staff Counsel, Law Office of Mark J. Beachy (f/k/a Roger Mackey) Chantilly, VA

• Legal secretary to two insurance defense senior attorneys [liability and workers’ comp]

• Coordinates IME schedules as needed

• Works closely with Travelers claim representatives

• Schedules court reporters

• Assists with preparation of discovery and other pleadings

• Works with local courts

• Prepares subpoena requests for medical and other pertinent records

• Maintains Legal Management Application and Outlook calendars

• Prepares and e-files pleadings through Case File Express

• Monitors cases to warrant efficiency throughout the litigation process

• Serves as backup for opening new cases received through claims department

• Receives, records, and releases settlement checks, and payments to vendors

• Prepares Releases and other documents in settlement cases Legal Assistant August 2009-June 2011

Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C. Fairfax, VA

•Legal assistant to second-year associate, and interim assistant to two partners

• Maintained heavy litigation calendars to ensure all deadlines are calendared

• Set up and organized files

• Assisted in preparation of drafts to discovery responses, and some general district court pleadings

• Worked closely with insurance companies in defense of personal injury cases both orally and in writing

• Generated 4:9 subpoenas

• Obtained medical records and police/accident reports and investigative files from insurer

• Followed up on cases to ensure that each moves smoothly and efficiently through the litigation process

Legal Assistant November 2008-June 2009

General Counsel, P.C. McLean, VA

• Worked closely with litigation counsel with litigation pleadings, file maintenance and other litigation matters

• Maintained litigation calendar

• Assisted in the development of the debt collections practice

• Drafted court documents

• Electronically filed documents in the district courts

• Assisted firm administrator with monthly billings Legal Assistant January 2007-November 2008

Venable, LLP Vienna, VA

• Legal Administrative Assistant to one partner and two associates in litigation division

• Maintained calendars on a daily basis

• Scheduled meetings and travel

• Monthly time entries and billing invoices

• Other duties relating to employment and labor law division

• Reception duties on as-needed basis

Legal Assistant January 2000-January 2007

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald McLean, VA

• Legal Secretary to senior partner, first year partner, associate and publications manager

• Word processing of dictated correspondence, legal documents, and construction claims

• Drafted pleadings

• Prepared monthly billing

• Maintained tickler system

• Coordinated and scheduled meetings

• Reception duties as needed

Miscellaneous:

Commonwealth of Virginia certified Notary Public

Competent in Microsoft Word Outlook, Word Perfect, PC Law time billing programs, court rules, Accurint, Westlaw, PACER and electronic filing

Strong Dictaphone transcription skills

Virginia Debt Collections Practice for Lawyers CLE - April 2009 E-filing experience with federal courts

Familiarity with local state and federal filings

Insurance claim procedures

Claim Net



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