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Assistant Legal

Tacoma, Washington, United States
November 28, 2017

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Melissa Galland



Legal Assistant October 2016 – November 2016

Wiener & Lambka P.S.

Renton, WA 98057

* Answer multi-line phones

* Assist personal injury senior partner with preparing summons and complaints

* Answering interrogatories

* Ordering medical records and police reports

* Submit conflict checks and opening new matters

* Docket and track deadlines and appointments

Legal Assistant February 2016 – August 2016

Northwest Territorial Mint

Federal Way, WA 98003

* Provide administrative support to owner of the company and with the company’s litigation group

* Answering multiple complaints throughout the United States from the Better Business Bureau, Attorney General and former employees against the company.

* Prepare and edit correspondence, pleadings, agreements and other legal documents

* File and serve pleadings with state courts and on opposing counsel

* Prepare employee depositions

* Assist with preparing company’s documents with other counsel

Administrative Assistant August 2014 – July 2015

Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc.

Federal Way, WA 98003

* Help with the collection and processing of lease payments

* Organization of lease files, office file maintenance, inputting information for new applicants, verification of vendor compliance, inputting bills for payment

* Answering the phone and other office responsibilities and general support to community manager

* Proficient use of the computer, computer programs and office equipment as well as dealing with residents

Legal Assistant March 2014 – May 2014

Leonard W. Moen & Associates

Renton, WA 98057

* Legal Assistant to two senior personal injury attorneys

* Assist with drafting and editing various pleadings and discovery documents

* Organize and maintain exhibit notebooks

Legal Assistant January 2011 – February 2014

Contract Work with Various Law Firms

Seattle, WA 98101

* Provide administrative support to attorneys with the firm’s litigation group

* Prepare and edit correspondence, pleadings, agreements and other legal documents

* File and serve pleadings with federal and state courts and on opposing counsel

* Enter and track litigation deadlines; coordinate scheduling of meetings and depositions

* Prepare expense reimbursements

* Prepare new client matter paperwork; maintain client files in both paper and electronic formats

Legal Secretary / Assistant

Lane Powell PC March 1997 – November 2010

Seattle, WA 98101

* Legal Assistant supporting two partners and one associate

* Asbestos, product liability, construction, medical malpractice and insurance defense litigation and maritime law

* Draft routine correspondence, pleadings and discovery

* Maintaining electronic and hard copies of case files

* Calculating and monitoring of case status reporting deadlines to clients through Outlook

* Entry of attorney time and conducting conflict checks


Microsoft Word / Outlook / Excel /Transcription / Time Entry / Cashier

EDUCATION: Shoreline Community College – Business Administration

References upon request

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