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Legal Assistant Secretary

Location:
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
Salary:
$36,000 - $38,000/yearly
Posted:
January 04, 2018

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SHERRY BURLESON COX

*** ********** ******, ****** **** TX 78133

Home: 281-***-**** Cell: 281-***-****

ac3wue@r.postjobfree.com

Personable Legal Assistant who displays the utmost level of professionalism and confidentiality. Highly organized, dedicated with a positive attitude. Follows directives and employs all necessary steps to excel in high-pressure situations. Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. Adept at working independently or as a team member.

Civil Litigation

Insurance Defense

Family Law

Wills and Probate

Criminal Law

MS Office proficient

Daily docket reports

E-file with state and federal courts

Pro-Docs (Westlaw)

Travel and event coordinator

Manage multiple calendars

Case management

Office management

Database management (office time programs -

Time Matters, Time Slips, Carpe Diem, Juris,

Clio)

Ischy Prins & Prins Law Firm, PLLC July 2017 to Current Legal Assistant

Canyon Lake, TX

Meet with clients and other legal professionals to discuss case details. Monitor legal volumes to verify that the law library is up-to-date. Conduct client interviews and all client intake services. Manage communication with courts regarding status of petitions and granted orders. Draft various court documents, invoices and enclosures at attorneys' request. Correspond daily with clients and attorneys.

Draft and revise legal pleadings and discovery documents. Compose routine letters of correspondence.

Enter attorney billing time and expenses.

Manage attorney calendar and schedule.

Organize legal memoranda and client correspondence. Open new claim files.

Act as the point of contact for all incoming co-counsel requests. Redact confidential information from all legal documents on a case-by-case basis. Issue subpoenas for all necessary records in preparation for trials. Direct incoming calls to appropriate staff members. Werner Ayers LLP August 2010 to November 2010

Contact Legal Assistant

Houston, TX

Assisted various attorneys and partners on a contact basis. Assisted with drafting and revising correspondence, pleadings and discovery documents. Education

Assisted with trial preparation.

Maintained calendars and court deadlines.

E-filed with district and federal courts.

Entered attorney time and billing expenses.

Johanson & Fairless Law Firm September 2003 to July 2006 Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant

Sugar Land, TX

Assisted two associates with document preparation and document productions. Maintained attorney calendars and schedules.

Opened and maintained client files.

Performed conflict checks.

Drafted and revised correspondence, pleadings and discovery documents. Assisted with preparation for client meetings, hearings, phone conferences, mediation and deposition appearances.

E-filed with district and federal courts.

Managed travel arrangements.

Entered attorney billing time and expenses.

Reviewed and billed daily mail intake.

Jackon & Walker, LLP October 1985 to July 2006

Legal Secretary

Houston, TX

Assisted two partners and one associate with all document preparation, including preparing petitions and complaints for both state and federal courts.

Drafted and revised pleadings, discovery documents and general assistance in preparing cases for trial or settlement.

Prepared briefs for both state and federal appellate matters, as well as, responses to writ applications and appellate briefs of other parties.

Assisted with partner's publications in legal journals and secondary legal references. Maintained attorney schedules and calendars.

Opened and maintained client files.

Performed conflict checks.

Assisted with preparation for client meetings, hearings, phone conferences, mediation and deposition appearances.

Filed legal documentation with state and federal courts. Assisted in making travel arrangements.

Entered attorney time and billing expenses.

North Shore Senior High School 1985

Houston, TX, United States

High school diploma

San Jacinto College North Campus

Business

Houston, TX, United States

Attended college for 1 year.

Southwest Paralegal Institute 1997

Houston, TX, United States

Earned paralegal certificate.



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