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Legal assistant

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
January 11, 2018

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Maria Kargbo

**** **** *** ** *** *** ● Minneapolis, MN 55414● 614-***-**** ●


Self-motivated, resourceful professional adept in in legal research and documentation, providing clear and concise information based on creative and complex research findings. An analytical researcher with an ability to take ownership of individual projects while efficiently leading and collaborating with others in accomplishing shared objectives.

Dedicated, reliable and able to handle a high volume of assignments. Known for positive attitude and flexibility-always willing to change work tasks and provide top-notch assistant to attorneys.


Allegheny College, Meadville, PA August 2013 – May 2017

Degree: B.A. Political Science

Minors: Economics, Philosoph

Honors: Alden Scholar (Dean’s List)

Academic Awards: Walter Jacobson Memorial Prize

Award was for the best senior thesis on the American electoral process


Policy Analyst Intern, The National Coalition for the Homeless(NCH), Washington DC May – August 2016

Engaged in policy advocacy efforts to promote access to affordable and safe housing

Assisted Executive Director by taking the lead on development efforts, which included conducting extensive research on potential donors and grants.

Set up a database to manage donor information

Set-up two fundraisers to gather donations to work towards combating homelessness

Compiled reports that create the potential for policy to categorize crimes against the homeless as a hate-crime and stop the criminalization of homeless people nationwide. Reports were sent to state Senators, Mayors, and local stakeholders to raise homeless awareness

Attended conferences to educate individuals on the work of the Coalition and research completed as well as petition for funding

Social Media Development Assistant, Bethesda Children’s Home, Meadville, PA October 2014 – August 2015

Solicited donor participation through creative use of social media outlets

Organized and categorized all donor information to effectively communicate for future campaigns

Identified eligible grants through targeted research utilizing online and offline tools

Founding Member, Allegheny Students for Advancement and Philanthropy, Allegheny College August 2014 – August 2016

Acted as a Student Ambassador, increasing donor appreciation events within the college community and assisted Alumni Affairs Office with donor solicitations leading to an increased participation of contributions


Account Executive, Digital Intelligence Systems LLC(DISYS), Minneapolis, MN July 2017 – Present

Identify business opportunities and partner with Sales, Business Development, and consulting personnel to sell products and services

Meet weekly with client managers and employees to determine concerns and/or new business opportunities

Negotiate Client Bill and Consultant Pay Rates

Initiate proposals, negotiations, and presentations

Provide excellent customer service and communicate realistic expectations to clients

Track and organize, electronically, new and existing client information including contact information, meetings, contract changes, concerns, and new consulting requests

Advise clients on local and national market talent pool and IT Healthcare industry trends

Participate in financial services training sessions to better understand client pain points and develop appropriate solutions

Provide daily written status reports to internal management

Gained clear understanding of client’s needs, business culture and strategic objectives.

Handled portfolio of clients in HealthCare

Gather requirements, scope, and objective from clients based on business needs

Articulate and position full spectrum of services and solutions to key departmental decision makers

Counselor/Advocate, Women’s Services, Meadville, PA August 2015 – April 2017

Co-facilitate Kid’s Club after-school program designed to educate and support children of domestic and/or sexual violence

Tax Intern, Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, Meadville, PA December 2015 – April 2016

IRS-trained and received a certificate from IRS stating eligibility to file taxes

Trained to assist with special credits such as Earned Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

Utilized Tax-wise software to complete tax returns

Prepare federal, state, and local tax returns for residents who made $50,000 or less

Program filed $1 million in tax returns


Computer: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Tax-wise, Bullhorn, Concur, PeopleSoft, OneLongin, Analyzer

Legal: Familiar with legal research programs (Westlaw, LexisNexis and eLaw)

Personal: Word Processing and Data Entry, Admin Assistant, Legal Research, Attention to Detail, Legal Terminology, Records Management, Computer Literacy, report writing and presentation, office management, grant research, Calendaring and Scheduling, Spreadsheet and Database Management,, economic research, Data Analytic

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