Jessica Ann Cook
email@example.com • Long Beach, CA • 562-***-****
I am currently seeking a position as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant, where I can apply the skills learned by completing the ABA Approved Paralegal Certification Program at Cerritos College, and also the skills learned from completing my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at California State University of Long Beach.
ABA Approved Paralegal Certification
ABA Approved Paralegal Certification Program, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
August 2016-December 2017
Bachelor of the Arts, Psychology
California State University of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
September 2008- December 2014
GPA: 3.0 - Academic Scholarships: Society of Petroleum Engineers & American Petroleum Institute for GPA
Dean’s Honor List for academic duration
Paralegal: Family Law/Probate/Bankruptcy/Criminal Law
The Law Office of Shawn Dickerson, Newport Beach, CA
October 2017-November 2017
Prepare Discovery for clients and responses to Discovery, writing Declaration for clients to present in court, meeting with clients to prepare discover, filing court forms such as Civil Harassment Restraining Order, and Response to Civil Harassment Restraining Order, prepare Dissolution of Marriage Packet, Prepare forms for Legal Guardianship of child, Prepared Form of Interrogatories, continuous communications with clients, speaking with them and updating them on their cases, notifying them of court dates, and informing the clients on how to prepare for each court date.
Paralegal Intern: Expungement Clinic & Small Claims Division
Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Santa Ana, CA
July 2017-October 2017
Worked in Small Claims Division, where I learned to answer hotline calls, respond to procedural questions regarding a Small Claims Court Case, both for Plaintiffs and Defendants; hold client walk-in hours and discuss clients’ cases and assist clients with proper court procedure as per type of small claims action; prepare proper forms to file in court. Also work in the Expungement Clinic where I learned to determine if clients qualify for expungement of their criminal records, dismissals/reductions of any charges/convictions; interview clients; write declarations and provide evidence of rehabilitation on clients’ behalf; prepare appropriate forms to file in court.
Paralegal/Legal Assistant: Personal Injury
Law Offices of Jennie Levin, P.C. Los Angeles, CA
Temporary Position: September 2017
Training and experience in making calls to medical providers, insurance companies, and clients to obtain damages for clients’ losses in Personal Injury accidents, and also editing and issuing lien letters for supervising attorney.
Computer Software and Technology: Microsoft Office 2016 for PC and Mac (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and numerous application specific software programs and detailed Internet Research. Practice in Advanced Classes for Legal Software programs such as Legal Solutions Abacus, and calendaring programs. Research using LexisNexis Team Building and Team Leadership: Participated in meetings with management team and co-shift leaders monthly to review performance and conduct plans for improvement. Worked with partner and together we made sure that assignment was fully complete as a team; learning how to properly research law; Shepardize. Resolved conflicts in customer service jobs either between employees or unsatisfied guests. Strategic Planning and Organization: Learned time-management skills as well as advanced planning while working full-time for the duration of my education. Related Course Work: CA Civil Procedure, Legal Research and Writing, Computer Legal Software, Advanced Computer Legal Software, Fundamentals of Alternative Dispute Resolutions, Legal Ethics, Business Law, Advanced Legal Research