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Assistant Legal

Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Posted:
March 01, 2018

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Maranga Morgenstern Woodland Hills, California March 2012 to April 2016

Assistant for medical malpractice law firm

Legal assistant position that morphed into floater/overflow person for malpractice law firm’s two office locations;

Responsible for overflow coverage and back-up for seven other legal assistants;

Heavy transcription of legal documents, spreadsheets and correspondence;

Maintenance and organization of large document production and client documents;

Calendaring and keeping track of attorneys’ schedules.

Chimenti Law Firm Los Angeles, California May 2008 to March 2011

Office Manager/Legal Assistant for start-up law firm

Assistant to 5 attorneys;

Responsible for maintenance of day-to-day operation of small office;

Participated in hiring and management of office personnel;

Responsible for client billing, as well as the input of attorney timesheets;

Management of firm calendar;

Extensive trial preparation, as well as filings in state (various counties), federal and Court of Appeal, including fax and e-filings;

Draft correspondence, memoranda, discovery responses and deposition summaries;

Organized client files, including document scanning, opening, closing and maintenance of same;

Maintained payroll and kept track of employees’ paid time off;

Ordered supplies and assured attorneys had necessary equipment.

Reback, McAndrew & Kjar Manhattan Beach, California April 2005 to May 2008

Lead Secretary to Senior Partner

Lead secretary for a medical malpractice team consisting of 1 partner, 4 associates and 3 assistants;

Responsible for a massive calendar and scheduling of meetings between carriers, doctors and attorneys;

Oversee the filing of documents in state and federal courts in multiple states, as well as with arbitrators;

Write correspondence, discovery and responses and summarize deposition transcripts and medical records;

Heavy participation in trial and arbitration preparation.

Student/Various Temp Assignments Los Angeles, California April 2003 to April 2005

While attending Antioch University, I worked as a temporary and independent contractor at various law firms, including Akin Gump, et al. and Greenberg Traurig

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld Los Angeles, California April 2000 to December 2002

Legal Secretary to Litigation Partner, a Senior Associate and a Junior Associate

Assisted with cases from commencement through trial;

Filed documents in state and federal courts in multiple states;

Entered attorney time into timekeeping software;

Summarized deposition transcripts;

Heavily participated in frequent trial preparation.

FURTHER SKILLS

Word, WordPerfect, ProForma, Legal Solutions, Westlaw/Lexis-Nexis, Summation, iManage, Abacus, PC Law, MacPac, Quick Books.

EDUCATION

Mundelein College, Chicago, Illinois AA, Social Science 1980

Antioch University, Los Angeles, California BS, Business Management 2006

Antioch University, Culver City, California MA, Organizational Management 2008

Creation of a website, www.GenerationWorkplace.com, as a discussion forum of multigenerational issues in the workplace as Master’s thesis.



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