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Assistant Legal

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
March 01, 2018

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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.


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


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,, as a discussion forum of multigenerational issues in the workplace as Master’s thesis.

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