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Knowledgeable and agile legal assistant offering varied experience working as office assistant in a lawyer’s office and as a legal secretary in a corporate department. Qualifications include:
Top-notch research skills – Detail oriented with ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines with large workload and tight turnaround, with sound follow-up.
Knowledgeable of relevant legal jargon, processes and procedures.
Superior communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (team oriented).
Outstanding organizational ability, with a solid work ethic and enthusiasm.
Good judgment and decision making.
Computer literacy (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook Express) and experience working with databases internal and external.
Objective Statement – Seeking employment opportunity in a dynamic attorney’s office which will open the door to professional development and experience. Provide new challenges working on different law areas.
Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
N.W., Washington D.C.
Correspondence with clients
Client meeting scheduling
Attorney time billing in Carpe Diem
Attorney expense reports
Draft pleadings and discovery responses
Update pleadings, and pleadings indexes
Manage team meetings agendas
Bates medical records
Maintain hard files
Closed hard files out through internal processing
Maintained electronic file through FileSite
Bean Kinney and Korman, P.C.
Legal Administrative Assistant
Domestic Relations; Wills and Estates
December 2015-May 2017
Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorney.
Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.
Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress.
Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorney, clients, and providers.
Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review.
Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA
June 2014–December 2015
Legal Administrative Assistant
Worker’s compensation; Personal injury; civil litigation
Assistant to 6 attorneys included former senator Timothy Maloney.
Calendar, and scheduling with the courts and clients
Schedule depositions; order court reporters
Worker’s compensation; Personal injury; Civil litigation
Proof read and format pleadings, correspondences, discovery pleadings, documentation to clients.
In house filing up keep
Close all inactive files, including purging the files
Handles all outgoing and incoming mail
Requested medical records for Worker’s Compensation cases.
Contact adjuster’s for both worker’s compensation and personal injury clients
Label making for new files.
Client intake calls for both civil and worker’s compensation.
Management of filing through J&M (carrier service)
Lerch Early and Brewer
February 2013-June 2014
Sent out filings by determined deadline to different municipality courts weekly
Case filing in records room
Made copies of filings for clients and attorneys
Reviewed and distributed mail to firm
Completed copy jobs
Mccabe Weisburg & Conway LLP
June 2011 - February 2013
Assisted in the beginning process of docketing and filing a foreclosure home;
Uploaded needed documents to be executed by client by deadline;
Proofread and or drafted need documents i.e.: Finals, Prelims, Notices of Intent, Act or Demand Letters, Aff. Of Owner, Substitution of Trustee’s.;
Time matter’s entries
The Chandler Law Firm, LLC
December 2010-June 2011
Assists with entry-level paralegal responsibilities;
Works independently with minimal supervision, performing administrative duties including creating and preparing routine materials, proofreading, verifying, and editing all materials for accuracy and clarity;
Utilizes advanced computer skills to prepare correspondence, reports, charts, tables, graphs, and forms;
Handled confidential information professionally and consistent with legal and ethical policies.
Sigma Space Corporation
November 2008–December 2010
Client Revenue Account Analyst
Reconciled twenty two (22) bank accounts weekly, unsupervised;
Assisted with quarterly reconciliation using Excel, and referring back to bank statements; Prepared weekly disbursements for ten (10) Prince Georges County municipalities;
Answered all technical and accounting questions for clients;
Entered miscellaneous cash receipts, accounts payable, and account receivable invoices into the accounting software Deltek FMS;
Processed ACH payments weekly.
National Paralegal College (Online) ABA approved
Arizona; August 2012 - Present Associates in Legal Studies GPA: 3.25
MS office suite; Typing – Forty Five (45) WPM; Deltek (financial software); LPS (legal external software); Lexis Nexis (Legal Research); Westlaw, PACER; Notary; CaleFile Xpress; FileSite; EROD searches