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Legal Assistant Real Estate

Location:
Charleston, SC
Salary:
$40,000.00
Posted:
March 16, 2018

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C O N T A C T

Charleston, South Carolina (James Island)

417-***-****

ac4t0h@r.postjobfree.com

C A R E E R S U M M A R Y

•18 years experience as legal assistant and paralegal supporting law firms and private practice attorneys

•Expertise in communication, dictation, scheduling, research, client relations, proofreading, and database management

•11 years experience as tax preparer and instructor (1983 - 1994); 5 years experience as University secretary (1994 - 1999)

•B.S. in criminal justice (2002) and A.S. in legal studies (2000) from Drury University, Springfield, MO

•Technical skills in MS Office Suite, WordPerfect, Juris, PCLaw, ProLaw, Quicken, Outlook, SPSS; Typing speed 75 wpm

P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E

Apr 2010 Aug 2017

Neale & Newman, LLP Springfield, MO

Workers’ Compensation for both sides

LEGAL ASSISTANT

•Transcribed 15-20 pages of dictation daily; entered attorney billing time; instructed runners; prepared email communications on behalf of attorney; prepared court docketing

•Received clients, associates, and visitors and maintained good public relations; observed confidentiality of attorney-client relationship

•Scheduled appointments, depositions, and client meetings; established and maintained calendars, deadline reminders, and to-do systems for case and non-case related calendar items for attorneys

•Conducted consistent current client contact regarding case status; handled incoming potential client contacts; scheduled meetings, depositions, and appointments with clients and counsel; transcribed

PARALEGAL

•Drafted pleadings including discovery requests and responses, deposition notices, and petitions; wrote letters to clerk and attorneys to file pleadings with the Court; prepared letters to attorneys, clients, and others; electronic filing of documents

•Gathered, investigated, and analyzed plaintiffs’ background including medical history, accident reports, social security records, and workers’ compensation records; conducted follow-up requests on information obtained

•Located witnesses using internet resources, directory assistance, and private investigator; maintained status reports to aid attorney in case; drafted letters to parties involved in cases

•Complete handling of eviction cases with landlords; Notary Public duties

•Assisted attorneys in trial preparation

Mar 2008 Apr 2010

Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, PC Springfield, MO

Real estate, business, securities and intellectual property litigation, dispute resolution and transactions

Jun 2003 Mar 2008

The Law Firm of O’Reilly & Jensen, LLC Springfield, MO

Employment law - Employers; Personal Injury; Workers’ Compensation; Civil Litigation

Jan 2001 May 2003

Franke Schultz & Mullen, PC Springfield, MO

Insurance Defense

Aug 1999 Jan 2001

King & Dade Springfield, MO

Employment Law-Employers



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