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Legal Assistant

Birmingham, AL
March 20, 2018

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Sandra F. Barnes

**** *** ****** *****, **** * Birmingham, AL 35203 205-***-****

Skills: Typing, 80 wpm; shorthand; dictation equipment, MS Office, Word 2010. Wordperfect, DocsOpen, Elite accounting systems, Excel (minimal), Outlook, Time Matters, Juris accounting system, ATO accounting and document management, LexisNexis and Westlaw online research, electronic deposits/Equitrac, Toshiba, Xerox and Lanier Scanners and copiers, Adobe PDF, PACER, Alacourt, Alafile, Alabama Supreme Court online; Notary Public.

Work Experience:

Sirote & Permutt, PC

2311 Highland Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35205 1/3/2012 to 3/20/2017

General litigation, judgments and collections.

Heavy dictation, drafting and proofreading of complaints, discovery, motions, etc.

Profiling of all documents, emails and other file data into client/matter electronic and paper files.

Scheduling, calendaring, and checking 200 to 300 emails daily for court filings and other file information.

Electronic filing of state and federal documents.

Monitoring PACER and Alacourt for case information.

All general litigation responsibilities.

Switchboard relief.

Simpson, McMahan, Glick & Burford, PLLC

Mountain Brook Center

Birmingham, Alabama 35223

2007 to 2011

Legal assistant to two attorneys in construction and mobile home litigation.

Opened files in Juris and maintained all emails and other documents in Total Practice.

Heavy dictation and shorthand.

Established file storage system for firm wide closed files.

Scheduling, calendaring and liaison between other counsel and clients.

Coordination of mediations and depositions.

Handled all billing and ran monthly reports for attorneys.

Expert witness preparation for depositions and trial.

Deposition summaries.

Prepare and file legal documents in state, federal and appellate courts.

Monitoring PACER and Alacourt for case information.

Time entry and conflict checks.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

420 North 20th Street

Birmingham; Alabama 35203

2000 to 2007

Employment law, securities and intellectual properties.

Heavy dictation and shorthand, drafting and proofreading documents.

Time entry and monitoring emails and calendaring for attorneys.

Monitor case activities in PACER and Alacourt and maintaining electronic and paper files.

General litigation responsibilities involving electronic filings.

Liaison between clients and other counsel.

Scheduling mediations and depositions and legal research.

Sirote & Permutt, P.C.

Birmingham, Alabama 35205

1998 to 2000

Drafting estate planning letters, wills, trusts and other related documents.

Heavy dictation and shorthand.

Drafting of pleadings and correspondence in healthcare law and estate planning.

Time entry, calendaring and scheduling appointments for attorneys.

Jack B. McNamee

Birmingham, Alabama

1987 to 1998

Plaintiffs’ civil litigation and personal injury claims.

Drafted correspondence to insurance companies, pleadings and discovery.

Requested medical records, lost wages and narrative reports for clients' injuries and drafted demand letters.

Shorthand, transcription, liaison between clients and attorneys.

Maintained all files and pleadings’ indexes (before electronic filings); filings in State and Federal Courts (before electronic filing) and trial preparation.

Handled all files from client interviews to settlement and negotiated subrogation with medical providers and property damage claims.

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