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Legal Assistant

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
May 28, 2018

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Cleveland, OH(***)

Legal Professional seeking Paralegal Position


Five years plus experience in law firms

Ability to interact with legal professionals and support staff in a fast-paced environment, work independently, manage multiple tasks and work as a team player

Trained in Westlaw and LexisNexis

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Concordance, Relativity and Summation

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Excellent written and communication skills: writing reports, correspondence, and memos


Master’s in Professional Studies, Paralegal Studies, 2015

The George Washington University, College of Professional Studies, Washington, DC

Relevant Coursework: International Law, Litigation, Legal Research and Writing

Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies, University of Washington, Seattle WA

Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL


Substitute School Teacher, RENHILL GROUP, Greater Cleveland, OH Area 02/2017-PRESENT

Implement existing lesson plans in a manner that ensures the integrity of academic time and motivate students to learn and participate.

Instruct students regarding a variety of classroom topics and courses of instruction.

Address and adapt to the various learning styles of students accordingly.

Temporary Payroll Compliance Auditor

MAJOR LEGAL SERVICES, Greater Cleveland, OH Area 05/2016-08/2016

Entered exact payroll hours of youth participants onto a Spreadsheet called Smartsheets.

Legal/Insurance Assistant, LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE, Seattle, WA 07/2012-01/2016

Reviewed, evaluated, and categorized incoming documents; verified information for accuracy/appropriateness and followed up with team members for missing or questionable data; prepared and assembled documents for additional handling by other team members or for distributing to outside contacts.

Entered and retrieved information of varying complexity using computer systems and applications to update records, obtained information for team members and responded independently to most questions and problems.

Created and drafted standard legal letters for depositions, discovery, and closing of files to clients and opposing attorneys.

Scanned court documents on client matter pertaining to depositions, discovery responses: interrogatories and request for production and performed other related support duties as requested, such as answering phones, processing all incoming mail, assisting customers, photocopying and supporting litigation needs.

Maintained and scheduled court dates for four defense attorneys using Legal Files. Generated forms, documents, and correspondence.

Provided informal guidance to less experienced team members and assisted with back up in the absence of support staff.

Complex Litigation Coder, KELLER ROHRBACK L.L.P., Seattle, WA 08/2011-03/2012

Reviewed, analyzed, and coded documents in plaintiffs’ lawsuits for relevance, responsiveness, and privilege protection using Concordance and Relativity.

Litigation Paralegal Assistant, WILLIAMS KASTNER, Seattle, WA 08/2007-04/2010

Worked under supervision of firm’s paralegals in complex litigation matters dealing with asbestos defense.

Assisted with case material preparation and document management: scanning, printing and organizing documents.

Bates labeled and redacted confidential documents.

Maintained and organized exhibits, depositions and pleadings notebooks to use during trial presentations and indexed and cross-referenced network database information using Summation.

Performed computerized law library research to obtain and gather case-relevant data and materials.

Put documents in chronological order.

Reproduced copies of compact discs and DVDs for usage during trial presentations.

Human Resources Operations Specialist I,

WASHINGTON MUTUAL: Now JP MORGAN CHASE, Seattle, WA 10/1998-05/2006

Achieved and retrieved employment documents for bank purposes by using an HRIS management system.

Maintained compliance with United States I9 Records.

Responded to complex problems regarding internal and external employee HR file information and issues via email, telephone, and employee service tickets: for outstanding customer service received ‘Do the Right Thing’ commendation letter and business cards

Responded to external requests of subpoenas from government agencies, courts and attorney offices.

Sorted, alphabetized and filed paper documentation for employee HR files.


Volunteer, Intern SEATTLE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Seattle, WA 05/2011-06/2011

Worked in the Criminal Division in the area of victim and witness contact – averaged twelve victims and witness contacts weekly.

Volunteer, Representative CUP OF HOPE, Seattle, WA 10/2010-05/2011

Prepared and delivered gift baskets to cancer facilities for women recently diagnosed with cancer.


Cleveland Association of Paralegals Inc.(through the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association)

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