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Certified Paralegal

Location:
Homer Glen, Illinois, United States
Salary:
52,000
Posted:
May 31, 2018

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To Whom It May Concern:

In my **+ years of being in the legal industry, I have been groomed by the best of the best. I have worked for Department Heads, Capital Partners, and Partners at various law firms throughout the Chicagoland area. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, and I am a Certified Paralegal. I can learn any computer program placed before me with ease. I also work well with others because I treat people with respect. I am also a very versatile woman who can work without supervision and loves to learn new programs and job responsibilities. I am looking for a position with a law firm that will utilize my abilities, compensate my efforts, and provide a culture where I would be a good fit. My area of expertise is in Litigation, Corporate, Workers’ Comp, Human Rights, Employment, some real estate and forcible retainer entries, Municipal, discovery work, and personal injury defense. I am experienced with efiling in State, Illinois Appellate and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and cite checking in accordance with Blue Book rules. I have experience with Office 365, Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, FaxFinder, AlphaDrive, Timesheets, Gusto, Clio, Lexicata, Doc Star, eCopy, bates stamping, Adobe, Walkabout Dictaphone, WordPerfect, Roxio Creator, Lexis Nexis, Hightail, and problematic printer and copier machines.

My resume is attached, and I look forward to hearing from you. Very truly yours,

/s/ Deborah A. Hoekstra

Deborah A. Hoekstra

12902 W. 159th Street, Unit 2B, Homer Glen, IL 60491 (C): 630-***-**** ac5pcn@r.postjobfree.com

Experience

April 2017 to Present Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol, LLC Joliet, IL Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Legal assistant and paralegal to two Partners, Department Head, and two Associates in Litigation Department and Employment Law. However, I also worked in the Workers Compensation Department for three months, and also worked some real estate and forcible entry complaints.

I can proofread and draft correspondences, complaints, affidavits, subpoenas, pleadings, and written discovery; initiate new cases in both state and federal courts; can organize and collate discovery document production and bate stamping; maintain documents on Clio and firm drive; conduct research; maintain case files and filing; faxing, copying and scanning documents, or copying/transferring information to discs; and open and close case files.

ECF filings in Appellate Courts, Federal and State Courts.

Billing.

Calendar all court orders, meetings, conferences.

Knowledgeable in Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, FaxFinder, AlphaDrive, Timesheets, Gusto, Clio, Lexicata, Doc Star, eCopy, Adobe, and problematic printer and copier machines. Nov. 2005 to July 2016 Hervas, Condon & Bersani, P.C. Itasca, IL Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Legal assistant and paralegal to Partner and two Associates, and supporting two other Partners in a fast paced Municipal and personal injury defense litigation firm.

Draft correspondences and emails, research, bates stamping, maintaining case files and filing, faxing, copying and scanning documents, docketing, document production, petty cash, notary, prepare trial and mediation binders, copying discs, transcribing dictations, subpoenas, written discovery, draft pleadings, and ECF and paper filings in Appellate, Federal and State Courts, and trial experience with State, Federal and Appellate Courts.

Open and close case files, organization of documents, timekeeping, and dictation transcription.

Knowledgeable in Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Walkabout Dictaphone, WordPerfect, Roxio Creator, Lexis Nexis, Hightail, eCopy, Adobe, and problematic printer and copier machines.

Coordinate travel plans, schedule appointments, mailings, depositions, telephone conferencing, and meetings.

March 1998 to Sept. 2000 Katten Muchin & Zavis Chicago, IL Legal Administrative Assistant III

Floated as a legal assistant in Human Resources, commercial, healthcare and litigation.

Worked for Partner and an Associate in the Litigation Dept.

Worked for two Capital Partners and Department Head as a Legal Administrative Assistant, Level III.

Draft correspondences, billing, transcribing dictations, subpoenas, written discovery, and pleadings, court filings in Federal and State Courts, document production, and trial experience.

Open and close case files, strong organizational skills, timekeeping, using dictation transcription.

Knowledgeable in Word and WordPerfect.

Coordinate travel plans, depositions, and meetings. Education

DePaul University

Bachelors of Arts Degree in Human Resources Leadership Chicago, IL

Member of the DePaul University Chapter of the Honor Society of Alpha Sigma Lambda. Roosevelt University Paralegal Certificate, with Honors Chicago, IL Robert Morris College Secretarial Certificate Chicago, IL Other Employment

I have also worked for the Law Offices of Allan D. Hoffenberg (Ofc. Mgr/Legal Assistant - Family Law), Law Offices of David Pasulka (Family Law), DeHaan & Richter P.C. (Law Clerk), Target (Security & Human Resources), Wellspring Chiropractic (Receptionist), Cardiac Diagnostics (Assistant), Country Peddler (Customer Service), and Merrill Lynch (Secretary). References available upon request.



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