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Legal Secretary Assistant

Location:
Staten Island, NY
Salary:
55-65,000
Posted:
September 12, 2018

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GEORGIA LADAGANA

646-***-****

ac60w6@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE: To use my 30 years of legal experience, along with my strong desire to learn and achieve in all areas, to assist me in seeking to leverage my professional expertise as a means to grow within my position. I have successfully accomplished two bank security audits with no prior experience, have provided new revenue streams for my employers and have organized and attended successful and cost effective holiday parties and corporate events.

SKILLS: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Styles. Adobe. Efiling. Familiarity with all legal documentation, including Table of Contents and Table of Authorities.

DocuXplorer, Oracle, SQL, Summation, Litbank, iManage and Abacus databases.

Dictaphone. Speedwriting. Deltaview. Track Changes. SoftTime. TimeMatters.

Labor Relations. Recruitment. Collective Bargaining. Vendor Negotiations. Research. Budgets. Auditing. Revenue.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:

Notary Public (New York and Florida)

Human Resource Certification 2013

Licensed Religious Counselor 2015 (non-denominational)

Licensed Reverend 2014 (non-denominational)

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS:

Discovered $20,000 in discrepancies exceeding normal billing amounts from an outside entity.

Arranged for the multi-million dollar purchase of property for a Fortune 100 corporation.

Arranged for the obtaining of the insurance company for Heely’s Motion Plus Roller shoe as a client

Took charge in successfully handling several ADA incidents while abiding by all required laws and conditions.

MENICUCCI VILLA CILMI PLLC 2017-2018

Office Administrator

Handle company security audits.

Cross-check monthly attorney billing records.

Working directly with third-party IT corporation maintaining inventory of computer purchases and upgrades.

Manage all confidential employee matters and maintain labor relations.

Adherence of budgetary restraints, firm bank deposits and collection of outstanding balances from clients.

Seeking new revenue streams.

FREELANCE NOTARY PUBLIC 2003-Present

Work in specific areas of law collecting and analyzing data, including site inspections.

Organize and maintain documents electronically.

Draft and negotiate real estate closing documents.

Handle confidential personal matters for individuals including grief counseling.

NEWMAN MYERS KREINES GROSS HARRIS, P.C. 2012-2017

Human Resource Assistant and Legal Secretary

Supervise support staff and act as liaison between the staff, attorneys and directors.

Handle all matters concerning attendance and coverage issues.

Direct contact with ADP concerning employee benefits and insurance carrier options in the review and preparation of coverage renewals.

Conduct research for firm business development.

Assist with preparation of semi-annual budgets for individual cases.

Conducting research concerning case budgets and mediations.

McALOON & FRIEDMAN, P.C. (Temporary Assignment 2010-2012)

Legal Secretary to Sr. Partner and Junior Partner

Conduct research concerning case status for Case Plan Reports and Litigation Plan Budget Reports.

Maintain all case files and medical records for attorneys, experts and clients.

Handle case calendars.

ZWERLING, SCHACHTER & ZWERLING, LLP 2009-2010

Legal Secretary and Personal Assistant for Sr. Partner

Update and modify company website.

Troubleshoot software issues and create templates.

Coordinate candidate searches/conduct pre-interviews for all household and child care personnel for Sr. Partner. Schedule appointments and maintain calendar.

Handle event planning, personal/business purchases.

SEDGWICK, DETERT, MORAN & ARNOLD LLP 1999-2009

Legal Secretary

Create Excel and PowerPoint presentations.

Maintain multiple database projects.

Create and submit expense reports and conduct research concerning firm business development.

Troubleshoot software issues for all secretaries and attorneys.

LANDMAN CORSI BALLAINE & FORD P.C. 1996-1999

Legal Secretary and Assistant to the Director of Office Administration

WINTHROP, STIMSON, PUTAM & ROBERTS 1988-1996

Secretary to the Director of Information Technology 1992-1996

Legal Secretary 1988-1992

MEMBERSHIPS: Member of Society for Human Resources

REFERENCES:

1. Liza Oliva, Office Administrator - 201-***-****, Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford P.C.

2. Martha Gillen, Director of Administration – ac60w6@r.postjobfree.com, Sedgwick, LLP (business closed 2018)

3. Regina Phillips, Partner– 646-***-****, Goldberg Segalla LLP

4. Sal Calcagno, Esq, - 718-***-****, Menicucci Villa Cilmi PLLC

5. Brendan Lantry, Esq, GOP Chairman – 718-***-****, Menicucci Villa Cilmi PLLC

6. Brian Castorina, Computer System Engineer – 718-***-****, Commvault

7. Michael Menicucci, Esq., Owner & Sr. Partner - 718-***-****, Menicucci Villa Cilmi, PLLC

8. Mark Villa, Esq., Sr. Partner - 718-***-****, Menicucci Villa Cilmi, PLLC

9. Nicholas Lake, Owner - 646-***-****. Nicholas Lake Enterprises, Notary Service



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