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Administrative Assistant/Paralegal

Location:
United States
Posted:
September 30, 2018

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Certified Paralegal and Notary Public offering an extensive legal skill set, proficiency in managing large caseloads and capacity to meet deadlines. Ambitious, innovative, and results-driven. Prepared and capable to assist a legal team or department. Encompassing a can-do attitude, I am ready to hit the ground running.

SKILLS

Adept in MS Office

Excellent investigative and reporting skills

Knowledge in a variety of specialized areas of law

Exceptional communicator

Practiced in legal writing and analysis

Bi-lingual (Spanish)

Academic Preparation includes: Legal Analysis, Tort Law, Contract Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation, Property Law (both real and intellectual), Rules of Evidence, Criminal Law, Business Organizations, Legal Research, Administrative Law, Entertainment Law, E-Discovery, Electronic Filing, Interpersonal Communication

WORK EXPERIENCE

Paralegal, January 2016 – March 2017

Leif A. Nelson, P.C. - 710 Kipling St., Ste 402, Lakewood, CO 80215

Litigation Duties –

Performed legal research and analysis of case facts

●Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings

●E-filed documents and monitored cases in ICCES

●Communicated pertinent information with clients, and maintained ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase

●Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request

●Assisted at court appearances

Business Organization and Corporate Duties –

●Checked availability and reserved corporate names

●Drafted and filed articles of incorporation

●Obtained good standing certificates from Secretary of State

●Drafted shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, employment agreements and stock option plans

●Completed and filed applications for employer identification number, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and employer withholding tax registration

●Completed and filed applications for appropriate licenses to operate specific businesses, trade name applications and copyright applications

●Secured licenses and permits, e.g., liquor, sales, tax, health department, and building permits

●Completed change of agent/address forms

●Drafted articles of dissolution

Collection Duties –

●Investigated public records for assets, including real estate records and prior judgments

●Drafted demand letters, summons and complaints, and motions for or in opposition to summary judgment, including memoranda and affidavits in support

●Drafted and served writs of garnishment, orders to release garnishments and writs of execution

Real Estate Duties –

●Drafted purchase and sale agreements, letters of intent, earnest money agreements and addenda

●Drafted trust, warranty, bargain, and sale and other deeds

●Drafted leases, assignments, extensions, amendments

●Drafted security agreements

●Examined title reports, abstracts, or preliminary title insurance binders

●Prepared documents for real estate closing

●Prepared secure transaction agreements where personal property was being sold with real property

●Prepared and filed documents in matters concerning demand for possession and eviction

●Obtained lien waivers and certificates of completion for new construction

●Checked and reviewed zoning and comprehensive plan designations; obtained letters on designation as closing requirements

Estate Planning and Probate Duties –

Drafted wills, trust agreements and amendments

Prepared and recorded Powers of Attorney

Drafted court documents for guardianships

Located and notified heirs of probate proceeding

Located witnesses to wills

Ordered public records including birth, death, and marriage certificates

Prepared and filed claims for insurance proceeds and death benefits

Prepared documents to liquidate assets

Paralegal Intern, September 2015 - December 2015

Denver City & County Office of the Municipal Public Defender - 1437 Bannock St., Ste. 500 Denver, CO 80202

●Accepted applications for public defender, reviewed for qualifications per CRS 21-1-103 and Chief Justice Directive 04-04, Supreme Court of Colorado

●Drafted letters to clients

●Input data and notes regarding clients and cases in legal case management software

●Organized and assisted attorneys during trial preparation with witnesses, clients, and documents

●Assisted in courtroom at defense table during daily docket

●Performed legal research and analysis of case facts

Chief Administrator, May 2014 – December 2015

New World Forces, LLC – 1435 Ohio Ave., Denver, CO 80232

Drafted and submitted weekly invoices

Organized schedules

Maintained client relationships and client retention

Maintained social media site

Reviewed applicant qualifications and assisted with interviewing of potential candidates

Ensured company compliance of laws and regulations

Stylist, April 2011 – May 2014

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop - 5132 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Littleton, CO 80123

●Provided haircare services with knowledge of products and chemical safety

●Product sales

●Participated in continuing education

●Built and maintained client relationships

●Followed state board rules and regulations

Collections Specialist, October 2007 – December 2010

Bay Area Credit Services - 10000 E. Geddes Ave Englewood, CO 80112

●Located and notified customers of delinquent accounts

●Traced places of employment and last known addresses as necessary

●Discussed payment options with consideration for both the company and customer

●Received and posted payments to accounts

●Monitored accounts to ensure they remained current on revised repayment agreements

●Followed FDCPA regulations as well as statute limitations of each state

EDUCATION

AAS -Arapahoe Community College Littleton, CO

Paralegal Studies, 3.5 GPA, May 2016

Cosmetology License - Emily Griffith Opportunity School Denver, CO, January 2003

High School Diploma – East High School Cheyenne, WY, May 1999



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