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Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Location:
Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
Salary:
65,000
Posted:
August 28, 2018

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VALENCIA A. HALL

*** ********* **. ************, ** 30214, ac6udb@r.postjobfree.com, 571-***-****

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Results-driven Paralegal with proven experience leading and overseeing legal support of high profile firms and companies in high-volume environment

Ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality and provide outstanding customer service to internal and external clients/contacts

Develops and conducts well-precedent organizational analysis to evaluate the organization’s ability to achieve goals and objectives

Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal policy, preparation and analysis of financial statements, cash flow management, and budget design

Ability to proofread, research and review documents for proper grammar and formal, including legal documents for accuracy

Operates desktop computer to compose and edit correspondence and memoranda from dictation, verbal direction and from knowledge of policies of established departments/divisions; prepare, compose, type, edit and distribute agendas

Schedules and coordinates meetings, interviews, appointments, events and other similar activities for supervisors, which also include travel and lodging arrangements

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) Adobe Acrobat, LexisNexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, LPS, Pacer, CM/ECF, CaseFileXpress, VendorScape, Lenstar, PCLaw, ProLaw, and Webtime, Ceridian Time Professional, Lawson, DocLink, Bestcase Bankruptcy & BlueBook

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Secretary at Large, United States Tax Court, Washington DC 08/2016 – 5/2018(40hrs) Pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7471, any employee of the U.S. Tax Court who has completed one year of continuous service under a non-temporary appointment acquires competitive status for appointment to any position in the competitive service for which they qualify, (effective date 8/22/2017)

Serves as a Secretary at Large with responsibility for providing secretarial support to Judges and Special Trial Judges (Judges) as assigned

Provides temporary secretarial and administrative assistance in the absence of a Chambers Administrator ensuring that actions needing attention are handled and the flow of work continues in chambers

Facilitates the work of the Judge by typing opinions in draft and final form; prepares court orders, decisions, and other legal documents

Functions as a paralegal specialist, drafting routine orders and decisions and checking the accuracy of opinions including legal citations and references and compliance with stylistic standards adopted by the Court

Prepares and maintains quarterly, tax and financial disclosure reports

Reviews and organizes materials related to trial sessions, such as pretrial memos, pending motions and orders

Paralegal, Akman & Associates, Alexandria VA 4/2016 – 08/2016

(40hrs)

Provided assistance to employees of UFCW & FELRA (Union) regarding their legal benefit fund in matters of general, consumer, criminal, family, real estate/landlord-tenant, wills, probate, traffic and personal injury law

Bankruptcy Paralegal -Obtained credit reports, interviews clients, provides ongoing communication with the clients, communicates with other parties; including creditors, debtors, trustees and court clerks, drafts and files documents required for the bankruptcy process, conducts legal research - especially of the Uniform Commercial Code

Verified employee’s eligibility; Gathered comprehensive and detailed information from potential clients relating to their legal claims via phone interviews, email correspondence and face-to-face meeting

Evaluated potential cases to determine if they fall within our practice areas and if they warrant a more thorough review by an attorney

Ensured all appropriate documentation is prepared and submitted in accordance with proper regulations and agency policies

Performed various law-related tasks such as legal and factual research in connection with pending litigation; Drafted standard legal memoranda, motions, pleadings, notices, interrogatories and other documents for review Legal Assistant II, Office of the General Counsel - DC Water & Sewer Authority 7/2013- 3/2016 (40hrs)

Provided administrative support for attorneys, paralegals and other staff members

Answered incoming calls and inquiries and relays this information to appropriate person

Managed department personnel payroll functions

Produced a variety of written documents utilizing varied and advance word processing software functions

Maintained office calendar and coordinates calendar activities; schedules meetings and appointments

Entered data into automated file system as well as performs a variety of recordkeeping, reporting, FOIA request and informational duties

Monitored, manages and analyzes, reports with respect to payments, budgetary actions, and invoices

Directed office procurements from requisition to receipt of materials, supplies and services

Legal Administrative Assistant, GarbiaPlocki, LLP, Fairfax VA 6/2012-3/2013

(40hrs)

Served as a liaison between attorneys and court system in general practice law firm

Gathered and assembled documentary materials, information, exhibits, and evidence in response to discovery requests from opposing parties pursuant to the applicable rules of discovery.

Assisted title company in loan closing process; track and review pre/post-closing documents

Arranged for filing, recording, and service of legal documents via mail, facsimile, or messenger

Maintained attorney’s docket/court calendar

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Legal Assistant Certificate, May 2014

Germanna Community College, VA

GPA 4.0

Associate of Applied Science

Paralegal Studies, May 2018

Northern Virginia Community

College

Virginia Notary Commission Expires

4/2020

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Professional Association for Legal Assistants (NALA)



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