SUSAN F. SPIVACK-DURST
Philadelphia, PA 19130
More than fifteen years diversified experience as a Paralegal and Legal Secretary encompassing federal government and private practice
2006-present - Paul J. Bartolomeo, Jr., P.C.-Legal Secretary/Assistant
-Proficient in court electronic filing systems (Court of Common Pleas-Philadelphia County, Montgomery County; state of Pennsylvania Dept of Labor-WCAIS, state of New Jersey Superior Court-Ecourt; and U.S.D.C. E.D. Pa.
-Daily proficiency with Microsoft Word 10 Office Suite
-Preparation of subpoena filing for third-party documentation.
-Preparation of preliminary draft of Motion(s) to Compel.
-Assist attorney through Estate Administration process from probate to final distribution.
-Oversee and manage office functions in attorney absence.
1997-2002 - Duane Morris, LLP - Philadelphia, PA - Paralegal
-Organization and retrieval of file documentation through use of litigation support databases.
- Maintain personal billable hours through use of firm proprietary time keeping system.
-Review of client and third party documentation for use in witness file preparation.
-Research Internet resources to assist attorney during pre-trial phase (i e., determine location of individuals).
-Maintain deposition transcript databases for prospective witness(es) at deposition (Livenote).
-Conduct research using deposition software to support case theories during pre-trial motion phase.
-Preparation of deposition digests from written transcripts.
-Interview client and review file to prepare preliminary Answers to lnterrogatories.
-Preparation and organization of documentation for use at trial/arbitration (trial binders, exhibits).
-Assemble documents in response to Motion(s) to Produce; screen for relevance/ privilege;
and monitor during document production.
1992-1996 - Resolution Trust Corporation - Valley Forge, PA - Paralegal
-Outside Counsel Management and liaison.
-Assist in preparation of responses for information with regard to FOIA requests to assist in RTC litigation.
-Interview prospective law firms for possible engagement.
-Discussion with outside contractors and staff attorneys for referral information pertaining to firm resume, fee schedule, etc.
-Legal/Substantive: Review and organize legal fie in order to become familiar with the issues and history of a particular matter.
-Provide file documentation to outside counsel and other RTC divisions in complying with document
-Oversee and manage bill payment issues to outside counsel.
-Consistently determine what is urgent/important to prioritize workload.
Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science Degree
Widener University, Degree Paralegal Studies, Litigation Specialty
Temple University, Pennsylvania Real Estate Agent’s License
Widener University, Degree Paralegal Studies, Corporation Law Specialty