OBJECTIVE Legal Secretary
Over five years of professional experience in an office setting as a legal administrative assistant. Professional experience as an NYPD auxiliary police officer for eight years. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, CS5 Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Westlaw, Lexus/Nexus, and Chief (Westchester County Criminal database).
Detail oriented, efficient, methodical, and organized; experience in creating legal documents. First Aid- CPR/AED certified.
OFFICE CLERK/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Annamaria Lombino P.C., New York, NY July 2010-Present
Provide general administrative and clerical support including mailing, scanning, faxing, and copying, to Attorney
Answer questions from clients regarding their inquiries
Prepare and modify documents including reports, drafts, memos, and email
New York City Police Department, New York, NY June 2010-Present
Assist NYPD police officers in maintaining order and protecting the safety of residents
Perform uniformed foot patrols in neighborhoods and provide security at local concerts, festivals and city parades
Act as the eyes and ears of the police department
Westchester County District Attorney, Yorktown Heights, NY January- April 2018
Created documents and files from police reports
Researched individual’s background
Assisted the ADA’s with updating files
Sears, Yorktown Heights, NY June 2006 – July 2008
Assisted customers with questions, needs and purchases
Totaled purchases; processed checks, cash and credit purchases
Helped customers sign up for Sears’s master cards.
ABA Approved Certificate in Paralegal Studies 2018
Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice Police 2012
Westchester Community College, Valhalla NY
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY 2015
December 20, 2018
Robert Half Legal
White Plains, NY
Dear Hiring Manager:
I strongly believe that I have the qualifications for the position of Legal secretary with your law firm. I am a very passionate worker and I am highly motivated. I learned of this open job position from the website indeed.
As an ABA certified Paralegal with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, I have knowledge and skills that apply directly to the Paralegal field. I am currently an Administrative Assistant in an immigration law Firm so I understand the needs of this type of practice. From completing the Paralegal program, I have learned aspects of our court systems, how law applies to citizens and how researching is the biggest tool a paralegal can utilize. Furthermore, as an intern in the Westchester County DA'S office, I became well trained in searching databases, opening new cases, filing, completing forms and shadowing in court. I understand the importance of accuracy in research and creating legal documents. I believe I would be a great addition to your firm.
I currently volunteer as an Auxiliary Police Officer for the New York City Police Department, a position I have had for eight years, giving me first-hand knowledge of the criminal law and legal system.
I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the Legal secretary position and how my background would benefit your team. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for your consideration.
Michael B. Blumberg