Objective: To obtain a position where the opportunity is provided for personal growth and professional advancement. A place where I can gladly assist others to continue moving forward as motivated team.
Work Experience Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Westwood, CA 10/05-11/18 Legal File Clerk: Responsible for maintaining the firm files; filing pending material; scanning; data entry; offsite storage inventory; creation of new standard matter folders; indexing pleadings on a daily basis. Review various artist contracts per attorney request for info verification, parties involvements or payoff/payments info. Assist assigned paralegals with various task in preparing matters for depositions or trials. 06/05-10/05 The Gas Company/Sempra Energy, Los Angeles, CA Legal Assistant (Temp): Responsible for gathering all new incoming complaints; review mail; confirming and updating calendar with hearings, dates and meetings; contacting/dealing with various outside law firm pertaining to status updates on all pending cases and confirming if the billing are corresponding with the appropriate matters.
07/97-06/05 Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, Los Angeles, CA Legal Case Assistant (Complex, Civil Litigation):Responsible for assisting attorneys with legal research; fact investigation; preparation of cited authorities and supporting documents relied upon in motions, declarations or briefs; assisted on drafting various briefs for pre trial and letters (w/attorney & paralegal supervision); communication with clients and parties; deposition preparation kits/witness files/outlines; dealt with various vendors such as court reporters, reprographics services and negotiating prices; prepared, maintain discovery logs and discovery databases; imaging; scanning; coding materials in the R; Drive (servers) in an organized fashion; editing documents via Adobe Acrobat; distribution of key document; responsible of maintaining assigned case files such as Microsoft vs. Sun Microsystems "Java 2", Phillip Morris Antitrust Wholesalers case, Credit Suisse First Boston and various KPMG matters.
08/99-01/00: Reprographics: Responsible for making copies and scanning documents by using Xerox 5100, 6000 for all attorney requests. 03/99-08/99: Mailroom Clerk: Responsible for doing the mail deliveries and sending outgoing faxes as well as delivering them to attorneys. 07/97-03/99: Records Clerk: Responsible for creating files and filling pleadings and correspondence for all firm file matters. 12/95-07/97 Pro Courier Attorney Service, Los Angeles, CA In-House Attorney/Courier Service: for various law firms: Responsible for filing of court documents, retrieval and conduct research within all Los Angeles County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, San Francisco and Sacramento courts, requesting messengers for service and delivery of packages, documents and serve subpoenas as a process server. Other in house duties included facsimile transmission; mail preparation; photocopying and other general office duties on a needed basis within the assigned law firm. 12/94/02/97 Dominos Pizza, Los Angeles & Century City, CA Responsibilities including handling of cash transactions, order taking, deliveries, maintaining inventory of food supplies; answer and resolves complaints and questions with customer directly.
Skills: Typing: 25-35 wpm: experience with MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, LiveNote, Folio, DBText, DBDocs, LegalTracks, LegalKey, IRM, Westlaw, Adobe Acrobat, Imaging, Document Coding and Internet Web Searches Languages: Fluent in Spanish and English
Education: Los Angeles High School, Graduated 1995; Various Legal Courses at (w/ABA Paralegal Certificate via 'The Pace' program,
* West Los Angeles College
* Santa Monica College and
* Cerritos College
References: Simran Bindra (esq.) **former Heller Ehrman co-worker** Director of Corporate Affairs General Counsel
@ Laurus Corporation
Ronaldo Lopez **former paralegal at Manatt, Phelps**
Jorge Guttierez **current file clerk at Manatt, Phelps**
Robert Perez **former Heller Ehrman Office Administration Supervisor before my position as a case assistant.**
Administration Manager @ O'Melveny & Myers (Century City)