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Assistant Legal

Edmonton, AB, Canada
October 07, 2018

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Lorraine Sockman

****** Avenue NW 780-***-****

Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5A4 E-Mail:

Highlights of Qualifications

Capable legal and administrative assistant with over 15 years of experience

Strong computer skills and internet experience; excellent with keyboard

Expedient; meets deadlines under pressure and with accuracy

Accustomed to managing large volumes of work

Independent work habits and demonstrates initiative

Well-developed interpersonal and problem-solving abilities

Responsible, organized and dedicated; demonstrates diligence, loyalty and integrity

Highly motivated, energetic and people-oriented; excellent public relations skills

Perseveres in quality and efficiency; conscientious and takes pride in a job well done

Highly responsive to people’s needs in a variety of environments

Good listening and concentration skills as well as a quick study

Tactful and trustworthy with confidential matters

Highly self-directed as well as a positive collaborative team member

Work Experience

Legal Administrative Assistant

Tammy L. Cameron Current

Cameron & Cameron Edmonton, AB

Work as a legal and administrative assistant for Mrs. Cameron in the area of matrimonial law. Great opportunity to have run of the practice, work independently, initialize and manage files; have contact with clients and represent them to full capacity. Prepare documents and correspondence, take client calls, attend to appointments and Court prep when required. Prepare disclosure binders and briefs ensuring accuracy and deadlines ar met without haste. File is maintained from inception until closing.

Legal Administrative Assistant (Contract) May – Oct 2017

Government of Alberta - Post Adoptions Registry Edmonton, AB

Working with a team of social workers and admin staff to perform duties as in creating forms, correspondence, data fields for various input of particulars and vital records to maintain public records and communications with the public to exchange informations with result of reuniting people with birth parents and birth siblings. Responsible for data cleanup and entry, to order court files and registrations of live births, to do some document prepping and QA, inventorying of files, auditing and amalgamating of files.

Freelance Positions: 2015 – Current

Customer Service Associate

Planet Organic Market Edmonton, AB

Event Specialist/Ambassador

Advantage Solutions Event ProStrategies

Iris Blue Launch Boom/Staff Nation Edmonton, AB

Legal Assistant

H. Kim Doniger, Barrister and Solicitor Edmonton, AB

Lorraine Sockman 780-***-****

Sales Associate Feb 2014 – Aug 2015

OSL Wiring Canada Edmonton, AB

Legal Assistant (Maternity Leave) May 2013 - Jan 2014

Hladun & Company Edmonton, AB

Criminal Legal Assistant for Robert W. Hladun, Q.C.

Opened and managed status of files, organized, prioritized, and expedited workflow

Communicated with clients and legal community and responded to inquiries

Prepared and filed court documents; routed, composed and replied to correspondence

Utilized legal research databases; organized and maintained calendar

Consistently met deadlines, exercised initiative and judgment in lawyer’s absence

The following are six-month contracts dating from 2010 to 2013:

Legal Assistant

Department of Justice Canada Edmonton, AB

Supported three counselors representing Canada in high profile legal defenses for ALS and IRS Divisions;

Utilized ICASE and IRIMS for record keeping; evaluated harm levels of client cases; opened files; conducted various filings;

Planned and prepared all travel requests for hearings; prepared expense claims for finance;

Completed accurate transcription of hearings from DVR to hard copy; responded to emails and messaging;

Produced EVI Hearing Binders from SFE downloads; prepared and transcribed Minutes of conference calls; prepared and maintained Minutes of Hearing schedules;

Drafted and edited correspondence; data entry; utilized SharePoint software and PeopleSoft database; data input and document searches using Summation; exported and loaded files and imported new data from disk to Summation; closed files; attended mandatory upgrades and supplemental assemblies

Human Resources Admin Assistant

Sears Canada Edmonton, AB

Effected proficient strong messaging skills, incorporated consistent record keeping and data entry, dedicated morale development and genuine approach to coaching and mentoring;

Accomplished key tasks including successful management of recruiting and application process from initial posting to end hire;

Directed involvement with workforce hours by labor accounts, verifying all employment hour estimates compared to overall store actual totals;

Participated and facilitated new hire orientation for all new hires as well as maintain a detailed training matrix for all staff;

Produced all staff name pins and photographs;

Organized and delivered WHIMIS training and ‘Leading With Respect’ sessions as well as ensure all health and safety information was accessible and relevant;

Achieved Certificate in Kronos WFC Timekeeper training used to maintain all staff hours, time cards and payroll;

Trained and used PeopleSoft People Manager program to maintain personnel files, update personal information, hire and terminate associates;

Chaired fire marshal and safety meetings and prepared Minutes;

Participated in staff fundraising activities on volunteer basis during very busy hours for charity donations

Lorraine Sockman 780-***-****

Legal Assistant

KPM Staffing Inc. Edmonton, AB

Supported partner in busy law firm with personal injury and criminal law practice

Legal Assistant

Slate Personnel Ltd. Edmonton, AB

Supported a sole practitioner with Corporate/Commercial practice

Provided legal and administrative duties as required

Data Entry Clerk


Posting/data entry vehicle information, transport, storage and sales inventories

Legal Assistant

Slate Personnel Ltd. Edmonton, AB

Supported a sole practitioner with an Estate Litigation practice

Supported a sole practitioner with an Injury Law practice

Legal Assistant

Koziak Law – Nadia D. Koziak Edmonton, AB

Supported a sole practitioner with a Real Estate and Matrimonial practice

Provided legal, accounting and administrative duties as required

Legal Assistant

Joseph M. Shafir Professional Corporation Jan 2003 - Aug 2010

Supported a sole practitioner with busy General practice Edmonton, AB

Provided legal, accounting and administrative duties as required

Additional Accomplishments: 1992 – 2002

Edmonton, AB

Employed five years as Legal Assistant to Barry M. Basaraba Professional Corporation, deceased

General Practice

Employed five years as Legal Assistant to Bruce R. Martin Professional Corporation, deceased

General Practice


Microcomputer Applications Diploma

Slate Technical School, Edmonton, AB

Criminal Justice Diploma

Computer Science Certificate

Grant McEwan, Edmonton, AB

Legal Procedures Certificate

Administrative Procedures Certificate

NAIT, Edmonton, AB

Lorraine Sockman

9950 – 90 Avenue NW 780-***-****

Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5A4 E-Mail:

September 14, 2018


Dear Sir/Madam:

Re: Administrative Position

If you are searching for a highly motivated and efficient administrative associate to successfully support the daily operations of your office, I possess the qualifications ideally suited for the advertised position you offer on the Indeed job search site.

My experience in office dynamics include drafting, composing and proofing correspondence and documents, data entry/records management, timely file and calendar management, taking meeting minutes and transcribing, travel arrangements, bookkeeping, compliance of all office procedures, client attendances and leadership within the service industry profession. My dexterity and determination will certainly make me a valuable asset to your team. I have demonstrated the ability to perform and coordinate functions in a proficient and productive manner, while maintaining exemplary standards of accuracy and attention to detail. With an aptitude to learn, I am a quick study and flourish in a fast-paced environment.

Please find enclosed my resume for your perusal. Some of my key strengths include:

Strength in computer skills and internet experience with excellent keyboard application

Work well under pressure and manage large volumes of work

Demonstrated capacity to complete complex documents and forms

Analyze and exercise initiative and judgment in counsel’s absence

Manage and motivate team members to produce high standard work product with strict-imposed deadlines

Accomplish projects with little or no supervision and self-manage tasks, achieve major administrative goals

Adept in communicating with clients and forming relationships with them and colleagues at all levels

I look forward to speaking with you regarding your available position. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience.


Lorraine J. Sockman

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