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Assistant Administrative

Location:
Little Rock, AR
Salary:
$50,000.00
Posted:
October 08, 2018

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Paula

K.

McGraw

**

Gerob

Drive

Conway,

AR

***** (501)

***- **** ac7bac@r.postjobfree.com CERTIFIED

SENIOR- LEVEL

PARALEGAL

Experienced Certified Paralegal with significant administrative, clerical, client relation skills, seeking a position

within

a

law

firm

or

organization

where

an

advanced

working

knowledge

of

legal

terminology, general

law,

and

legal

proceedings

in

State

and

Federal

Courts,

in

the

following

areas

of

law

is

desired. Insurance

Defense...Business/Banking...Workers

Comp...Domestic

Relations...Civil

Litigation Estate

Planning...Corporate

Litigation Personal

Injury Medical

Malpractice...MDL...Criminal

Law Detail

oriented

with

excellent

research,

grammar

and

punctuation,

time

management,

and organizational

skills.

Capable

of

independent

judgment

and

decision- making,

while

maintaining

a high

level

of

confidentiality

and

upholding

the

ethical

standards

of

the

legal

profession.

Very familiar

with

Arkansas

Rules

of

Civil

Procedure

and

Federal

Rules

of

Civil

Procedure. Skilled

in

the

following:

Microsoft

Word

Suite,

Excel,

PowerPoint,

Outlook,

LEXIS,

FastCase, E- Filing,

TABS,

PACER,

PC

Law,

QuickBooks,

Time

Slips,

Legal- Files PROFESSIONAL

EXPERIENCE

Legal

Assistant:

Arkansas

Attorney

General’s

Office

March

2015/June

2018

• Legal

Assistant

to

Department

Deputy,

Senior

Assistant

Attorney

General,

and

two

other Assistant

Attorneys

General

in

the

Criminal

Department

whose

practice

primarily

consisted

of appellate

work

in

state,

federal

and

appellate

courts,

including

Habeas,

Successive

and

Death Penalty

cases.

• Completed

preparation

of

appellate

briefs,

appendices,

addendums,

abstracting

records

and transcripts

to

include

in

briefs,

with

a

complete

understanding

and

knowledge

of

all

Court

Rules.

• Drafted

correspondence

and

motions,

including

responses

to

various

Constitutional

Challenges.

• Maintained

State

Appeal

calendar

for

entire

Criminal

Department

for

all

appropriate

deadlines.

• Daily

interaction

with

prosecutors,

courts

and

court

staff,

other

counsel

and

law

firm

individuals.

• Advanced

in

federal,

state,

and

appellate

ECF

filing

procedures,

including

the

most

recent implemented

E- Filing

in

the

Supreme

Court

of

The

United

States.

• Opened/monitored

all

State

Appeal

Appellee

cases

including

opposing

counsel

deadlines

for

filing.

• Calendared

deadlines

for

State

Appeal

Appellant

cases

and

ensure

we

have

proper

documents

to lodge

the

appeal

with

the

appropriate

Court.

• Monitor

stale- dated

cases

and

prepare

Motions

to

Dismiss. Litigation

Paralegal:

Eichenbaum

Liles

P.A.

May

2012/March

2015

• Paralegal

to

Sr.

Partner

handling

extremely

large

caseload,

in

state,

federal

and

appellate

courts.

• Prepared

correspondence

and

legal

memoranda;

abstracted

depositions;

prepared

accountings.

• Daily

interaction

with

clients,

courts,

court

staff,

other

counsel

and

law

firm

staff.

• Very

knowledgeable

in

bankruptcy,

federal

and

state

E- Filing

procedures.

• Drafted

pleadings,

initiated

and

responded

to

discovery,

and

calendared

appropriate

deadlines.

• Carried

out

legal

research

assignments

for

case

law

to

properly

effectuate

preparation

of,

or responses

to,

state,

federal

and

appellate

briefs.

• Assisted

with

monthly

billing

and

A/P

or

A/R

for

the

firm,

assisted

with

collection

accounts. Paralegal/Office

Manager:

Carter- Walker,

PLLC April

2009/January

2012

• Paralegal

support

for

attorneys,

including

complex

administrative

responsibilities

that encompass

the

timely

preparation

of

cases

from

the

engagement

letter

phase

to

the

trial

phase.

• Drafted

correspondence,

discovery,

motions,

and

filed

various

documents

via

E- Filing

in

state, federal,

and

appellate

Courts,

scheduled

depositions

and

court

reporters.

• Calendar

maintenance

that

included

multiple

deadlines

to

meet,

as

well

as

deadlines

for documents

to

be

received.

• Performed

computerized

and

law

library

research

to

obtain

case

relevant

material.

• Maintained

billing

system,

monthly

statements

and

handled

collection

of

past

due

accounts.

• Served

as

Paralegal

for

the

City

Attorney/Prosecutor

(Brent

Walker)

for

the

City

of

Beebe, dealing

with

various

city

ordinances,

resolutions

and

district

court

matters,

traffic,

civil

and criminal.

Litigation

Paralegal:

Wright,

Lindsey

&

Jennings,

LLP

January

2008/April

2009

• Paralegal

in

support

of

4

attorneys,

whose

practice

consisted

of

heavy

litigation

and

insurance defense,

including

an

additional

3

off- site

attorneys.

• Extensive

client

contact,

gathered

and

summarized

medical

records,

documents

and

depositions, review of bank documents, preparation of client assessment reports and various contracts including

construction

contracts.

• Extensive

drafting

of

correspondence,

discovery,

filed

documents

with

the

court,

via

E- Filing.

• Scheduled

depositions/court

reporters,

and

handled

time

entry

in

DTE.

• Calendar

maintenance,

organized/maintained

pleadings

binders,

trial

notebooks

and

client

files. Paralegal:

David

Hodges

Law

Firm March

2007/January

2008

• Law

firm

practicing

primarily

Personal

Injury,

Med

Mal

and

Nursing

Home

Cases.

• Extensive

contact

on

a

daily

basis

regarding

individually

assigned

files

of

50+

cases.

• Managed

a

Class

Action

case

with

3,000+

Plaintiffs.

• Prepared

correspondence,

memorandums,

drafted

discovery

and

pleadings.

• Initiation

and

follow

through

with

all

aspects

of

discovery.

• Maintained

trial

and

non- trial

calendar

which

included

various

deadlines.

• Requested

medical

records,

reviewed

records

and

completed

summarization

and

accountings.

• Responsible

for

upkeep

of

billable

time. Workers

Comp

Paralegal:

Huckabay,

Munson,

Rowlett

&

Moore,

P.A. April

2005/February

2007

• Worked

very

closely

with

3

attorneys

with

a

caseload

of

350+

files

of

various

injuries/claims.

• Initiated

and

followed

through

all

aspects

of

discovery

and

prepared

extensive

correspondence and

pleadings

as

well

as

maintained

budgets

for

clients

and

files.

• Scheduled

depositions,

hearings,

IME’s

and

Second

Opinion

Evaluations

with

various

physicians.

• Scheduled

and

maintained

calendars

for

attorneys,

as

well

as

brief

and

appeal

deadlines.

• Extensive

client

contact,

witness

interviews,

follow- up

investigation,

trial

and

deposition

prep.

• Performed

various

research

and

investigations

for

tracking

people,

assets

and

businesses.

• Knowledge

of

OSHA

record

keeping

and

process

of

records

and

FOIA

requests.

• Requested,

reviewed

and

summarized

records

medical

records.

• Responsible

for

upkeep

of

billable

time

as

well

as

entry

of

time

to

TABS. EDUCATION

Pines

Technical

College,

Pine

Bluff AAS

in

Computer

Science

1990

Arkansas

Bankers

Association University

of

Arkansas

at

Little

Rock Graduate

General

Banking

Studies

1991

General

Ed

&

Nursing

Courses

1992- 1996 University

of

Arkansas,

Fayetteville

(via

UALR

School

of

Law)

-

Paralegal

Certificate,

2006



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