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Administrative Assistant Legal

Location:
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Posted:
November 28, 2018

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Elizabeth A. Gamache

** ********** **** ~ Worcester, MA 01606

Telephone 413/519-3098

QUALIFICATIONS Extensive administrative experience; self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with strong organizational abilities; professional, pleasant, diligent employee capable of performing a diversity of functions simultaneously; Notary Public

WORK HISTORY

01/2018 – Present – Robert Half Staffing Agency, Westborough, MA 01581

Administrative Assistant – Various temporary positions including the following duties: receptionist responsibilities, greeting and directing clients, answering the telephone and directing calls appropriately, preparation of correspondence, filing, receiving mail and distribution of same, preparing outgoing mail.

12/2016 – 12/2017 – Private Caregiver, Worcester, MA 01606

Live-In Caregiver for elderly man with multiple medical issues.

10/2015 – 11/2016 - Johnson & Hill Staffing Services, West Springfield, MA 01089

1/19/2016 – 11/30/2016 – Allison, Angier & McHale, LLP

Legal Assistant - Solely managing all day-to-day operations of office functions; preparation of pleadings and correspondence; managing attorneys’ calendars; fielding client phone calls; typing, dictation, filing; greeting clients; ordering, organizing and keeping up to date all office supplies.

10/13/2015 – 11/25/2015 – University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering Dean’s Office

Administrative Assistant - Greeting and directing students and other visitors entering the office; providing accurate information as to their inquiries; reserving and tracking conference room needs; general typing, filing, telephone and various clerical duties.

10/2000 – 11/2014 Martinelli Discenza, P.C., Longmeadow, MA

Legal Assistant to John Michael Discenza, Esquire – exclusively responsible for administering all estate planning matters; prepare various estate planning documents including Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies; maintain timekeeping and billing for the firm’s estate planning matters; secure necessary taxpayer identification numbers from the IRS; extensive verbal and written contact with clients and public; accompany attorney at conferences with clients as well as meeting with clients alone to review and sign estate plans.

10/1982 – 10/2000 Ryan & White, P.C. (later known as: Ryan, Martin, Costello, Allison & Leiter, P.C.; Ryan, Martin, Costello, Leiter, Steiger & Cass, P.C.; and Martin, Costello, Leiter, Downey & Steiger, P.C.)

Legal Assistant to partner in the construction litigation department of one of the area’s largest and reputable law firms; draft responsive pleadings to initial Complaint and discovery requests; initiated discovery to opposing parties; scheduled and noticed depositions; involvement in all other aspects of the litigation process; responsible for attorney’s schedule; timekeeping; billing; strong client contact; transcription of dictation; preparation of various corporate documents including By-laws, Articles of Organization, Minutes, and Annual Reports.

EDUCATION A.S. – Executive Secretarial, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

COMPUTER SKILLS Experienced in MS Word, WordPerfect, Excel, Outlook, MS Visio, Novell GroupWise (calendaring software); PC Law and TABS (time and billing software); typing speed – 90+WPM

REFERENCES Donald J. Allison, Esquire

Allison, Angier & McHale, LLP

69 South Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002

413/253-9700

Bruce L. Leiter, Esquire

Costello & Leiter, P.C.

Tower Square – 1500 Main Street, Suite 2000

Springfield, MA 01115

413/214-6100

Pamela Szmyt Hastings, Esquire

Attorney in Charge, Children and Family Law Program

Committee for Public Counsel Services

101 State Street, Suite 300

Springfield, MA 01103

413/750-1650



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