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Administrative Assistant Legal

Worcester, MA
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


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


Bruce L. Leiter, Esquire

Costello & Leiter, P.C.

Tower Square – 1500 Main Street, Suite 2000

Springfield, MA 01115


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


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