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Paralegal or Legal Assistant

Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Posted:
February 13, 2019

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Kristin R. Gaither

**** ******** **** *** *** Cheverly, MD 20785 202-***-**** ac8hcs@r.postjobfree.com

Education: High School Diploma, June 2004

Penn Foster College, Paralegal Certificate, June 2008

Midtown Personnel/Department of Health and Human Services-Tobacco Division

8/2016-1/2018

Paralegal- Electronic case management, e-filing legal documents, docketing Tobacco appeals cases in a secure tracking system, receives electronic files from a secure server, preparing legal documents to be mailed to appellants, file docketed cases in high-capacity storage, scan and upload claim files and other documents as required, log incoming mail, drafting documents in preparation for settlement, preparation of civil money penalty payments to be sent to the Center of Tobacco Products, notes and corrects case file deficiencies, assist in the preparation of a variety of draft documents for litigations, performs other projects as requested by Management, trains other paralegals as needed and general attorney support.

Contract Paralegal Assignments

Midtown Personnel/ PSA/Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [Washington DC] 4/2014-7/2014

Executive Assistant - Receive and manage office calls, emails, visitors and correspondence; maintain meeting and appointment calendars. Review incoming correspondence and based on knowledge, determines necessary action, routes and tracks items, and follows up. Highlight items of significance to the special attention of appropriate staff members. Review outgoing correspondence, documents and reports for conformance to policy, proper format and grammar. Manage office workflow and communications. Plan and organize meetings, conferences and workshops, handling logistics such as agenda items, participant notifications, develops background information, space, speakers, staff support, and activities surrounding the event to accommodate large groups, such as equipment needs, reservations and related support. Attend meetings, records minutes, summarizes points and issues discussed, distributes minutes and follows up on commitments. Develop and maintain various automated databases, spreadsheets, and graphics in support of office activities and operations. Type a variety of letters, memoranda and reports in required correspondence and/or publication formats. Perform a wide variety of clerical and administrative support tasks. Organizes and maintains the office filing system, procures supplies and equipment, and performs other tasks necessary to meet office support needs.

10/2013-1/2014

Senior Paralegal - Document review that includes finding deficiencies and other material issues, drafting and editing of various documents including those in electronic format such as e-mails and spreadsheets, delivering documents electronically to vendors, QC legal documents for attorney review, QA and code phone calls for compliance with laws, metric development and reporting, document preparation - project scheduling and workflow tracking, file maintenance - maintain paper and electronic files for all assigned work, coordinate proposed project documentation with decision-makers and legal staff to obtain required project approvals, supervises tracking of legal memos, prepares summaries of public comments, multi-media and/or paper-based presentations to support project meetings or decision briefings, issue tracking and lessons learned and, other duties related to the efficient support for office projects

10/2012-11/2012

Paralegal - Document review that includes finding deficiencies and other material issues, drafting and editing of various documents including those in electronic format such as e-mails, delivering documents electronically to vendors, use of the FDMS system, review and redact documents for public posting, metric development and reporting, document preparation - draft project documents for government review, project scheduling and workflow tracking, file maintenance - maintain paper and electronic files for all assigned work, coordinate proposed project documentation with decision-makers and administrative staff to obtain required project approvals, prepare multi-media and/or paper-based presentations to support project meetings or decision briefings, issue tracking and lessons learned and, other duties related to the efficient support for office projects.

CACI/DOJ [Washington DC] 10/08-10/11

Paralegal - Provide assistance to various litigation projects as requested to include Hurricane Katrina, Deepwater Oil Spill and FEMA. Prepares pleadings and exhibits and prints attorney depositions exhibits and transcripts, discovery requests and preparing discovery responses, assists in complex litigation support, conducts quality control for various projects including privilege review, trial related tasks and general claimant related tasks, retrieves claimant information for attorney review, navigates electronic files, conducts coding of legal documents, updates database information and conducts claim searches, reviewing Westlaw case alerts and downloading docket updates, codes new case additions to the Case Files and Docket databases, entering the data on an Excel spreadsheet template for loading into a legal automated database, conducts factual searches for documents and prints and organizes copies for attorney use at trials and depositions

Sparks Personnel/DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board [Washington DC] 11/12-2/13

Paralegal - Provides analyses of the D.C. Lottery Board laws, regulations, procedures, policies and directives, maintains and performs data entry in the legal case management system (Time Matters) for the office, provides analyses and recommendations on the operations of the D.C. Lottery Board related to the work of the Office of the General Counsel, provides legal assistance in researching legal issues, and composes legal and non-legal documents and memoranda upon request, prepares the budget and procurement actions for the Office of the General Counsel and establishes and maintains controls, analyzes and interprets budget controls and expenditures, and prepares necessary budget adjustments, provides direction to and effectively utilize the support staff of the office, troubleshoots technical and non-technical issues as well as acts as the training officer for the office, establishes and maintains records, procedures and controls, coordinates and completes special projects.

Non Contract Paralegal Assignments

United States Department of Veterans Affairs - [Washington DC] 6/04-5/07

Legal Assistant (Stay- in- School Employment Program) Indexed and processed incoming correspondence, performed all tasks through VACOLS: Veterans Appeals and Control or Locator System, review legal documents to determine deadlines for attorney actions and whether to refer to a paralegal or attorney for preparation of jurisdiction motion, maintain a tickler system to track future case deadlines, request and track claims folders, prepare and mail correspondence, set and track deadlines and enter relevant case information into litigation database and research case information in a complex appellate database in order to determine status of appeals, motions for reconsideration and other matters of appellate procedure.

SKILLS:

DATA ENTRY

GOVERNMENT AUTOMATED SYSTEMS

MICROSOFT OFFICE

PACER

CONCORDANCE

TIMEMATTERS

NEEDLES

WESTLAW

ADOBE

TYPING SPEED: 50 WPM

DOCUMENT REVIEW

LEGAL SUPPORT

RELATIVITY



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