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Assistant Manager

Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Posted:
February 19, 2019

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Lonnie Christopher

Summary:

Paralegal/Docketing Specialist who has experience in managing and reviewing all incoming mail, e-mail and e-documents. Audit CompuLaw and ProLaw databases to ensure accuracy of the description of events that would negatively impact responses to deadlines and continuances. I maintained discovery and all pleadings documents, including entering information into the firm’s database and create electronic case files as well electronic discovery binders. Daily responsibilities include electronic document review, analysis and preparation for firm’s Calendar and virtual Records Database (RM.

NOTE: Some IP experience.

Skills:

CompuLaw, Prolaw, USPTO.GOV, CourtLink, Lexis, Nexis, Pacer NEF Specialist, Concordance, Elite, LiveNote, LegalKey, Accutrac, Elite, MS Office

EDUCATION

Esquire College, Pasadena, CA 1994 - 1996

Paralegal Certification

University of Phoenix, Torrance, CA 1997 - 1999

BSB Adult Program

University of Phoenix, Torrance, CA 2010 - 2011

Professional Experience:

Pond North LLP, Los Angeles, CA 05/2017 – 1/2019

Court Rules – Legal Docketing Specialist

Managed and coordinated firm’s calendar/docket duties

Managed and reviewed all incoming mail and e-mails for California and New England offices, audit Prolaw database to ensure accuracy of description of events that would negatively impact responses to deadlines and continuances

Electronic document review, analysis and preparation for firm’s calendar

Pacer NEF Specialist CourtLink Global Research

Distribute reports: Two-week firm calendar, Three-Day Advance Calendar (Managing Partner) & Daily/30-Day Calendar (Associates)

Perform other duties and functions that may be required not directly related to title of position

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & Romo, Los Angeles, CA 10/2016 – 03/2017

Court Rules – Legal Docketing Specialist

Managed and coordinated firm’s calendar/docket duties

Managed and audited Compulaw database to ensure accuracy of description of events that would negatively impact responses to deadlines and continuances

Provided research assistance to legal staff on court rules, codes, and practice guides to resolve case specific inquiries

Electronic document review, analysis and preparation for firm’s calendar

Downloaded and converted documents from Pacer and reviewed related cases

Pacer NEF Specialist CourtLink Global Research

Distributed reports: Two-week calendar (firm), Three-Day Advance Calendar (Managing Partner) & Daily/30-Day Calendar (Associates)

Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP, Los Angeles, CA 02/2015 – 10/2016

Court Rules – Legal Docketing Analyst

Populated Info Tab – General Information & Jurisdiction Tab in CompuLaw

CompuLaw event entry, generation deadlines and review

Researched local and Federal rules, standing orders, and judicial preference

Electronic document review, analysis and preparation for firm’s virtual Records Database (RM)

Downloaded and converted documents from Pacer and reviewed related cases

Pacer NEF Specialist CourtLink Global Research

Distributed reports: Two-week calendar (firm), Three-Day Advance Calendar (Managing Partner) & Daily/30 day Calendar (Associates)

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Los Angeles, CA 08/2014 – 12/2014

Docket Calendaring Specialist (contract)

Responded to docketing inquiries from law firm support staff via Docket & Calendaring workflow systems

Docketed court deadlines using Compulaw

Reviewed Compulaw submissions by department staff

Morrison Foerster, Los Angeles, CA 10/2013 – 08/2014

Docket & Calendaring Specialist / Intellectual Property (contract)

Populated Info Tab with General Information and Jurisdiction Tab in CompuLaw

Input data into CompuLaw including deadlines

Researched local and Federal rules, standing orders, and judicial preference

Electronic document review, analysis and preparation for firm’s virtual Records Database (RM)

Downloaded and converted documents from Pacer and reviewed related cases

Process E-Office Notifications

Process PRPS Notifications

Review Petition for Inter Partes Review

Review updates of documents via USPTO.GOV

Conkle Kremer & Engle, LPP, Santa Monica, CA 11/2012 – 9/2013

Case Assistant

Downloaded and indexed pleadings via USDC CM/ECF Systems

Maintained discovery documents, including entering information into firm database and physically creating case files

Searched for documents upon request, inserted additional data on file records, case management, supplied information from file data and removed files upon request

Researched related cases via PACER

Classified material when classification was not readily discernible

Created electronic discovery binders

Reviewed trademark infringed products

Handled trial preparation

Sedgwick, LLP, Los Angeles, CA 11/2012 – 10/2013

Case Assistant

Sorted, filed, indexed correspondence, pleadings and discovery documents, including entering information into firm database and physically creating case files

Responsible for case management including searching for documents and filing

Verified accuracy of material to be filed

Classified material when classification was not readily discernible

Prepared files for closing and created electronic files

Conducted document search via Superior Court Pacer Program

Milberg Weis, LLP, Los Angeles, CA 11/2007 – 20/2007

Legal Assistant (contract)

Prepared case citations via Lexis and Westlaw

Created PDF files

Prepared trial binders and exhibits

Reviewed testimony for misleading statements

SJC,Trucking Company, Los Angeles, CA 06/3005 – 11/2007

Independent Owner

Sub-contracted to general contractors via brokers

Responsible for accounts receivable/payable and payroll

Assisted with document management, licensing, and certifications

Trained and managed staff

Managed policies and applicable laws

Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, CA 06/2003 –06/2005

Director, Corporate Work Study Program

Recruited corporate sponsors for partnership

Directly supervised 3-5 clerks

Responsible for planning, training, assigning and directing work flow with staff, students and corporate partners

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Los Angeles, CA 02/1998 – 06/2003

Document Services Manager / Paralegal

Directly supervised 10 – 15 document clerks

Responsible for planning, training, assigning and directing the work flow

Addressed complaints and resolved issues

Appraised employees’ performance

Carried out management responsibilities in accordance with firm policies and applicable laws

Prepared necessary documents for depositions and trial exhibits

Prepared chronology of documents for depositions and trials

Cross-referenced all bates numbers on privileged and non-privileged documents

Created bate logs

Maintained correspondence, discovery and pleading files

Reported directly to managing case partner and administration



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