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Legal Assistant Office

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
February 23, 2019

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Dawn Johnson


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Somerdale, NJ 08083 Mobile 856-***-****


Motivated self starter who consistently goes beyond the requirements of the job to meet objectives.

Proven ability to multitask with attention to detail and accuracy in a fast paced environment.

Solid reputation for strong work ethic and managing relationship with clients and coworkers at all levels.

Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Outlook.


Stern & Eisenberg, PC, Cherry Hill, NJ Legal Assistant (Eviction Dept.) February 2017 to Present

•Generate Legal Documents such as PPN, PTFA, SCRA and Writ Possessions Letters.

•E-File Legal documents to the courts for signature.

•Edited information into client website.

•Proofread all legal documents when sent from client.

•Upload legal document to the client or the courts.

•Answer and screen all incoming call.

•Maintain and distribute incoming mail and send out to the departments.

•Log in all checks and incoming FedEx and UPS in Excel.

•Assist clients in any information that is needed.

•Also, was promoted to the Post Sales Department where I achieved more skills and knowledge

•Upload Legal documents such as Pacers and SCRA to Equator and Caseaware Website,

•Complete the steps in Caseaware to move on to the next step.

•Enter CAD (Certification of Amount Due) into Caseaware and update the file.

•Also work in websites like SharePoint and NJ State Website.

•Upload Sale Notice to CaseAware and Walz database Editing information into website.

•Generate Sheriff Sale Notice to sent out to the clients.

Legal Assistant (Front End)

SHAPIRO & DENARDO, LLC, Mount Laurel, NJ December 2014 to February 2017

•Opened 100 to 250 New Jersey Files sent by client.

•Prepared Caseload between 150 to 200 files a day.

•Use MV files to edit all information and save documents used to prepare files.

•Contact client for additional information that is needed.

•Send out Fair Debt Letter to inform the borrowers of debt owed.

•Prepare Title Orders for the Title Company to do their search to make sure we have correct property.

•Prepared Motion to Vacate and put together exhibit tabs for motions evidence.

•Generated Wage Execution to send to Sheriff to be sealed.

•Generated Summons and Complaints to send to borrowers.

•Prepare casesum for Attorneys review.

•Work in computer programs like Vendorscape, Lenstar, Tempo, Quandis and LPS.

•Use Webdirect for social security numbers of Borrowers.

•Tax Search to look up address and lot and block numbers for correct property addresses.

•Access Quandis by entering FHLMC investor number to open a file.

•Process SCRA to see if borrowers are active in the military and Pacers to see if borrowers claimed bankruptcy.

•Use SSDI website to see if borrowers are deceased.

•Draft Complaints for Attorneys review.

•Work in NBS to generate checks for billing.

•Generated Eviction PPN Notices and PTFA Notices.

•E-File documents to the courts.

Legal Assistant (Referrals Department)

POWERS, KIRN & JAVARDIAN, LLC, Moorestown, NJ May 2012 to December 2014

•Open new PA Foreclosure files when referral is sent by client.

•Edit information in Perfect Practice to generate Post Referral Solicitation Letter.

•Merge Post Referral Letter in Word Perfect.

•Run Pacer, Ancestry and SCRA to determine if borrower is deceased or in active military.

•Use software like Vendorscape, Clarifire, Lenstar and LPS to retrieve documents sent by clients.

•Documents used by clients are mortgage, note, title policy and loan application.

•Assist client on phone to assure that letters had been sent.

•Assist borrowers by phone inquiring about status and where to make payments.

Legal Assistant (Referrals Department) March 2007 to June 2011


•Prepared PA Act 91 Foreclosure Notices using information obtained from the client’s information, mortgage and the note

•Notice of Intention which is a New Jersey document is generated the same but only use the note for information

•Used LPS to download the mortgage for the Act 91 Foreclosure Notices

•Calculated the monthly payments and the late charges {add to the outstanding balance} that borrowers still owed to the client

•Merged and typed Act 91 Foreclosure Notices figure sheet by using Microsoft Word

•Scanned Act 91 Notices into the Act scanner folder and transfer them into Case Aware according to the file number which is the MJU number

•Sent regular and certified mail on behalf of the client to the borrowers; and make necessary copies of the certified mail front and back to document the file

•E-mailed clients advising when Act 91 Notices are completed and of the expiration dates

•Tracked Act 91 notice from the certified and regular tracking number from the return receipt

•Managed records of the Act 91 Notices from the copies in case management and notated documents in Microsoft excel

•Assisted clients with any questions that need answered on the status of the foreclosure

Legal Secretary (Collections Dept.)

FARR, BURKE, GAMBACORTA & WRIGHT, P.C., Mount Laurel, NJ July 1997 to March 2007

•Typed labels for the courts and sheriff on the Dymo Label Writer. Enter Daily Checks on Microsoft Excel to receive total amount. Cut checks for the sheriff and the courts for mileage and court costs

•Filed correspondence and pleadings in the filing cabinet by year and number

•Made sure all priorities were met by deadlines

•Photocopied correct amount of pleadings for the courts and sheriff office

•Looked up attorney’s and defendants’ addresses on the Alpha Database compute program

•Faxed documents to the courts and clients; prepared legal documents once processed through Word Processing

•Proofread all legal documents to make sure there are no errors. Confirm documents in the Document Generation Menu in the Alpha Database

•Sent out demand letters to debtors that are late with payments

•Utilized the internet to looked up Military Verification Request to find out if defendants are active in the Military

•Ran Accurints, Pacers and DMV searches to make sure that we have correct address

•Calculated balances owed from filing suit such as attorney fees and court costs

•Relieved receptionist and represented the firm in a professional and businesslike manner


Camden County College, Cherry Hill, NJ Paralegal Studies 08/2007 – 6/2010

Harris School of Business, Cherry Hill, NJ

Program: Legal Office Technology – Diploma - 09/2004 - 04/2006


Microsoft Office Software Switchboard

Legal Document Preparation Legal Terminology

File Management Legal Procedures

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