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Legal Secretary Assistant

Location:
United States
Posted:
March 04, 2019

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JOSEPHINE PALAZZOLO

718-***-****

ac8obm@r.postjobfree.com

SKILLS

MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, iManage, Filesite, Hummingbird, Worldox, Elite, Tabs, Aderant, DTE, Juris, Carpe Diem, Time Matters, Adobe Acrobat, Innova (templates), Metastorm, Interaction, Chrome River, Styles, Electronic Case Filing, PACER, Tables of Authorities (Best Authority)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CONTRACT ASSIGNMENTS:

POMERANTZ LLP, New York, NY 4/2018 to 2/2019

Legal Secretary – Corporate Governance, Securities Litigation

• Assisted one partner and four associates with pro hac vice applications

• Handled electronic case filings (federal), provided trial support by

organizing exhibits and trial binders, pulled cases using Lexis/Nexis

• Define/generate table of contents, table of authorities (Best Authority)

• Handled travel, monthly expenses, time entries, opened new matters

• Scheduled meetings, composed routine correspondence, drafted retainers

CONSTANTINE CANNON, New York, NY 6/2017 to 2/2018

Legal Secretary – Antitrust, Securities Litigation

Assisted eight partners and associates including Managing Partner

PUTNEY, TWOMBLY, HALL & HIRSON LLP, New York, NY 2/2017 to 4/2017

Legal Secretary – Labor & Employment Litigation

Assisted two partners and one associate including Managing Partner

HODGSON RUSS LLP, New York, NY 3/2016 to 10/2016

Legal Secretary – Matrimonial Litigation, Business Litigation

Assisted two partners and one associate

WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP, New York, NY

Legal Secretary – Class Action Litigation 8/2014 to 12/2015

• Assisted/supported three partners and one associate

• Edited/formatted legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, discovery demands

• Entered time entries using Tabs, prepared expense reimbursements

• Prepared engagement letters and new business intake forms, mailed invoices

• Maintained Outlook calendar and contacts

• Booked travel arrangements

CLIFTON BUDD & DeMARIA, LLP, New York, NY

Legal Secretary - Labor & Employment Litigation 2/2013 to 11/2013

• Assisted three senior partners, one of-counsel, and four associates

• Revised/proofread legal documents, letters, memoranda, prepared expense reports

• Maintained Outlook calendar and contacts

• Opened new business matters

• Scanned documents and conversion

ENTWISTLE & CAPPUCCI LLP, New York, NY

Legal Secretary - Securities Litigation 7/2011 to 3/2012

• Assisted two partners and one associate

• Scheduled appointments/meeting set-ups

• Proofread documents

• Prepared monthly expenses, maintained Outlook calendar/contacts

KANTOR, DAVIDOFF, WOLFE, MANDELKER, TWOMEY

& GALLANTY, P.C., New York, NY

Legal Secretary – Litigation, Corporate 11/2010 to 6/2011

• Assisted one senior partner and two associates

• Typed correspondence and legal documents

• Entered attorney time entries, handled monthly expenses

• Handled telephones calls including taking messages and routing

EPSTEIN BECKER & GREEN, P.C., New York, NY

Legal Secretary - Labor & Employment Litigation 6/2006 to 2/2009

• Assisted one shareholder, one of-counsel, two associates

• Created PowerPoint presentations for client development

• Entered attorney time via Elite, prepared attorney expense reports

• Prepared/circulated mass mailings of client alerts, prepared new business forms

• Handled travel arrangements

• Handled holiday cards and gifts for clients

• Maintained Outlook calendar and contacts on InterAction

• Maintained case files via LegalKEY software

• Handled telephones calls, screened and routed calls

OHRENSTEIN & BROWN, LLP, New York, NY

Legal Secretary - Insurance Defense Litigation 11/1989 to 2/2005

• Assisted one partner and two associates

• Finalized briefs with styles, prepared Tables of Contents and Tables of Authority

• Administered electronic case filing

• Typed case status reports, correspondence, memoranda, and legal documents

• Prepared retainer agreements, coverage opinion letters, tables and charts

• Opened new business matters

• Handled travel arrangements and scheduled appointments

• Entered attorney time via Prolaw

• Interacted and communicated with all levels of the firm

• Document conversions, i.e., PDF to Word, etc.

• Coordinate messenger pick ups and deliveries when necessary;

• Processed client related vendor invoices

EDUCATION

Associate’s Degree in Applied Science - Queensborough Community College, Bayside, New York

HONORS

• Alpha Beta Gamma (National Business Honor Society for Community and Junior Colleges)

• Certificate of Distinction in Secretarial Studies

• Certificate in “The Exceptional Assistant” Fred Pryor’s Seminar



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