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Assistant Legal

Location:
Worcester, MA
Posted:
March 19, 2019

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Pamela A. Paradis

*** ******* ******, ********* #*, Worcester, MA 01604

• Email: ac8t9u@r.postjobfree.com

Telephone: Home: 774-***-**** • Cellular: 774-***-****

SUMMARY:

Paralegal holding a Bachelor of Science degree with excellent skills in interpersonal communication, creativity, and attention to detail.

EDUCATION:

Kaplan University, Online

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, August 2011

Includes courses that specialize in Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

GPA: 3.48 credited hours: 180.0

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Knowledge of and ability to repair basic office equipment malfunctions; 17 years of experience with Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, 2010, Excel, PowerPoint, 7 years of experience with PC Law, 7 years of experience with WordPerfect, and 10 years’ experience of Lexis Nexis

EXPERIENCE:

Reeves Lavallee, P.C., Worcester, MA May 2008-October 2018

Legal Assistant

Performed daily responsibilities and duties of a paralegal, using legal terminology and legal procedures necessary to pursue individual cases in areas of law such as family law, housing, real estate, civil procedures, 93A Demand Letters, and Social Security

Scheduled interoffice client and intakes for their appointment, and court appointments; organized files; handled all office responsibilities; and pursued collection matters for interoffice purposes, and on a client’s behalf

Greeted clients and associates in-person and via phone, establishing caring rapport and professional attention

Prepared all of the required documents for filing within the various courts, as well as out of court documents such as corporations, Social Security, wills, and housing

Prioritized work, handled several responsibilities at once; and managed heavy workload without direct supervision in a detailed manner

Maintained confidentiality within the Code of Professional Conduct

Ornell Law Office, P.C., Worcester, MA January 2002- April 2008

Legal Assistant

Prepared daily responsibilities and duties as an office manager and paralegal using legal terminology and legal procedures necessary to pursue individual cases, working in areas of law such as family law, housing, civil procedures, 93A Demand Letters, and Social Security, with very little direction from supervisor

Performed all office responsibilities; ordered all supplies necessary to keep the office operating in a smooth and efficient manner; and ordered files for new clients

Created numerous template forms that included complaints, letters, agreements needed for client/attorney relationships, interoffice documents necessary for the legal field

Scheduled interoffice client, and court appointments; organized files; handled all office responsibilities; and pursued collection matters for interoffice purposes, and on a client’s behalf

Greeted clients and associates in-person and via phone, establishing caring rapport and professional attention

Prepared all of the required documents for filing within the various courts, as well as out of court documents such as corporations, social security, wills, Criminal, and housing

Prioritized work, handling several responsibilities at once; and managed heavy workload without direct supervision in a detailed manner

Maintained confidentiality within the Code of Professional Conduct

VOLUNTEER WORK:

Jacob Hiatt Magnet School, Worcester, MA September 1994 – January 2002

Assistant to teachers in grades preschool – grade 6, performing all necessary responsibilities

assisting teachers in an educational capacity;

School library and book fair coordinator in a supervisor capacity, performing all duties and responsibilities necessary in running a school library and book fair.

Lakeview Congregational Church, Worcester, MA September 1997-August 2001

All interoffice responsibilities and duties necessary in running a church including preparing and printing the church bulletins

Prepare all Sunday school curriculums

AWARDS: June 2000

Received Volunteer of the Year Award as acknowledgement for outstanding school volunteer

EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Kappa Lambda Honor Society



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