Cell: 973-***-**** Stanhope, NJ 07874 email@example.com
OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVE
Legal secretary with over 30 years of secretarial, administrative, and paralegal experience in civil and criminal casework and litigation in corporate law, insurance law, criminal defense, arbitration, collection, construction law, worker’s compensation, occupational safety, environmental law, product liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, bankruptcy, real estate, and matrimonial and family law. I am seeking long-term senior legal secretary/paralegal position. QUALIFICATIONS
Prepare and support the litigation of civil and criminal cases, including case law research, discovery collection and tracking, trial preparation and conduct, and court representation.
Skilled and experienced writer. Strong account billing and record keeping skills. Proficient in MS Office, MS Word and Excel.
Summarization of medical records, preparation of summaries to adjusters, pre-trial reports, file review and case summaries for trial preparation.
Skilled in all aspects of legal and court documentation including briefs, certifications, affidavits, discoveries, pleadings, deposition transcripts, expert reports, medical records, correspondence, memoranda, and so on.
Act as resource and subject matter expert for professional staff in areas including but not limited to workers compensation law, occupational safety, construction law, insurance law, and environmental law.
Provide confidential and complex assistance and support to attorneys, legal staff, and related agencies in drafting, verifying, and processing legal and court documents, agendas, and correspondence.
Provide the skill, speed, and flexibility to support the workloads of other secretaries and attorneys throughout a firm. Work with other secretaries and non-assigned attorneys to manage and schedule work flow.
Assist attorneys in trial preparation. Prepare, package, and coordinate all legal documents including interrogatories, subpoenas, and complaints for filing with courts.
Deal professionally with clients. Routinely complete all work on a day-to-day basis. Willingly and fully support attorneys under stressful conditions and stringent time constraints.
Viewed as highly motivated, dedicated, productive, and ready to assume new responsibilities. Quickly comprehend and deliver challenging assignments. Extremely effective under pressure and time constraints. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
The Weiner Law Group, LLP February 2015 to present Legal Secretary/Paralegal
Provide full secretarial and legal assistant services for senior partners in a firm of fifty-two attorneys specializing in civil litigation, insurance defense, land use and real property, governmental law, business law, family law, education law, labor and employment law and workers’ compensation defense. Summarization of all discoverable material for adjusters and case status, preparation of complaints, answers, and motions. Preparation of completion of all discovery requests and documents involved therewith. Assist other office staff on emergent basis. Prepare file status reviews for attorney’s reference and handling. Litvak & Trifiolis, PC — Cedar Knolls, NJ September 2013 – December 2015 Legal Secretary/Paralegal
Provide full secretarial and administrative services for senior partner and other attorneys in a firm of four attorneys specializing in insurance defense, uninsured motorist arbitration, and personal injury. Summarization of medical records for insurance defense, workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Preparation of pre-trial reports, motions, and legal briefs. Scheduling of independent medical examinations and summarizing opinions and medical records for insurance adjusters. Marjorie Zimmer
Weiner, Lesniak, LLP, Parsippany, NJ March 2013 – September 2013 Legal Secretary/Paralegal
Provided full secretarial services and paralegal support for two partners specializing in litigation, real estate, including estate planning, corporate, matrimonial, contract, and construction law. Assisted Firm Administrator in providing assistance to other staff members during emergent situations.
The Bell Law Group – Rockaway, NJ March 2011 – March 2012 Paralegal/Accounts Clerk
Provide full secretarial, administrative services and paralegal support for up to four partners, associates and law clerks specializing in employment litigation, municipal litigation, estates and real estate litigation and personal injury litigation. Preparation of court documents including complaints, answers, briefs, summary judgment motions and all related court filings. Conducting continued contact with clients in preparing cases for litigation. Billing and accounting duties including recording of attorneys and staff’s billings as well as preparation and forwarding of monthly statements to clients and townships. Analyze and review staff’s billings as well as preparation and forwarding of monthly statements to clients and townships. Analyze and review client documents, deposition transcripts, medical records, expert reports and legal briefs for trial preparation. Litvak & Trifiolis, PC — Cedar Knolls, NJ August 2007 – March 19, 2010 Provide full secretarial and administrative services and training and paralegal support for two attorneys and law clerks as well as on-call services for senior partners in a firm of seven attorneys specializing in insurance defense, uninsured motorist arbitration, and personal injury. Summarization of medical records for insurance defense, worker's compensation and personal injury cases. Preparation of pre-trial reports, motions, and legal briefs. Scheduling of independent medical examinations and summarizing opinions for adjusters.
Leary, Bride, Tinker, & Moran — Cedar Knolls, NJ June 2005 – July 2007 Provided full secretarial services and paralegal support for one partner and one attorney in a firm of 15 attorneys specializing in litigation, bankruptcy, insurance defense, personal injury, and criminal, contract, and environmental and construction law. Gruber, Colabella, Liuzza, Kutyla & Williams — Hopatcong, NJ May 2003 – April 2005 Provided full secretarial services and paralegal and training support for partner and law clerk in a firm of 14 attorneys specializing in worker’s compensation, bankruptcy law, insurance defense, personal injury, criminal law, and matrimonial law. The Writers' Group — Sparta, NJ February 2001 to Mar 2003 Helped draft power industry standards and procedures for construction and plant management. Developed gap analyses and implementation plans for power plants. Conducted research and prepared source material for three senior writers. Pitney, Harding, Kipp, and Szuch — Florham Park, NJ May 1999 to January 2001 Provided full secretarial services and paralegal support to two attorneys and on call services to two senior partners in a firm of 200 attorneys practicing real estate law, family law, personal injury, workmen's compensation, medical malpractice, bankruptcy, construction law, and corporate law.
Ravin, Sarasohn, Cook, Baumgarten, Fisch & Rosen — Roseland, NJ November 1994 to April 1999 Provided full secretarial services to two partners and paralegals in a firm of 90 attorneys practicing real estate, bankruptcy, commercial, corporate, contract, transportation, personal injury, criminal, matrimonial, and other legal areas. EDUCATION
University of Utah — Salt Lake City, Utah
Viewmont High School — Bountiful, Utah