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Lead Paralegal/Assistant Administrative

Location:
Richmond, Texas, 77407, United States
Salary:
75k
Posted:
May 06, 2019

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Courtney S. Jones

ac9a7h@r.postjobfree.com

832-***-****

Education

Southern New Hampshire University Present

Masters Degree, Criminal Justice

Bellevue University, Omaha, Nebraska 2005

Bachelors Degree, Global Business Management

Nebraska College of Business, Omaha, Nebraska 1995 Associates Degree, Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Experience

O’Connor & Associates

Corporate Lead Paralegal 2014

• Aid in legal collection files from pre-litigation stage to closing stage for debt collection matters

• Responsible for docketing and filing Court proceedings for legal department

• Draft, file/e-file, and serve pleadings (petitions, answers, discovery, non suits)

• Meet with clients regarding debt settlement negotiations

• Set up all trial preparation/report all conclusions to include hearing reports for judgments

• Document review and document management to respective file(s)

• Assistant to 4 attorneys

• Train personnel on procedures

The Buzbee Law Firm, Houston, TX

Lead Paralegal 2013 - 2014

• Aided in all aspects from pre-litigation to closing documents for Admiralty and Maritime, Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith, and Military Contractor Negligence, NFL Concussion, Reno Air Incident, Chevron, BP, Benzene, Risperdal, and Invega product liability matters

• Responsible for scheduling inspections, mediations, depositions for client, attorneys, and opposing counsel

• Drafted, filed/e-filed and served pleadings (petitions, discovery, scheduling orders, protection orders) in Texas, Louisiana, and California cases

• Met with clients regarding discovery production

• Aided in trial preparation/conclusion

• Document review and document management to respective file(s)

• Assistant to 6 attorneys

• Trained personnel on procedures

Doyle Raizner LLP, Houston, TX

Paralegal 2012 - 2013

• Paralegal for Admiralty and Maritime, Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith, and Military Contractor Negligence matters

• Responsible for scheduling inspections, mediations, depositions for client, attorneys, and opposing counsel

• Drafted, filed/e-filed and served pleadings (petitions, discovery, scheduling orders, protection orders) in Arizona, Texas, and Missouri cases

• Met with clients regarding discovery production

• Aided in pre-trial preparation

• Document review and document management to respective file(s)

• Trained personnel on procedures

Johnson Law Group, Houston, TX

Legal Assistant 2010 - 2012

• Responsible for ordering and receiving medical records to prove up product liability

• Responsible for review of medical records and reports for case settlement, mediation, and trial purposes

• Maintained master list of client records and review of symptoms/or recalls against pharmaceutical companies, such as Eli Lilly, Co., LifeCell Corp., Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, and Hoffman LaRoche Co.

• Review of invoices and respond to any client concerns

• Document review and document management to respective file(s)

• Trained personnel on procedures

Ireson & Weizel, P.C. Law Firm, Houston, TX

Legal Assistant 2008 - 2010

• Direct legal assistant to lead counsel for insurance defense and oil/gas

• Set up all new files, calendaring coordinator, and secretary for four attorneys

• Responsible for all court proceedings (i.e., notice of hearings, docket calls, pre-trial conferences)

• Answerable for updating and maintaining full current case list

• Responsible for drafting and sending settlement documents, final orders, judgments, and issuance of funds

• Filed pleadings, issuance of subpoenas

• Dependably helped out reception area or anyone who needed assistance

• Closed files

• Aided in the transition process of paper to digitally scanned documents (virtual)

• Assisted with scanning of closed files

• Document review and document management to respective file(s) Philip Services Company / Waste Management, Houston, Texas Credit Analyst, Container Services Group (contract employment) 2006 – 2007

• Review of new credit terms

• Researched and reconcile unapplied cash

• Advised customers who have credit balances, and assist them with any questions they may have

• Assisted in identifying and reconciling some of the unapplied funds greater than one year

• Document review and document management to respective file(s) ConAgra Foods (CAG), Omaha, Nebraska

Administrative Assistant IV 2005 - 2006

• Managed calendars and coordinated travel and logistical arrangements for Vice President, Executives, Directors, and Managers

• Updated status reports, consultant reports, deployment schedules, and various other reports on the CAG portal

• Submitted and followed-up on work requests for roll on/off process of employees/contractors

• Transcribed minutes for weekly departmental staff meetings

• Special events coordinator (i.e. United Way, CBEN, Latin Heritage Week, etc.)

• Streamlined roll on/roll off processes

• Directly responsible for raising 103K for United Way Drive (exceeded goal by 29%)

• Trained personnel and other executive Administrative Assistant’s on procedures Young Williams, P.C. Law Firm, Omaha, Nebraska

Paralegal 2003 – 2004

• Initiated petition process for paternity and support for minor children in the Douglas County, Nebraska area

• Point of contact for and interviewed custodial parents

• Prepared necessary paperwork to begin process of locating and serving non-custodial parents both nationally and abroad

• Developed tracking system for custodial parents case progression

• Contributed to the well-being of minor children in regards to both monetary and health care aspects

• Document review and document management to respective file(s) Andersen, Lauritsen and Brower Law Firm, Omaha, Nebraska Legal Secretary 2000 - 2003

• Prepared legal papers and correspondences of petitions, summons, complaints, motions, subpoenas, etc.

• Provided support for Estate Planning, Probates, Workman’s comp, Trial Notebooks, Articles of Incorporation, Personal Injury cases, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) clients

• Completed summarizations and transcriptions as assigned

• Responsible for receiving and directing outside communications to relevant parties within the company

• Archived legal records and client files

• Transitioned legal records and client files into an electronic catalog

• Document review and document management to respective file(s)



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