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Administrative Assistant Legal

Location:
Fairfield, Connecticut, 06825, United States
Salary:
55,000
Posted:
June 15, 2019

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ELLEN M. COSTA

*** ********* ******

Fairfield, CT 06825

203-***-****

ac9mbj@r.postjobfree.com

www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-m-costa

PROFILE

Dynamic highly skilled detail oriented legal assistant / administrative assistant / executive assistant

●Proficient with Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, WordPerfect, Outlook; Social Media, Google Docs/Drive,

Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Skype, Needles, Adobe, PC Law, TABS, Timeslips, E-filing in State and Federal

Courts and Internet.

●Accurate and fast word-processing/keyboarding, dictation and proofreading skills with ability to perform independently

●Created and edited PowerPoint presentations for land use and zoning hearings, education seminars, settlement negotiations and mediations

●Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative and organizational skills

●Published four websites - currently live and online is newenglandadjusters.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Multiple contract temporary assignments as a Legal Administrative Assistant – 8/2017 to the present (currently Goldstein and Peck, P.C. in Bridgeport, CT

RODIE & CONNOLLY, PC - Attorneys, Stratford, CT 7/2016 to 3/2017

Legal Administrative Assistant (plaintiff personal injury)

●Supported senior partner of a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm.

●Prepared and e-filed court documents and pleadings, prepared and answered interrogatories and requests for production.

●Interfaced with attorneys and insurance adjusters regarding summaries, medical records and billing.

●Facilitated client relations and maintained legal calendars with the goal of securing the maximum monetary award for the client.

MAHER & MURTHA, LLC – Attorneys, Bridgeport, CT 4/2015 to 7/2016

Legal Administrative Assistant (general practice)

●Worked with three attorneys in a general practice law firm with an emphasis on insurance defense, personal injury, evictions, family/divorce and foreclosure committee matters.

●Performed full range of legal assistant and clerical duties.

●Multitasked to ensure the different areas of practice were meeting client expectations.

GOLDMAN, GRUDER & WOODS, LLC –Attorneys, Norwalk, CT 1/2014 to 3/2015

Legal Assistant/Paralegal (collections)

●Assisted a partner and associate with collections for Nursing Homes and other elder care matters.

●Prepared and e-filed summons, complaints, PJR’s as well as other court documents and arrange for service of process.

●Maintained legal calendars.

●Performed internet research and due diligence on a mission to collect delinquent account balances.

AMENDOLA & AMENDOLA, LLC – Fairfield, CT 10/2010 to 07/2013

Legal Assistant/Paralegal (family/divorce)

●Supported senior partner with a variety of day-to-day administrative assistance such as:

preparation and e-filing of legal documents, e-filing pleadings and discovery requests, financial affidavits and correspondence, updated litigation files and scheduling client conferences.

●Interfaced with clients, opposing counsel and court personnel.

●Scheduled depositions and arranged for court reporters.

●Arranged for service of process.

●Facilitated settlement negotiations and trials to obtain the best possible results for the client.

CACACE, TUSCH & SANTAGATA – Stamford, CT 04/1998 to 07/2009

Legal Administrative Assistant

●Worked with partner and associates in Family Law, Planning and Zoning, Real Estate and Criminal.

●Performed full range legal assistant, paralegal and clerical duties.

●Implemented a system to learn new technology.

●Acted as back-up receptionist when needed to keep the firm running smoothly and achieve the best result for the client.

EDUCATION

●Butler Business School, Bridgeport, Connecticut - legal assistant certificate

●Fairfield University Continuing Education Fairfield, Connecticut – continuing education - computer graphics program

●Housatonic Community College – various computer courses



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