DENISE A. BONAGURO
Staten Island, New York
Legal Administrative Assistant - BORAH, GOLDSTEIN, ALTSCHULER, et al, New York, NY, Real Estate, Civil/Supreme Litigation (2003-Present)
Support one partner and two associates. Respond and screen all telephone calls in an accurate and timely manner; manage calendar; make travel arrangements, set-up conference calls; prepare and finalize all correspondence, notices of motions, admit, amend, discontinuances and entries, pleadings, verified bill of particulars, affirmations, subpoenas, orders, memorandums of law, briefs, affidavits and backs; perform TOC and TOA and legal research using Westlaw database; provide back-up support to my department and the firm for coverage and project assistant as needed.
Excellent verbal and written skills. Extremely organized and well traveled. Mature, professional, highly motivated, energetic and resourceful. Excellent interpersonal skills with all levels of management, clients and personnel. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a professional, can-do approach. Expert knowledge of MS Word 2013, including daily use of Word, 2013, iMange, Interwoven, Outlook 2013, Excel 2013, Lotus Notes, Adobe, Scanning, Calendaring, redlining, TOC, TOA, CMS, Elite, Carpe Diem, Philips SpeechExec Pro Transcribe, Typing 70 wpm, and ability to navigate the internet, maintained Reception desk (ShoreTel/Cisco) phone systems.
A.A.S. Degree – Legal Studies and Procedures
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY.
I was praised by my supervisor, for always volunteering to help with the overflow of work and have that team player attitude. I have always stepped out of the box to try and accommodate other departments. I assisted the HR department in an out of office seminar function to recruit summer help and new attorneys by helping to create pamphlets and name tags and being a greeter at the seminar. I have worked 15 hour days to assist paralegals with very large mailings that were time sensitive. Also, I have been a contributor and sponsor of Sloan Kettering Cancer Foundation and have done walks for that cause, raising $5,000.00.