Certified Paralegal • Licensed Notary Public
Brooklyn, New York 11234
Silverstein Associates – Office, Legal Secretary (March 2015-present)
Small firm managing multi-apartment rental properties: fielding tenant complaints and inquiries; preparing HPD violation paperwork for court ordered repairs; keeping logs of all equipment purchases repairs and service bills, preparing new leases and lease renewals, preparing letters to tenants and superintendents; dictation and proof-reading.
Law Office of Charles Shabsels – Legal Secretary (Temporary) (October, 2014 –March 2015)
Partner-level work in busy real estate, trusts and estates, tax and finance law practice, including preparation of leases, deeds, wills, and tax and pension documents; extensive e-mail and phone correspondence with accountants and clients and heavy dictation.
Manhattan Beach Animal Clinic – Vet Tech & Office Manager (2008-2014)
Oversaw triage; managed large waiting room with multi-line phone system, all office and pharmaceutical inventory, and pre- and post-surgical care; prepared medical records; managed surgical and examination schedule and patient discharge; handled all accounts receivable/accounts payable and nightly balancing of books and credit card.
Animal Care & Control of NYC – New Hope Department (2006-2008)
Liaised with other shelters, trainers, foster homes and rehabilitators to aid in the placement of special needs animals; conducted daily shelter walk-throughs; scheduled all animals for spay/neuter surgery and behavior evaluation.
CUNY Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York (2015)
Paralegal Certificate Program,
CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York (2011-2014)
Bachelors of Art in Fine Arts
CUNY Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York (2003-2005)
Associate of Science in Biology
Staff writer and political cartoonist for The Scepter Collegiate Newspaper.
Represented The Scepter at the Annual Conference for Collegiate Media, Dallas, TX 2003
Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, proficient in Mac & PC tech support and trouble- shooting; equally comfortable on both Mac & PC; Dictaphone; typing speed: 120 wpm.
References available upon request