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Technical Support Medical Records

Miami, Florida, United States
October 13, 2016

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Shettima Ali

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North Miami Beach, Florida 33179



To obtain a Legal Assistant position with an organization offering opportunities for challenges, growth and development.


Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.

October 2011 - February 2015

Document Reviewer

• Performed in-house document review for a mass-tort pharmaceutical product liability case involving several million pages of documents and multiple phases of production.

• Performed second level and third level quality control reviews to check the document coding of other first-level document reviewers.

• Reviewed highly sensitive proprietary documents for their exclusion on the basis of confidentiality and trade secret.

• Reviewed documents for various other privileges, including work product and attorney-client communication.

• Made redactions of confidential, trade secret, work product, and attorney-client portions of documents in preparation for final document production.

• Assisted in the preparation of multiple privilege logs and supplemental privilege logs.

• Analyzed and issued coded contracts, communications, studies and various company documents to determine relevancy to ongoing legal cases.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Staff Paralegal

June 2004 - December 2008

• Assisted in Tobacco Product Liability trial preparations.

• Prepared HIPAA Complaint Authorization for medical records collection.

• Contacted medical providers to update medical records.

• Compiled and organized documents for hearing notebooks.

• Prepared expert witness files and updated same through research.

• Assisted in document production and prepared privilege logs.

• Assisted with page line designations, counter/designations, cross/designations for upcoming trials.

• Created and maintained orders & opinion notebooks, motions in limine notebooks, plaintiffs’ and defendants’ discovery notebooks.

• Prepared deposition designations and counter designations/objections for upcoming trials.

• Compiled and organized documents and/or notebooks for post-trial hearings.

• Drafted deposition outlines.

• Indexed documents to be used in preparation for upcoming trials.

• Compiled and organized trial preparation materials related to assigned cases.

• Populated Summation database with deposition/hearing transcripts.

• Compiled, organized and bates label documents for production.

• Created and updated medical records collections status report.

• Redacted confidential information from documents in preparation for production.

• Maintained pleading files and checked court docket for recent filings

• Coordinated and scheduled depositions and prepared subpoenas and notices of taking depositions

• Compiled, analyzed and organized deposition exhibits.

• Compiled and organized witness list for upcoming trials.

• Compiled and organized exhibits in preparation for upcoming trials.

PC Specialist - IT Department

July 1997 - September 2003

• Hardware configuration, software installation and installation of new computers and laptops.

• Re-imaged computers and troubleshoot system network.

• Liaison with home office regarding system updates and staff training.

• Daily system backup and restoration of damaged documents as requested.

• Provided daily technical support and handled help desk calls.

• Performed in-house computer and equipment repairs.

Legal Assistant/Accounting Clerk II

September 1985 – June 1996

•Assisted paralegals and attorneys with both PI and defense cases.

•Prepared closing statements upon successful completion of plaintiffs’ cases

• Entered chargeable expenses and timekeeper records for billing.

• Prepared monthly timekeeper report for partner review.

• Reviewed files for billing and prepared monthly and quarterly bills.

• Assisted in preparing clients’ yearly budget.

• Responsible for purchasing office supplies, equipments, inventory control and negotiated maintenance contract with vendors

• Conducted conflict checks, maintained and updated case list and adverse party information.

• Responsible for A/R and A/P


1982 Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio

A.A. in Business Administration

A.A.S. in Architectural & Construction Engineering Technology

1983 Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, Florida School of Architecture

Computer Skills

Relativity (e-discovery), Microsoft Suite, Summation Transcripts, Concordance,Tracker, E-Copy Desktop, Inova Litigation ( Pleading Suite), Web time, Attorney Desk Top, Docs Open, Lotus Notes, Carpe Diem

References: Available upon request.

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