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Real Estate Sales&Leasing Service Paralegal Accounting/Business Adm.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
October 05, 2016

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Joan C. Adams

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

New Orleans, LA *0126-1229

504-***-**** Fax/Phone

404-***-**** Mobile

Objective: Paralegal/Accounting/Business Administration

Summary of Relevant Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree Accounting/Business Administration; Paralegal Certificate

Notarial Certificate

Life and Health Insurance License

Real Estate Broker License

Real Estate Appraiser License

Complete first year of Law School: Passed LSAT; Contracts, Torts, Criminal Procedure, Legal Research and Legal Writing

Professional Paralegal Training: Legal Terminology, Litigation, Civil Procedure, Pleading, Discovery, Ethics, Interviewing,

Investigation, Evidence, Legal Research, Legal

Writing, Rules of Appellate Procedure, Informal

Advocacy, Corporations, Real Property, Criminal

Law and Torts.

Personal Strengths: detail oriented, organized, tenacious, accurate, resourceful, ability to interact with people and resolve problems. Employment Experience:

Poll Commissioner, Orleans Parish Elections, 2013 – Present Open Voting Poll, assist and monitor voters, check registration, sign in, count/record totals, close poll.

Appraiser, Orleans Parish Assessor, 2011-2013

Appraised residential real estate for Orleans Parish tax assessment.

Plus Tech Lab Assistant/Tutor, Catapult Learning, LLC Camden, NJ 2009-2011 Assist/Tutor student in computer lab classes, process and record grades. Lab location, New Orleans, LA

Tax King, Alanta, GA 2007 – 2008

IRS - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Processed Federal and State Tax Returns and Schedules

Commerce International, LLC - Louisiana - 2002 – 2014 Georgia - 2007- 2014

Broker, Real Estate Sales and Rentals

Joan C. Adams - Louisiana - 2014 – Present

Broker, Real Estate Sales and Rentals

Appraiser, Residential (Trainee) 2002 - 2014

(Herbert J. Richardson, Jr. Certified ResidentialAppraiser) 2002-2009


Joan C. Adams


Paralegal - DocuSource Litigation Support Service, New Orleans, LA - 2001-2001 Document Review, Quality Control, Organizing Legal Documents, Page Checking, Coding, Summation

Paralegal - Law Corps Legal Staffing Agency, Washington, DC - 1999 - 2001 Immigration and Naturalization Verification Project, Omaha, Nebraska; Document Review, Document Coding, Concordance, Page Checking, Document Pulling, Document Filing, and Organizing

Testing Supervisor

Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 1998-1999

Testing Locations: Oakland and San Francisco, CA

Teacher - Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA – 1998-1999 Salinas Union High School, Salinas, CA 1997-1998

Paralegal Internship - Vincent A. Nordstrom, LL.M., Attorney at Law, Monterey, CA 1996 - 1997

Researched statutory and case law through Shepard's, Westlaw and Lexis. Summarized on point cases, organized case files, filed documents w/ Clerk of Court, interviewed clients.

Personnel Assistant - U.S. Postal Service, New Orleans, LA – 1979 – 1989

Human Resources: Management, Labor Relations, Attendance Control Coordinator, Retirement Counselor, Career Day Counselor. Coordinated Attendance Control Program, Researched Labor Law from Local and National Labor Agreements and Merit Systems Protection Board Manual, to settle grievances. Counseled employees on attendance requirements and patterns of absenteeism. Issued Progressive Discipline: Letters of Warning, Suspensions and Removals. Discussed and settled grievances with union representatives and employees. Developed Quarterly Reports on Attendance Control Program. Counseled prospective retirees on Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Annuities, and Survivor Benefits. Completed retirement packages, initiating the retirement process. Payroll Data Technician - U.S. Postal Service, New Orleans, LA – 1976 - 1979 Finance Office, Data Collection Site

Processed payroll data and cost ascertainment documents.

Professional Experience:

Editor/Publisher – NAPFE, Postscript Newsletter 2003 – 2009

Treasurer - NAPFE District 1, Louisiana and Texas 2005 - 2013

Education: B.S. Accounting/Business Administration, Southern University, New Orleans, LA 1971-1975

Notarial Preparation Certificate, Jefferson Parish Vocational-Technical School Metairie, LA 1980

Real Estate Agent, LA License, Donaldson Real Estate School- Metairie, LA 1983

Constructive Conflict Resolution, U. S. Postal Service - Memphis, TN 1992 Managing Personal Effectiveness, U. S. Postal Service – Memphis, TN 1992

Real Estate Broker, LA License, Donaldson Real Estate School, Metairie, LA 1992 Paralegal Certificate, Hartnell Community College, Salinas, CA 1995

Law School, Monterey College of Law, Monterey, CA 1996 – 1997 Teacher Credential Program, California State University Hayward, CA 1998-1999 Mainstreaming Disabled Students, University of California Berkley, CA 1999-1999 Residential Real Estate Appraisal, LA License, Executive Training Centers, Uptown Professional Real Estate School, Metairie, LA 2001-2002 Real Estate Continuing Education, NOMAR, LREC, GREC, HUD, NAR, 2002 - 2015

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