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Administrative Assistant, Legal Assistant or Legal Secretary

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
January 04, 2017

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Sandra DE Carter

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

Apartment No. 5

Louisville, Kentucky 40272


Telephone: 502-***-****

Objective: To obtain a position where I can maximize my administrative, computer and managerial skills.


University of Louisville/Belknap Campus – (August 1980 through March 1982)

Valley High School – (Graduated May, 1980)


Shapiro, Van Ess, Phillips & Barragate, LLP

4805 Montgomery Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 513-***-****

(February 2016 to Present) – Administrative Assistant – currently working one-on-one with an Attorney in the Louisville, KY satellite office who specializes in Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Law. Daily duties include, but not limited to, printing out pleadings forwarded to the Louisville office and prepare each document for attorney’s review. Notarize (if required) pleadings, copy pleadings and mail to all respective parties; track pleadings through entire foreclosure stage for accuracy; and oversee the ordering of office supplies for local office.

Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman, P.S.C.

500 West Jefferson Street

Suite 2100

Louisville, Kentucky 40202 502-***-**** 502-***-****

(June 2013 to February 2016) – Administrative Assistant – served as an Administrative Assistant for two Partners practicing in Estate Planning/Probate and Trusts Law. Daily duties included answering busy telephones and direct callers to respective attorneys, distributed mail to the Team, scheduled appointments for Senior and Junior Partner; stored most emails that were received by the Team into a program (Practice Master) for easy retrieval and setting up ticklers/reminders for same; registered attorneys for Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) courses; on an annual basis reported all CLE credits to the many courts that the attorneys practiced in; updated the Team’s master list of estate planning documents and also saw that the original estate planning documents were stored in bank’s vault; drafted correspondence for Senior Attorney and revised various estate planning documents; prepared Power of Attorney and Living Will documents for clients. Retrieved Private Letter Rulings upon the request of attorneys; delegated research to law clerks and followed-up on their progress; organized and closed files for added shelf space; monitored and ordered office supplies for the Team (Sheldon Gilman – Senior Partner of Trusts & Estate Planning Department).

Bonita K. Baker, Attorney

730 West Market Street

Suite 400

Louisville, Kentucky 40202 502-***-****

(March 2011 to March 2013) – Legal Assistant – worked as a part-time legal assistant to attorney practicing Family Law. Drafted all types of legal documents from divorce pleadings to Last Will and Testaments. Handled telephone calls from clients, and kept up-to-date attorney’s calendar for appointments with clients and pertinent court dates. Also prepared attorney’s billing on a monthly basis.

Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church

3640 Cane Run Road

Louisville, Kentucky 40211

(May 2002 to June 2005) – Church Secretary – worked as a part-time secretary for the pastor and church members. Answered telephones, composed letters to vendors and other churches for annual days, tended to the daily needs of the pastor, prepared materials for each Sunday’s service and weekly bible study classes. Maintained pastor’s and church calendar of annual days. Also started a monthly church newsletter and distributed same to the church body and sick and shut-ins. Maintained and ordered supplies for entire church. (Deacon Jacob Dove 502-***-****).

United States Bankruptcy Court

Western District of Kentucky

U.S. Federal Courthouse

Louisville, Kentucky 40203

(July 2001 to October 2002) – Case Administrator – was responsible for over 500 bankruptcy cases at once – ranging from Chapter 7s, to/and including Chapter 11s, 12s and 13s. Recorded and checked filed documents for accuracy before Judges’ review and prepared orders for Judges’ signature. Daily duties included contact with debtors and counsel (in person and via telephone) and answered questions which pertained to their bankruptcy cases; on a monthly basis, opened and closed petitions; checked “tickler” systems in order to pull cases with orders for either hearings and/or judges’ signature.

United States Bankruptcy Court

Southern District of Indiana

121 W. Spring Street

New Albany, Indiana 47150 812-***-****

(November 1997 to July 2001) – Case Manager – used the National Integrated Bankruptcy System (“NIBS”) to record docket entries onto Legal and Adversary cases. Daily duties included contact with debtors and counsel (in person and via telephone) and answered questions which pertained to bankruptcy cases; on a monthly basis, opened and closed petitions; checked “tickler” systems in order to pull cases with orders for either hearings and/or judges’ signature. Also maintained Court’s “petty cash” known as the Imprest Fund and performed monthly inventories for supplies, etc.

Brown, Todd & Heyburn, LLC

3200 Aegon Center

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

(August 1995 to September 1997) – Legal Secretary to a Partner (Debbie Reiss, Esq.) in the Benefits Section of the law firm. Used WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows, CompareRite and Quattro Pro. Daily work consisted of typing summary plan descriptions and benefit plans for clients; answered telephones; filed; and generated own correspondence to send materials to clients and maintained a constant updated version of client’s benefits plans.

(June 1993 to August 1995) – Worked at Brown, Todd & Heyburn’s litigation department of an environmental Partner (Hal Bogard, Esq.) of the firm. Daily duties included answering telephones, indexed pleadings, typed correspondence and legal pleadings, kept up-to-date information on the docketing calendar and kept track of counsel’s timesheets.

Westfall, Talbot & Woods

South Second Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40202 502-***-****

(November 1992 to June 1993) – Legal secretary and receptionist for five employment law attorneys. Daily duties included answering busy telephones, greeted clients and vendors; accepted deliveries; typed all legal documents ranging from deposition summaries, letters and arbitration documents. Also ordered supplies for the firm.

Law Office of Sheldon Eisenberger

New York, New York 10001

(August 1990 to November 1993) – Served as the firm’s office manager after the dissolution of Eisenberger & Golden. Daily duties included monthly billing processing for the firm’s attorneys, worked directly with Mr. Eisenberger as private secretary, controlled firm’s docketing system, composed correspondence to clients, vendors and other attorneys. Daily managerial duties included payroll and benefit functions, hired and fired employees and ordered supplies. Was responsible to make the necessary arrangements for the firm to move twice which entailed dealing with transferring the telephone systems, movers, etc.

Eisenberger & Golden

New York, New York 10001

(August 1988 to August 1990) – Started with the firm as a legal secretary in a civil and criminal practice and served as trainer for office’s employees on WordPerfect’s word processing system. Daily duties included maintenance of the firm’s docketing calendar, typed all legal pleadings and answered telephones.

Traub, Bonaquist, Yellen & Fox

Lexington Avenue

New York, New York 10022

(August 1986 to August 1988) – Worked as a legal secretary for a partner (Dwight Yellen) of the firm’s litigation department. Performed all secretarial duties including answering telephones, typing legal documents and filing.

United States Army

Fort Dix, New Jersey

(1982) – Honorable Discharge

Additional Experience:

WordPerfect, Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel (lightly), Dictaphone experience with typing speed of 90+ wpm – also a Notary Public

References Are Available Upon Request

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