LOU ANN MOKRY
Typing – 85 wpm; Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013; Microsoft Suites (Styles); Excel; Outlook; PowerPoint; Access; WordPerfect; Filesite; iManage; Remote Time Entry; WebTime Entry; Westlaw Research; OmniPage Pro; GroupWise; PCLaw, Elite Time Entry; Timeslips; Case File Express; Texas E-Gov Filing; MyFile Runner; Pacer; MacIntosh; Mac Computers.
The University of Texas Legal Assistant Program, 1994
Legal Administrative Assistant: Sneed Vine & Perry, P.C. 2/2016 to 2/2019
Answer the main phone system.; support for the Administrator and back-up support for the Legal Assistants. Assist in document conversion and editing. Enter expenses such as mail, LegalEase, Pacer, EFile-Texas, Federal Express receipts, and Simplifile filings. Enter attorney’s time when given into PCLaw. Organize Closing Binders and Client Notebooks and redlining real estate contracts. Open new client numbers and matters and perform conflicts checks. Send in Maintenance Work Orders and maintain supplies for the office.
Contract Legal Assistant/Legal Secretary: 11/2011 to 1/2016
Assist in preparation of correspondence, pleadings, contracts and time entry. Preparation of filings and e-filings at the Travis County Courthouse, Federal Court, the Public Utility Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Set up new client files and maintain files as necessary. Assist in setting up meetings, travel arrangements and calendaring. Areas of law include Litigation, Real Estate, Corporate/Transactional, Environmental, Estate Planning, Healthcare and Intellectual Property.
Contract Companies include: Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP; Cox Smith, LLP; Sneed Vine & Perry, P.C. and Coats Rose, LLP.
Legal Secretary/Floater: Brown McCarroll (now known as Husch Blackwell) 12/2008 to 10/2010
Assist in various sections of the Firm. Preparation of e-filings and filings at the Travis County Courthouse, the Public Utility Commission, the State Office of Administrative Hearings and the Texas Medical Board. Preparation of filings using Case File Express. Preparation of legal documents, agreements, motions, briefs and pleadings. Preparation of contracts, Excel documents and PowerPoint presentations. Assist with trial notebooks, time entry, travel arrangements and every day correspondence. Open new client matters and set up new client documents. Convert documents from PDF to Word through OCR scanning program. Create table of contents and table of authorities for briefs and contracts. Work in Estate Planning, Corporate, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Health Care and Litigation. Extensive dealings with Real Estate, Estate Planning and Health Care.
Contract Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant: 10/2007 to 12/2008
Assist in preparation of legal correspondence and pleadings. Preparation of filings at the Travis County Courthouse, the Public Utility Commission, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Enter time for the Attorneys. Preparation of documents from transcription and written notes. Preparation of List of Inventories and Claims and ancillary documents for Estate Planning matters. Set up Corporate Notebooks and corporate documents for new entities. Distribution of mail, faxes and scanned documents; and saving them to client-related files. Ran conflicts checks and submitted new case reports regarding new clients. Reviewed legal documents for spreadsheets on client updates.
Legal Secretary/Assistant: DuBois, Bryant & Campbell, LLB 10/2005 to 09/2007
Assist in preparation of legal documents, correspondence and billing letters. Preparation of client files and filing correspondence and legal documents. Preparation of litigation pleadings and discovery. Preparation of contracts and agreements and generating table of contents. File pleadings with the Travis County Courthouse and estate documents to the Probate Court. Preparation of Limited Partnership Minute Books and filing corporate documents with the Secretary of State’s Office. Assist in preparation of ancillary documents for each of the individual’s wills.
Legal Secretary/Word Processor: Winstead Sechrest & Minick, P.C. 03/2000 to 08/2005
Assist in the Word Processing Department supporting each section of the Firm including the Real Estate Section/Affordable Housing, Corporate Section, Public Finance Section, Environmental Section, Labor Section and Litigation. Prepare patent applications, amendments, inventor interviews for the Intellectual Property Section/ Prepare legal documents, contracts and also pleadings and discovery. Heavy dictation and document processing. Enter time and converted documents from PDF to Word through OCR scanning program.