RHONDA C. RACKLEY Pasadena, Texas *****
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STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
I have 20 years of experience as a legal assistant. I am organized, pay attention to detail, have excellent writing and oral communication skills, adapt quickly and easily to challenges and colleagues and I have been PLS certified. I am also open and available for part time work, contract work and special projects.
SKILLS & SOFTWARE
● 80+ WPM
● Windows 10
● MS Word 2019
● MS Outlook 2019
● Timeslips/Sage 2008
● TABS 3
● Power Point
● MS Excel 2019
● Adobe Acrobat XPro
Snow Spence Green LLP, Houston, Texas
Legal Assistant, 2013 – 2019
Legal Assistant to two partners and one associate who handled commercial and oil and gas bankruptcies; drafted pleadings, briefs and other legal documents (which included table of contents and table of authorities); e-filed with state and federal courts; created spreadsheets and presentations; kept electronic files of all discovery including bates labeling with Adobe; maintained calendar of reminders and deadlines; prepared trial exhibits and notebooks. Gwynne E. Old, Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas
Legal Assistant, 2005 – 2013 and 1998 – 2000
Part-time Legal Assistant to sole practitioner whose practice focused on various aspects of corporate law as well as probate and estate planning; handled office management. Wright Abshire, Attorneys, Bellaire, Texas
Legal Assistant, 2004 – 2005
Legal Assistant to two partners and one associate. Prepared estate planning instruments; gathered required documentation and information; drafted correspondence; maintained calendar of deadlines; screened incoming calls from potential clients and set appointments for attorneys; assisted other legal assistants with probate and guardianship cases. Crady, Jewett & McCulley, LLP, Houston, Texas
Legal Secretary/Assistant, 2000 – 2004
Legal Assistant to one partner and one associate and other attorneys as needed. Prepared estate planning instruments; drafted, docketed, and filed estate administration pleadings with various probate courts; reviewed client files to verify and maintain calendar deadlines; scheduled hearings with various county courts; facilitated the execution of estate planning instruments; prepared client letters; notarized documents; assisted novice and temporary legal secretaries with firm procedures and word processing software.
Organized and scheduled monthly breakfast seminars and annual seminars given by the firm; obtained CLE and CPE certification for the firm; organized two yearly mass mail outs of invitations to approximately 600 Harris County CPA’s. Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas Legal Secretary, 1997
Legal Secretary to the Assistant District Attorney/Check Fraud Division. Received incoming cases and prepared investigatory files; Investigated cases to determine if a crime had been committed; requested warrants; prepared subpoenas; collected handwriting samples from defendants for analysis by investigator; communicated with both defendants and complainants in the course of investigation.
RHONDA C. RACKLEY
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San Jacinto Community College, Pasadena, Texas 2009 Houston Association of Legal Secretaries, Houston, Texas 1998 Professional Legal Secretary Certification (PLS).
Graduate, South Houston High School, Pasadena, Texas 1983 REFERENCES
Snow Spence Green LLP Main Line: 713-***-****
Ross Spence, Partner Direct Dial: 713-***-****
Janis Sherrill, Legal Assistant Direct Dial: 713-***-**** VOLUNTEER WORK
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Gate Keepers Committee Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo Cook Off, Chairman/Coordinator Gate Pass Committee La Porte Livestock Show and Rodeo Cook Off, Chairman/Coordinator Ticket Sales and Gate Pass Committee