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Legal Administrative Assistant

Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted:
October 14, 2019

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jennifer efika

*** ******** **** ******* *** *R* 905-***-**** adalbc@r.postjobfree.com

A passionate and driven professional

with a zest for innovation and result.

Proven ability to provide reliable legal

and administrative solutions.

Demonstrated strength in extensive legal

research

SKILLS

• Advanced research, written and

verbal communication skills

• Proficient use of Microsoft Office

applications

• Familiar with legal research

programs such as LexisNexis,

WestLaw other web-based

applications

• Exceptional interpersonal skills

• Multitasking and prioritizing to

deliver tasks

• Courteous and professional

representation

• Ability to work with tight

deadlines

• Critical thinker and exceptional

problem solver

• Adaptive and detail-oriented

team player

• Extensive client relations, word

processing and data entry

EDUCATION

• Bachelor of Laws (LLB)) -

Madonna University

INTERESTS

• Community Involvement and

Development

• Sports – Basketball & Swimming

• Travel, food and discovery

• Agropreneurship, programming

languages & artificial Intelligence

WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 09 – Present

Legal/Admin Assistant

Anehita Law Professional Corporation Toronto ON (Real Estate, Mortgage, Notary, Civil Litigation)

• Prepared legal and mortgage documents from instructions and precedents

• Attended and documented client interviews for transcription

• Used computer software to prepare and, maintain legal documents for court cases and to

• Introduced color coding for a more efficient filing system

• Ensured prompt responses to phone/email inquiries and displayed professionalism in all client interactions.

• Received calls, scheduled appointments, coordinated logistics and document preparation for court proceedings.

• Effectively managed high-volume workload of word processing assignments and court filings.

• Conducted legal research on issues relevant to the firm’s files

• Prepared billing statements for clients using legal billing software

• Reviewed documents for grammar, spelling and appropriate formatting.

• Resolved two-year accounts documentation backlog for a successful Law Society audit

• Maintained confidential records, processes and documents throughout legal proceedings such as litigation, settlement negotiations, depositions, and real estate transactions.

• Other legal or administrative duties as assigned including data entry, printing, photocopying and scanning

2016-07 - 2019-08:

Legal/Admin Assistant

The Nigerian Ombudsman (Public Complaints Commission)

● Proofread, filed and served court processes and other legal documents including pleadings, affidavits etc.

● Consistently researched on relevant case law, regulations and strategies concerning assigned cases

● Prepared presentations, opinions, reports and case conference summaries on ongoing matters handled by Senior Counsel

● Assisted in the creation of strategic planning working papers for the reformation of the Commission

● Managed correspondence of Senior Counsel between clients and other public and private agencies

• Established and maintained communications with counsel, complainants, government staff and other public officials

• Scheduled case conference appointments and creating appropriate reminders

• Arranged travel and maintained expense accounts for senior counsel

• Provided support for senior counsel in all aspects of litigation management, including document production, and trial preparation 2011-11 - 2012-10:

Legal Aid Volunteer

Ministry of Justice Rivers State

Estate Administration

● Provided legal advice and instruction regarding administration of estates(probate) under Rivers State Law

● Assisted the department of estate administration in preparation of templates and documents for clients

● Provided clients with information and assistance in completing required documents relating to their cases

● Provided administrative and para-legal support to senior counsel



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