Clayton, NC 27527
Summary Highly skilled, proactive Legal Assistant with over 20 years experience in coordinating, planning and supporting partners, managing attorneys and associates. Office management experience including vendor and facility management also developing and maintaining client files. Experience with billing, calendar management and travel arrangements.
5/11 – Present THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHN T. BENJAMIN, JR., P.A., Raleigh, North Carolina Office Manager/Legal Assistant
Facilitate day-to-day operations of the firm assuring that the office remains compliant with local, state and federal regulations. Reports to the Lead Attorney, generate reports in relation to accounts receivables and budgetary issues. Process billing to all clients monthly. Maintain facilities, vendor relations, office budget and operating account which entails daily deposits of checks and bookkeeping. Daily calendar management for upcoming court dates. Update of all marketing tools including, but not limited to the firm’s website, Martindale Hubbell and the firms resume. Maintain and replenish firm’s inventory of supplies. Pay the firms bills on a weekly basis. Maintain the firm’s IOLTA Account along with the required General Ledger, Monthly Report, Quarterly Reports and Clients Ledger. Accounts Receivables follow-up. Arranging Travel, meetings and appointments. Review and implementing the company’s health and safety policy; making sure the policies are up to date. Making sure the firm’s Recertification process with bank clients are updated and compliant. Assist attorneys while performing general Legal Assistant duties including, but not limited to drafting pleadings and correspondence to be served, filed in court or via CM/ECF. Legal Research via Westlaw. Maintaining attorneys’ files in accordance with firms’ policies. Prepare attorneys for hearings and trials when needed. Practice areas in Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Banking Litigation, Commercial Leasing Litigation and Commercial Debt Collection
5/09 – 4/11 THEODORE CAMPBELL, ESQ., New Brunswick, New Jersey Legal Assistant
Assist Theodore Campbell attorney-at-law on a part-time work at home basis via Internet. Duties include drafting legal documents such as Letters, Orders, Motions, Expungements, Subpoenas, Certifications and Complaints. Some client contact via telephone. Practice areas in Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law, Bankruptcy and Wills & Estates.
10/97 – 3/09 DEWEY & LEBOUEF LLP, New York, New York Legal Assistant
Assistant to six attorneys in the Litigation Department. Performing general secretarial duties including, but not limited to drafting legal correspondence, and reports; Multi-tasking, managing and processing desk work flow; Arranging for the reproduction and distribution of correspondence and legal documents; Coordinating and scheduling meetings, appointments and travel arrangements as requested; Daily time entries for billing purposes using DTE for Windows. Answering phones and accurately preparing messages and maintaining attorney files in accordance with department policies, practices and procedures and phone coverage. Have also floated in numerous other practice areas such as tax and corporate.
11/95 – 10/97 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS, East Hanover, New Jersey Administrative Assistant
Assistant to Director of Clinical Research Assignments include handling correspondence, work orders, travel arrangements and invoices plus extensive e-mail and phone contact; as well as; word processing, organizing meeting agendas, and supporting ongoing presentation events utilizing spreadsheets. Assistant to three Directors. Responsible for travel arrangements, phone coverage, setting up meetings, handling confidential correspondence, logging and tracking incoming promotional campaigns, updating department data base, generating letters and memos.
SKILLS Typing speed 75 w.p.m.
Windows10 and 10 Pro; Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook; Excel, PowerPoint Timeslips; QuickBooks; WestLaw; Legal Tracker; LoanSphere; Datacert (Collaboration Portal) North Carolina Notary Public
EDUCATION Katherine Gibbs School, Montclair, New Jersey Graduate/Executive Secretary
REFERENCES Available Upon Request