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Legal Assistant Offices

Calgary, AB, Canada
April 25, 2020

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Beverley Johnson

Cell: 403-***-****


Profile Summary

Multi-tasking and professionally oriented with experience providing legal administrative assistance and customer service to employers and their clients, visitors and employees in in- house legal departments and law firms. Whilst being versatile to new roles, responsibilities and cultures, I use my organizational abilities to prioritize workflow to completion. Career Skills

• Handling sensitive and

confidential material

• Reliable with strong

work ethic

• Positive and professional


• Interpersonal

communication skills

• Disciplined approach to


• Excellent attention to

detail and proofreading

Contract Assignments January 2015 – currently available - including: Legal Aid Alberta – Legal Assistant to the Emergency Protection Team – October 27 – February 14, 2020

o Draft and prepare correspondence in connection to Emergency Protection Orders and deliver copies of EPO’s and reporting letters to Calgary Police Service, RCMP Detachments, Clients and Respondents or Respondent’s Counsel o Generate Revoking Orders, Confirming Orders, Adjourning Orders, Hearing Orders and Mutual No-Contact Orders

o Organize the work flow of Calgary Emergency Protection Order Program (CEPOP) o Liaise with Courts and Procedure Control re EPO’s and Transcripts o Answer telephone enquiries from client’s, lawyers and respondents o Maintaining client files in paper and electronic form including daily filing, file organization, opening files, closing files, and updating excel spreadsheets accordingly o Retain foreign language interpreters for court hearings o Vacation relief for other Legal Assistants diarization’s and responsibilities o Maintaining a diarizing system for court dates and scheduling lawyer appointments BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. Corp. – In-house Legal Assistant – October 7 – 15, 2019

o Prepare employee Travel Information Letters for US border officials o Open new files and update and maintain Excel contract spreadsheet Condominium Corporation No. 9811091 – Highlands of Valley Ridge - October 2 – October 3, 2019

Attendance at Condominium Corporation No: 9811091 Annual General Meeting, taking notes and producing minutes of meeting

Legal Aid Alberta – Legal Assistant to the Emergency Protection Team - June – August, 2019

Same responsibilities and duties as Legal Aid Alberta assignment above Indigenous Advisory & Monitoring Committee - February 28 – March 1, 2019 Attendance at Alberta First Nations Technical Information Session meeting along with members of the National Energy Board, taking notes and producing minutes of meeting. Legal Aid Alberta – Legal Assistant Emergency Protection Team - September – December, 2018

Same responsibilities and duties as Legal Aid Alberta assignment above AESO – In-house Legal Assistant – June – December 2017 o Apply administrative and clerical skills and save documents into electric filing system o Schedule meetings between all legal professionals and manage calendars o Payment of lawyer subscriptions and dues

Sobeys/Safeway - Commercial Real Estate Assistant – September 2016 – March 2017

o Review, identify and transfer critical information relating to Contracts o Data entry of critical information into Sobeys file management software o Prepare Estoppel Certificates in connection with multi-million dollar loan preparation Legal Assistant at Gowling WLG - June 2013 - November 2014 o Manage file accounting procedures, billing and trust account reconciliations o Coordinate the flow of information between professional and clients o Review, organize, close, and transfer a large volume of files (100’s+) for the Senior Patent Lawyer in preparation for a move of office location Legal Assistant for Contract Assignments - February 2012 - May 2013 o Draft legal documents, contracts and correspondence o Organize logistics of business trips and meetings for executives and management o Prepare quarterly Declaration of Dividend resolutions o Maintain Document File Register

o Scan corporate documents and link into Secretariat software o Input lawyer hours using PC Law or Carpe Diem Entry Paralegal at Sanjel Corporation - June 2010 - December 2011 o Provide legal administrative support on multiple legal documentation o File and organize Livelink file management system o Organize and diarize all legal files comprising of credit/collection, HR, corporate commercial, and intellectual property files

o Update and maintain parent company and multiple subsidiary minute books o File annual returns and business licenses in Canada and United States Assistant Contract Administrator at Alliance Pipeline (contract) September 2009 - May 2010

o Review Contract requirements and make amendments and/or extensions of time o Liaise between company departments and contractors o Assist in updating spreadsheet for tracking and monitoring Master Service Agreements o Scan Contracts into database and produce agreements in SAP Legal Assistant at Petro-Canada - June 2006 - August 2009 o Administrative support for the Intellectual Property Department o Manage due-diligence associated with managing a corporate patent portfolio o Monitor corporate trademark budget for 683 registrations in 74 countries o Organize and maintain foreign associate information o Perform gap-analysis of trademark registrations worldwide Education:


Introduction to Law, Real Estate Law and

Corporate Law

St. Georges College of Technology: Certificates in Text Processing The Nottingham Trent University: Certificates in Information Technology Skills West Bridgford Comprehensive: Grade 12 Equivalent


Advanced WORD (93%), Advanced Excel (84%),

Advanced PowerPoint (85%), Advanced Visio (not


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