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Legal Assistant Office Coordinator

Location:
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Posted:
July 28, 2021

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Yinka M. Strachan

Delaporte, Kerr’s Close,. P.O.Box N9120, Nassau, Bahamas

Residence: 242-***-**** 242-***-**** Email: adnxwj@r.postjobfree.com I am a client-focused, computer-savvy legal assistant/ seasoned Office Coordinator with a history of exemplary-rate performance within a leading Debt Collection Agency and general practice law firm. I am a highly professional assistant with a comprehensive command of legal, office, administrative and clerical support functions combined with a knowledge of legal documents, court filings and legal procedures. I am dedicated, reliable and able to handle a high volume of assignments. Having achieved many goals in my career of the commercial banking and financial services, I am interested in expanding my professional horizons by seeking new challenges. I am interested in a position with your establishment and have enclosed my resume for your review and consideration. As you can see my career in business, finance and accounting is extensive. I have enjoyed a reputation as an efficient Customer Service Representative and have a knack for immediately establishing a good rapport with clients.

As a team member of your organization, I can provide: Efficiency; reliability; accuracy with numbers, Maturity, honesty; ability to look at challenges as opportunities, Knowledge of general and legal office procedures, Ability to develop and lead a team, Demonstrate ability to interact and communicate effectively with team, Remarkable ability to build good working relationships, Profound knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems, and Proficiency at talking to others to convey information effectively.

My objective is to establish a time when we can meet to discuss how my talent, professionalism, and enthusiasm will add value to your operation. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely

Yinka M. Strachan

Enclosure; Resume

Yinka M. Strachan

Delaporte, Kerr’s Close, P.O.Box N9120, Nassau, Bahamas Residence: 242-***-**** 242-***-**** Email:.adnxwj@r.postjobfree.com Objective:

Education:

Academic Pursuits – Business Law

University of The Bahamas

Justice of The Peace Program

STI Global

Anti-Money Laundering Certificate

Omega College

Early Childhood Education- Presently

Bahamas Baptist Community College -1998-2001

College Prep

R. M. Bailey

Diploma, BGCSE (5) -1994-1998

Skills:

Proficient in computer operations: Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher)

Abacus

QuickBooks

Collect

Professional Experience:

Dolphin Encounters Limited Present

Legal Assistant/ Office Coordinator

Typing correspondence and legal paperwork.

Transcribing court proceedings and other recorded meetings

Scheduling, coordinating and confirming court dates, appointments, and meetings.

Conducting research in legal matters.

Maintain calendars and schedules for several attorneys.

Maintain a comprehensive and organized billing system.

Prepare court notes for several attorneys.

Assisted Operators in calling Centre in contacting debtors for payments.

Followed up with banks on debtors for payments on accounts.

Promoted to Office Coordinator

Office Coordinator

Monitored asses and identify strategies to improve services, systems and process.

Coordinated with various teams to implement approved policies and programs.

Arranged logistics for all external and internal meetings.

Administered all travel arrangements that include air travel and surface transport, lodging for groups and individuals.

Performed invoice coding and submit invoices to corporate office for payment.

Prepared complex and non-routine letters and maintain efficient correspondence to assist office staff.

Determined future office requirements in coordination with Director of Administration.

Provided necessary backup support services to manage Timeslips (time keeping software) and reception duties.

Provided support to Human Resources Department, (Job Letters, recruitment department, Payroll and building team moral.)

Recruited new paraprofessional employees to strengthen appropriate departments.

Maintained office equipment and an inventory of supplies and developed professional vendor relationships.

Managed Company Parking Lot and Parking Assignments.

Managed Company Vehicles (Licensing, Insuring and maintenance)

Ordered and maintained stock for office and the overall office.

Supported Island Director evaluating proposals and contracts for renewal.

Prepared documents for Port Authority for the entry of new vessels or returning vessels into the Country.

Prepared documents and made application for Bahamas Customs.

Prepared documents and applications for immigration for work permit renewals and short-term permits.

Recorded weekly reports containing accomplished tasked and cork completed. Court Representative Management 2016- 2018

Legal Assistant

Typing correspondence and legal paperwork.

Transcribing court proceedings and other recorded meetings

Scheduling, coordinating and confirming court dates, appointments, and meetings.

Conducting research in legal matters.

Maintain calendars and schedules for a number of attorneys.

Maintain a comprehensive and organized billing system.

Prepare court notes for a number of attorneys.

Assisted Operators in calling Centre in contacting debtors for payments.

Followed up with banks on debtors for payments on accounts. Omega College, Saint Mary’s Hall 2007 -2008

Office Clerk

Typed letters, memos and other materials.

Coordinate team meetings/schedules.

Answered phones and provide customer support.

Set up new client accounts.

Perform administrative functions as needed.

First Caribbean International Bank 2003 – 2004

Receptionists/ Secretary

Attended phone calls, concluded the nature of calls and assisted callers to the proper department.

Successfully organized appointments between employees and clients.

Responsible for typing reports, memos and other correspondence.

Kept detailed messages from the person called upon, containing name, call timing and business nature.

Accepted and distributed messages and mails to proper departments and employees. Bank of the Bahamas 2001 – 2002

Loans Administration Clerk

Gathered and compiled data and prepared various reports.

Provided administrative support to loan administration department officers.

Maintained good relationship with clients.

Assisted loan officer in gathering loans and depositing information.



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