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Legal Assistant Paralegal

Lakewood, CO, 80226
June 29, 2022

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Leslie A. New

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Paralegal professional seeking new and challenging opportunities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to assist with complex legal issues and make sound recommendations.


Denver County Court

Judicial Assistant III April 2022 - Present

Provide unbiased service to all areas of the court in a high-volume division.

Support procedural fairness.

Maintain detailed and confidential records.

Manage all courtroom activities and functions.

Act as liaison between defendants, attorneys, court personnel, other stakeholders and the Judicial Officer.

Acting representative of the Judicial Officer and the face of the courtroom.

Enter the Magistrate’s orders and findings into the court’s record in real time as each case is called.

TD Ameritrade 2014 - 2021

Senior Paralegal, TD Ameritrade Retirement & Trust

Support Senior Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel.

Review vendor and customer agreements, forms, and marketing materials.

Prepare responses to regulatory notices and audit requests.

Maintain corporate books and records.

Schedule and attend corporate meetings, prepare agendas, distribute meeting materials, and prepare initial draft of meeting minutes.

Provided support as needed to various members of management and other various departments.

Lead and manage special projects.

Perform independent legal and compliance research.

Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, CO 2002 - 2014

Senior Paralegal, Office of the General Counsel, 2010-2014

Senior Paralegal, Legal Unit of Business Services, 2002-2010

Provided support to Senior Assistant General Counsel.

Handled electronic court filings for State and Federal court systems.

Reviewed changes in court rules, agency and departmental regulations, and firm policies and procedures.

Prepared pleadings, memoranda and legal correspondence.

Managed the litigation calendar, monitor deadlines, coordinate dates with District and County Courts, witnesses and opposing counsel.

Responsible for the oversight of service of process actions and timelines.

Scheduled meetings, drafted meeting agendas, and prepared initial draft of meeting minutes.

Performed legal research as needed

Prepared suspected fraud complaints for submission to the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

Merrill Lynch, Englewood, CO 1993 - 2002

Senior Legal Assistant, Denver Private Client Counsel

Reviewed and analyzed legal documentation for fiduciary and corporate clients to determine their authority to open and maintain a Merrill Lynch account.

Rendered opinions to advise the branch offices of the client’s trading authority.

Provided explanations and insight to support my opinions as related to the corporate regulations.

Provided mentoring and training to various departments, fellow legal assistants, new hires, and branch office associates.

Lead focus groups to create new procedures and performance evaluation criteria.

Created training and reference materials for the legal department and supporting departments.


B.A. Degree in Audiology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Paralegal Certification, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

Certification in Executive Leadership, University of Denver, Denver, CO

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