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Paralegal / Administrative Assistant

Floral Park, New York, 11004, United States
Minimum $50K
March 29, 2011

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Michelle E. Gross

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Floral Park, NY 11004

(516) 581-955 _

Objection Dependable, organized, highly motivated and hard working individual seeking long-term fast paced, busy paralegal position.



Paralegal , Notary Public New York, NY

Mr. Bower is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, is Board-Certified in Medical Professional Liability by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, and is an Associate of the American College of Legal Medicine. His firm is nationally known in successful Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury litigation;

Small Law Firm, One of Two Paralegals with Mark R. Bower as Head and Sole Proprietor of the law firm which means I was hand on and knowledgeable of aspects of every single case, .

Assist attorney in all facets of plaintiff's personal injury practice including appearances in Court, when necessary, on all conferences (PC’s, CC’s, Motions, PTC’s, OSC’s, Status Conferences, Mediation, etc); Intake, research and signing up a new case; Client communication on a daily basis; Requesting, review of medical records; Drafting and assembling all legal documents including Complaints, Bill of Particulars, Discovery requests and responses, 3101’D’s, Correspondence, Surrogate's Court filings, Motions, Legal Research; Preparation before and assisting during trial; Management of cases (including calendaring all court appearances, follow ups for every medical, defense, client and any other request); Extensive filing and organization of all files; Involved in depositions (including preparation, taking notes and giving input to Mark and video taping all Defendants EBT's),

Filing documents with court either electronically or by hand with court clerk if it is within the surrounding boroughs of New York City (we currently have cases in suit in most of the New York State Supreme Court’s); All aspects of the Settlement process of a case, specializing in the settlement of wrongful death cases within the Surrogate Court’ (Petitions, Accounting, Waivers Citations, Decrees), etc., and all other related functions including receptionist duties if needed;

Able to learn very quickly and work efficiently, both individually and as a team player in a fast-paced environment; Met deadlines on multiple on-going projects, detail oriented, able to handle a large and diverse workload, strong computer skills, especially MS Word, Word Perfect, Excel, SAGA, Office Logic, etc.

STEVEN D. CHAKWIN, JR., ATTORNEY AT LAW October 2010-January 2011

Paralegal New York, NY

Worked with Plaintiffs Only Personal Injury attorney in connection with a trial for Mark R. Bower, P. C. and also independent from Mark R. Bower, P.C.; Specializing in all aspects of Trial Preparation including prepping the clients and witnesses, preparing all marked pleadings, medical records, 3101D's, summary's of depositions, Jury Selection, present during the trial, setting up and organizing exhibits (physical and electronic).

JASPAN, SCHLESINGER, LLP September 2007-May 2008

Legal Secretary/Paralegal Garden City, NY

Tax Certiorari Department in prominent large Long Island Defense Firm;

Preparation of all correspondence, filing retainer/closing statements, updating and maintaining the electronic client database. Maintained and filed legal documents.

Handled partners' and associates phones, calendars, interacted with clients on a daily basis.

HAWKER BRITTON LLP September-December 2005

Full Time Internship-Prominent Lobbying/Consulting Firm London, England

Personal SETON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL January-May 2007

Girl's Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach Binghamton, NY


Full Time Internship for Prominent New York State Senator Binghamton, NY

BINGHAMTON WOMENS LACROSSE Division 1 Athletics 2003-2006

LONG ISLAND PRIDE Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach for Elite Summer Travel League 2004-2007



B.A. Political Science

Concentration in Law and Politics

Professional Paralegal Certification

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