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Paralegal

Location:
Houston, TX
Salary:
60,000+
Posted:
September 17, 2008

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SHONDA L. MINOR

gbsdwm@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER OBJECTIVE

To obtain a challenging position as a Corporate Paralegal with a company that provides an opportunity for professional growth and future advancement.

EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration, Human Resource Management Major

University of Phoenix

Anticipated graduation: May 2010

Bachelor of Science, Paralegal Studies Major; English Minor

University of Southern Mississippi

May 1996

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Degreed paralegal with over 11 years of legal experience on both the state and federal level

• Experience in defense litigation, including product and premises liability claims, personal injury, collections and worker’s compensation

• Experience preparing for and assisting at trials, hearings, depositions, and mediations

• Experience with on-site client management with the responsibility of daily reporting

Litigation Paralegal

Management of litigation matters, including analysis and organization of case files; database management; written and oral communication with other counsel and court personnel; electronic filing with courts; client liaison activities; reviewing, preparing, organizing, and summarizing discovery responses; summarizing depositions; participation in large document productions, special projects and audits; scheduling expert and fact witness depositions; preparation of materials for hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and trials; case-related research and internet; drafting of pleadings, memoranda and other legal documents.

SKILLS

• Highly developed interpersonal skills

• Ability to effectively communicate with internal business clients, support staff and external resources

• Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills

• Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changes in the environment

• Ability to work well under pressure, prioritizing to meet deadlines

• Research skills using legal resources and on-line services such as Westlaw and Lexis

• Proficient in the use of the following software applications and/or on-line services: Electronic Filing with Courts; Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Express and Word; Internet, Summation, Pro-Law; Concordance, and various billing systems

EXTRA-CARRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Notary Public, State of Texas

Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association, Member

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST



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