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legal secretary, administrative/executive assistant, office manager

Location:
Houston, Texas, 77064, United States
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Posted:
May 24, 2010

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Rose M. Crittenden

**** ******** **** *****

Houston, Texas 77064

Home Phone: 281/***-****; Cell: 281/***-****

Email: knzy5c@r.postjobfree.com

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SUMMARY:

A professional legal secretary and paralegal with several years of extensive experience handling various personal injury cases. Highly competent and works with a high degree of tact and discretion. Strong communication skills, exercises sound judgment and works independently. Attention to detail and very organized. Dependable and takes pride in her work. I am interested in fulltime and/or part-time employment, and look forward to learning any software programs that are necessary for your office to function efficiently.

PROFESSIONAL DATA:

Perdue & Kidd, L.L.P. 2000-2008

(f/k/a The Perdue Law Firm)

Houston, Texas 77019

Legal Secretary / Paralegal

• Supported Partners and Associates with personal and legal affairs;

• Prepared correspondence to clients, courts, and opposing counsel, etc.;

• Receptionist duties, switchboard, greeting visitors; faxing, log sheets;

• Personal communication with clients, opposing counsel, and experts;

• Met clients and attended initial interview with attorney; opened file;

• Maintained attorneys’ calendars, including diary system;

• Handled several medical malpractice cases from inception to trial;

• Drafted lawsuits, filed with court, served defendants;

• Drafted discovery and answered discovery with clients;

• Scheduled all hearings, meetings, depositions and mediations;

• Ordered medical and billing records;

• Organized medical records in chart form for experts and office file;

• Maintained specials list;

• Drafted motions and orders;

• Summarized depositions; and

• Prepared pretrial documents.

The Kerensky Law Firm 1996-2000

Houston, Texas 77002

Legal Secretary / Paralegal

• Supported partner with all legal and personal affairs;

• Worked on various cases including products liability, medical

malpractice, employment, business, pharmaceutical, and others;

• Prepared all correspondence and pleadings, including motions, briefs,

discovery documents, to clients, courts, and opposing counsel, etc.;

• Maintained attorneys’ calendars, including diary system;

• Scheduled all hearings, meetings, depositions and mediations;

• Ordered all medical and billing records, maintained specials list;

• Scheduled travel, set up reservations for hotel, car and conference rooms;

• Posted expenses to client files, paid all bills, and prepared settlement sheets.

O’Quinn, Kerensky & McAninch 1990-1996

Houston, Texas 77002

Legal Secretary

• Supported partner with all legal and personal affairs;

• Worked on various personal injury and employment cases;

• Extensive client, opposing counsel, court and expert communications;

• Transcribed dictation of all correspondence, pleadings, motions,

discovery documents to defense counsel and prepared answers

from clients, mediation summaries, briefs.

• Maintained attorneys’ calendars, including diary system;

• Scheduled all hearings, meetings, depositions and mediations;

• Ordered all medical and billing records, maintained specials list;

• Summarized depositions.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Graduated Royal Oak Dondero High School

Real Estate Sales Associate – Real Estate License

Oakland University Paralegal Program – Obtained Certification

(Specialized in Personal Injury Civil Litigation)

Institute for Children’s Literature, 1995

SKILLS: Typing – 75 wpm; Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Office Outlook

Corel Word Perfect 12, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer Windows XP,

Win Fax Pro 7.5, Lotus Organizer, Group Wise, Peachtree Accounting 7.0,

and Dictaphone.

COMMENTS

I am a very honest, loyal and dedicated employee. I have made many friends with former clients, opposing counsel and their staff, court personnel, expert witnesses, legal support providers, and continue those friendships to this day. My ethics and integrity are an important factor in my life and vital in my employment.



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