CONNIE L. SPATARO
Paralegal - Notary Public – State of Connecticut
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A.R. MAZZOTTA EMPLOYMENT SPECIALISTS, MIDDLETOWN, CT
8 Week Temp Assignment: McHugh, Chapman & Montalbano, LLC – Middletown, CT law firm (3 partners/1 associate) specializing in Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury, a high volume, fast pace environment requiring heavy contact with clients with minor to severe injuries, employers, doctors, nurses, medical staff for records and/or billing, health insurance personnel, WC insurance adjusters, Workers’ Comp. Commission personnel and more. Duties include calendar management, file management, 30c filings, hearing requests & preparation, transcription, typing, phones, faxing, filing, copying, and prioritizing duties continually throughout the day with the ability to change tasks quickly to meet deadlines.
11/2010 to 4/12/2012 – LEGAL ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL
ATTORNEY MARK R. SOBOSLAI, WESTPORT, CT (Part-Time)
Support staff to sole practitioner specializing in Family Law/Collaborative Divorce/Mediation.
Duties include calendar management, file management, document/pleading preparation, financial affidavits, e-filing, interaction with clients/attorneys/court personnel/state marshals and general administrative duties including answering phones, typing, faxing, copying, filing and scheduling. Experience working in highly confidential environment. Reason for leaving: Relocation
7/2004 to 1/16/2009 - ADMINISTRATIVE LEGAL ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL
LAW OFFICE OF ANTHONY P. COPERTINO, JR., BRIDGEPORT, CT
Sole support staff for Attorney Copertino. Responsible for all daily aspects of running sole practitioner general law firm providing assistance to attorney by preparing complaints, motions, subpoenas, orders, or other hearing and/or trial documents; typing a variety of legal documents and assisting with discovery, hearing and trial preparation, short calendar and preparation and execution of residential real estate closings, preparation of will and probate documents. Other duties consisted of file preparation, phones, typing, transcription, scheduling of appointments, depositions, court calendars and the like. Contact and interaction with clients of many backgrounds, court personnel, firms and other professionals on a daily basis. Experience personal injury, real estate, probate, family & criminal. Reason for leaving: Attorney retired.
9/99 7/2004 - ADMINISTRATIVE LEGAL ASSISTANT
COPERTINO & NOCE LAW OFFICES, BRIDGEPORT, CT
Lead Administrative Legal Assistant for support staff of 4 persons in general law firm consisting of 3 Attorneys (2 partners and 1 associate) providing assistance to attorneys by preparing complaints, motions, subpoenas, orders, or other hearing and/or trial documents; typing a variety of legal documents and assisting with discovery, short calendar, hearing and trial preparation. Other duties consisted of file preparation, phones, typing, transcription, scheduling of appointments, depositions, court calendars and the like. Contact and interaction with clients of many backgrounds, court personnel, firms and other professionals on a daily basis. Maintain office equipment for routine service schedules and supplies. Experience in personal injury, Workers' Compensation, family, criminal, general law & probate.
Reason for leaving: Partnership dissolved. Transitioned to position with Senior Partner as sole practitioner.
University of Connecticut, Paralegal Litigation Certificate Program – May 2006
Notary Public – State of CT
Butler Business School, Fairfield, CT
Skills: Typing, Transcription, Knowledge of Court System, Judicial Website, Computer: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Internet, E-Filing, light bookkeeping and ability to operate business machines such as photocopy and scanning equipment. Notary of Public – State of Connecticut.
Qualities: Dependable, loyal, self-motivated, self-starter, excellent communicator, works independently and as team player, strong work ethic, excellent people skills, organized, detail oriented, excellent under pressure, able to multitask, ability to work in highly confidential environments, ability to balance multiple priorities within a specific time constraint, and quick study for new tasks and training.
Available upon request.