Kashmira (Rupa) Chokshi
Peoria, AZ 85383
Motivated and enthusiastic individual looking for opportunity to use education and work experience to re-enter job market.
WECHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Certificate in Paralegal Studies May 1996 GPA 3.5
Dean's List, Treasurer and Co-founder of Paralegal Law Society
Certificate in Guardianship
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY School of Justice Studies
B.S. in Justice Studies with minor in Chemistry
Dean's List: Justice Studies Club, Vice-president of Asian American Club,
Program Coordinator for Indian Students Association
2006-2006 Paralegal, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Phoenix, AZ
Handled correspondence, phones and prepare complex legal documents and draft motions. Maintain attorneys calendars, schedule interviews with clients and witnesses.
2004-Present Classroom Volunteer, Valley Academy Charter School, Phoenix, AZ
Assisted children ages 6 and 7 with classroom activities. Also graded homework and tests for all subjects.
2002-2004 Tutor, Owen Elementary School, Fayetteville, NC
Helped children in 3rd grade with the reading and math. Helped children improve their basic skills for the EOG (end of the year grade) testing. Read stories aloud and taught children to address story content. Helped with other activities from assignments to social studies.
2000-2002 Classroom Volunteer, Glendale Acres School, Fayetteville, NC
Assisted with reading and classroom activities for children in the first and second grades. Provided classroom support for teacher and children.
1996-1997 Paralegal, The Legal Aid Society- Criminal Bureau, New York, NY
Assisted attorneys by creating files for clients, checked for conflicts of interest, corresponded with clients, performed computer search for attorneys and drafted motions.
1995-1996 Paralegal Intern, Griffin, Coogan & Veneruso Law Firm, Bronxville, NY
Drafted documents such as contracts, deeds, mortgages, will and trusts as well as perform legal research.
1994-1995 Assistant Manager, Chokshi Enterprise Inc. New Rochelle, NY
Managed all aspects of small business including budgeting, balancing accounts, cashiering as well as managed a cash flow of approximately $20,000 per week.
1991-1994 Judicial Assistants and Bailiff, Maricopa County Court, Phoenix, AZ
Participated in civil, criminal, and domestic trials, drafted court decisions, set hearing dates, consulted with attorneys and general public concerning legal inquiries.
1990-1991 Court Information Processor, Maricopa County Court, Phoenix, AZ
Answered procedural questions regarding laws and rules governing domestic relation, set default hearings, gave judge assignments, responsible for drawing up inactive and dismissal lists and notifying the appropriate individuals.
1987-1990 Clerk I and II - Civil Division, Maricopa County Court, Phoenix, AZ
Responsible for updating case card information including judge assignments, case type, and case termination. Responsible for answering court attorney, and public inquiries regarding judge assignments, case status and court room location.
1986-1986 Data Entry Operator, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Summer-Job, entered patient data on the computer
REFERENCES: Available upon request