Ambitious hard worker with over seven years of professional work experience. Possesses exceptional writing abilities and knowledge in creating legal documents, i.e., memorandums of law, client letters and briefs. Capable of effectively proof-reading, editing and formatting documents to meet current legal standards. Excels in conducting legal research, statutory and case law analysis and rule analogizing. Self-starter with strong problem-solving abilities; excels in fast-paced environments. Able to supervise and motivate others to effectively execute tasks in timely manner. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of computer applications and software such as Corel Suite (Amicus Attorney, Presentations, Quattro Pro and WordPerfect); Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook); Elite Enterprise; Westlaw; and Lexis Nexis, with proficient knowledge in HTML web-design. Willing to travel. Typing: 55 WPM.
Florida A&M University College of Law Graduated 04/08
Juris Doctor Candidate
Activities: Orange County Bar Association Member, Criminal Law Society, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Federalist Society, Christian Legal Society
Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, MD Graduated 05/04
Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology, English minor
Activities: National Honor Society Psi Chi Member, Volunteered at Hospital for Sick Children, Member of NCAA Women's Basketball Team.
State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation - Division of Real Estate (01/08-06/08)
Paralegal Specialist/Law Clerk
~ Analogized administrative orders and statues with case facts to develop case recommendation and or dismissal;
~ Composed administrative complaints and closing orders for active cases;
~ Presented preliminary complainants to Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) and Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB) probable cause boards to establish evidence which is used in case prosecutions;
~ Prepared case files for administrative hearings, creates case packets for FREC and FREAB boards.
Law Offices of Michael Gable/Safeco Insurance Company, Maitland, FL (06/07-08/07)
Summer Law Clerk
~ Prepared various pleadings, motions and other documentations for insurance defense negligence cases and depositions;
~ Drafted and responded to interrogatories and document production requests;
~ Organized and prepared necessary documents and files in preparation for trial;
~ Researched and drafted memorandum opinions.
Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP, Washington, DC (12/04-08/05)
Conflicts Research Assistant
~ Compiled analytical reports based on information obtained from database and Internet research for firm preliminary checks, new business forms, and lateral hires;
~ Managed, updated and monitored integrity of database system, ensuring the accuracy of client information, billable rates, addresses, and related components;
~ Provided immediate support to Business Acceptance Manager and entire Conflicts/Accounting department, assisted with the docket calendar; provided database training for new hires and temporary employees;
~ Assigned new employee numbers, timekeeper numbers, new client and new matter numbers; closed inactive matters and inactive employee accounts within the firm.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC (07/01-10/04)
Office Automation Assistant, GS-0326-04-01
~ Researched EEOC Directives, Orders and current labor laws and created legal documents for Attorney’s;
~ Assisted attorneys in case preparation (discovery, investigations, case law and statutory research) for high-profile cases;
~ Reviewed case law, statutory law, witness depositions etc., disseminated information to appropriated personnel, assisted attorneys with revitalizing CBA and Dispute Resolution manuals;
~ Personal assistant to the Director of Partnership, Policy & Workforce Performance Team (PP&WPT).