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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Self-starting certified paralegal eager to offer organizational and management skills to assist an experienced attorney in multiple tasks.

Skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Well versed in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint)
  • Office administration
  • File and Records Management
Experience
09/2013 to Current
Advanced Certified Paralegal Caci International Inc. Corona, CA,
  • Sole assistant to three busy attorneys practicing in varying areas of law and over multiple jurisdictions.
  • Manages calendars for three attorneys including court and statutory deadlines, and meetings with District Leadership.
  • Maintains knowledge of current court rules, statutes, and processes.
  • E-files with various local, state, and federal jurisdictions.
  • Uses WestLaw to examine secondary sources, statutory and case law and federal and state regulations.
  • Provides administrative support and conducts research to assist attorneys in civil litigation preparation.
  • Organizes case files for hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and conferences.
  • Manages confidential records protected by state and/or federal laws.
  • Utilizes Microsoft Word for legal writing and preparation of pleadings, discovery documents, proposed orders, settlement statements, agreements, affidavits, and other legal documents.
  • Drafts and finalizes letters to clients, courts, law offices, and the public.
  • Responds to high call volumes to support schools and District Leadership.
  • Receives, processes and manages public records requests.
  • Maintains office webpage.
  • Manages office operational budget.
  • Office supply inventory management and timekeeping for office staff.
01/2012 to 09/2013
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Caci International Inc. Crestview, FL,
  • Utilized Microsoft Word for legal writing and preparation of pleadings, discovery documents, proposed orders, settlement statements, affidavits, and other legal documents.
  • E-filed and paper filed legal documents with multiple courts and jurisdictions.
  • Attorney calendar and deadline management.
  • Conducted legal research and Keycited/Shepardized case law.
  • Preparation of the attorney and case files for hearings, mediations, arbitrations, conferences, and trials.
  • Maintained knowledge on case status by reviewing relevant records and reporting back to attorney.
  • Drafting and finalizing letters to clients, courts, doctors and other entities.
  • Organized and maintained office/client filing.
  • Observed privacy laws to prevent breaches and protect data.
  • Redacted confidential information from legal documents on case-by-case basis.
  • Used computer databases, credit reports, and tax and legal filings to locate persons and compile information for investigations.
04/2009 to 01/2012
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Caci International Inc. Curtis Bay, MD,
  • Utilized Microsoft Word for legal writing and preparation of pleadings, discovery documents, proposed orders, settlement statements, affidavits, and other legal documents.
  • Drafted and finalized Financial Declarations and Marital Balance Sheets.
  • E-filed and paper filed legal documents with multiple courts and jurisdictions.
  • Conducted legal research and Keycited/Shepardized case law.
  • Prepared attorney and case files for hearings, mediations, meetings, conferences, and trials.
  • Drafted and finalized letters to clients, courts, and other entities.
  • Managed attorney’s calendar.
  • Organized and maintained office/client filing.
04/2005 to 03/2009
Paralegal/Legal Assistant Law Office Of Patrick James Martin, Chartered City, STATE,
  • Drafted and finalized estate planning documents such as trusts, wills, power of attorneys, and medical declarations; and annual accountings to the court for estates, trusts, and guardianships.
  • E-filed and paper filed legal documents with multiple courts and jurisdictions.
  • Conducted legal research and Keycited/Shepardized case law.
  • Drafted and filied annual lists, of various business entities such as corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies with the Nevada Secretary of State.
  • Drafted and finalized letters to clients, courts, and other entities.
  • Managed attorney's calendar.
  • Supervised/managed an administrative assistant and her schedule.
  • Managed office supply inventory.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
University of Nevada - Reno, NV,
GPA:
  • Minor in Criminal Justice
  • Senior Standing
  • 3.796 GPA
Expected in 05/2007 to to
Associate of Applied Science: Paralegalism
Truckee Meadows Community College - Reno, NV,
GPA:
  • Graduated with distinction
  • 3.90 GPA
Professional Qualifications
  • Advanced Certified Legal Assistant in Alternative Dispute Resolution, National Association of Legal Assistants, 2010
  • Certified Legal Assistant, National Association of Legal Assistants, 2009
  • Nevada Notary Public, State of Nevada

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of Nevada
  • Truckee Meadows Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Advanced Certified Paralegal
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science

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