consultant contract paralegal legal researcher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
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Professional Summary

An ardent Paralegal and legal researcher; retired from the U.S. service as an Immigration Officer with over 20 years of hands-on experience interviewing applicants and reviewing documents to assess applicants' potential citizenship. In-depth knowledge of intelligence gathering and investigative procedures, with the transferable skillset for a broad range of administrative and legal issues roles. Respectful and diligent professional skillful in collecting and disseminating general legal and immigration information and conducting positive community relations. Passed HUD Housing Counselor certification exam July 2021 (WA73522625).

  • Communication Skills
  • Relationship Building and Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Maintain Case Files
  • Familiar with “Practice Panther” software
  • Business Knowledge
  • Training Programs
  • Highly Motivated Self-Starter
  • Dedicated Support
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Educate Clients
  • Excel
Work History
01/2010 to Current
Consultant & Contract Paralegal/Legal Researcher Grand View Hospital Pennsburg, PA,
  • Provide clients with clerical and managerial guidance and support
  • Provide Legal Services on Contract
  • Prepare and file corporate documents with adequate follow-up, including but not limited to any claims of proprietary
  • Review and advise clients on potential conflicts in avoidance of further escalation.
01/2022 to 03/2022
Contract Paralegal/Legal Researcher Law Office Of Frank S. Homsher City, STATE,
  • Composed court documents, filed with court
  • Followed up with clients on Pending Cases
  • Estate management
  • Used “PracticePanther” Software to Manage Case Files
  • Edited and proofread documents.
05/2016 to 01/2017
Security Screener Delta Global Services, DGS City, STATE,
  • Provided dependable access control through verification of employee and customer credentials on average of over 100 employees per shift, helping ensure airline safety
  • Utilized chemical swab systems and explosive detection machines to test baggage for explosive materials
  • Identified and challenged potentially unauthorized individuals for screening and detention to prevent access to restricted areas
  • Conducted bag searches and pat-downs of passengers to maintain secure, safe premises.
06/1994 to 07/2014
Immigration Services Officer, Immigration Information Officer USCIS, Homeland Security City, STATE,

Immigration Services Officer 2 (07/1995 - 07/2014)

  • Analyzed constantly evolving immigration laws, regulations, and complex technical amendments and procedures through research, investigations, and adjudicating voluminous applications and petitions submitted for immigration benefits on average of 20 cases per day; otherwise, set up violators for prosecution and removal from the United States
  • Effectively coached and trained new officer recruits in process of organization staffing
  • Used classified information to prepare reports and brief upper management on fraud and national security
  • Successfully teamed up and reduced national backlog, traveling to offices around the United States with reduction rate of nearly 99%.
  • Used strong public speaking abilities to conduct numerous naturalization ceremonies, often invoking strong cathartic reactions of gratitude.
  • Teamed up and reduced national backlog, traveling to offices around the United States, with reduction rate of nearly 99%; also served on parole board and determined detainees' eligibility for parole with over 90% accuracy
  • Used proven leadership, strong communication, and negotiation skills to address and liaise on behalf of Bargaining Unit Employees (BUE) to Management and Labor and Employment Relations (LER) department, first as Local Steward and then President, of AFGE Local 0040; acquainted with OSHA requirements. Most cases were amicably resolved over 90% of the time
  • Effectively and successfully teamed up to review cases nationally with recommendations that led to USCIS's current Naturalization Quality Procedure (NQP) to strengthen national security further while combatting fraud
  • Received annual Incentive Cash Awards and certificates for quality work rating and Secret Security Clearance.

Immigration Information Officer, (*promoted to above position) 06/1994 to 07/1995

  • As Customer Care Specialist, researched customer inquiries into various pending cases and provided appropriate responses and guidance for successful follow-ups with near 100% accuracy
  • Supervised staff of ten under Special Inquiry Unity (SIU) with commendations from both management and customers
  • Collected fees paid and advised of disbursement of refund where applicable
  • Received annual Incentive Cash Awards and certificates for quality work rating and Secret Security Clearance
  • Conducted outreach campaigns and events to reach specific populations.
Expected in to to
Doctor of Management: Organizational Leadership
University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ,

Dissertation: Effects of U.S. presidents' leadership roles on global security: A Case of Carter and Bush.

  • Graduated with 3.6 GPA
Expected in to to
Master of Science: Human Resources Management
Chapman University - Orange, CA

Attended school at the Fort Lewis, WA satellite program while still on Active-Duty military.

Expected in to to
Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration
Bellevue University - Bellevue, NE,
  • Elected to Student Senate and later the President for the International Student Organization.
  • Awarded "Ambassador of Goodwill" by the University of Omaha.

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School Attended

  • University of Phoenix
  • Chapman University
  • Bellevue University

Job Titles Held:

  • Consultant & Contract Paralegal/Legal Researcher
  • Contract Paralegal/Legal Researcher
  • Security Screener
  • Immigration Services Officer, Immigration Information Officer


  • Doctor of Management
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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