Paralegal motivated to continually improve and extend personal skills and knowledge to attain increased responsibility and opportunities for professional growth.
Microsoft Office Suite and General Computing Skills
Deadline oriented and result driven
Knowledge of legal terminology
Ability to work well with others as well as independently
Adept at collecting, compiling, preparing and maintaining reports, records, files and data
Exceptional organization, analytical and research skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Corporate/Estate Planning/ Probate Paralegal, 08/2014 to Current Bishop, Dulaney, Joyner & Abner, P.A – Charlotte, NC
Corporate: Assist with formation of entities including preparation of entity organizational documents such as formation certificates, tax forms, operating agreements, and board resolutions. Assist and maintain all corporate records.
Mergers and Acquisitions: Manage and organize all aspects of corporate and LLC based legal transactions coordinating document flow and logistical preparation for complex legal transactional closings. Assist attorneys with a wide range of projects including UCC financing statements, retrieval and review of UCC searches, due diligence and post-closing preparation of closing documents.
Estate Planning: Assist Attorneys in preparation of estate planning documents including
wills, trusts, powers of attorney for health care and property management and
nominations of guardians. Assist clients in funding their trusts.
Probate and Estate Administration: Utilize knowledge of the procedures for transferring
and distributing trust and probate estates, the preparation and use of disclaimers, and the
funding of sub-trusts. Assist in the preparation and filing of federal and state estate tax returns. Handle all
aspects of opening probate proceedings from the appointment of a personal representative
to the final distribution of the estate, including valuation of estate assets and the drafting
of all court forms, petitions and orders. Handle court filings.
Met and interacted with clients, financial professionals and court officials, as required.
Manage billable hour tracking, client invoicing and attorney schedules.
Communicate pertinent information to clients via phone, email and mail.
Worked as a team with attorneys, administrative assistants and fellow legal assistants.
Assistant Manager, 10/2011 to 08/2014 Music & Arts – Charlotte, NC
Effectively manage fellow sales associates when necessary to act as a manager-on-duty.
Thoughtfully and aesthetically organize merchandise in store to encourage sales.
Accurately execute opening and closing responsibility.
Maintain positive customer relations to ensure returning customers.
Consistently at or above monthly sales goal.
Counted cash drawers and made bank deposits.
Social Studies Teacher, 08/2010 to 05/2013 Mallard Creek High School – Charlotte, NC
Design and implement daily instructional plans.
Enthusiastically engaged in team and department planning.
Consistently organized and led weekly meetings with team members.
Gathered and utilized data to supplement short and long term planning.
Consistently communicated and collaborated with colleagues, students, and parents.
Successfully led an effective team of colleagues to create and implement classroom initiatives.
Associated with leadership and growth seminars to target difficulties in the learning environment.
Bachelor of Arts: History Secondary Education, May 2010 University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma: Paralegal Technology, December 2015 Central Piedmont Community College - Charlotte, NC Approved by the American Bar Association Paralegal Technology 4.0