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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary
Motivated, personable professional with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University as well as a certificate from a successful legal assistant program.  Ability to work with minimal supervision. Great attention to detail and well organized. Ability to stay calm and organized under pressure. Thrive in deadline driven environments.
Skills
  • Professional phone etiquette
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Articulate and well-spoken
  • Flexible
  • Accurate and detailed
  • Excellent planner and coordinator
  • Works well under pressure
  • Pleasant demeanor
  • Critical thinker
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, QuickBooks and Dropbox
Work History
01/2015 to Current Family Law Legal Assistant State Of Idaho | Orofino, ID,
  • E-file pleadings with the court, track case schedules and confirm hearings.
  • Prepare initial pleadings.
  • Assist attorneys with drafting, reviewing and finalizing correspondence and legal documents.
  • Act as first point of contact for all clients; interview potential clients and answer inquiries.
  • Manage records of clients with the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Review, edit and proofread declarations and briefs for proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and formatting.
  • Maintain case files.
  • Enter new cases into company database.
  • Maintain calendar for managing partners, and senior paralegal.
  • Enter daily billable time into Clio tracking system.
2000 to 2003 Office Manager/Human Resource Director PopCap Games | City, STATE,
  • One of the first four employees.
  • Maintained detailed administrative and procedural processes to improve accuracy and efficiency.
  • Managed incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Coordinated all department functions for team of fifteen employees.
  • Provided support for CEO and management team in managing operation work flow.
  • Processed payroll and benefits for staff.
  • Identified staff vacancies and recruited, Interviewed and selected applicants.
  • Served as a link between management and employees by handling questions, and helping resolve work-related problems.
2016 to Current Legal Administrator/Legal Assistant McKay Huffington, PLLC | City, STATE,
  • Assist attorneys in preparing discovery, pleadings and correspondence.
  • Conduct detailed client intakes and enter information into company database.
  • File Corporate Annual Reports with the Secretary of State.
  • Main point of contact for clients.
  • Communicate pertinent information to clients via phone, email and mail.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase.
  • In charge of accounts payable/receivable.
02/1995 to 1998 Legal Assistant Skellenger Bender | City, STATE,
  • Conducted client intake services.
  • Prepared binders for settlement conferences, mediations, and trial.
  • Calculated child support.
  • Interpreted and relayed legal information in a clear format for clients.
  • Communicated with clients throughout their case.
  • Drafted family law documents for attorneys' review, including Petitions and Discovery.
  • Composed and typed routine letters of correspondence.
  • Managed case schedules.
  • Set and confirmed court hearings.
  • Contacted clients to schedule appointments and discuss the progress of cases.
  • Filed all court documents.
Education
Expected in 1990 Certificate of Legal Assistant Program : Legal Assistant | Roosevelt University, Chicago, Il GPA:
Expected in 1989 Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice Indiana University, , GPA:

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School Attended
  • Roosevelt University
  • Indiana University
Job Titles Held:
  • Family Law Legal Assistant
  • Office Manager/Human Resource Director
  • Legal Administrator/Legal Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
Degrees
  • Certificate of Legal Assistant Program : Legal Assistant
  • Bachelor of Arts

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