Family Law Legal Assistant resume example with 12+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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.
  • 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
Roosevelt University Chicago, Il Expected in 1990 Certificate of Legal Assistant Program : Legal Assistant : - GPA :
Indiana University , Expected in 1989 Bachelor of Arts : Criminal Justice - GPA :
Work History
State Of Idaho - Family Law Legal Assistant
Orofino, ID, 01/2015 - Current
  • 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.
PopCap Games - Office Manager/Human Resource Director
City, STATE, 2000 - 2003
  • 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.
McKay Huffington, PLLC - Legal Administrator/Legal Assistant
City, STATE, 2016 - Current
  • 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.
Skellenger Bender - Legal Assistant
City, STATE, 02/1995 - 1998
  • 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.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Roosevelt University
  • Indiana University

Job Titles Held:

  • Family Law Legal Assistant
  • Office Manager/Human Resource Director
  • Legal Administrator/Legal Assistant
  • Legal Assistant


  • Certificate of Legal Assistant Program : Legal Assistant
  • Bachelor of Arts

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