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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Highly motivated and ambitious paralegal looking to grow as a paralegal for _________. Tenacious, resourceful, and perseverant in researching the many different facets of law and attending to attorney's needs, I intend to leverage my skills to provide the most efficient service to the firm.

Skills
  • Resourceful, organized, great attention to detail
  • Exemplary reading and writing skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Clio
  • Accurate and maintains timeliness
  • Analytical
  • Cooperative
  • Adept at researching and preparing legal documents
  • Self-starter
  • Task and Service oriented
  • Innovative
  • Honest
  • Open-minded
  • Committed, follows through on tasks
  • Adept at following directions and following procedure
Work History
07/2020 to Current Family Law Paralegal Coptic Orphans | Merrifield, VA,
  • Manage communication between counsel, clients and court.
  • Gather, organize, and maintain case files.
  • Coordinate trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Oversee trial preparation, including managing briefs, pleadings, notices, motions and discovery.
  • Scheduled meetings, hearing, mediations and settlement conferences.
  • Conducted client intakes and entered information into Dropbox database.
  • Draft legal pleadings and file them on ICCES
  • Docket/calendar case deadlines
  • Organize financial information and compile detailed 16.2 financial disclosures
  • Draft detailed and complete Sworn Financial Statements
  • Communicate with courts to schedule hearings and obtain information
  • Correspond with multiple parties to schedule mediations and hearings
  • Manage attorney calendars and ensure they are up to date
  • Draft, organize, and finalize discovery responses
  • Review and organize financial disclosures documents from opposing party
09/2019 to 04/2020 Paralegal Xcel Energy | Red Wing, MN,

· Researched multiple aspects of criminal and civil law

· Conducted pre-claim investigation, legal research, and initial case assessments

· Performed administrative duties including calendaring hearings and deadlines, organizing case files, and managing logistics

· Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and prepare cases.

· Assisted with client interviews while taking meticulous notes to construct reports.

· Managed billable hour tracking, payroll, client invoicing and schedules.

· Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information.

· Researched criminal and civil laws and regulations and delivered analysis and assessments to Attorneys.

· Answered client calls and responded to inquiries, using open-ended questioning skills to attain applicable information.

· Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.

· Researched and summarized case law into memorandum format.

· Evaluated claims and drafted status reports to clients throughout all phases of litigation

· Reviewed and analyzed medical, employment and educational records and drafted memorandum regarding same

· Attend depositions and draft summaries of transcripts for use in trial preparation and settlement negotiation

· Retain expert witnesses and communicate regarding case strategy and medical history

· Scheduled hearings and Case Management Conferences with Clerk and Opposing Counsel.

· Strictly adhered to privacy laws to avert possible information breaches and protect client data.

· Conducted Private Investigators duties when necessary

06/2019 to 07/19 Paralegal Intern Daniel's Law Firm | City, STATE,
  • Researched multiple facets of criminal law
  • Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Strictly adhered to privacy laws to avert possible information breaches and protect client data.
  • Assisted with client interviews using critical thinking and reason and took meticulous notes for inclusion in reports.
  • Managed billable hour tracking, payroll, client invoicing and schedules.
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information.
  • Researched criminal laws and regulations and delivered analysis and assessments to Attorney[Job title]s.
  • Answered client calls and responded to inquiries, using open-ended questioning skills to attain applicable information.
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.
Education
Expected in 06/2022 Bachelor of Arts | Political Science Souther New Hampshire University, New Hampshire, GPA:
  • Obtaining Political Science degree with intent to attend law school (GPA 3.5)
  • Completed coursework: American Politics, American State and Local Government, U.S. History 1865-Present, Perspectives in History,
  • Current Coursework: International Criminal Justice, Criminal Law
Expected in 05/2019 Associate Degree | Paralegal Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO GPA:
  • Graduated with a 3.7 GPA
  • Completed coursework: Legal Analysis, Computers and the Law, Introduction to Law, Torts, and Contracts, Civil Litigation, Legal Research, Criminal Law
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member of the Paralegal Club
Expected in | Wagner College, Staten Island, NY GPA:
  • Majored in English
  • Minored in Business
  • Member of Tau Kappa Epsilon
Expected in | Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS GPA:
  • Majored in Kinesiology

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School Attended

  • Souther New Hampshire University
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Wagner College
  • Kansas State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Family Law Paralegal
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal Intern

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  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate Degree

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