in house paralegal resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Professional Summary

Hardworking and dedicated Paralegal offering over 15 years of legal experience. Ability to work well with others while being productive on my own. Expertise in client support, case management and legal research. Proficient at drafting and reviewing legal documents with a strong attention to detail and completion of time-sensitive projects.

  • Experience in Criminal, Civil, Family, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Probate law
  • Excellent Investigative and Reporting Skills
  • Highly proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-organized, rule-abiding, and hard-working.
  • Skilled at assisting attorneys in preparation for litigation proceedings.
  • Client Focused — Responding to client situations with sensitivity.
Work History
IN HOUSE PARALEGAL, 06/2020 to 04/2021
U-HaulAnn Arbor, MI,
  • Paralegal for large corporate construction company and major producer of concrete and asphalt with over 100 multi-state locations.
  • Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Worked closely with outside counsel in multiple states regarding real estate acquisitions and sales, civil and criminal cases.
  • Analyzed legal documents and contracts and negotiated terms and conditions.
  • Tracked and drafted rental and lease agreements in accordance with policies and applicable laws.
Ensign GroupAbilene, TX,
  • Maintained regular contact with crime victims to keep them informed about progress of case and their rights as victim.
  • Prepared victims and witnesses for appointments and interviews, including depositions and testimony.
  • Handled travel arrangements for victims or witnesses and attorneys as needed.
  • Used online databases such as WestLaw and LexisNexis.
  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, facilitated courtroom conference calls, set up technology used for presentations and organized exhibits.
  • Drafted motions, briefs, subpoenas and other legal documents associated with criminal process.
PARALEGAL, 01/2010 to 03/2013
Cedars SinaiEl Segundo, CA,
  • Provide support for three attorneys in fast pace work environment.
  • Drafted pleadings, motions, subpoenas, wills, real estate closing and other legal documents. Filed such pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines
  • Worked closely with clients to obtain pertinent information for bankruptcy and filing cases on PACER.
  • Examined abstracts and drafted Title Opinions for counsel.
  • Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request.
LEGAL ASSISTANT , 01/2004 to 07/2010
  • Ensured smooth operation of small law office.
  • Controlled and maintained law office accounts.
  • Handled incoming calls, schedule appointments and greeting clients.
  • Prepared all files and discovery.
  • Request and review all medical documentation.
  • Organize depositions.
  • Organized exhibits for trial, preparing materials and supporting documentation for easy display and admittance.
  • Tax preparation and filing for clients.
  • Prepared and filed payroll taxes.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1982
Hills-Beaver Creek High School - Hills, MN,

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  • Hills-Beaver Creek High School

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  • High School Diploma

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