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

A highly motivated administrative professional with 5 years of experience overseeing the workflow of a demanding law office. A self starter with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills. Excels at managing multiple projects simultaneously while supporting daily office operations and maintaining a positive attitude.

Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, WestLaw, Typing speed of 60 WPM, Adobe Pro, Proficient in Casenet, Odyssey, Simplefile and other various electronic filing systems used in Missouri and Illinois.

Work History
Legal Administrative Assistant, 12/2018 to Current
Ensign GroupFort Dodge, IA,
  • Assists in new client intake by performing conflict checks, engagement letters and opens new client files.
  • Prepares outgoing correspondence and internal memorandum.
  • Collects any missing data vital to preparation of estate planning documents.
  • Assists in preparation of estate planning documents and execution instructions.
  • Reviews executed trusts, wills and powers of attorney for error.
  • Prepares binders of estate planning documents.
  • Implements Adobe to create more efficient methods of completing time consuming tasks.
  • Processes expense reimbursements using Chrome River software.
  • Arranges for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials by Certified Mail, Federal Express, USPS and courier.
  • Maintains status of each client using excel spreadsheets.
Paralegal, 11/2017 to 12/2018
CooleyReston, VA,
  • Evaluated potential claims, conducted detailed client intake and opened new client files.
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather pertinent information related to the case.
  • Requested police and or accident reports and associated medical records.
  • Assisted clients in finding medical providers to treat their injuries.
  • Reviewed medical records, prepared medical summaries, evaluated client’s injuries and total medical bills and liens.
  • Prepared various correspondence, demands for settlement, petitions, workers compensation claims and other various pleadings and legal documents.
  • Answered interrogatories and prepared outgoing interrogatories and requests for production.
  • Maintained ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase to facilitate expeditious litigation.
  • Assisted in preparation of depositions and trials by preparing exhibits, organizing materials and preparing digital displays.
  • Scheduled and made arrangements for depositions and hearings, issued all requests and notices of deposition, drafted and filed motions and various pleadings relating to outstanding discovery requests and prepared notices for all related hearings.
  • Negotiated settlement with insurance adjusters and lien reductions on client’s behalf.
  • Calendared all deadlines, hearings, depositions and trial dates.
  • Contacted key witnesses to testify at court hearings.
  • Investigated causes and resolutions to automotive accidents and workers' compensation cases, reviewing damages, losses and settlement formalities.
Discovery Paralegal, 08/2016 to 10/2017
CooleySan Diego, CA,
  • Implemented an improved discovery process by creating templates to maximize efficiency and applied knowledge of Excel to create and utilize tracking spreadsheets.
  • Prepared and served all outgoing discovery, correspondence and motions in accordance with Missouri and Illinois Rules of Civil Procedure and resolved outstanding discovery disputes.
  • Scheduled and made arrangements for depositions and hearings, issued all requests for discovery and notices of deposition, prepared motions for summary judgement and various pleadings relating to outstanding discovery requests and noticed all related hearings.
  • Processed all incoming legal documents and calendared all related notices, deadlines, hearings and depositions.
  • Maintained ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase to facilitate expeditious litigation.
  • Assisted in preparation of depositions and trial by preparing exhibits, organizing materials and preparing digital materials and displays.
Paralegal, 03/2016 to 08/2016
Wendler LawCity, STATE,
  • Managed a demanding calendar of hearings, deadlines, depositions, and appointments.
  • Implemented the use of Adobe and other office technology to improve office processes and procedures.
  • Maintained correspondence between clients, attorneys and opposing counsel.
  • Arranged for the depositions of clients, experts, and witnesses.
  • Drafted, edited, proofread various pleadings and filed with the appropriate Court.
  • Processed all incoming/outgoing mail, incoming Casenet/Missouri Court documents and calendared all related notices, hearings and depositions.
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Legal Studies, Expected in 03/2016 to Webster Univeristy - St. Louis,
GPA:
Associate of Applied Science: Paralegal Studies, Expected in 07/2014 to Southwestern Illinois College - Belleville, IL,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Webster Univeristy
  • Southwestern Illinois College

Job Titles Held:

  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Discovery Paralegal
  • Paralegal

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science

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