legal administrator resume example with 16+ years of experience

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

Oversee well-organized and efficient HR operations by balancing organizational targets with compliance and employee demands. Focused on maximizing resource utilization and enhancing performance with forward-thinking approaches. Solid background of improving collaboration and consensus across [Industry] company environments. Highly-effective Human Resources Manager delivering successful strategies for maximizing personnel retention and productivity. Knowledgeable in [Type] industry compliance. Proactive Human Resources Director with exceptional ability to leverage talent and best practices to drive organizational effectiveness. Trusted business partner with track record of consulting with executives to influence business decisions. Known for [Skill] and [Skill]. Senior [Job Title] and outstanding performer in [Skill] and [Skill] within [Industry]. Proven success in leadership, operational excellence and organizational development with keen understanding of elements of [Type] business. Recognized for inspiring management team members to excel and encouraging creative work environments. Enthusiastic [Job Title] eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of [Task] and [Task] and training in [Skill]. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in [Industry].


who repeatedly finds ways to reduce expenses and improve efficiency.

  • Delivered $30K annual savings by implementing records management process to minimize storage costs
  • Saved $22K by personally coordinating software update/employee training and developing website in-house.
  • Revamped compensation structure to reward performance, reduce turnover and ensure fairness.
  • Increased employee morale and fostered efficiency improvement through effective performance evaluation procedures.
  • Streamlined recruitment strategy, policies, processes and procedures across all US offices to ensure compliance with OFCCP regulations and ensure uniformity in practices
  • Co-led the development of a newly branded career site

  • Policy and Procedure Adherence
  • New Employee Training
  • Onboarding
  • Performance evaluation
  • Benefits administration
  • Compensation structuring
  • Benefits and compensation management
  • Recruitment
  • Process improvement
  • Operational improvement
  • Project organization
  • MS Office
  • Bank Account Reconciliations
  • General Ledger Accounting Expertise
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Bookkeeping
  • Budget Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Exit Interviews
  • Records management
  • Workforce improvements
  • Organizational Development
  • Company organization
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Business operations
  • Team management
  • Problem resolution
  • Relationship development
  • Month-End Reporting
  • Closing Processes
  • AP and AR management
  • Payroll Processing
  • GL entry verification
  • Budgeting
Work History
Legal Administrator, -
Burr & Forman Llp Columbia, SC,
  • Identified and resolved operations challenges to promote alignment with business strategy.
  • Drafted informative reports regarding upcoming projects and required resources.
  • Decreased corporate costs by researching pricing, ordering and maintaining office equipment.
  • Aggregated and analyzed data related to administrative costs to prepare [Timeframe] budgets for corporate-level management.
  • Assessed personnel performance and implemented incentives and team-building events to boost morale.
  • Prepared daily [Type] and [Type] reports to assist business leaders with key decision making and strategic operational planning.
  • Monitored and evaluated personnel performance to complete [Timeframe] reviews, recommend advancement or address productivity concerns.
  • Managed and oversaw the daily operations/administrative functions for this two office general practice firm with 35 attorneys. Managed and oversaw 35 staff (legal secretaries, paralegals, other administrative staff).
  • Directed HR activities, ensuring compliance with local, state and federal employment laws.
  • Led IT upgrade, negotiated better terms with vendors, administered benefits and development compensation plans.
Legal Administator, -
Honeywell San Antonio, TX,

Legal Administrator (1999 - 2001)

Assistant Administrator (1998 - 1999)

  • Salary and benefits administration
  • Developed profitability analysis methodology
  • Created website
  • Revised employee manual
  • Oversaw departmental managers and directed staff of legal secretaries and staff (45)

Accounting Manager (1997 - 1998)

  • Tracked [Type] business revenue and costs with [Software], diligently reconciling accounts to maintain high accuracy.
  • Created [Timeframe] budgets worth over $[Amount] for [Number] different departments.
  • Managed accounting operations, including journal entries, collection efforts, reconciliations and payroll processing.
  • Used [Software] to complete payroll for [Number] employees and took detailed records of procedures.
  • Applied proper codes to invoices, files and receipts to keep records organized and easily searchable.
  • Directed gathering of all required documentation and files for account audits and completed reviews.
  • Created and initiated accounting procedures to increase organization.
  • Screened company accounting system, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll processing and general ledger.
  • Improved cash flow by 10% by formalizing collections process.
Sr HR Manager, 08/2004 - Current
DLA Piper LLP (US) City, STATE,
  • Implemented new-hire program by incorporating training initiatives while resolving problems and processing related documents.
  • Educated management on successful policy implementation and enforcement actions to prevent employee legal entanglements.
  • Structured compensation and benefits according to market conditions and budget demands.
  • Updated training processes by reviewing existing documentation, leveraging feedback from associates, and working with legal and compliance teams.
  • Provided guidance on policies and procedures to harmonize responses, provide appropriate investigation actions and reach resolution of grievances.
  • Devised hiring and recruitment policies for [Number]-employee company.
  • Followed programs closely to assess effectiveness and make proactive changes to meet changing demands.
  • Assessed and aligned compensation packages to market to attract highly qualified applicants for organizational vacancies.
  • Liaised between multiple business divisions to improve communications.
  • Developed succession plans and promotion paths for all staff.
  • Streamlined HR efficiencies, coordinated new hire orientations and provided onboarding and training for [Number] new employees.
  • Helped department leaders devise ways to fairly assess employee performance and develop improvement plans.
  • Maintained company compliance with all local, state and federal laws, in addition to establishing organizational standards.
  • Collaborated with senior management and performed helpful tasks, including benefits analysis, corrective action planning and big-picture data capturing.
  • Led and provided direction for human resources team of [Number].
  • Created organizational filing systems for records, correspondence and [Type].
  • Monitored and handled all employee claims, including performance-based and harassment incidents.
  • Streamlined complaint response management by providing guidance on policies and ensuring appropriate and accurate investigation processes.
  • Enhanced team workflows and employee job satisfaction by coordinating communication between managers and employees.
  • Managed [Number] employees to reduce workflow stoppage and achieve on-time project completion.
  • Supported market expansion initiatives while implementing process improvements to execute demand analysis and drive bottom-line growth.
  • Conducted company-wide town hall meetings to convey updates.
  • Discovered and resolved complex employee issues that affected management and business decisions.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional departments to create, manage and maintain [Software] and [Software] reporting.
  • Created and implemented [Type] and [Type] compliance systems and auditing processes through automation.
  • Coordinated with senior leadership and handled all managerial needs by implementing [Type] and [Type] solutions into business strategies.
  • Eliminated process lags with quick processing of [Type], [Type] and [Type] actions.
  • Planned, monitored and appraised employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees.
  • Eliminated discrepancies in financial reporting and recordkeeping through accurate preparation and management of [Type] budgets.
  • Coordinated implementation of people-related services, policies and programs through departmental staff.
  • Acted as staff member advocate, encouraging and supporting [Job Title]s to identify and resolve conflicts.
  • Conducted annual salary surveys and developed, analyzed and updated company salary budget.
  • Oversaw all HR needs for [Number]-employee operation across [Number] locations.
  • Completed human resource operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees.
  • Administered benefits programs, analyzed compensation and other competitive data and prepared budgets.
  • Assisted senior management with making key decisions by developing and submitting performance and compensation reports with status updates and improvement recommendations.
  • Maximized team knowledge and productivity by effectively training, monitoring and directing employees in application of best practices and regulatory protocols.
  • Maintained work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
  • Implemented process improvements to automate office operations, including record tracking and [Type].
  • Improved office efficiency by effectively managing internal communications and correspondence.
  • Worked alongside global business leader to deploy new training strategies.
  • Improved organizational filing systems for confidential employee records, resulting in improved accessibility and efficiency.
  • Developed innovative marketing campaigns based on key objectives.
  • Worked with marketing teams to create, deploy and optimize effective campaigns for [Industry] clients.
  • Cooperated and worked closely with communications team to develop marketing strategies to boost brand awareness.
  • Coordinated innovative strategies to accomplish objectives and boost long-term profitability.
  • Motivated team members to continuous improvement in promoting and selling target products.
  • Defined and integrated roles, responsibilities and processes for business team and data management organization.
  • Trained faculty and staff to develop courses in Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Evaluated success of training programs and recommended improvements to upper management to enhance effectiveness.
  • Delivered new employee onboarding and training sessions via [Software] and [System].
  • Designed content for [Number] [Type] courses per semester.
  • Conducted training courses and prepared videos for long-term use.
  • Managed all exempt employee coaching, training and performance improvement actions.
  • Alternated training methods to diversify instruction, strengthen learning opportunities and enhance program success.
  • Directed onboarding and training for over [Number] new [Type] employees each year, keeping company operations smooth and production efficient with skilled candidates.
  • Collaborated with HR and IT to develop and implement code of business and ethics and anti-harassment policies and related personnel training.
  • Delivered subject matter expertise for internal and external customers on compliance best practices and quality control.
  • Collaborated with contract team to review client contracts and facilitate personnel compliance training.
  • Structured programs, produced working documentation and implemented best practices.
  • Coordinated and worked with management on performance evaluations, supervisory practices, dispute resolution and employee accountability.
  • Developed comprehensive interviewing guides to improve candidate quality by evaluating both analytical and interpersonal attributes.
  • Maintained "open door" policy to encourage employee communications and resolution of issues.
  • Tracked and reported metrics to identify trends and establish goals to meet business needs.
  • Recruited and hired [Number] key leadership positions to strengthen management team.
  • Drafted and implemented policies, procedures and employee handbook for over [Number] employees.
  • Selected benefit programs for over [Number] employees, including medical, dental, short and long-term disability, life insurance and workers compensation.
  • Maintained optimal staffing levels by tracking vacancies and initiating recruitment and interview processes to identify qualified candidates.
  • Directed each phase of hiring process, encompassing employment verification, employee relations investigations, criminal background checks and onboarding.
MBA: Business Administration And Management, Expected in
SUNY Albany - Albany, NY,
Status -
Bachelor of Arts: Criminal Justice, Expected in
SUNY Albany - Albany, NY,
Status -
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
  • Associate of Legal Administrators (Certified Legal Manager)
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • Yellow Belt Certification in Legal Lean Sigma

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School Attended

  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Albany

Job Titles Held:

  • Legal Administrator
  • Legal Administator
  • Sr HR Manager


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Arts

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