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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
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  • Date of Birth:
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Professional Summary

Personable Legal Assistant displaying the utmost professionalism and confidentiality. Able to follow directives and employ all necessary steps to excel in high-pressure situations. Focused and dedicated with an exceptional work ethic and proven strengths in legal case management support. Strong multitasker skilled at managing high-volume, complex case loads while consistently meeting deadlines. Persistent and resourceful problem solver with excellent research and communication skills.

Skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional phone etiquette
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced clerical knowledge
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Flexible
  • Works well under pressure
  • Pleasant demeanor
  • Appointment setting
  • Multi-line phone proficiency
  • File management
  • MS Office proficient
Work History
Legal Assistant, 07/2015 to Current
Swift Refrigerated Lake City, FL,
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information
  • Assisted attorneys with depositions, trial preparation, discovery and document drafts for court submittal
  • Handled complex scheduling for appointments, court appearances and depositions for attorney
  • Prepared interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for production of documents and requests for examination or inspection
  • Maintained litigation docket and calendars for three attorneys, noting deadlines for responsive pleadings, motions and other important deadlines
  • Developed positive working relationship with courts, clients, law enforcement members and attorneys
  • Completed electronic filings and initiated billing statements
  • Worked alongside attorneys, administrative assistants and fellow legal assistants on complex cases and legal processes
  • Answered telephone and coordinated meetings and conferences
  • Handled electronic court filings
  • Performed word processing and editing of documents
  • Managed accounts and client records of clients, observing confidentiality and extreme discretion
  • Completed document revisions, court document filings, and client billing
  • Assisted up to three lawyers at time
  • Reviewed case files and reported case progress to clients
  • Filed all court documents and legal pleadings with court clerk on behalf of attorneys
  • Contacted clients to schedule appointments and discuss progress of cases
  • Handled office scheduling and made notes for deadlines, motions and other important dates
  • Generated correspondence and reports using MS Word
  • Performed administrative tasks, including revising and finalizing letters, briefs and memos
  • Organized legal filing system to maximize efficiency
  • Knowledgeable with pleadings, affidavits, motions and exhibit preparation
  • Redacted confidential information from legal documents on case-by-case basis
  • Submitted electronic filings and organized court materials, schedules and actions
  • Issued subpoenas for all necessary records in preparation for trials
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines
  • Drafted wide breadth of legal documents, including interrogatories, admissions requests and examination materials
  • Corresponded daily with clients, insurance adjusters, doctors and attorneys
  • Trained new employees on office equipment and job duties
  • Efficiently managed office scheduling and kept accurate notes on deadlines, motions and other dates
  • Oversaw all administrative requirements, including client billing and electronic court filings
  • Developed billing records by tracking time data for monthly billing cycles
  • Scheduled appointments for 3 attorneys and made adjustments and changes
Assistant Court Administrator, 03/2007 to 07/2015
Williamson County Georgetown, TX,
  • Receive, screen and direct multiple incoming calls for Court Administration. Respond to court staff, attorneys and public regarding requests, inquiries and complaints via email, telephone and in-person
  • Schedule meetings, receptions, and appointments
  • Responds to sensitive requests for information that may involve confidential matters
  • Prepare Court Orders as required
  • Communicate with judges, elected officials, court staff, and public regarding issues pertaining to Court Administration and Court as directed
  • Maintain confidential Court records
  • Order supplies and maintain inventory
  • Assist court management with special projects
  • Represent Court at meetings and committees as requested. Serve as back up to Court Administrator for keying of payroll
  • Screen, organize and route incoming mail and correspondence to appropriate person(s)
  • Complete duties, special assignments and projects as assigned
  • Assist Indigent Defense Coordinator as need with court appointed attorneys
  • Examined legal documents and assured adherence to laws and court procedures
  • Answered face-to-face and telephone requests for information about warrants, citations and other court documents or procedures
  • Updated and maintained court calendar, responded to inquiries about court procedures and resolved scheduling conflicts with attorneys
  • Assisted parties to civil and criminal cases in understanding standard courtroom procedures and advised on legal obligations, options and subjects calling for consultation with attorneys
  • Prepared and issued warrants and other documents necessary for daily courtroom operations
  • Supported daily courtroom operations, including document preparation, filing of referral forms and court notices, check-in and check-out and bailiff duties
  • Assembled paperwork and relevant files for use by judge at hearings and trials
  • Advised supervisors, judges and other office members on records, case status and other developments, alerting of approaching deadlines and procedural requirements
Deputy District Clerk , 08/2005 to 03/2007
Dallas County City, STATE,
  • Receives, prepares, verifies and processes variety of documents, instruments, and records. Inputs data to complete routine correspondence, forms, reports, and documents
  • Researches, locates, pulls and prepares verity of documents, records, and assigned data
  • Effectively answers routine inquiries and resolves basic customer service issues
  • Collects, inputs, updates,and reconciles data and maintains filing/storage of documents and supplies
  • Performed other duties as needed
  • Answered face-to-face and telephone requests for information about warrants, citations and other court documents or procedures
  • Examined legal documents and assured adherence to laws and court procedures
  • Updated and maintained court calendar, responded to inquiries about court procedures and resolved scheduling conflicts with attorneys
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers in face-to-face encounters and through phone conversations
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions
Record Retrieval , 11/2004 to 08/2005
U.S. Legal Support City, STATE,
  • Prepare and distribute subpoenas.Communicate with Document Management regarding records
  • Schedule third-party copy vendors and/or courier deliveries with custodians as needed
  • Schedule notaries with custodians as needed
  • Properly and timely process request orders from various sources including but not limited to: electronic direct orders, legal documents, e-mail orders, spreadsheet order forms, and/or Nurse Work products
  • Working knowledge of correct documents needed to assemble request packet
  • Conduct research via telephone, internet and other reference materials to identify or confirm proper accounts for custodians of records
  • Confirm request packets have been received by custodians of records. Conduct follow-up calls with custodians to ensure requested records are collected in timely matter
Education
High School Diploma: , Expected in 1999
to
Connally High School - Waco, TX
GPA:
General Academic: Completed 20 Semester Credits, Expected in
to
McLennan Community College - Waco, Texas,
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Connally High School
  • McLennan Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Legal Assistant
  • Assistant Court Administrator
  • Deputy District Clerk
  • Record Retrieval
Degrees
  • High School Diploma
  • General Academic