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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

Skills
  • Records Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Phone Call Answering
  • Office Management
  • Deadline-Oriented
  • Filing and Data Archiving
  • Typing 60 WPM
  • Strong Problem Solver
  • Meticulous Attention to Detail
  • Client Relations
  • Professional and Mature
  • Legal Administrative Support
  • Dedicated Team Player
Experience
Legal Assistant, 02/2018 - Current
Lockton New York, NY,
  • Filed clients' legal documents in relevant courts for processing.
  • Managed office scheduling and kept accurate notes on deadlines, motions and other dates.
  • Maintained knowledge on case status by reviewing relevant records and reporting back to clients.
  • Filed pleadings and paperwork with court clerk to meet strict deadlines.
  • Participated in client interviews, observed questioning process and documented information.
  • Liaised between attorney and outside counsel, exchanging information.
  • Redacted confidential information from legal documents on case-by-case basis.
  • Organized legal documents in company filing systems and databases.
  • Responded to client calls and inquiries to deliver applicable information.
  • Drafted correspondence, documented data and submitted materials to appropriate parties.
  • Knowledgeable dealing with pleadings, affidavits, motions and exhibit preparation.
  • Processed closing documents and transactional documents for legal review.
  • Met with clients and attorneys to discuss case details and evidence.
Administrative Assistant, 01/2011 - 12/2017
Pepsico Valhalla, NY,
  • Provided secretarial and office management support while building cooperative working relationships.
  • Inventoried and ordered supplies for office.
  • Maintained accurate department and customer records.
  • Developed administrative processes to achieve organizational objectives and improve office efficiency.
  • Prepared and prioritized calendars and correspondence.
  • Composed correspondence, reports and meeting notes.
  • Tracked and submitted employee timesheets to prepare for payroll processing.
  • Handled incoming calls and directed callers to appropriate department or employee.
  • Kept office equipment functional and supplies well-stocked to promote efficient operations.
  • Sorted and distributed incoming faxes, letters and emails for office distribution.
  • Provided product shipment logistical support and quality control by coordinating with vendors, resulting in increased revenue.
Legal Secretary, 07/2005 - 12/2010
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell And Berkowitz, Pc Houston, TX,
  • Managed office inventory and placed new supply orders.
  • Maintained impeccable office organization to support efficiency, professionalism and performance objectives.
  • Oversaw receiving and organizing correspondence, answering and forwarding calls and creating business letters and records.
  • Administered payroll and maintained proper documentation of employee personnel.
  • Reviewed files and records to obtain information and respond to requests.
  • Handled scheduling and managed timely and effective allocation of resources and calendars.
  • Used judgment and initiative in handling confidential matters and requests.
  • Coded and entered daily invoices with in-house accounting software.
  • Reviewed completed work to verify consistency, quality and conformance.
  • Photocopied all correspondence, documents and other printed materials.
  • Proofed documents and submitted to attorneys for review.
  • Received and disbursed incoming mail.
  • Coordinated and scheduled meetings and telephone conferences.
  • Mailed and arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials.
  • Acted as liaison between clients, vendors and attorneys.
  • Assisted in maintaining department attorney personnel files with utmost confidentiality.
  • Checked office supplies stock and placed orders to maintain levels.
  • Organized and prioritized case loads of [2] attorneys.
  • Sorted and distributed incoming faxes, letters and emails for office distribution.
  • Facilitated communications by forwarding emails, transferring calls and filing documents.
Legal Secretary, 01/1996 - 07/2005
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell And Berkowitz, Pc Memphis, TN,
  • Proofed documents and submitted to attorneys for review.
  • Drafted letters and prepared legal correspondence for attorneys and legal assistants.
  • Mailed and arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials.
  • Processed summonses, subpoenas and complaints.
  • Organized and prioritized case loads of [Number] attorneys.
  • Facilitated communications by forwarding emails, transferring calls and filing documents.
  • Arranged case files and maintained records and notebooks.
  • Coordinated multiple schedules using online calendaring system.
Education and Training
vocational: Administrative, Expected in 10/2003
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U.S. Army Advanced Training Administrative Clerk - Ft. Jackson, S.C.,
GPA:
Status -
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2002
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William Howard Taft High School - Bronx, NY,
GPA:
Status -
: Legal Administrative Assistance, Expected in
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Hostos Community College of The City University of New York - The Bronx, NY
GPA:
Status -
Languages
Spanish :
Native/ Bilingual:
Negotiated :
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Additional Information
  • Skilled professional with over 6 years of administrative assistant experience and over 15 years of legal secretary experience.
  • Certificate of advanced training as Administrative/Clerk Typist in the U.S. Army (Honorably discharged).
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.

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School Attended

  • U.S. Army Advanced Training Administrative Clerk
  • William Howard Taft High School
  • Hostos Community College of The City University of New York

Job Titles Held:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Secretary

Degrees

  • vocational
  • High School Diploma

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