Enthusiastic, personable Legal Assistant skilled in commercial and civil litigation and insurance recovery law, with more than 20 years of experience, who displays the utmost level of professionalism and confidentiality. Willing to follow directives and employs all necessary steps to excel in high-pressure situations.
Experienced in all areas of litigation. Skilled organizer,
Problem-solver, and motivated; excellent in spelling and grammar.
Advanced word processing skills in MicroSoft Office (all applications);
CMS/DTE Time; GroupWise; Compare Rite; DeltaView; Full Authority; DocsOpen; ProLaw
District Court efiling, familiar with Internet for purposes of information gathering and reviewing reference materials, such as court and local rules and court dockets
Westlaw and LexisNexis
Travel and event coordination
Exceptional communication skills
Drafting legal documents
07/2015 to 07/2017
Legal AssistantLiner LLP － Westwood, CA
Assisted 2 partners and 3 attorneys in the Insurance Recovery, Commercial and Civil Litigation fields.
Typed, formatted, edited and finalized documents for court filing via e-filing and with the attorney service.
Mailed and arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, mediators and court officials.
Organized and prioritized work; coordinated attorney
travel, domestic and international, with firm's travel agency; processed vendor invoices and attorneys' expense reports.
Coordinated and scheduled meetings and telephone conferences.
Recorded and monitored court appearance dates with the Calendar Department.
Opened new client files and new matters in CMS.
06/2007 to 07/2015
Legal SecretaryDickstein Shapiro LLP － Century City, CA
Assisted 3 partners and 2 associates in the Business, Commercial Litigation, and Civil Litigation, and Labor and Employment fields.
Mailed and arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials.
Photocopied all correspondence, documents and other printed materials.
Processed and distributed invoices to bill clients.
Composed and revised legal documents, including letters, depositions and court documents.
Assisted in the preparation of engagement letters.
Acted as liaison between clients, vendors and attorneys.
Proofed documents and submitted to attorneys for review.
Received and disbursed all incoming mail.
05/2002 to 06/2007
Legal SecretaryThelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner － Los Angeles, CA
Provided secretarial assistance to 2 partners and 3 attorneys in the Corporate, Business Litigation, Labor and Employment and Appellate Law fields.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Business ManagementWest Los Angeles Junior College － Los Angeles, CA
High School Diploma: College PrepLos Angeles High School － Los Angeles, CA
Appellate Law, Assistant, Best Authority, CMS, documentation, editing, expense reports, filing, GroupWise, insurance, insurance recovery, Legal Solutions, Litigation, MicroSoft Office, organizer, problem-solver, Typing, WorkShare, Word Processing