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

Legal Assistant with 35 years of experience in professional legal business environments. Driven to maintain ethical standards while providing top-notch assistance to attorneys and lawyers. Active knowledge of Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and skilled in preparing legal documents and pleadings. Manages highly confidential information with professionalism and integrity.

  • Advanced word processing - MS Office, Wordperfect Office, ProDoc, CM/ECF, Efile Texas, Timeslips
  • Exceptional Telephone Etiquette
  • Scheduling/Planning
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and organizational Efficiency
  • Administrative support
  • Case Management and Document preparation
  • Fluent in Legal Terminology and Spanish
  • Task Prioritization and Efficient multi-tasker
  • Official Texas Notary Public
Work History
Legal Assistant, 04/1994 - 03/2020
Murthy Law Firm Owings Mills, MD,
  • Maintained litigation docket, calendars, scheduled court appearances, client appointments for busy attorney, noting deadlines for responsive pleadings, motions and other important deadlines.
  • Coordinated and scheduled meetings and telephone conferences.
  • Assisted litigation attorney with trial preparation, discovery and document drafts for court submittal.
  • Created and used internal templates to prepare pleadings, motions, correspondence, memoranda, real estate documents, and subpoenas in criminal defense, juvenile, family, wills, guardianships and probate.
  • Met with clients to prepare and assemble answers to Interrogatories, Production, Rule 194 Disclosures, and Admissions Requests.
  • Opened new client files and new matters in CMS and maintained daily data entry.
  • Created organized filing system for correspondence, articles, records and other legal documents to maintain organized filing system.
  • Filed all court documents and legal pleadings with federal, state, or county court clerk on behalf of attorney, electronically or in person.
  • Interpreted and relayed legal information in clear format for clients, including Spanish speaking only clients.
  • Met with clients, victims and witnesses to prepare and notarize affidavits, victim statements, and motions.
  • Screened phone calls to effectively handle inquiries and keep attorney free for more important matters.
  • Kept office efficient and organized by managing tasks such as supply restocking and general upkeep without oversight.
  • Prepared payroll spreadsheets, and electronically filed Employer Quarterly Reports, Employee's W-2 forms.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
Legal Secretary, 03/1993 - 03/1994
City Of Ames Ames, IA,
  • Screened telephone calls and forwarded to appropriate departments using multi-line telephone system.
  • Used dictaphone and Microsoft Word to transcribe legal documents and professional correspondence.
  • Created, indexed and maintained client binders for court proceedings.
  • Prepared client billing statements using Timeslips.
  • Organized envelopes, postage and mail correspondence for staff and management, maintaining postage meter and coordinating with delivery and courier services.
Legal Secretary, 10/1992 - 03/1993
City Of Ames Ames, IA,
  • Maintained calendar and tickler system for managing partner, associate attorney and senior paralegal.
  • Screened telephone calls and forwarded to appropriate departments.
  • Prepared legal documents, correspondence and wrote professional letters.
  • Filed documents with courts on behalf of attorney and organized files for court proceedings.
Administrative Assistant, 09/1985 - 10/1992
Community Care, Inc. Appleton, WI,
  • Developed and updated spreadsheets to track, analyze and report on case status.
  • Composed internal memos and external correspondence for attorneys, as well as transcribed legal documents and phone conversations.
  • Performed general office duties, including answering multi-line phone system, routing calls, delivering messages to staff and greeting visitors.
  • Prepared packages and envelopes for shipment, pickup and courier services for prompt delivery to clients or filing with court clerk.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1980
John F. Kennedy High School - San Antonio,
No Degree: , Expected in
San Antonio College - San Antonio, TX

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