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

Compassionate individual with numerous years of serving and supporting victims and witnesses of crimes. Adept knowledge of victim rights, community resources and referral services. Supported and guided over a vast number of individuals through entire proceedings.

Skills
  • Office management
  • MS Office proficient
  • Order and request filing
  • Conducting interviews
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Administrative support
  • Supervision
  • Problem resolution
  • Organization
Experience
Legal Assistant, 04/2019 - Current
Nationwide NC, State,
  • Maintained master calendar for client appointments and court appearances.
  • Managed communication with courts regarding status of petitions and granted orders.
  • Prepared thorough, accurate and well-edited documents for cases, client communication and internal needs.
  • Provided administrative support services for senior partners and firm associates for various types of litigation.
  • Mailed and arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients and court officials.
  • Directed incoming calls to appropriate staff members.
  • Composed and typed routine letters of correspondence.
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
  • Remained highly organized and detail-oriented while working on several cases simultaneously.
  • Knowledgeable with pleadings, affidavits, motions and exhibit preparation.
  • Diligently performed administrative tasks including answering phones, greeting clients, scheduling appointments and making travel arrangements.
Legal Assitant and Victim Advocate, 05/2016 - 04/2019
L3harris Hauppauge, NY,
  • Maintained master calendar for client appointments and court appearances.
  • Coordinated subpoena services and other day-to-day support activities for legal office.
  • Managed communication with courts regarding status of petitions and granted orders.
  • Prepared thorough, accurate and well-edited documents for cases, client communication and internal needs.
  • Researched cases and attained affidavits to support supervisors and case needs.
  • Handled all telephone calls, meeting plans and conference organization requirements.
  • Directed incoming calls to appropriate staff members.
  • Gathered and organized pre-trial discovery, records and evidence, including witness interviews.
  • Displayed superior confidentiality in all mail, telephone and in person communications.
  • Assisted litigation team with trial preparation by conducting research and drafting court documents.
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
  • Consulted with clients, witnesses and legal professionals to define and document case details.
  • Organized exhibits for trial, preparing materials and supporting documentation for easy display and admittance.
  • Trained new employees on office equipment and job duties.
  • Corresponded daily with clients, insurance adjusters, doctors and attorneys.
  • Received promotion to Victim Advocate position based on dedicated work ethic and legal acumen.
  • Met with clients and other legal professionals to discuss case details.
  • Issued subpoenas for all necessary records in preparation for trials.
  • Submitted electronic filings and organized court materials, schedules and actions.
  • Coordinated referrals and crisis counseling services and programs to victims and witnesses of Domestic Violence crimes.
  • Assisted individuals through criminal justice process, providing information and support including financial and emotional impact debriefing.
  • Supported crisis intervention and advocacy for victims of Domestic Violence crimes.
  • Interviewed victims and recorded impact statements for records and court proceedings.
  • Maintained records of victim contacts for use in emergency or crisis situations.
  • Corresponded and collaborated with law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, social services agencies, judges, court staff and other victim advocacy groups.
  • Referred family members to outside support options to assist with coping during times of increased stress.
  • Explained available housing, domestic violence, employment, education and substance abuse treatment resources to clients.
  • Interviewed clients to assess situations, capabilities and problems.
  • Assisted victims with filling out and submitting protective orders.
  • Attended hearings with victims to provide emotional support.
  • Informed victims about legal processes and timelines.
Warrants Deputy, 08/2011 - 05/2016
Finney County Sheriff Office City, STATE,
  • Implemented practical file system, which promoted smooth data gathering and presentation creation.
  • Updated and maintained court calendar, responded to inquiries about court procedures and resolved scheduling conflicts with attorneys.
  • Utilized metal detectors, wands and X-ray screening machines to perform thorough check of individuals, belongings, prior to court appearances.
  • Challenged suspicious individuals accessing restricted areas to prevent unauthorized entry.
  • Communicated with other screening staff to promptly call attention to potential or active safety problems.
  • Conducted pat-downs and hand-held wand searches of inmates when machine alarms indicated further inspection.
Air Traffic Controller, 06/2002 - 06/2011
United States Air Force City, STATE,
  • Checked weather reports and delivered updates to pilots in preparation for diversion to other airports.
  • Monitored weather conditions, aircraft position reports, aeronautical information and navigational charts to evaluate flight progress.
  • Directed on-ground emergency management activities.
  • Alerted airport response personnel to crisis situations, including incoming medical and other emergency landings.
  • Effectively communicated with pilots by clearly speaking, enunciating properly and actively listening.
  • Issued landing and takeoff instructions to pilots at airport with approximately 10 daily flights.
  • Evaluated progress of flights by monitoring aircraft positions, aeronautical information, navigational charts and weather conditions.
  • Researched continually to stay up to date on new FAA rules and policies.
  • Supervised all ground traffic, including baggage vehicles to ensure airport worker safety.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 2016
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Central Christian Community College - McPherson, KS,
GPA:
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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Central Christian Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Assitant and Victim Advocate
  • Warrants Deputy
  • Air Traffic Controller

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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