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

Focused and dedicated Legal Assistant with exceptional work ethic and proven strengths in case organization and research. Strong multitasker skilled at managing high-volume caseloads while consistently meeting deadlines. Persistent and resourceful problem-solver with excellent research and communication skills. Reliable Intern with experience maintaining litigation documentation, scheduling appointments with clients and investigating local court procedures. Seeking opportunity to further develop understanding of criminal law. Detail-oriented and methodical in preparing case files, investigating issues and producing legal paperwork. Background includes organizing exhibits and filing pleadings for criminal cases. Known for meticulous work. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

Skills
  • Office management
  • Criminal law familiarity
  • Legal research and writing
  • Risk management
  • Relationship building and rapport
  • Legal projects
  • Research
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Mediation
  • Policy reinforcement
  • Problem-solver
  • Effective planning
  • Public speaking
  • Assertive
  • Microsoft Office
  • Time management
  • People skills
  • Oral argument
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Multitasking
  • Organizational skills
  • Active listening
  • Analytical
  • Decision-making
Experience
Legal Assistant, 07/2021 to 12/2021
Weltman, Weinberg & ReisChicago, IL,
  • 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.
  • Participated in client interviews, observed questioning process and documented information.
  • Oversaw legal team appointments, hearing and depositions schedules.
  • Used computer databases, credit reports, and tax and legal filings to locate persons and compile information for investigations.
  • Analyzed law sources, including statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, constitutions and legal codes.
  • Drafted motions, briefs and other legal documents.
  • Knowledgeable dealing with pleadings, affidavits, motions and exhibit preparation.
  • Organized and prepared case exhibits and evidence for trial.
  • Drafted, received and tracked due diligence checklist.
  • Researched cases and attained affidavits to support supervisors and case needs.
  • Exceeded team goals and resolved time-sensitive issues by partnering with staff to share and implement project initiatives.
  • Demonstrated working with people across different social identities and backgrounds.
  • Worked independently to meet deadlines and achieve objectives for special projects.
Resident Advisor, 07/2020 to 12/2021
Lemoyne CollegeSyracuse, NY,
  • Responded to crisis situations quickly to maintain calm and immediately determine level of assistance needed.
  • Developed and deepened relationships with residents and fellow staff.
  • Completed daily resident welfare checks and coordinated with facility staff to meet resident needs.
  • Attended campus meetings, staff seminars, in-service training programs and workshops to learn how to increase program and skill development.
  • Coordinated, planned and supervised hall gatherings and functions to promote and increase social skills among students.
  • Advised and referred students to appropriate resources in personal, social and academic matters.
  • Prepared flyers to inform students of on-campus events and meetings, posting to bulletin boards to attract attention.
  • Assisted students in planning and meeting program service goals by organizing community service and fundraising opportunities.
Treasurer, 12/2018 to 08/2021
CalportlandApple Valley, CA,
  • Advised management on major purchases and recurring expenditures to keep operations in line with budget constraints.
  • Created yearly and quarterly budgets and completed accounts receivable and payable tasks each semester.
  • Reviewed account reconciliations and journal entries and resolved discrepancies to maintain record and account accuracy.
  • Developed annual budget and compared actual expenses against projected budget.
  • Identified and resolved internal and external financial discrepancies.
Recruitment Chair, 12/2019 to 08/2020
Theta Phi Alpha SororityCity, STATE,
  • Developed and managed recruitment process, sourcing as many as 50 candidates each year to fill key positions.
  • Coordinated events and seminars to recruit new talent.
  • Scheduled and led interviews with selected candidates.
  • Set up meet and greet events to attract interested individuals in person.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 12/2021
Merrimack College - North Andover, MA
GPA:
  • Cape Verdean Scholarship Recipient
  • Dean's List Honoree 2018,2019,2020,2021
  • Austin Scholar's Member and Treasurer
  • Theta Phi Alpha Member and Recruitment Chair
  • 3.5 GPA
Additional Information

- 18 hours of community service work a semester while full time college student

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Merrimack College

Job Titles Held:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Resident Advisor
  • Treasurer
  • Recruitment Chair

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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