legal assistant resume example with 16+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Dependable Administrative and Legal Assistant accomplished in assisting with various aspects of law such as civil, patent, and real estate law and contracts, in addition to years of both commercial and personal lines insurance experience and accounting expedience. Dedicated to maintaining professional standards and ethical work habits to produce quality work and case or account content. Excellent technical and organizational skills to excel under deadline and workload pressures, in addition to promoting cooperation amongst staff, committees and VIP and board members. Consistently provide excellent executive support to advance the missions and objectives of administrators and Vice Presidents.

  • 15 years progressive full-time administrative level office experience
  • 87 WPM typing speed
  • Word, WordPerfect, MS Office, proprietary software, Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, graphics, Publisher, Adobe experience
  • Organizational efficiency, detail oriented and conscientious, in addition to working well with others at all levels
  • Team, volunteer and committee management skills
  • Project and events logistics management
  • Writing, editing and proofreading
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Patents and Trademarks
Huntingdon College Montgomery AL, Expected in Bachelor of Arts : English - GPA :
  • Attended Fall 1984-Spring 1987
  • Received Huntingdon Scholars Award (full tuition scholarship)
  • Member of Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Minored in Psychology
  • Accepted as Huntingdon Host 1985-1987, campus ambassador
  • Elected Vice President for Campus Ministries Association in 1986
  • Elected to Secretary for Campus Ministries Association in 1985
Work History
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis - Legal Assistant
Chicago, IL, 11/1999 - 02/2002
  • Maintained and organized office and case-specific paper and digital files for easy tracking and retrieval
  • Assigned, entered and managed incoming and outgoing correspondence to associated cases and filing dates, updating daily and weekly dockets
  • Drafted correspondence with clients and USPTO, including appropriate documentation, disseminated finalized materials to appropriate parties
  • Managed billable hour tracking and client invoicing for mechanical engineering patents
  • Developed polished legal documents, including patent filings, claims and petitions to support mechanical engineering patents
Consolidated Supply Co. - Corporate Event Planner & Legal Assistant
Boise, ID, 09/1997 - 10/1999
  • Generated University of Florida top donor retention by accurately organizing and executing University wide donor recognition events
  • Stewardship and development projects such as Annual Endowment Report, Stewardship Checklists, quarterly review, major gift agreements and others
  • Delivered smooth training execution by coordinating employee and senior staff annual retreats and events, including site selection, scheduling, marketing, reservations, materials, event management and follow-up
  • Chaired and sat on numerous committees with UF development officers for fundraiser and alumni events, including UF's first $500K Capital Campaign
  • Supported senior leadership by developing status reports on activities related to planning, scheduling, cancellation, inquiries, resourcing, risk mitigation and proposal development for various events
  • Managed administrative logistics of events planning, including contract negotiation and signing, event booking and event promotions
  • Coordinated caterers, rentals, florists, photographers, videographers, musicians, entertainment, speakers for top donor, employee and University of Florida capital campaign events, including UF Board of Directors events, committees and meetings
Dynamic Workforce Solutions - Administrative Assistant
Ada, OK, 08/1993 - 10/1995
  • Coordinated UFF Board of Directors meetings, functions, mailings, minutes, notebooks, disclosure statements and other necessary materials
  • Provided legal assistance to Vice President's Legal Counsel by drafting and finalizing major gift agreements for top donors to UF, drafting and finalizing documents for real estate legal counsel, and personally drafted, proofed, negotiated and finalized all special event documents for UFF related events throughout 21 UF colleges
  • Led and sat on committees with UF development officers for fundraiser and alumni events
  • Coached new employees on administrative procedures, company policies and performance standards
  • Designed and published UFF and Operations documents, including Board of Directors Directory, guides, fund-raising policy statements, faculty orientation, promotional mailings, brochures, invitations, posters, charts and graphs
  • Monitored Director of Operations work calendar and scheduled appointments, meetings and travel
  • Directed customer communication to appropriate department personnel and offered information to resolve inquiries, boosting customer satisfaction
Wesco - Accounting Administrative Assistant
Jersey Village, TX, 05/1992 - 07/1993
  • Interacted with students professionally by phone, email or in-person to provide fiscal information, including liaison with student loan officers.
  • Kept physical files and digitized records organized for easy updating and retrieval by Bursar staff and other authorized Rider University staff.
  • Tracked and recorded expenses and reconciled accounts to maintain accurate, current and compliant financial records.
Wesco - Customer Service Representative
Kansas City, KS, 02/1988 - 05/1991
  • Assisted department head in specialized commercial insurance for trucking companies, including processing customer requests and policy changes.
  • Provided assistance in highly specialized department of Ski Protection for hard to insure boats.
  • Responded to customer requests for products, services and company information.
  • Maintained client records and information in proprietary software and contact with insurance companies and underwriters.
  • Executive assistant to Vice President, providing effective solutions for various company issues, including new building developments and office move.
  • Directed up to 500 incoming calls daily to internal personnel and departments, routing to best-qualified department as receptionist in 1988.
Wesco - Customer Service Representative
Kingsport, TN, 09/1988 - 02/1990
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items and join reward programs to promote loyalty, satisfaction and sales numbers.
  • Restocked, arranged and organized merchandise in front lanes to drive product sales.
Alvin’s Island - Customer Service Representative
City, STATE, 06/1982 - 09/1987
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items and join reward programs to promote loyalty, satisfaction and sales numbers.
  • Reviewed and resolved differences between accounting information and cash drawer.
  • Restocked, arranged and organized merchandise in front lanes to drive product sales.
Additional Information

32 years experience in church leadership and as a volunteer; organizing and leading small groups, organizing events, coordinating logistics for women's retreats and VBS, providing support where needed.

  • Celebration Church, Daphne AL 2012-2020
  • Freedom Church, Daphne AL 2010-2012
  • Abundant Grace Community Church, Gainesville, FL 1993-2010
  • Princeton Theological Seminary associated churches 1991-1993
  • Christian Life Church, Montgomery AL 1985-1991

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School Attended

  • Huntingdon College

Job Titles Held:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Corporate Event Planner & Legal Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accounting Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customer Service Representative


  • Bachelor of Arts

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