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legal assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Enthusiastic Paralegal skilled in numerous areas of law with more than 30 years of legal and administrative experience. Supports attorneys to manage caseloads and achieve strategic goals. Displays strong communication skills when interacting with court personnel, opposing counsel and clients.

Skills
  • MS Office proficient
  • Order and request filing
  • Familiar with Family law, Juvenile law, Criminal law, Personal Injury, and Estate/Probate law
  • Office management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Document control support
  • Troubleshooting complex problems
Education and Training
Goldey-Beacom College Wilmington, DE Expected in 05/1971 Associate of Arts : Accounting And Business Management - GPA :
Experience
Webtoon - Legal Assistant
Remote, CA, 10/2020 - Current
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
  • Managed communication with courts regarding status of petitions and granted orders.
  • Provided administrative support services for senior partners and firm associates for various types of litigation.
  • Submitted electronic filings and organized court materials, schedules and actions.
  • Drafted new legislation using MS Word.
  • Observed strict privacy laws to prevent information breaches and protect client data.
  • Interpreted and relayed legal information in clear format for clients.
  • Remained highly organized and detail-oriented while working on several cases simultaneously.
  • Handled all telephone calls, meeting plans and conference organization requirements.
  • Drafted correspondence and [Type] documentation and submitted all materials to appropriate parties.
  • Handled clerical needs of busy [Type] firm with more than [Number] attorneys and staff.
  • Drafted legal complaints, summons and interrogatories.
  • Provided all types of clerical support such as revising [Type] and [Type] documentation.
Colfax Corporation - Paralegal/Office Manager
Worcester, MA, 04/2012 - 02/2019
  • Coordinated efforts supporting successful outcomes in cases involving $[Number] settlements.
  • Entered client data for records and customer relationship management.
  • Drafted correspondence and legal documentation and submitted all materials to appropriate parties.
  • Drafted all legal documents to be filed with court.
  • Managed trial calendar, judicial calendar and master calendar for one attorney.
  • Reduced workflow downtime by effectively organizing and managing client billing and case management files.
  • Managed case correspondence on behalf of one attorney.
  • Participated in client interviews, observed questioning process and took notes to document information.
  • Drafted judicial correspondence and handled court mailings.
  • Facilitated courtroom conference calls, set up technology used for presentations and organized exhibits.
  • Organized client calendars, prepared mailings and handled high call volumes.
  • Observed strict privacy laws to prevent information breaches and protect client data.
  • Consulted with clients, witnesses and legal professionals to define and document case details.
  • Assisted in preparing wills and other estate documents.
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
  • Scheduled appointments for attorney.
  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits, responded to motions and organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Drafted motions, briefs and other legal documents associated with litigation process.
  • Responded quickly to client calls and inquiries, asking open-ended questions to deliver applicable information.
  • Organized and prepared case exhibits and evidence for trial.
  • Organized exhibits for trial, preparing materials and supporting documentation for easy display and admittance.
  • Coordinated subpoena services and other day-to-day support activities for legal office.
  • Facilitated efficient communication between judges, court administration, government agencies and attorneys.
Restorative Health Services, Inc. - Office Assistant
City, STATE, 05/2011 - 02/2012
  • Updated financial, customer and business records with accurate information each day, preventing data loss and keeping files current.
  • Maintained inventory in administrative building supply closet to prevent shortages of supplies.
  • Offered diverse clerical support to office team members, including managing correspondence, answering telephone calls and tracking documentation.
  • Processed medical paperwork efficiently to support smooth office procedures.
  • Maintained business records by updating customer information.
  • Collected payments, issued receipts and updated accounts to reflect new balances.
  • Greeted visitors or callers daily to handle inquiries or direct to appropriate persons.
  • Answered approximately phone calls daily and pleasantly welcomed visitors to office.
Rebecca A. Robinson Law Firm - Paralegal/Office Manager
City, STATE, 06/1992 - 07/2010
  • Coordinated efforts supporting successful outcomes in cases involving settlements.
  • Entered client data for records and customer relationship management.
  • Drafted correspondence and legal documentation and submitted all materials to appropriate parties.
  • Drafted all legal documents to be filed with court.
  • Managed calendar for attorneys.
  • Managed case correspondence on behalf of attorney.
  • Participated in client interviews and took notes to document information.
  • Drafted judicial correspondence and handled court mailings.
  • Facilitated courtroom conference calls.
  • Observed strict privacy laws to prevent information breaches and protect client data.
  • Consulted with clients, witnesses and legal professionals to define and document case details.
  • Assisted in preparing wills, power of attorneys, Quitclaim Deeds, and Warranty Deeds.
  • Assisted in elements of civil litigation, including initiating and responding to claims, gathering and presenting evidence and client counseling.
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
  • Scheduled appointments for attorney.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Goldey-Beacom College

Job Titles Held:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal/Office Manager
  • Office Assistant
  • Paralegal/Office Manager

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts

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