I have been employed as a legal secretary/assistant/office manager since 1982. I have worked in one attorney/one secretary offices and have handled everything, including answering telephones, returning calls, dealing with clients, setting appointments, preparing, drafting and finalizing legal documents including pleadings, court filings, wills, trusts, deeds, leases, contracts, litigation documents, etc., filing, faxing, scanning, emailing, setting deposition dates, billing, writing checks, all aspects of running a small legal office, making travel arrangements for attorney and a myriad of other tasks.
I received my California Certified Legal Secretary certification in 1984. I have maintained my certification since that time by participating in continuing legal education classes yearly.
I became a Notary Public in the 1980s and am current through August 2016.
I have been an active member of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Legal Professionals' Association, a chapter of Legal Secretaries, Inc. (LSI) since 1984. I have held every elective office multiple times, and am currently President.
Prepare, draft and finalize legal documents and letters; answer and return phone calls; schedule appointments; filing; interact with clients; write checks and maintain checkbooks; calendar appointments and legal deadlines; schedule depositions and other legal meetings; fax, scan, email documents as needed; many other tasks involved in the day-to-day running of a small, one-attorney law office.
Prepared, filed and served legal documents for "In Pro Per" clients
Prepared, drafted and filed legal documents; answer and return phone calls; managed law office and did all tasks related thereto.
Managed and did all tasks related to running a small law office.
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