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legal secretary land use and environmental real estate resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Executive Profile
Legal Secretary with 10 plus years of legal experience and 15 plus years experience at the executive level. 
Skill Highlights
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Excel), NetDocs, CompareDocs, PDF Docs
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Customer-oriented
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Adaptable to change
Professional Experience
Legal Secretary - Land Use and Environmental/Real Estate, 07/2008 - 01/2013
Habitat For Humanity West Springfield, MA,
  • Provided administrative support to an attorney who represented clients in administrative appeals of the United States Department of Army Corps of Engineers’ jurisdictional determinations and permitting decisions.
  • Provided administrative support to an attorney who represented  clients in real estate development.
  • Proactively managed cases, prepared documents and oversaw the scheduling of all relevant events related to the cases
  • Monitored various government agencies commission meetings related to relevant cases
  • Drafted and transcribed transactional documents, correspondence, memos, etc.
  • Proofread / edit documents and pleadings
  • File organization and maintenance, both physical and electronic files
  • File and record documents with appropriate offices and courts
  • Travel arrangements and reimbursements; other expense reimbursements
  • Opened new client matters and requested conflict checks
  • Updated and maintained attorney and office calendars
Legal Secretary - Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights and Commercial Litigation, 07/2007 - Current
Related Companies Charlotte, NC,
  • Provide Support to Senior Partner/Chair, Associate and Senior Paralegal
  • File federal court pleadings and docket calendar deadlines and hearings
  • Prepare correspondence, letters and memoranda to clients as well as county officials
  • Make edits and revisions to legal documents Scheme, Format documents and create blacklines comparing revisions to documents
  • Type, copy, file and fax documents to clients and internal and external counsel
  • Distribute daily mail, screen material prior to distribution and calendar appropriate dates and time sensitive material
  • Coordinate meetings, maintain calendar and make travel arrangements when needed.
Floater Secretary, 07/2007 - 07/2008
Broad And Cassel City, STATE,
  • Provided backup and overflow secretarial, administrative and client intake support to the firm.
  • Word Processing of pleadings and legal documents. 
  • Answered phones, copying, filing, faxing, and other clerical duties.
  • Attention to detail required.   Ability to prioritize and multitask; commitment to superior customer/client service (telephone coverage, responsiveness and teamwork).
Administrative Assistant HIPPA compliance, 05/2005 - 05/2006
Central Florida Cardiology Group, P.C City, STATE,
  • Served as a personal liaison for 14 doctors and supported Administrator and Human Resources Manager Scheduled and managed calendars of legal and personal appointments Coordinated speaking engagements, conferences and travel arrangements Management of office maintenance, the inventory of medical and office supplies and sorted mail daily.
Administrative Assistant/ Human Resources Assistant, 07/2004 - 05/2005
American Persian Engineers & Constructors Inc APEC, Inc City, STATE,
  • Managed reception area, scheduled and confirmed appointments Answered a high volume of telephone calls, referred and relayed detailed messages Sent correspondence to vendors, customers and different municipalities Opened, sorted and distributed mail Ensured the execution and delivery of bid documents for invitations to bids on municipal construction projects Typed Excel spreadsheets for construction projects Assisted in payroll and all other aspects in the human resources department.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, 09/2002 - 06/2004
SRB Plastic Surgery City, STATE,
  • H1PPA compliance Managed reception area, scheduled and confirmed appointments Data entry of patient information, CPT, and diagnosis codes into system Typed transcription of operative reports Answered a high volume of telephone calls, referred calls and relayed detailed messages Assisted patients with paperwork and questions Opened, sorted and sent mail Sent out and kept a detail log of lab specimens and sterilized instruments.
Executive Legal Secretary, 07/1999 - 04/2001
Ferro & Kuba, P.C City, STATE,
  • Answered a high volume of telephone calls for head attorney, referred calls and relayed detailed messages Scheduled court calendar on a daily basis and ensured that court calendar did not conflict with office schedule Entered new personal injury and criminal cases into computer system Sent correspondence to insurance companies, clients and defense attorneys Assisted clients in the office by giving the status of cases and serving as a translator for Spanish speaking clients.
  • Handled billing for criminal cases and sent letters to clients as reminders for payments owed.
Receptionist/File Clerk, 06/1995 - 07/1999
Mallilo & Grossman, Esqs City, STATE,
  • Distributed case files to attorneys, logged and submitted closed files to archive storage building Entered no-fault denials and liens into computer system Sent letters to clients and defense attorneys along with transcripts of EBT `s, 50-H hearings, and statutory hearings Assisted Spanish clients in the office and via telephone and served as interpreter for office staff when needed Managed a 100-line telephone system when needed and attended and maintained front desk/reception area.
Education
: Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Expected in 5/1999
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice - ,
GPA:
Status - Criminal Justice, Forensic Science
High School Diploma: , Expected in 6/1996
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Martin Luther High School - ,
GPA:
Status -
Languages
Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Skills
Type 60 wpm, Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Excel), NetDocs, CompareDocs, PDF Docs

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Martin Luther High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Legal Secretary - Land Use and Environmental/Real Estate
  • Legal Secretary - Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights and Commercial Litigation
  • Floater Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant HIPPA compliance
  • Administrative Assistant/ Human Resources Assistant
  • Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Legal Secretary
  • Receptionist/File Clerk

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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