legal translator and researcher resume example with 1+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Dedicated legal services professional with diverse experience providing translation, paralegal and notary public services in the United States and Spain while working diligently to implement solutions and streamline workflow and increase productivity. Proven record utilizing cultural competency to provide legal support, translation services, and meet the needs of clients from a diverse range of backgrounds in English, Spanish and French.

·Fluent in French and Spanish

Legal Proceedings

NYS Notary Public

Understands confidentiality


Superb legal research skills

MS Office proficient

Westlaw and LexisNexis

Travel and event coordination

Personal Injury law familiarity

Database management (Abacus Law)

Office management

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication
  • Culturally competent Client Relations
  • Highly Organized
  • Technology Savvy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Trial Preparation
  • Case Management
Purchase College , Expected in 2014 BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) : FRENCH - GPA : FRENCH
  • Streamlined and optimized the firm's document filing system to save time and ensure all documents maintain a professional appearance
  • Mange the firms RW Lynch accounts to improve the quality of forwarded potential cases, and time vetting cases
  • Manage/authored firm's monthly newsletters providing vital Public Relations tool for communicating with constituents
  • Integrated a professional instant messenger in order to optimize communication and collaboration with Attorneys and among paralegals - Resulted in greater collaboration and reduced attorney time directing paralegals.
Basis.Ed - Legal Translator and Researcher
Phoenix Metro, Northern Arizona, 07/2013 - 05/2015
  • Translated legal documents from Spanish into English ensuring accurate translation using legal terminology. Consistently delivered work products on schedule, while continuously working to ensure accurate translations.
  • Served as a legal liaison for American Companies searching to open and/or expand their markets in Spain.
Whiting Petroleum Corporation - TEACHING ASSISTANT
Watford City, ND, Spain 08/2014 - 04/2015
  • Teaching Assistant in Basque Public Schools, supporting the instruction of Middle and High School students with cultural, and language.
  • Prepared lesson plans to meet strategic learning goals in collaboration with Teachers and the world language staff.
  • Utilized technology personal connections to expose students to English speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds Instructed college age and adult students in intensive Exam Preparation for the 2014 Cambridge Advance English Exam and English Proficiency Exams.
  • Reinforced language and testing lessons with cultural experiences to provide a holistic language and culture education.
Greenberg Law Firm, LLP - Legal Assistant/Paralegal
City, STATE, 05/2014 - 08/2014
  • Worked with attorneys on plaintiffs' personal injury and medical malpractice cases providing critical support and legal services.
  • Performed online/database research, file reviews, deposition summaries and document production.
  • Conducted on-site investigations to collect information in support of legal cases including photography and interviews.
  • Observed/recorded plaintiff's independent medical exams (IME's).
  • Served and drafted subpoenas (Personal & Deuces Tecum), on plaintiff's medical providers, defendants, corporations, gov't agencies
  • Filed/retrieved documents in state- federal courts and gov't agencies.
  • Met with clients and other legal professionals to discuss case details.
  • Conducted client interviews and all client intake services.
  • Drafted various court documents, invoices and enclosures at attorneys’ request
  • Corresponded daily with clients, insurance adjusters, doctors and attorneys.
  • Drafted legal complaints, summons and interrogatories.
  • Researched, drafted, edited and revised legal opinion publications.
  • Issued subpoenas for all necessary records in preparation for trials.
  • Trained new employees on office equipment and job duties.
  • Analyzed law sources, including statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, constitutions and legal codes.
  • Directed incoming calls to appropriate staff members.
  • Used computer databases, credit reports, tax and legal filings to locate persons and compile information for investigations.
  • Drafted, received and tracked due diligence checklist.
  • Organized legal memoranda and client correspondence.Opened new claim files.
  • Drafted legal papers including complaints, summons and interrogatories.
  • Supported a team of two attorneys with generating and filing of pleadings, motions and various court documents.Organized and executed an extensive court calendar with up to 3 cases daily.
  • Prepared for trial by organizing case exhibits and evidence.
  • Managed the trial calendar, judicial calendar and master calendar.
  • Organized client calendars, prepared mailings and handled high call volumes.
  • Conducted fieldwork including obtaining police/medical examiners' reports, and performing online background checks.
Adobe, attorney, Case Management, Creative Problem Solving, Client Relations, Data Entry, database, directing, Drafting, Editing, English, Excel VBA, filing, Fluent French, Indexing, instruction, Legal, Legal Documents, lesson plans, MS Office, newsletters, Notary Public, Internet Research, photography, Pivot Tables, police, Public Relations, quality, Quickbooks, research, Self-Starter, Spanish, strategic, Teaching, Team Player, translation, translations, WestLaw, Written Communication

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  • Purchase College

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