Legal Assistant adept at working in professional business environments. Driven to maintain ethical standards while providing exemplary work,seeking the position of Legal Assistant
as staff to
top-notch attorney in law firm.
Knowledge of administrative principles, concepts and methodology and skilled in carrying out complex assignments, operations, and procedures. Knowledge of technical methods to perform assignments such as carrying out limited projects that involve specialized techniques. Outstanding verbal and written communicator. Far beyond the technical expertise, by preparing project plans, presenting cases, and coordinating/assisting trial teams in strategic planning of projects and litigation. Advanced technology skills; litigation support and e-discovery, database management, Cloud and distributed computing, social media marketing. Ability to work both independently under self-direction in all aspects of litigation, as well as, team-oriented environment. Ability to think flexibly, prioritize assignments and balance the demands of multiple supervisors and clients. Efficient multitasking skills, with ability to complete complex assignments while providing an excellent client service experience. Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet crucial deadlines.
70 WPM typing speed
Exceptional telephone etiquette
Fluent in legal terminology
Advanced word processing
Writing and editing
Litigation Legal Assistant08/2011
to 08/2012 OGWYN LAW FIRM, LLC – Baton Rouge,
Prepared and interpreted legal documents, first draft pleadings, summons, complaint, and supporting affidavits.
Formulated and drafted responses to all discovery.
Took the lead in pre-claim investigation; located and interviewed witnesses, (witness statements, gathered documents and evidence, created case discovery notebooks, organized documents and created chronology of facts).
Served as liaison between trial team, third parties, witnesses, clients, vendors, experts and courtroom personnel, fulfilled firm's goal of providing excellent customer relations.
Created and maintained pleading/discovery indexes and filed pleadings with court.
Organized and reviewed case files, documents for production, performed weekly case assessments.