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litigation paralegal resume example with 14+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Experienced Litigation Paralegal with expertise in trial preparation and civil litigation. Organized and resourceful with extensive experience in gathering materials for cases and maintaining open communication between parties. Prepared to bring over 12 years of experience to a challenging new role at Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons. Highly skilled in evidence gathering and legal document analysis. Background includes obtaining records, drafting motions and managing litigation calendars. Excellent communication and planning skills with a hardworking and dedicated nature. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements.

Skills
  • Microsoft Office 365, Westlaw, LexisNexis, Prolaw, Needles, CM/ECF, PACER, E‐Filing, TLO, Adobe Pro, Concordance
  • Drafting
  • File and Client Management
  • Discovery
  • Legal Research
  • Medical chronologies and medical billing spreadsheets
  • Team-player
  • Communication skills
  • Court filings
  • Fact compilation
  • Motions preparation
  • Case Management
  • Litigation support
  • Exceptional Organizational Skills
  • Self-Starter
  • Document filing
Work History
01/2018 to 02/2019 Litigation Paralegal Arch Capital Group Ltd. | Latham, NY,
  • Prepared motions, discovery, deposition notices, subpoenas and correspondence.
  • Obtained and reviewed large volumes of medical and billing records and drafted medical chronologies and medical billing paid and incurred analyses.
  • Prepared deposition and mediation notebooks.
  • Research, hire and manage expert witnesses and expert witness materials.
  • Performed legal research including case law research, verdict research and analysis, various background checks and confirmed all appropriate documents were in admissible form.
  • Reviewed and summarize depositions, document production and various records including but not limited to employment, criminal and corporate records.
  • Communicated with clients, opposing counsel, courts and witnesses in order to assist in preparing discovery responses, case status reports and general litigation procedures.
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information.
  • Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Adhered to privacy laws to avert possible information breaches and protect client data.
07/2007 to 11/2017 Litigation Paralegal Arch Capital Group Ltd. | Walnut Creek, CA,
  • Prepared pleadings, motions, discovery and correspondence, including e-filing documents in State and Federal Court.
  • Logged and organized incoming documents and calendared court and internal deadlines.
  • Direct trial preparation by preparing trial exhibits and binders, managing trial documents, assisting witnesses, assisting with jury instructions and jury selection as well as compiling notes during trial.
  • Perform legal research, client research and document research.
  • Draft mediation summaries and prepare exhibits for display during mediation.
  • Collected data from client(s), media, and various governmental entities and sources to prepare for litigation.
  • Used Excel spreadsheets to track data and calculate information such as potential damages.
  • Collected data from client, media, public agencies and other sources to prepare for litigation.
  • Completed electronic court filings at state and federal levels.
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information.
  • Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
07/2006 to 07/2007 Paralegal Cooper University Health Care | Delran, NJ,
  • Communicated with clients to provide case status, obtain documents and solicit input when responding to discovery requests.
  • Assisted in all aspects of trial preparation (trial notebooks, pre-trial stipulations, proposed findings of fact, witness list, exhibit list, and witness line‐up).
  • Researched and analyzed federal and state rules as well as cases and reported findings to attorneys.
  • Attended depositions, meetings and hearings with litigation attorneys to provide information and assistance.
  • Time entering and billing for entire firm.
  • Liaison between attorneys, clients, courts and law firms.
  • E-filing in state and federal court.
  • Drafted correspondence, legal documents and discovery.
  • Accurately handled data entry for clients into company-based software.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Managed billable hour tracking, payroll, and client invoicing.
  • Communicated with outside vendors on behalf of attorneys and legal departments.
  • Conducted detailed client intakes and entered information into company database.
08/2004 to 07/2006 File Clerk / Legal Assistant Herman, Howry & Breen, LLP | City, STATE,
  • Filed and indexed all case-files for entire firm.
  • Drafted correspondence to clients, court, law firms, and clients
  • Entered time for all attorneys and paralegals.
  • Summarized depositions.
  • Processed correspondence, including post office pick-ups, sorting and distribution to appropriate parties.
Education
Expected in 2004 to to Bachelor of Arts | Public Administration Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas GPA:

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School Attended

  • Texas State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Paralegal
  • File Clerk / Legal Assistant

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts

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