litigation support manager senior paralegal resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Experienced litigation support manager and senior paralegal with expertise in civil litigation and trial preparation involving Employment Law. Organized and resourceful with extensive experience in legal environments, procedures, documents, analysis, drafting diverse legal documents, database organization, management, and presentation. Thrives in document-intensive and high-pressure environments. Seeking to transition to rewarding next career step in the Airline Industry.

  • Excellent oral, written, organizational and time management skills
  • Processing court documents
  • Knowledge of civil procedure
  • Motions and pleadings drafting
  • Document organization
  • Subpoena management
  • Schedule coordination
  • Trial preparation
  • Effective conflict resolution
  • Strong research skills
  • Employee training
  • Federal and State Regulations, Statutes, Case Law Jurisdictional knowledge
  • MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Westlaw, Lexis, ICCES, CM/ECF, PACER, CLIO, NetDocs, Director, Time Map and other case management and e-discovery program familiarity
Work History
Litigation Support Manager / Senior Paralegal, 03/2013 to Current
United Natural Foods IncNorth Oxford, MA,
  • Provide senior-level litigation support to litigation firm
  • Experienced in State, District and Federal Court practice, filings and procedures
  • Perform legal research via case law, court opinions, statutes, policy, rules, regulations etc., analysis of facts, discovery and data and draft report for presentation to attorney
  • Verify legal references and citations for accuracy in legal documents
  • Assist in drafting, editing and responsible for filing pleadings including complaints, answers, discovery, motions, response briefs, notices, jury instructions, etc
  • Responsible for properly preparing trial exhibits, demonstrative exhibits, trial notebooks and other trial documents needed for attorney presentation at trial/hearing
  • Draft and file subpoenas for service in State and out of state
  • Attend and provide legal assistance to attorneys at trial and in hearings using automated software, witness management, online research, courtroom observation and other necessary support
  • Manage tangible evidence for hearing and trial preparation via collection, organization and maintenance
  • Responsible for calendaring and managing deadlines and court appearances, scheduling depositions, conference calls and meetings
  • Review and summarize depositions, discovery, contracts and other case materials and documents
  • Plan and coordinate travel, lodging and legal resources for out of state depositions, meeting and court appearances
  • Communicate professionally, effectively and accurately with attorneys, opposing counsel and staff regarding cases
  • Responsible for screening and interviewing potential clients
  • Communicate and correspond with clients and other interested parties regarding case developments
  • Supervise interns and legal assistants
  • Coordinated subpoena services and other day-to-day support activities for legal office
  • Organized and prepared case exhibits and evidence for trial
  • Observed strict privacy laws to prevent information breaches and protect client data
  • Consulted with clients, witnesses and legal professionals to define and document case details
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines
  • Drafted motions, briefs and other legal documents associated with litigation process
Office Administrator/Manager, 01/2007 to 03/2013
FHG1 Ministries & Community CenterCity, STATE,
  • Managed day-to-day administrative and operational functions of non-profit organization including office oversight, project management, customer service, supervision, accounting and finance, records maintenance, training, and problem resolution
  • Sorted and distributed business correspondence to correct department or staff member, reducing dropped communications and enabling faster responses to key requests
Procurement Analyst, 01/2001 to 05/2007
U.S. Department Of Interior - BLMCity, STATE,
  • Managed agency's Business and Economic Development Program
  • Responsible for coordination, promotion, and utilization of small, minority and women-owned businesses in contracting activities for a 14-state region
  • Reviewed contracts for compliance with federal regulations, provided training and developed long term planning strategies
Project Manager/Contracting Officer/Realty Specialist, 07/1992 to 01/2001
U.S. Department Of Interior - BLMCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for commercial real property lease acquisition contracting functions from inception to completion
  • Provided contract administration on negotiated contracts and agreements
  • Negotiated complex terms of major multi-million dollar contracts, while maintaining the integrity of Government bidding procedures, Federal, State and local laws, regulations and guidelines
  • Interpreted federal policies, codes and governing regulations and advised and guided state and local governments in various aspects of federal policy and procedures
Certificate: Paralegal Studies, Expected in 2011 to Community College of Aurora - Aurora, CO,

GPA: 4.0

Master's of Business Administration (MBA): , Expected in 1993 to Alabama A&M University - Huntsville, AL
Bachelor's of Science: Logistics & Procurement/Military Science, Expected in 1985 to United States Army Reserves - Huntsville, AL,

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School Attended

  • Community College of Aurora
  • Alabama A&M University
  • United States Army Reserves

Job Titles Held:

  • Litigation Support Manager / Senior Paralegal
  • Office Administrator/Manager
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Project Manager/Contracting Officer/Realty Specialist


  • Certificate
  • Master's of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Bachelor's of Science

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