I am seeking a challenging and responsible position that will allow me to utilize and expand my skills and professional experience.
Diligent legal professional skilled in fulfilling legal research needs and providing expert case management support. Experience in both corporate and environmental law office environments.
Legal Secretary who thrives in a professional business environment. Driven to maintain ethical standards while providing top-notch assistance to attorneys and clients.
09/1999 to CurrentNorton Rose Fulbright f/k/a Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P
Provide secretarial assistance to five attorneys associates and assist other associates with various duties.
Provide the attorneys with the necessary documents before their meetings.
Maintain calendar (schedule client meetings, teleconferences and appointments) and coordinate monthly meetings and make necessary arrangements.
Handle incoming and outgoing mail, e-mails and other correspondence on behalf of attorneys.
Prioritize and handle multiple tasks for attorneys.
Maintain and update department files and records.
Prepare and process new client forms, along with conflicts search and preparation of engagement letters.
Open and close files.
Prepare and update internal reports, collect and verify data.
Format, type, edit and redline a variety of legal documents, including: correspondence, memos, pleadings, reports and confidential documents.
Receive and screen telephone calls and visitors; schedule appointments and meetings; resolve problems to manager for resolution.
Prepare expense reports and check requisitions on behalf of attorneys; prepare invoices for the appropriate vendors.
Prepare trial and deposition notebooks and record books.
Prepare and answer discovery.
Review invoices, prepare billing invoices and billing transmittal letters to clients.
Provide assistance to other secretaries.
Retrieve information from files and provide clients with necessary documents.
Scan documents and save documents to the appropriate folder.
07/1993 to 09/1999Law Offices of ConnieHawkins, In
house counsel for Kemper Insurance Companies
Prepared pleadings for review by an attorney, received and screened telephone calls, opened and closed files, prepared page and line deposition summaries for defense files, researched and reviewed cases at law library and requested Appeals Panels Decisions or other necessary documents from the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission.
Medical Claim Analyst01/1988 to 07/1993Kemper Insurance Company
Reviewed medical files, assisted claimants, providers and attorneys with status reports, approved medical and pharmacy bills, authorized medical related cases, reviewed medical reports.
Performed other related secretarial duties.
Education and Training
Paralegal Certificate: Criminal Justice1990The Woodlands Paralegal Institute
North Harris County CollegeCriminal Justice