Office Manager Lead Paralegal resume example with 15+ years of experience

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

Professional with more than 7 years of experience as a paralegal who applies excellent writing skills in drafting briefs, legal memorandums, motions and correspondence. Conducts all legal business professionally and with little guidance from attorneys and supervisors.


MS Word, Office, Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook, Lexis, Westlaw, Accurint and Pacer, Strong research skills



  • Paralegal Association of State of Ohio
  • Understands confidentiality
Office Manager & Lead Paralegal, 07/2010 to Current
MyeyedrAnnapolis, MD,
  • Office Manager Functions: Responsible for ensuring smooth operation of the law firm on a daily basis.
  • Prepared for trial by organizing case exhibits and evidence.
  • Organized client calendars, prepared mailings and handled high call volumes.
  • Facilitated courtroom conference calls.
  • Greets clients and provides the initial professional image of the law firm.
  • Serves as receptionist on an as needed basis and provides courteous telephone support to clients, attorneys, court staff and the general inquiring public.
  • Assists attorney with setting up and allocating attorney trust fund monies.
  • Lead Paralegal Functions: Immigration Law: Drafts Applications, Petitions, Letters and Affidavits for Family-Based Immigration Cases.
  • Coordinates document collection and review for applications and petitions.
  • Provides proactive feedback and support to clients who file Adjustment of Status applications.
  • Follows up with USCIS as needed to resolve case issues and obtain case status information.
  • Family and Domestic Relations Law: Screens prospective clients by telephone and/or personal interview.
  • Leads initial interviews with client to obtain information for pleadings.
  • Prepares initial pleadings, including Petition, Summons and Waiver of Service.
  • Prepares protection order pleadings, if necessary.
  • Drafts correspondence to clients Arranges for service of process.
  • Schedules initial status conference.
  • Gathers facts from client and witnesses via telephone and/or personal interviews.
  • Prepares motions for temporary orders or temporary injunctions.
  • Calendars notices, motions, responses, hearings and other case information.
  • Criminal Law: Drafts discovery requests.
  • Assists clients in gathering documents and data to respond to discovery requests.
  • Prepares responses to discovery requests Personal Injury Law: Assists in settlement negotiations; arranges pre-temporary orders settlement meetings.
  • Drafts stipulations for temporary orders after negotiations.
  • Drafts subpoenas and arranges for service of process.
  • Attends hearings.
  • Works with clients in gathering and compiling financial information and required disclosure documents pursuant to C.R.C.P.
  • 16.2/ Prepares financial affidavits.
  • Analyzes income and expense information provided by client.
  • Probate Law: Collects and gathers information relative to their cases.
  • Assists in preparing wills, pleadings, motions, petitions, guardianship applications and power of attorney requests.
  • Maintain a calendar which includes dates and deadlines for filing documents and entering motions.
  • Administrative: Prepares legal documents and general correspondence from dictation or written format in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Drafts standard correspondence; proofread and format documents.
  • Organizes and maintains electronic and paper document files.
  • Ensures accurate and efficient time entry of attorney services.
  • Prepares client bills, check requests and expense reports.
  • Processes incoming mail.
Paralegal / Intern, 09/2005 to 2007
The Law Offices Of Wiles, Boyle, Burkholder & BringardnerCity, STATE,
  • Drafted legal documents including: correspondence, pleadings, interrogatories, subpoenas, and affidavits.
  • Performed legal research using various sources and software tools.
  • Assisted with discovery requests.
  • Provided trial preparation support for civil and criminal trials.
  • Observed court proceedings.

Transcribed all official court records during civil trial court proceedings.Organized and executed an extensive court calendar. Prepared for trial by organizing case exhibits and evidence.

Facilitated courtroom conference calls.

Assistant Manager, 05/1997 to 04/2001
Marriot International WTCCity, STATE,
  • Managed, opened and closed high volume four-star hotel room service with 750 rooms.
  • Ensured efficient and responsive service for full bar serving and dining area.
  • Fully accountable for ensuring inventory control.
  • Increased guest satisfaction by 18% within the first five months in the role of Assistant Manager and implemented plans to achieve higher customer satisfaction.
  • Provided management for special events, meetings, banquets and receptions.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and performance reviews for 45 wait staff associates and formulating incentives for all associates.
  • Negotiated contracts.
  • Oversaw operation of 250-seat facility and supervised daily average sales of $15,000.
ABA Approved Paralegal Studies Program: Paralegal Studies, Expected in 2007
Columbus State Community College - Columbus, OH

Graduated Cum Laude

Legal Assistant Certificate

Coursework in Paralegal Studies

Legal System training

Master of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 1 2011
Tiffin University - Tiffin, OH
GPA: GPA: 3.74

Criminal Justice GPA: 3.74

Graduated Cum Laude

Legal System training

Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice Administration, Expected in 1 2009
Tiffin University - Tiffin, Ohio
GPA: GPA: 3.82

Criminal Justice Administration GPA: 3.82

Coursework in English, Communications and Writing


Immigration Fillings, Administrative support, Assistant Manager, Paralegal Services, budgeting, contracts Review, Customer satisfaction, dictation, special events,, legal research and Writing, Letters, Lexis, Scheduling meetings, Access, Excel, Office, Outlook, Power Point, MS Word, Works, negotiations in personal injury cases, Office Manager, Calendering

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School Attended

  • Columbus State Community College
  • Tiffin University
  • Tiffin University

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  • Office Manager & Lead Paralegal
  • Paralegal / Intern
  • Assistant Manager


  • ABA Approved Paralegal Studies Program
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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