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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

I am well-organized in organizing case files, preparing documents and coordinating legal files. Capable and fully qualified Paralegal bringing 28 years of experience in similar roles. I posses strong skills in writing, organizing and project managing cases related to Family Law, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate including and not limited to Civil law. Proficient in conducting legal research, collecting witness statements and organizing files. Experience includes working with all facets of populations to optimize representation. I am Professional Paralegal possessing excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Exceptional knowledge of legal terminology. I am a diligent Paralegal with a background in various types of law and faculty for legal research. Highly skilled in evidence gathering and legal document analysis. Capable of managing complex scheduling, office administration and special project support.

Skills
  • Relationship building
  • Business analysis
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Business Administration
  • Consulting
  • Negotiation
  • Document filing
  • Litigation support
  • Legal research
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent investigative and reporting skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Administrative support
  • Financial and estate planning
  • Analytical
  • Legal compliance
  • Document preparation
  • Knowledge of credit disputes
  • Strong legal background
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Type 65 + wpm
Education
Del Campo High School Fair Oaks, CA Expected in 06/1987 High School Diploma : - GPA :
National Paralegal College Phoenix, AZ Expected in 03/2020 Bachelor of Science : Legal Studies - GPA :
Sierra College Rocklin, CA Expected in 03/2000 Certification : Hostile Resolution - GPA :
Work History
Marten Transport - OWNER
Downers Grove, IL, 06/2006 - 12/2017
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations.
  • Trained and motivated 6 employees to perform daily business functions, including pricing research and customer service.
  • Freelance Paralegal working with several attorney's in the surrounding area in Family Law, Probate, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy and estate planning. I created and drafted pleadings and documents, investigation, research, filing papers with State and Federal Courts and served documents to opposition.
  • Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings.
  • Lucky Lou Thrift was a non profit that benefited the local community and county such as; The Boys and Girls club, Gleaners, Butte College day care and the local Elementary Schools.
  • I contracted with Butte County Social services to train recipients of the program in the welfare to work program.
Cooley - Paralegal
Colorado, TX, 03/2005 - 06/2007
  • Managed billable hour tracking, payroll, client invoicing and schedules for 2 attorney's in the office.
  • Managed day-to-day legal activities such as subpoena services for Workman's Compensation office with 2 attorneys.
  • Developed polished legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Accurately handled data entry for approximately 100 clients into company-based software.
  • Liaised between multiple attorneys involved in complex legal issues.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Strictly adhered to privacy laws to avert possible information breaches and protect client data.
  • Wrote and filed pleadings with Superior court on schedule to maximize case success.
  • Answered client calls and responded to inquiries, using open-ended questioning skills to attain applicable information.
  • Communicated with outside vendors on behalf of attorneys and legal departments.
  • Conducted detailed client intakes and entered information into company database.
  • Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Contacted key witnesses to testify at court hearings.
  • Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request.
  • Conducted skip traces to obtain case participant information.
  • Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings.
Cooley - Paralegal
New York, NY, 03/1996 - 02/2001
  • Developed polished legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Researched Family laws and regulations and delivered analysis and assessments to Attorney's.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Strictly adhered to privacy laws to avert possible information breaches and protect client data.
  • Maintained ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase to facilitate expeditious litigation.
  • Wrote and filed pleadings with Superior court on schedule to maximize case success.
  • Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Answered client calls and responded to inquiries, using open-ended questioning skills to attain applicable information.
  • Examined and generated memos on statutory law, case law and federal and state regulations using online research databases, such as Westlaw, and print sources.
  • Contacted key witnesses to testify at court hearings.
  • Analyzed deeds of trust to verify grantor, grantee, trustee and loan amounts for executive leadership.
  • Evaluated multiple facets of substantive law, including domestic relations, property law and bankruptcy.
  • Conducted skip traces to obtain case participant information.
  • Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings.
Law Office Of Andrew Henderson III - Paralegal/office Manager
City, STATE, 02/1991 - 12/1994
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Developed and managed up to 175 Bankruptcy cases over 3 years.
  • Managed billable hour tracking, payroll, client invoicing and schedules for the attorney.
  • Managed day-to-day legal activities such as subpoena services for Bankruptcy office with attorney.
  • Answered client calls and responded to inquiries, using open-ended questioning skills to attain applicable information.
  • Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request.
  • Communicated pertinent information to clients via phone, email and mail.
  • Contacted key witnesses to testify at court hearings.
  • Researched bankruptcy loan files to confirm federal guideline compliance.
  • Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings.
  • Trained and managed 2 employees in best practices and protocols to ensure maximum productivity.
  • Drafted, signed and certified key legal documents for judicial review.
  • Wrote and filed pleadings with Federal court on schedule to maximize case success.
  • Reviewed Deed of Trust, Title Commitment and prior bankruptcies documents.
  • Reviewed and analyzed government and judicial structures, as well as arbitration concepts and negotiation techniques.
  • Prepped and prepared clients for 341 hearings

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Del Campo High School
  • National Paralegal College
  • Sierra College

Job Titles Held:

  • OWNER
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal/office Manager

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certification

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