Paralegal resume example with 13 years of experience

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

Focused and dedicated Paralegal with exceptional work ethic and proven strengths in legal case management support. Strong multitasker skilled at managing high-volume, complex caseloads while consistently meeting deadlines. Persistent and resourceful problem solver with excellent research and communication skills.

  • Accounts receivable
  • Administrative
  • Databases
  • Drafting
  • Edit
  • Filing
  • Forms
  • Legal Research
  • Letters
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Litigation
  • Notes
  • Excel
  • Mail
  • Office
  • Windows
  • PDF
  • Policies
  • Purchasing
  • Real estate
  • Research
  • Westlaw
  • Bankruptcy law
  • Understands confidentiality
  • Troubleshooting complex problems
  • Superb legal research skills
  • Document control support
  • File and Records Management
  • Team-oriented
02/2019 to Current Paralegal Chugach Electric | Anchorage, AK,
  • Co-ordinate, prepare and interpret complex legal documents including pleadings, motions, briefs, interrogatories, responses, agreements, subpoenas contracts and legal memorandum investigate case facts and compile factual support for briefs and motions review and edit legal documents present data and research findings orally and in writing plan, schedule and summarize depositions and expert reports organize trial preparation and support including witness lists, exhibits and trial binders identify relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent material organize and analyze information prepare written reports prepare correspondence check and edit legal forms and documents for accuracy build and maintain databases and files organize and track case files coordinate law office activities with the State Marshals to issue subpoenas, evictions, bank executions or any matter requiring service assist in real estate closings by obtaining information in order to clear title for purchasing/selling.
  • Drafted judicial correspondence and handled court mailings.
  • Worked with internal departments on loss mitigation.
  • Identified and solved complex problems impacting legal team and business direction.
  • Organized and prepared case exhibits and evidence for trial.
  • Drafted motions, briefs and other legal documents associated with litigation process.
  • Researched cases and attained affidavits to support supervisors and case needs.
  • Assembled and organized facts, data and information on programs as background intelligence for meetings, hearings, briefings and reports.
  • Worked with attorneys and case reviewers to resolve legal complaints.
  • Organized and executed court calendar with daily cases and supervisor meetings.
  • Observed strict privacy laws to prevent information breaches and protect client data.
  • Coordinated with multiple departments regarding responsive documents and document retention.
  • Examined [Type] documents to determine grantor, grantee, trustee and loan amount and support prescribed plans.
  • Coordinated subpoena services and other day-to-day support activities for legal office.
  • Organized client calendars, prepared mailings and handled high call volumes.
  • Responded quickly to client calls and inquiries, asking open-ended questions to deliver applicable information.
  • Saved time by spearheading special legal projects through effective emergency resolutions.
  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits, responded to motions and organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Coordinated appraisals and inventories of property to complete thorough estate planning for clients.
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
  • Identified and analyzed legal documents, discovery documents and contracts.
  • Managed trial calendar, judicial calendar and master calendar for [Number] attorneys.
  • Researched documents and publications for details to establish evidence.
  • Organized exhibits for trial, preparing materials and supporting documentation for easy display and admittance.
08/2012 to 09/2018 Paralegal II Shentel | Farmville, VA,
  • Process client’s requests for status updates at any stage of the foreclosure process Ensure the validity of documents within files to pursue foreclosure Inform clients of changes to CT laws regarding foreclosures/debt collection Issue debt letters, demand letters and emergency mortgage assistant program letters to borrowers who have defaulted on their mortgage.
  • Raised the standard for the amount of letters to be issued per day Communicate with the clients in regards to foreclosure files to ensure accuracy and productivity Process service transfers Conduct DOD, accurint and pacer searches E-File within CATER Comfortable using the following programs: Accurint, Vendorscape, Lenstar, LPS, Real Resolution, Lincs, Ocwen attorney portal, pacer, DOD, windows, excel, and pdf creator Take on projects and continue to do my daily work and maintain productivity Help fellow co-workers to complete their tasks/duties Handle original documents such as notes, mortgages, and title policies Process marshal returns, LPs, property registrations Forward any internal mail to the correct parties or process into our systems Review title searches for complete chain of titles, probate documents, review online land record index for general information Minor knowledge in drafting complaints and preparing for service Handle accounting tasks by processing invoices and obtaining fee/costs approvals from clients.
12/2007 to 12/2012 Guest Services Schulte Hospitality Group | Charlottesville, VA,
  • Making reservations for guests and groups Checking guests in and out of their roomsSubmitting payments from advance purchases Preparing invoices for expense reportsSubmitting travel agent commissionsSubmitting accounts receivable payments Documenting and attaching bank deposits into deposit logProviding excellent customer service by going above and beyondProvide assistance to co-workers or guests that needed a problem resolved.Employee of the month for July 2010, February 2011, August 2011, February 2012.
05/2011 to 10/2011 Paralegal Chugach Electric | Anchorage, AK,
  • Wrote legal memorandumsCompared and analyzed legal contractsExecute various kinds of legal research Knowledge regarding legal terminology and various legal principles Gathered information and answered questions about consumer rights under consumer protection lawsPrepare and interpret legal documents.Assist in preparation of trialsAssist the general counsel’s office as well as the company’s attorneys located out of state.
  • Maintain complex dockets and files.Changed the name for the corporation of Retail Brand Alliance.
  • Inc.
  • To Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.
  • Which involved: filing the name change with all states that Retail Brand Alliance, Inc.
  • Is located.
  • I worked with Corporation Service Company in providing accurate information for them to send to the states to file.
  • I had to alert all the lease holders of the name change by mailing them certified letters in the mail, once the certified mail receipts came in I filed them with the lease files.
Education and Training
Expected in 2012 B.A. | Legal Studies Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA, GPA:
  • Major in Legal Studies
  • Minor in History
Expected in 05/2012 A.B.A. Advanced Certified Paralegal | Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA, GPA:

The classes I mastered as a prerequisite to obtaining an advanced paralegal certificate: Intro to American Legal System Legal Research and Writing, Advanced Legal Research and Writing Legal Ethics Torts Business Law Employment Law Evidence Constitutional law Law and Society Family Law Principles of Litigation American Government Advanced Litigation Principles of Criminal Procedure Wills and Estate Computer Assisted Legal Research (proficient in both Lexis Nexis and Westlaw) Cyber Crime Administrative Law Harvard National Model United Nations

Expected in 06/2008 High School Diploma | Wareham Senior High School, Wareham, MA, GPA:

Advance Achievement Award in Case Studies Recipient, 2008

Activities and Honors


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School Attended

  • Bay Path College
  • Bay Path College
  • Wareham Senior High School

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  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal II
  • Guest Services
  • Paralegal


  • B.A.
  • A.B.A. Advanced Certified Paralegal
  • High School Diploma

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