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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
  • resumesample@example.com
Summary

Paralegal offering an extensive legal skill set, proficiency in managing large caseloads and capacity to meet deadlines.

Skills
  • Brief and Motion Writing
  • Strong research skills
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • State and Federal Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • State and Federal Appellate Practice
Experience
Paralegal, 04/2019 to Current
Children's Healthcare Of AtlantaFayetteville, GA,
  • Produced well-researched and articulate legal briefs, including but not limited to appellate briefs, state and federal court pleadings, and motions.
  • Organized and prepared case exhibits and evidence for trial.
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
  • Consulted with clients, witnesses and legal professionals to define and document case details.
  • Researched cases and attained affidavits to support supervisors and case needs.
  • Organized and executed court calendar with daily cases and supervisor meetings.
  • Drafted motions, briefs and other legal documents associated with litigation process.
  • Researched legal authority and black letter law to compare case facts patterns to precedential cases and determine probable outcomes.
  • Identified and analyzed legal documents, discovery documents and contracts.
  • Interpreted different types of substantive law, including criminal law, domestic relations, real property law and bankruptcy.
  • Examined causes and remedies to torts, personal injury, and contracts, and scrutinized cases and claims, damages, losses, adjudication and settlement formalities.
  • Defined contractual elements and breach of contract defenses, including enforceable and non-enforceable contracts.
  • Worked with attorneys and case reviewers to resolve legal complaints.
  • Observed strict privacy laws to prevent information breaches and protect client data.
  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits, responded to motions and organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Organized exhibits for trial, preparing materials and supporting documentation for easy display and admittance.
Family Law and Criminal Law Paralegal , 10/2018 to 04/2019
Leidos Holdings Inc.Dallas, TX,
  • Managed a high volume caseload while meeting or exceeding all deadlines.
  • Drafted motions, briefs, and other family and criminal law related legal documents.
  • Researched legal authority and black letter law to compare case facts patterns to precedential cases and determine probable outcomes.
  • Drafted legal correspondence such as pleadings, motions and dismissals for closed cases.
  • 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.
  • Organized and executed court calendar with daily cases and supervisor meetings.
  • Used online databases such as WestLaw and LexisNexis to examine secondary sources, statutory law, case law and federal and state regulations.
  • Identified and analyzed legal documents, discovery documents and contracts.
  • Organized exhibits for trial, preparing materials and supporting documentation for easy display and admittance.
  • Assembled and organized facts, data and information on programs as background intelligence for meetings, hearings, briefings and reports.
  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits, responded to motions and organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Responded quickly to client calls and inquiries, asking open-ended questions to deliver applicable information.
  • Used [Software] to input and maintain client data with high degree of accuracy.
Law Clerk, 12/2016 to 08/2018
Law Office Of Yolanda Flores-BurtCity, STATE,
  • Maintained a high-volume civil caseload.
  • Organized and prepared case exhibits and evidence for trial.
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
  • Consulted with clients, witnesses and legal professionals to define and document case details.
  • Researched cases and attained affidavits to support supervisors and case needs.
  • Drafted motions, briefs and other legal documents associated with litigation process.
  • Drafted Appellate Briefs.
  • Coordinated subpoena services and other day-to-day support activities for legal office.
  • Assisted in elements of civil litigation, including initiating and responding to claims, gathering and presenting evidence and client counseling.
  • Participated in client interviews, observed questioning process and took notes to document information.
  • Studied and differentiated government and judicial structures at federal and state levels to provide legal team with information on statutes, regulations, arbitration concepts and negotiation techniques.
  • Facilitated efficient communication between judges, court administration, government agencies and attorneys.
  • Exceeded specific team goals and resolved time-sensitive issues by partnering with staff to share and implement project initiatives.
  • Researched legal authority and black letter law to compare case facts patterns to precedential cases and determine probable outcomes.
  • Identified and analyzed legal documents, discovery documents and contracts.
  • Interpreted different types of substantive law, including criminal law, domestic relations, real property law and bankruptcy.
  • Responded quickly to client calls and inquiries, asking open-ended questions to deliver applicable information.
  • Used online databases such as WestLaw and LexisNexis to examine secondary sources, statutory law, case law and federal and state regulations.
  • Worked with attorneys and case reviewers to resolve legal complaints.
  • Executed on-time and under-budget project management on complex legal issues for senior leadership.
  • Researched documents and publications for details to establish evidence.
  • Observed strict privacy laws to prevent information breaches and protect client data.
  • Trained incoming staff on office procedures and case-specific duties.
  • Reduced workflow downtime by effectively organizing and managing client billing and case management files.
  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits, responded to motions and organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Organized client calendars, prepared mailings and handled high call volumes.
Inmate Law Clerk, 12/2006 to 10/2016
NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONSCity, STATE,
  • Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for the presentation of cases.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
  • Negotiate settlements of civil disputes.
  • Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, motions, appeals, and writs.
  • File pleadings with the court.
  • Handling all aspects of an inmate's state and federal case from pre-complaint through appeal.
  • Drafting Discovery Requests.
  • Responding to Discovery Requests.
Education and Training
Advance Paralegal Certificate: Criminal Law , Expected in 01/2013
BLACKSTONE CAREER INSTITUTE - Allentown, PA,
GPA:
  • 4.0 GPA
Advanced Paralegal Certificate: Civil Litigation, Expected in 05/2013
BLACKSTONE CAREER INSTITUTE - Allentown, PA,
GPA:
  • 4.0 GPA
Paralegal Certificate: , Expected in 9 2011
BLACKSTONE CAREER INSTITUTE - Allentown, PA,
GPA:
  • 4.0 GPA
Bachelor of Science: Dual Major Criminal Justice And Psychology, Expected in 11 2021
DRURY UNIVERSITY - Springfield, MI,
GPA:

GPA: 3.8

  • Dean's List Honoree [Semester and Year]
Associate of Science: Paralegal Studies, Expected in 11 2019
DRURY UNIVERSITY - Springfield, MI,
GPA:

GPA: 3.8, Relevant Course: Legal Writing and Research

  • Dean's List Honoree [Semester and Year]
Activities and Honors
References
  • Yolanda Flores-Burt, Esq., Law Office of Yolanda Flores-Burt.
  • Michael Rhodes, Esq., Law Office of Michael Rhodes, PLLC.
  • Several more available upon request.

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School Attended
  • BLACKSTONE CAREER INSTITUTE
  • BLACKSTONE CAREER INSTITUTE
  • BLACKSTONE CAREER INSTITUTE
  • DRURY UNIVERSITY
  • DRURY UNIVERSITY
Job Titles Held:
  • Paralegal
  • Family Law and Criminal Law Paralegal
  • Law Clerk
  • Inmate Law Clerk
Degrees
  • Advance Paralegal Certificate
  • Advanced Paralegal Certificate
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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