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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Summary
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
Highlights
Javelin, Needles, TimeMatters, and MyCase. Legal Research Engines/Software: LexisNexis, WestLaw, LibSource, LexisWeb, Google Scholarly, and OSCN/OCDR (Oklahoma). Desktop Publishing Software: Adobe DC Cloud-based Software: Dropbox and Google Drive
Accomplishments
Experience
11/2015 to Current
Paralegal Glendale, CA,
  • Wrote a step-by-step procedure manual to help other legal secretaries and staff understand office practices and legal processes.
  • Reduced office expenses by finding smarter solutions for vendors, suppliers,and services.
  • Received a merit raise for strong attention to detail, exemplary customer service, and team-player attitude.
  • Litigation Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits to motions and reviewed/organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Coordinated case in court -- facilitated trial documents/evidence Results - Acquittal, favored and high dollar verdicts Partner directly with Attorney on creating a Civil law practice from ground up.
  • Assess the need for new or enhanced systems and applications.
  • Plan, coordinate and control daily operations of the organization.
  • Implement processes to streamline workflow.
  • Train new employees on office equipment and job duties.
  • Correspond daily with clients, insurance adjusters, doctors and attorneys.
  • Prepare content-specific case files for attorneys encompassing supporting documentation, photographs, and cross-reference information.
  • Conduct client interviews and all client intake services.
  • Meet with clients and other legal professionals to discuss case details.
  • Act as court liaison between judges, court administration, and attorneys.
  • Prepare for trial by organizing case exhibits and evidence.
08/2012 to 02/2014
Legal Secretary Capitalsource San Francisco, CA,
  • Coordinated and scheduled meetings and telephone conferences.
  • Managed the trial calendar, judicial calendar and master calendar.
  • Met with clients and other legal professionals to discuss case details.
  • Drafted various court documents, invoices and enclosures at attorneys' request.
  • Coordinate with multiple departments regarding responsive documents and document retention.
  • 2 Composed and revised legal documents, including letters, depositions, and court documents.
  • Redacted confidential information from all legal documents on a case by case basis.
  • Acted as liaison between clients, vendors and attorneys.
01/2007 to 07/2011
Legal Assistant/Secretary Seyfarth Shaw Llp San Francisco, CA,
  • Used computer databases, credit reports, tax and legal filings to locate persons and compile information for investigations.
  • Redacted confidential information from all legal documents on a case by case basis.
  • Drafted legal complaints, summons, and interrogatories.
  • Drafted various court documents, invoices and enclosures at attorneys' request.
  • Interpreted and relayed legal information in a clear format for clients.
  • Collected data to prepare and draft settlement packages for clients Acted as liaison between clients, vendors and attorneys.
  • Organized and prioritized the caseloads of two Partners.
  • Processed summons, subpoenas, appeals, and motions Utilized Redline format to draft and review Employee Handbooks for corporations and businesses.
  • Designed PowerPoint presentations for company CLEs regarding employment law with top level executives.
  • Collaborated with other administrative team members, human resources and the finance department on special projects and events.
09/2004 to 01/2007
Legal Assistant Kaufman Dolowich Voluck Denver, CO,
  • Supported a team of three attorneys and six paralegals with generating and filing of pleadings, motions, and various court documents.
  • Mailed and arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials.
  • Gathered, organized, and maintained plaintiff medical records for the defense of medical malpractice suit.
  • Recorded and monitored court appearance dates.
  • Transcribed correspondence, time, court proceedings, and all other official records from three attorneys.
Education
Expected in 2016
Bachelor of Science: Occupational Leadership
Southern Nazarene University - Tulsa, OK
GPA:
Occupational Leadership Magna Cum Laude Most Distinguished Achievement Award
Skills
administrative, Adobe, streamline, attention to detail, Attorney, Excellent communication, conferences, content, credit, client, clients, customer service, databases, DC, delivery, Desktop Publishing, documentation, filing, finance, human resources, insurance, law, Legal, legal documents, Legal Research, letters, Litigation, meetings, office, PowerPoint presentations, office equipment, organizing, processes, research, tax, team-player, telephone, Employee Handbooks, WestLaw, workflow
Professional Affiliations
Notary NALA ("National Association of Legal Assistants") member

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