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

Experienced legal assistant/paralegal in personal injury law, with 21 years in legal and administrative assistance.

Experience
02/2019 to 09/2019 Pre-litigation Legal Assistant Ensign Group | San Diego, CA,
  • Met with new clients along with the attorney and obtained initial information and relevant documents to open client's file.
  • Opened new client files and new matters in CMS.
  • Utilized Aderant Total Office Case Management System.
  • Organized and maintained files, both hard copy and electronic copy.
  • Maintained contact with clients regarding client treatment updates, questions or concerns.
  • Opened or located claims with insurance companies.
  • Sent letters of representation to liability carriers, medpay carriers, and UM/UIM carriers.
  • Requested checks and sent payment for advanced costs.
  • Obtained medical records, medical bills, wage loss information, accident reports and other relevant case documents.
  • Reviewed and summarized medical records.
  • Prepared and submitted medpay claims and demand packages to insurance companies.
  • Obtained case related liens and worked on lien resolution for health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and workers comp liens.
  • Verified patient account balances and confirmed any health insurance payments or adjustments with health care providers.
  • Maintained calendar by coordinating and scheduling meetings and/or telephone conferences with clients, witnesses, treating doctors and any other case related meetings.
  • Photocopied/scanned/emailed and faxed correspondence, documents and other printed materials.
  • Occasionally provided coverage for receptionist/front desk when needed.
  • Closed files after cases resolved and were finalized.
05/2018 to 02/2019 Pre-litigation Legal Assistant Ensign Group | Whittier, CA,
  • Opened new client files and new matters in CMS.
  • Utilized Perfect Practice Case Management System.
  • Organized and maintained files, both hard copy and electronic copy.
  • Maintained contact with clients regarding client treatment updates, questions or concerns.
  • Opened or located claims with insurance companies.
  • Sent letters of representation to liability carriers, medpay carriers, and UM/UIM carriers.
  • Requested checks and sent payment for advanced costs.
  • Obtained medical records, medical bills, wage loss information, accident reports and other relevant case documents.
  • Reviewed and summarized medical records.
  • Prepared and submitted medpay claims and demand packages to insurance companies.
  • Obtained case related liens and worked on lien resolution for health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and workers comp liens.
  • Verified patient account balances and confirmed any health insurance payments or adjustments with health care providers.
  • Prepared settlement statements and disbursed settlement funds which included paying off any outstanding medical bills or liens.
  • Maintained calendar by coordinating and scheduling meetings and/or telephone conferences with clients, witnesses, treating doctors and any other case related meetings.
  • Photocopied/scanned/emailed and faxed correspondence, documents and other printed materials.
  • Occasionally provided coverage for receptionist/front desk when needed.
  • Closed files after cases resolved and were finalized.
04/2017 to 02/2018 Paralegal Marks & Harrison | City, STATE,
  • Opened new client files and new matters in CMS.
  • Utilized Aderant Total Office Case Management System.
  • Organized and maintained files, both hard copy and electronic copy.
  • Maintained contact with clients regarding client treatment updates, questions or concerns.
  • Requested checks and sent payment for advanced costs.
  • Obtained medical records, medical bills, wage loss information, accident reports, and other relevant case documents.
  • Prepared and submitted medpay claims and demand packages to insurance companies.
  • Filed suit and arranged for proper service on all parties.
  • Supported attorney with generating and filing of pleadings, motions and various other court documents.
  • Facilitated the discovery process, including preparing discovery requests, obtaining records, reviewing documents, interviewing clients and responding to discovery requests.
  • Managed communication with courts regarding status of pending cases and scheduling of hearings.
  • Composed and typed routine letters of correspondence.
  • Mailed and arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, attorneys and court officials.
  • Photocopied/scanned/emailed and faxed correspondence, documents and other printed materials.
  • Maintained calendar by coordinating and scheduling depositions, mediations, arbitrations, trials, court appearances, court reporters, telephone conferences and meetings with clients, experts and witnesses as well as calendaring deadlines pursuant to Pre-Trial Scheduling Orders.
  • Acted as liaison between clients, insurance adjusters, attorneys, and courts.
  • Issued witness subpoenas in preparation for depositions and trials.
  • Issued subpoenas duces tecum for case related documents.
  • Assisted in trial preparation by organizing trial binders and exhibits and confirming witnesses.
  • Prepared settlement statements and disbursed settlement funds which included paying off any outstanding medical bills, liens, expert witness fees and trial/mediation/arbitration costs.
  • Closed files after cases resolved and were finalized.
10/2016 to 03/2017 Paralegal Commonwealth Law Group | City, STATE,
  • Opened new client files and new matters in CMS.
  • Utilized Smart Advocate Case Management System.
  • Organized and maintained files, both hard copy and electronic copy.
  • Conducted client interviews and client intake services.
  • Maintained contact with clients regarding client treatment updates, questions or concerns.
  • Requested checks and sent payment for advanced costs.
  • Obtained medical records, medical bills, wage loss information, accident reports, and other relevant case documents.
  • Prepared and submitted med pay claims and demand packages to insurance companies.
  • Filed suit and arranged for proper service on all parties.
  • Supported attorney with generating and filing of pleadings, motions and various other court documents.
  • Facilitated the discovery process, including preparing discovery requests, obtaining records, reviewing documents, interviewing clients and responding to discovery requests.
  • Managed communication with courts regarding status of pending cases and scheduling of hearings.
  • Composed and typed routine letters of correspondence.
  • Mailed and arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, attorneys and court officials.
  • Photocopied/scanned/emailed and faxed correspondence, documents and other printed materials.
  • Maintained calendar by coordinating and scheduling depositions, mediations, arbitrations, court appearances,court reporters, telephone conferences and meetings with clients, experts and witnesses as well as calendaring deadlines pursuant to Pre-Trial Scheduling Orders.
  • Acted as liaison between clients, insurance adjusters, attorneys, and courts.
  • Issued witness subpoenas in preparation for depositions and trials.
  • Issued subpoenas duces tecum for case related documents.
  • Assisted in trial preparation by organizing trial binders and exhibits and confirming witnesses.
  • Prepared settlement statements and disbursed settlement funds which included paying off any outstanding medical bills, liens, expert witness fees and trial/mediation/arbitration costs.
  • Closed files after cases resolved and were finalized.
04/1998 to 09/2016 Legal Assistant/Administrative Assistant Purcell & Purcell | City, STATE,
  • Answered phones and directed calls to the appropriate person.
  • Greeted clients and all others who came into the office.
  • Received, opened and distributed mail.
  • Ordered office supplies and made sure supplies were stocked.
  • Performed transcription of correspondence, memos and legal documents which were dictated directly to me or recorded on dictation tapes.
  • Opened, organized and maintained client files.
  • Maintained contact with clients.
  • Requested checks and sent payment for advanced costs.
  • Obtained medical records, medical bills, lost wage information, accident reports, and other relevant case documents.
  • Prepared and submitted med pay claims and demand packages to insurance companies.
  • Filed suit and arranged for proper service on all parties.
  • Supported attorney with generating and filing of pleadings, motions and various other court documents.
  • Facilitated the discovery process, including preparing discovery requests, obtaining records, reviewing documents, interviewing clients and responding to discovery requests.
  • Managed communication with courts regarding status of pending cases and scheduling of hearings.
  • Composed and typed routine letters of correspondence and memos.
  • Mailed and arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, attorneys, experts and court officials.
  • Photocopied/scanned/emailed and faxed correspondence, documents and other printed materials.
  • Maintained calendar by coordinating and scheduling depositions, mediations, arbitrations, trials, court appearances, court reporters, telephone conferences and meetings with clients, experts and witnesses as well as deadlines pursuant to Pre-Trial Scheduling Orders.
  • Acted as liaison between clients, insurance adjusters, attorneys, and courts.
  • Issued witness subpoenas in preparation for depositions and trials.
  • Issued subpoenas duces tecum for case related documents.
  • Assisted in trial preparation by organizing trial binders and exhibits and confirming witnesses.
  • Assisted attorney as necessary at trial.
  • Prepared settlement statements and disbursed settlement funds which included paying off any outstanding medical bills, liens, expert witness fees and trial/mediation/arbitration costs.
  • Closed files after cases resolved and were finalized.
  • Assisted attorney with his real estate company and the management of various limited liability companies he owned which consisted of timber tracts, real estate developments, rental properties, mini-storage facilities and a car wash.
  • Assisted attorney with formation of limited liability companies and filings with the State Corporation Commission including preparation of Operating Agreements, Articles of Organization, Management Agreements and making annual payments to the State Corporation Commission to remain in good standing.
  • Assisted attorney with preparation of County forms for rezoning and development of property and attached required information for submission to the County.
  • Prepared mass mailings regarding political issues attorney supported or did not support which affected the citizens of Louisa County and/or the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Assisted attorney with preparation for meetings and other Water Authority matters while he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Louisa County Water Authority.
  • Prepared and filed Restrictive Covenants for various subdivisions owned by attorney and collected annual maintenance fees from lot owners.
  • Prepared architectural review letters approving or denying plans submitted by lot owners or builders for lots in the subdivisions.
  • Prepared leases and collected rent for rental properties and mini-storage facilities.
  • Received and deposited funds for the various limited liability companies and the law firm.
  • Paid bills for the various limited liability companies and the law firm.
  • Managed and reconciled the various commercial bank accounts for the limited liability companies and generated expense reports.
  • Prepared distributions to the owners of the limited liability companies as instructed.
  • Prepared deeds, wills and powers of attorney.
  • Prepared closing statements for real estate transactions and disbursed proceeds.
  • Made travel arrangements for attorney and assisted him with his personal bank accounts, personal bills, personal estate and other personal matters.
Education and Training
Expected in | Business Administration West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Parkersburg, WV GPA:
1991
Expected in | Criminal Justice University of Maryland, College Park, MD GPA:
1992-1994
Skills
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions

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School Attended

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • University of Maryland

Job Titles Held:

  • Pre-litigation Legal Assistant
  • Pre-litigation Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant/Administrative Assistant

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