paralegal resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Certified Paralegal with background in [Type] office administration. Highly skilled in conducting legal research to support investigations into workers' compensation and personal injury cases, combined with training in evidence gathering and legal document analysis. Talented in managing complex schedules, goal setting and office administration.

  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Expertise in Legal Proceedings
  • Understands Confidentiality
  • Estate Tax Returns
  • Time management/deadlines
  • organization
  • accounting
  • people skills/customer service/hr
  • drafting, editing/proof reading in compliance with court specifications
  • Power of Attorney
  • Superb Legal Research Skills
  • Employment Law/HR; commercial and residential real estate law, Eminent Domain law


Paralegal, 06/2019 - 07/2022
Heartland Food Products Group Indianapolis, IN,
  • Developed innovative strategies to establish best practices, promoting profitability.
  • Checked office stock to determine supply levels and maintain inventory.
  • Appraised, forecasted and determined conditions and strategies to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Improved office organization by developing filing system and customer database protocols.
  • Monitored payroll, credit card purchases and invoicing to prevent financial errors.
  • Answered telephones to take messages or redirect calls to appropriate colleagues.
  • Followed up with customer accounts to resolve unpaid or past due accounts.
  • Organized and maintained documents, files and records.
  • Liaised with customers, addressed inquiries, handled meeting requests and answer billing questions to provide outstanding customer care.
  • Established work procedures or schedules to organize daily work of administrative staff.
  • Planned and controlled budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies.
  • Created and revised systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems and forms control.
  • Streamlined office processes and procedures to boost profits and productivity and facilitate continuous improvements.
  • Training Johnsonville, etc and handbooks, hire, fire
  • Read through contracts, regulations and procedural guidelines to verify comprehension and compliance.
  • taxes, all bookwork, billing, a/r and a/p quickbooks, payroll, write briefs, shepardize, new client intakes and conflicts of interest
  • Negotiated and reviewed contracts, rates and terms with current facilities and suppliers.
  • Represented work unit at meetings or conferences to serve as liaison for requests or complaints.
  • marketing the firm
Firm Administrator, 10/2006 - 07/2019
Gpm Investments Castlewood, VA,
  • Left Godfrey & Kahn to start Albrecht Labor & Employment Law, S.C. - added additional partner, Brad Backer 9/2009 to become Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C.
  • Profit share with owner(s) vested interest
  • Set up office from scratch including all procedures
  • all aspects of running business
Legal Assistant, 04/1999 - 10/2006
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. F/k/a LaFollette Sinykin, LLC City, STATE,
  • Conducted thorough research and review of case information to assist attorneys.
  • Filed clients' legal documents in relevant courts for processing.
  • Mailed and arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials.
  • Provided administrative support and conducted research to assist attorneys in civil litigation preparation.
  • Time entry
  • plan trips
  • Drafted legal complaints, summonses and interrogatories.
  • Filed pleadings and paperwork with court clerk to meet strict deadlines.
  • Handled telephone calls, meeting plans and conference organization requirements
  • Continuing Legal Education - coordination for attorneys to maintain compliance also for myself
  • contracts for all office needs including insurance, etc
  • generate payroll/maintain records
  • maintain docket and attorney calendars in compliance with laws
  • bring in new clients, intake for all clients
  • Managed office scheduling and kept accurate notes on deadlines, motions and other dates.
  • Knowledgeable dealing with pleadings, affidavits, motions and exhibit preparation.
  • Drafted correspondence, documented data and submitted materials to appropriate parties.
  • Responded to client calls and inquiries to deliver applicable information.
  • Organized and prepared case exhibits and evidence for trial.
  • Drafted motions, briefs and other legal documents.
  • Created and updated case management and client account databases.
  • Organized legal documents in company filing systems and databases.
  • Performed extensive research to prepare for court cases and gathered pertinent case information.
  • create spreadsheets for office use
  • Booked travel arrangements for firm attorneys and support staff.
  • Delivered subpoenas and coordinated law office activities. at EDS
Paralegal/Accountant/Office Manager, 08/2022 - Present
Eminent Domain Services, LLC City, STATE,
  • Produced well-researched and articulate legal briefs, pleadings and statements.
  • Organized firm and attorney calendars, including calculation of deadlines.
  • Organized exhibits for trial by preparing materials and supporting documentation.
  • Identified and analyzed legal documents, discoveries and contracts.
  • Filed pleadings and paperwork with court clerk to meet strict deadlines.
  • Reduced workflow downtime by effectively organizing and managing client billing and case management files.
  • Coordinated subpoena services and other support activities for legal office.
  • Used WestLaw and LexisNexis to examine secondary sources, statutory and case law and federal and state regulations.
  • Maintained client database with relevant information for categorization, access and performing of Conflict of Interest checks.
  • Trial preparation to include compiling and labeling of exhibits and presentations and assist attorneys at trials.
  • Interview potential new clients, perform client conflict checks, draft and finalize Fee and Representation Agreements and obtain relevant information and documents prior to engagement.
  • Proficient in microsoft office and google applications, along with quickbooks and other legal accounting software as well as research engines such as Tapestry Land, PACER, electronic filing with courts, etc.
  • Hire/terminate, create and implement policies and office procedures to include handbook updates as employment laws change. Train and continued training of employees, implement and oversee Plans of Improvement and maintain records
  • Shepardize research before finalizing and submitting court filings
Education and Training
Paralegal Studies: Paralegal Studies, Expected in 05/1988
Madison Business College - Madison, Wisconsin,
Status -
: Business Administration and Management, Expected in
Madison College F/k/a Madison Area Business Colleg - Madison, Wisconsin,
Status -
: Continuing Legal Education Courses, Expected in
National Business Institute - ,
Status -
  • Started and successfully ran 3 businesses very profitable - start to finish, procedures, forms, etc.
  • Brought in new clients - marketing
  • long term member and did presentations cle at Association of Legal Administrators of Wisconsin
  • Independent worker
  • [Area of expertise] License - [Year]

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School Attended

  • Madison Business College
  • Madison College F/k/a Madison Area Business Colleg
  • National Business Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Paralegal
  • Firm Administrator
  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal/Accountant/Office Manager


  • Paralegal Studies
  • Some College (No Degree)

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