Ambitious Paralegal driven to provide exceptional administrative support and customer service. Strengths include legal research, time management and trial preparation.
Specialty in Family Law, Criminal, Employment, and Personal Injury
Excellent investigative and reporting skills
Strong work ethic
Legal jargon knowledge
Proficient in MS Office
Strong legal background
January 2012-CurrentParalegal/Account Manager | THE LEISER LAW FIRM, PLLC Assisting Family Law Attorney | Vienna, VA
Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorney.
Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.
Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review.
Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.
Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
Created weekly, monthly and quarterly expense reports, including employee success and revenue reports.
Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
Managed billable hour tracking, payroll, client invoicing and attorney schedules.
July 2010-December 2011Administrative Assistant | KAISER PERMANENTE | Suitland, MD
Planned and coordinated logistics and materials for board meetings, committee meetings and staff events.
Created detailed expense reports and requests for capital expenditures.
Ordered and distributed office supplies while adhering to a fixed office budget.
Directed guests and routed deliveries and courier services.
Organized all new hire, security and temporary paperwork.
Assisted with event planning, including associated travel and logistical arrangements.
Compiled company information and related material and distributed it to candidates.
Assessed urgency and priorities before accepting or declining appointments and meetings with the CEO.
Obtained signatures for financial documents and internal and external invoices.
Coordinated, scheduled and arranged meeting and travel calendars, including business and social events.
Coordinated board and committee meetings, including schedules and information preparation and distribution.
Represented buyers and sellers of developed and undeveloped properties.
Advertised client properties on websites, through social media and in real estate guides.
Showed properties to potential buyers and other brokers at open houses and by appointment.
Generated listings for sales and rental properties through cold calls and referrals.
Coordinated appointments to show marketed properties.
Accompanied buyers and sellers to their home inspections and appraisals.
Negotiated, facilitated and managed real estate transactions.
Marketed and sold property for clients by hosting open houses and advertising online and in print.
Communicated with clients to understand their property needs and preferences.
Acted as liaison between buyers and sellers to ensure positive experiences for both parties.
Met all monthly and quarterly sales goals.
Maintained connections with clients to encourage repeat business and referrals.
Created and implemented marketing plans to drive sales.
Managed contracts, negotiations and all aspects of sales to finalize purchases and exceed customer expectations.
Guided clients from beginning to end of the home buying process in choosing the right property.
Created virtual tours of homes listed, providing potential buyers with additional exposure to properties.
October 2003-May 2010Office Clerk | US POSTAL SERVICE | College Park, MD
January 2002-October 2003Acting Customer Service Supervisor | US POSTAL SERVICE | Brooklyn, NY
November 1999-January 2002Sales and Service Associate | US POSTAL SERVICE | Brooklyn, NY
April 1993-November 1999City Carrier | US POSTAL SERVICE | Brooklyn, NY
Responsible for $80,000 - $150,000 revenue on a daily basis; final responsibility for inventory valued more than $100,000; and maintained a high level of production which consisted in sorting, identifying, and processing mail and insuring distribution according to strict guidelines.
12 2014Bachelor of Science: Legal StudiesUniversity of Maryland - University College, Adelphi, MD
Coursework in Legal Studies
Emphasis in Accounting
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THE LEISER LAW FIRM, PLLC Assisting Family Law Attorney
EXIT BENNETT REALTY
US POSTAL SERVICE
University of Maryland - University College
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Acting Customer Service Supervisor
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Bachelor of Science : Legal Studies Advanced Legal Research Legal Writing & Analysis Legal Ethics Administrative Law Principles of Accounting I & II Alternative Dispute Resolution Accounting Information Systems Microsoft Office Suite Macroeconomics Microeconomics Torts Real Estate Law Intermediate Accounting I & II Bankruptcy Law Civil Litigation Family Law Contract Law Criminal Law & Procedures Accounting Software :
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