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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Paralegal offering proficiency in different software and legal research. Well-versed in legal terminology and legal document preparation. Bringing seventeen years of legal expertise and commitment to supporting legal teams of up to five attorneys. Motivated to continually improve and extend personal skills and knowledge to attain increased responsibility and opportunities for professional growth. Experienced Office Manager and Administration Professional with experience optimizing productivity, efficiency and service quality across various environments. Highly dependable, ethical and reliable support specialist and leader that blends advanced organizational, technical and business acumen. Works effectively with cross-functional teams in ensuring operational and service excellence.

Skills
  • Documentation and control
  • Friendly nature
  • Relationship building
  • Office administration
  • Excellent multi-tasking ability
  • Administrative support
  • Clear oral/written communication
Work History
Paralegal and Office Manager, 10/2020 to Current
Central Garden And PetFairfield, CA,
  • Monitored and evaluated personnel performance to complete annual reviews, recommend advancement or address productivity concerns.
  • Oversaw office inventory activities, including ordering and requisitions, stocking and shipment receiving.
  • Managed office operations while scheduling appointments.
  • Established efficient workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented modifications to improve overall effectiveness of personnel and activities.
  • Managed budgets, appointment scheduling, employee and event itineraries and accounts to improve productivity initiatives.
  • Developed standard operating procedures for all administrative employees.
  • Coached new hires on company processes while managing employees to achieve maximum production.
  • Maintained computer and physical filing systems.
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Drafted and certified key legal documents for judicial review.
  • Adhered to privacy laws to avert possible information breaches and protect client data.
  • Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Wrote and filed pleadings with multiple courts on schedule to maximize case success.
  • Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request.
  • Developed polished legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Maintained ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase to facilitate expeditious litigation.
  • Contacted key witnesses to testify at court hearings.
  • Conducted skip traces to obtain case participant information.
  • Answered client calls to respond to inquiries, using open-ended questioning skills to attain applicable information.
Paralegal, 06/2013 to 10/2020
State Of OhioHocking County, OH,
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Developed and managed up to 35+ domestic and civil cases at any given time.
  • Cooperated with legal teams to create performance documents for curative action planning.
  • Conducted detailed client intakes and entered information into company database.
  • Drafted, signed and certified key legal documents for judicial review.
  • Examined and generated memos on statutory law, case law and federal and state regulations using online research databases, such as Westlaw, and print sources.
  • Adhered to privacy laws to avert possible information breaches and protect client data.
  • Managed day-to-day legal activities such as subpoena services for the office with three to four attorneys.
  • Reviewed Deed of Trust, Title Commitment and prior bankruptcies documents.
  • Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Wrote and filed pleadings with the court on schedule to maximize case success.
  • Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request.
  • Developed polished legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Maintained ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase to facilitate expeditious litigation.
  • Communicated pertinent information to clients via phone, email and mail.
  • Directed and coordinated law office activities, including service of subpoenas and scheduling of depositions.
  • Conducted skip traces to obtain case participant information.
  • Supervised appointment scheduling for three attorneys and made adjustments and changes through differing software applications.
  • Researched innovative methods of adding value to key client relationships by providing timely material to facilitate frequent interactions with clients.
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Answered client calls to respond to inquiries, using open-ended questioning skills to attain applicable information.
Legal Assistant, 10/2005 to 06/2013
Bellar & WinklerCity, STATE,
  • Worked alongside attorneys, administrative assistants and fellow legal assistants on complex cases and legal processes.
  • Managed accounts and client records of clients, observing confidentiality and extreme discretion.
  • Organized key evidence exhibits to prepare for trials.
  • Adhered to privacy laws to avert possible information breaches and protect client data.
  • Filed all court documents and legal pleadings with court clerk on behalf of attorneys.
  • Handled office scheduling and made notes for deadlines, motions and other important dates.
  • Prepared interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for production of documents and requests for examination or inspection.
  • Kept up-to-date on case progress by frequently reviewing records and reporting findings to clients.
  • Prepared case summaries for mediation conferences.
  • Scheduled appointments, court appearances and depositions for busy law firm with three attorneys.
  • Wrote and filed pleadings with circuit and chancery courts on schedule to maximize case success.
  • Completed document revisions, court document filings, travel arrangements and client billing.
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information.
  • Prepared for trials, conducting legal research and drafting pleadings.
Education
Bachelor of Science: , Expected in 2015
Tennessee Technological University - Cookeville, TN
GPA:
Associate of Applied Science: Paralegal Studies, Expected in 2011
Volunteer State Community College - Gallatin, TN
GPA:
High School Diploma: , Expected in 2003
Upperman High School - Baxter, TN
GPA:
Additional Information
  • AWARDS: , University of Tennessee Journalism Award; Speech Award; TV Prep Award; Who’s Who in America’s High School Graduates; News Writing Award; Honor Society; Phi Theta Kappa.

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School Attended

  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Upperman High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Paralegal and Office Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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