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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Summary

Detail-oriented and methodical in preparing case files, investigating issues and producing legal paperwork. Background includes organizing exhibits and filing pleadings for all cases. Known for meticulous work.

Self-motivated Legal Assistant facilitates law office efficiency and effective case management. Offers broad spectrum of legal services under supervision of attorney. Manages highly confidential information with professionalism and integrity.

Adept at applying excellent writing skills in drafting briefs, legal memorandums, motions and correspondence. Skilled at conducting all legal business professionally and with little guidance from attorneys and supervisors.

Skilled writer, organizer and project manager with solid background in Civil and Criminal law. Knowledgeable about legal research, witness statements and file coordination. Trained in working on underrepresented cases.

Focused and dedicated Legal Assistant with exceptional work ethic and proven strengths in legal case management support. Strong multitasker skilled at managing high-volume, complex caseloads while consistently meeting deadlines. Persistent and resourceful problem solver with excellent research and communication skills.

Skills
  • General Equivalency Score Summary;
  • Test Test Date Score Status Percentile Rank Test Form Language
  • Language Arts Writing 12/7/2000 63 Pass 92 AP English
  • Social Studies 12/7/2000 47 Pass 42 AP English
  • Science 12/7/2000 49 Pass 49 AP English
  • Language Arts Reading 12/7/2000 44 Pass 28 AP English
  • Mathematics 12/7/2000 46 Pass 29 AP English
  • HSE Credential Issued on 12/26/2000 Total Score 249 Pass Average Score 49
  • AP
  • Arts
  • Com
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • 2000
  • Reading
  • Marital settlement agreements
  • Office administration
  • Document control support
  • Strong research skills
  • Project management
  • Legal research
  • Troubleshooting complex problems
  • Team-oriented
  • Superb legal research skills
  • Understands confidentiality
  • File and Records Management
  • Conflict mediation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Risk management
  • Power of attorney
  • Bankruptcy law
Education and Training
Massasoit Community College Brockton, MA Expected in GED : - GPA :
  • Ranked Valedictorian of class
Experience
Holland & Knight - Paralegal Assistant
Los Angeles, CA, 02/1994 - 06/2013
  • Drafted various court documents, invoices and enclosures at attorneys' request.
  • Submitted electronic filings and organized court materials, schedules and actions.
  • Assembled and organized facts, data and information on programs as background intelligence for meetings, hearings, briefings and reports.
  • Interviewed clients to obtain vital case information to support associates.
  • Entered client data into [Software] for records and customer relationship management.
  • Assisted in preparing wills and real estate closings.
  • Trained incoming staff on office procedures and case-specific duties.
  • Organized exhibits for trial, preparing materials and supporting documentation for easy display and admittance.
  • Consulted with clients, witnesses and legal professionals to define and document case details.
  • Partnered with attorneys to provide detailed performance reports for corrective action planning.
  • Researched legal authority and black letter law to compare case facts patterns to precedential cases and determine probable outcomes.
  • Researched [Type] laws and regulations and delivered reports and analysis to [Job title]s within [Timeframe].
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
  • Researched cases and attained affidavits to support supervisors and case needs.
  • Coordinated efforts supporting successful outcomes in cases involving $[Number] settlements.
  • Prepared clients for appointments and interviews, including depositions and testimony.
  • Examined [Type] documents to determine grantor, grantee, trustee and loan amount and support prescribed plans.
  • Organized and prepared case exhibits and evidence for trial.
  • Identified and solved complex problems impacting legal team and business direction.
  • Produced well-researched and articulate legal briefs, pleadings and statements.
  • Organized and executed court calendar with daily cases and supervisor meetings.
  • Researched documents and publications for details to establish evidence.
  • Managed case correspondence on behalf of [Number] attorneys.
  • Reduced workflow downtime by effectively organizing and managing client billing and case management files.
  • Coordinated with multiple departments regarding responsive documents and document retention.
  • Worked with attorneys and case reviewers to resolve legal complaints.
  • Researched documents and publications for case-altering details and evidence establishment.
  • Observed strict privacy laws to prevent information breaches and protect client data.
  • Examined causes and remedies to torts, personal injury, and contracts, and scrutinized cases and claims, damages, losses, adjudication and settlement formalities.
  • Managed [Number] staff members to ensure optimal productivity, health, welfare and personal well-being.
  • Drafted motions, briefs and other legal documents associated with litigation process.
  • Verified law library database accuracy by monitoring legal volumes to correct discrepancies and implement updates.
  • Monitored legal volumes to keep law library up-to-date with latest issues of legal publications.
  • Identified and analyzed legal documents, discovery documents and contracts.
  • Drafted judicial correspondence and handled court mailings.
  • Exceeded specific team goals and resolved time-sensitive issues by partnering with staff to share and implement project initiatives.
  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits, responded to motions and organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Executed on-time and under-budget project management on complex legal issues for senior leadership.
  • Studied and differentiated government and judicial structures at federal and state levels to provide legal team with information on statutes, regulations, arbitration concepts and negotiation techniques.
  • Managed trial calendar, judicial calendar and master calendar for attorneys.
  • Coordinated appraisals and inventories of property to complete thorough estate planning for clients.
  • Coordinated subpoena services and other day-to-day support activities for legal office.
  • Facilitated efficient communication between judges, court administration, government agencies and attorneys.
  • Responded quickly to client calls and inquiries, asking open-ended questions to deliver applicable information.
  • Drafted court documents to be filed with court.
  • Interpreted different types of substantive law, including criminal law, domestic relations, real property law and bankruptcy.
  • Participated in client interviews, observed questioning process and took notes to document information.
Kimpton Hotels - Professional Painter
Denver, CO, 01/1994 - 01/2000
  • Cleaned and protected interior and exterior surfaces with oils and mildew remover.
  • Sprayed and brushed custom artwork on interior and exterior walls and ceilings using stencils or by following sketches.
  • Protected exposed surfaces from harmful substances by setting up drop cloths, plastic or paper.
  • Waterproofed surfaces using felt paper, asphalt paper, tar, caulk and other components.
  • Used plaster, putty and wood filler to fill cracks, holes and gaps in joints prior to painting to promote paint durability.
  • Provided work order cost estimates based on anticipated type and quantity of materials needed and total project surface area.
  • Set up scaffolding and ladders to access elevated surfaces safely, following OSHA and company guidelines for proper equipment usage.
  • Sanded, stripped, brushed and power washed surfaces to clean and smooth, ensuring adherence of paint and primer.
  • Applied paint, stain and varnish to wood, metal, plastic and drywall both inside and outside of residential dwellings using sprayers, brushes and rollers.
  • Executed advanced finishing techniques including sponging, ragging, layering and faux finishing to achieve customized appearance of finished surfaces.
  • Received work orders from supervisors and clients to determine scope of work, materials needed and other job requirements.
  • Primed and sealed unfinished wood, plastic and metal surfaces to prepare for additional coats of paint and other finishing substances.
  • Coordinated and completed ongoing routine painting of exterior and interior of properties.
  • Completed average of [Number] painting jobs per [Timeframe], including [Type], [Type] and [Type].
  • Determined appropriate color for new and replacement applications during consultation with customers.
  • Completed and filed daily work slips to document progress and provide estimated completion time.
  • Collaborated closely with [Job title]s and clients on projects to stay on task.
  • Covered floors before prepping, priming and painting walls and ceilings protect them from chemicals and paint.
  • Readied surfaces and surrounding areas for painting using sandpaper, tape and other materials.
  • Monitored paint supplies, placing orders whenever needed and properly and safely disposed of old paint.
  • Painted walls and other surfaces using traditional and sprayer methods and worked efficiently to complete jobs within required timeframes.
  • Recommended options to customers for blending, harmonizing and contrasting colors to add depth to smaller spaces.
  • Collaborated with [Number] other team members to meet strict project completion deadlines.
Boston Statehouse Commonwealth Of Massachusetts - Legislative Aide/Legislative Page
City, STATE, -
  • Developed and implementing advertising strategies and collateral to maximize usefulness of key events.
  • Supervised interns with regards to legislative issues and constituent responses.
  • Handled phone calls, visitors and professional correspondence for multiple staff members and departments.
  • Coordinated with team members to validate training processes and actualize development of SOPs to achieve consistency in training.
  • Provided guidance and training to interns, ensuring adherence to deadlines, company standards and requirements.
  • Tracked legislation and other developments in assigned issue areas and briefed members.
  • Attended various committee meetings and hearings and acted as a liaison with committee and agency staffs.
  • Organized schedules, monitored progress and organized project activities to support [Job title] and external parties.
  • Planned, coordinated and scheduled the introduction of legislation in the house.
  • Scheduled appointments for [Number] attorneys and made adjustments and changes through [Software] application.
  • Produced well-researched and articulate legal briefs, pleadings and statements.
  • Responded quickly to client calls and inquiries, asking open-ended questions to deliver applicable information.
  • Saved time by spearheading special legal projects through effective emergency resolutions.
  • Mitigated project gaps by training staff on legal best practices and protocols.
  • Coordinated with multiple departments regarding responsive documents and document retention.
  • Organized and executed court calendar with daily cases and supervisor meetings.
  • Exceeded specific team goals and resolved time-sensitive issues by partnering with staff to share and implement project initiatives.
  • Consulted with clients, witnesses and legal professionals to define and document case details.
  • Researched [Type] laws and regulations and delivered reports and analysis to [Job title]s within [Timeframe].
  • Managed [Number] staff members to ensure optimal productivity, health, welfare and personal well-being.
  • Drafted correspondence and [Type] documentation and submitted all materials to appropriate parties.
  • Coordinated appraisals and inventories of property to complete thorough estate planning for clients.
  • Facilitated efficient communication between judges, court administration, government agencies and attorneys.
  • Participated in client interviews, observed questioning process and took notes to document information.
  • Researched documents and publications for case-altering details and evidence establishment.
  • Organized and prepared case exhibits and evidence for trial.
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
Activities and Honors
Additional Information
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School Attended

  • Massasoit Community College

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  • Paralegal Assistant
  • Professional Painter
  • Legislative Aide/Legislative Page

Degrees

  • GED

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