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Jessica
Claire
resumesample@example.com
(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic legal administrative professional eager to contribute to the mission of the Federal Court through hard work, attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills. A clear understanding of the Federal Court docket and managing workflow in a legal environment and experience in both civil and criminal law. Motivated to learn, grow, and excel in service to the Judicial Branch.

Skills
  • Federal Courtroom experience
  • Federal Civil and Criminal law
  • Docket management with PACER and electronic filing tasks
  • Proficient in Corel WordPerfect, MS Office, Excel, and Outlook
  • Drafting, editing, and proofreading legal documents and correspondence
  • Corporate law
  • Executive Calendars
  • Over thirteen years in legal administration
  • Case management
Education
Texas State University San Marcos, TX Expected in Bachelor of Arts : History - GPA :
Texas State University San Marcos, TX Expected in Certificate, Lawyer’s Assistant : Legal Studies - GPA :
  • Completed graduate school program with 3.8 GPA
Certifications
  • Certified Paralegal, Texas State University Legal Studies Program, December 2003
  • Notary Public, State of Texas
Work History
Coptic Orphans - Paralegal
Merrifield, VA, 01/2020 - Current
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal documents such as Motions, Notices, Jury Charges, Exhibit Lists, outgoing and responsive Discovery.
  • Contributed to, maintained, and updated online data repositories for accessibility and to reflect firm standards.
  • Researched state statutes, Texas Property Code, and documents.
  • Drafted, signed, and certified key legal documents for judicial review.
  • Developed and managed up to 500 civil court cases over one year.
  • Collaborated with litigation team members on case strategy and progress
  • Communicated with firm's government agency client to request records and respond to inquiries
  • Reviewed and analyzed government and judicial structures, as well as arbitration concepts and negotiation techniques.
  • Managed day-to-day legal activities such as subpoena services for team with two attorneys.
  • Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery requests.
  • Mitigated legal team's workload by reviewing and evaluating legal documents, including discovery materials and governmental records.
  • Analyzed deeds of trust to verify grantor, grantee, and loan amounts for executive leadership.
  • Reviewed Petitions, investigated facts, and laws to evaluate causes of action, and prepare Answers in civil cases.
  • Directed and coordinated law office activities, including service of subpoenas and scheduling of depositions.
  • Wrote and filed pleadings with State District court on schedule to maximize case success.
  • Conferred with client and other involved parties to gather and track case information.
  • Aided civil litigation team members by researching property records and documents for case details.
Kubicki Draper - Legal Assistant
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 07/2017 - 08/2019
  • Supported general counsel and their assistants in areas of appellate and complex commercial litigation.
  • Reviewed and maintained hundreds of Master Services Agreements for in-house corporate attorneys.
  • Prepared, edited, and submitted hundreds of Confidentiality Agreements and commercial agreements.
  • Work with litigation staff to locate and organize documents for Discovery requests.
  • Efficiently performed case management duties for dozens of ongoing matters and cases.
  • Provided outstanding service to employees throughout company.
  • Kept up-to-date on case progress by frequently reviewing records and reporting findings to attorneys.
  • Completed electronic filings, reviewed and processed billing statements from outside law firms, and managed all administrative matters.
  • Reviewed, edited, and proofread drafts of company documents for proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting.
  • Conferred with outside law firms to gather and track case information.
  • Answered calls from internal employees and external partners to respond to inquiries, using open-ended questioning skills to attain applicable information.
  • Scheduled appointments, court appearances, and depositions for litigation attorneys.
  • Transcribed all weekly and bi-weekly litigation team meetings.
  • Completed document revision, travel arrangements, and expense reports.
Kubicki Draper - Legal Assistant
Tampa, FL, 04/2009 - 07/2017
  • Supported ten Assistant United States Attorneys with research and gathering of legal documents and evidence in preparation for trials.
  • Maintained database and files of sensitive information in accordance with established procedures.
  • Assisted with electronic filing with Federal Court using PACER.
  • Solely responsible for managing misdemeanor crimes court docket at federal magistrate court for Southern District of Texas for over eight years.
  • Effectively arranged complex official travel itineraries.
  • Worked alongside attorneys, paralegals, and fellow legal assistants on complex cases and legal processes.
  • Developed positive working relationships with courts, attorneys, outside agencies, and public, observing confidentiality and extreme discretion.
  • Organized key evidence exhibits to prepare for trials.
  • Managed day-to-day legal activities such as subpoenas for Federal cases.
  • Completed document revisions, court document filings, and updates to files based on docket events.
  • Maintained litigation docket and calendars for ten attorneys, noting deadlines for responsive pleadings, motions, and other important deadlines.
UNITED STATES NAVY - Secretary to Director for Administration
City, STATE, 06/2006 - 12/2008
  • Executive suite level Secretary to Director for Administration at naval hospital on US Navy military installation in Sicily.
  • Prepared and maintained minutes for two major committees, tracked Plans of Action and Milestones.
  • Prepared home command departments for visits by US Fifth Fleet flag officers: arranged local base tour itineraries, meals and lodging, and meetings with local Italian Air Force officials.
  • Responded to emails and other correspondence to facilitate communication and enhance mission-focused processes.
  • Handled all scheduling for Director's calendar and prepared meeting agenda and materials.
  • Organized and updated schedules for more three military commanders.
  • Promoted team productivity by keeping supplies organized and well-stocked.
  • Orchestrated successful conferences, including associated travel for all speakers and attendees, facilities, and support services.
  • Updated military officers and healthcare personnel on changing mission needs by thoroughly documenting internal staff meetings.
  • Handled logistics, catering, agendas, and travel arrangements for meetings and event planning for Directorate for Administration, commanding officer, and executive officer.
  • Distributed command-wide announcements, booked venues, and coordinated catering for two change-of-command ceremonies.
  • Managed administrative functions, including complex calendar management with focus on proper allocation of Director's availability.
  • Accomplished special objectives and projects according to requests from Director and medical staff officers.
  • Prepared, edited, and revised command instructions and policy directives.
  • Reviewed and proofread incoming material, determining need for revision before routing to Director.
  • Coordinated office workflow among six junior officers within Director's chain of command.
  • Maintained special filing system related to supervisor's role as command security officer.
  • Held Secret level clearance as required for position.
Norris & St. Clair, PC - Legal Secretary and Receptionist
City, STATE, 02/2004 - 10/2004
  • Transcribed legal documents and phone conversations.
  • Prepared legal correspondence and wrote professional letters for paralegals and attorneys.
  • Organized files for court proceedings.
  • Created, indexed, and maintained client binders.
  • Supported team of four attorneys in practice of insurance law.
  • Diligently edited legal correspondence for grammar and spelling.
  • Screened telephone calls and forwarded to appropriate departments.
  • Arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, and court officials.
  • Obtained signatures from attorneys for legal documents.
  • Organized envelopes, postage and mail correspondence for staff and management, maintaining postage meter and coordinating with delivery and courier services.
  • Kept reception area clean and neat to give visitors positive first impression.
  • Oversaw inventory activities, including materials monitoring, ordering or requisition and supply stocking or re-stocking.
  • Greeted incoming visitors and clients professionally and provided polite, knowledgeable assistance.
Accomplishments
  • Coordinator for the Central Violations Bureau docket for over eight years. I worked in collaboration with Federal Court staff, outside agencies, and government attorneys to resolve dozens of misdemeanor cases each month within a few hours.
  • Served as Command Ombudsman for United States Navy Fleet and Industrial Supply Command at Naval Air Station Sigonella ~ 2005 -2007.
Affiliations

· Alpha Xi Delta sorority alumna

Additional Information
  • Government security clearances held: Secret and SSBI
  • Education and training in journalism and public relations (Mass Communication degree minor)

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Texas State University
  • Texas State University
Job Titles Held:
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Secretary to Director for Administration
  • Legal Secretary and Receptionist
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate, Lawyer’s Assistant