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(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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.

  • 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
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
  • 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.
  • 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.

· 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
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate, Lawyer’s Assistant