paralegal resume example with 12+ years of experience

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Decisive, highly organized, and team-oriented Family Law Paralegal experienced in managing smooth, functioning law office assisting clients in matters involving child custody, divorce, tax and finance laws, and adoption. Manage large case loads with authority and skill. Demonstrated ability to sort and categorize high-volumes of legal documents and data with ease.and professionalism. Set priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity.

  • Marital settlement agreements
  • Research
  • Oral communication skills
  • Clear and precise writing skills
  • Case management
  • Mandatory marital financial statement disclosures
  • Drafting of legal documents
  • File management
University of Miami Miami, FL Expected in 2009 Certificate : Paralegal Studies - GPA :
Broward Community College Fort Lauderdale, FL Expected in 2009 Associate of Science Degree : Psychology - GPA :
New Horizons Computer Learning Center Plantation, FL Expected in 2008 Certification : Microsoft Office - GPA :
Common Spirit - Paralegal
Bremerton, WA, 05/2011 - Current
  • Organize and manage day-to-day operations of family law firm, freeing attorney to focus on solely on court activities.
  • Coordinate new case hearings and legal support.
  • Review, draft, prepare, and process legal documents and correspondence.
  • Set court dates and meetings with opposing legal counsel, and assist with trial preparation.
  • Manage vendor relationships, such as billing for court reporters and process servers
  • Maintain organizational and professional communication with attorneys and clients from point of referral and discovery to trial and expedition of case settlements and mediations.
Alvarez & Marsal - Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Us-El Segundo, CA, 07/2009 - 08/2011
  • Provided legal and administrative support for criminal defense firm.
  • Assisted 4 attorneys with over 400 cases, doing research, putting together documents, and organizing key evidence for trials.
  • Drafted legal pleadings, and filtered, prioritized, and distributed all forms of communication.
  • Maintained superior client relations, effectively responding to needs with thorough follow-up.
  • Scheduled legal meetings, depositions, and court hearings.
  • Assisted with filing pleadings, and interviewed clients during case intakes.
  • Introduced cost effective measures by implementing digital court reporting by Reif, King and Welch Legal Services.
  • Updated Regional Counsel's electronic management, improving scheduling, file maintenance, phone communications, and time-sensitive mail processing.
Coastal Title And The Law Office Of Tod Weston - Paralegal/Title and Closing Assistant
City, STATE, 03/2009 - 10/2009
  • Reviewed contracts, deeds, mortgages, and policy of title insurance for full service title and escrow company.
  • Ensured accuracy, notarization, proper documentation, and preparation of legal documents in recordable form.
  • Assisted with real estate transactions, creation of legal entities, drafting of complex entity agreements, and proposed transaction analysis.
  • Analyzed titles and drafted letters of objections to title exceptions.
Additional Information
  • Appointed Deputy Clerk - 17th Judicial Circuit
  • Notary - State of Florida

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School Attended

  • University of Miami
  • Broward Community College
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal/Title and Closing Assistant


  • Certificate
  • Associate of Science Degree
  • Certification

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