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

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. 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. Results-focused [Industry] professional with strength in [Skill], [Task] and [Task]. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging [Area of expertise] and [Area of expertise] knowledge to promote [Result]. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes. [Type] executive offering [Area of expertise] expertise gained through [Number] years of [Industry] successful contributions. Motivating leader with history of building and managing [Type] teams. Proficient at identifying [Type] issues and integrating [Type] solutions to achieve [Result]. Strong relationship builder works well with stakeholders and corporate teams.

  • Understands confidentiality
  • Superb legal research skills
  • Marital settlement agreements
  • Expertise in legal proceedings
  • Office administration
  • Project management
  • Strong research skills
  • Legal research
  • Conflict mediation
  • Document control support
  • File and Records Management
  • Civil Litigation
  • Team-oriented
  • Troubleshooting complex problems
07/2013 to Current Paralegal Club Deportivo Chivas Usa | New York, NY,
  • Responded quickly to client calls and inquiries, asking open-ended questions to deliver applicable information.
  • Prepared clients for appointments and interviews, including depositions and testimony.
  • Reduced workflow downtime by effectively organizing and managing client billing and case management files.
  • Researched cases and attained affidavits to support supervisors and case needs.
  • Trained incoming staff on office procedures and case-specific duties.
  • Used [Software] to input and maintain client data with high degree of accuracy.
  • Filed pleadings and required paperwork with court clerk according to strict deadlines.
  • Drafted [Type] documents to be filed with court.
  • Researched documents and publications for details to establish evidence.
  • Organized and executed court calendar with daily cases and supervisor meetings.
  • Assisted in elements of civil litigation, including initiating and responding to claims, gathering and presenting evidence and client counseling.
  • Produced well-researched and articulate legal briefs, pleadings and statements.
  • Drafted judicial correspondence and handled court mailings.
  • Organized and prepared case exhibits and evidence for trial.
  • 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.
  • Participated in client interviews, observed questioning process and took notes to document information.
  • Identified and solved complex problems impacting legal team and business direction.
  • Drafted motions, briefs and other legal documents associated with litigation process.
  • Coordinated subpoena services and other day-to-day support activities for legal office.
  • Used online databases such as WestLaw and LexisNexis to examine secondary sources, statutory law, case law and federal and state regulations.
  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits, responded to motions and organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Organized exhibits for trial, preparing materials and supporting documentation for easy display and admittance.
07/2012 to 05/2013 Office Manager Lincoln Financial Group | Dover, NH,
  • Increased office organization by developing filing system and customer database protocols.
  • Reviewed, investigated and corrected errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents and reports.
  • Monitored daily banking transactions.
  • Onboarded new employees in time reporting and payroll systems.
  • Followed all IRS guidelines and state regulations when submitting payroll taxes.
  • Managed payroll and time and attendance systems.
  • Monitored vacation accrual.
  • Improved accuracy of payroll journal entries by developing and implementing payroll reconciliation tool.
  • Responded to employee inquiries regarding payroll and timekeeping.
  • Processed rehires, transfers, terminations, garnishments and withholdings.
  • Stayed current on multi-state and local tax laws and made sure any changes were immediately noted.
  • Accurately processed data, validation and transmission for weekly, semi-monthly and sales payrolls.
  • Worked closely with delinquent account holders to collect and reconcile accounts through approved channels.
  • Performed day-to-day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and recording accounts payable data and reconciled daily totals to confirm proper accounting.
  • Evaluated open accounts to look for past-due balances and pursue collection strategies.
  • Managed invoicing for organization through cash receipts processing, bank reconciliations and distribution of [Number] invoices monthly.
  • Performed various accounts receivable functions, including cash receipts posting, updating cash flow reports and researching chargebacks and write-offs.
  • Investigated billing discrepancies and implemented effective solutions to resolve concerns and prevent future problems.
  • Problem-solved accounts payable questions on behalf of internal team members, management and vendors.
  • Assisted with month-end and year-end closings to support accounting system accuracy.
  • Reconciled monthly statements and transactions to keep records accurate and current.
  • Prepared weekly payroll for team of salaried and hourly employees.
  • Verified vendor accounts by reviewing documentation, rectifying issues and contacting account holders.
  • Managed bookkeeping and accounting systems and completed data entry with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Processed and reconciled 400+ purchase parts, raw materials, and freight invoices weekly.
08/2011 to 05/2012 Teacher Right At School | Medina, OH,
  • Increased average student GPA by [Number]% through designing effective and dynamic lesson plans.
  • Assessed student learning and growth through [Timeframe] evaluations, essays and daily assignments.
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health delays or problems in students and followed up with parents.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss student progress and increase participation for comprehensive and long-term student success.
  • Liaised with teachers to develop cohesive educational plans and improve student support.
  • Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques to facilitate classroom discipline.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Taught [Type] students how to improve grasp of material and test performance.
  • Mentored and counseled students with social adjustment and academic issues.
  • Created tests and assignments to evaluate student knowledge.
  • Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.
  • Promoted collaboration and problem-solving skills by facilitating group projects and class discussions.
  • Motivated students to be more engaged in classes through applying positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2007 Bachelor of Arts | Business Economics St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, GPA:

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