paralegal resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
  • Dedicated, competent, and organized professional offering six years of military as well as more than 10 years of teaching experience. Seeking a position within your respective organization that maximizes my acquired work skills, and provides opportunities for professional and personal progression.
  • Highly-motivated worker with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.
  • Critical Thinking
  • Adaptability
  • Multi-tasking
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Information Confidentiality
  • Microsoft Office
  • G Suite
  • Document Writing and Editing
  • Calendar Management
  • File and Records Management
  • Database Searching
02/2020 to Current
Paralegal Heidrick & Struggles Amsterdam, NY,
  • 40 Hours/week; average 30 clients per day
  • Prepare, edit, proofread, and manage on average 20 legal documents per day
  • Interview clients and obtain vital case information to support attorneys.
  • Organize exhibits for trial by preparing materials and supporting documentation.
  • Attend administrative hearings to provide viable information and identify additional actions needed.
  • Coordinate subpoena services and other support activities for legal office.
  • Enter client data into legal office-specific software to manage records and customer relationships.
  • Train staff on office procedures and professional responsibilities.
  • Reduce workflow downtime by effectively organizing and managing case management files and office records.
  • Participate in client interviews, observe questioning process and document information.
  • Organize client calendars, prepare mailings and handle high call volumes.
  • Prepare clients for appointments, depositions and testimony.
05/2022 to 11/2022
Education Advisor Relx Group Bellevue, WA,
  • 24-40 hours/week; average 50 students a day
  • Counseled students in career planning, job placement and academic goals.
  • Reviewed and interpreted placement and standardized test scores.
  • Presented students with information and resources to promote academic progress and empowered students to take responsibility for academic success.
  • Implemented communication strategies for students and staff on changes to operational processes, policy and requirements.
  • Evaluated student needs and developed educational plans, fostering academic progress.
  • Assisted students in completing appropriate forms for tuition assistance and financing processes.
  • Presented range of services across student lifecycle to foster participation.
  • Guided students in setting goals and achieving educational objectives.
  • Advised students on course selection, pathways and career options.
  • Referred students to the appropriate academic institution representative for registration and enrollment in courses or programs that pertain to their education goals.
  • Responsible for preparing all necessary correspondence and forms, maintaining related records and logs required by supervisor, and assisting with reports and other administrative tasks as requested.
  • Assisted with tracking metrics, informational and publicity materials, survey collection and compilation, filing and other program-related administrative work as needed.
  • Assisted with the necessary logistics to conduct scheduled seminars and help out at the front-desk with walk-ins and phone customers.
  • Conducted follow-up activities (phone calls, mail-outs, emails) to ensure individual student educational objectives are being met.
  • Maintained a by-name and date record showing advisement or counseling sessions conducted each month, and confidential student records using work-specific data management system.
04/2016 to 09/2019
Passenger Service Agent Menzies Aviation Burbank, CA,
  • 16-40 hours/week; average 25 clients per day
  • Assessed passenger's needs and abilities to deploy correct mobility equipment.
  • Assisted passengers with reservations, ticketing and adjustments to itinerary.
  • Worked with personnel in gate area by verifying passenger documents before boarding aircraft.
  • Keyed passenger information into ticketing reservation system to process boarding passes.
  • Assisted special needs passengers and unaccompanied minors, driving seamless airport experience.
  • Operated computerized system to handle ticketing and check-ins.
  • Lifted or moved passenger luggage onto baggage belts and created bag labels to facilitate proper delivery.
  • Coordinated with internal resources to process passenger information and dispatch flights on time.
  • Kept passengers informed by announcing important information about itineraries, flights and luggage.
  • Utilized PA system to announce departures and changes to landings.
  • Protected passengers' baggage from loss, theft and damage through proper handling and oversight.
  • Inspected and operated 5-10 general and special vehicles to transport passengers and baggage to and from the airport.
08/2008 to 09/2019
Teacher Samaritan Health Services Albany, OR,
  • 40-50 hours per week; 20-30 students per class, 5 classes per school year
  • Planned and implemented lessons using various teaching strategies to meet diverse student needs.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student skill level.
  • Encouraged student critical thinking and discussion using variety of teaching techniques.
  • Enhanced lessons with smart board technology, iPads and computers to address common core goals.
  • Graded projects, exams and assignments to track student progression.
  • Met with administrators and department team members to work on curriculum planning and assessment methods.
  • Participated in workshops, trainings and conferences to improve educational skills.
  • Identified and documented learning achievements by reporting outcomes, performance information and program adjustments used to boost comprehension.
  • Collected and maintained accurate records of students for needs assessments and progress monitoring.
  • Prepared and maintained classroom environments appropriate for student learning and physical, social and emotional development.
  • Managed student behavior in and out of the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Enforced discipline on campus and during off-campus school trips following code of conduct and student handbook.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Held conferences with parents and guardians to address questions, discuss academic progress and encourage learning goals.
  • Served as liaison and student advocate between each student, stake holders, and student support services.
  • Assisted fellow teachers with assignment development, special projects, tests, administrative updates and grading.
  • Led students through safety procedures for active shooter and fire drills.
Education and Training
Expected in 09/2020
Certificate of Completion: Paralegal Apprentice Course
Air Force Judge Advocate General's School - Maxwell AFB, Alabama,
Expected in 05/2012
Master of Arts: Teaching
University of Guam - Mangilao, Guam,
  • Educator’s Professional License Initial (March 2020 - March 2025, North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board)
  • Secondary Language Arts 6 - 12 Master Educator Teaching Certificate (January 2020 - 2030, Guam Commission for Educator Certification)
Expected in 04/2002
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science
Saint Louis University - Baguio City, Philippines,
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • U.S. equivalency academic credentials evaluated and authenticated by World Education Services (July 2007)

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School Attended

  • Air Force Judge Advocate General's School
  • University of Guam
  • Saint Louis University

Job Titles Held:

  • Paralegal
  • Education Advisor
  • Passenger Service Agent
  • Teacher


  • Certificate of Completion
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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