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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Highly organized Paralegal offering an extensive legal skill set, proficiency in managing large caseloads and capacity to meet deadlines.

Highlights
  • Legal research
  • Transcribing/finalizing pleadings
  • Decisive
  • Practiced in litigation and contracts
  • Legal writing
  • Ethical
  • Travel coordination
  • Decisive
  • Word processing
  • Highly organized
  • Team-oriented
  • Understands confidentiality
  • Strong research skills
  • Superb legal research skills
  • MS Office proficient
  • Westlaw and LexisNexis
  • Case management
  • Office management
  • Database management
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Appointment setting
Accomplishments
  • Assisted attorneys with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits to motions and reviewed/organized documents for trial discovery.
  • Conducted an independent study of various project principles and methodologies.
  • Generated, typed, formatted and edited letters, documents, motions, briefs and client forms.
  • Operated a number of incoming phone lines and properly directed all calls.
  • Wrote a step-by-step procedure manual to help other legal secretaries and staff understand office practices and legal processes.
Experience
Paralegal, 01/2015 to Current
City Of VallejoVallejo, CA,
  • Continue projects started while in the legal administrative assistant position.
  • Beginning the transition of taking on immigration matters in-house.
  • Implemented new procedures to ensure the smooth running of Cristal's legal department.
  • Complete global insurance renewal each year
  • Process visa requests for travel abroad
  • Manage immigration matters for employees on assignment in the US as well as abroad
  • Assist with process for preparing confidentiality agreements to be used with outside companies
  • Handle any and all insurance claims (auto, workers' comp, liability, etc)
  • Prepare expense reports every month for company related expenses within the legal department
  • Prepare and maintain corporate records.
Legal Administrative Assistant, 07/2014 to 01/2015
Deckers Outdoor CorporationWhite Plains, NY,
  • Currently implementing new invoicing system, which includes going paperless, to keep track of all incoming bills received from legal vendors & track status of payment in one simple step.
  • In the process of organizing the legal file room and creating new file directory with more up-to-date information.
  • Organize & maintain file room and file directory
  • Process invoices from legal vendors utilizing SAP
  • Coordinate appointments and travel arrangements locally and abroad
  • Input, retrieve and update information using computerized databases
  • Compose correspondence to various parties
  • Create and update legal portal site.
Legal Administrative Assistant, 07/2012 to 08/2013
Deckers Outdoor CorporationGoleta, CA,
  • Implemented new filing and organizational system that helped with the flow of the practice and provided the ability to take on more cases.
  • Closed files and made room for new files to be opened, leading to more business for the company.
  • Drafted various correspondence
  • Managed attorney calendars, travel plans, and scheduled appointments
  • Responsible for opening and closing files and/or sending them off to storage
  • Dictaphone transcription
  • Ensured vendors received payment for invoices.
Legal Administrative Assistant, 09/2011 to 04/2012
Deckers Outdoor CorporationMoreno Valley, CA,
  • Drafted various correspondence
  • Prepared various faxes, e-mails, and photocopying projects
  • Managed attorney calendars, travel plans, and scheduled appointments
  • Managed incoming and outgoing telephone calls
  • Heavy filing and organization.
Paralegal, 07/2009 to 08/2011
City Of VallejoVallejo, CA,
  • Took on an exceptionally large workload which created more available time for senior partner to meet with potential clients.
  • Filled in for associate attorney in all aspects except for court appearances during the process of searching for new attorney.
  • Heavy Dictaphone transcription
  • Prepared legal papers and correspondence such as summonses, motions, subpoenas, complaints
  • Prepared affidavits of service for service of court documents
  • Managed attorney calendars and travel plans, and scheduled appointments
  • Drafted and typed office memos, correspondence, stipulations, and a plethora of other documents.
Receptionist/Licensed Sales Agent, 05/2007 to 06/2009
Scalzo RealtyCity, STATE,
  • Took necessary steps and earned Real Estate Sales Agent License.
  • Constant communication with clients.
  • Managed telephone, faxes, e-mails, copies, & company website.
  • Scheduled a great deal of appointments to fulfill clients' needs.
Education
Bachelor's Degree: English, Expected in 2013
University of Maryland University College - Adelphi, MD
GPA:

Member of English Club

Skills
administrative assistant, analytical skills, articulate, attorney, closing, clients, databases, Dictaphone, drafting, expense reports, faxes, filing, insurance, Process invoices, invoicing, legal, Excel, office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, Word, organizing, organizational, problem-solving, processes, speaking, Real Estate, research, Sales, SAP, telephone, transcription, travel arrangements, verbal communication skills, website, Excellent written

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