Extremely organized Paralegal who manages case loads with authority and advanced technical skill. Sorts and categorizes vast amounts of legal documents and data with ease. Familiar with investigation techniques for civil, criminal and transactional cases. Employs excellent research skills in a diverse range of legal research databases.
Strong research skills
Can type 60-70 wpm
Legal Administration Tasks
Generated, typed, formatted and edited letters, documents, motions, briefs and client forms.
Operated 30 incoming phone lines and properly directed all calls.
Drafted documents for internal meetings.
Demonstrated strong communication skills through giving local security management and proper base procedures to new people moving onto the installation.
Paralegal internship January 2012 to May 2012St. John's Law School, Securities and Arbitraries － Queens, NYWorked together and independently with the Law school interns. Proof read and edited transaction memorandums as well and all memorandums. Accurately entered client data into a company-based software program. Researched documents and publications for details that would establish evidence. Transcribe notes during client meetings, updated all indexing files and records.
Technical Sergent, Security Forces September 1999 to February 2013USAFReviewed and edited correspondence prior to release and submission for signature. Received and implemented combat orders and directed deployment of personnel in offensive, defensive and retrograde operations. Defused hostile situations with superior negotiation techniques. Patrolled areas and allowed restricted area access for authorized personnel. Led military police teams in support of battlefield operations. Prepared operation plans and orders to support security of resources and installations. Gathered preliminary investigation information as a first responder to crime scenes. Responded quickly to dispatch and took appropriate action at crime and disaster scenes. Analyzed traffic accidents and general traffic surveys. Prepared cases for trial and appeared and testified in court as a witness. Mediated domestic-related disturbances and protected victims from harm. Wrote detailed arrest and accident reports. Organized and recorded facts to prepare incident reports.
Paralegal, Internship September 2012 to December 2012Queens Volunteer Project － Queens, NYWorked independently for a pro-bono lawyer. Helped with calls and client volume. Updated client calender and phone logs. Contacted clients and possible clients to gather information regarding their cases and whether or not we were able to help them. Worked on matrimonial, custody, landlord/tenant issues and credit/debt issues. Sent legal documents to other company's and clients.
Biller/Collector/Assistant/legal August 2009 to April 2011Recovery Specialist － Selden , NYStarted working for the company as a medical biller/collector. My duties consisted of calling doctor's offices, patients and insurance company's to gain information or payment for services rendered. Became the managers assistant which means I collected and separated information for the biller/collectors. Contacted companies to updated our contracted rates. Handled incoming and outgoing correspondence, including mail, email and faxes. Devised and maintained office systems to efficiently deal with paper flow. Drafted company employee hand book. Also, worked together with the companies lawyers putting together the discovery files for them. Went to court with the lawyers on behalf of the company.
Bachelor of Science : Legal Studies, 2012St John's University － Queens, NY, USAMinor in Criminal Justice. Received certificates in westlaw.