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paralegal legal assistant resume example with 17+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary
A dynamic, detail-oriented Paralegal with experience supporting busy attorneys and ensuring fast-paced offices are running at top productivity. Extremely accurate and organized with strong skills in legal office administration, document preparation, correspondence and pleadings, file management and providing exceptional client/customer service. Strive in fast-paced environments performing regular and recurring duties independently without supervision. Self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills with extensive knowledge of legal terminology, scheduling and documentation. Outstanding in project management with the abilities to analyze, prioritize and multi-task efficiently to ensure projects are delivered timely and accurately.
Highlights
Excellent Organizational Skills *Scheduling *File Management *Self Starter *Software Fluency *Clerical Duties *Time Management *Legal Correspondence *Client Billing *Meeting Coordination *Court E-Filing *Excellent Communication Skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) / Printers / Fax Machines / Internet / Scanners / Client Profiles / Typing Speed: 70 wpm Detailed Professional References Available Upon Request
Experience
01/2013 to Present Paralegal / Legal Assistant Caci International Inc. | Chelsea, MI,
  • Prepare affidavits or other documents such as legal correspondence while simultaneously organizing and maintaining documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • Prepare legal documents, including pleadings, demands, orders, motions, and notices Investigate a multitude of facts and law of cases while searching pertinent sources such as public records, to determine causes of action and prepare effective cases.
  • E-File Motions, Notices, Complaints, Statement of Claims, Discovery Accompany attorney to pre-trial conferences, review answers /affirmative defenses, and manage the pre-trial calendar.
01/2010 to 01/2013 Insurance Agent One Nevada Credit Union | Reno, NV,
  • Consistently praised for the quality and timelines of reports, attention to detail, exemplary customer service delivery and team-player attitude Delivered excellent support skills to clients/customers and strictly adhered to all company policies and procedures.
  • Provided outstanding and professional client/customer support, receiving high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Established procedures for ensuring accurate coordination of schedules and meetings which increased work efficiency.
  • Garnered expertise in database systems to track client/customer information, file confidential records and document financial reports.
  • Collaborated with staff members to ensure accurate sample requests, involving, billing and other office duties.
01/2007 to 01/2010 Case Coordinator Easter Seals Hawaii | Kapolei, HI,
  • Handled complex problems and worked with agents to ensure all discrepancies are resolved quickly.
  • Listened to the agent and analyzed the problem to offer a prompt resolution to ensure loyalty and business.
  • Established, automated, and maintained highly efficient filing systems that housed electronic application records, employee communications, and other pertinent files.
  • Effectively handled critical projects for top executives with high levels of confidentiality Delivered excellent support skills to clients/customers and strictly adhered to all company policies and procedures.
01/2006 to 01/2007 Paralegal / Legal Assistant Caci International Inc. | Cheyenne, WY,
  • Developed filing system to increase ability to retain and recover documents, reports and records.
  • Managed a heavy case load and diligently assisted with all aspects of the file from inception to trial Developed key methods for improving the organizational efficiency of the insurance analysis process, including the review of voluminous insurance company claim files and the creation of detailed summaries of damages used in settlement negotiations Drafted pleadings and correspondence and ensured timely and accurate electronic filings within the Court system Responsible for accurate time entry and preparation of client billings, file management and providing exceptional customer service while talking with high profile clients.
01/2004 to 01/2006 Assistant Manager Raising Canes Chicken | Kerrville, TX,
  • Responsible for the timely collection of tenant's rent and prepared delinquency and follow up reports as needed to assure receivables were kept within reasonable limitations Prepared legal notices and participated in required legal affairs such as lien proceedings Assigned vendor services for the property in accordance with the operating budget Conducted unit inspections as well as property and building inspections Maintained well organized tenant and vendor files according to company Addressed problems as they arose and developed strategic solutions.
Education
Expected in 2011 Certificate of Completion in Paralegal Studies | University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL GPA:
Languages
Bilingual (Fluent in English & Spanish)
Skills
attention to detail, attorney, Billing, billings, budget, Clerical, Excellent Communication, conferences, Client, clients, customer satisfaction, customer service, customer support, database, delivery, employee communications, Fluent in English, Fax Machines, File Management, Filing, financial reports, insurance, law, Legal, legal documents, meetings, Excel, Microsoft Office, office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, negotiations, Organizational Skills, organizing, organizational, Paralegal, policies, Printers, quality, receiving, Scanners, Scheduling, Self Starter, Spanish, strategic, team-player, Time Management, Typing Speed, 70 wpm, well organized

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of Miami

Job Titles Held:

  • Paralegal / Legal Assistant
  • Insurance Agent
  • Case Coordinator
  • Paralegal / Legal Assistant
  • Assistant Manager

Degrees

  • Certificate of Completion in Paralegal Studies

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