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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Dependable professional with twenty-eight (28) years in paralegal and twenty-three (23) years of experience in managing staff, cases and providing effective and comprehensive support to both partners and associates. I am adaptable to changing situations, and flexible about working overtime. Type 80 wpm. Experienced Legal Manager offering expert legal analysis and compliance counseling. Exemplary leadership and communication skills for the supervision and organization of legal staff. Educated in [Type] and [Type] law. [Job Title] with strong skills in writing, organizing and project managing cases related to [Type] and [Type] law. Proficient in conducting legal research, collecting witness statements and organizing files. Experience includes working with [Type] populations to optimize representation. Ambitious [Job Title] driven to provide exceptional administrative support and customer service. Strengths include legal research, time management and trial preparation. Clear knowledge of court processes and legal proceedings.

Skills
  • Leadership
  • Civil law
Work History
PARALEGAL MANAGER, 01/2011 to Current
Dekalb HealthHuntington, IN,
  • Manage and develop the paralegal team and the systems and processes utilized to track and produce legal documents; Assign cases to the paralegals and monitor progress to ensure timely completion.
  • Provide research and training support to the paralegals utilizing databases and legal libraries as well as enhance management and staff productivity by organizing weekly meetings where accomplishments, problems and improvements are discussed.
  • Coordinate with attorneys on special requests or highly complex projects.
  • Manage subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their job.
  • Office and case management of files from intake to closing statements;; Distribute checks for all settlement cases and office expenses; Hire, fire and train administrative staff; Budget, reconcile and balance operating, escrow and expense account; Validate and oversee the preparation of legal documents, such as motions, briefs and appeals; Assist attorneys for trial, arbitration, mediation, deposition, 50-h’s and inquest hearing; Proficiency in pleadings, discoveries, motion practice, calendar including but not limited to EBTs; Heavy phone contact with insurance companies and clientele; Answer and draft correspondence; Prepare legal file/exhibits for all litigation.
  • Supervised team of [Number] attorneys, paralegals, and other legal personnel in conduct of corporate legal and administrative business.
  • Advised [Company] on achieving statutory compliance by interpreting regulations, suggesting company policies, and distributing literature on compliant work practices.
  • Researched statutes, decisions, legal articles and codes.
  • Developed polished legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Reviewed case files and reported case progress to clients.
  • Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Managed billable hour tracking, payroll, client invoicing and schedules for [Number]-attorney office.
  • Investigated causes and resolutions to [Type] and [Type] cases, reviewing damages, losses and settlement formalities.
  • Handled electronic court filings and coordinated court activities.
PARALEGAL MANAGER, 01/2003 to 01/2011
ALPERT & KAUFMAN, LLPCity, STATE,
  • Assumed responsibilities of staff members; Office and case management of files from intake to closing statements; Enhanced management and staff productivity by organizing weekly meetings where accomplishments, problems and improvements were discussed; Distributed checks for all settlement cases and office expenses; Hired, fired and trained administrative staff; Budgeted, reconciled and balanced operating, escrow and expense account; Assisted attorneys for trial, arbitration, mediation, deposition, 50-h’s and inquest hearing; Proficiency in pleadings, discoveries, motion practice, calendar including but not limited to EBTs; Heavy phone contact with insurance companies and clientele; Answered and drafted correspondence; Prepared legal file/exhibits for all litigation.
  • Supervised team of [Number] attorneys, paralegals, and other legal personnel in conduct of corporate legal and administrative business.
  • Drafted and negotiated [Type] agreements and [Type] transactions on behalf of company.
  • Counseled clients on legal matters such as [Type], [Type] and [Type].
  • Produced legal documents such as briefs, pleadings and appeals.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Assisted up to [Number] lawyers at time.
  • Produced legal documents, including contracts and real estate closing statements.
  • Managed day-to-day legal activities such as subpoena services for [Type] office with [Number] attorneys.
  • Conducted background investigations on defendant.
  • Trained and managed [Number] employees in best practices and protocols to realize maximum productivity.
  • Researched statutes, decisions, legal articles and codes.
  • Evaluated multiple facets of substantive law, including domestic relations, property law and bankruptcy.
  • Generated leads to meet and exceed revenue goals by identifying new clients.
  • Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Developed polished legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Reviewed case files and reported case progress to clients.
  • Cooperated with legal teams to create performance documents for curative action planning.
  • Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Reviewed and analyzed government and judicial structures, as well as arbitration concepts and negotiation techniques.
  • Handled electronic court filings and coordinated court activities.
  • Established law library database accuracy by maintaining legal records to regulate disparities and perform updates.
ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER/SENIOR PARALEGAL, 01/1998 to 01/2003
LIPSIG, SHAPEY, MANUS & MOVERMAN, LLPCity, STATE,
  • Supervised staff and assisted attorneys for trial, arbitration, mediation, deposition, 50-h’s and inquest hearing; Case management of files from intake to closing statement; Assisted in hiring, firing and training administrative staff; Budgeted and balanced escrow and expense account; Proficiency in pleadings, discoveries, motion practice, calendar including but not limited to EBTs; No-Fault filing, disability filing and benefit status follow-up; Heavy phone contact with insurance companies and clientele; Answered and drafted correspondence; Prepared legal file/exhibits for all litigation.
  • Monitored and evaluated personnel performance to complete annual reviews, recommend advancement or address productivity concerns.
  • Oversaw office inventory activities, including ordering and requisitions, stocking and shipment receiving.
  • Established efficient workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented modifications to improve overall effectiveness of personnel and activities.
  • Established and developed highly efficient and dependable administrative team by delivering ongoing coaching and motivation and fostering career advancement.
  • Conferred with insurance company representatives to expedite payments and resolve filing issues, keeping aging balances low and office finances strong.
  • Delivered top-notch administrative support to office staff, promoting excellence in office operations.
  • Conducted thorough research using diverse resources to assist professional staff with routine and special project tasks.
  • Managed CRM database, including troubleshooting, maintenance, updates and report generation.
  • Kept front office clean and well-organized to keep areas presentable for guests and maximize professional appeal.
  • Communicated corporate objectives across all divisions through regular correspondence and scheduled status updates.
  • Designed insightful and attractive [Type] presentations.
  • Offered office-wide software support and training, including troubleshooting issues and optimizing usage.
  • Coordinated board and committee meetings, including schedules, information preparation and distribution.
  • Optimized office schedule to balance team workloads, group productivity and financial targets.
  • Managed accurate and fully compliant AP/AR operations by documenting expenses, reconciling accounts and correcting discrepancies.
  • Authored clear and professional business documents, including [Type], [Type] and [Type].
  • Created and updated physical records and digital files to maintain current, accurate and compliant documentation.
  • Oversaw team of [Number] administrative staff providing exceptional support to team of [Number] [Industry] professionals.
  • Sorted, opened and routed incoming correspondence and deliveries to help senior leaders respond quickly to business and customer requirements.
  • Recorded expenses and maintained accounting records in [Software].
  • Mentored office employees on proper administrative procedures and how to use programs such as [Software], keeping operations consistent and efficient for maximum performance.
  • Produced highly accurate internal and external letters and memoranda.
  • Prepared and distributed team-based communications to foster collaboration and enhance team morale.
PARALEGAL, 01/1993 to 01/1998
SEGAL & LAX, PCCity, STATE,
  • Proficiency in pleadings, discoveries, motion practice, calendar including but not limited to EBTs; Organized legal documents produced in a complex negligence and personal injury litigation; No-Fault filing, disability filing and benefits status follow-up; Prepared legal file/exhibits for all litigation; Handled all confidential reports and files; Heavy phone contact with insurance companies and clientele; Answered and drafted correspondence; Prepared legal file/exhibits for all litigation; General clerical services – Coordinated business meetings, telephone coverage, filing, facsimile.
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information.
  • Provided legal research and legal technical content to produce [Type] products showcasing firm expertise.
  • Cooperated with legal teams to create performance documents for curative action planning.
  • Created and implemented all policies, work flow processes and work assignments.
  • Directed and coordinated law office activities, including service of subpoenas and scheduling of depositions.
  • Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Managed day-to-day legal activities such as subpoena services for [Type] office with [Number] attorneys.
  • Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings.
  • Drafted correspondence and [Type] documentation and disseminated materials to appropriate parties.
  • Examined and generated memos on statutory law, case law and federal and state regulations using online research databases, such as Westlaw, and print sources.
  • Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request.
  • Maintained ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase to facilitate expeditious litigation.
  • Communicated with outside vendors on behalf of attorneys and legal departments.
Education
Master of Arts: Communications, Expected in 03/2017
Marist College - Poughkeepsie, NY,
GPA:
  • Graduated with 3.0 GPA
  • Graduated cum laude
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: PARALEGAL STUDIES, Expected in 03/2009
Purdue University - North Central - Westville, IN
GPA:
  • Graduated with 3.5 GPA
  • Minored in Personal Injury
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Academic Honors
  • Made President and Dean's List multiple semesters and years;
WORD PROCESSING/OFFICE TECHNOLOGY: , Expected in 08/1993
Monroe College - Bronx, NY,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Marist College
  • Purdue University - North Central
  • Monroe College

Job Titles Held:

  • PARALEGAL MANAGER
  • PARALEGAL MANAGER
  • ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER/SENIOR PARALEGAL
  • PARALEGAL

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
  • WORD PROCESSING/OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

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