Paralegal motivated to continually improve and extend
personal skills and knowledge to attain increased responsibility and
opportunities for growth. Administrative
professional fully versed in QuickBooks and accounting principles.
Excellent communication skills
Accurate and detailed
Excellent planner and coordinator
Works well under pressure
Multi-line phone proficiency
Paralegal, Office Manager, 01/2011 to Current The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice – New York, NY
Receiving and screening inmate, family, and professional inquiries
Analyzed/summarized all facets of Discovery
Assist attorney with reviewing and organizing witness reports
Contact clients to schedule appointments and discuss the progress of cases
Set up legal visits
Organize envelopes,postage and mail correspondence for all clients.
Accounts receivables and payable with account reconciliation
Ordering and distributing office supplies while adhering to a fixed office budget
Publisher Assistant, 01/2010 to 01/2011 El Sol de NY Newspaper – New York
Assist Editor by translating articles into Spanish
Provide translation services for Spanish speaking prospective clients.
Preparation of publications and other materials.
Evaluated and followed up on news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
Arranged and conducted interviews with individuals knowledgeable about each story's subject matter.
Handle incoming and outgoing calls
Prepare accounts receivable and payable, statements and payroll.
Office Manager, Managing Editor, 01/1987 to 01/2010 Martinelli Publications – Yonkers, New York
Supervised clerical staff, and provided training and orientation to new staff.
Established work procedures and schedules, keeping track of daily work of clerical staff.
Provided services to customers, including order placement and account information.
Answered phones, filed, and accurately kept records on a daily basis
Entered data on custom financial software programs.
Prepared accounts receivable and payable, statements and payroll.
Processed computerized purchase orders, sales commissions, and reports.
Operated electronic mail systems and coordinated flow of information internally, and with other organizations.
Ordered and dispensed supplies.
Prepared and distributed checks.
Proofed written materials for spelling and grammar.
Ensured that company format policies were followed, and recommended revisions.
Associate of Arts: CIS, 2001 Westchester Community College - Valhalla, NY Computer Information Systems
Associates of Art: Business Marketing, 1 2002 Business Marketing
Associate of Arts: Business Marketing, 2002 Westchester Community College - Valhalla, NY Computer Information Systems
Bachelor of Arts: CIS, 2005 Lehman College - Bronx, NY