Self-directed, resourceful and passionate administrative professional seeking to attain a position with a well-established organization. Bringing strong organizational and communication skills, positive attitude, great attention to detail and accuracy, and administrative support and problem solving skills to provide successful support to executives and the agency.
Exceptional research abilities
aimed at determining case similarities by investigating precedents
Technically savvy with
comprehensive knowledge of creating spreadsheets and presentations and
maintaining calendars and tracking important deadlines
Able to handle
communication with clients, courtroom staff members, witnesses and attorneys by
virtue of email, telephone calls and video conferences
communication skills aimed at preparing and dispensing routine correspondence,
filing memos, proofreading legal documents and handling transactional documents
Good listening and typing skills with a sound ability to comprehend voice
dictation files and converting them into meaningful written documents
Familiarity with legal documents and terminology
Able to understand nuances of legal procedures including the ability to
create and format pleadings and transactional documents
Good teamwork abilities targeted at working in unison with paralegals,
attorneys and file clerks in a bid to ensure success of filed cases
Strong organizational skills targeted at maintaining electronic and paper files, tracking deadlines, maintaining calendars and scheduling meetings
Client Confidentiality, Client Contact Skills, Legal Administration Skills, Legal Compliance, Litigation, Administrative Writing Skills, Documentation Skills, Word Processing , Scheduling, Verbal Communication, Client Relationships, Case Management, Technical Assistance, Microsoft Office
Master of Science: Human and Social Services2018Walden University
Bachelor of Science: Legal Studies2012South UniversitySavannah, Georgia
Paralegal Specialist08/2016 to CurrentState of Florida-Department of CorrectionsTallahassee, Florida
Work with the Office of General Counsel's case file tracking system and caseload database; compile status reports for attorney on matters.
Provide administrative and litigation support to the Litigation attorney within the General Counsel's Office; assist with scheduling and calendaring deadlines.
Experience with state and federal court litigation matters handled by the General Counsel's Office; good computer skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; good written, oral and verbal communication skills; knowledge of FLAIR system & monitor & approve P-Card transactions.
Family Service Worker03/2015 to 08/2016Coastal Georgia Area CAA, IncBrunswick, Georgia
Initiate collaborative partnerships with parents to establish mutual trust & respect; in collaboration with other staff, as appropriate, assess each family's need for social services; develop an individualized plan that responds to the family's need; deliver and/or coordinate the delivery of needed social services to each family.
Refer families to community agencies/programs; assess accessibility, relevance and usefulness of assistance received; assist with the establishment and maintenance of ongoing collaborative relationships with community organizations.
Monitor and record the timely delivery of medical, dental, mental health and nutrition services to EHS children; promote child and family wellness and the establishment of a medical and dental "home" for each HS infant, toddler and preschool child and each pregnant woman.
Center Aide/Administrative Assistant08/2014 to 03/2015Coastal Georgia Area CAA, IncBrunswick, Georgia
Prepared for trial by organizing case exhibits and evidence. Assist in daily operations of center via maintaining communication to vendors and corporate office in regards to requisitions; act on behalf of Center Supervisor and Assistant Center Supervisor as third in command when they are not present.
Maintain daily record of CACFP records and daily student attendance and food count; retain yearly school records; assist in classrooms and bus monitor when needed.
Provide technical assistance to Center Supervisor, Assistant Center Supervisor, and Family Service Workers; compile data and carry out a specified action in relation to the information; input data into ChildPlus; and perform other duties as assigned.
Parent Volunteer09/2013 to 08/2016Coastal Georgia Area CAA, IncBrunswick, Georgia
Legal Intern Support Clerk05/2012 to 07/2012Chatham County Public Defender's OfficeSavannah, Georgia
Prepared legal drafts by assembling and organizing information for legal forms and documents, including complaints, declarations, discovery requests, responses, and other pleadings.
Assembled case materials by collecting, organizing, and summarizing information, documents, reports, and evidence.
Researched law by studying laws, statutes, constitutions, regulations, court opinions, including precedents and reasoning, and trends using standard print texts and computers; preparing legal memoranda.
Entry-Level Legal Assistant02/2009 to 10/2009Law Office of Jerold L. MurraySavannah, Georgia
Kept cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorney; kept clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress.
Helped develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports; maintained case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorney, clients, and providers.
Supported case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; prepared pleadings; monitored and obtained discovery responses; organized materials for case review.
Teller10/2007 to 02/2009SunTrust BankSavannah, Georgia
Performed specialized tasks such as preparing
cashier's checks, personal money orders, issuing traveler's checks, and
exchanging foreign currency.
Received and counted working cash at beginning of
shift; accurately balanced currency, cash, and checks in cash drawer at the end
of each shift.
Recorded all transactions promptly and in compliance
with bank procedures; attempted to resolve issues and problems with customer's
accounts; explained, advised on, and promoted bank products and services to
Legal Intern09/2005 to 10/2006Chatham County Sheriff's Department Court ServicesSavannah, Georgia
Collaborated with deputy in courtroom with witness
calling, jury selection, and implemented court rules and procedures.
Assisted general public with question and information
by directing them to appropriate departments within the courthouse.
Under deputy supervision, received, prepared, and
processed a variety of legal documents in support of court operations.