Paralegal with more than 3 years in Military Justice providing high quality documents, briefs and motions that become essential elements of winning cases. Experienced Paralegal successful at prioritizing a diverse range of tasks. Paralegal motivated to continually improve and extend personal skills and knowledge to attain increased responsibility and opportunities for professional growth. Driven Paralegal who thrives in high stress, high-pressure environments and situations involving constant change and vast ambiguity in data and instruction.
Able to type 100 words per minute.
Able to manage a legal office.
I am efficient in the ABRIMs filing system.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Proficient in the use of Lexis Nexis and Case map.
Strong work ethic
Paralegal Specialist, 09/2013 to 02/2017 U.S. Army – Fort Hood, Texas
I joined the United States Military as a 27D (paralegal Specialist) in September 2013.
As a Military Justice paralegal I have completed over 25 non-judicial punishments, 20 Administrative Separations, and 6 Court-Martials.
Assess and evaluate the work product of other paralegals; memorandums, administrative separations, non-judicial punishment and court-martial documentation.
Provide support to attorney's and command teams that need to process actions for soldiers who commit mis-conduct in their units.
Provide legal assistance and notarial services to over 100 service members and their spouses; active duty and retired.
File documentation in accordance with ARIMs (Army Record Information Management System)
Coordinate and Conduct bi-weekly briefings of all legal actions to key leaders of the unit.
Prepare motions, subpoenas, and all other documentation needed.
Coordinate with over 100 witnesses during Court-Martial and Administrative Separation proceedings to ensure timely pick up and arrival, transportation, monetary benefits, and ensure the overall care of the witness is always placed first.
Communicated with outside vendors on behalf of attorneys and legal departments.
Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request.
Acted as liaison between multiple attorneys involved in complex legal issues.
Child and Youth Program Assistant, 06/2012 to 08/2013 Child and Youth School Services – Fort Bragg, NC
Ensured all children had proper documentation from parents to attend field trips.
Prepared daily lesson plans.
Maintained accountability of children in the facility and while on field trips.
Maintain the proper storage and cleanliness of the kitchen facilities within the childcare center.
Provided transportation for children to get to school and back to the child care facility.
Maintain organization of the front desk, collected payment and monitored drop off and pick up of all children within the child care facility.
Cashier, 11/2008 to 06/2009 McDonalds – Fayetteville, North Carolina
Maintained a clean work space to ensure that we passed all health inspections.
Worked under minimal supervision to ensure customer satisfaction.
Received at least 15 customer cards stating my professionalism toward customers.
Able to take multiple customer orders correctly, take money and furnish the correct amount of change.
Recognized for excellence in the drive thru by keeping the time of orders being taken and customers being served under the time McDonalds deemed appropriate.
Assisted higher management in organizing personnel to ensure the shift ran smoothly and we would complete production.
Bachelors of Science: Paralegal Studies, Current University of Great Falls - Great Falls, Montana
Bachelors of Science: Fayetteville State University - Psychology
Bachelors of Science: Queens University of Charlotte - Psychology
Diploma: 06/2010 Seventy First High School - Fayetteville, North Carolina Job Related Training
Basic Leaders Course: 11/2015 U.S. Army -
Certificate of Appreciation: 02/2014 Army Commendation Medal -