Paralegal Specialist Gs 9 resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

To benefit the Department of Justice using accomplished legal skills and extensive experience developed over 14 years as a paralegal/legal assistant and completed Masters in Paralegal Studies degree.

Work Experience
2009 to Current
Paralegal Specialist (GS-9) Miramed Beaverton, OR,
  • Provide direct litigation support for three Assistant United States Attorneys, involving the following responsibilities:
  • Preparing voluminous and complex legal documents, to include: complaints, indictments, search warrants, affidavits, motions, orders, responses, pleadings, jury instructions, trial exhibits, grand jury and trial subpoenas.
  • Electronic case filing and management.
  • Reviewing and organizing materials for trial, to include: briefing, exhibit preparation and organization of all necessary trial related materials.
  • Using online legal research and resources, including citation review.
  • Scheduling and calendar management, to include: docketing and calendar management for active case related events (i.e., interviews, evidence review, court hearings, briefings and appeals, etc.).
  • Grand Jury Coordinator for Spokane office since December 2014.
  • Experience includes primary involvement in preparation of a complex Title III wire intercept cases and civil rights investigations and prosecution.
  • 40 hours per week, Annual Salary: $48, 403.00
2009 to 06/2009
Office Assistant Ada County - Idaho Boise, ID,
  • Fulfilled available temporary assignments
  • 40 hours per week, temporary wage rate
08/2006 to 2009
Victim Witness Coordinator Accurate Home Care Barnum, MN,
  • Worked closely with Office Manager and Current Prosecutor to help office develop strong community support and satisfactory resolutions for victims of state criminal offenses.
  • Served as first point of victim - witness contact within the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
  • Responsible for victim witness duties on high profile cases.
  • Created and implemented strategies and forms for entire Victim Witness Unit.
  • Determined restitution by working with victims and banking institutions.
  • Scheduled, attended and documented interviews between legal counsel and victims, and other witnesses of crime.
  • Prepared and completed court work on a weekly basis.
  • Acted as a liaison between prosecutors, law enforcement, defense counsel, outside advocate agencies and victims.
  • Located missing witnesses by using public records and other research databases.
  • Calculated restitution for court orders.
  • Performed courtroom advocacy for victims.
  • Communicated by letter, email and phone with the public, attorneys, government officials, and media.
  • Scheduled interviews and courtroom testimony.
  • Prepared trial exhibits.
  • Arranged travel as necessary.
  • Maintained court files and tracked filing, hearing and trial dates.
  • Created manuals for Victim Witness Unit and training purposes.
  • Maintained confidentiality personal and law enforcement information to protect integrity of cases and privacy rights.
  • Also provided legal assistance and support for multiple attorneys in office.
  • 35 hours per week, Annual Salary: approximately $39,000.00.
01/1991 to 01/2006
Homemaker Acumatica Bellevue, WA,
  • Stay at home mom - raised three boys.
  • Planned and participated in three international trips.
  • Attended ministry and writing conferences.
  • Organized and implemented conferences and retreats.
  • Created and maintained a pet service business with youngest son.
  • Fulfilled several speaking engagements.
01/1985 to 01/1991
Legal Assistant Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney City, STATE,
  • Responsible for assisting in management of caseload of several attorneys, including current County Prosecutor and Chief Criminal Deputy.
  • Handled felony cases from referral to disposition, including trial and extradition requests.
  • Scheduled and prepared weekly court calendar.
  • Created and maintained records for collection of Interlocal Drug Fund contributions as ordered by the court.
  • Provide statistical reports for felony unit and for Interlocal Drug Fund on quarterly and yearly basis.
  • Prepared orders, motions, affidavits, pleadings, subpoenas, witness lists, jury instructions, extradition paperwork and performed all other case related duties as directed by attorneys.
  • Created manuals as needed for training purposes.
  • Communicated with other law enforcement agencies, Department of Corrections, and the public as needed.
  • 35 hours per week.
Job Related Training

Completion of Fundamentals of Litigation for Criminal Support Staff Seminar at the National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina, June 2012.

Completion of LIONS Seminar at the National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina, November 2010.

Completion of Introduction to Citation and Legal Research at the National Completion of the Crime Victims Service Center Core Training through.

Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates, February 2008.

Expected in December 2013
Master of Paralegal Studies:
George Washington University - Washington D.C.,
GPA: summa cum laude

summa cum laude

Expected in June 1982
Bachelor's Degree: Elementary Education
Lewis and Clark College - Portland, OR
GPA: GPA: 3.64

GPA: 3.64

Major: Elementary Education

Expected in May 1980
Diploma: Biblical Studies Leadership Job Related
Multnomah University - Portland, OR
GPA: GPA: 3.4

GPA: 3.4

Major: Biblical Studies Leadership

Minor: Leadership

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School Attended

  • George Washington University
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Multnomah University

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  • Paralegal Specialist (GS-9)
  • Office Assistant
  • Victim Witness Coordinator
  • Homemaker
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  • Master of Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor's Degree
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