PERFORMED LEGAL RESEARCH UTILIZING LEGAL SEARCH ENGINES.
Recent paralegal graduate that's outgoing and energetic, seeking full-time or part- time employment.
Performed legal research utilizing legal search engines. Paralegal Intern, Lake Superior Court Room 2, East Chicago IN | April-May 2014
Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.
Prepared case summaries, mortgage foreclosures, e-filing, answered the phone calls and collected information specific to ongoing cases.
Drafting complaints, answers, discovery, mediation summaries and motions; summarizing and abstracting depositions and documentary evidence; investigation and fact gathering; data organization, control and recovery; briefing, analogizing and distinguishing cases; locating and interpreting applicable statutory and decision law; and organizing research into a memorandum Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports Professional Experience Imaging/Mail Room Clerk/Legal Assistant, Pierce & Associates Law Firm Chicago, IL- July 2014- Present Enhances attorney effectiveness by developing case information, evidence, and settlement options; tracking cases; supporting attorney's trial proceedings.
Keeps 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.
Dealing with various documents daily Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress Scanning and uploading documents into their system (Docuware) Researching various files using iSeries and Law Bulletin Access Plus Generates revenues by documenting and inputting attorney billable time and reimbursable expenses; preparing invoices; tracking payments Maintains attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, dispositions, and travel; recording and monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering; anticipating changes in litigation or transaction preparation requirements.
Photo-coping, scanning, dealing with incoming faxes and e-mails Working with different departments inside the firm including attorneys Contacts with executives, managers, supervisors to assist with information exchange and problems Studies management methods to improve workflow Sorting and distributing mail Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review Greeting clients Exchanging and analyzing information Excel, Word, Power-point and Microsoft Office Receptionist/Clerk, Spangler, Jennings and Dougherty Law Firm Merrillville, IN-June 2014 Provides office services by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative projects Answering the phone Taking messages for attorneys Receive incoming mail, e-mails, and faxes Greeting people Processing incoming mail Delivering various documents for clients/attorneys Resolves administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.
Trained new hires within the company Certified Lube Technician/Certified Customer Service Advisor, Jiffy Lube, Crestwood, IL | March 2012-July 2014
Practiced scheduling and placing orders for the store and has experience with inventory.
Competent in automotive safety regulations.
Controlled each Lab in the building Computer Lab Worker/Supervisor, Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL | Oct 2009-May 2010
Maintained the computers, the maintaitence on each lab.
Community Helper/Organizer, Link & Option Center, Markham IL May 2008-Aug 2008 Sales, CUTCO Cutlery & Vector Marketing, Orland Park, IL Dec 2009- Jan 2010
Worked closely with the lead supervisor/owner Helped plan events for the community Organized the fundraiser for the different events we planned Activities Volunteer work at the Boys & Girls Club Lincoln College Soccer Team 2008-2010 Xpressions Modeling Troop 2010-2011 Student Government.
Brown Mackie College, Merrillville, INHonors List GPA 3.45+
Great Attendance : Lincoln College, Lincoln,Associates in Liberal Arts, Minor in Political Science, May 2010 － ILLincoln College, Lincoln,