CM/ECF Case Management System, PACER, ICCES, PeopleSoft, Windows, Macintosh, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Common Pleas Case Management System, Infocon Case Management System
Developed successful team able to manage high-volume workflows requiring accuracy and attention to detail; facilitate cross-training, as well as training on all new policies and procedure.
Leveraged expertise to identify impacts of Pennsylvania DUI laws on driver license issues; created expungement forms and Stay of License Suspension Form Pending Appeal to meet state Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Instrumental to successful statewide roll-out of new computer system for the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC); served as pilot county tasked with identifying and reporting key issues and providing feedback to technical team.
One of six court executives selected from the entire state to participate in the AOPC creation of User Alerts to notify all users of changes being implemented in the computer system.
Overhauled procedure to enter fines and costs during courtroom proceedings effectively increasing efficiency and decreasing turn-around time for proving judges with information.
Rapidly mastered new role with minimal training to serve as a valued contributor and integral team player.
Program Coordinator May 2013 to April 2014DENVER DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE － Denver, CO
Prepare contested civil complaints for filing by D.A.and prepare and file all other civil complaint and pleadings in a timely fashion and in accordance with the standards of the profession, the office and the Confiscations Unit.
Monitor funds received via court orders and track said monies to ensure they are properly deposited with DPD and Confiscations' Board.
Disburse funds received pursuant to settlement agreements to the appropriate litigants or attorneys in a timely manner.
Prepare and distribute agendas for Property Confiscations Board, coordinate and attend all Board meetings and record actions taken by the Board.
Advise Board on status of various accounts, monitor and submit expense requests to Board.
Resolve operational problems in administration of Property Confiscation Fund by coordination with DPD Budget Office, Finance Office and the Auditor's Office.
Solicit and screen volunteer/intern job descriptions from various units in the office.
Discuss staffing needs with supervisors/managers.
Recruit and screen volunteers/interns by contacting appropriate schools, agencies and individuals to explain the District Attorney's volunteer/intern program.
Maintain appropriate recruitment and screening tools.
Ensure that ads, applications, etc.
are placed and up-to-date in schools, colleges, and universities.
Schedule and interview volunteer/intern applicants.
Case Analyst - One Year Term Position June 2012 to May 201310TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS － Denver, CO
Support staff attorneys for the Office of Staff Counsel for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Proof read all Orders, Orders & Judgments, letters, and memorandums before submission to Article III judges.
Ensure that the case citations are accurate and in compliance with Blue Book formatting, all punctuation and grammar are correct.
Investigate background of criminal defendants motioning for leave to file a second or successive habeas petition in accordance with 28 U.S.C.
Process court appointed attorney payment vouchers in accordance with the Criminal Justice Act.
Open new cases for Petitions for Writ of Mandamus, Hahn Motions, Second/Successive Appeals, and other duties as needed.
First Deputy Clerk of Court January 2002 to June 2012BUTLER COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS － Butler, PA
Lead a 14-member team maintaining legal and accounting records for all criminal cases.
Hold responsibility for accurate tracking and reporting of $400K in costs, fines, and restitution claims monthly; generate and distribute checks to Department of Revenue, county government, and local municipalities; serve as point-of-contact for county and state audits.
Interface with plaintiffs, attorneys, judges, colleagues, and members of the public.
Analyze legislation to develop new forms and processes to ensure compliance.
Track and maintain costs related to sentencing, misdemeanor transfer cases, and accelerated rehabilitation dispositions.
Update all cases with criminal information submitted by District Attorney's Office.
Process court commitment of defendants to State Correctional Institution, including required forms.
Perform accounting functions, including processing NSF checks, tracking and releasing cash bonds, tracking and reissuing outstanding checks, reconciling daily deposits and monthly bank statements for accounts valued at $500K, correcting discrepancies, monitoring escrow and money market accounts, processing accounts payable, and preparing financial reports.
Represent Clerk at court proceedings; swear in defendants and witnesses.
Master of Science : Legal Administration, 2014UNIVERSITY OF DENVER SCHOOL OF LAW － Denver, COLegal Administration
Juris Doctor : 2011DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW － Pittsburgh, PAAward for Outstanding Appellate Brief and Oral Argument
Bachelor of Business Administration : Human Resource Management, 1999SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY － Slippery Rock, PAGPA: Dean's ListHuman Resource Management Dean's List Licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado
Licensed to practice law in the State of Pennsylvania
Volunteer for the Denver Drug Court (March 2013 - May 2013)
Secretary of Home Owners' Association