To gain a position as a criminal defense investigator where I can be a part of a team helping defendants get the best defense possible.
Strong written and oral communicaton
Observant, eye for detail
Receptionist/Paralegal, Notary Public May 2014 to June 2015Law Office of Sarah Christensen, P.C － Colorado Springs, CO
Responsible for answering phones, creating correspondence, drafting motions, pleadings, orders, intake of monies received, mail distribution, scheduling, setting appointments, court dates, ordering and distributing discovery, opening and closing files, office filing, research, trial notebooks.
Receptionist/Paralegal, Notary Public February 2008 to September 2010Law Office of Steven U. Mullens, P.C － Colorado Springs, CO
Conducted legal research, scheduled and coordinated depositions and Independent Medical Examinations, responded to discovery, drafted interrogatories, managed calendars, prepared hearing materials, all aspects of file management, heavy transcription and preparing all aspects of legal documents, including motions, briefs, medical summaries, settlement documents.
A lot of interaction with clients, medical professionals, Workers' Compensation Hearing Office and insurance adjusters.
Legal Assistant, Notary Public February 2007 to May 2007City Attorney's Office － Colorado Springs, CO
Supported four attorneys and two paralegals doing predominately civil work.
Responsible scheduling, transcribing, correspondence, motions and other documents for filing, E-filing, office filing, opening and closing files and notarizing documents.
Paralegal, Notary Public February 2006 to May 2007Law Office of Dennis W. Hartley, P.C. － Colorado Springs, CO
Caseload included civil and criminal matters, in state and federal court, ADC and CJA cases.
Drafted and finalized all motions, pleadings, correspondence, fee agreements and subpoenas, used transcription/Dictaphone regularly.
Responsibilities also included all billing, handling of all monies paid to the firm, all mail, phone calls, office filing, discovery request and pickup.
Established internship programs with Pikes Peak Community College and Chadron State, Nebraska.
Notarized documents when needed.
Sales Assistant/Office Manager January 2005 to February 2006Yellow Book USA － Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Alamosa, CO
Supported one District Sales Manager, two Assistant Sales Managers and a sales crew of up to 18 people.
Responsible for final proofing of all contracts before publication.
Reduced error queries by 40%.
Maintained confidentiality of all customer information.
Performed all secretarial duties, managed a multi-line phone system
Handled checks equaling tens of thousands of dollars on a daily basis, handled customer complaints and all technical issues with IT department, kept account information confidential on a
Paralegal/Legal Assistant February 2004 to February 2005Kaufman and Levinson, LLC － Colorado Springs, CO
Performed all functions of a paralegal in a high profile criminal defense law firm including frequent contact with CBI, expert witnesses, doctors and medical offices, draft and finalize motions, pleadings, correspondence and subpoenas.
Ordering and picking up from Discovery and crime lab, performing background checks and many of the other responsibilities and duties as mentioned under Attorney Dennis W. Hartley.
Handled scheduling, transcribing, correspondence, motions and other documents for filing, E-filing, office filing, opening and closing files and notarizing documents.
Bachelor of Science : Criminal Justice, 2006Colorado Technical University － Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Associate of Science : Criminal Justice, 2004Blair College － Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Associate of Science : Legal Assisting/Paralegal, 2002Blair College － Colorado Springs, CO, USA