Senior Litigation Paralegal Administrator Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Proficient Administrator/Litigation Paralegal with excellent written and verbal communication and planning skills. Highly skilled at evaluating and prioritizing tasks and implementing procedures to assure maximum efficiency. Successful at managing complex scheduling, office administration, special projects and a diverse team of subordinates. Ambitious and driven to provide exceptional administrative services, management and support. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to the success of the City of Malakoff and to facilitate the implementation of the directives of the Malakoff City Council with hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Highly motivated to learn, grow and face new challenges. Prepared to bring 30+ years of experience to a challenging new role in service to the The City of Malakoff.

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strong planning skills
  • Able to manage diverse team of subordinates
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Meeting Preparation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Dependable and Reliable
  • Case Management
  • Project Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Task Prioritization
  • Community Outreach
Work History
Senior Litigation Paralegal/Administrator, 07/1996 to Current
Universal Health Services Columbus, NE,
  • Responsible for administration and management of law firm pursuant to Business Plan and Mission Statement.
  • Oversee testing, interviewing and making recommendations to partners for new hires.
  • Maintaining employee files and records.
  • Training new legal support staff.
  • Responsible for payroll, accounts payable/receivable for firm and reconciliation of all firm-related accounts.
  • Handle client distributions pursuant to fee contracts, taking into consideration case expenses, settlement or judgment amounts, etc.
  • Research status of projects with Public Utility Commission and market affected landowners in selected route.
  • Organize evidence, exhibits, motions and subpoenas to support cases and prepare for trial.
  • Prepare, index and develop exhibits such as comparable sales information, expert witness exhibits and value documentation.
  • Produce documents and create audio and visual media for presentation.
  • Collaborate with lead attorney and juror specialist to recommend effective strategies for eminent domain cases.
  • Maintain litigation database and document organization for eminent domain cases.
  • Use Excel spreadsheets to track data and calculate information such as potential damages.
  • Research state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Generate leads to meet and exceed revenue goals by identifying new clients.
  • Develop polished legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Adhere to privacy laws to avert possible information breaches and protect client data.
  • Assist up to 7 lawyers at time.
  • Contact clients to schedule appointments and discuss progress of cases.
  • Develop and manage up to 50 cases at a time.
  • Perform extensive title research and summaries.
  • Review, edit and proofread litigation for proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Review case files and report case progress to clients.
  • Produce legal documents such as briefs, pleadings and appeals.
  • Coordinate trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Promote firm's value and brand, and researched legal market to target new accounts.
  • Perform administrative tasks, including revising and finalizing letters, briefs and memos
Rental Property Manager, 07/1996 to Current
Country Family Partners, Ltd. City, STATE,
  • Communicated effectively with owners and tenants.
  • Develop annual operating budgets and forecasts, as well as sales and marketing plans.
  • Established favorable rates with owners and prepared Residential, Commercial and Vacation Rental agreements.
  • Administered property-related budgets, reviewed invoices and tracked costs.
  • Kept properties in compliance with local, state and federal regulations, including prohibiting any form of discrimination in operational practices.
  • Maximized rental income while minimizing expenses through effective planning and control.
  • Collected and maintained careful records of rental payments and payment dates.
  • Delivered emergency 24-hour on-call service for tenants on building issues.
  • Conducted inspections of property grounds, buildings and equipment to identify maintenance concerns and direct timely repairs.
  • Analyzed and evaluated monthly and quarterly financial statements.
  • Evaluated and recommended changes in rental pricing strategies to remain competitive in market.
  • Minimized vacancy periods by collaborating with building owners to strategize improvements to marketing initiatives, business plans and tenant outreach programs.
  • Prepared specifications, solicited bids and approved subcontracts for building services.
  • Completed final move-out walk-throughs with tenants to identify any required repairs.
  • Maintained original leases and renewal documents in digital and hardcopy format for property management office.
  • Coordinated with janitorial and engineering staff on maintenance and upkeep.
  • Developed and executed plan to achieve and maintain 90% or better rate of occupancy.
  • Followed up on delinquent tenants and coordinated collection procedures.
  • Handled tenant complaints promptly and appropriately, calling in repairmen and other support services as needed.
  • Furnished and decorated new half-million dollar vacation rental property, photographed and marketed online to achieve a $24,000 profit in the first 9 months of operation.
Bookkeeper/Manager, 07/1996 to 07/2006
Glenn Sodd City, STATE,
  • Established QuickBooks accounting system to reflect accurate financial records.
  • Reviewed and filed financial documents, coded accounting entries for data processing and posted daily receipts and payments in accordance with all corporate protocols.
  • Verified accurate recordkeeping processes, reducing financial inconsistencies.
  • Reviewed and processed employee expense reports and vendor invoices for payment.
  • Calculated deductions and processed payroll for 12 employees.
  • Supported operations by communicating with customers, filing documents and managing data.
  • Diminished financial discrepancies and managed monetary transactions, including deposits and credit card transactions.
  • Completed payroll for employees and maintained detailed records of procedures.
  • Applied proper codes to invoices, files and receipts to keep records organized and easily searchable.
  • Entered financial information and payments to guarantee accurate and on-time payments for employees and vendors.
  • Eliminated discrepancies in finances by expertly documenting expenses, monitoring income, handling bank deposits and managing statements.
  • Tracked expenses and income for businesses while organizing and maintaining bank statements for checking accounts.
  • Tracked business revenue and expenditures and reconciled accounts to maintain high accuracy.
  • Maintained and processed invoices, deposits and money logs.
  • Investigated daily variances uncovered with reports and corrected errors to resolve discrepancies.
  • Reported financial data and updated financial records in ledgers and journals.
  • Organized and carried out proactive month-end, quarterly and year-end processes.
Paralegal/Office Manager, 02/1993 to 07/1996
Jay A. Taylor, P.C. City, STATE,
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Researched innovative methods of adding value to key client relationships by providing timely material to facilitate frequent interactions with clients.
  • Researched bankruptcy loan files to confirm federal guideline compliance.
  • Evaluated multiple facets of substantive law, including domestic relations, property law and bankruptcy.
  • Conducted detailed client intakes and entered information into company database.
  • Contributed to, maintained and updated online data repositories for accessibility and to reflect firm standards.
  • Communicated pertinent information to clients via phone, email and mail.
  • Conducted skip traces to obtain case participant information.
  • Directed and coordinated law office activities, including service of subpoenas and scheduling of depositions.
  • Communicated with outside vendors on behalf of attorneys and legal departments.
  • Reduced project lags by coaching staff on best practices and company processes.
  • Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request.
  • Trained and managed 10 employees in best practices and protocols to realize maximum productivity.
  • Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings.
  • Developed polished legal documents, including motions and briefs, to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Developed project management processes to improve cost-effective service to clients.
  • Contacted key witnesses to testify at court hearings.
  • Supervised appointment scheduling for 2 attorneys.
  • Developed and promoted firm online systems and liaised with users to gather feedback.
  • Created and implemented all policies, work flow processes and work assignments.
  • Created weekly, monthly and quarterly expense reports, including employee success and revenue reports.
  • Developed and managed up to 300 Collection cases..
  • Maintained ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase to facilitate expeditious litigation.
Intake Clerk, 01/1991 to 02/1992
Harris County District Clerk's Office City, STATE,
  • Served as a Deputy for the Harris County District Clerk by assisting up to 50 attorneys and pro se filers with the initial process of filing legal documents.
  • Performed verification of jurisdiction and court selection process.
: Business Management , Expected in
LeTourneau University - Longview, TX
  • Coursework in Management and Leadership, Business Ethics, Business Communication for Managers, Marketing Principles, Principles of Economics,Math Modeling for Decision-Making, Managerial Accounting, Business Law, as well as various courses in the field of Psychology.
  • Completed 48 cumulative hours with a 3.88 GPA.
Certificate of Paralegal Studies: Law, Expected in
Southwestern Paralegal Institute - Houston, TX,
Associate of Arts: Business, Expected in
Navarro College - Corsicana, TX

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School Attended
  • LeTourneau University
  • Southwestern Paralegal Institute
  • Navarro College
Job Titles Held:
  • Senior Litigation Paralegal/Administrator
  • Rental Property Manager
  • Bookkeeper/Manager
  • Paralegal/Office Manager
  • Intake Clerk
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Certificate of Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Arts