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senior paralegal and office manager resume example with 7+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Trusted Paralegal with over ten years of experience offering an extensive legal skill set, proficiency in managing large caseloads and capacity to meet deadlines. Collects, organizes, analyzes and disseminates significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy. Exercises independent judgment regarding legal and contractual matters within broadly defined practices and policies. Consistent and organized with strong client relationships and superior commendations on work ethic.

Skills
  • Typing Speed- 85 wpm
  • Legal Skills
  • Legal Document Preparation Case Management
  • E-filing / Records Management/ Court Calendaring
  • Motions, Contracts & Agreements
  • Client Interviews
  • Billing & Collections
  • Microsoft Office Suite/ QuickBooks/ Teams
  • Google Docs/ Adobe Acrobat
  • Understands Confidentiality
  • Superb Legal Research Skills
  • Expertise in Legal Proceedings
  • Trial Preparation Assistance
  • Legal Terminology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Confidentiality
  • Filing System Organization
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Document Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Legal Research
  • Summary Writing
  • Correspondence and Legal Forms Drafting
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Calendar Management
  • Report Writing
  • Relationship Building
  • Database Searching
  • Legal Correspondence
  • Case Summaries
  • Office Administration
  • File and Records Management
  • Project Management
Experience
09/2019 to 09/2022 Senior Paralegal and Office Manager Woolf Law Firm, LLC | City, STATE,
  • Facilitated communication to enable effective settlement discussions between counsel and defendants.
  • Organized and distributed incoming documents from courts, witnesses and opposing parties.
  • Trained new employees with focus on performance strategies, company procedures and legal requirements.
  • Organized client calendars, prepared mailings and handled high call volumes.
  • Identified and analyzed legal documents, discoveries and contracts.
  • Filed pleadings and paperwork with court clerk to meet strict deadlines.
  • Participated in client interviews, observed questioning process and documented information.
  • Trained staff on office procedures and case-specific duties.
  • Interviewed clients and obtained vital case information to support associates.
  • Prepared compliance and regulatory forms for legal cases and suits.
  • Organized exhibits for trial by preparing materials and supporting documentation.
  • Used WestLaw to examine secondary sources, statutory and case law and federal and state regulations.
  • Oversaw receiving and organizing correspondence, answering and forwarding calls and creating business letters and records.
  • Maintained impeccable office organization to support efficiency, professionalism and performance objectives.
  • Managed office inventory and placed new supply orders.
  • Handled scheduling and managed timely and effective allocation of resources and calendars.
  • Trained and mentored administrative staff members in company policies, daily task execution and industry best practices.
  • Used judgment and initiative in handling confidential matters and requests.
  • Managed, scheduled and coordinated office functions and activities for employees.
  • Sustained office efficiency by implementing and planning office systems, equipment procurement and layouts.
  • Implemented and maintained company protocols to facilitate smooth daily activities.
  • Consulted with management to resolve equipment performance and output quality problems.
  • Interpreted and communicated work procedures and company policies to staff.
  • Reviewed files and records to obtain information and respond to requests.
  • Coordinated office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance with company policies.
  • Elevated customer satisfaction ratings by promptly resolving client and case issues.
  • Automated office operations for managing client correspondence, payment schedules and data communications.
  • Wrote professional business correspondence to maintain strong line of communications.
  • Reduced financial discrepancies by accurately managing accounting documentation while maintaining case costs and billing processes.
  • Managed office budget to handle inventory, postage and vendor services.
  • Automated office operations, managed client correspondence and tracked records.
04/2017 to 07/2018 Paralegal and Office Manager The Howard Law | City, STATE,
  • Maintain all client files - criminal defense; motor vehicle infractions; criminal motor vehicle, etc
  • Transcription; editing; drafting; printing; scanning documents; copying; maintaining client portfolios as well as transferring information into new management software
  • Answer high volume of incoming calls, faxes, emails- main point of contact for all clients Filing of all appearances, motions and requests as needed per case
  • Schedule legal phone calls, meetings and all necessary appointments; calendar all court dates Respond to all email leads pertaining to infraction cases and send out necessary engagement letters and retainer documents/invoices
  • Process client payments; send statements and invoices to clients and update client files appropriately
  • Transcription; editing; drafting; printing; scanning documents; copying; maintaining client portfolios as well as transferring information into management software
  • Responsible for calendaring of all court dates/times into Microsoft Outlook Filing of all appearances, motions and requests as needed per case
  • Organized client calendars, prepared mailings and handled high call volumes.
  • Automated office operations, managed client correspondence and tracked records.
  • Wrote professional business correspondence to maintain strong line of communications.
  • Automated office operations for managing client correspondence, payment schedules and data communications.
10/2012 to 02/2016 Paralegal and Office Manager Law Office Of Kevin R. Joiner, LLC | City, STATE,
  • Organized client calendars, prepared mailings and handled high call volumes.
  • Participated in client interviews, observed questioning process and documented information.
  • Filed pleadings and paperwork with court clerk to meet strict deadlines.
  • Trained staff on office procedures and case-specific duties.
  • Attended administrative hearings to provide viable information and identify additional actions needed.
  • Oversaw receiving and organizing correspondence, answering and forwarding calls and creating business letters and records.
  • Maintained office organization to support efficiency, professionalism and performance objectives.
  • Managed office inventory and placed new supply orders.
  • Monitored payments due from clients and promptly contacted clients with past due payments.
  • Reviewed files and records to obtain information and respond to requests.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2014 to to Paralegal And Business Administration Certification | Legal UConn School of Law, West Hartford, CT , GPA:
Expected in to to | Liberal Arts And General Studies New England College of Business And Finance, Henniker, NH, GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • UConn School of Law
  • New England College of Business And Finance

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Paralegal and Office Manager
  • Paralegal and Office Manager
  • Paralegal and Office Manager

Degrees

  • Paralegal And Business Administration Certification
  • Some College (No Degree)

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