Victim Witness Paralegal Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Dedicated, organized and motivated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference. Eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Ability to maintain multiple projects, tight deadlines, and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment. Detailed-oriented, enjoy working with and assisting public. Motivated, enthusiastic, encouraging and dependable. Capacity to work with diverse individuals. Effective communicator and attentive listener. Committed to excellent service.

  • Expertise in legal proceedings
  • Understands confidentiality
  • Superb legal research skills
  • Team-oriented
  • Strong research skills
  • Troubleshooting complex problems
  • Office administration
  • File and Records Management
  • Strategic planner
  • Organization
  • Multitasking
  • Computer skills
Victim/Witness Paralegal, 01/2020 to 11/2020
State Of Alaska Kotzebue, AK,
  • Working with victims of crime to provide them with support, victims' rights information, referrals to other resources, and restitution information.
  • Informing appropriate persons as changes occur in criminal cases.
  • Initiating and responding to various requests for information and case correspondence.
  • Preparing legal documents.
  • Locating and interviewing victims and witnesses.
  • Handling the subpoena process and scheduling of witnesses to appear in court, and arranging for their travel and accommodation when needed.
  • Preparing witnesses to testify in court.
  • Working with law enforcement, the courts, and other agencies in the criminal justice system.
  • Coordinating the appearance and payment of expert witnesses for trial.
  • Preparing trial notebooks and exhibits.
  • Participating on community task forces as requested by the District Attorney.
  • Working with crime victims and witnesses.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice process.
  • Victim-witness coordination, interviewing people, summarizing their statements, and scheduling and preparing them for court.
  • Creating and formatting documents in programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat X Pro.
  • Knowledge of crime victims' rights in Alaska.
  • Independently creating, labeling, and organizing various materials and documentation Accomplish a high-volume of work.
  • Organizational skills, regularly prioritize tasks, work effectively under pressure, apply sound judgment, and perform in a highly independent manner.
  • Cross-training and coordination of unit duties with other staff.
  • Communicate with individuals from various social, economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Work effectively and calmly with individuals who are often emotionally distraught, upset or hostile.
Office Assistant IV - Clerical Supervisor, 11/2016 to 01/2020
Quinstreet Orlando, FL,
  • Liaised with IT and human resources teams to establish best practices for new employee onboarding.
  • Establish and maintain efficient clerical systems and procedures for processing documents, applications, records, licenses, and other paperwork; ensure sufficient work coverage and efficient use of staff and equipment; monitor costs; and analyze and make recommendations concerning staffing, equipment, and space requirements.
  • Evaluate, update, and process Position Descriptions to reflect changes in job duties or assignments.
  • Develop interview questions; review prospective employee applications for the requisite education and experience; lead or participate in the screening, interviewing, and rating of applicants; interview the qualified job candidates; and select or effectively recommend qualified applicants.
  • Establish work priorities and schedules, provide training specific to the subordinate’s assigned duties, review work assignments, and provide constructive feedback; coach, mentor, and guide the development of subordinate staff; and manage and approve subordinate leave requests.
  • Evaluate the performance of staff through formal performance evaluations; counsel clerks on disciplinary issues; and identify and provide additional training to improve performance, as necessary.
  • Complete all written documentation regarding disciplinary and/or other relevant personnel issues.
  • Maintain proficiency in using computer systems and office software programs and software updates; provide training to staff as personal computer or software updates occur.
  • Examine documents and/or information concerning situations or applications that require a complete understanding of agency practices, policies, and guidelines as well as past situations and work experiences in order to reconcile multiple resources and guidelines and articulate a solution or outcome appropriate to the situation at hand.
  • Assess policies, procedures, and regulations for evaluation, and provide recommendations regarding changes to internal clerical processes.
  • Perform clerical tasks that require a comprehensive knowledge of the work unit’s procedures, policies, and workflow; perform the work of subordinate clerical staff as needed.
  • Considerable knowledge of the use of filing and computer systems in a business environment, including methods of data recording, storage, and retrieval.
  • Considerable knowledge of document format, use, and processing methods.
  • Working knowledge of office management, supervision, and training principles and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of correct business practices, correspondence, and typing formats, including the proper use of English grammar, composition, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Proficient in organizing, planning, and directing work flow and procedures for record-keeping, filing, and other office systems.
  • Proficient in comprehending written material and interpreting and applying rules and instructions.
Law Office Assistant, 02/2016 to 07/2016
State Of Alaska Department Of Law City, STATE,
  • Answer the multi-line phone for the office;
  • Take detailed messages;
  • Open files in database and generate corresponding forms;
  • Log, scan, copy and redact all discovery and police reports received by the agency;
  • Calendar upcoming court hearings;
  • Research court files;
  • Process outgoing mail;
  • Closing, scanning, and archiving files;
  • Reviewing, preparing, notarizing and filing legal documents;
  • Respond to request for general information from clients and other agencies by phone or in person;
  • Serve as a contact person and liaison between the staff and individuals outside the agency to: relay and explain case status, court appointment of legal counsel, purpose of forms and correspondence and date and time of court appearances.
  • Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software (PM); confirming case status with attorney.
  • 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.
  • Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress.
  • 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.
  • Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Building and maintaining working relationships with partner agencies;
  • Problem solving, conflict resolution, multi-tasking, and working independently; and
  • Responding to a variety of requests with tight deadlines.
  • Highly developed critical thinking skills to apply complex concepts, policies, and procedures to successful program administration;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Practice Manager with the ability to quickly learn programs
  • Effective organizational and time management skills;
  • Positive attitude and professional integrity.
Office Manager, 09/2010 to 09/2015
Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council City, STATE,
  • Interacted professionally with customers and inside personnel, answering questions and responding to phone and email inquiries.
  • Oversaw day-to-day office operations, including receiving and organizing correspondence, answering and forwarding calls and creating business letters and records.
  • Replenished office supplies, placing new orders for restocking to maintain inventory.
  • Managed office paperwork, including scanning documents and routing business correspondence.
  • Maintained impeccable office organization to support efficiency, professionalism and performance objectives.
  • Made orders for new office supplies based on demand and budgetary restraints.
  • Handled scheduling and managed timely and effective allocation of resources and calendars.
  • Recorded meeting minutes for documentation purposes and disseminated to personnel.
  • Coordinated travel arrangements by booking hotel rooms, car rentals and flights for staff.
  • Oversaw workforce management and staff scheduling to keep office operations running smoothly.
  • Cultivated community relations and worked with teams to optimize programs.
  • The position combined organizational support, program development, detailed reporting and flawless execution of duties, required high attention to detail, impeccable proof-reading skills .
  • Develop and maintain corporate correspondence, financial & other office records.
  • Manage routine requirements of the office. •Initiate contact with legal counsel, certified public accountants, vendors, professional service contractors, service and providers and others.
  • Code invoices to budget for accounts payable, manage timesheets and personal leave forms.
  • Work with Accounting/Grants Manager on weekly accounts payable and payroll.
  • Coordinate Council & Committee meetings, preparing packets.
  • Arranging logistics at venues, travel arrangements for staff and members.
  • Organize teleconferences and web-based meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with the Council Policies.
  • Coordinate Council and Committee meetings of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee, The Credentials Committee, and for the Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety Committee, the Environmental Monitoring Committee and the Protocol Control Committee, as well as sub-Committee/Working Group meetings.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 05/2007
Kaplan University - Davenport, IA
Associate of Applied Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in 05/2005
Kaplan University - Davenport, IA
Accounting Clerk Certificate: Accounting And Business Management, Expected in
Arizona Business College - Prescott, Arizona,
Activities and Honors

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Volunteer Alaska Food Bank 2006-2009 Member Soroptimist International 2001-2006 Member Key International Honor Society 2006-Present Member American Criminal Justice Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon 2004-Present

Additional Information
  • Supervisory role; Created & implemented innovative structural measures to aid in time management; Performed a variety of managerial functions. Researched, evaluated and collected data; Assisted in development of reports, presentations & meeting materials. Created and formatted documents, Maintained databases, Maintained Records management in accordance with record retention standards; Posted and dispersed court documents. Prepared, filed and notarized legal documents.

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School Attended
  • Kaplan University
  • Kaplan University
  • Arizona Business College
Job Titles Held:
  • Victim/Witness Paralegal
  • Office Assistant IV - Clerical Supervisor
  • Law Office Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Accounting Clerk Certificate

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