Paralegal Assistant Resume Sample

Paralegal Assistant




CERTIFIED PARALEGAL ASSISTANT

Highly competent and well-suited for a position within a corporate legal department, offering expertise in:

Civil Litigation  –  Corporation  –  Wills & Estates  –  Negligence
Matrimonial  –  
Personal Injury  –  Real Estate  –  Malpractice
Family Court  –  Bankruptcy  –  Criminal 

  • Strong working knowledge of legal terminology, general law, and legal proceedings
  • Detail-oriented with excellent research, investigative, and reporting skills
  • Exercise independent judgment and decision-making abilities,
    and a high level of confidentiality
  • Uphold the ethical standards of the legal profession
  • MS Office – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
    LEXIS/NEXIS, MATLAW; McKinley’s and DAKCS
  • Time Slips / Time Reporter, Forms of Bankruptcy (F.O.B.) 
PARALEGAL, Danon, Georges & Dennis | Los Angeles, CA 2007 – Present
  • Report directly to four attorneys with broad ranged responsibilities that encompass the timely and complex preparation of cases from discovery to trial phase.
  • Coordinate office functions encompassing court calendar management, retainment of court reporters, and scheduling of conference rooms for deposition proceedings.
  • Work with attorneys, clients, healthcare providers, insurance carriers, law firms, and government agencies.
  • Ensure clear communication and meet deadlines through execution of dated correspondence.
  • Perform computerized and law library research to obtain and gather case-relevant data and materials.
  • Prepare content-specific case files for attorneys reflecting supporting forms, documentation, and photographs to use during client presentations, and index/cross-reference network database information.
LEGAL ASSISTANT, Asset Recovery | Los Angeles, CA 1998 – 2007
  • Collaborated with Collections, Medical Billing, and Finance departments to obtain documentation pertaining to the status of more than 50 weekly referred collections cases forwarded to the Legal Department.
  • Carefully sourced and selected bonded attorneys across the United States utilizing the American Lawyers Quarterly, Commercial Bar Directory, National Directory List, and Columbia Directory List; determined the appropriate choice upon obtainment and review of résumés, insurance policies, and court filing fees.
  • Integrated traditional investigative methods and DAKCS database system to gather account histories and case-sensitive documentation for attorneys including credit bureau reports, court affidavits, judgments, skip tracing records, bankruptcy notices, banking statements, proof-of-assets, and trial letters.
  • Maintained ongoing communication with attorneys and clients from point of referral/discovery to trial phase, facilitating and expediting case settlements that awarded clients a minimum of 80% in recovered funds.

EDUCATION

Certificate of Completion, Paralegal Studies Program

LOS ANGELES PARALEGAL SCHOOL, Los Angeles, CA

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