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Experienced, Certified Paralegal with excellent office management and client relation skills seeking a position within a corporate legal department where a working knowledge of legal terminology, general law, and legal proceedings pertaining to the following case types will be fully utilized and expanded:

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

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

Windows 98, Word Perfect 8.0, LEXIS/NEXIS, MATLAW, McKinley's, DARKCS
Time Slips / Time Reporter, Forms of Bankruptcy (F.O.B)


Paralegal, Nevins & Associates, Brentonwoods, New York, 8/99 - present

  • Report directly to four attorneys with broad ranged responsibilities that encompass timely and complex preparation of cases from discovery to trial phase.

  • Coordinate multifaceted office functions encompassing court calendar management, retainment of court reporters, and scheduling of conference rooms for deposition proceedings.

  • Liaison between attorneys, clients, healthcare providers, insurance carriers, law firms, and government agencies.

  • Ensure open lines of communication and satisfaction of 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, Funds Recovery, Inc., Levittown, New York, 2/94 - 8/99

  • 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 resumes, 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.


Certificate of Completion, Paralegal Studies Program, 1998
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, at C.W. POST, Brookville, New York
Approved by the American Bar Association


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