Paralegal Resume

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EVELYN R. JENKINS
98A Forrest Avenue, Brentwood, New York 11717
(631) 489-3029, [email protected]

 

PARALEGAL ASSISTANT

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)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.


EDUCATION

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