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