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Dedicated and resourceful paralegal with a track record of successfully handling numerous lawsuits from inception to judgment. Looking for work in the field of general civil litigation, offering specialized skills in judgment enforcement, commercial collections, and patent and trademark prosecution and litigation.

Work experience

Feb 2014Present

Paralegal

Burch Dallmann LLP

Responsible for all typical paralegal duties in this civil litigation / intellectual property law firm including, but not limited to, case planning, development, and management; legal research; fact gathering and retrieving information; drafting and analyzing legal documents; collecting, compiling, and utilizing technical information to make an independent decision and recommendation to a staff of four attorneys. Specialized skills acquired include trademark and patent prosecution; e-filing with the USPTO on EFS-Web and TEAS; assisting counsel in preparing inter partes reviews and re-exams; docketing for intellectual property matters; litigation in both District and Superior Court.

20062013

Director of Operations / Litigation Assistant

Aires Law Firm / Law Office of Timothy Carl Aires

Performed all typical legal assistant tasks in this litigation-heavy creditor’s rights law firm including e-filing and counter filing documents with the court; calendar coordination and compliance; legal document preparation; trial organization and preparation; coordination of attorney services including court reporters, process servers and appearance attorneys in all California counties. Administrative duties included law firm and trust accounting; client communication and reporting. 

20022006

Marketing Director / Media Director / Graphic Dersign

Roex, inc.

Developed and implemented multiple marketing campaigns for new and existing product lines for this Orange County nutraceutical manufacturer, including the development and administration of their direct mail, e-mail, web, telemarketing, television and radio campaigns; design of company website and development of their first e-commerce website.  Worked closely with director of research and development to introduce several new product lines with their associated label and packaging designs. Engaged legal counsel to ensure strict FDA compliance of product labels and advertisements.  Produced and syndicated a daily infomercial on over seventy different radio stations nationwide.

20022003

Graphic Design Instructor

Learning Tree University

Taught an introductory course in computer-aided graphic design utilizing Quark XPress for adult students working towards a professional certificate in graphic design. Responsible for curriculum development, lectures, and student evaluation.

19972002

Assistant to the Director/ Marketing Associate

[ocma] Orange County Museum of Art

Provided executive assistance to the museum director, Dr. Naomi Vine and trustees with all aspects of administration of this California-centric modern art museum, including board development; adherence to corporate formalities and maintenance of corporate records; fundraising; exhibition selection, organization and catalog publication. Provided additional creative and administrative support in the areas of public and press relations, including the overall design and branding of exhibitions (such as invitations, publications, banners, posters, newsletters, and press releases).

19931997

Director of Adult Education

Metro Vineyard

Responsibilities included curriculum development, staff training and evaluation. Developed and coordinated more than a dozen adult small groups.

Education

20122013

Paralegal Certificate

UCI Extension

Completed the paralegal certification program at this leading ABA-approved paralegal school, with a special emphasis on civil litigation, corporate law and intellectual property. Courses completed include: Introduction and Fundamentals of Legal Assistance, Legal Writing, Civil Litigation I, Civil Litigation II, Civil Litigation III, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Corporate Law, Contracts, Ethics, Intellectual Property and a Technology Practicum on case management and e-discovery.

19931995

BaCE 

multnomah university

Bachelors degree in the field of theology and education.