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Summary

Legal Assistant with experience supporting partners, managing attorneys, associates and paralegals.  Small office management experience including vendor and facility management, ordering office supplies, setting up office equipment, and developing and maintaining client files.  Experience with billing, calendar management and making travel arrangements.

Work experience

Jan 2007Jan 2009

Sr. Legal Secretary

Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Prepared thorough transcription of written and/or recorded documents, complex litigation documents and, with limited instruction, compose and prepare special court documents;
  • Edited grammar, punctuation or spelling as needed;
  • Exercised initiative judgment in Attorney’s absence;
  • Prioritized and responded to diverse incoming communication
  • Managed attorney calendar to include scheduling appointments, coordinating depositions and other appearances;
  • Recognized and resolved scheduling conflicts;
  • Answered a wide variety of telephone inquiries based on knowledge of the case;
  • Composed complex correspondence for attorney;
  • Established, maintained and revised attorney files;
  • Processed and paid office invoices;
  • Conducted inventory of office supplies;
  • Managed office checking account;
  • Coordinated with building management to maintain office facility and coordinated with vendors regarding order and delivery of office and other supplies; and
  • Coordinated domestic travel arrangements for attorney.
Dec 2004Dec 2007

Legal Assistant

Barrickman, Allred & Young, LLC
  • Performed secretarial duties for partner, two associates and a paralegal;
  • Prepared thorough transcription of written and/or recorded documents, complex litigation documents and, with limited instruction, composed and prepared special court documents;
  • Edited grammar, punctuation and spelling as needed;
  • Demonstrated integrity dealing with confidential information and situations;
  • Assisted attorneys, clients, judges and other legal support staff;
  • Developed, organized and maintained client files; and
  • Performed electronic filing using Lexis Nexis and ECF/Pacer.
Oct 2002Dec 2004

Legal Assistant

McBride & McBride, PC
  • Demonstrated integrity dealing with confidential information and situations;
  • Prepared complaints, citations for contempt, discovery, financial affidavits and other pleadings;
  • Scheduled meetings, conference calls, hearings, mediations, and depositions;
  • Managed multiple calendars to include scheduling appointments and making travel arrangements;
  • Developed, maintained and distributed client invoices;
  • Provided verbal and written communication/customer service to former and current clients, attorneys, judges and other court staff; and
  • Answered multi-line phone.
Jul 2001Oct 2002

Legal Assistant

Hirsch, Partin, Grogan & Grogan, PC
  • Prepared complaints, citations for contempt, discovery, financial affidavits and other pleadings;       
  • Demonstrated integrity dealing with confidential information and situations;
  • Scheduled meetings, conference calls, hearings, mediations, and depositions;
  • Managed multiple calendars to include scheduling appointments and making travel arrangements; and
  • Provided verbal and written communication/customer service to former and current clients, attorneys, judges and other court staff.
Apr 2000Jun 2001

Legal Secretary

Clyatt, Clyatt & Golden, PC
  • Secretary for managing partner and paralegal; 
  • Demonstrated integrity dealing with confidential information and situations; 
  • Developed and maintained client files; and 
  • Provided verbal and written communication/customer service to former and current clients, attorneys, judges and other court staff.

Education

20032005

Master's

19962000

Bachelor's

References

Michael Dolan

Jonathan Hammond

Julia Davis

Skills

PC Law
Legal Billing Program
Legal Files
Case Management Program
TimeMatters
Case Management Program
Microsoft Outlook
MIcrosoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Typing