Skills

Skills

Research (legal)

Code and case law research for history and treatment of issues.  Shepardize cases.  Internet research.

Document prep (legal)

Prepare initial complaints, responsive pleadings, motions for attorney review.

Discovery

Preparation of discovery requests; review/organization of responses received; use of discovery materials received to prepare case.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2006 - Present

Paralegal / Owner

First Choice Paralegal Group, LLC
  • Provides paralegal support on as-needed, contract basis. 
  • Prepares pleadings and legal documents and correspondence
  • Prepares, answers and organizes discovery
  • Interviews clients and witnesses and prepares them for trial
  • Performs legal research
  • Performs background investigations for Guardian ad Litem cases
  • Assists in pre-trial preparation, prepares exhibits and trial binders, and assists attorneys at trial
  • Areas of expertise:  family law:  custody, visitation, divorce, support; civil litigation, bankruptcy, post-conviction, personal injury
Feb 2003 - Dec 2006

Paralegal

Law Offices of Monica J. Chernin
  • Prepared legal documents including pleadings, property settlement agreements, discovery, briefs and rebuttals.
  • Created trial exhibits, prepared trial binders and assisted in pre-trial preparation 
  • Assisted the attorney at trial 
  • Interviewed witnesses and prepared them for trial 
  • Met with clients to discuss and prepare discovery responses, prepare for trial, etc. 
  • Responsible for calendar control, docket control and preparation of correspondence.
Jul 2001 - Feb 2003

Paralegal

Robert P. Dwoskin, Esq.
  • Composed and prepared legal documents: complaints, appeals, motions & pleadings, as well as general office correspondence
  • Met with clients to collect infomation
  • Prepared bankruptcy petitions and a variety of immigration filings
  • Primary point of contact for clients
  • Responsible for calendar and docket control
  • Assisted attorney in collecting documentation for civil, workers comp, personal injury and other cases
Aug 1994 - Jun 2001

Paralegal

Law Offices of Monica J. Cherin
  • Prepared legal documents including pleadings, property settlement agreements, discovery, briefs and rebuttals.
  • Created trial exhibits, prepared trial binders and assisted in pre-trial preparation 
  • Assisted the attorney at trial 
  • Interviewed witnesses and prepared them for trial 
  • Met with clients to discuss and prepare discovery responses, prepare for trial, etc. 
  • Responsible for calendar control, docket control and preparation of correspondence.

Education

Education

Institute for Paralegal Education

Paralegal Ethics:  10/15/08

Witness Preparation for Paralegals: 10/08

Paralegal's Guide to Creating a Trial Notebook:  2008

Bankruptcy Guidelines for the Paralegal:  6/12/08

Organizing Discovery Documents:  5/22/08

1978 - 1981

Montgomery College