Jan Siskin

  • Jacksonville US-FL


Scottish terriers, classical music, reading


My goal is to obtain a position as a legal secretary or other legal staff member, in which I may use my extensive experience to assist attorneys in daily business and trial work.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Oct 2008

Legal Secretary

Rogers Towers PA

Floater legal secretary, all departments, partner level:labor and employment, commercial litigation, construction litigation, bankruptcy litigation, real estate, transactional, health care law.

Aug 2006 - Jun 2007

Legal Secretary

Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Secretary to litigation paralegal.  Floater legal secretary:  trust and estates, real estate, commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, transactional. 

Jun 2004 - Aug 2006

Legal Secretary

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Floater secretary, all departments, partner level:  commercial litigation, real estate, transactional, copyright, bankruptcy litigation.

Nov 2002 - Nov 2003

Legal Secretary

Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch

Secretary to two commercial litigation partners.  Input, revised and prepared motions and briefs for filing and service.  Drafted routine correspondence. Maintained contact with clients, local counsel, opposing counsel and court. Arranged travel.  Served as firm administrator for MCLE compliance in New York State using Logicat CE Manager software.  Enrolled attorneys in CLE courses and lectures and coordinated in-house training.  Served as member of firm portal development committee and software pilot programs.  Scheduled court reporters, videographers, audio-visual conference calls.  Maintained files.

Jan 2001 - Nov 2002

Legal Secretary

Proskauer, Rose

Secretary to one partner and one associate in the area of ERISA litigation, principally class actions.  Input, revised and prepared motions and briefs for filing and service, including U.S. Supreme Court writ of certiorari.  Communicated with clients, opposing counsel, insurance carriers, independent fiduciaries and investment managers.  Prepared correspondence; reviewed and corrected bill pro formas and mailed bills.  Arranged travel; tracked CLE requirements and compliance.  Edited and compiled papers for presentations and seminars. Booked court reporters, arranged audio-visual conference calls, prepared meeting minutes.  Maintained files.

Jul 1997 - Jan 2001

Legal Secretary

Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.

Secretary to two labor/litigation partners representing defendants in Title VII discrimination cases, class actions and prevention of union organization.  Prepared correspondence to clients and court.  Arranged for filing and service of court documents.  Communicated with clients, court, EEOC and litigation consultants.  Arranged for attorney travel and coordinated reporters and accommodations for out-of-town depositions and seminars.  Entered timesheets. Prepared and maintained litigation files.


Aug 2009 - Present


University of Phoenix

Masters degree expected February, 2011.

Sep 1972 - May 1976


Westminster Choir College of Rider University

Piano performance major.  Winner of the Arthur Judson prize in piano.



Computer software

Typing 70-80 wpm Software:  Microsoft Office applications, Summation, Westlaw training, DealProof, GroupWise, Outlook Express, PC Docs, DocsOpen, MailSite, Interwoven Desksite, Worldox, DTE, TABS III, Carpe Diem, Elite, DeltaView, Logicat CE Manager, Blackberry, Macintosh proficient



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