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Summary

Paralegal with a broad range of legal expertise.Exceptional interpersonal, communication and writing skills.Highly organized and detail-oriented.Efficiently manages projects and time to meet deadlines.Equally comfortable working in groups or individually.Productive and efficient without supervision and under pressure.Adept at assessing situations to find the most cost-effective solution.

Work experience

May 2010Oct 2010

Contract Paralegal Assistant

Perkins Coie, LLP

Worked with attorneys and paralegals on patent and employment litigation:

  • Prepared, analyzed and produced documents to opposing counsel
  • Organized and evaluated documents and exhibits from hearings, trial, and opposing counsel
  • Classified and circulated deposition transcripts to attorneys and paralegals
  • Maintained and updated case files, productions, transcripts and indices of same
Jan 2010May 2010

Contract Paralegal

Gould & Ratner, LLP

Worked with attorneys in contract litigation:

  • Hired to assume the role of head paralegal on the most extensive case in the litigation department
  • Arranged, organized, assembled, maintained, and created indexes for and of documents used at deposition
  • Drafted letters and notices of deposition to plaintiffs and opposing counsel
  • Electronically completed errata sheets and transcripts for Plaintiff review
Oct 2009Dec 2009

Contract Paralegal/Project Assistant

Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney, LTD

Worked with attorneys and other paralegals on toxic tort litigation cases:

  • Reviewed and examined medical records; corresponded with Central Records Depository to ensure that the firm’s medical files were complete; organized records and updated charts to represent such
  • Attended motion call hearing in Madison County, Illinois, with attorneys; drafted and filed motions; notified attorneys and other paralegals of pleadings as they were posted on Lexis-Nexis
Jan 2006Feb 2009

Project Assistant

Latham & Watkins

Worked with paralegals and attorneys on litigation, case management, and trial preparation:

  • Hired to work on the largest patent litigation case in the Chicago office
  • Personally selected to be the only tax litigation Project Assistant
  • Maintained several cases simultaneously and pursued client needs to completion
  • Sustained complex files, pleadings, and correspondence electronically and manually
  • Attended hearings and followed up with paralegals and attorneys to ensure case completion
  • Implemented document reviews with paralegals in locations across the country
  • Interviewed and found new clients at the Domestic Violence Clinic; managed files and discovery
  • Experienced in the litigation, tax, finance, and environmental areas of law
Sep 2002Jan 2006

Writing Center Consultant

Columbia College Chicago

Assisted students with their writing and managed the files for each student:

  • Worked one-on-one with writers on improving the quality of their writing
  • Increased students’ confidence and helped to develop a higher level of investment in success
  • Created Modern Language Association, Revision, and Invention workshops to be used in a traditional classroom
  • Utilized interpersonal skills, data-basing, filing, recording and maintenance of computerized attendance records

Education

Jun 2005Jan 2006

Certificate

Roosevelt University

Graduate-level program approved by the American Bar Association.  Received honors.

Skills

Westlaw
DTE
Interwoven/Filesite
Microsoft Office