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Paralegal

Poway, CA

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Summary

To obtain a challenging position using my organizational, analytical, legal and computer skills.

Work Experience

Paralegal

Wasserman ∙ Kornheiser, LLP, San Diego, CA

Sep 2009Current

Responsible for opening all new personal action matters
  • Maintain a case load of over two hundred active litigation matters
  • Maintain complete calendar for all hearings and filing deadlines
  • Maintain accurate billing and disbursement records
  • Draft and file motions and pleadings
  • Follow up with publications of summons
  • Draft and file new complaints in Superior Court and Small Claims Court
  • File Certificates of Service, Certificates of Progress, Proofs of Service via mail (civil), Case Management Statements, Request for Dismissals, Requests for Entry of Defaults and Request for Court Judgments
  • Maintain calendars for three attorneys
  • Apply for issuance of Abstracts; upon receipt I have them recorded with the County Recorder's Office
  • Apply for Writs and upon receipt, pursue with enforcement of Judgment via bank levies, till taps and Wage Garnishment Orders
  • Forward monthly status reports to all Property Management and / or Home Owners' Associations
  • Communicate with the Court and Calendar clerks to have hearings and Orders to show cause either rescheduled or vacated
  • Set up Court Calls
  • Set up Ex Parte hearings
  • Answer client and defendant calls regarding service of process
  • Preparing Memorandum of Costs
  • Review the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of various client Homeowners' Associations

Paralegal

Alliance Law Center, San Diego, CA

Mar 2009Aug 2009

Prepared Loan Modification Documents
  • Managed all aspects of client contact
  • Assisted the lead attorney in Forensic Document Review of loan documents
  • Managed attorney calendar
  • Facilitated follow with twenty five mortgage lenders
  • Met with clients in office to go over the modification process
  • Prepared court documents for Real Estate Litigation
  • Maintained an active follow up with the lender negotiators
  • Negotiated modification details in favor of the client

Paralegal

Reese Law Group, San Diego, CA

Feb 2008Mar 2009

Drafted Motions for service by publication across the State of California
  • Managed the calendar for serving defendants via publication
  • Placed service publications in various county adjudicated newspapers
  • Filed Certificates of Service with the Superior Court in San Diego County
  • Filed Proofs of Service in various courts
  • Prepared Abstracts and filed them with the courts
  • Enforced money judgments via bank levies, till taps and wage garnishments
  • Prepared Stipulations for defendants to sign
  • Prepared Motions for Summary Judgment
  • Drafted and filed Case Management Conference Statements with the courts
  • Followed up with the courts on Motions filed
  • Managed the diaries
  • Managed case files from filing of a law suit till judgment was entered
  • Prepared and filed Summary Judgment Packets for the court

Paralegal

Horton, Oberrecht, Kirkpatrick & Martha, San Diego, CA

Nov 2006Dec 2007

Assisted five attorneys in insurance defense cases
  • Prepared detailed summaries of Plaintiff's medical records
  • Assisted attorneys in trial preparation
  • Prepared exhibits and organized experts for trial
  • Prepared civil subpoenas for medical records
  • Coordinated service efforts with attorney services
  • Contacted police departments and other entities for records
  • Communicated with the Court Clerk regarding hearings and Orders to show cause
  • Maintained calendars for two attorneys
  • Setup Ex parte hearings and Court Calls
  • Summarized depositions, employment records, billing records & discovery responses
  • Internet research of public records

Paralegal

Patenaude &Felix, San Diego, CA

Jul 2006Nov 2006

Worked in the post judgment department
  • Prepared Abstracts And submitted them to the court for filing
  • Recorded the Abstracts with the County Recorder
  • Managed the appearance calendar for two attorneys
  • Enforced money judgments
  • Prepared files using I-Manage and monitored file movement

Legal Clerk

CALPAP - McGeorge School of Law, Otay Mesa, CA

Oct 2005Sep 2006

Picked up Parole Packets from R.J. Donovan State Prison
  • Opened new violation cases for active parolees
  • Assigned opened cases to contract attorneys
  • Followed up with the outcome of the cases and recorded them in company database
  • Managed incoming calls from parolees at various detention facilities and prisons
  • Maintained a daily calendar for all hearings held by the Deputy Commissioner
  • Redacted all case files
  • Acted as a liaison between attorneys and their clients (parolees)

Assistant to Operations Manager

California Guard Management, San Diego, CA

Oct 2003Sep 2005

Drafted the Corporation's Incorporation Documents
  • Managed the meeting's minutes
  • Facilitated the application process for new employees
  • Maintained a weekly schedule for 45-60 security officers
  • Took incoming calls from clients and employees
  • Assisted in drafting of the security contracts
  • Performed in-office drug testing for new applicants
  • Followed up on incidents on client property with the client and security officer
  • Generated invoices and submitted to clients' accounts payable departments
  • Printed out detex patrol scan reports
  • Monitored vehicle patrol scanners

Biller / Collector

Tenet Health Systems, San Diego, CA

Feb 2000Oct 2003

Handled a workload of fifty active accounts
  • Electronically and manually submitted billing to insurance companies
  • Received and followed up in all patient and insurance company calls
  • Explained to patients their insurance coverage, policy limits and overall aspects
  • Negotiated payments with insurance companies in accordance with contract guidelines
  • Aided self pay patients with various payment options

Education

Certificate in Intellectual Property

University of California, La Jolla, CA

Master of Forensic Sciences

National University, La Jolla, CA

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

National University, La Jolla, CA

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies

Coleman College, San Diego, CA

Certificate

The Tax College, San Diego, CA

Additional Information

COMPUTER SKILLS: 
 
IBM PC and Compatibles, Microsoft Windows XP; ME; Vista, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Legal Solutions, Hot Docs, Practice Advantage, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Timeslips, Point, I-Manage, Time Matters, ProLaw and PC Law.
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