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Paralegal

Highlands Ranch, CO

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

Summary

Self-motivated, energetic team player seeks a position utilizing her legal, administrative, real estate and sales skills.

Work Experience

Paralegal

Silver & DeBoskey, A Professional Corporation, Denver, CO

Jun 2011Jun 2013

Silver & DeBoskey, A Professional Corporation; Denver, CO  
Litigation Paralegal. Supported five attorneys and responsible for a diverse case load including commercial FEDs, commercial debt collection, complex commercial and civil litigation. Knowledgeable and efficient in State County and District Courts in addition to Colorado Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, US District Court and US Bankruptcy courts. Duties include case management, discovery review, analysis, and preparation. Draft pleadings and correspondence including discovery preparation and responses, subpoena witnesses, document management, trial calendar management, trial preparation, e-filing through LexisNexis, ICCES and PACER. Research through Westlaw and CoCourts. Proficient in Microsoft applications including Excel.

Paralegal

Darling Milligan Smith & Lesch, PC, Denver, CO

Sep 2007Jun 2011

Work directly for Senior Partner and am responsible for providing assistance to other Partners and associate attorneys in commercial and civil litigation, including construction defects, personal injury, corporate, and real estate law matters, and debt collection cases. Duties include reviewing, drafting and preparing corporate and real estate documents; drafting pleadings, discovery, and correspondence for litigation cases; preparing and filing of corporate minutes, bylaws, Articles and other corporate documents as well as creating entities and filing required documents with Secretary of State and IRS; and drafting and managing debt collection cases. Additional duties include e-filings in LexisNexis and PACER, filings with AAA, running ACCURINT reports, docketing trial and real estate deadlines, general trial preparation and attendance, QuickBooks input, routine handling of correspondence, and maintaining case management system to ensure all deadlines are met.

Real Estate Broker Associate

Coldwell Banker and 360 Real Estate, Denver, CO

Oct 1997Dec 2010

Assisting the public with acquisitions and sales of residential real estate. Duties include writing, reviewing and negotiating contracts; analyzing current market conditions and title documents; real estate investment advising; training and supervising other broker associates; reviewing HUD statements and all closing documents; and attending real estate closings. Also was responsible for managing, hiring and training new agents.

Paralegal

Jeffrey R. Edelman, P.C, Parker, CO

Nov 2006Sep 2007

Duties included researching Colorado rules and statutes as well as discovery research, drafting pleadings, motions and responses of domestic and family law cases. Responsible for communicating effectively with clients, other attorneys and the Courts in scheduling trials, motions hearings and conferences, preparing trial and exhibit notebooks and assisting the clients with their negotiations and mandatory disclosures.

District Court Division Clerk

State of Colorado, Golden, CO

Feb 1994Feb 1999

Assisted the public with case filings; scheduled court hearings for docket; typed daily minutes and transcripts as directed by District Court Magistrates. Also, assisted District and County Attorneys, Probation and Police Officers with court procedures and filings.

County Court Clerk III

State of Colorado, Golden, CO

Sep 1990Feb 1994

Completed facilitation and management of Traffic Division including scheduling dates for trials and hearings for four County Court Divisions. Processed incoming tickets and animal control cases; fielded incoming phone inquires; completed data entry filing; and completed multiple tasks within department as needed.

Senior Field Secretary to Vice-President of Operations

ITT Consumer Financial Corp, Englewood, CO

Oct 1989Dec 1989

Responsible for compiling, typing and filing all correspondence for regional divisions; interacted with six Assistant Vice-Presidents performing various tasks such as compiling reports, making weekly airline and hotel reservations, and screening telephone calls; reviewed and filed confidential employment appraisals; public notary for property deeds; managed daily and monthly cash control reports; and maintained database and corporate files.

Branch Secretary/Cashier

ITT Consumer Financial Corp, Wheat Ridge, CO

Jul 1989Oct 1989

Responsible, without direct supervision, for the front office activities including opening and closing procedures, cash control, preparation of daily and monthly reports, company operations, file maintenance and responding to telephone inquiries. Assisted loan officers with account collections and account re-issue.

Administrative Assistant to President and Vice-President

NPMC, Inc, Aurora, CO

Jul 1988Jul 1989

Performed all operational administrative duties including customer service, composition of division correspondence and weekly company newsletter; assisted telephone inquiries; managed employee selection, hiring and supervision.

Senior Terminal Operator

Beneficial Financial Services, Wheat Ridge, CO

Nov 1984Jun 1988

for branch office. Duties included processing all commercial and retail account transactions; posting of accounts payable and receivable; assisting other Colorado offices with tracking and trouble-shooting of information; maintaining office supervision including cash control.

Accounts Receivable Clerk

A Beeper Company, Denver, CO

May 1984Nov 1984

Duties entailed posting and maintaining account payments; directing incoming mail and supervising of secretary and receptionist; providing general office assistance including assisting senior account manager with accurate account inventory and client assistance.

Education

Real Estate

Jones Business College, Denver, CO

1997

Clarinda High School, Clarinda, IA

1984

Skills

E-filing in LexisNexis, ICESS, and Pacer. Legal research through Westlaw. Highly efficient with Microsoft Windows applications including Excel.

Additional Information

As you can see from my resume, in addition to the areas of real estate and corporate practice, I have enhanced my skills and am extremely proficient in the practice of commercial and civil litigation, including construction defects and breach of contract claims, Forcible Entry and Unlawful Detainer cases and commercial debt collection. I have had practical experience in creating corporate entities, reviewing and drafting real estate documents, drafting and reviewing pleadings, responses, discovery disclosures, depositions, subpoenas, preparing spreadsheets, trial preparation and attendance, filing and serving pleadings in LexisNexis File & Serve, ICCES, PACER, and calendaring deadlines for various civil and collection cases. 
 
In addition to possessing strong organization and time management skills, I have exceptional research and follow through abilities when it comes to gathering important information that will support the development of cases and legal transactions, including Westlaw and CoCourts applications. I am also proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Access.  
 
I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to learn more about your company, the requirements of the position, and how my qualifications may fit into your firm. My salary requirements would be a base salary of $65,000 annually, although I am open to other offers. 
 
Thank you for considering me for this position. You may contact me at (720) 495-3754 or via e-mail ctiffeni1@aol.com. I look forward to hearing from you.  
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tiffeni Contiguglia
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