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Paralegal

Philadelphia, PA

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
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Summary

To obtain a position that will utilize my numerous legal, office, organizational, and interpersonal skills to the fullest, while allowing me to learn other skills as well.

Work Experience

Paralegal

Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, P.C,

2009Current

Draft Motions for Summary Judgment and any other Motions
  • Draft Discovery Responses to Co-Defendants
  • Prepare Answers to Complaints
  • Mainly receipt and review of Entries of Appearances (EA) and Notices of Discovery to Plaintiff (NDP) from other defense firms
  • Take note of notices of depositions, discovery response requests, correspondence from Recordtrak and MCS.
  • Handle medical lead assignments
  • Review and organize medical records
  • Interrogatory Answers summary
  • Maintain Local trial charts
  • Send out discovery to plaintiff
  • File Discovery in Northampton via Lexis Nexis File and Serve
  • File Discovery in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and the Western Pennsylvania Counties as well in Federal Court
  • Track all National Cases, maintain and update databases
  • Prepare Quarterly Fee and Expense Reports for the local counsel handling the national cases

Legal Secretary

Paul, Reich & Myers, P.C,

2005 2009

Type Interrogatories, Motions, Dismissal letters, Product IDs.
  • Assist with preparing Complaints for filing.
  • Prepare answers to motions and petitions
  • Prepare and filed civil litigation in court in Indiana via Lexis File and Serve
  • Answer phones and routed calls to the appropriate party.
  • Prepare and file claims with bankrupt defendants for payment of asbestos injuries.
  • Draft and file residential documents with The Recorder of Deeds.
  • Make changes to residential documents regarding change of ownership.

Paralegal

Defender Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

1999 2005

Bail Coordinator in the Motions Unit)
  • Under limited supervision, prepare and represent clients in Court at the Jackson v. Hendricks and Conditional Release Hearings;
  • Review each file i.e. reading complaints, interview sheets, Preliminary Summary, Notes of Testimony, contacting appropriate individuals for the clients, making notations on whatever would help get them released from custody.
  • Attend weekly court hearings to argue on behalf of the clients.
  • Mark files according to disposition at said hearings; send letters to clients to obtain any additional information to aid in their release; follow up on persons granted release and see which of those clients are still in custody and why;
  • Verify addresses for House Arrest; keep monthly statistics, draft bail petitions,
  • Use the Court computer, Lock-N-Track prison computer, and the Juvenile Systems to print out necessary information.
  • File Reduction of Bail Petitions and appropriate correspondence; log dispositions into the Info-Select database.

Prosecution Assistant I

District Attorney's Office of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

1998 1999

Under limited supervision, received and reviewed requests from defense attorneys to obtain discovery material relating to municipal cases;
  • Review prosecution trial files, official documents, and computerized records to determine charges, facts, and circumstances of arrest, defendant's record and other pertinent information
  • Review trial folders to determine probable cause of arrest, circumstances surrounding the confiscation of evidence and/or weapons.
  • Maintained a record of cases indicating expiration date, hearings and dispositions; notified law enforcement officials of expiration date and possibility of being summoned to court.
  • Accompanied attorneys to hearings and court appearances to assist in preparing information and to note the status of cases on case folders; able to run FBI checks of defendants.

Education

A.A.S. in Paralegal Program

Community College of Philadelphia,

2011

B.A.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA

1996

Additional Information

SPECIAL SKILLS:
  • Draft petitions, Bail Motions and Legal Research; Multi-phone line switchboard operation and Dictaphone. Proof reading Deeds and other residential documents for accuracy, calculating Child Support/Spousal Support for pending Domestic Relations cases

SPECIAL SOFTWARE SKILLS:
  • Microsoft Word, Word Perfect 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0, Windows XP, Word Perfect X3, Limited Lotus, Paradox Database, Info-Select Database, Philadelphia Courts online filing system
  • Microsoft Access Database 2005, Jail Track Inmate Location Computer System, JACS System, Westlaw, limited Microsoft Excel, Lexis Nexis, Lexis File and Serve, limited Microsoft Power Point.
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