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Legal Assistant / Paralegal
Legal Research ~ Proofreading ~ Legal Document Preparation ~ Contract Law
Legal Summaries ~ Tort Law ~ Litigation ~ Criminal Law ~ Office Administration
Possess excellent administrative, scheduling, conflict resolution, filing, and documentation skills.
Persuasive, resourceful, and skilled in performing legal research and interpreting legal terminology.
Appreciated for matchless integrity, discretion, and commitment to confidentiality.
Well-versed in various legal codes, court procedures, and precedents.
Able to process a high volume of work without sacrificing quality, and continuously explore new methods to streamline office functions and processes.
Strengths in drafting legal documents, and analyzing statutes, case law, and factual data.
Software skills include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), WordPerfect, Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Practice Master.
Guckenheimer, Memphis, TN, 2015 to 2016
Collaboratively spearheaded full-scope operations encompassing customer service and satisfaction, inventory ordering/replenishment, staffing, employee training, food safety and quality, kitchen sanitation, and budget administration.
Enforced rigorous compliance with OSHA, HACCP, and ServSafe policies and procedures.
Reviewed profit & loss statements and modified budget and spending to achieve fiscal goals.
Private Owner, Memphis, TN, 2012 to 2015
Performed broad-based administrative functions including business correspondence, regulatory compliance, continuous improvement, expense control, file management, incoming/outgoing mail distribution, and property maintenance.
Played a pivotal role in elevating profitability by $30K in three years.
Prudently defined budget for rental repairs and scheduled services and inspections.
Fostered strong tenant relations through exceptional problem solving and communication skills and by swiftly responding to inquiries and issues.
Transamerica, Wayne, PA, 2010 to 2012
Licensed Insurance Agent
Prospected, qualified, promoted, sold, and serviced insurance products to existing clients and new customers.
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Resourcefully leveraged networking, referrals, marketing, cold-calling, and lead databases to uncover potential new business.
Delivered convincing presentations and proposals to consistently outperform peers each quarter.
Public Defenders Office, Harrisburg, PA, 2006 to 2007
Actively supported a vast range of legal activities including data entry, file maintenance, and drafting court documents, complaints and motions.
Performed legal research, assisted with fact finding and investigative procedures, and maintained case information for offenders.
County Probation and Parole, Chester, PA, 2006 to 2007
Administrative Assistant Intern
Supported probationary/parole procedures by collaboratively conducting interviews, authoring summary reports, and investigating compliance with terms of parole or probation.
Maintained up-to-date case files, performed data entry, and prepared correspondence as needed.
Citizen s Bank, Wayne, PA, 2007 to 2008
Customer Service Representative
Earned and maintained top performance ratings each quarter by delivering outstanding customer service and exhibiting unparalleled accuracy in cash handling and reconciliations.
Drove revenue growth by effectively managing and developing existing client accounts as well as cross-selling to expand sales channels.
Prior background includes roles as server and bartender at establishments such as TGIFriday s,
Main Street Caf , and Bahama Breeze.
Associate Degree, Paralegal Studies, Delaware County Community College, 2010
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Temple University, 2007
Notary, State of Tennessee
Life, Accident, Health Insurance
Property and Casualty Insurance
National Notary Association
HIRING AGENT NAME
Please accept this letter and accompanying resume in application for the Legal Assistant opportunity that is currently available with (INSERT NAME OF LAW FIRM). In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As indicated in the accompanying resume, I hold academic degrees in Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies, and possess valuable knowledge in multiple areas of civil and criminal law. My strong administrative abilities, autonomous work ethic, and research expertise will enable me to effectively transition into (INSERT NAME OF LAW FIRM) and garner immediate and positive results. To complement these qualifications, I offer a polished blend of analytical, communication, interpersonal, and prioritization skills which are integral as a Legal Assistant.
As a proactive contributor to (INSERT NAME OF FIRM), you will find me to be an extremely detail-focused and capable professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through dedication, efficiency, and exemplary performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your law office, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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