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Legal Secretary Administrative Assistant Resume

San Antonio, TexaS

CAREER SUMMARY
Self motivated team player with over 15 years of legal administrative assistant/customer service experience. Interface effectively with clients, co-workers, supervisors and administrators. Possess exemplary organizational skills with the proven ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and to complete projects in a timely manner adhering to deadlines with no supervision.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010-Present Confidential, San Antonio, Texas
Civil Insurance Defense
Legal Secretary / Administrative Assistant

  • Answer and prepare discovery questions and responses including objections
  • Calculate clients’ physical and economic losses, and negotiate settlement offers
  • Compile medical information and prepare medical record summaries
  • Excel in coordinating court hearings, depositions, arbitrations and mediations
  • Prepare deposition summaries for trial
  • Compile pertinent information and developed attorney trial notebooks
  • Assist attorney in all pretrial matters and litigation

2008-2009 Confidential, Longview, Texas Personal injury, medical negligence, pharmaceutical class-action suits
Paralegal / Administrative Assistant

  • Prepared and maintained calendars
  • Established relationships with existing clients, new clients, opposing counsel and expert witnesses
  • Compiled and maintained confidential files
  • Prepared pleadings to be filed in federal and state courts
  • Answered and prepared discovery questions and responses including objections
  • Monitored client medical and updated medical charts

2006-2008 Confidential, PC, Longview, Texas
1998-2001 Confidential,
Personal injury, medical negligence, wrongful death, products liability and family law
Paralegal / Administrative Assistant

  • Trained and assisted new legal assistants/paralegals
  • Prepared pleadings to be filed in federal and state courts
  • Answered and prepared discovery questions and responses including objections.
  • Calculated clients’ physical and economic losses, and negotiated settlement offers
  • Compiled medical information and prepared medical record summaries
  • Established relationships with existing clients, new clients, opposing counsel and expert witnesses
  • Excelled in coordinating court hearings, depositions, arbitrations and mediations
  • Prepared deposition summaries for trial
  • Compiled pertinent information and developed attorney trial notebooks
  • Coordinated social and political events
  • Assisted attorney in all pretrial matters and litigation
  • Interviewed and assisted in hiring of hourly employees (i.e. couriers, receptionists)

2005-2006 Confidential, JR., Longview, Texas Family law and criminal defense
Paralegal / Administrative Assistant

  • Established relationships with existing clients, new clients, opposing counsel
  • Assisted clients with intakes and inventory assessments
  • Prepared divorce decrees, modifications, enforcements and other pleadings as needed
  • Coordinated hearings and mediations with mediator, courts and client.

2001-2004 Confidential, Daingerfield, Texas
Securities fraud and corporate government class action suits
Paralegal / Administrative Assistant

  • Prepared and maintained calendars
  • Coordinated travel itineraries with travel agencies, airlines, limousine services, etc.
  • Established relationships with existing clients, new clients, opposing counsel and expert witnesses
  • Compiled and maintained confidential files

1994-1998 Confidential, PC, Longview, Texas
Civil insurance defense
Paralegal / Administrative Assistant

  • Prepared pleadings to be filed in federal and state courts
  • Answered and prepared discovery questions and responses including objections
  • Calculated clients’ physical and economic losses, and negotiated settlement offers
  • Compiled medical information and prepared medical record summaries
  • Excelled in coordinating court hearings, depositions, arbitrations and mediations
  • Prepared deposition summaries for trial
  • Compiled pertinent information and developed attorney trial notebooks
  • Assisted attorney in all pretrial matters and litigation

SPECIAL SKILLS
General Office

  • Proficient in Word Perfect, Word, Time slips, Excel, Lexis-Nexis research, ProDoc,

calendaring programs

  • Implement and comprehend new systems and methods successfully
  • Compose and respond to correspondence
  • Extensive experience with personal computers and McIntosh
  • Excellent communications skills with individuals of all economic and social backgrounds
  • Transcription
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of office equipment

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1995 Paralegal Certification
1978-1979 Courses in Business Administration

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