I am a highly talented and accomplished assistant with extensive skills and experience in fast-paced legal firms, excellent written and verbal communication skills. My objective is to secure a challenging position in an IT Department or design web pages for a law firm. This résumé summarizes my work history according to the bullet categories, which you can select to find out more:
Draft pleadings; arrange for pleadings to be filed and signed by judge; arrange to have pleadings served upon opposing counsel with the hearing date and order signed by judge; calling the court or civil sheriff to ensure that service has been properly effectuated in sufficient time prior to the scheduled hearing date
Calendar management ensuring that there are no conflicts
Telephone conference calls; draft correspondence to party confirming telephone conversation to document our files and keep track of the time spent on the telephone conference to input time for same
Organize files, organize medicals, request medical reimbursements for clients, handle all copying for exhibits, correspondence, depositions, pleadings, etc.
Input time into computer, print interim and final statements for services rendered; printing bills for clients, reflecting fees and costs
Open and close files, keep list of active and closed files; arrange retrieval of files from closed files; form letters and Motion for Extension of Time; acknowledgment letters when necessary
Type personal letters, etc. and keep these files organized
Schedule appointments, doctor's appointments for clients, sending the doctors a check or deposit for initial examination, and keeping these accounts current
Schedule depositions, status conferences, reserving conference rooms for meetings, hearing, depositions, arrange hotel reservations, etc.
Draft correspondence and document same reflecting the way it was forwarded via telecopier, federal express, hand delivery, certified mail, return receipt requested, etc.
Send all expert reports to opposing parties by certified mail ensuring that they have received them thus avoiding the possibility of opposing counsel objecting to the introduction of same at trial
Keep prescription list for plaintiff cases
Subpoenaing witnesses for trial; preparing cases for trial, e.g. bench books, call opposing counsel in order to obtain dates available for trial; call minute clerk to get dates available for trial and file motion to set cases for trial
Calling hospitals, medical records custodian in order to subpoena hospital for medical records and files; telephone conferences with police departments and photograph labs to obtain accident reports and/or any photographs of accident scenes; telephone conferences with Secretary of State to determine registered agent for service of process for domestic or foreign corporations; telephone conferences with courts to have special process server appointed to serve pleadings, orders, etc.
Arrange to have outside person handle emergencies that are not in walking distance for our court runners
Arrange to have pleadings served via Long Arm Statute