Posting ID : A1068485313
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Resumes Job Wanted
For the past seven years, I have worked as a full-time Paralegal/Legal Assistant for Workers' Compensation sole practitioners. Being provided with the opportunity to work side by side with an attorney has given me an advantage to enhance the skills you are looking for in an employee. From the initial intake to the settlement disbursement, I am properly trained to assist at any time during the progress of a case. Working in the legal field is definitely a career that I have taken pride in and enjoy seeing as a life long career.
At the moment, I am working as a temporary legal assistant for John Budin, a Plaintiff's workers' compensation. However, I am looking for a full-time position at a law firm.
PARALEGAL / OFFICE MANAGER-WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Experienced Certified Paralegal with excellent office management and client relation skills seeks a position within a legal department where a working knowledge of legal terminology, general law and legal proceedings will be fully utilized and expanded. Proven to work in fast-paced setting and capable of initiating creative solutions. Exercise independent judgment and decision-making abilities Determined to excel in a competitive work structure as part of a team or independently
-Windows XP, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Money, Lotus, TortPro, Amicus, Bilingual in English and Spanish (read, write and speak), 60 WPM Typing Ability, Audio Dictation
Chiaf Law Offices, P.C. Oklahoma City, OK 07/13 - 02/ 15
Bilingual Legal Assistant
-Case management from start of application filing to settlement disbursement, fileorganization, prepared a wide variety of documents including correspondence, pleadings, mediation statements, trial notes/medical summaries.
-Conducted office and telephone interviews for potential cases under the old and new Workers' Compensation Act.
-Handled daily inquiries regarding case status from clients and opposing attorneys. Scheduled medical and vocational rehabilitation appointments for clients.
-Managed attorney's calendar/daily docket i.e., scheduled appointments, coordinated depositions and court appearances.
Law Office of Jonathan Schlack Chicago, Illinois 8/08 -- 06/13
Bilingual Paralegal / Office Manager
-Manage law office with three attorneys and 400+ workers' compensation, personal injury and social security files. Gather and analyze new case information to advise attorneys and clients of potential case compensability.
-Liaison between attorneys, clients, healthcare providers and insurance carriers to set up new claims, status of benefits, medical treatment authorization, case status and other related issues. Communicate with clients, insurance adjusters and medical providers to resolve challenges during progress of case.
-Balance office business operating and client trust account (signatory on office operating account) Perform office functions including court calendar management; trial preparations; issue subpoenas and follow-up for medical records and bills; summarize/outline medical records, schedule depositions.
-Maintain database with up-to-date case information including calls and questions, how each situation is resolved and current progress of each case. Track statute of limitation for pending cases.
B.G.S., Liberal Arts, 2007 Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois
A.A.S., Paralegal Studies, 2003 Robert Morris College, Chicago, Illinois