Available Immediately Legal Secretary

Posting ID : A1068521449
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Resumes Job Wanted

EXPERIENCE:

January, 2015 -- Current -- Legal Secretary/Paralegal to Maria J. LaSala, Esq.
Raimondi, LaSala & Bocker, LL
1410 Valley Road
Wayne, New Jersey

Responsible for:

Prepare affidavits and legal correspondence, organize and maintain paper files and electronic documents.
Prepare all documents for filing of divorce complaint, including all supporting documents, CIS etc.
Preparation of Wills, Advance Healthcare Directive, Power of Attorney.
Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
File pleadings with court clerk.
Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes, and documents.
Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
Preparation of all closing documents.
Arbitrate disputes between parties and assist in the real estate closing process to include reviewing title searches

July, 2009- January, 2015 - Legal Secretary /Paralegal to Glenn Peterson, Esq. Peterson & Peterson, Esqs.
1037 Route 46 East
Suite 105
Clifton, New Jersey 07013

Responsible for:

Prepare affidavits and legal correspondence, organize and maintain paper files and electronic documents.
Prepare all documents for filing of divorce complaint, including all supporting documents, CIS etc.
Preparation of Wills, Advance Healthcare Directive, Power of Attorney.
Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
File pleadings with court clerk.
Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes, and documents.
Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
Arbitrate disputes between parties and assist in the real estate closing process to include reviewing title searches.

January 1986 - August 1998 Legal Secretary/Paralegal for Senior Litigation Partner,

David S. Hartstein, Esq. Hartstein & Hartstein, Esqs.
157 Engle Street Englewood, NJ 07631

Responsible for:

Prepare affidavits and legal correspondence, organize and maintain paper files and electronic documents.
Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
File pleadings with court clerk.
Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes, and documents.
Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
Arbitrate disputes between parties and assist in the real estate closing process to include reviewing title searches.
Preparation of all closing documents.

Reason for leaving: Birth of first child. I became a stay-at-home mom.

February 1982- January 1986 Legal Secretary/Paralegal for Suzanne E. Raymond, Esq.,
Gutfleish & Davis, Esqs.
185 Engle Street
Englewood, New Jersey 07631

Responsible for:

Prepare all documents for filing of divorce complaint, including all supporting documents, CIS etc.
Prepared and processed summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements.
Arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
Drafted Child Support documents utilizing the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines.
Developed case information statements, prepared evidence and settlement documents.
Attended legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings, or depositions.
Prepared and filed discovery requests, responses to opposing counsel and generated status reports.
Prepared affidavits and other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organized and maintained documents in paper and electronic filing system.
Prepared legal documents, including P.S.A., pleadings, and client certifications.
Met with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
Prepared QDRO and settlement documents.

Reason for leaving: Advancement to Hartstein & Hartstein, Esqs.

SKILLS: Notary Public, Word Perfect, MS Word, Windows, Dictaphone, Microsoft Works, Excel, Time slips, PowerPoint, Hot Docs, Time Matters, CIS family soft, Amicus, One Note, Quick Books, Electronic Filing.

EDUCATION: 1982 Graduate of Katharine Gibbs Certification Paralegal Program.

REFERENCES: Personal references will be furnished upon request.


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