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Paralegals complete a variety of tasks in order to assist lawyers in their activity. They work in law firms and in the legal departments of various institutions and their duties include preparing documents, performing legal research and offering advice and support to clients. Paralegal resumes need to showcase assets such as law knowledge, communication abilities and attention to details. Most Paralegal sample resumes should be able to display a degree in legal or paralegal studies and various certificates, depending on the area the Paralegal is specialized in.

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Paralegal

Successfully assisted clients in family and employment based immigration petitions,
including L1, EB-1, Perm, H-1B petitions

  • Drafted correspondence, motions, legal memorandums
  • Compiled and drafted demand package for personal injury cases
  • Reviewed and negotiated various leasing and contract agreements
  • Prepared documentation for real property and bulk sale transactions
  • Drafted petitions for sell non-profit assets
  • Interviewed clients for immigration and personal injury cases
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
JD
Juris Doctor
2

Paralegal

Assisted in all phases of litigation concerning contested and uncontested divorce.

  • Coordinated client's Statements of Net worth, Four way attorney client conferences and uncontested divorce packets for Supreme Court.
  • Managed attorney calendar and monitored court appearances.
  • Maintained consistent telephone and email communication with all clients.
  • Performed online and offline research to assist attorneys in related casework.
  • Assisted in handling heavy volume phone call throughout the course of the day.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Paralegal Studies
AS
International Business
3

Senior Paralegal

Prepared registration statements, prospectuses, SAIs and related supplements for SEC filings under
The Securities Act of 1933, 1934 and 1940.

  • Developed and implemented new procedures to comply with The Sarbanes Oxley Act 0f 2002.
  • Interfaced with independent auditors and coordinated EDGAR filings.
  • Led, directed and participated in the paralegal training program.
  • Prepared and organized all Board Meeting documents for quarterly meetings for various mutual funds.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Paralegal
BA
Arts And Bachelor Of Social Work
Law
4

Paralegal

Established a continuous linkage of social services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS through the
HIV/AIDS Representation Project

  • Conducted intake interviews and collaborated with attorneys and social workers to resolve issues.
  • Explained basic parole revocation procedures to clients awaiting preliminary and final hearings
  • Confirmed medical conditions with the Department of Health and Hospital Corporation, correctional facilities
  • Researched and provided criminal and medical background to attorneys.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team in monthly meetings
  • Performed community and correctional outreach to social services providers
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
5

Litigation Defense Paralegal

Case management during all phases of the litigation process from the initiation of a case to the discovery period through trial and post-trial.

  • Organized and reviewed insurance policies across multiple coverage types, layers, and terms.
  • Created coverage charts in Policy Picture by PMC Inc. for submission to clients and court.
  • Extensive fact checking, site checking, and general editing for briefs and other responsive pleadings.
  • Indexed and summarized supporting documentation and evidence in Concordance as well as Microsoft Office programs, as projects required.
  • Managed proprietary databases of materials shared between counsel and client in complex insurance matters.
  • Assisted attorneys and clients in litigating complex insurance matters, such as Isolated and multi-state CERCLA claims as well as other pollution exclusion matters.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Paralegal Studies
BA
Law
MA
International Law
6

Paralegal

Traveled the country, to testify in court about Yellowbook contracts and policies.

  • Assisted in deposition preparation, pre-trial investigations, trial preparation, including assistance with preparation of witnesses for deposition and/or trial.
  • Oversaw the litigation process from the filing of suit, to the judgment collection process.
  • Audited attorney contingent/non-contingent suit fees, costs.
  • Negotiated settlements during mediations.
  • Researched and answered customer complaints, affidavits, court subpoenas, and interrogatories.
  • Maintained both paper and electronic filing systems.
  • Reviewed all documents, customer issues and litigation metrics before the filing of suit.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Paralegal
BA
Political Science
7

Paralegal

Enforced written policies and procedures through investigations and integrity checks.

  • Investigated worldwide reports of corporate integrity via email, phone or anonymous tip lines.
  • Kept and managed investigation files, completed attorney calendars, meetings/agendas.
  • Managed special projects in quality control as assigned.
  • Conducted investigation interviews via phone, email, or other.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Paralegal
BS
Legal Studies
8

Legal Assistant/paralegal

Started as a receptionist and worked my way up to senior partner and associate's assistant.

  • Completed dictation for multiple attorneys on a daily basis.
  • Scheduled Neutral Evaluations, site inspections, mediations, examinations under oaths and court dates.
  • Drafted initial Complaints and discovery documentation for Plaintiff sinkhole/falling object property claims.
  • Worked directly with clients for insurance defense as well as Plaintiffs to obtain property information and respond to Request to Produce as well as Interrogatories.
  • Prepared the attorney for trial and made sure the files were kept organized at all times.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Science
BA
Bachelor of Arts
9

Legal Secretary/paralegal

Prepared briefs, pleadings, affidavits, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.

  • Filed pleadings with court clerk and maintained document file.
  • Gathered and analyzed information, including statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Located witnesses to testify at hearings.
  • Reviewed legal publications and performed database searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases.
  • Organized and maintained law libraries, documents, and case files.
  • Collected employment, medical and other records pertinent to cases.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
AS
Applied Science
10

Paralegal

Drafted and analyzed legal documents in Civil, Appellate, Probate, and Family matters

  • Prepared for and assisted with trials
  • Maintained files, scheduled meetings, notarized documents, and updated clients
  • Performed fact based and legal research
  • Day to day office administration including: answering phones, maintaining calendars, and administering the comprehensive client database
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Philosophy, Political Science, And Business
JD
Juris Doctor

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