Litigation Paralegal/ Legal Assistant

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Dear Hiring Staff: I am writing in response to your job posting on Craig's List for the position of Litigaiton Paralegal in Sunnyvale. I recently attended law school for a brief amount of time at San Francisco Law School, and recently ended my legal studies as I realized that my professional interests and passion stemmed from working as a paralegal and legal assistant. I am ready to get back to work! I have a solid 5 years of experience as a paralegal during which I was exposed to various legal areas. Please allow me to highlight my qualifications which I believe make me a serious candidate for this job. Highlights of my recent legal experience and training include: * Diligent and highly-organized self-starting graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, and a personal commitment to acquiring the real-world experience necessary for pursuing a career within the legal field. * Most recent work experience serving as Senior Litigation Paralegal for Nationwide Insurance Company's Trial Division offices. * Approximately 5 years of related legal experience as a paralegal and legal assistant in the areas of Insurance Defense, IP Litigation, Corporate Law, Mass Torts, Medical Malpractice, and Commercial Litigation. * Drafting pleadings and discovery for various cases, which involved communication with clients to prepare discovery documents. * Attending trial and preparing pre-trial exhibits and legal research, as well as preparing case law binder for a 9th Circuit Appeals. * Preparing legal research via LexisNexis, cite-checking, reviewing and summarizing medical records, discovery transcripts using Summation. * Calendaring, transcription during client meetings, compiling TOC's and TOA's, indexing court filings, management of client database, filing/serving court documents via courier or e-filing service, and proof-reading using the following software: MS Office Suite, ProLaw, CompuLaw, Elite Online Solutions, Legal Solutions Plus, Summation, Word Perfect and GroupWise, and more. * Excellent writing skills that are both attentive to details and accuracy. * Proven multi-tasking abilities, and a dedication and willingness to make decisions and complete tasks according to guidelines, objectives and critical deadlines. * Superb inter-personal skills with a track record of efficiency, organization and creative collaboration in a fast-paced work environment. * A real team player and positive-forward thinker whether within the parameters of a small or large firm. Please accept my letter and resume, which I have enclosed for your review and consideration, as an expression of my serious interest in joining your San Francisco-based team. I have also included the contact information for my four references. I hope that my unique strengths, solid work-ethic, and eagerness to learn will meet your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or via email anytime. I am available to interview asap and really hope you will take a chance by giving me an opportunity to

interview with your company. You will not regret it. I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your consideration. Kind Regards, Lara Moroyan (650) 305-9447

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