Paralegal or Legal Assistant

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Claudia Jackson 15889 Preston Road #1118 Dallas, TX 75248 (214) 484-3747 (215)584-1991 EMPLOYMENT PARALEGAL MAY 2009 - PRESENT Frenkel & Frenkel, Dallas, Texas Position Held: Paralegal Involved in all aspects of files: preparation of legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals and disbursement statements; pr eparation of affidavits, motions, settlement brochures and other documents, and file pleadings with the court clerk; gather and analyze research data, such as s tatutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents; gather and interpret medical records and reports and provide written evaluation for attorneys. Inte rview clients, witnesses and experts to gather information for trial; gathering of information and materials through pleadings and legal research. Extensive us e and knowledge of "Needles" case management program. PARALEGAL SUPERVISOR J ANUARY 1994 - FEB 2009 Stark & Stark, P.C., Princeton, New Jersey Position Held: Paralegal supervisor, from June 2003 to February 2009 to sharehol der running plaintiff personal injury practice with 300 to 350 active files. Inv olved in all aspects of files: draft pleadings; daily interaction with clients; meetings with attorneys, physicians, insurance adjusters and expert witnesses; p reparation of clients and expert witnesses for testimony at depositions and tria ls; completion of settlement disbursements, settlement letters, friendly package s and arbitration packages. Gathering of information and materials through plead ings and legal research; knowledgeable in all aspects of New Jersey Personal Inj ury Protection. Extensive telephone work and client contact. Training of secreta ries and paralegals. Extensive use and knowledge of "Needles" case management pr ogram. Position Held: Legal Secretary J ANUARY 1994 - JUNE 2003 Lead secretary to shareholder running plaintiff personal injury practice with 30 0 to 350 active files. Involved in all aspects of files: opening files and enter ing information into the computer; obtaining records; completing settlement lett ers, complaints, motions, friendly packages and arbitration packages; filing all court documents; scheduling all appearances and appointments; completion of set tlement disbursements; and closing files. Extensive telephone work and client co ntact. Contact with doctors' offices regarding PIP payments, medical records, na rrative reports and video depositions. Training of other secretaries and paraleg als. Extensive use and knowledge of "Needles" case management program. CONTRACTS MANAGER SEPTEMBER 1993 - DEC EMBER 1993 Malhotra & Associates ,Cranbury, New Jersey Maintained all telecommunication contracts. International communications to exp edite contracts. LEGAL SECRETARY JANUARY 1991 - AUGUST 1993 Goldman & Rubin, Attorneys at Law, Princeton, New Jersey Supported defense, personal injury litigation practice representing major insura nce companies. EDUCATION ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN PARALEGAL STUDIES, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania

LEGAL SECRETARY CERTIFICATE, Cittone Institute,Edison, New Jersey SKILLS * Proficient with WordPerfect, Word * Proficient with Needles * Lexis/Nexis * Westlaw * Switchboard * Law Library Research * Excellent organization skills * Excellent telephone and people skills * Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure to successfully meet sh ort deadlines * Ability to work as a team player * Excellent absentee record * Experienced, conscientious worker with highly regarded work ethics REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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