Arizona Family Law Paralegal Resume
Arizona Family Law Paralegal
• Technically proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and WordPress
• Client and Billing Databases: Abacus, Timeslips, Salesforce, Advologix, Infusionsoft
• Type 75+ wpm
• Exceptional writing and organizational skills
• Effective communicator
• Ability to work with people at all levels to ensure desired results are obtained
• Receptive to new ideas, capacity for change
• Honest, dependable, detail-oriented, self-starter
2014 Supreme Court of Arizona
Arizona Certified Legal Document Preparer #81548
2008 University of Arizona
2004 – 2002 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, GPA 3.87, graduated Magna Cum Laude
2002 – 2000 Yavapai Community College, Prescott, AZ
Associate of Arts, GPA 3.95, graduated with honors as member of Honors College
• 2000 through 2004 Dean’s List for academic excellence
• 2002 through 2004 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
• 2002 Provost’s Award for Excellence at Yavapai Community College
• 2001 Liberal Arts Division Student of the Year Award at Yavapai Community College
• 2000 through 2002 Yavapai Honors College Scholarship
01/08 – 09/14 Law Offices of Scott David Stewart, Phoenix, AZ
Firm Administrator, Paralegal Manager, Client Coordinator, Paralegal
As the Firm Administrator, I oversaw all administrative functions of the law firm, managed staff, maintained data to prepare weekly and monthly performance results for the firm as a whole, as well as each attorney and staff member, managed projects including social media, legal content for blogs, press releases and books, worked in conjunction with service providers to create systems to automate document creation and docketing and an auto-responder email system, and served as the direct assistant to the owner of the law firm. As a Paralegal Manager, I oversaw staff including paralegals, legal assistants and receptionists, as well as managed workflow processes and best practices. As a Client Coordinator, I was the first contact for all of the law firm’s potential new clients and worked to determine if the law firm could meet the client’s needs while simultaneously making a determination regarding whether the client was financially positioned to procure such services. I also maintained the law firm’s electronic client data base, filing system and conflict-checking system. As a paralegal, I drafted all matter of legal documents including pleadings, proposed orders, Consent Decrees, discovery and correspondence, managed and prepared discovery requests, responses and disclosures to meet all deadlines, filed pleadings manually and electronically, docketed all dates and deadlines, and managed and maintained attorneys’ daily calendars.
07/07 – 01/08 Alliance Defense Fund, Scottsdale, AZ
Provide administrative and research support to attorneys and law clerks. Timely handle a wide variety of responsibilities without direct supervisory direction. Compose correspondence, memos and reports. Calendar court appearances and litigation deadlines, manage attorney’s calendars and assist in meeting deadlines. Prepare documents such as motions, memoranda of law, briefs, orders and petitions for filing via traditional and electronic filing methods. Create and organize trial notebooks and exhibits. Monitor status of cases via PACER and maintain the case file information.
04/07 – 07/07 Forensic Counseling and Evaluations, PLLC, Scottsdale, AZ
Office Manager, Forensic Assistant
Handle all administrative tasks. Prepare, edit and submit correspondence, reports and evaluations to the court. Maintain large caseload of files and handle all client and court verbal and written communication. Create, manage and revise psychologists’ daily calendars according to court ordered appointments.
01/05 – 04/07 Aslamy & Associates, P.C., Chandler, AZ
Office Manager, Paralegal
Oversee all administrative functions of the firm, including accounts payable and receivable, up keep of client files and office supplies. Maintain employee and client confidential information. Interact with the public on a regular basis in person and over the phone. Handle requests, queries and complaints from clients, opposing counsel and court staff. Prepare correspondence independently as well as via dictation by attorneys. Draft, edit and file family law, criminal and civil pleadings, motions and proposed orders with the court. Receive all court orders and minute entries and calendar corresponding dates and deadlines. Create, manage and revise attorneys’ daily calendars.