|Personal Biography:||Your firm will benefit from my friendly and open attitude, as well as from my ability to organize effectively and bring process efficiencies to the workflow. My work experience is varied and gives me a greater sense of how to meet an attorney’s needs most effectively. I’m dedicated, reliable and willing to take on tasks that require attention to detail or prioritization. I understand the importance of follow up and communicating along the way, to make sure my efforts are on track. I value deadlines, because they help me structure my deliverables and know where my attention is most needed. If I were to assist your practice, I would look forward to learning new procedures and processes quickly, and I would apply my strong organizational skills to the tasks at hand. I strive for excellence in my interpersonal relating, and I savor taking a high level of ownership, accountability and initiative with my work.|
|Undergraduate Degree:||BA in Comparative Religion|
Paralegal, Citizens' Utility Board - Nov. 2015 - Present
Support legal & analytical staff for NON-PROFIT organization that advocates on behalf of Oregon residential UTILITY customers.
Review, prepare and manage discovery requests and responses, including confidential materials. Track and manage case deadlines. Assist with hearings and oral argument.
Electronically scan, upload, file and organize voluminous paper documents, CDs, and electronic files. Maintain/update legal files. Mail documents and update time-keeping.
Part-Time Legal Assistant - July - Sept. 2015
IdeaLegal, P.C., Portland, OR
Assisted solo TRADEMARK attorney with day-to-day tasks. Responsible for invoicing clients, updating information in firm management software, drafting letters of correspondence, and depositing client payments.
Paralegal Intern - Nov. – Dec. 2014
Lehner & Rodrigues, Portland, OR
Assisted attorneys specializing in PERSONAL INJURY, CONSTRUCTION DEFECT, and INSURANCE COVERAGE. Organized and sorted medical records coming in by subpoena and prepared memoranda. Filed, scanned and printed documents. Updated website.
Stay-at-Home Mom 2013 – 2015
Small Business Owner - 2005 - 2014
Catalyst Hands, Portland, OR
Managed client retention, insurance billing & bookkeeping. Coordinated marketing, client scheduling, advertising, and website design.
Administrative Assistant - 2008
Astoria Capital, Portland, OR
Provided support to owner of FINANCIAL INVESTMENT firm. Responded to client contacts (walk-in, telephone, or correspondence). Recorded daily and monthly account statements. Trained new employee. Operated word-processing, database and spreadsheet programs.
|Project Preferences:||Draft motions, pleadings and other filings.|
Preparing and editing exhibits and other documents
|Language 1 Skill:||Conversational|
|Firm Name:||Freelance Paralegal|
|Contact Name:||Sarah A Ryan-Knox|
|Business Description:||Adept in the legal process, I am trained in the fundamentals of legal practice and support including legal review and analysis, factual and legal research, document production, document preparation, and drafting. My natural analytical and organizational skills complement my work in the legal field.|
|Location of Work:||Freelancer Office Only|
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Google Docs
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