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Legal Assistant Resume Sample


Legal Assistant Resume Sample

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Legal Assistant

CIVIL LAW | PROPERTY LAW | MEDIA LAW

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Enthusiastic and analytical professional, with proven record and expertise in real estate and legal industries. Exhibit strong commitment to hone administrative knowledge and legal experiences, as well as to promote lifelong learning. Demonstrate ability to effectively prioritize and manage a broad range of responsibilities; dedicated to the principles of academic integrity and intellectual honesty. Fast learner, peak performer, and expert in streamlining operations to achieve delivery of outstanding results. Possess outstanding communication skills; fluent in both English and Spanish languages. Fully committed to providing professional conduct in diverse cultural environment, with a genuine desire to excel.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Legal/ Paralegal Regulations

  • †Assumed legal-related responsibilities, including preparing memorandum in support of petition for writ certiorari to the Third District Court of Appeals about a child’s right to independent counsel in appeal of parental termination, as well as preparing documents for workshop on sealing and expunging records.
  • †Provided legal counsel in preparing for trial in terminating parental rights; outlined pleadings and motions; and appeared at court with legal counsel.
  • Oversaw civil and criminal matters; prepared bench memorandums for the judges as well as correspondence to present to three judge panel for appeals from county to circuit court; and attended numerous hearings.
  • †Performed research relating to arbitration and litigation of numerous corporate legal issues, which include AAA arbitration rules, contract interpretation issues, jurisdiction issues, Florida corporation law issues, fiduciary issues, mortgage issues, general real estate and property issues, and all partnership issues; conducted research for a paper on juveniles and life sentences.

Office Management and Operations

  • Took responsibility for reconciling bank, company credit cards, merchant credit card accounts, and register reports.
  • †Executed various human resources duties for numerous companies such as preparing payroll, administering employee healthcare and 401K accounts, and ensuring organizational compliance with government standards and protocols.
  • †Closely monitored daily operational activities of approximately 30 to 40 companies.

Real Estate/Property Development

  • †Supervised the property manager of two residential rental communities of 200 to 300 units, of which properties possess high turnover.
  • †Spearheaded numerous projects, including  residential real estate developments as well as projects to build commercial ventures such as strip malls.
  • †Administered bids from subcontractors on building projects, including the progress and work of the subcontractors; addressed issues encountered by vendors and subcontractors for all different companies.
  • †Promoted  to bookkeeper from being a receptionist after a year due to initiatives in completing projects.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ABC UNIVERSITY Ÿ Miami, FL
Research Assistant (Work for Professor Phyllis Kotey) | Mar 2010–May 2010

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Ÿ West Palm Beach, FL
Legal Counsel Intern | Jul 2009–Aug 2009

JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT Ÿ West Palm Beach, FL
Law Clerk Intern | May 2009–Jul 2009

MNO ENTERPRISES Ÿ Boynton Beach, FL
Bookkeeper/ Office Manager | Jul 2001–Aug 2008

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor Ÿ| ABC University College of Law, Miami, FL: 2011
Dean’s List | Book Award for Florida Civil Procedure | Class Rank: 23/135 (13%)
Member, Dade County Bar Association | Cuban American Bar Association

Juris Doctor Ÿ FGH  School of Law, Jacksonville, FL: 2011
Dean’s List | Book Award in Property I | Class Rank: 13%
Member, Hispanic Law Student Association | Caribbean Law Student Association

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Ÿ XYZ University, Boca Raton, FL: 2006

Associate of Arts in Business Ÿ IJK College, Lake Worth, FL: 2004
Member, Phi Theta Kappa (National Honor Society for Junior Colleges) | Scholarship Athlete

TRAININGS

Lexis Nexis Training | Westlaw Training

Attended numerous mediations

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Guardian Ad Litem, Child Dependency System

Keynote Speaker and Advocate in banquets and functions focusing on abused and neglected children

TECHNICAL ACUMEN

Microsoft Office applications | Lexis Nexis | Westlaw | QuickBooks | Adobe Suites (Website and Logo Making)

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