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Thelma W. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 11, 2014

Thelma W.

PARALEGAL WITH B.S. IN PRE-LAW TO WRITE & RESEARCH
   United States
  |   Pompano Beach, FL

Overview

#1 Ranked Elance Paralegal. I am a hard-working litigation paralegal who is extremely bright. I also have a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-law. I have fifteen years of experience in major law firms drafting a myriad of legal documents, performing legal research and I have also written articles on a wide array of topics. I have completed one year of law school on academic scholarship. Law school made me realize that I prefer to be behind the scenes doing the leg work rather than standing in the forefront. This is why I chose to become...

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Skills (15)

Tested
Paralegal
Complex Commercial Litigation
Contracts
Immigration
Editing
English Grammar
English Spelling
Customer Service
Academic Writing
English
Bookkeeping
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Business Writing

Service Description

Company background

I have a Bachelor of Science degree (pre-law ), have completed paralegal certification course, and completed one year of law school on academic scholarship. I have worked for major law firms and top-notch attorneys. I am proficient drafting a myriad of legal documents including complaints, answers, interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admissions, notices of deposition (including duces tecum), notices of hearing, subpoenas (including duces tecum), summons, and appellate briefs - just to name a few. I have also drafted responses to documents after reading the opposing party's initial document (or in some cases drafting a reply to their response). My attorneys put a lot of faith in my abilities. I am proficient with filing documents in both State and Federal Court, including electronic filing. I am also very good at setting motion calendar and special set hearings with judicial assistants as well as setting hearings through online scheduling (where available), setting depositions, scheduling court reporters, etc. I am excellent at drafting correspondence to opposing counsel, judges and clients. I truly possess in depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles, and I know how to effectively and efficiently conduct legal research. I also stay on top of any new changes in the law and civil procedure. I have prepared and filed legal documents in various courts and jurisdictions across the nation - including State, Federal and...

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Employment

Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Litigation Asst. to a partner and two associates
2008 - 2009
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Litigation Asst. to a Shareholder & one associate
2007 - 2007
I resigned from my position because the hour and a half drive from downtown Miami to Broward County became too long and arduous.
Squire Sanders Dempsey(f/k/a Steel Hector & Davis)
Litigation Asst. to partner & two associates
2005 - 2007
Steel Hector & Davis, LLP merged into Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP in September of 2005. I worked for the former managing partner, Joseph P. Klock, Jr., and two associates. Mr. Klock asked me to...
Law Office of Andrew J. Connolly
Office Manager/Legal Asst. (to Andrew Connolly)
2001 - 2003
I left this position to be the office manager and run the business of a friend at their request. In my friend's company, I created a business plan, hired employees, managed the payroll, overseen...
Tolgyesi, Katz, Hankin & Katz, PA
Litigation Asst. to Rafael Katz & one associate
1999 - 2000
I left this position to take a higher paying position.

Education

Nova Southeastern University
Paralegal Certification Program
1997 - 1998
Nova Southeastern University
Shepard Broad Law School
1996 - 1997
Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor of Science
1992 - 1996

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Paralegal
Administrative Support
Business Services
Contracts
Legal Research
Corporate Law
Family Law
Real Estate
Criminal
Immigration
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