As an Attorney, I am adept at contract analysis. As a Paralegal I have successfully negotiated contracts and settlements. I have strong analytical and logical reasoning abilities allowing me to quickly identify contractual issues and review, interpret and recommend contractual terms and conditions. I am currently obtaining a certification in Contract Management from San Diego State University.
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I am very articulate and have 15 years of practical legal experience with strengths in negotiation, research, analysis, and verbal and written...
Office Manager/Personal Assistant
2012 - 2012
Analyzed contracts reducing future corporate liability.
Reduced corporate expenditures through research and negotiation.
Assisted President on-site with last minute advancement details...
Popaditch for Congress 2010
2010 - 2010
Trained volunteers on campaign platform for precinct walking.
Conducted phone bank calling to thousands of voters.
Registered and convinced thousands of voters to elect...
Crimmins for Congress 2010
Campaign Volunteer/Outreach Liaison
2010 - 2010
Represented candidate at campaign events.
Gave guidance before and candid feedback after campaign appearances.
Assisted with yard signs.
Solomon, Grindle, Silverman & Wintringer, APC
Banking and Finance Litigation Paralegal
2008 - 2010
Successfully negotiated dozens of settlements & implemented 100s of collections through litigation & post judgment enforcement generating $1,000s in recovered revenue from outstanding accounts...
The Watkins Firm
2007 - 2008
Managed a caseload for six litigators.
Communicated with clients and superiors in preparation of drafting pleadings.
Drafted pleadings (demurrers, motions to compel; requests for judicial...
Abt & Siegel
Construction Defect Defense Legal Assistant
2003 - 2007
Discussed findings of site inspections and testing with experts and prepared reports for attorneys.
Prepared summaries of job files and depositions.
Prepared pleadings, memoranda and...
Soden & Steinberger, LLP.
2002 - 2003
Traveled to and filed corporate paperwork with Secretary of State, County Recorders Office, Federal and State courthouses.
Analyzed and evaluated inbound correspondence and pleadings to draft...
Physiotherapy Associates Sports Medicine Ctr.
Front Desk Assistant and Fitness Center Assistant
2002 - 2002
This was a part time position while I was studying for the bar exam.
Greeted and scheduled patients.
Prepared medical charts.
Answered incoming calls.
Assisted with selling memberships.
Kaye, Rose & Partners, LLP
Maritime Law Clerk
2000 - 2001
Conducted in-depth legal and Internet research.
Drafted legal documentation.
Reviewed depositions and jury questions to assist attorneys in preparing for hearings and trial.
Dell Computer Corporation
Temporary Software Procurement Paralegal
1999 - 1999
This was a one month temporary position.
Examined hundreds of software contracts to create MS Excel spreadsheet assisting Software Procurement Department in evaluating future procurement needs.
Branton & Hall
Medical Malpractice & Premises Liability Law Clerk
1998 - 1999
Drafted speeches for attorney running for judicial office.
Assisted supervising attorney with editing of newsletter article.
Conducted legal research.
Drafted discovery, memoranda and...
IPC Technologies, Inc. aka Austin Computer Corp.
Asst. Contract Manager, Executive Asst.;Travel Mgr
1995 - 1996
Drafted, edited & analyzed contracts for Sales, Marketing and Engineering departments.
Negotiated rates and coordinated travel and accommodations for employees and management.
Dell Computer Corporation
Customer Service,Human Resources & Call Center Rep
1994 - 1995
This was a temporary position through Olsten Staffing Services.
Assisted representatives with escalation calls.
Assisted management with voluminous orders to alleviate workload.
Plunkett, Gibson & Allen, Inc.
Insurance Defense Litigation Paralegal
1992 - 1993
Managed a caseload of 120 files for five attorneys.
Prepared Friendly Suits.
Drafted discovery, pleadings and client correspondence.
Scheduled and monitored discovery and trial...
Rutherford & Laye, P.C.
Personal Injury Litigation Paralegal
1990 - 1991
Reduced client costs by obtaining medical records directly from medical providers, and preparing, and filing notices of filing and affidavits.
Interviewed potential clients.
McCamish, Martin, Brown & Loeffler
Summer Legal Receptionist
1989 - 1989
Answered switchboard with 10 lines and 50 extensions.
Assisted accounting department with batching disbursements for clients to prepare for input into system.
Assisted comptroller with...
Columbia Yacht Club
Receptionist and Bartender
1987 - 1988
Summer employment for the summers of 1987 and 1988.
Calculated register receipts of payroll & gratuity records for 20 employees.
Balanced register for daily ledger balance sheets.
San Diego State University
Contract Management Certification
2011 - Present
The Leadership Institute
Campaign Management & Legislative Project Mgmnt.
2010 - 2011
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Certificates in Crisis Intervention
2010 - 2011
San Diego Culinary Institute
Culinary Arts Certificate
2006 - 2007
St. Mary's University School of Law
1996 - 1999
Texas StateUniversity-The Graduate School
Post-Graduate Paralegal Certificate
1990 - 1992
Bachelor's Degree in Politics & Government;
1986 - 1989