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Paralegal

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Education

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
Illinois State University
2014
Bloomington-Normal, IL
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
2010
Chicago, IL
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Certification

Advanced Paralegal Certification
National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc.
2014
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volunteering

Met. Family Services Legal Aid
Metropolitan Family Services
2017 - present
Chicago, IL
pro bono cases 
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Languages

Spanish
Polish
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Work experience

Paralegal
Law Office of Alexandra Litt Jones, P.C.
2014 - present
 Chicago, IL
  • interviewing and advising clients and witnesses
  • attending meetings where negotiations are held
  • analysing, researching and summarising legal information
  • preparing files for issue of court proceedings
  • proof reading documents and checking cross references etc.
  • preparing first drafts of legal documents (e.g. deeds, contracts, balance of powers etc).
  • preparing legal documentation for execution by relevant parties
  • dealing with deed formalities
  • reviewing correspondence received from third parties
  • assisting with litigation projects including preparation of Court bundles etc.
  • assisting with the drafting of documents such as witness statements and court orders
  • processing contractual documentation
  • scanning documents and letters on a daily basis to be stored in the firm’s case management system
  • delivering documents or obtaining signatures on documentation
  • keeping up to date with changing legislation
  • keeping the client regularly informed (via email and letters)
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SKILLS

legal research
preparation of subpoenas
drafting legal documents
mediation
document management
disputing liability
copywriting
intellectual property
personal insolvency
unsecured recoveries

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