I am seeking to secure a position as a para professional in which I can demonstrate my skills and experience to meet employer’s challenges and requirements.
Motivated, personable business professional with a proven track record of excellent communication, organizational and technical skills. Talent for quickly mastering new job requirements. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and associates at all levels. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential information. Demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely reports, pleadings and correspondence meeting court mandated guidelines.
Flexible and versatile – able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Thrive in deadline-driven environments.
General Office Skills
Research / Investigation
RITSEMA & LYON, P.C. – Denver, CO Paralegal, 2010 – Present
Assist defense attorneys representing corporate clients in complex workers’ compensation litigation matters. Evaluate, organize and manage extensive client files to ensure efficient litigation of claims. Ensure deadlines are met through effective scheduling of attorney calendars. Coordinate multifaceted office functions encompassing court calendar management, drafting pleadings, retaining court reporters, scheduling depositions, pre-hearing and settlement conferences and hearings. Serve as liaison between attorneys, health care providers, insurance carriers, opposing counsel and multiple government and court agencies. Ensure open lines of communication and satisfaction of deadlines through execution of dated correspondence and court documentation. Organize and prepare trial exhibits including extensive medical records.
THE KITCH LAW FIRM, P.C. – Evergreen, CO Paralegal / Contractor, 2004 – 2010
Provided legal and administrative support for a small workers’ compensation firm. Trained additional staff in administrative and paralegal functions. Created multiple training manuals to assist in productivity and work flow. Utilized time tracking software to effectively capture billable time. Drafted legal documents, correspondences and memorandums according to court requirements and guidelines. Performed legal research and investigation to assist in litigation of claims. Communicated with health care providers, employers, clients and government agencies to obtain discovery and assist attorney in defense of complex cases.
WINDSOR WOODMONT, BLACK HAWK RESORT CORP. – Black Hawk, CO Executive Assistant to the President, 2001 – 2004
Provided assistance and support to Senior Level Executives. Handled office correspondence as directed including transcription, dictation, composition and disposition of letters and memos. Composed and prepared reports and other complex documents. Built and maintained the corporate website. Arranged detailed travel plans and itineraries. Arranged appointments, programs, events, and conferences. Additional duties included collecting and summarizing data, preparing financial reports, expediting workflow and following-up on pending matters.
WORLDCOM / SPHERION – Denver, CO Junior Programmer / Contractor, 2000 – 2001
Implementation of Perl, C, C++ and SQL programs within the Informix database environment. Responsible for providing final escalation technical support for payroll issues including managing employee timesheets, schedules, and database access issues.
CONSULTNET – Denver, CO Consultant, 2000 -2001
Team player responsible for document creation for a financial software development company that was in the process of converting its product to the web utilizing a graphical overlay program and DOS to convert software, perform Q&A and test software.
LEWAN & ASSOCIATES – Denver, CO Technical Sales Administrator, 1997 – 2000
Supported the sale of computer hardware, software, telecommunication and local and wide area network products. Entered product information and orders into the company wide database. Utilizing state of the art software products, expedited orders and provided pricing and availability of products to customers and sales staff. Prepared reports, created training documentation of job related functions and maintained stock of internal equipment for management.
WESTWOOD COLLEGE OF TECHONOLGY – Lakewood, CO
Associate of Applied Science, Computer Programming / Software Technology, 2001 - GPA: 3.89 Object Oriented design concepts, Visual Basic, software development, database preparation and design, UNIX, and C Programming, C++, Perl, SQL, and PL/SQL, Oracle, and Java.
References available upon request.