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Para C. Legal


222 Maple Tree Lane     Lynnwood, WA 98036                                                            425-641-5555



Advanced Paralegal Certificate and Bachelor of Arts
Five years of office experience
Expert organizer of information and documents
Skilled at writing clearly, concisely and with correct grammar
Enjoys multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced office
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Westlaw, and Internet Research


  • Handled research of state statutes and municipal codes to support client cases

  • Interviewed witnesses and prepared witness declarations

  • Reviewed case files in preparation for settlement negotiations

  • Corresponded with health care providers, insurance adjusters, and clients

  • Trained in drafting documents such as summons, complaints, and wills

  • Assisted students in Westlaw research class. Gained reputation for clear explanations.

  • Assignments in Intellectual Properties and Civil Procedure recognized as 'best in class'

  • Met policyholder renewal deadlines. Completed and assembled group insurance quotes for third part administrators.

  • Complimented by supervisors for professional phone skills while dealing with difficult agents and policyholders.

  • Developed filing and record keeping system, resulting in faster access to data

  • Wrote procedures for job duties. Based on this work, asked by supervisor to rewrite all office procedures.



Associate of Technical Arts, Paralegal (GPA 3.6)                                                         December 2002
Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA


Paralegal Internship                  Schnell, Jones, and Peterson, P.S.                                              2002            
(Assisted three paralegals in this personal injury firm)

Customer Service Representative            Heavenly Insurance Co.                                          1995-2000