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Corey Davis

123 Main Street, 345 Mission Boulevard • Hometown, CA • (555) 555-0987 • Fax: (555) 555-5555 • cdavis@company.com

PARALEGAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 

·     Case research, client relations, document management, and writing skills gained in progressively responsible positions over a 12-year period.

·     Expertise as law office manager, compiling training manual, supervising support personnel, revamping accounting, debit, and credit systems.

·     Trained and accomplished interviewer, negotiation, and mediation.

·     LexisNexis, WestLaw, Word, FileMaker, Excel, QuickBooks, and Internet skills.

 

PARALEGAC AND MANAGEMENT EXPEIUENCE

1990 - Present

LAW OFFICES OF BRENDAN ELLIS, Santa Fe, NM

Civil Litigation Specialist/Office Manager

·     Manage office and staff of 3 secretaries, ensuring operation of furn with 3 attorneys and billings of $1.5 million and awards over $1 0 million annually.

·     Interview clients; prepare files and discovery; handle multiple cases.

·     Request and review medical documentation; ascertain evidence information and process all with the appropriate parties.

·     Negotiate and settle cases with defense attorney and insurance companies.

·     Attend mediations and conciliations.

·     Prepare clients for depositions and trials.

·     Control and maintain office accounts, using accounting and billing software.

 

1990

SANTA FE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT, Santa Fe, NM

Witness Advocate

·     Interviewed victims and witnesses, prepared documents and organized information for court appearances.

·     Assisted attorneys during trials, taking notes and facilitating access to evidentiary documents.

 

1986 - 1990

ATTORNEY DANIEL GALL, Santa Fe, NM

Legal Secretaly/Legal Assistant

·     Researched and drafted motions on criminal law and procedural issues. Interviewed clients at Illinois correctional institutions.

·     Negotiated plea and bail agreements for defendants accused of misdemeanors. Attended criminal trials and depositions.

 

1988 - 1989

NEW MEXICO PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, Santa Fe, NM

Legal Intern

 

 

EDUCATION

1990

SAINT JOHN'S COLLEGE, Santa Fe, NM 

B.S., Human Resource Management, with Honors

·     Completed degree while employed and served as peer advisor to nontraditional students.

 

 

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