Certified Paralegal (Best)

Rosa C. Gamble

4088 Park Street, Forest City, IA 50436 / Tel# (641) 585-1313 Email: [email protected]

Certified Paralegal

SUMMARY

Professional paralegal with expert ability to provide legal research and support. Demonstrated knowledge of  family law and estate planning. Technically proficient with excellent communications skills.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

·         Legal Documents

·         Research

·         Internet Research

·         Custody Cases

·         Adoption Law

·         Microsoft Word

·         Will Drafting

·         Trusts

·         Lexis-Nexis Research

·         Estate Planning

·         Divorce Settlement

·         Excel

EXPERIENCE

DEDO Law Services, Forest City, IA

1997 – Present

Certified Paralegal

Prepare legal support documents and recommendations for attorney. Directed all research efforts to identify priorities for attorney review. Drafted legal documents.

·         Trained legal staff in use of internet research procedures.

·         Created digital databases of the firm’s law cases to streamline record archival and retrieval.

·         Updated the firm’s online library of templates to guarantee government compliance.

·         Developed website with listings of support referrals for clients.

FRENSTIN, LLC., Forest City, IA

1996 – 1997

Paralegal Intern

Composed legal agreements for review by attorneys. Directed case research. Researched legal histories in family law cases.

·         Completed a one year internship in an office with 25 attorneys.

·         Standardized research methods.

·         Led a training seminar to teach staff succesful online research skills.

aga Associates,  FOREST CITY, IA

1993 – 1996

Legal Research Assistant

Conducted research for five attorneys.

·         Taugh firm in the use of Lexis-Nexis.

·         Taught senior staff in use of computer-based research.

·         Developed a keyword dictionary to assist research.

ReedMAN, FOREST CITY, IA

1988 – 1993

Legal Secretary

Edited and typed legal documents and oversaw daily office operations.

·         Simplified a filing system  to aid retrieval.

·         Developed a template to improve document consistency.

·         Organized research notes electronically.

EDUCATION

Paralegal Certificate, 1996

Southern Illinois College, Forest City, IA

Coursework included:

Business Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation,  Law Office Management,  Legal Research.

 

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