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Jennifer Gutierrez

Anaheim ,CA

Summary

Experienced and dedicated paralegal, skilled in the organization and analysis of legal documentation. Adept in drafting documents, filing motions, interviewing clients, and preparing retainers. Able to effectively assist in preparations for trials, hearings, and closings. Detail-oriented team player with strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. Driven Paralegal successful at thriving in high stress, high-pressure environments and situations involving constant change and vast ambiguity in data and instruction. Paralegal motivated to continually improve and extend personal skills and knowledge to attain increased responsibility and opportunities for professional growth.

Overview

16
16
years of professional experience

Work History

Managing Paralegal

Sullivan Law & Associates
2006.04 - 2022.09
  • Managed scheduling of court calendars and deadlines to maintain smooth flow of firm operations.
  • Edited and proofread legal documents to verify accuracy.
  • Maintained and updated organized client contact information to keep in touch with clients and provide updates on cases.
  • Conducted detailed client intakes and entered information into company database.
  • Communicated with clients, opposing counsel and court personnel to keep all parties informed on case updates.
  • Liaised with other paralegals and legal staff to complete common tasks on schedule.
  • Prepared legal briefs, motions, and pleadings.
  • Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation, and information for discovery request.
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information.
  • Helped attorneys prepare for trial by organizing exhibits and calling on witnesses to testify at hearings.
  • Summarized depositions, legal documents and other material to provide attorney with relevant material for cases.
  • Communicated pertinent information to clients via phone, email, and mail.
  • Contacted clients to schedule appointments and discuss progress of cases.
  • Revised and finalized letters, briefs, and memos.
  • Reviewed, edited and proofread litigation for proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Produced legal documents such as briefs, pleadings and appeals.
  • Interviewed clients to obtain information relevant to cases.
  • Attended court hearings and depositions to take notes and document proceedings.
  • Collaborated with attorneys to develop strategies for each case.
  • Developed polished motions and briefs to support litigation processes and court proceedings.
  • Prepared various exhibits for attorneys for public meetings, zoning commission meetings, and legal resolutions.
  • Contacted witnesses to testify under oath at court hearings.
  • Wrote and filed pleadings with [Type] court on schedule to maximize case success.

Education

Paralegal Certificate -

University of Irvine
Irvine
04.2009

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

Cal State University of Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
06.2006

Skills

  • Legal Research
  • Subpoena Delivery
  • Risk Management
  • Case File Preparation
  • Client Interviews
  • Client Intakes
  • Westlaw and LexisNexis
  • Project Management
  • Court Proceedings
  • Online Databases
  • Court Transcription
  • Client Counseling
  • Evidence Gathering
  • Review of Pleadings
  • Case Summaries
  • Client Support
  • Office Administration
  • Case Management
  • Motion Preparation
  • Hearing Preparation
  • Legal Case Files
  • File and Records Management
  • Exhibit Preparation
  • Team Oriented
  • File Pleadings
  • Court Document Filing
  • Assisting Lawyers
  • Postage Meter
  • Drafting Correspondence
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Exhibit Organization
  • Work Assignments
  • UCC Filings
  • Proofreading
  • Project Organization
  • Deadline Monitoring
  • Document Statements
  • Client Communication
  • Manage Schedules
  • Confidentiality Understanding
  • Legal and Court Processes
  • Court Policies and Programs
  • Intake Services
  • Statement Billings
  • Call Volume Analysis
  • Document Control Support

Timeline

Managing Paralegal

Sullivan Law & Associates
2006.04 - 2022.09

Paralegal Certificate -

University of Irvine

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

Cal State University of Fullerton
Jennifer Gutierrez