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LaQuana Bates

Ponchatoula,LA

Summary

Highly organized candidate with experience in office administration and a college education in paralegal studies. Reputation for maintaining and processing offender's criminal records, files and legal documents in a highly organized, efficient, and precise manner. Hard worker experienced in problem-solving, service and time management. Aiming to leverage the abilities to successfully fill the position at the company. Paralegal motivated to continually improve and extend personal skills and knowledge to attain increased responsibility and opportunities for professional growth.

Overview

10
10
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Paralegal

United States Attorney's Office
2023.07 - Current
  • Reduced attorney workload by drafting routine legal documents such as pleadings, motions, and affidavits.
  • Managed scheduling of court calendars and deadlines to maintain smooth flow of firm operations.
  • Enhanced case efficiency by organizing and maintaining legal documents, 500 case files, and correspondence.
  • Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation, and information for discovery request.
  • Prepared various exhibits for attorneys for public meetings, zoning commission meetings, and legal resolutions.
  • Communicated with clients, opposing counsel and court personnel to keep all parties informed on case updates.

CRIMINAL RECORDS CLERK

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office
2022.07 - 2023.07
  • Criminal records clerks are responsible for maintaining 1200 records of criminal activities by collecting, filing, and retrieving documents and data
  • Helps law enforcement agencies to apprehend criminals, and other government agencies to assess risks and make informed decisions.
  • Conducted regular audits of stored records, ensuring proper organization and accessibility for authorized personnel.
  • Supported court proceedings by providing accurate criminal background reports upon request from judges or attorneys involved in cases under review.

INTAKE OFFICER

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office
2014.09 - 2022.07
  • Perform clerical tasks related to booking and releasing offenders
  • Updating and filling legal records and preparing reports and data entries
  • Utilize the automated records management and mapping system to create offenders profiles
  • Monitor changes in local, state, and federal laws governing criminal records.
  • Built solid relationships with staff and residents to keep institution safe and secure.

INTERNSHIP STUDENT

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office / Criminal Records Department
2020.08 - 2021.08
  • Communicated with others, demonstrating strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Helped organize meetings and events for specific staff and large groups
  • Trained in different positions and worked with a variety of personnel
  • Created reports utilizing databases, spreadsheets, and graphics.

Education

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE OF TECHNICAL STUDIES -

Nunez Community College
Chalmette, LOUISIANA
05.2021

Skills

  • Excellent Communication And Organizational Skills
  • Able To Work Independently
  • File and Records Management
  • Good Knowledge Of Legal Terminology
  • Documentation And Recordkeeping
  • Office Administration
  • Document drafting
  • Court Filing
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Law
  • Data Entry

Certification

Paralegal Certification

Timeline

Paralegal

United States Attorney's Office
2023.07 - Current

CRIMINAL RECORDS CLERK

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office
2022.07 - 2023.07

INTERNSHIP STUDENT

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office / Criminal Records Department
2020.08 - 2021.08

INTAKE OFFICER

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office
2014.09 - 2022.07

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE OF TECHNICAL STUDIES -

Nunez Community College
Paralegal Certification
LaQuana Bates