230 Hickory Circle• Ringgold, GA 30736•firstname.lastname@example.org•423-208-5574
Seeking To Re-Enter Workforce
Results-driven, highly experienced former legal assistant/secretary with excellent research, analytical thinking, communication skills, and more, seeking to re-enter the work force.
Washington University School of Law St. Louis, Missouri
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee
Legal Intern to Claims Department Attorneys
THE BAR PLAN MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY St. Louis, Missouri
June 1997 to May 1999
As an intern to the Claims Department for a professional liability insurance company, I was responsible for doing significant legal research on coverage issues and preparing and presenting findings through memoranda to Claims Department Attorneys. The job involved significant legal research, clerical, and administrative skills.
Legal Assistant and Legal Secretary
FLEISSNER, COOPER, MARCUS & QUINN
(nka FLEISSNER, DAVIS & JOHNSON) Chattanooga, Tennessee
August 1991 to July 1996
As a Legal Assistant, I worked directly with the senior partner on multiple workers compensation and personal injury defense files, most significantly, defending Bowater, Incorporated, in the 1990 I-75 fog litigation resulting from a 99-car pile-up with multiple fatalities in heavy fog. The case involved extensive direct involvement with adjusters, corporate counsel, and co-counsel. Additionally, the work involved extensive accident report and medical record review, interviewing witnesses, interacting with and ensuring payment of expert witnesses, attending and summarizing technical and standard depositions.
As a Legal Secretary, I worked for three attorneys, answered phones, handled incoming/outgoing mail, kept up with the diary system for the attorneys, did transcription, and other clerical/administrative assignments as assigned.
Teller and Marketing Assistant
LEAGUE CENTRAL CREDIT UNION
(nka SOUTHEAST FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION) Chattanooga, Tennessee
May 1988 to August 1991
As a teller, I focused on excellent customer service, cash handling, cross-selling services, processing customer transactions, opening and closing customer accounts, handling significant amounts of cash daily, and balancing a cash drawer daily. Additionally, I assisted with answering a multi-line switchboard when needed.
As the Marketing Assistant, I reported directly to the President of the company and acted as his Administrative Assistant. I worked closely with an independent insurance agent to help target potential customers and/or companies and market insurance services to them.
FIRST TENNESSEE BANK Chattanooga, Tennessee
June 1986 to May 1988
Job entailed excellent customer service, attention to detail, extensive cash handling, and responsibility for maintaining and balancing ATM, cashier’s checks, and money orders, as well as balancing a cash drawer daily. As the drive-thru teller, I managed two lanes of cars and assisted upwards of 500 customers on the busiest days.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Work well in a team or individual setting
• Excellent attention to detail
• Typing Speed 80 -90 wpm
• Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent skills in WordPerfect Office Suite
• Very quick learner and open to training in all area