Michell Mizell

Freelance Paralegal & Admin Support Freelancer

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Location:Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/michellmizell
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$15
Rate/Hr
Professional Summary

Driven Paralegal who thrives in high stress, high-pressure environments and situations involving constant change and vast ambiguity in data and instruction. Accounting Clerk skilled in problem solving and maintaining accuracy.
Possesses an insatiable drive to achieve and exceed goals.

Work History

Hixson & Cleveland Law Office – Paris, AR, Legal Secretary, 04/1993 to 06/1996

Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
Researched bankruptcy loan files to confirm federal guideline compliance.
Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
Conducted detailed client intakes and entered information into company MICHELL MIZELLdatabase.
Contacted key witnesses to testify at court hearings.
Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings.
Communicated pertinent information to clients via phone, email and mail.
Conducted skip traces to obtain case participant information.
Directed and coordinated law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
Drafted responses for exceptions on foreclosure procedural errors.

Witt Law Firm – Ozark, AR, Paralegal, 06/1996 to 12/2003

Researched bankruptcy loan files to confirm federal guideline compliance.
Researched state statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes and documents.
Conducted detailed client intakes and entered information into company database.
Contacted key witnesses to testify at court hearings.
Prepared legal briefs, motions and pleadings.
Reviewed Deed of Trust, Title Commitment and prior bankruptcies documents.
Communicated pertinent information to clients via phone, email and mail.
Drafted, signed and certified key legal documents for judicial review.
Maintained ongoing communication with opposing parties from discovery to trial phase.
Conducted skip traces to obtain case participant information.
Directed and coordinated law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
Drafted responses for exceptions on foreclosure procedural errors.
Developed and managed up to [Number] cases.
Acted as liaison between multiple attorneys involved in complex legal issues.
Communicated with outside vendors on behalf of attorneys and legal departments.
Assisted counsel in preparing answers, providing documentation and information for discovery request.
Managed billable hour tracking, payroll, client invoicing and attorney schedules.
Investigated facts and laws to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.

C & M Stone Co ., Inc. – Barling, AR, Virtual Bookkeeper, 01/2004 to Current

Created weekly, monthly and quarterly expense reports, including employee success and revenue reports.
Communicated pertinent information to clients via phone, email and mail.
Communicated with outside vendors on behalf of CEO.
Facilitated successful internal and external audits through sound and thorough documentation.
Composed effective accounting reports summarizing accounts payable data.
Posted receipts to appropriate general ledger accounts.
Monitored payments due from clients and promptly contacted clients with past due payments.
Researched and resolved accounts payable discrepancies.
Created daily and weekly cash reports for accounting management.
Supervised invoice processing, purchase orders, expense reports, credit memos and payment transactions.
Reviewed all expense reports for accuracy and proper expense disclosure.
Reconciled vendor statements and handled payment complaints or discrepancies.

Education

High School Diploma: June 2, 1988
Paris High School - Paris, AR

Paralegal : Paralegalism, 1998
University of Arkansas @ Fayetteville - Fayetteville, AR
Skills (2) Rating
Paralegal
Admin Support