Sherry Baines

Freelance Data Entry Freelancer & Bookkeeper

Location:Spring, Texas, United States
2 Skills

To make a contribution to my employer using my administrative and paralegal skills that would allow me the opportunity for growth and advancement.


I am experienced in handling a wide range of administrative, executive and legal support related tasks while working independently with little or no supervision. I am well organized, flexible and truly enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people and programs. I have the ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

Legal Assistant / Paralegal
? Maintain case file index system, client contact and interviews, prepare litigation case outline, prepare discovery drafts to be reviewed by attorney, prepare summaries, timelines and/or outlines needed for cases; prepare family charts, assist with real estate transactions (deeds, contracts, easements, etc.); maintain calendar (deadlines and reminders); work with attorneys to discuss legal arguments or defenses; perform legal research (case law) to support causes of action and/or defense; client interaction to prepare estate planning documents.
? Responsible for maintaining, tracking and entering time into Abacus Law/Abacus Billing.

Executive Administrative Assistant
? Assist executive management with high level administrative support, i.e., preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, scheduling meetings while managing calendar, preparing presentation materials, arranging travel schedule and reservations.
Legal Assistant / Paralegal
? Assist outside counsel in representing the healthcare system (med-mal defense, insurance litigation and corporate issues). Responsible for the drafting of legal documents for filing with appropriate entities, maintain attorney calendar and case preparation for mediation and/or trial. Maintain litigation claim database as well as attending and assisting at trial.
Centralized Business Office Support
? Assist Business Office Director with database creation for financial analysis, create database and design analysis reports for unbilled claims to be distributed daily, assist Medical Records Director with creating policy and procedure for medical record submission for coding, and assist Coding Director with creation of coding audit database.

Legal Assistant / Office Manager / Bookkeeper
? Assist solo attorney with setting up new office, i.e., office procedures, telephone, computer networks. Responsible for setup of new billing format using PCLaw and calendar system using TimeMatters software. Draft legal pleadings, prepare discovery templates and responses, maintain attorney calendar, schedule mediations and any other duties required to assist attorney.

Legal Assistant
? Assist Managing Partner with day to day duties, i.e., legal and administrative duties such as taking and transcribing dictation, file pleadings with the court, answer telephones, etc.
Assistant to Controller
? Assist Controller with special projects, i.e., prepare and analyze spreadsheets to determine cost control within the firm, prepare policies and procedures, coordination of procedure manuals, etc.
Billing Specialist
? Obtain, prepare and proofread time entries from associates and partners and review with Managing Partner. Prepare and mail statements to clients as well as receipt of payments on accounts.

Office Manager / Executive Assistant
? Assist CEO in daily operations, i.e., typing corporate contracts and corporate liaison to telephone sub contractors regarding telephone repairs and maintenance.
? Handle personal matters of CEO, i.e., maintain files and records of personal accounts and prepare travel arrangements.

Executive Assistant
? Assist CEO in the purchase of 4 story office building located in The Woodlands, Texas.
? Maintain rent rolls, expenses and prepare year end operating statements to tenants.
? Day to day management of the building – liaison to tenants.

Executive Assistant
? Assist CEO in the purchase of diagnostic imaging company located in Dallas, Texas.
? Assist CEO in the purchase of 4 story medical office building located in Dallas, Texas.
? Maintain rent rolls, expenses and prepare year end operating statements to tenants.
? Day to day management of building – liaison to tenants.

Office Manager – Novell Network System Administrator
? Coordinate all aspects of mortgage sales, acquisitions and other related activities with Department Executives.
? Responsible for supervising five (5) administrative assistants.
? Maintain Novell computer network with twelve (12) users.
? Novell Netware 3.11 System Manager Certification

Executive Assistant – Financial Institutions Group
? Assist six (6) investment bankers in the areas of structured and mortgage finance, i.e., answer telephones, maintain calendars, typing and filing of corporate documents and making travel arrangements.

Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Powerpoint
B+ (Medical Billing and Collection Software)
TimeSlips & PCLaw (Attorney Billing Software)
TimeMatters (Attorney Billing/Data Management Software)
ProDoc (Attorney Document Management Software)
AbacusLaw / Abacus Billing (Attorney Billing Software)
Skills (2) Rating
Data Entry