Bernardo Borges

Freelance Spanish Translator & Legal Translator

Location:Tampa, Florida, United States
2 Skills
Over ten years of progressive experience as a Cuban Lawyer and
one year of increasing practice as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant. Well
organized and in meticulous records keeper. Possess excellent
interpersonal communication/ time management skills. Knowledge
of family, criminal, civil, and immigration law (removals) as well
as general law. Ability to fluently read and write in the Spanish
language. Possess ability to translate/interpret Spanish into English

Law office of Felipe D.J. Millan
August 2019 - June 2020 (11 months)
El Paso, Texas, United States
Specialized on removal proceedings immigration cases.
Responsible for
drafting sentencing memorandum in criminal cases. Assigned/responsible
for over 150 case files. Drafted and E-filed pleadings and appeals brief
with the Western District of Texas, NM Federal Court, 5th Circuit, and 10th
Circuit. Met and communicated with clients regarding their legal pending
matters. Utilized advanced office technology for document creation, client
case management, communication, and internal coordination. Prepared
bond exhibits, packages for individual hearings. Responsible for drafting
and typing legal documents, briefs, motion, legal memorandums, sentencing
memorandums, pleadings, legal research and writing, immigration forms and
routine correspondence. Translates birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates,
Divorce Decrees as well as other legal/official documents in Spanish into the
English language. Knowledgeable in legal terminology, legal documents/forms,
and local court/agency rules and procedures. Prepares checklists, schedules,
exhibits and presentation materials. Responsible for copying, faxing, mailing,
and filing documents and documents related to immigration law and general
law practice. Supports attorney in day-to-day legal practice. Responsible for
copying, faxing, mailing, and filing court documents and documents related to
immigration law and general law practice.
Rosales Law Firm
Litigation Paralegal
August 2019 - September 2019 (2 months)
El Paso, Texas, United States
Paralegal in Family and Civil Law. My duties included preparation of pleadings,
applications, and discovery with State Court, calendaring and keeping track of
deadlines and hearings, communicating with clients, court coordinators, clerks
and other law firms.
? Office of the Federal Public Defender Western District of Texas
July 2019 - August 2019 (2 months)
El Paso, Texas, United States
Prepared memorandums and legal research in federal cases.
? The National Organization of Collective Law Offices – Havana,
August 2006 - September 2016 (10 years 2 months)
Havana, Cuba
Conducted civil and administrative processes and criminal cases. Performed
legal research and writing projects. Researched and drafted pleadings, legal
memoranda on various issues on administrative process and criminal law.
Participated in all aspects of commercial and civil litigations. Researched
and interpreted rules, regulations, statutes, and decisions of regulatory
bodies. Prepared visual exhibits for case presentations. Managed documents
produced in litigations and investigations. Drafted trial pleading and motions.
Filed claims, defended claims, and responded to regulatory inquiries. Managed
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documents produced in litigations and investigations. Summarized transcripts
of testimony from depositions.
Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) · (February 2021)
El Paso Community College
Associate of Arts and Sciences - AAS, Legal Assistant/
Paralegal · (2017 - 2020)
? University of Havana School of Law
? Master’s in Criminal Law, Criminal Law · (2009 - 2011)
? University of Havana School of Law, Havana, Cuba
Juris Doctor, Law · (1990 - 1995)
? “Enrique J. Varona” Higher Pedagogic Institute, Havana, Cuba
Bachelor of Education - BEd, Education · (1986 - 1991)