Darla Adelman

Freelance Proofreader & Bookkeeper

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Location:Boulder, Colorado, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/darlaadelman
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DARLA R. ADELMAN
1453 Graham Circle
Erie, CO 80516
812-327-2616

CAREER OBJECTIVE: A diversified position which provides significant challenges and responsibilities as well as the opportunity for personal and professional growth within the legal field.

QUALIFICATIONS: Typing: 110 wpm; excellent telephone and communication skills; detail oriented; good people person; flexible, dependable, and adaptable; self-starter; works well under pressure and without supervision; proficient in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, QuickBooks, OmniForms Filler 4.0, ACT 4.0, TimeSlips, Corel Word Perfect, Best Case Bankruptcy; proficient in various types of dictation and voicewriter equipment, facsimile machines and other types of office equipment; heavy knowledge and experience in client contact, scheduling appointments, meetings and conferences; travel arrangements; proofreading; and extensive experience in file management. Basic knowledge of Spanish and German.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Monroe County Clerk, Bloomington, Indiana
January, 2009 – May, 2011
Deputy Clerk/Special Projects Manager
• Processed Small Claims Proceeding Supplementals for Judge Valerie Haughton.
• Answered phones
• Assisted with incoming clientele
• Filing
• Mail processing
• Assisted with other departments when needed
• January, 2011 assigned as Special Projects Manager which entailed organization of file room and setting up document retention/destruction project (10,000’s+ files) which was a massive undertaking and had not occurred for 20+ years.

Colman Law Office, Bloomington, Indiana
May,2006 – August, 2008
Legal Assistant/Office Manager
• Legal Assistant to David J. Colman and Elizabeth Ann Cure, general practitioners.
• All legal work i.e., document production/filing; created, organized and maintained files.
• Maintained calendars
• Mail processing
• Copy work/faxes
• Scheduled appointments and depositions
• Payroll and taxes
• Accounts payable/accounts receivable for office and personal household
• Managed personal rental properties
• Managed two employees

Thomas M. Barr & Associates, Nashville, Indiana
May, 2004 – July, 2005
Legal Assistant
• Legal Assistant to David C. Grupenhoff, general practitioner.
• Transcription for Mr. Grupenhoff and back-up for Mr. Barr
• Prepared and filed documents with Court, in county and out of county
• Maintained three calendars
• Mail processing
• Answered phones
• Scheduled appointments and depositions
• Created, organized and maintained files
• Prepared for hearings and weekly staff meetings
• Copy work/faxes
• Tracked office supplies
• Extensive consultation with clients for bankruptcy cases which included all processing of bankruptcy forms on Best Case Bankruptcy and filing.

Color Savvy Systems Limited, Springboro, Ohio
May, 2000 – May, 2004
Executive Assistant
• Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer and President.
• Answering telephone/screen calls
• Typed office documents
• Created, organized and maintained files
• Maintained multiple calendars for several different committees
• Scheduled appointments and made travel arrangements
• Recorded and transcribed minutes of Management Committee Meetings
• Prepared monthly financial documents to be presented at Board of Managers meeting
• Prepared expense reports
• Maintained inventory of office supplies
• Oversaw providers of office services
• Assisted with recruiting activities
• Managed office

John C. Quinn, Esq. and Kevin W. Thornton, Esq., Lebanon, Ohio
October, 1998 – May, 2000
Legal Assistant
• Part-time assistant to John C. Quinn, Esq. and Kevin W. Thornton, Esq., general practitioners.
• Typing legal documents, correspondence and miscellaneous
• Maintaining appointment calendar
• Answered telephone
• Created, organized and maintained files
• Initial set up of all office document forms on computer system.

Strauss & Troy, Cincinnati, Ohio
October, 1997 – October, 1998
Legal Assistant
• Legal assistant to Larry J. Neuman, senior pension partner, and Tom Green, litigation associate.
• Drafting daily memorandums and letters
• Typed pleadings and miscellaneous legal documents
• Maintained appointment calendar
• Answered telephone
• Client consultation
• Created, organized and maintained extensive filing system
• Assisted with other attorneys as needed for backup.
Stay-At-Home Mother/Wife
April, 1986-October, 1997

Conner & Winters, Tulsa, Oklahoma
August, 1983 – April, 1986
Legal Assistant
• Assistant to James R. Ryan, senior banking/finance partner, and Barbara Banker, litigation associate.
• Drafted daily memorandums and letters
• Typed pleadings and miscellaneous legal documents
• Maintained appointment calendar
• Answered telephone
• Client consultation
• Created, organized and maintained files
• Assisted with other attorneys as needed for backup.

Doerner, Stuart, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, Tulsa, Oklahoma
March, 1981 – August 1983
Legal Assistant
• Assistant to Gary M. McDonald, senior banking/finance partner.
• Drafting daily memorandums and letters
• Typed pleadings and miscellaneous legal documents
• Maintained appointment calendar
• Answered telephone
• Client consultation
• Created, organized and maintained an extensive filing system
• Mr. McDonald was the attorney for the Court appointment Trustee of the Kenneth L. Tureau Bankruptcy. This was a massive undertaking for all involved.

Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Collingsworth & Nelson, Tulsa, Oklahoma
August, 1978 – March, 1981
Legal Assistant
• Assistant to Morris K. Withers, corporate associate, and David L. Newsome, litigation associate.
• Drafted daily memorandums and letters
• Typed pleadings and miscellaneous legal documents
• Maintained appointment calendar
• Answered telephone
• Client consultation
• Created, organized and maintained files
Skills (2) Rating
Proofreading
Bookkeeping