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Theresa Lovaas

Freelance Paralegal & Admin Support Freelancer

Location:Onamia, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills

Minnesota School of Business- Online Division Waite Park, MN
MBA-Legal Administration Emphasis Anticipated Graduation December 2013

Minnesota School of Business- Online Division Waite Park, MN
Bachelor of Science: Paralegal March 2012

Summary of Qualifications

•Skilled in Torts, Legal Terminology, Westlaw, Lexis Nexus, Summarized Administrative Law, Probate Law, Family Law, Extracted Constitutional Law, Litigation, Criminal Law, and Procedures

•Investigated Probate Law, Real Estate, and American Legal Systems


Berry Law Offices Princeton, MN Internship November 2012-January 2013

•Assist in preparation for filing QDRO’s, conducting research within PERA benefits received
•Scanning of invoices, billing forms, tax returns, and deposit receipts
•Assist with modification to questioner for Child Custody matters, such as proofreading and updating information within a specific format
•Assist with creating QDRO’s for filing purposes on separate cases
•Assist with customer service ( e.g. answering phones, taking messages for attorneys, tracking calls for office manager)
•Scanning of old case files and organizing original documents for easier access within the system
•Assist with creation of flash budget review for continuing year to provide support at weekly meetings for the staff to make adjustments in different departments

Grand Casino Mille Lacs Onamia, MN
Grand Rewards Representative May 2004-July 2012

•Maintained docket/calendars
•Used applicable software features to draft legal documents, drafted correspondence, and created presentations
•Obtained release forms from guests, to utilize in the filing of tax records
•Created, organized and properly maintained guest’s files
•Quickly type 50--60 words per minute for efficient customer processing
•Utilized specific legal software for either time keeping, billing calendaring or case management
•Obtained information from court records
•Drafted internal and external office memorandum
•Assisted in preparation of an informational statement
•Prepared legal documents for filing and prepare service for filing
Collected, organized and analyzed data (e. g. birth dates, market values of assets, current assets)
•Review of guest’s financial situation
•Develop charts, graphs, and other visual aids

Sherburne County Attorney’s Office Elk River, MN
Internship October 2009-November 2009

•Created, organized and properly maintained client files to maintain confidentiality and accuracy
•Utilized specific legal software for time keeping, billing calendaring or case management for proper documentation
•Obtained definitions for zoning ordinances in matters coming before the Sherburne County Planning Commission for accurate answers
•Searched Public Records to assist the lead attorney with very detailed specifics of each case
•Prepared documents to be given to opposing counsel as discovery or redacting documents to ensure proper security
•Assisted with preparation of monthly county legal statistics for management to examine for trends
•Created PowerPoint presentation for truancy program to help ensure proper education of at risk youth
•Obtained information from court records to help county management make informed decisions
•Attended commitment, probation violation, and child support modification hearings to gain real world experience of courtroom procedures
Skills (2) Rating
Admin Support