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Nora Butler
XXXX XXXXXXX XXXX , Columbus , OH 42229 | (H) XXXXXXXXXXXX | XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Professional Summary

Experienced, organized, detail-oriented Legal Secretary, Office Manager, Property Manager, with great leadership skills and a team-player seeks a position within a law office and/or property managment department where a working knowledge of legal termininology, general law and legal court proceedings pertaining to the following case areas would be fully utilized and expanded:  Areas of litigation expertise:  Civil, Real Estate (Residential and Landlord Tenant), Probate and Estate Planning.
Office Manager:  Day-to-day operations of  a law law office.
Property Management:  Overseeing day-to-day operations; showing available space, collection of rents; overseeing maintenance, dealing with complaints.

Skills
  • Day-to-Day operations of a Law Firm
  • Clients/Tenants and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Coordination
  •  English Language
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Service Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
Experience
Legal Assistant/Office Manager/Property Manager 05/1988 to 12/2014
Lucas, Prendergast, Albright, Gibson & Newman Columbus, OH
  • Work directly with attorney in his every-day practice of law.
  • Prepared legal documents, correspondence, filing.
  • Prepared Probate Forms, Wills, Trusts, Evictions.
  • Client Intake
  • Coordinated supportive services of the law firm.
  • Oversee day-to-day activities of the law firm, monitoring the building to ensure that it remains safe, secure, and well-maintained.
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Acquired, distributed and stored supplies.
  • Analyzed internal processes and recommended and implemented procedural or policy changes to improve operations, such as supply changes or the disposal of records.
  • Managed leasing of facility space.
  • Met with prospective tenants to show properties, explained terms of occupancy, and provided information about local areas.
  • Direct collection of monthly assessments, rental fees, and deposits and payment of insurance premiums, mortgage, taxes, and incurred operating expenses.
  • Inspected grounds, facilities, and equipment routinely to determine necessity of repairs or maintenance.
  • Acted as liaisons between tenants and owners.
  • Investigated complaints, disturbances and violations and resolve problems following management rules and regulations.
  • Planned, scheduled, and coordinated general maintenance, major repairs, and remodeling or construction projects for commercial properties.
  • Purchased building and maintenance supplies, equipment, or furniture.
  • Received payments and post amounts paid to customer accounts.
  • Sorted and filed correspondence, and perform miscellaneous clerical duties such as answering correspondence and writing reports.
  • Verified accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Operated computers, billing machines, timeslips programs, billing programs.
  • Prepared itemized statements, bills, or invoices and record amounts due for services rendered.
Court Reporter 09/1985 to 11/1987
Ella Jane Castle Prestonsburg, KY
  • Take notes in shorthand.
  • Provide transcripts of proceedings upon request of judges, lawyers, or the public.
  • Transcribe recorded proceedings in accordance with established formats.
  • File a legible transcript of records of a court case with the court clerk's office.
  • Ask speakers to clarify inaudible statements.
  • File and store shorthand notes of court session.
  • Record depositions and other proceedings for attorneys.
  • Respond to requests during court sessions to read portions of the proceedings already recorded.
Legal Secretary 08/1974 to 08/1985
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund Prestonsburg, KY
  • Prepare and process legal documents and papers, such as complaints,  motions, etc.
  • Mail, fax, legal correspondence to clients and court officials.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.
  • Organize and maintain law libraries, documents, and case files.
  • Schedule and make appointments.
  • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter.
  • Assist attorneys in collecting information such as employment, medical, and other records.
  • Prepare and distribute invoices to bill clients or pay account expenses.
  • Complete various forms, such as accident reports, trial and courtroom requests, and applications for clients.
  • Attend legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings, or depositions, and take notes.
Education
Prestonsburg High School -
Business, Real Estate Community College -
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Previous Companies:

  • Lucas
  • Prendergast
  • Albright

Previous Job Positions:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Court Reporter
  • Legal Secretary

Schools:

  • Prestonsburg High School
  • Community College

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