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Highly trained Paralegal with more than five years of experience in a fast-paced professional environment. Excellent leadership and managerial skills. Comprehensive knowledge of Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and Florida Statutes. Can effectively navigate and utilize West Law, Lexis Nexus, and Google Scholar to conduct legal research in the application of pertinent case law. Handles all tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Dedicated, passionate, and motivated to ensure high levels of client satisfaction. Ambitious, enthusiastic, and committed to accomplishing aggressive business goals. 

Jackson Thompson
XXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXX , Stuart , FL 34994 | (H) XXXXX XXXXXXXX | XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Experience
Paralegal 11/2012 to Present
The Law Offices of S. Tracy Long/Private Capital Law Group Boca Raton, FL
  • Extensive experience in Title work, including but not limited to: Review of Official Records to determine liens encumbering real property (both primary, HELOC's, and HOA), assignments of mortgages, satisfaction and releases thereof, Lis Pendens and dismissals, etc.; Obtaining specific property information through the appraisal office; and  determining Fair Market Value through various search domains.  
  • Thorough chain of title analysis.
  • Deed drafting experience with regards to conveyance of real property; Warranty and Quitclaim alike.
  • Obtaining specific case information with regards to the examination of court records and docketing statuses for ALL FLORIDA counties, both expeditiously and conclusively.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of Florida's Rules of Civil Procedure, Florida Statutes, and Foreclosure case law.
  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence and maintaining documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • Experience drafting simple appearance and hearing notices, as well as enlargements of time, motions to withdraw, and orders granting or denying same.
  • Experience drafting responsive pleadings, answers, motions for summary judgment, oppositions to same, and affidavits in support thereof, etc.
  • Experience propounding basic discovery, responding to opposing discovery requests, and compelling such responses if necessary. 
  • Thorough and meticulous when exploiting discovery responses filed by Plaintiff in Circuit Civil actions, primarily those filed by the bank in their attempts to foreclose on real property.
  • Investigate case facts as well as gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, legal articles, codes, and documents to ensure a proper defense and determine specific causes of action.
  • Direct, coordinate, and manage all law office activity.
  • Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss case details. 
  • Extensive e-filing experience for all Florida counties;
  • Updating service lists and serving proper parties with various pleadings, notices, subpoenas, etc. 
  • Coordinating and scheduling depositions with opposing parties and expert witnesses.
  • Identifying judicial procedures and local rules.
  • Basic understanding of mortgage-backed securities and the examination of their correlating pooling and servicing agreements.
  • Basic understanding of credit card defense, settlement, mediation, and bankruptcy, including but not limited too, usury laws, predatory guidelines, TILA, FDCPA violations, FCCPA, credit reporting issues, etc.
Paralegal 06/2012 to 07/2015
The Mizner Grande Law Firm Boca Raton, FL
  • Directed, coordinated, and managed all law office activity.
  • Performed all tasks previously mentioned in most recent law office position.
  • Included, but not limited to: thorough chain of title analysis, review of Court, Official, and Property Records; drafting experience with regards to Warranty and Quitclaim Deeds, responsive pleadings, discovery requests, appearance and hearing notices, withdrawals, counterclaims, oppositions, proposed and agreed orders etc.; comprehensive knowledge and application of Florida's Rules of Civil Procedure, Florida Statutes, and Foreclosure case law; case research; defenses planning; coordinating and scheduling depositions; e-filing; updating clients with pertinent case information and obtaining specific documents to ensure a proper defense, trial preparation, etc.
  • Prepared affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence and maintained documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • In addition to the aforementioned, I have extensive knowledge with regards to Florida Land Trusts; Florida Statute 689.071. 
  • Including, but not limited to, fiduciary responsibility, beneficial interest, homestead rights, and taxes thereof.
  • Drafting and execution of Land Trust Agreements in compliance with Florida Statute and county guidelines. 
  • Assisted in the preparation, drafting, filing, and serving of Declaratory Actions with regards to the enforceability of mortgages encumbering real property.
  • Assisted in the preparation, drafting, filing, and serving of Appellate briefs, motions, and notices, filed in state and federal courts.  
Foreclosure Paralegal 05/2011 to 06/2012
Peter J. Snyder, P.A. Boca Raton, FL
  • Prepared affidavits and legal correspondence. 
  • Organized and maintained such documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • Prepared legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals,wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements;
  • Met with clients and other professionals to discuss details ofcase.
  • Reviewed and examined client case files.
  • Investigated case facts and applied pertinent case law.
  • Knowledgeable in navigating Lexis Nexus, West Law and other public record domains, to determine specific causes of action and prepare case files prior to trial.
  • Gathered and analyzed research data, such as statutes,decisions,  legal articles, codes, and other legal documents.
  • Monitored legal volumes to ensure the law library was up-to-date.
  • Operated Florida's e-portal system by uploading and filing documents electronically.
  • Coordinated hearing and possible deposition dates with opposing counsel and noticed such accordingly.
  • Secured hearing times by utilizing the online scheduling system for various counties (JAWS, JACS, etc.).
  • Drafted simple notices of appearance, email designation, hearing notices, etc. 
  • Reviewed judicial procedures and applied such towards the maintaining of an individual client's case file.
  • Maintained open lines of communication with the clients as well as with their  assigned opposing counsel, paralegals, Judges, and judicial assistant's to stay organized and up-to-date.  
  • Prepared cases for trial by organizing exhibits, securing court reporters, preparing witnesses, and cataloging related pleadings accordingly. 
  • Maintained the legal calendar and prepared attorneys for meetings,hearings, depositions, trials, etc. 
Legal Secretary 08/2010 to 05/2011
Esquire Litigation Support, LLC Boca Raton, FL
  • Attended legal meetings, such as client interviews, hearings, or depositions, and took notes accordingly.
  • Made photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other pertinent case documents.
  • Organized case files;monitored calendars; meeting deadlines; documented actions; inputted information into file database and case management software; confirmed case status with attorney. 
  • Informed clients by maintaining contact and communicated case progress; 
  • Coordinated, scheduled, and confirmed all client appointments.
  • Mailed, faxed, or arranged for delivery of legal correspondence to clients, witnesses, and court officials.
  • Maintained case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorneys, clients, and providers (Experience with Clio, Zoho, and legal billing software).
  • Prepared and distributed invoices for client billing.
  • Maintained firm accounting, documented accounts receivable, and  paid out legal expenses.     
  • Supported case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences.     
  • Monitored and obtained discovery responses and organized materials for team case review. 
  • Submitted articles and information obtained through case research and submitted to attorneys for review and approval.
  • Continued to expand my knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, accessing law libraries, etc.
Education
International Relations and Foreign Policy May 2010 University of North Carolina Asheville - Asheville, NC
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts Jun 2005 Cape Cod Community College - Barnstable, MA
High School Diploma: Liberal Arts Jun 2003 Barnstable High School - Hyannis, MA
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Previous Companies:

  • The Law Offices of S Tracy Long
  • Private Capital Law Group
  • The Mizner Grande Law Firm

Previous Job Positions:

  • Paralegal
  • Foreclosure Paralegal
  • Legal Secretary

Schools:

  • University of North Carolina Asheville
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Barnstable High School

Level of Education:

  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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