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Housing Justice Project Kent Regional Justice Center - Paralegal Volunteer Resume Example

Owen Adams
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Professional Summary

I am a highly trained and ethically driven paralegal with strong research and writing skills of legal documents (case briefs, memorandum, points of authority) not including law office technology (Westlaw, JIS, Legal Server Microsoft Office Suite) seeking a small firm of two to three associates where I may offer my expertise as a passionate paralegal.

Skills
  • Legal Research &Writing
  • Law Office Technology
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Legal Server-Housing Justice Project
  • West Law
  • JIS court system
  • Google Calendering
  • King County Superior Court Docketing system
  • Bookkeeping & Accounting
  • General Office Support
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Very detailed and organized
Experience
Housing Justice Project-Kent Regional Justice Center Kent , WA Paralegal volunteer Apr 2010Nov 2011
  • Plan and directed activities within the Housing Justice Project clinic to fulfill the mission statement to prevent homelessness
  • Performed client intakes per individual case
  • Extensive filing of client cases into clinic filing system
  • Provided defenses to attorneys per client for review on tenant/landlord act of Washington State.
  • Updated legal server with client case outcome and completion
  • Created legal pleading template for landlord/tenant complaint
  • Faxed case completion to opposing attorneys' firm for filing
  • Provided referrals to clients not eligible for HJP services due to income and/or housing guidelines
  • Performed legal research on Landlord/Tenant law-Washington state.
Open Door Legal clinic-Seattle Union Gospel Mission Seattle, WA Paralegal volunteer Apr 2009Oct 2011
  • Performed client intakes for the clinic
  • Provided clients with housing referrals to King County shelters and/or transitional housing
  • Wrote letters on behalf of client to King County Superior court judges asking for criminal charges to be lessened via community service or reduced fine amount
  • Located missing client identification via school records
  • Recorded client intake notes into case files
  • Provided light receptionist duties such as filing, and faxing within clinic
  • Updated attorneys to facts of individual client case per intake sheet; criminal or civil matters
Law Offices of Ken Tsiprin Bellevue, WA Paralegal Sep 2011Sep 2011
  • Prepared legal pleadings for review by attorney
  • Organized heavy case filings into law office filing system
  • Updated Google calendering system
  • Met with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
Lao Office of William Budigan Magnolia, WA Paralegal Intern Apr 2011May 2011
  • Managed and trained newly hired legal interns as well as law students in office duties
  • Reviewed financial statements pertaining to real estate property ownership of attorney's private holdings, balanced tenant check books per individual property
  • Paid vendors and balanced incoming and outgoing services rendered
  • Updated Google calendaring system for client database
  • Maintained and organized client case files


Accomplishment

Provided attorney with prominent exchange student property lead for incoming students from Asia needing housing.

Housing Justice Project-King County Superior Court Seattle, WA Paralegal volunteer
Education
Highline Community College Des Moines , WA Associate of Applied Science: Paralegal Studies Jun 2012
Affiliations
Member of National Association of Paralegals

Member of Phi Theta Kapa

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Previous Companies:

  • Housing Justice Project Kent Regional Justice Center
  • Open Door Legal clinic Seattle Union Gospel Mission
  • Law Offices of Ken Tsiprin

Previous Job Positions:

  • Paralegal volunteer
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal Intern

Schools:

  • Highline Community College

Level of Education:

  • Associate of Applied Science

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