Experienced administrative/legal assistant
  • June 6, 2018

In January of this year, I resigned from my position with the State of Florida after 21 years of service.  I enjoyed my job; however, commuting to Tallahassee for twenty-one years took an enormous toll on my family.  After taking a six month break to spend time with my thirteen year old daughter, I am refreshed, refocused and  ready to return to the workforce. While the majority of my education and experience have been in the legal field and legal office setting, I am confident that my excellent communications skills, computer skills, enthusiasm, and ability to work well in a fast pace environment make me qualified for  an administrative/clerical position with Bainbridge Memorial Hospital. I am eager for an opportunity to join your team.

 

  

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Education

Associate in Science @ Gulf Coast State College
Aug 1995 — Aug 1997
Legal Assisting
Associate of Arts @ Chipola College
Aug 1991 — Aug 1993
General studies

Experience

Management Review Specialist @ Department of Business & Professional Regulation/Division of Alcholic Beverages & Tobacco
Aug 2001 — Jan 2018
Responsible for managing administrative cases for seven district offices; providing direction/advice to Special Agents and Administrative Staff on appropriate legal procedures; reviewing referrals from district offices and determining appropriate action; opening and maintaining complaint information; drafting various legal documents, pleadings, and correspondence; updating/maintaining case tracking system; collecting and analyzing data for required reports; researching statutes and case law; monitoring cases pending hearings and conferring with district offices and Office of the General Counsel; special assignments and miscellaneous duties to aid the Informal Hearing Officer and Director
Administrative Assistant II @ Department of Business & Professional Regulation/General Counsel's Office
Sep 1999 — Aug 2001
Responsible for providing administrative and legal support to Chief Attorney and 2-5 attorneys; reviewing case files and determining appropriate action; drafting orders, administrative complaints, and correspondence; making travel arrangements and preparing travel reimbursement forms for attorneys; managing attorney calendars; scheduling depositions, hearings, trials, meetings, board meetings, etc.; filing cases and trial preparation with DOAH; preparing cases for presentation at board meetings; responding to telephone inquiries; preparation of monthly reports for board meetings
Paralegal Specialist @ Department of Legal Affairs
May 1997 — Sep 1999
Responsible for managing high volume of child support enforcement cases; reviewing referrals and making determinations regarding appropriate action; organizing case load and coordinating work assignments to OPS staff; collecting and analyzing statistics and misc. data for monthly reports provided to client agency (D.O.R.); communicating status information on pending cases with client agency, individual parties, and opposing counsel; handling and preparing all case related correspondence; attending hearings and maintaining accurate record of court’s rulings for preparation of court orders
Legal Secretary/Receptionist @ Law Offices of Baker & Swearingen
Oct 1994 — May 1997
Responsible for performing general clerical duties; working with clients (i.e. gathering discovery); assisting attorney with miscellaneous projects; drafting basic pleadings (on my own and from dictation); managing large amount of collection cases; filing civil suits (drafting complaints, service of process, discovery, judgment, collection on judgment
Receptionist @ Dr. Nelson Ramos, Family Practice
Apr 1993 — Oct 1994
ER & Admissions Clerk @ Jackson Hospital
Jul 1991 — Apr 1993

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