A meticulous legal support professional with solid research, writing, and technical aptitude and a lifelong learner who brings a growth mindset to all her endeavors. Certificated from City College of San Francisco, an ABA approved paralegal program, and two Bachelor of Art degrees from Seattle University. With years of practical experience, she possesses ample transferable technical skills and knowledge.
Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society Member, Zeta Beta Chapter
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
Matteo Ricci College Honor Society Member
Spectator Scholarship and Spectator Staff Writer
Independent Paralegal [9/2022 to Present]
Hunt Legal Services | San Francisco, California
Contract Engagement: Legal assistance to sole practitioner law firms, including drafting forms, pleadings, and correspondence as well as providing case management and calendar services.
Continuing Legal Education: eDiscovery and electronic evidence preservation webinar through SFPA and ACEDS and project management courses through Coursera.
Senior Paralegal [1/2022-9/2022] Legal Assistant [4/2019-1/2022]
McLaughlin Sanchez LLP | San Francisco, California
Legal Drafting: Drafted written discovery, motions (discovery, regular, and special), core pleadings (i.e., complaints, answers, cross-complaints), declarations, ex parte applications with or without hearing, stipulations, settlements and buyouts, transactional agreements (lease and/or cohabitation agreements), requests to set aside and for default, correspondence (to Court, opposing party/counsel, clients), subpoenas for business records and subpoenas duces tecum), and client and attorney update letters and emails.
Civil Case Management: Served as calendar clerk and charged with legal and new client intake. Drafted next step documents well in advance for attorney and client review. Ensured documents and ancillary data produced or logged as privileged were earmarked to prevent spoliation of evidence. Timely electronic filing of documents in seven Bay Area county courts and in the Northern District of California following electronic or traditional service.
Exemplar Library: Built‐out and maintained library of notices, pleadings, and correspondence organized by jurisdiction and type. Created and maintained master spreadsheet that included cross‐referenced workflow narrative and knowledge repository.
Legal Support Workflow: Created standard operating procedures for legal support team, which included a master task and assignment lists, timeline, and checklist.
Processes and Procedures: Documented legal support and administrative process and procedures manuals and compiled into a firm guidebook for new hires, such as step-by-step textual, indexed manuals to complement on-site training.
Investigation and Analysis: Researched relevant Court rules, statutes, case law, and secondary sources. Retrieved public documents, including but not limited to death certificates, deeds from the Assessor Recorder's office, and computer aided dispatch reports from the Department of Emergency Management, permit histories and 3R reports from Department of Building Inspection, and files from the San Francisco Rent Board.
Trial Preparation Assistance: Experienced with bench and jury trial support, including drafting exhibit and witness lists, trial binders, trial statements, jury instructions, subpoenas duces tecum, exhibit replication, and witness coordination.
Independent Legal and Research Assistant [6/17-3/19]
Hunt Legal Services, Robert Half Legal | San Francisco, California
Project based: Document management and research services and basic legal drafting. Discovery indexing and management.