Paralegal Assistant/Paralegal; Lorber Greenfield & Polito, LLP (9/15/03-Present)
Overview: This is a Construction Defect law firm. Position was in support of attorneys and paralegals in their efforts to litigate CD claims for developers. Now full-time Paralegal duties. Tendering the defense of developers in Construction Defect cases.
Duties: File Management, Legal Action preparation, heavy office machine use (to include computer, copier, etc.). Moderate phone use. MIS back-up. In-house trainer for MS Excel.
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of legal terminology and methods. Extensive use of WordPerfect, MSWord & Excel, email. File management.
File Clerk: The Law Offices of Charles S. LiMandri (1/15/03 – 9/15/03)
Overview: This is a civil litigation law firm. Position was in support of attorneys and Legal Assistants in their efforts to litigate civil cases, as well as support for the Office Manager.
Duties: File Management, heavy office machine use (to include computer, copier, etc.). Purchasing, moderate phone use, fax use, postage machine use. Moderate MIS duties.
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of legal terminology and methods. Extensive use of WordPerfect, MSWord & Excel, email. File management. Purchasing.
Purchasing Agent: Dole Fresh Vegetables (10/15/00-6/15/02)
Overview: This is one of the largest suppliers of fresh vegetables in the country. Position was for the main branch in Salinas, CA, and its many satellite branches.
Duties: Primary buyer for office supplies. Heavy file management, data entry and management, phone and office machine use use. Extensive use of data management software, and other data management tools. Taking bids and negotiating with potential and current suppliers.
Knowledge/Skills: Advanced knowledge of purchasing techniques and principles. Extensive use of MS Office programs. Presentation creation using PowerPoint. Inventory maintenance and control. Heavy phone use. Heavy office machine use (to include computer, copier, fax, etc.).
Office Manager: Larry Tack Appraisals (3/1/00-9/15/00)
Overview: This is a small appraisal office with a total of five employees, including the owner. Position was for the daily running of the office.
Duties: Manage daily office activities. Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, file management, reception/appointment scheduling.
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of property appraisal, accounting, MS Office & QuickBooks. File management, heavy phone use, business-related banking.
Compliance Manager: Interbank Funding Group (6/1/98-1/31/00)
Overview: This was a residential lending company, specializing in 2nd mortgages, and refinances. Position was semi-executive, and oversaw all related operations.
Duties: Maintain residential lending licenses in 40 states. Maintain legal. Maintain Broker relations.
Knowledge/Skills: Residential loan processes and practices, heavy computer, phone, and office machine use. Public relations. Research methods. Licensing requirements. MS Office, DELPHI Data programs.
US Army, Infantry, Paratrooper, Desert Storm Veteran (6/89-10/95)
Miscellaneous temporary office positions.
High School - Kadena HS, Kadena AFB, Okinawa Japan, 1988
AA in General Studies, Chapman University
Currently enrolled - BA in Social Sciences program at Chapman University
Volunteer Web Designer/Developer, using HTML, and Graphic artist for non-profit groups/individuals