EDUCATION

●       Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA (August 2016-January 2018)

○       ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate Program (Graduation: January 31, 2018)

○       Notary Education Training Course (March 2017)

○       Notary Signing Agent Training Course (September 2017)

 

●       Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA (August 2012- May 2016)

○       B.A., English

■       Concentrations: Pre-Law, Literature

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

●       Drake, Hileman & Davis PC, Doylestown, PA, (September 2017-Present)

○       Position: Estate Planning Paralegal

■       Estate planning duties include drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Trust Agreements, and correspondence to clients.

■       Real estate duties include drafting and recording deeds and drafting Agreements of Sale.

■       Business law duties include establishing businesses and LLC’s for our clients and filing the appropriate paperwork at the Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations.

■       Responsible for maintaining an appointment calendar, answering phone calls, organizing client files, preparing final documents for signature, and notarizing documents.

 

●       Law Offices of Steven H. Kitty, Doylestown, PA, (June 2017-September 2017)

○       Position: Paralegal Intern

■       Duties include drafting complaints, discovery requests and standard discovery motions, gathering client medical records, filing case paperwork, proofreading, answering phone calls, and aiding the leading attorneys in their workers’ compensation and personal injury practice.

 

●       Central Bucks Family YMCA, Doylestown, PA, (August 2016-September 2017)

○       Position: Swim Instructor/Lifeguard/Deck Coordinator

■       Duties include maintaining a safe pool area, maintaining certifications, and providing expert swim instruction while adhering to an effective curriculum.

■       Responsible for answering members’ questions, signing students in for class, and ensuring their progress.

■       Providing and scheduling private lessons with members.

 

●     British Swim School of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (June 2016-August 2016)

○     Position: Swim Instructor

■     Duties include maintaining a safe pool area, maintaining certifications, and providing expert swim instruction while adhering to an effective curriculum.

 

●     YMCA of Indiana County, Indiana, PA (May 2015- November 2015)

○     Position: Lifeguard

■     Duties include watching swimmers, maintaining a safe pool area, working with children, and maintaining certifications.

 

●     American Pool Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (May 2010- May 2015)

○     Position: Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

■     Duties include watching swimmers, providing swim lessons for children, maintaining a safe pool area, and maintaining certifications.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

●     Four Footed Friends Animal Rescue and Shelter: Indiana, PA (August 2014- June 2016)

○     Position: Volunteer Dog Walker

■     Duties include walking dogs after hours, cleaning and maintaining the kennel, and providing the proper medication and care.

 

ACTIVITIES

●     Pennsylvania Association of Notaries, Member

●     National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Member

●     Philadelphia Associations of Paralegals, Member

 

CERTIFICATIONS

●     Licensed Pennsylvania Notary Public

○     Acquired: 4/13/2017

○     Expires: 4/13/2021

 

SKILLS

●       Proficient in case briefing and writing legal memoranda.

●       Proficient in conducting legal research and writing.

●       Ability to efficiently navigate and utilize LexisNexis and Westlaw.

●       Proficient in ALWD and Bluebook citation.

●       Experienced in drafting contracts of sale, leases, deeds, Wills, Living Trust Agreements, Powers of Attorney, and legal motions.

●       Experienced in conducting deed searches using Landex.

●       Proficient ability to use ZipForms to draft real estate documents.

●       Experienced in using Amicus Attorney to maintain an appointment calendar.

●       Proficient in usage of PCLaw and LawPay to manage client billing and accounting.

●       Advanced in usage of Microsoft Office.

●       Advanced in usage of WordPerfect.

●       Professional working proficiency in oral and written French.

●       Experienced with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom.

●       Proficient in photography and DSLR camera usage.

Education

August 2012/May 2016

B.A. English Concentration: Literature, Pre-Law at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

August 2016/January 2018

ABA-accredited Paralegal Certificate at Bucks County Community College

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