Legal Assistant
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Location: The Woodlands, TX, USA
School: Sam Houston State University
Field of Study: Political Science

Legal Assistant

Shirley Mejia
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------------ Grand Prairie, Texas 75052


EDUCATION
Sam Houston State University May 2018
Major: Political Science Minor: Spanish and History

EXPERIENCE
Matthew Pillado, PLLC
Legal Assistant / Office Manager
July 2018 - November 2019

•Served as a liaison between attorneys, clients, medical providers, insurance and other law firms
•Managed a range of confidential records, processes and documents throughout legal proceedings such as litigation, settlement negotiations, depositions and criminal matters
•Coordinated logistics and document preparation for court proceedings and meetings. Effectively managed high- volume workload of word processing assignments and court filings
•Ensured prompt responses to phone/email inquiries and displayed professionalism in all client interactions
•Served as translator for meetings with Spanish-speaking clients, gaining experience in initial consultation procedure

David Reyna Law Firm
December 2017 - January 2018
Intern
•Shadowed and observed Mr. Reyna
•Sat in on hearings and settlements with managing attorney

Law Office of Domingo Garcia, P.C.
June 2013 - August 2017
Intern
•Receptionist duties, filed insurance claims, filed and drafted legal documents/correspondence
•Served as a liaison between attorneys, clients, medical providers, insurance and other law firms
•Received and posted payments from clients, insurance companies, and medical providers in client’s spreadsheet
•Assisted with medical reductions, created trial binders for the attorney, scheduled appointments, signed-up clients, responded to discovery

Cole Ballweg for State Representative
November 2014
Intern
•Called potential voters and encouraged them to vote for Mr. Ballweg

Domingo Garcia for Congress
June 2012 - August 2012
Intern
•Campaigned door to door encouraging voters to vote and managed his blog

ACHIEVEMENTS
Sam Houston State University Dean’s List 2017 and 2018

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens)
Pre-Law Society
President of Ballet Folklorico

KEY SKILLS
Bilingual (Spanish), Needles, Clio, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Drop Box


REFERENCES
Artemio Fernandez
Personal Injury Attorney
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M. Montserrat Feu Lopez
Professor
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Betsy Antonio-Aguirre
Criminal Defense Attorney
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