Paralegal/ legal assistant
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Location: Wade, NC, USA
School: Kaplan University
Major: Paralegal Studies

Paralegal/ legal assistant

Karen Lewis  5609 Quiet Acres Ln. Wade, North Carolina 28395 ------------ EXPERIENCE KLPP Transport LLC, Wade, NC - Office Manager, Paralegal August 2015 - PRESENT Duties include: Payroll and accounting, managing employees, ensuring on time delivery, drafting legal documents and research, making proposals and placing federal bids, insuring company was compliant with all federal and state regulations and laws as well as filing all necessary documents when due. Interviewing prospective employees, running driving records, drug testing and maintaining all employee files and keeping them up to date. Responding to other companies in a timely manner and completing the employees recommendation. Entering expenses and income into QuickBooks and managing business accounts. North Carolina Attorney General’s Office (NCDOJ), Raleigh, NC —Legal Assistant JUNE 2011 - JULY 2015 Duties include: Typing and formatting briefs, petitions and documents according to established procedures and court rules. Database Management to track all criminal appeals and petitions received and keep records of due dates for each attorney, and any all Motions to Extend filed by state or opposing counsel and updating due dates accordingly as needed until the case is completed. Prepare responses to post conviction petitions, obtaining copies of court documents, research and preparation of boilerplate issues. Assisted 10 Assistant Attorney Generals in their preparation of briefs with research, shepardizing cases, and finding parallel case sites as well as preparing and editing table of authorities, proofreading and electronically filing. Drafting routine correspondence and maintained records in the Appellate section. Read court transcripts in several criminal cases and noted pages and important information for attorneys tasked with several cases to help them draft the brief and save them time. When needed reviewed evidence from cases to catch things attorneys might have missed.  Clerk of Superior Court, Smithfield, NC — Deputy Clerk OCTOBER 2008 - JUNE 2011  Duties Included: Entering citations into the AOC court system, maintaining and organizing criminal case files, answering calls from the public and assisting them when needed. Helping defense attorneys and state attorneys with anything they needed. Going to court 4-5 times a week and recording the actions in the courtroom, typing forms out for judges, assistant district attorneys and defense counsel in court when needed. Entering all data of cases from court into the AOC system, filing away closed cases and entering new dates for cases that were continued. Background checks for the public as needed. Also, doing global searches for defense counsel, state attorney or judge when asked. EDUCATION Kaplan University, Davenport, Iowa — Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies AUGUST 2007 - MAY2009 Honor Graduate GPA 3.8 Southern Wayne High School, Dudley, NC — High School Diploma AUGUST 1999 - MAY 2003 International Honor Society Kitty Hawk ROTC Honor Society

Paralegal, criminal law