Ratnam
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Location: Rockville, MD, USA
University: Hood College
Major: Law

Ratnam

MOLLY RATNAM
7607 Quincewood Court, Rockville, MD 20855
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OBJECTIVES
• Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
• Have the ability to grasp complex situations; adapt and learn quickly;
• Demonstrate superior writing skills by being conscientious and thorough with meticulous attention to detail; I am comfortable working both independently and as an integral part of a team;
• Implement organizational design and mission support optimization along with executive level strategic planning support; Strategy development and transformation;
• Show integration of new capabilities, product development and process improvement;

WORK EXPERIENCE
Anderson Quinn June 2018 – August 2019
Legal Assistant
• Document Management Systems, Casefile and Imanage.
• Preparing and filing pleadings with courts nationwide.
• Document proofing and mastery of all court filing software.
• Calendar management, covering multiple phone lines, conflict checks and opening new matters, bulk mail, abundant copying.
• Extensive use of Excel, Elite, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. Abundant dictation, archiving and tracking of closed files, sole handling of billing and cost tracking.
• Trial and discovery preparation. Copious document handling. Assembling exhibit binders and abundant trial materials.
• Handling of all timesheets, invoices, bar dues and CLE credits.

Butzel Long April 2015 – May 2018
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
• Handling of trial discovery, trial preparation and all related arrangements.
• Fast, accurate typing.
• Preparation, proofing and serving of Pleadings, Subpoenas and Court Summons. Meticulous tracking of timesheets. Handling of multiple phone lines, hosting conference calls and abundant copying.
• Handling of attorney bar dues, fees and CLE credit tracking.
• Event coordinating, travel arrangements and scheduling.
• Extensive data entry and file management.

Kundra & Associates November 2011 – March 2015
Legal Executive Assistant
• Legal Research and writing. Handling of trial discovery, trial preparation and all related arrangements.
• Fast, accurate typing and use of various Microsoft Office programs.
• Preparation and serving of Subpoenas and Court Summons.
• Extensive article writing. Meticulous tracking of timesheets and office management.
• Correspond and communicate with clients and various courts/federal agencies.
• Review and proofread correspondence, pleadings and various other documents.
• Copious document handling. Assembling exhibit binders and abundant trial materials.
• Handling of all firm marketing, advertising and networking.
• Event coordinating, travel arrangements and scheduling.
• Handling of inventory, supplies and office/firm management. Human Resources and interviews.

Freeman & Freeman P.C. November 2009 – October 2011
Legal Assistant
• Legal Research and writing. Handling of depositions and all related arrangements.
• Fast, accurate typing and use of various Microsoft Office programs.
• Preparation and serving of Subpoenas and Court Summons.
• TimeMatters, Lexis and Westlaw mastered. Managing of files and billing entries, bookkeeping.
• Meticulous tracking of timesheets and office management. Organized litigation and corporate documents. Covering multiple phone lines and setting up conference calls
• Correspond and communicate with various courts and ADR coordinators.
• Review and proofread pleadings and various other documents. All online court software and programs mastered at every state level.
• Editing documents and discovery preparation.

Montedonico, Belcuore & Tazzara P.C. January 2006 – October 2009 Legal Executive Assistant
• Abundant online legal research, preparing and filing of pleadings, briefs and discovery.
• Handling of all client databases, client billing involving softwares such as Time Matters, Tabs, Timeslips and Quickbooks.
• Created and implemented systems for organizing and tracking deposition transcripts and archived files including working with IDEX.
• Manage receivables, financial accounts, financial transactions, bookkeeping and accounting. Covering multiple phone lines and setting up conference calls.
• Handling of all travel arrangements, cost reimbursements and expense reports.
• Maintained individual and office calendars, scheduled meetings and ordered all office supplies and kept track of inventory.
• Extensive use of Westlaw, Lexis, Juris and Outlook.
• Prepare subpoenas and obtain/sort medical records.
• Copious document handling. Assembling exhibit binders and abundant trial materials.
• Preparing and filing pleadings in courts throughout DC, MD and VA. Knowledge of e-filing programs.

Courthouse Title & Escrow L.L.C. December 2003 – December 2005
Legal Secretary
• Opening new matters, conflict checks, organizing files.
• Covering multiple phone lines and setting up conference calls
• Completed questionnaires with clients, data inputting and then preparing/filing motions and bankruptcy petitions in courts throughout MD, DC and VA.
• Maintained individual and office calendars.
• File tracking system handled and equipment maintenance.
• Abundant copying, assembling large amounts of exhibit binders, mail handling.
• Deadline tracking, expense reports and travel arrangements.
• Client interaction and handling of all process serving and court appearances for out of town procedures.

EDUCATION
• GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY'S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS SCHOOL: ABA approved. 3.95 GPA. CLASS OF 2004. FORMAL PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION RECEIVED
• HOOD COLLEGE: CLASS OF 2002. DUAL BACHELOR OF ARTS RECEIVED: LAW & SOCIETY/ PHILOSOPHY.

Extracurriculars during undergraduate studies: Vanguards; Vice President and President of Pre-Law Society; Civil Liberties Union; Moot Court; Democrats Club; Internships with District Courts and police departments; International Club; Hood Soccer; Bollywood International dance/fashion club; Hood College Phonathon; Work/study; and Big Sister Mentor Program.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
• Rockville Mid-County Democrats Club
• Active South Asian Bar Association volunteer;
• Attendee of ACLU, EEOC and NALS meetings;
• Notary Public – state of Maryland and state of Virginia;
• Investigator - District Court of Maryland Public Defender's Office;
• Child Development Outreach Program - teaching nutritional & health values at learning annex;
• Volunteer-Sri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Greenbelt

AWARDS
• AIA Students honorary award for scholastic achievement, scholarship, and special recognition given by Constance Morella.
• Chesapeake Bay Scholarship to Hood College on the basis of academic achievement & athletic accomplishment.
• PLEN Leadership Award granted by Hood College on the basis of ability to maintain exceptional attitude and determination while participating in sports maintaining excellent academic records.
• Phonathon: 1st place for raising the most money for the Hood College Fund due to interpersonal skills dealing with alumnae.

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