Rochelle Russo
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Location: Denver, CO, USA
School: Columbia College Chicago
Major: Commercial Photography

Rochelle Russo

ROCHELLE S. RUSSO

------------ ------------ 476 N. Washington St. Apt. 1, Denver, CO 80203


WORK EXPERIENCE

Adsero Intellectual Property and Alhasoon, Glidden, and Glidden through Robert Half Professional Staffing – 07/2019 – Present

Bilingual Legal Assistant

• Utilize CASEPeer and My Case software to track client case information, status, and communal team notetaking for accurate communication of client’s case, insurance payoffs, and updates.
• Assist clients with questionnaires in order to retrieve accurate information regarding immigration, criminal, and personal injury cases.
• Manage mail and fax correspondence, scanning, naming, and saving.
• Assist attorney with retrieving Denver Police records, public records, and any information needed for evidence in client’s case.
• Review of patent and trademark registry petitions for accuracy, typos, and correct information.
• Assist client and attorney with translation at in-person USCIS interviews for permanent residence and citizenship applications.
• Translate government documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc. from Spanish to English.
• Use of Spanish; speaking, reading, and writing on a daily basis.


Elkind Alterman Harston PC – 10/2018 – 07/2019

Bilingual Immigration Law Receptionist

• Utilize LexisNexis Time Matters software to create various matters, contacts, to-dos,
track client case information, status, and communal team notetaking for accurate
communication of client’s case.
• Immigration client intake for new and potential clients for attorney’s review of client’s
case.
• Assist attorneys and paralegals with professional letters, documents, and any other
requests from team.
• Assist clients in collecting correct documentation, certified dispositions, taxes, financial
information, and anything needed by attorneys for client’s case.
• Process payments and assist in client’s understanding of account balances and billings
using TABS software.
• Manage and schedule attorney’s calendars and meetings with Outlook.
• Answer phones, greet clients, order office supplies, etc.
• Use of Spanish; speaking, reading, and writing on a daily basis.


Envoy Mortgage – 12/2016 – 04/2018

Bilingual Licensed Loan Originator Assistant

• Help borrowers with documentation collection, installment credit and revolving credit
repair, derogatory payments, first and second lien mortgages, and public records.
• Assist in implementing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines to qualify borrowers for
mortgage loans using income documents, United States Citizenship and Immigration
Services documentation, assist borrowers with IRS, Colorado Department of Human
Services, bill payment, and rebuilding FICO scores.
• Utilize various loan programs, grants, and funding within the state of Colorado with
varying guidelines and loan structures, while maintaining and communicating an
understanding of state and federal laws and regulations in order to stay in compliance.
• Asses each loan individually, per guidelines, to eliminate unnecessary work and issues.


Inter-Act Speaking Center, Mexico City - 09/2014 – 06/2015

English Teacher

• Taught English using prepared and personal curriculum.
• Maintained records via Excel database and weekly schedules with Outlook.


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Project Safeguard through Colorado Hispanic Bar Association - 03/2018 – Present

• Assist domestic violence survivors in a free Spanish legal clinic to help navigate the legal
system in filing for divorce and allocation of parental responsibilities.
• Help participants prepare forms by accurately filling out Petition JDF 1101, Summons
JDF 1102, Case Information Sheet JDF 1000, Waiver of Filing Fees JDF 205, Sworn
Financial Statement JDF 1111, Decree of Dissolution of Marriage JDF 1116, Pretrial
Statement JDF 1129, Separation Agreement JDF 1115, Parenting Plan JDF 1113, Support
Order JDF 1117, and Notice of Hearing JDF 1124.
• Help petitioners understand the process from beginning to end, and assist in filling out
and understanding all required JDF’s, verify all forms have correct notary, summons,
case number, and court signatures.
• Assist in petitioner’s understanding of how to successfully serve respondent correct
paperwork.
• Attend second part of the legal clinic in order to ensure petitioner has completed all steps
correctly, and assist with petitioner’s understanding and questions of the legal process.


Mi Familia Vota and Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition - 01/2015 – Present

• Help legal permanent residents complete form N-400, application for naturalization.
• Complete publicity material for national and local campaigns.
• Maintain presence and awareness and provide assistance where most needed.


El Centro de Educación y Cultura, Chicago, IL - 2005 – 2007

• Assisted Chicago Public School teachers and students with tutoring and schoolwork.


SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

• Spanish; professional working proficiency
• Experience working in multicultural environments and with diverse groups
• Exemplary problem solving, communication, and ‘common sense approach’ skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and de-escalation tactics
• Fluency with computers and software including Microsoft; Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint,
and Word. LexisNexis Time Matters, TABS, file organization on various server
locations, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and HTML coding
• Notary Public


EDUCATION & PUBLICATIONS

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - Spanish student at Centro de Enseñanza Para
Extranjeros – 2014

Columbia College Chicago - Major: B.A. Commercial Photography, Minor: Journalism 2002 –
2006

Columbia Chronicle - Research and write articles for college newspaper, writer and
photographer – 2004

Legal Assistant, Receptionist, Bilingual