Martha N. Mendez
785 Ocean Parkway, Apt. 1G, Brooklyn N.Y. 11230
PARALEGAL / LEGAL ASSISTANT
Ability to perform legal research
Good writing and communication skills
Basic computer skills
Ability to interview witnesses and document what is learned
Knowledge of legal terminology and principles
Multiple tasks and time management
Ability to analyze legal document for accuracy
Ability to prioritize and work under a tight schedule
Proficient in Windows, Word, Lexis / Nexis, Westlaw
Other Skills: Blue Book Citing, Shephardizing, Legal Proofreading
Dedicated professional with strong and up-to-date training in conducting factual research, drafting legal documents and managing cases.
Knowledge in Legal Research & Writing, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law & Procedure, Real Estate & Contracts, Tort Law, Wills, Trusts & Estates Law, Law Office Technology, Litigation Law, and Intellectual Property Law.
Experienced in providing clerical and general office support, maintaining files, reports and databases.
New York Paralegal School, New York, NY
Diploma in Paralegal and Litigation Specialty Assistant, 3/2009
Vision International University, Ramona CA
BA Theological Studies, 6/2006
4.0 GPA and Class Valedictorian
National Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals, New York, NY 2008/2009
Participate in administrative advocacy, â€œKnow Your Lawâ€ sessions, free-of-charge Legal Advice Sessions, conduct community education and represent the interests of membership of low-income and working people.
Participate in the production of the VERDICT magazine the official publication of NCCLP.
Active member of New York Paralegal Association and NALA Paralegal Association.
Claim Specialist I New York City Corporation Counsel, NY 1989/2006
Analyzed and review large volumes of Summons and Complaints for litigation purposes, Insurance takeover and potential fraud.
Prepared Pleadings Answers and demands for Bill of Particulars for Tort Claims; Medical Malpractice, Insurance Takeovers and Affirmative and General Litigation.
Researched, Compiled and Verified claim information reports.
Responded to inter-office inquiries as well as inquiries from internal and outside Counsel..
Assisted the Early Intervention Unit Deputy Chief on unit wide meetings to discuss and improve operations, work volume and agency goals.
Commissioner of Deeds.
Volunteer/Community Service Bay Ridge Christian Center, Brooklyn, NY 2001/2009
Director and Coordinator: By supervising a staff of 8 women, we facilitate group workshops for an outreach program for girls ranging in ages from 4-18 years of age by providing, mentoring, tutoring and college/career preparation. Also, we organize and conduct monthly staff meeting to improve the outreach program.
References and supporting documents furnished upon request