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Katharine Sherwood

Katharine Sherwood

Certified Paralegal

United States - Tests: 3

Certified Paralegal with 4.5 years of experience. I have experience working as a litigation paralegal, family law paralegal, criminal law paralegal, and overseen office management in small firms. My training in office administration and client services has equipped me with a multitude of skills including; office management, business operations, and exemplary customer service. I possess an Advanced Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program. My work ethic and attention to detail is unparalleled. I do have references should you require them. I am efficient and understand the confidential nature of the legal field. I am technically savvy and use that to my advantage by creating processes that make me more efficient and accurate. I can draft legal documents such as pleadings, discovery, wills, and deeds, as well as letters. I have extensive legal research experience, as well as e-discovery retrieval and document review. I understand the rules for ESI preservation and have experience creating ESI search terms, ESI preservation letters, and reviewing ESI. Examples of the jobs i'm suited for include: legal document preparation, document review, contract administration, e-filing, memo writing, brief writing, deposition summaries, litigation support, customer support, internet research and writing. Some of my administrative support skills include: email correspondence, transcription, interviewing clients, maintaining calendar, preparation of excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, drafting documents, hiring and managing job posts, and more!

$22.00 /hr
334 hours

Nick P

Nick P

Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

New Zealand - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

97% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
971 hours

Lindsey E.

Lindsey E.

Legal Consultant with J.D.

United States - Tests: 6

Over the last 8 years, I have developed extensive and valuable skills in all office administration and legal/law firm tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, website maintenance, file management, word processing, transcription, data entry, customer service and many more skills. I complete all work diligently and in a timely manner. I am detail-oriented by nature and thrive on challenging tasks. I am driven and determined to achieve success in everything. I have over 7 years experience in a law firm environment. Here, I assisted in all day-to-day responsibilities in law office management including legal document preparation, proof reading, legal research, answering multi-line telephone system, maintain and create client files, maintain client contact, calendar and appointment setting, database management, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, marketing, advertising, website maintenance, contact with other law firms, potential clients, etc, preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, motions, schedules, agreements and all other Bankruptcy documents as well as legal document review and drafting.

$23.00 /hr
30 hours

Jill Fultz

Jill Fultz

Experience Adminstrative Assistant

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

QUALIFICTIONS *Polite, respectful, and courteous manners *Responsible, efficient, and flexible *Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly *Competent and reliable professional, committed to top quality work *Versatile and multi-skilled person *Resourceful in solving problems and maximizing resources *Enthusiastic, dependable, self-motivated *Skilled in handling the public with diplomacy and professionalism *Demonstrated ability to adapt to new equipment & technology *Research skills * General Bookkeeping *Business Correspondence * Maintaining Calendar & Docketing *Transcribing dictation * Staff Training *Travel Logistics *Records Management SKILLS *In depth knowledge of Microsoft Office suites and internet telephone operations *Relevant experience in software applications such as, Excel, Assess, Outlook, PowerPoint, One Note *QuickBooks * Ability to work with several operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 2007 and Windows 8 *Google Document management *Understanding of all Social media marketing accounts such as, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ *Pacer *Summation *Time Management programs *Lexis/Nexis *Westlaw *Rapid Court *TLO *MyCase Software *Quick learner of new software applications. *Word processing – Ability to type 65 words per minute. *All the latest office equipment, such as fax, scanner and copy machine.

67% Job Success
$17.00 /hr
2,125 hours

Cory Washburn

Cory Washburn

Executive Assistant

United States - Tests: 6

I worked for Robert Half International as an assistant to twelve recruiters, assisting them with all aspects of their job from answering phones and compiling routine correspondence to purchasing marketing materials and completing expense reports. Following my employment with Robert Half International I began my career with United States Probation Office. My first position was as receptionist and I quickly moved into a clerk position, assisting officers with their caseloads and providing support functions throughout the office. My final position was as Officer Support Specialist where I conducted investigations and provided any administrative functions as needed. During this time I was able to experience a myriad of administrative functions. I specifically worked as a background investigator for the last 4 and a half years, utilizing proprietary software, online sensitive resources, and public information to provide a full history for the judge to make decisions on bond and release. The specific investigative systems I have experience with include, but are not limited to, NCIC, NLETS, Clear, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and PACTS. I also used public information obtained from local courts. My last position with the United States Probation Office required me to work with little to no supervision and provided me with opportunities for personal and professional growth. While working in this capacity I also obtained my Master's degree, maintaining a 3.9 grade point average.

$27.78 /hr
2 hours

Olav M. Underdal

Olav M. Underdal

Patent Practitioner - Technology Consultant

United States - Tests: 2

Registered to practice before the USPTO. Enthusiastic, innovative, and results-oriented patent practitioner and technology executive with broad technical and business background. Strong communicator with proven ability to lead, motivate and inspire at all levels. Focused, hard-working leader with analytical mind-set. Successful manager of strategic innovation and large-scale, complex software, electronics, and technology development. M.S. in Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark with concentrations in Electronics, Software Engineering & Systems Engineering. M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. Co-inventor of 12 United States patents. Professional skills include: Patent Appplication Drafting | Patent Prosecution | Patent Search | Patentability Analysis | Patentability Opinon | Innovation Strategy | Technology Strategy & Roadmap Planning | Software Management | Engineering Management | Program Management | Agile Methodologies

100% Job Success
$83.33 /hr
0 hours

Subhasree D.

Subhasree D.

Results oriented Professional with 10+ years of experience.

India - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

To establish a challenging and growth-oriented career that would provide a strong base with an opportunity to display my talent and nurture my skills as a qualified freelancer.

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
3,276 hours

Dainielle M.

Dainielle M.

Experienced Administrator

United States - Tests: 4

I have over 5 years experience in data entry, clerical and administrative duties. As a current graduate student I've also developed keen research skills. I'm always up for a good challenge and I will work diligently and efficiently to complete any task

69% Job Success
$13.33 /hr
7 hours

Stacy Morrison

Expert Paralegal

United Kingdom - Tests: 6

I am a qualified Paralegal. I have been in the legal field for 15 years. I would like to start expanding my career opportunities. I have worked with all of the Microsoft Programs and currently have Microsoft 2007 on my computer. I have extensive computer knowledge and software knowledge. I work great under pressure and have always worked with deadlines.

$5.56 /hr
789 hours