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Olga resume 8:18:15

  1. 1. OlGA G. POTANAS 51-40 30 Avenue, apt., 5A, Woodside, New York 11377 ( 917-476-7103) Objective To obtain a position with a firm where I can utilize my extensive knowledge of litigation. Experience June 2000 - December 30, 2014 McElfish Law Firm New York, New York Personal injury litigation paralegal Conducted intake interviews in plaintiff personal injury cases. Drafted all pleadings, discovery demands and responses, discovery motions, opposition papers in personal injury cases in both plaintiff and defense cases. Reviewed all legal documents in compliance to preliminary conference orders and compliance conference orders. Reviewed and summarized deposition transcripts. Conducted legal research using Lexis/Nexis. Responsible for extensive trial and pretrial preparation including attending, and scheduling the appearance of witnesses, discussing defense strategies, exhibit preparation, organized trial notebooks and insurance defense experience. Attended trials. Monitored all cases for deadlines. Reviewed, analyzed and summarized plaintiff’s medical records. Drafted status report to insurance companies in defense cases. Scheduled and attended depositions. Maintained office calendar with court dates, deadlines, conferences, teleconferences, depositions and travel. Assembled plaintiff’s medical records in chronological order for review by our expert in both plaintiff and defense personal injury cases. Conducted interviews of witnesses and investigation of the scene of the accident.
  2. 2. Performed litigation due diligence searches, obtained docket sheets and other court documents utilizing electronic means such as Pacer. Drafted all documents necessary in appellate procedure. Reviewed and verified the accuracy and completeness of all citations contained in a legal brief or memorandum, verifying citations to the case law, statutes and verified citations to the record. Worked independently. 1982-1999 Douglas M. Colbert, Esq. New York, New York Paralegal/Secretary Answered the telephone. Managed the office supplies, took inventory and ordered office supplies. Conducted intake interview in personal injury cases Prepared all no-fault and disability forms Prepared notice of claim forms on cases against the City, NYCH, NYCTA. Drafted all pleadings, discovery demands and responses, in personal injury cases. Scheduled depositions. Responsible for dairying court dates and deadlines in office calendar. Drafted all real estate documents, such as deeds and contracts, closing statements. Scheduled real estate closings by conducting all parties and confirming all documents necessary to go forward with the closing were in order. Drafted Last Will and testaments. Drafted divorce documents in contested and uncontested divorce Education 1999 New School for Social Research New York, New York
  3. 3. Bachelor of Liberal Arts Dean’s List 1997 Baruch College New York, New York Paralegal Certificate SKILLS Fluent in Spanish Dictaphone machine Microsoft Word Adobe Acrobat 7 Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw. References References are available on request.