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RENEE PHILLIPS 
2622 N 75th Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707 *312-967-4036 *reneep44@hotmail.com 
OBJECTIVES 
Bringing strong secretarial skills with ten+ years’ experience as a litigation legal secretary/administrative 
assistant with the ability to thrive in a demanding fast paced professional business environment. Proven strong 
interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex 
responsibilities efficiently and accurately. An independent and self-motivated professional with solid knowledge 
of legal procedure with the proven commitment to superior client and attorney service. 
SKILLS 
 Advanced computer skills in MS Word, Excel , PowerPoint, Lotus 123, Juris, Lexus Nexus and 
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Westlaw 
 In-depth working knowledge of legal procedures and terminology 
 Knowledge of local, state and federal filing rules 
 Transcription, dictation and typing skills (75wpm) 
 Excellent spelling and grammar skills 
 Skilled in various types of law in litigation, insurance defense, family law, divorce, personal injury, 
real estate, condominium law, evictions, bankruptcy, wills and estate planning, and criminal law 
EXPERIENCE 
Holiday Inn/Bar Louie  Skokie, IL 
Server/Customer Service/Sales 4/2014 to present 
Deliver professional, courteous, and efficient service to clients and build rapport by asking questions and 
initiating conversations, offer suggestions by using suggestive selling techniques. Follow the established table 
service procedures, and complete assigned side work and duties. Practice teamwork by helping co-workers, 
train, guide other Servers as requested by the Manager, and perform other tasks as assigned by the Manager 
Walgreen’s  Chicago, IL 
Cashier/Customer Service 2/2013 to 7/2013 
Provided friendly, courteous and efficient service to Walgreens customers, answer phones and answer 
customers questions and concerns. Responsible for entering sales on the cash register and customer service. 
Merchandising, store inventory and maintaining store signage and displays. 
Pride  St. Pete, FL 
Accounting Assistant 2010 
Processing invoices with a three way match, post invoices to proper GL account, resolve invoice errors with 
other departments, respond to email and phone calls from customers, assist with month end close activities, 
filing, answer phones, and distribute mail and any additional duties as requested. 
David King & Associates  West Palm Beach, FL 
Legal Secretary 2007 
Provided support to a busy partner in an insurance defense law firm. Duties for this position included document 
organization, meeting scheduling, answering phones, transcribing dictation, filing, scanning, MS Excel reporting, 
letter processing in MS Word, filing documents with the court, open new files, assign cases to attorneys, trial 
preparation and other projects as assigned.
RENEE PHILLIPS 
2622 N 75th Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707 *312-967-4036 *reneep44@hotmail.com 
Ruden & McClosky  West Palm Beach, FL 
Legal Secretary 2006 
Legal Administrative Assistant to two attorneys. Typed and proofed Litigation documents, billing and keeping 
track of attorney time sheets, answered phones, filing court documents, maintain client/matter files, prepared 
emails, and assisted in obtaining research information from websites, etc. 
Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey  Chicago, IL 
Medical Malpractice/Litigation Legal Secretary 2003 
Preparation of legal documents, maintained client files, and input attorney timesheets. Transcribed depositions, 
resumes, and abstracts. Prepared trial exhibits, jury instructions, and discovery documents. Maintained 
attorneys’ diaries sort and file record subpoenas, and depositions. Trial work: prepared files for trial; Bates-stamping, 
witness lists/folders, trial binders, jury instructions, assisted in preparing motions in limine, and heavy 
contact with clients/opposing counsel/and expert witnesses. 
Cassiday, Schade & Gloor  Chicago, IL 
Medical Malpractice Litigation Legal Secretary 1999 – 2002 
Legal secretary to a junior partner, two attorneys and a paralegal for a medical malpractice firm. Duties 
included preparation of all court documents for filing, dictation, dictaphone, filing, billing, heavy trial 
preparation, docketing, answer phones, maintained attorneys’ diaries, and other office functions as needed. 
Levin & Schreder  Chicago, IL 
Receptionist 1996 – 1998 
Provided general office support for a Wills, Trust, & Estate planning firm with a variety of clerical activities and 
related tasks. Coordinated the pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.), entered 
attorney time sheets, and assisted with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing, bates 
stamping and collating. 
O’Connor Title  Chicago, IL 
Word Processor 1995 – 1996 
Prepared title searches, and responsible for data entry and information processing, prepared reports and 
correspondence, letters, research, and other materials. Input data into computers at a very efficient rate of 
speed, set up and prepare reports, perform research as necessary, prepare letters and other correspondence, 
edit material, prepare master copies for distribution and approval, proofread entries and confer with managers 
on final product. 
EDUCATION 
Everest College-2013 to present 
Continuing Education in Paralegal Studies - Associate Degree 
 Legal System training with emphasis in legal research and writing. Coursework in English, 
Communications, and minor in advanced Computer Applications 
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RENEE PHILLIPS RESUME 2014

  • 1. RENEE PHILLIPS 2622 N 75th Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707 *312-967-4036 *reneep44@hotmail.com OBJECTIVES Bringing strong secretarial skills with ten+ years’ experience as a litigation legal secretary/administrative assistant with the ability to thrive in a demanding fast paced professional business environment. Proven strong interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex responsibilities efficiently and accurately. An independent and self-motivated professional with solid knowledge of legal procedure with the proven commitment to superior client and attorney service. SKILLS  Advanced computer skills in MS Word, Excel , PowerPoint, Lotus 123, Juris, Lexus Nexus and 1 | P a g e Westlaw  In-depth working knowledge of legal procedures and terminology  Knowledge of local, state and federal filing rules  Transcription, dictation and typing skills (75wpm)  Excellent spelling and grammar skills  Skilled in various types of law in litigation, insurance defense, family law, divorce, personal injury, real estate, condominium law, evictions, bankruptcy, wills and estate planning, and criminal law EXPERIENCE Holiday Inn/Bar Louie  Skokie, IL Server/Customer Service/Sales 4/2014 to present Deliver professional, courteous, and efficient service to clients and build rapport by asking questions and initiating conversations, offer suggestions by using suggestive selling techniques. Follow the established table service procedures, and complete assigned side work and duties. Practice teamwork by helping co-workers, train, guide other Servers as requested by the Manager, and perform other tasks as assigned by the Manager Walgreen’s  Chicago, IL Cashier/Customer Service 2/2013 to 7/2013 Provided friendly, courteous and efficient service to Walgreens customers, answer phones and answer customers questions and concerns. Responsible for entering sales on the cash register and customer service. Merchandising, store inventory and maintaining store signage and displays. Pride  St. Pete, FL Accounting Assistant 2010 Processing invoices with a three way match, post invoices to proper GL account, resolve invoice errors with other departments, respond to email and phone calls from customers, assist with month end close activities, filing, answer phones, and distribute mail and any additional duties as requested. David King & Associates  West Palm Beach, FL Legal Secretary 2007 Provided support to a busy partner in an insurance defense law firm. Duties for this position included document organization, meeting scheduling, answering phones, transcribing dictation, filing, scanning, MS Excel reporting, letter processing in MS Word, filing documents with the court, open new files, assign cases to attorneys, trial preparation and other projects as assigned.
  • 2. RENEE PHILLIPS 2622 N 75th Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707 *312-967-4036 *reneep44@hotmail.com Ruden & McClosky  West Palm Beach, FL Legal Secretary 2006 Legal Administrative Assistant to two attorneys. Typed and proofed Litigation documents, billing and keeping track of attorney time sheets, answered phones, filing court documents, maintain client/matter files, prepared emails, and assisted in obtaining research information from websites, etc. Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey  Chicago, IL Medical Malpractice/Litigation Legal Secretary 2003 Preparation of legal documents, maintained client files, and input attorney timesheets. Transcribed depositions, resumes, and abstracts. Prepared trial exhibits, jury instructions, and discovery documents. Maintained attorneys’ diaries sort and file record subpoenas, and depositions. Trial work: prepared files for trial; Bates-stamping, witness lists/folders, trial binders, jury instructions, assisted in preparing motions in limine, and heavy contact with clients/opposing counsel/and expert witnesses. Cassiday, Schade & Gloor  Chicago, IL Medical Malpractice Litigation Legal Secretary 1999 – 2002 Legal secretary to a junior partner, two attorneys and a paralegal for a medical malpractice firm. Duties included preparation of all court documents for filing, dictation, dictaphone, filing, billing, heavy trial preparation, docketing, answer phones, maintained attorneys’ diaries, and other office functions as needed. Levin & Schreder  Chicago, IL Receptionist 1996 – 1998 Provided general office support for a Wills, Trust, & Estate planning firm with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. Coordinated the pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.), entered attorney time sheets, and assisted with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing, bates stamping and collating. O’Connor Title  Chicago, IL Word Processor 1995 – 1996 Prepared title searches, and responsible for data entry and information processing, prepared reports and correspondence, letters, research, and other materials. Input data into computers at a very efficient rate of speed, set up and prepare reports, perform research as necessary, prepare letters and other correspondence, edit material, prepare master copies for distribution and approval, proofread entries and confer with managers on final product. EDUCATION Everest College-2013 to present Continuing Education in Paralegal Studies - Associate Degree  Legal System training with emphasis in legal research and writing. Coursework in English, Communications, and minor in advanced Computer Applications 2 | P a g e