Experienced Legal Secretary and Writer

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Name: Valerie Pike

Type of Writer: Legal Writer

Location: United States

Rate Type: per hour

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Profile Summary

Summary of Skills and Experience

Strong ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment

Exceptional follow through and attention to detail

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Dictaphone transcription

Typing capability of 75 wpm

Computer skills include Word Perfect, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and QuickBooks

Experience / Education / Qualifications

Work Experience

Jones & Lester, LLP

September 2010 to December 2010

Receptionist/Legal Secretary

Entered calendar dates on attorney’s schedules

Typed various pleadings

Filed documents at courthouse

Kept ongoing record of all incoming checks and deposits

Answered and transferred all incoming phone calls and took messages

Processed incoming mail and correspondence

Ordered supplies from vendors

Kept ongoing list of library books

Helped with filing and created new files

Estrellita - Accelerated Beginning Spanish Reading Program August, 2010 to October, 2010 Administrative Assistant

Mailed out catalog requests

Processed purchase orders

Handled Eudora emails

Reviewed bids

Entered new contacts into Sales Force Marketing program

Managed calendar and travel for conferences for consultants in Devonthink program

Entered Accounts payable and receivable

Updated QuickBooks and reconciled credit card and checking account

Handled bank deposits

Ordered new UPN Barcode for book materials

Processed paperwork for copyrights

Costell & Cornelius

December 2006 to July 2010 Legal Secretary/Administrative Assistant to Two Managing Partners

Handled all correspondence

Generated bills and entered time slips

Made payments to clients and billed expenses

Handled litigation filing of pleadings

Made deposits into Trust Accounts

Maintained daily overdraft reports

Conversed with clients on wire transfers for large commercial real estate construction loans

Handled requests for transfer of funds

Kept a log of Loan Summary Reports

Managed monthly credit card statements for reimbursements

Scheduled meetings and conference calls

Worked closely with both internal and external customers to meet their service needs

Performed credit information requests on new borrowers for the USA Patriot Act

Exercised discretion and kept the strictest levels of confidentiality

Supreme Court of Arkansas April 2006-October 2006

Administrative Data Entry

Oversaw all data entry clerks’ monthly reports and legal histories for attorneys ad litem in the childhood neglect department of the State of Arkansas

Calculated mileage for the various attorneys ad litem.

Ronald S. Kate & Company April 2005-August 2005

Executive Secretary

Handled payroll for independent contractors for leased buildings

Managed checkbooks on a daily basis, accounts payable and bills due for rent to the different real estate


Assisted in the signing of leases

Handled all travel arrangements

Composed letters to different tenants

Answered the phone and scheduled appointments

John Pike Homes May 2002-May 2004

Executive Assistant

Provided assistance in managing different spec homes being built

Made copies of house plans and ordered materials

Scheduled contractors to work when needed

Provided general bookkeeping and drafted correspondence

Handled payroll and accounting for taxes

Made bank deposits

Purchased supplies

Interior Design for when the houses were framed.

Wilson & Associates December 1999-May 2004

Administrative Assistant

Provided administrative support to the bankruptcy, closing, and title departments

Typed legal descriptions

Handled travel arrangements

Took care of personal errands

Hatfield & Lassiter

Legal Secretary and Receptionist

Interacted with various clients for estate planning

Handled all correspondence and filing

Answered phone and took messages

Faxed and checked emails

AFCO Steel

Assistant to Vice President of Contracting

Answered high volume incoming calls and message relay

Printed out reports for the construction of new buildings

Conversed with the engineering department

Typed correspondence on the Dictaphone

Interests and Activities

Yoga, Scuba Diving and Kayaking


Arkansas Stenotype Institute for Court Reporting

Mini Yogis Yoga for Kids Certification by Shana Meyerson

Kahlon Family Services Yoga for Kid’s with Autism and Special Needs

200 hour Yoga Works Course will complete Sept. 2012

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