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Personal information    
Surname(s) / First name(s)  Saitta, David
Address(es)  32, Louvre Street, SO15 Y23, Southampton, England
Telephone(s)  +44 123 45 67 89 00 Mobile: +44 123 45 67 89 00
Fax(es)  +44 123 45 67 89 00
Fax(es)  +44 123 45 67 89 00
E-mail(s)  dsaitta@example.com
Nationality(-ies)  British
Date of birth  1.25.1980
Gender  Male
Desired employment / Occupational field  Business Lawyer
Work experience   
Dates  November 2003 - present
Occupation or position held  Bilingual Junior Attorney (Spanish)
Main activities and responsibilities  Represent clients at all legal meetings and contract negotiations.
Research business law and advise senior attorneys and clients accordingly.
Interact and act as a translator between client and government officials.
Explain (in Spanish) court documents and related material to Spanish speaking clients.
Draft and interpret legal documents in both English and Spanish
Name and address of employer  Davidson Law Associates 5687 State St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19185
Type of business or sector  Law Office
Dates  October 1995 - October 2003
Occupation or position held  Paralegal
Main activities and responsibilities  Prepare court documents including last will and testaments, contracts, appeals, case summaries and other legal documents.
Research court cases and past law documents in order to assist Lawyers present their cases.
Organize and keep records of all documents including case files and legal records.
Provide assistance to lawyers during court procedures
Name and address of employer  Jones, Smith, and Hart Associates 981 6th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19834
Type of business or sector  Law Office
Dates  December 1992 - September 1995
Occupation or position held  Legal Secretary
Main activities and responsibilities  Responsible for the organization and management of all administrative work for two senior partners and two associate attorneys.
Answer phones, take and deliver messages between clients and attorneys.
Schedule all appoint and court briefings for all senior attorneys (four) and all associate attorneys (three).
Store and monitor all client accounts and expenses using QuickBooks software.
Make travel arrangements for two of the four senior attorneys, scheduling an average 3 trips a month.
Work efficiently with other legal secretaries in the office
Name and address of employer  Joseph, Harland, Miller, & Walker Attorneys at Law
Type of business or sector  Law Office
Education and training   
Dates  August 1992 - May 1995
Title of qualification awarded  Juris Doctor
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered  Business organisations.
Professional Responsibility and Ethics
Thesis: The effects of private laws on business practices.
Name and type of organisation providing education and training  University of Pennsylvania Law School
Level in national or international classification  State University
Dates  August 1988 - May 1992
Title of qualification awarded  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered  Business and Public Policy
Name and type of organisation providing education and training  University of Pennsylvania
Level in national or international classification  State University
Personal skills and competences  
Mother tongue(s)  English/raised in a Spanish speaking home
Other language(s)  
Self-assessment  UnderstadingSpeakingWriting 
European level  ListeningReadingSpoken interactionSpoken production  
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Social skills and competences  Fluent in both written and spoken Spanish language.
Excellent communication skills, I have many years experience working with both clients in personal cases as well as business executives in large corporate cases.
I thrive in a fast paced work environment and prefer to be busy at work than to sit idle and wait for work to come to me.
Excellent people skills, as a Junior Law Associate I increased the customer database by maintaining a positive rapport with current clientele and acquiring new clients through customer referrals.
Organisational skills   Highly organized, restructured the client database system during my tenure as a legal secretary. Organization structure was highly commended and is still being used.
Maintained neat and detailed records, and was responsible for organizing the schedules of three attorney for several years
Excellent time management skills.
Computer skills and competences  Excellent typing skills, average 60 words per minute.
Proficient with all Microsoft office programs including Excel, Outlook.
Expert user with accounting software such as QuickBooks.
Developed an automated system to process new client accounts using Excel during my time as a Legal Secretary.
Artistic skills and competences  Digital photography as a hobby specializing in photos of daily life and activities.
Intermediate web design and image gallery design skills. I maintain my own web gallery for the photos I take. I am also teaching myself basic web design skills.
Other skills and competences  Member of the Pennsylvania State Bar.
Mentor to several paralegals and Junior lawyers
Driving licence(s)  Pennsylvania Drivers License, passenger vehicle.
Additional information  References available upon request.