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Rebecca Granados
11101 Voyager Cove, El Paso, Texas
79936 (915) 740-9831

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Over fifteen years experience in legal and administrative work. Self-
motivated with experience instituting and conducting all phases of office
procedures and organizing projects for maximum efficiency. Possess working
knowledge of federal and state laws and procedures. Areas of expertise
include analysis and preparation of a broad variety of legal documents,
including deeds, security instruments, contracts, wills, probate documents,
discovery, and various types of pleadings with extensive experience in
facilitating business and legal transactions. Practiced in coordinating
and setting court hearings, appointments, interviews, depositions, and
trials. Effective with follow through in calendaring deadlines and
recognizing priorities for case monitoring, and management and effective
document control. Experienced in managing a large caseload involving
complex factual and legal issues including skilled telephone response.
Function well in fast-paced, high-pressure atmosphere. Resourceful and
perceptive with the ability to communicate ideas to others. Detail
oriented with an excellent sense of organization.


Summary of Qualifications


Administrative Abilities


Proficient with Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Access, Outlook, Westlaw,
Lexus, Excel, Timeslips, Juris, Quickbooks, Peach Tree, ProDocs and various
Data Base Management Programs. Type 75 wpm, 10 key by touch. Fluent in
Spanish. Knowledge of cash management, financial analysis and reporting,
and payroll taxes and deductions.


Legal Knowledge


Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights, Business Law, Real Estate Law, Probate
Law, Contracts and Agency/Principal Relationships, Civil Litigation, Public
Law, and Law Office Management.


Education


1991. El Paso Community College
A.A.S. Paralegal Studies
1995 Certified by the National Association of Legal Assistants
1992-1997 University of Texas at El Paso
B.B.A. General Finance and Commercial Banking
2000 Real Estate License Certification


Experience:


Kemp Smith, LLP


Position: Legal Assistant - August 2005 to February 2008.


Maintain a large caseload of all types of civil litigation files, including
appeals cases from the Texas Department of Insurance, wrongful termination,
personal injury, breach of contract, real estate and DPTA disputes.
Answer and propound discovery, coordinate with insurance company clients to
obtain information on witnesses, and records needed for trial and/or
settlement purposes.
Prepare budgets and case analysis reports as requested by clients.
Calendar and schedule trial dates, mediations, depositions, hearings and
appointments. Interview and prepare clients and witnesses as needed.
Obtain, review and analyze documents for discovery and trial, isolating
privileged documents, developing chronologies, and identifying support for
specific issues.
Supervise organization of litigation files, and assist in trial
preparation.
Achieve and maintain stipulated billing requirements.




El Paso's City Attorney's Office, 2 Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, Texas
79901

Position: Legal Assistant - October 2003 to August 2005.



Assisted in negotiations with owners for purchase of property for capital
improvement projects, prepared contracts, and deeds coordinated appraisal
review and property sale closings.
Reviewed property record and probate documents for chain of title and
initiated condemnation and demolition proceedings on substandard property.
City's Liaison, communicating with State and Federal Governments in
reviewing and maintaining compliance with all required procedures in
connection with property acquisitions.
Assisted in lease preparation and negotiation for City property.

Reviewed and prepared Police Department open records requests.


Managed property damage collection for Police Department vehicles.

Accomplished research preparing legal memoranda for attorneys and canvassed
other cities with progressive public works preparing informational packets
for various City Departments.


Hoffman Kelley, 3910 South IH-35, Suite 205, Austin, Texas 78704

Position: Legal Assistant - July, 2002-October, 2003.



Maintained a large docket of defense cases on appeal from the Texas
Workers' Compensation Commission to the State Office of Administrative
Hearings or to District and/or County Courts.
Answered and propounded discovery, coordinated with insurance company
clients to obtain information on expert witnesses, and employee work and
medical records for trial and/or settlement purposes.
Calendared and scheduled trial dates, mediations, depositions, hearings and
appointments and ensured that witnesses appeared and were prepared as
needed.
Reviewed and analyzed files, isolating privileged documents, developing
chronologies, identifying support for specific issues.
Designed a case management system on a case-by-case basis depending on the
complexity and volume of documents, including computer support plan.
Supervised organization of litigation files, and assisted in preparation of
trial briefs and notebooks. Assisted in trial preparation. Achieved and
maintained stipulated billing requirements.




Attorney Resource Employment Services, 807 Brazos, Austin, Texas 78701

Positions: Legal Assistant and Legal Secretary - June, 2001-July, 2002.

Long term assignment with Feazell, Rosenthal & Watson, P.C. assisted in
maintaining caseload of Plaintiff Personal Injury cases. Accomplished
filing and serving of petitions. Answered discovery, interviewed clients,
scheduled trials, mediations, hearings and appointments. Assisted with
trial preparation.


Assignments with business and real estate firms assisted in preparing
commercial leases, deeds, promissory notes, and various business contracts.








Buford & Jordan, P.C., 400 West Fifteenth Street, Ste. 300, Austin, Texas
78701

Position: Office Manager/Legal Assistant - July, 2000-May 2001




Assistant to managing partner, maintained caseload of Personal Injury,
Corporate, Real Estate, Wills and Estate, and Employment cases.


Drafted legal documents, correspondence and office memorandum via daily
transcription and oral direction scheduled trials, hearings and
appointments.


Also in charge of personnel financial aspects of practice including
payroll, and daily operating procedures.





Attorney Resource and Discovery Support Group Employment Services, Austin,
Texas

Positions: Legal Assistant and Legal Secretary - January, 2000-June, 2000

Sent to varied assignments with Austin law firms.

Long term assignment with Bob Richardson's Law Firm, propounded and
answered discovery, reviewed and analyzed medical records for client intake
and settlement purposes. Coordinated with clients, opposing counsel, and
judicial staff for continuous systematic case monitoring and management.

Long term assignment with Linebarger Heard Goggan Blair Graham Pea &
Sampson, LLP
Assisted in maintaining a caseload of over 5000 files to ensure ad valorem
taxes were paid through bankrupt estates. Assisted in drafting
correspondence, pleadings and tax claims for over 200 Texas taxing
authorities. Provided assistance and information to taxing authorities
through bankruptcy process, facilitated proper payment of tax claims
through bankruptcy procedures and verified amounts paid.
Created and implemented effective deadline tracker for hearings and
systematic case monitoring and management.

Long term assignment with Moster & Wynne, P.C. as assistant to four
commercial and bankruptcy law litigators; responsibilities included
drafting pleadings, propounding and answering discovery, scheduling and
preparing for depositions and mediations, document control, trial
preparation and assistance at trial.




Cobos' Bookkeeping & Tax Service and Rubio's Restaurant, 5734 Alameda, El
Paso, Texas 79915

Position: Self-employed - March, 1997-December, 1999

Maintained ledgers, statements, and running status forms for 12 small
business clients.
Prepared federal and state quarterly withholding forms for clients.
Initiated, implemented, and supervised food and beverage service,
purchases, personnel, office and restaurant operating procedures, hired
trained and supervised kitchen and dining room personnel, maintained
payroll records, and monitored performance.


Andrew Krafsur, 4695 N. Mesa, El Paso, Texas 79912

Position: Department Supervisor - May, 1990-February, 1997

Direct supervisory control of over 2000 Chapter 7 cases.
Analyzed cases for fraud and/or abuse, and prepared and submitted findings
to U.S. Attorney.
Collected and managed accounts receivable, accounts payable, judgments,
stocks and bond, personal and real property for bankrupt estates.
Responsible for fund transfers, cash receipts, disbursements and monthly
reconciliations of all estate accounts.
Prepared asset and liability reports for each estate as requested or
required.
Initiated and supervised auction, treaty, and real estate sales, reviewed
and approved all proposed settlements, and prepared appropriate sales
reports, and payment requests for fees and expenses due to sales
professionals.
Prepared deeds of trust, warranty deeds, contracts of sale, etc.,
coordinated and facilitated closings of all real estate sales transactions.

Obtained and analyzed debtors' financial and/or business records to verify
financial condition prior to filing of bankruptcy petition, and worked
closely with accountants to report capital gains or losses from liquidation
of assets to ensure estate tax returns were accurately prepared.
Trustee's Liaison, communicated and obtained instruction from the United
States Trustee and the General Accounting Office to maintain and sustain
all required reports, procedures and regulations promulgated by the
Department of Justice.
Organized and maintained office structure, and procedures, hiring and
training personnel and allocating workloads.
Drafted correspondence, pleadings and discovery documents.
Assisted with discovery process and followed up on obtaining documents and
records.
Assisted in locating and preparing witnesses and debtors for trial.
Supervised organization of litigation files, and assisted in preparation of
trial briefs and notebooks.
Prepared legal memoranda, and researched public records.
Achieved and maintained stipulated billing requirements.

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