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Entry-level Certified Paralegal with a background in Civil Litigation, Estates, and Corporate Law Advanced in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access 2010; Westlaw

Dear Viewer: I am a recent Honors Graduate of the ABA Approved Paralegal Program at Westchester Community College, a New York State Notary Public, and have earned a Bachelors degree. Based upon my excellent academic performance, internship completion, and longstanding status as an entrepreneur, I feel I am a candidate you will wish to further review and consider. As a former business owner with a solid background in client relations and daily business operations, I have recognized that many of the skills required in a business environment are mutually suitable to those of a paralegal in a legal setting. This has resulted in an increased competency when implementing client interviewing techniques; maintaining contact and addressing concerns of clientele; performing data entry and retrieval from case management systems; as well as executing accounting procedures regarding office disbursements, record keeping of attorney hourly billings, and itemization of settlements, awards, or assets. With reference to my knowledge of corporate structure status and a familiarity with government forms concerning tax, employment, or other agency filings, I am easily able to make accurate determinations when interpreting case material or reviewing documents relating to similar subject matter. As for my legal experience, I was given the rare opportunity of completing two internships under very different legal concepts and settings. The first of these internships involved assistance in civil litigation procedure concerning Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice claims in a law office environment. The latter internship concerned numerous Estate, Trust, and Guardianship requests presented before The Westchester County Surrogates Court; whereby I obtained a concentrated emphasis in Wrongful Death Compromises and Supplemental Need Trust proceedings. As a result, I feel I am a rather unique individual, for I have a broad knowledge of legal theories and their associated applications thus I have the ability to adapt this knowledge in various contexts. I have published my rsum for your review. I am confident that as a member of your team, I can make a significant contribution resulting in the smooth operation of your office with maximum efficiency. I would welcome any discussion or inquiries you may have regarding my qualifications and can be reached by email at or by telephone at (914) 400-5313. Thank you for your time and attention. Sincerely, Tamara Boyd Certified Paralegal Enclosure: Rsum

E-mail: | Facebook: | Phone: 914.400.5313 Strengths Writing Research Organization Communication Time Management Word Processing Client Services Document Confidentiality Academic Excellence Dedicated, highly organized professional with great enthusiasm to obtain an entry-level paralegal position within a progressive law office or legal environment. Perseverant when it comes to learning; recognized for keen attention to detail and passion to communicate to others what needs to be presented. Regarded for organizational skills and consistency in meeting crucial deadlines in fast-paced, time-sensitive environments. Advanced in technical applications, including Microsoft Office Suite 2010 (Word, Excel, and Access), WordPerfect 4.0, Adobe Acrobat, Westlaw, and the New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF) system.


Certificate of Completion, Paralegal Studies | 2012 WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Valhalla, NY Approved by the American Bar Association Certification Coursework: Civil Litigation, Torts and Investigations, Legal Research and Writing, Partnerships and Corporations, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy, Estates, Wills & Trusts Graduated with Honors; Presidents Honor List (Fall 2011-Fall 2012) Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; WCC Paralegal Alumni Association Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Minor in Psychology STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (SUNY) AT NEW PALTZ, New Paltz, NY New York Notary Public | Putnam County, Commission expires January 13, 2018



Additional Semester Coursework: Real Property Law | 2014 Medical and Professional Malpractice, Health Administration Risk Management | 2013 New York CLE Attendance: Wrongful Death Compromises, SCPA Article 21 Discovery | 2013

Westchester County Surrogates Court, White Plains, NY Paralegal Intern, under The Honorable Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. and Supervising Attorney Amy Thompson JulSep 2012

Attended all weekly court and conference proceedings concerning a wide array of estate, trust, and guardianship issues. Reviewed and aided in the proof complete process of incoming petitions prior to their presentation before the Judge; notified supervising attorney of any missing factors such as waivers and consents, affidavits, accounting attachments, and court orders. Researched confirmation of procedural and substantive citations included in supporting affidavits. Received concentrated emphasis in Wrongful Death Compromises and Supplemental Needs Trust proceedings. Praised for exceptional knowledge in accounting procedures and accurate performance of calculations.

Hausman & Pendzick, P.C., Harrison, NY Paralegal Intern, Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice

FebMay 2012

Created, organized, and performed data entry and retrieval from case management systems. Performed traditional discovery methods concerning medical, psychological, and police reports. Rendered personal service of court documents upon opposing counsel, affidavits of service, and filing of court documents with the Westchester County Clerks Office. Prepared HIPAA authorizations, case status reports, or other professional correspondence for distribution among legal team and clientele. Complimented for outstanding ability in learning and adapting to paralegal and law office procedure quickly. A D D I T I O N A L E XP E R I E N C E

Tamara Boyd, Inc., Scarsdale, NY President / Owner, Fine Art Framing and Antique Print Retail Services


Advanced from part-time employee to ownership status within a five year period. Developed effective client acquisition and retention strategies resulting in progressive sales growth from previous ownership. Achieved acclaimed customer satisfaction through team coordination, prompt resolution of client issues, product expertise, and continuous training of sales techniques to ongoing personnel. Accustomed to reviewing and executing government forms involving tax, employment, and corporate liabilities. Recognized in The Journal News for outstanding services regarding the Anna R. Brewster exhibit at the Hudson River Museum in 2007.

Paralegal Committee, Westchester County Bar Association Associate Member, New York City Paralegal Association