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Virginia Kolsch

136 Club Circle


Belvidere, IL 61008
815-635-6544
vkolsch@yahoo.com

Description Secretary looking for an estate planning job. Provides exceptional organizational skills, ability to
function as attorney's right hand person. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, typing of 75 wpm. Available for
overtime as needed.

Date Company Location


10/27/03 – 10/24/08 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Chicago, IL
Legal Secretary

• Review emails and attached documents to determine how to handle, file with client name and file number,
bill for expense.
• General office duties Screen emails according to importance; print out documents from emails; save a copy
of all emails for follow up purposes; alert the attorney to handle specific emails first; respond to emails
accordingly with the attorney’s permission and acknowledge of doing so; schedule meetings according to
emails received.
• Generate a client list from Microsoft Outlook/Contacts into a transportable binder.
• Calendar all meetings and appointments in Microsoft Outlook.
• Screen phone calls; transcribe calls containing information for follow up call, file a copy in billing file and
chronological file.
• Document processing; draft or clean copy; transcribe tapes.
• Confirm and schedule attendance to American Bar Association meetings. Obtain materials if meeting not
attended.
• Follow firm general office procedures.
• Assisted in shifting the file room during slower periods of the year.
• Assisted in overnight closings.

Date Company Location


10/01/96 - 09/5/03 Sugar & Felsenthal LLP Chicago, IL
Legal Secretary

• Review emails and attached documents to determine how to handle, file with client name and file number,
bill for expense.
• General office duties Screen emails according to importance; print out documents from emails; save a copy
of all emails for follow up purposes; alert the attorney to handle specific emails first; respond to emails
accordingly with the attorney’s permission and acknowledge of doing so; schedule meetings according to
emails received.
• Generate a client list from Microsoft Outlook/Contacts into a transportable binder.
• Calendar all meetings and appointments in Microsoft Outlook.
• Screen phone calls; transcribe calls containing information for follow up call, file a copy in billing file and
chronological file.
• Document processing; draft or clean copy; transcribe tapes.
• Confirm and schedule attendance to American Bar Association meetings. Obtain materials if meeting not
attended.
• Follow firm general office procedures.
• Assisted in shifting the file room during slower periods of the year.
• Assisted in overnight closings.

Date Company Location


06/13/93 – 09/30/96 Jostock & Jostock PC Chicago, IL
Legal Secretary

• Screen phone calls, pay bills using Quick Books, transcribe calls containing information for follow up call.
• Transcribe tapes. Proofread documents for spelling errors, faxing documents to insurance agents, and
copying and backing documents for court or estate planning meetings.
• Notary at estate planning meetings. Conform copies of documents. File one original signed set into a
fireproof vault.
• Verify all messenger packages reaching destinations.
• Confirm and schedule attendance to American Bar Association meetings. Obtain materials if meeting not
attended.
• Document processing; draft or clean copy, such as various wills, trusts, codicils, powers of attorney for
property and health care.
• Process employment documents for doctors for a new clinic or a new contract negotiation with a hospital.
• General office duties performed.
• Assisted in shifting file room.
WORK REFERENCES

Michael L. Bibbs, Human Resources Manager 312-577-8297 Direct


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 525 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 312-577-3939 Facsimile
60661-3693
michael.bibbs@kattenlaw.
com

Suzanne M. Hoffman, Senior Paralegal 708-227-5756 Mobile


Phone
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 525 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 312-577-8920 Facsimile
60661-3693
suzanne.hoffman@kattenl
aw.com

Diane M. Kubel, Corporate Paralegal 312-857-7235 Direct


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, 333 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 2600, Chicago,
IL 60606
dkubel@kelleydrye.com

Richard A. Sugar, Esq. 312-704-9400 Main


Number
Sugar & Felsenthal LLP, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 312-372-7951 Facsimile
60603
http://www.sff-law.com

Henry Jostock, Esq. and Eric H. Jostock, Esq. 312-236-8822 Main


Number
Jostock & Jostock, PC, 1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2520, Chicago, IL
60606

EDUCATION

Ashworth College January 18, 2010 to Present.


- Diploma in Computerized Accounting using Peachtree complete accounting application.
• Develop revenue plans.
• Track expenses and income.
• Monitor investments.
• Post receivables and payables.
• Calculate employee wages.
• Reconcile bank statements.
• Maintain inventory records.
• Ensure taxes are paid.
- Associate Degree in Business or Accounting – January 18, 2011 to Present.
Triton College March 2007
District #504
2000 Fifth Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171-1995
Telephone: 708-456-0300
- General education classes of interest and medical terminology class.

Sullivan & Cogliano Year: 1997


203 North LaSalle Street, Suite M-18
Chicago, IL 60601
[School closed down.]
Classes: Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, and Excel - Beginning and intermediate levels.

Sawyer College
Graduated: 3/16/90
630 South Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
[School closed down in Illinois.]
Administrative Secretary
- Diploma.
Lyons Township High School
Graduated: 6/13/74
100 South Brainard Avenue
LaGrange, IL 60525
Telephone: 708-579-6300
- General Education Diploma.

AWARDS

• Lyons Township High School: Golden “L” Award for upper 10% of academic class. June 13, 1974 diploma
received.
• Amoco Corporation 1990: Administrative Secretary Certificate from Amoco Corporation.
• Sawyer College: Miscellaneous Certificate Awards from Sawyer College in 1990 upon completion of all
classes and graduation with a diploma.

SPECIAL PROJECTS AT KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN

• Mentored secretaries, as well as attorneys and paralegals, on how to use specific software, such as using
Styles in Microsoft Word, in house HotDoc forms, or how to use the new Canon copier scanning documents
into PDF documents on the corporate computer system.

• Assisted by accessing documents and entering information into specific forms requested from a web site
called CT Advantage, or accessing forms from the Illinois Secretary of State for processing, and other states
within the United States. All documents were saved in Adobe/Acrobat for further use and transmitted to the
paralegal for completion and processing.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS TO OTHERS AT KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN

• Attended various closings as a room monitor, notarized documents, or assisted in copy job projects, revised
documents regarding the sale of, mergers, or buyout of commercial properties or businesses.

• Trained three high school students how to process audit letters.