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MERYL ABRENICA-LEMKE

7800 EL CAMINO REAL #2102


COLMA, CA 94014
(559) 916-5833
ma821286@westpost.net
http://www.linkedin.com/in/merylabrenicalemke

PROFESSIONAL LEGAL POSITION


Experienced legal professional with more than 5 years of combined legal and admi
nistrative experience. Outstanding record of performance in managing immigration
cases. Expert analytical and organizational
skills used to prepare visa applications with the United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS) and applications for relief with the federal immigr
ation courts. Independent and motivated team
player driven by working in demanding environments.
EXPERIENCE
Paralegal, Reeves and Associates, APLC
San Francisco, CA
2009 - 2010
* Prepared affirmative applications and petitions for clients to the United St
ates Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); including, but not limited to
applications for adjustment of status,
naturalization and asylum.
* Assisted in the representation of clients in deportation and removal proceed
ings before the federal immigration courts; including drafting and filing motion
s and briefs; preparation of files, witnesses,
declarations, exhibits and applications for relief.
* Conducted various administrative duties; including answering multi-line phon
e system, organizing and maintaining legal files; and preparing correspondence w
ith the state and federal government agencies.
* Contributed to the continuing revision of the firm-client application proces
s by updating application checklists in accordance to information provided by up
dated versions of forms issued by the USCIS.
Paralegal, Law Offices of Nair and Associates, LLC
Clovis, CA
2007 - 2009
* Prepared employment-based visa applications and petitions for software compa
nies to the USCIS; including, but not limited to applications for adjustment of
status, nonimmigrant workers and immigrant
petitions for alien workers.
* Facilitated the Department of Labor's (DOL) Permanent Labor Certification (P
ERM) process with clients.
* Assisted the attorney in preparing responses to the Department of Labor (DOL
) and the USCIS.
* Drafted guidelines in the firm's conversion to an electronic document manage
ment system (DOCSTAR).
* Enhanced case management efficiency by creating tools to maximize informatio
n accuracy, task accountability and file organization resulting in significant f
irm savings in time, money and USCIS submission errors.
Assistant Operations Manager, Kathy Sisk Enterprises, Inc.
Clovis, CA
2004 - 2007
* Participated in multiple project development cycles; from client and call ce
nter acquisition to program completion.
* Organized mid-size campaigns between businesses in the United States and cal
l centers in the Philippines and India.
* Assisted in reengineering call center operations inside and outside of the U
nited States.
* Maintained and managed client and call center files.
* Increased efficiency in office operations by streamlining basic office proce
sses for the project filing system, invoicing, advertising and reports creation.
EDUCATION
San Joaquin College of Law, Clovis, CA - Paralegal Certificate, 2006
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines - Bachelor of Arts in Development St
udies, 2003
SKILLS
Computer Competencies: Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
, Publisher, Access; iWork Suite - Pages, Numbers, Keynote; Apple Mail, iCal, Ad
obe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Photoshop Elements;
Google Applications - Calendar, Reader; INSZoom, DocStar Document Management Sys
tem and Internet.

Microsoft Word (.doc), Apple Pages (.pages) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (.pdf) Resu
me Format Available on Request