Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Channie A. Willbright

308 Brooks Circle East, Jacksonville, Florida 32211

(904) 721-3486 - Home

 (904) 508-2045 - Cell

 Franko112@yahoo.com

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PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND LEGAL SUPPORT MANAGEMENT

 

Experienced in civil litigation, criminal defense, family and personal injury law, appeals, and, mortgage banking.

 

Accomplishments range from the mitigation, implementation of new procedures, research, and document support.

 

Legal Support     â— Client Strategy     â—      Appeals Process    â—    Paralegal     â—     Office  Management 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Canon Recruiting – Bank of America, N.A., Jacksonville, FL. 2012-2013

Mortgage Resolution Specialist, II

Worked closely with assigned foreclosure attorneys assisting with reviewing documents, research, order property valuations, BPO’s, reviewing Lender Process Service (LPS) notes, executing and reviewing discovery request, and assisted in securing witness for upcoming foreclosure trials.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Assessing potential or low risk and cost analysis through court pleadings and counsel’s opinion of costs involved to settle or proceed with defense in court.
  • Analyzing documents and records to determine case merit and assign monetary risk to the company. 
  • Developing strategy with internal and local counsel to be used in court that is consistent with applicable law and investor guidelines.
  • Analyzing settlement offers, and basis and merit of offer.
  • Utilizing judgment to provide information and documentation to be utilized in court relevant to the case and not protected.
  • Updating the litigation loan database and reports with current information on the status of the litigation, strategy currently used, and upcoming critical events and dates.
  • Reporting and discussing litigation on loans with senior management in monthly litigation meetings.
  • Identifying gaps in the foreclosure policy and procedure which allowed breakdown and making suggestions to correct breakdown in process.

 

 

Terrell  Hogan Ellis Yegelwel, P.A., Jacksonville, FL.                                                                       2004-2008

Senior Legal Assistant/Intake Specialist 

Partnered with marketing office to improve process of intake information from potential client platform. Facilitated and coordinated meetings between attorney’s and plaintiffs for personal injury cases, pulled together research and gathered critical documents. Analyzed and provided all legal documents utilizing MS Office, Word, Practicemaster, Excel and Power Point.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Created monthly reports to show number of cases accepted/declined and the status of the claims.
  • Coordinated CASE Reports data via Practicemaster for all cases through marketing office for all attorneys.
  • Reports viewed by senior management to ensure critical documents and deliverables on target with court deadlines.
  • Responsible for legal support of pleadings, motions, subpoenas, interrogatories, complaints and correspondence.

 

 

 

 

 

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Law Office of Noel G. Lawrence, P.A., Jacksonville, FL.                                                               1996-2004

Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Primary Responsibilities Include:

Solely responsible for gathering, analyzing, writing and prioritizing all legal support documents for law firm.

Serving a wide range of functionalities from federal criminal defense, family law, child dependency appeal process, guardianships and probate. All documents drafted for review and approval of attorney prior to issuance, processed documents and performed necessary follow-up and management of files.

  • Coordinated and facilitated court schedule for sole practitioner.
  • Crafted procedural manual for future support staff based on business growth.
  • Monitored the progress of cases, and provided status to clients as well as opposing counsel.
  • Provided legal documentation for pleadings, motions, subpoenas, estate planning, initial and response briefs, contracts, real estate closings and deeds.

 

 

 

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF OAKLAND, Jacksonville, FL.

Office Manager

 

GREATER GRANT MEMORIAL A.M.E. CHURCH, Jacksonville, FL.

Office Manager

 

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, Bronx, NY

Senior Personnel Associate

 

 

EDUCATION  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

University of North Florida

Legal Studies Institute - Paralegal Program

 

 

OTHER TRAINING AND PROFICIENCIES

 

Excel â—  Powerpoint â—  Word â— MS Office â— Practice Master â— VEELO

 

  • ID#: 79501
  • Location: Jacksonville, FL , 32211

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