JOENALD J. PIERRE
310 Lenox Road Apt 4J
Brooklyn NY 11226
SHAPIRO, BEILLY & ARONOWITZ P.C. New York, NY 6/12- 8/2012
Temporary Assisgnment Personal Injury Paralegal
Drafted and edited various legal documents such as pleadings and discovery demands HIPAA; Coordinated 50H Hearings and trial appearances. Gathered and researched, gathered exhibits for attorney in preparation for trial, drafted answers.
KAZLOW & KAZLOW, P. C. New York, NY 6/10- 1/2012
Drafted and edited various legal documents such as pleadings and orders to be sent to Court for signature. Responsible for calendaring court appearances. Coordinated witness appearances for examinations before trial and trial appearance. Electronically filed pleadings and various legal documents through the Court system. Gathered and researched, gathered exhibits for attorney in preparation for trial.
LESCHACK & GRODENSKY, P. C. New York, NY 9/2008- 1/2010
Litigation Commercial Collections Paralegal
Responsible for maintaining records of cases for weekly calendar prep and gather relevant documents for trial. Correspond with clients in regards to witnesses for trial review cases with attorney assist attorney in court appearances. Drafted and edited motions, petitions and notice in lieu of complaints; review documents with attorney prior to documents being served.
COHEN & SLAMOWITZ, LLP, Woodbury, NY 3/2005-3/2008
Litigation Paralegal Collections Specialist Negotiator
Responsible for directing the activities of staff; reviewed pro se answers after issuance of summons and complaint, negotiated settlements of defendants, drafted letters to defendants as reply to answers. Drafted notice of petitions for turnover motions, in regards to joint holders of bank accounts. Planned, scheduled, and prioritize the work of the branch and adjusted assignments as needed, monitored the overall quality of work of the office. Identified performance strengths and weaknesses of employees, and determine whether any supplemental training was needed sent motions to court diaries return date for court calendar. Drafted stipulations of settlement, file stipulations, file notice of discontinuance, notice of trial and petitions with court.
STEINBERG, FINEO, BERGER & FISCHOFF P.C., Woodbury, NY 5/2004- 12/2004
Litigation Chapter 7 Paralegal Collections Specialist
Reviewed intake sheets on filings plaintiffs and creditors' rights. Reviewed cases to determine if there were possible violations of Bankruptcy code section 523a (2) (c) or issues of fraud. Contacted defendant's attorneys if there were possible violations of Section 523a. Negotiated settlements with attorneys to reach amicable resolutions outside filing adversary complaints. Pursued with filing adversary complaints if resolution could not be reached with attorney. Drafted summons & complaint.
LAW OFFCES OF DAVID BLOOMBERG P.C., Brooklyn, NY 4/1998- 6/2000
Responsible for drafting BOP's, Notice of Depositions, scheduling ebt's, Summons and Complaints, Motions to Compel Discovery,coordinating ebt's with clients and witnesses, trial preparation, follow up on medical records, initial intake of clients. Coordinated attorney calendar appearances or outside appearance for PTC's, maintained calendar for attorney.
York College B.A. Political Science 5/2004: Queens Community College A.A.S. Accounting 6/2002: New York Paralegal School Dual Diploma/Certificate 4/2004
Paralegal/Advanced Litigation Specialty
French Creole currently spoken, Lexis Nexis, ECF, Pacer, Bluebook Citation
Westlaw, SAGA, and CMS, MS XP, Excel, WordPerfect 10, Outlook Express, ICD 9, CPT 4 coding,