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					                                                         RESUME
Cathy Formigoni                                                                                            8005 Hunt Road
                                                                                                 Springfield, Illinois 62712
                                                                                                  Formigoni@comcast.net
                                                                                             cathy.formigoni@yahoo.com
                                                                                          (217) 585-8918 or (217) 381-6927


                               PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Progressively responsible executive administrative support, legal assistant and paralegal experience, demonstrating outstanding
organizational skills and attention to detail. Equally strong qualifications in all areas of business/private practice and public
service administration, including legal/legislative research and administrative rule promulgation and codification; policy review;
regulatory compliance review, customer/client services; grant and contract review, approval, production, and distribution; process
tracking and project management, with specific knowledge in the areas of federal and state administrative rule promulgation,
environmental law and civil defense litigation. An effective communicator, leader, and problem-solver who builds teamwork and
possesses the drive to succeed.


                                                   RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo
Litigation and Counsel
400 South 9th Street, Suite 102
Springfield, Illinois

Paralegal for a mid-sized law firm practicing all forms of law and specializing in medical insurance defense litigation. Draft legal
pleadings, in both State and Federal courts, including, but not limited to, complaints, answers to interrogatories, motions, notices,
memoranda of law, Freedom of Information Act Requests etc., during all phases of the legal support process, from complaint,
through discovery, trial, and post-trial findings and appeals. Review of Illinois statutes, local court rules, and Supreme Court
rules, and ensure compliance with the same. Draft and finalize documents for filing in proceedings covered by the Illinois Worker’s
Compensation Law. Prepare witness and matter materials, including organization of interview memoranda, digests, and other
relevant documents for attorney review. Prepare and organize documents, coordinate document production, including Bates-
stamping and indexing of files for attorney use at depositions; review and summarize deposition transcripts and medical records.
Work closely with state and federal agencies, including the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission to effectuate compliance
with state regulations. Research legal and regulatory issues using West Law and PACER; prepare matters for electronic case filing
using CM/ECF.

National Paralegal Network
www.nationalparalegalnetwork.com

Covering a 50-mile service area, on an as-needed basis, receive assignments from national debt counselors, print and review Terms
and Conditions of LegalHelpers, a subsidiary of The National Law Firm of Macey, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns, Debt Resolution
Retainer Agreement for consumers wishing to enroll in a debt negotiation program. Print relevant documents, travel to client
location to obtain all required signatures, certify compliance with program rules, scan and upload signed client files to
LegalHelpers Debt Resolution.

Hodge Dwyer & Driver {Specializing in Environmental Law}
Attorneys at Law
3150 Roland Avenue
Springfield, Illinois

Provide paralegal and legal assistant services to Senior Partner and Of Counsel. Draft legal pleadings, in both State and Federal
courts, including, but not limited to, complaints, answers to interrogatories, motions, notices, memoranda of law, Freedom of
Information Act Requests, etc., during all phases of the legal support process, from complaint, through discovery, trial, and post-
trial findings and appeals. Review of Illinois statutes, local court rules, and Supreme Court rules, and ensure compliance with the
same. Areas of practice include, environmental civil litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury/negligence litigation.
Draft and finalize documents for filing in proceedings covered by the Illinois Administrative Review Law. Prepare witness and matter
materials, including organization of interview memoranda, digests, and other relevant documents for attorney review. Prepare and
organize documents, coordinate document production, including Bates-stamping and indexing of files for attorney use at
depositions; review and summarize deposition transcripts. Work closely with state and federal agencies, including the Illinois
Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Department of Natural
Resources to effectuate client regulatory and
                                                          RESUME
Cathy Formigoni                                                                                          8005 Hunt Road
                                                                                               Springfield, Illinois 62712
                                                                                                Formigoni@comcast.net
                                                                                            cathy.formigoni@yahoo.com
                                                                                        (217) 585-8918 or (217) 381-6927
permitting compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. Research legal and regulatory issues using LexisNexis
Research and LexisNexis Total Litigator, and PACER; prepare matters for electronic case filing using LexisNexis File & Serve and
CM/ECF.

Illinois Department of Human Services
Office of Legal Services
Springfield, Illinois

Consistent advancement through progressively responsible positions in the Office of Legal Services for the largest Illinois state
agency, as:

           Senior Rules Analyst, Office of Legal Services: Reviewed Illinois legislation and promulgated Illinois Administrative Code
as it relates to Illinois statute and the programs administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services. Reviewed Illinois
Compiled Statutes to ensure compliance and statutory authority in the promulgation and codification of the Illinois Administrative
Code. Coordinated, tracked, and managed administrative rulemaking activity in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois
Administrative Procedure Act. Communicated with and built professional working relationships with the staff of the Joint
Committee on Administrative Rules of the Illinois General Assembly and the Illinois Secretary of State. Prepared for print and
publication in the Illinois Register of all materials related to the promulgation process of the Code.

          Administrative Assistant, Office of Legal Services: Organized and monitored the policy development process for the
Illinois Department of Human Services. Evaluated proposed policy changes to ensure compliance with regulations; recommended
and drafted changes as necessary. Ensured timely and effective distribution and implementation of agency policy. Managed
workflow within Office of Legal Services to ensure timely and accurate policy and administrative rule development. Acted as
personnel liaison with Human Resources staff with responsibility for matters related to personnel evaluations, compensation, and
timekeeping.

          Administrative Assistant-Appeals Coordinator, Office of Legal Services: Coordinated the Fair Hearings and Appeals
process for the Vocational Rehabilitation component of the Illinois Department of Human Services. Ensured representation at
hearings through assignment of agency legal staff. Coordinated and worked with clients and client advocates during the appeals
process. Scheduled, docketed, and tracked status of all hearings with responsibility for ensuring compliance with state and federal
regulations. Prepared and distributed annual Request for Proposal (RFP) for independent, impartial hearing officers and
administrative law judges. Coordinated and scheduled annual impartial hearing officer training. Drafted, prepared, and
distributed all correspondence related to the appeals process.

Self-Employment—Independent Contractor: On-line legal transcription, including deposition transcripts, legal pleadings, hearing
and court transcripts, and other legal documents as requested.


                                                        CAREER HISTORY

Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulo – 2011 to Present
National Paralegal Network – 2011 to Present
Hodge Dwyer & Driver Attorneys at Law – 2006 to 2011
Independent Self-Employed Contractor – 2004 to 2006
Illinois Department of Human Services – 1984 to 2004
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – 1983 to 1984


                                                           EDUCATION

Blackstone Career Institute, Paralegal Studies, 2009-2010
Illinois Association of Realtors, Real Estate Sales, 1997; Licensed 1997-1998
Lincoln Land Community College, 1985-1992
Springfield Southeast High School, 1984


                                       Member of The American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc.

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