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					           KIMBERLY J. MERCURIO
                          www.yourdirectneeds.com
                                  Objective
 Dedicated paralegal professional seeking work as an independent contractor
 and/or obtaining freelance projects. Professional, experienced, reliable and
accustomed to meeting tight deadlines. Ability to work independently without
                              any supervision.

                          Technical Experience
Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect, Lotus 123, Quattro Pro, Perfect Expert,
 Notepad, Wordpad, New Office Documents, Microsoft Excel, Speedwriting,
 Dictaphone, Transcription, Microsoft Access, Microsoft InfoPath, Microsoft
 Visio, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft
FrontPage 2003, Adobe Acrobat 3D, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Designer
         7.0, Yahoo SiteBuilder, Timeslips, Phoneslips, QuickBooks.

                               Work History
          November, 2005 to Present, Owner, www.YourDirectNeeds.com
        General Freelance Work: Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Secretarial,
                 Transcriptionist, Receptionist, Bookkeeping.

April, 2002 to November, 2005, Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Michael G. Sileo, Esq.
    General Practice: Preparation and filing of uncontested and contested divorce
packets, pre-nuptial agreements, settlement agreements. Preparation of contracts of
      sale, deeds, tp-584, real property transfer reports, ACRIS, schedule closings.
     Preparation of various pleadings, discovery demands and responses, retainer
 statements, and closing statements. Preparation of wills, power of attorneys, health
    care proxies. Communications with attorneys, clients, court personnel, doctors
  offices, hospitals, and insurance carriers. Drafting of motions. Trial preparations.
  Organize and maintain files. Maintain office calendar and attorney diary. Monthly
                                           billing.

           July, 2000 to April, 2002, Office Manager, Sonceboz Corporation
Maintained and ordered inventory from distributors. Answered and routed telephone
        and mail communications. Bookkeeping. Retail customer assistance.

  October, 1998 to June, 2000, Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Anthony J. LoPresti, Esq.
  General Practice: Prepared pleadings and court documents for service and court
   filing. Answered and routed telephone and mail communications. Organized,
                     updated and maintained files. Client billing.
 April, 1997 to August, 1998, Paralegal/Legal Assistant, David A. Kapelman, P.C.
  Personal Injury: Prepared summonses, complaints, retainer statements, closing
 statements and other pleadings and court documents for service and court filing.
 Correspondence and telephone communications with attorneys, clients, hospitals,
      doctors, insurance carriers and court personnel. Follow-up on medical
       records/reports. Maintain and update legal calendar and diary. Mail
                                  communications.

October, 1994 to April, 1997, Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Taranto & McNaughton, LLP
   General Practice: Prepared pleadings and court documents for service and court
 filing. Drafted wills, health care proxies, living wills and power of attorneys. Typed
     and proofread deeds, estate tax returns and other legal forms and documents.
     Prepared follow-up correspondence to clients, attorneys and court personnel.
 Maintained and updated legal calendar. Client telephone and mail communications.

                                 Education
         1994, Certificate, Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Katherine Gibbs

                                   Honors
                         Dean’s List, Katherine Gibbs

                                 References
      Michael G. Sileo, Esq., Owner, Solo Practitioner, (516) 873-0505
         Charles Fishman, Owner, Cool Lines USA, (516) 295-3319
          Valerie Moreno, Owner, Val’s Ceramics, (516) 336-6343
  Alberto Lapetina, Owner, Alberto Lapetina Photography, (754) 366-1728




                              54 Evans Avenue
                        Oceanside, New York 11572
                     (516) 557-7818 fax (516) 665-2622
                         www.yourdirectneeds.com
                         info@yourdirectneeds.com

				
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