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Yasmin Carty

Paralegal Intern - Law Office of Paul Strauss and Associates

Washington, DC

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• Nine years of knowledge and application of DC municipal regulatory laws 
• Strong ability to gather, analyze and evaluate facts and to present concise oral and written reports 
• Proven ability in multi-tasking for target deadlines and project completion in order to meet team objectives 
• Skilled in working effectively with diverse groups at all organizational levels to achieve common objectives 
• Outstanding ability to effectively deal with customers whom require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger 
• Strong commitment to providing exceptional customer satisfaction and solid ability to maintain a professional manner under stress

Work Experience

Paralegal Intern

Law Office of Paul Strauss and Associates
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Washington, DC
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August 2013 to Present

Performed administrative and intake of applicants/clients seeking help in legal matters with the office and type up report. 
• Performed processing of licensures for company seeking business license by being the liaison for the office by going to the DCRA and OTR for processing of license for companies. 
• Sat in on Public Space Hearings and take notes and type up report of what was said in the hearing. 
• Go to the DDOT to get certificate for side walk café. 
• Go to DHCD to get certificate for renting to tenants. 
• Reviewed cases on the system by looking over the different motions/pleadings and other documents. 
• Performed legal research of cases for briefing a case using Westlaw or Westlaw Next, or Lexis programs. 
• Logged in incoming mail of clients in log book and forward appropriate mail to individuals. 
• Filed cases need to be file for the different agencies, drafted correspondences to clients.

Human Resources Intern

Virtual Enterprise Architects, LLC
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Washington, DC
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January 2013 to April 2013

Performed administrative and intake procedures such as interviewing applicants for employment within the Human Resources Division of VEA 
• Answered telephone calls and addressed inquiries from applicants seeking employment. 
• Updated database of all applicants seeking employment by adding them to the company SharePoint database. 
• Performed Sourcing and Searches of all database including but not limited to Clear Jobs, Monster.com, DOES Networks, Hire Veterans, CSM Share Point, and many other databases looking for applicants for these position. 
• Prepared weekly reports including reports of duties performed and accomplishments during each week. 
• Maintained contacts and distribution lists of all applicants. 
• Screened and interviewed candidates for employment. 
• Scheduling appointments for applicant interviews. 
• Filed and organized documents to maintain an efficient filing system.

Consultant

Fed Consulting, Inc
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Washington, DC
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November 2010 to September 2011

Served as a contractor to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation. 
• Performed administrative and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Support for the Disclosure Division-OGC-PBGC 
• Opened, read and logged correspondence, faxes and determined if request required processing 
• Prioritized, handled and processed all requests by entering requests into the Document Management System (DMS), including subpoenas, summons, appeals, motions and other legal documents 
• Assisted customers inquiring about their pension via telephone 
• Created an efficient filing system for requests received, case assignments and closed cases 
• Prepared correspondence acknowledging receipt of documents/requests, and scanned all documents/requests into the system upon creating case files 
• Worked on special projects as needed to support the lead supervisor 
• Prepared payment vouchers and forwarded checks and receipts to the Accounting Division 
• Retrieved documents from OGC-PBGC's core automated system, IPS, and processed them in DMS 
• Handled and prepared outgoing FedEx packages, and mailed outgoing correspondence/letters 
• Researched cases for accuracy and to minimize duplicate records 
• Assigned cases from supervisor to case workers, and run daily reports of all cases entered

Administrative Assistant

Government of the District of Columbia-DOES Senior Aide Division
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Washington, DC
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July 2010 to November 2010

Washington, D.C. 20019 
Administrative Assistant ♦ July 2010 - November 2010 
• Performed administrative and clerical support in the Senior Aides Office and answer telephone inquiries regarding the program 
• Performed Intake process of applicants interested in training, career development and employment by interviewing and assisting in the review of applications to determine those that meet the criteria of the program 
• Assisted with processing payroll for employees within the program and file corresponding documents efficiently 
• Prepared weekly reports of tasks for completion 
• Prepared various divisional correspondence, memorandums, and reports for distribution

Program Specialist

Government of the District of Columbia-DCRA-OAG-OGC
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Washington, DC
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April 1998 to September 2007

Washington, DC 20024 
Program Specialist ♦ April 1998 - September 2007 
• Performed administrative and clerical support in the Office of the Attorney General working with a team of lawyers, which include customer relations by assisting customers at the Division's counter operations 
• Prepared time sheets for the division for Payroll under the People Soft system as well as time and attendance audits 
• Answered telephone calls for the Division, accepted resident walk-ins and clients to the Division 
• Handled or accepted summons, subpoenas, motions, appeals, hearing request, and other legal documents for the Division 
• Prepared calendar of cases, appointments, hearings and leave schedules for the Division 
• Typed routine correspondence, memorandum, and reports with correct punctuation, spelling, and grammar, including preparing closure memos for cases 
• Processed Intranet Quorum (IQ) correspondence for the division with final response, as well as new cases with the Case Tracking System (CTS) by providing case numbers for each new case inputted, and closed cases after case assignments task were completed by the assignee with final response 
• Received, reviewed and logged all incoming mail into the computer database and forwarded them to the appropriate personnel 
• Filed documents and worked closely with the general counsel of the Division to prepare weekly reports 
• Assisted in case filing with the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) 
• Researched cases under LexisNexis program and researched the public index of cases for customers needing case information

Clerical Assistant

Government of the District of Columbia-DDOE
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Washington, DC
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July 1993 to April 1998

July 1993 - April 1998 
 
• Prepared and processed vouchers, travel vouchers, purchase orders, invoices and payment reimbursement on the Financial Management System (FMS) 
• Recorded information for the general ledger and logged pertinent accounting information into the accounting systems 
• Received cash payment from customers for infractions and/or bad checks, and prepared deposit slip receipts for deposit at the D.C. Treasurer's cashier office 
• Prepared timesheets to process bi-weekly payroll 
• Prepared routine correspondence, memo, and reports with correct punctuation, spelling and grammar 
• Established and maintained an accurate and efficient filing system 
• Received incoming correspondence, reports, memo and other documents and refer them to the appropriate personnel. 
• Answered telephone inquiries or calls and forwarded them to the appropriate personnel as needed

Clerical Assistant

Government of the District of Columbia-CFO
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Washington, DC
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January 1990 to July 1993

Department of the Environment, Washington, DC 20002 
Clerical Assistant ♦ January 1990 - July 1993 
 
• Prepared travel, training, supply and procurement processing for the branch 
• Administered backup on a LAN Network with Novel software, and performed computer operations 
• Prepared timesheets to process bi-weekly payroll 
• Prepared routine correspondence, memo, and reports with correct punctuation, spelling and grammar 
• Established and maintained an accurate and efficient filing system 
• Received visitors, clients and telephone calls and answered inquiries regarding pesticides and forwarded calls to the appropriate personnel 
• Received incoming correspondence, reports, memo and other documents and refer them to the appropriate personnel.

Education

Certificate in Paralegal

Paralegal Institute of Washington -
Washington, DC

2013 to 2013

Certificate in Human Resources Management

George Mason University -
Herndon, VA

2008 to 2008

Certificate in Computer Programming and Data Processing

PSI Institute of Washington -
Silver Spring, MD

1986 to 1987

Associates in Secretarial Science

St Monica's Academy -
Clarendon, PA

1969 to 1971

Business Management

Strayer University -
Washington, DC

2007

Skills

Legal Research using Lexis, Westlaw/Westlaw Next, MS Office Suite, People Soft, DMS, CTS, IPS, FMS, Windows XP, Windows 8,

Additional Information

Computer skills 
Proficient in Windows 8, Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Outlook 
Proficient in using PeopleSoft, SharePoint, Lotus, Lexis-Nexis, West Law and West Law Next, FMS, DMS, IPS, CTS systems