Sitting for CCS in Summer/Fall 2020
City Secretary: City of Lone Star
August 2014 – Present
Serve as the chief financial and administrative officer of the city.
Ensure the city’s liabilities are paid in a timely manner, making sure employees are properly paid and supervised.
Maintain meeting minutes and ensure ordinances and other records of the city are in good order.
Run the city’s annual elections according to Federal and State guidelines.
Prepare and maintain annual budgets, prepare data and documents for annual review by an auditor and respond to any requests or needs from the Council, Mayor, or citizens.
Design and maintain the city’s website and electronic sign.
Legal Assistant: Nix, Patterson & Roach, L.L.P.
August 2007 – March 2014
Responsible for establishing, organizing, and maintaining client files.
Prepared files for trial, reviewed accounting/billing documents, drafted correspondence to opposing counsel, courts, and clients. Revised pleadings and reports.
Reviewed, prepared, and filed documents with State and Federal courts.
Communicated with vendors regarding payment.
Monitored cases in multiple courts, maintained a calendar of deadlines in multiple cases, and served as the primary contact for over 10,000 clients in class action lawsuits.
Legal Secretary: Hartline, Dacus, Barger, Dreyer, L.L.P.
August 2006 – August 2007
Served as primary secretary for Jeffrey S. Patterson (Partner) and Thomas J. Adair.
Established, organized, and maintained files for Mr. Patterson.
Prepared files for trial.
Input attorneys’ time into computer using time management software.
Reviewed accounting/billing documents.
Drafted correspondence to opposing counsel, courts, and clients.
Paralegal: Law Office of John Weddle; Law Office of Smith E. Gilley
March 2000 – August 2006
Responsible for accounts receivable, management of attorney’s calendar, interviewing clients, screening calls for acceptable representation, establishing and organizing client files, preparing and filing legal documents relating to family law, real estate, probate, and personal injury.
Propounding and responding to Requests for Disclosure, Interrogatories and Requests for Production.
Schedule depositions and mediations, interviewing witnesses, inspecting and photographing accident scenes and client injuries.
Managed all aspects of Mr. Gilley’s finances including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payment of 941 and Texas Workforce Commission taxes, payroll, and providing the accountant will all information necessary to prepare tax returns.
The Andrews School04/2019 - 07/2020Medical Coding Certificate
Coursework included beginning through advanced outpatient and inpatient diagnosis and procedural coding, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, HCPCS II, as well as healthcare data content and structure, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, reimbursement methodologies, and clinical practice simulation.
Texas A&M University - Commerce08/1997 - 05/2000Bachelor of Science in Political Science
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