Topic ID #29750 - posted 9/7/2013 8:26 AM

MA with extensive knowledge of legal and ethical issues within cultural heritage willing to relocate



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JENNIFER CASTRO
ARLINGTON, VA  22205  JPCBSB615@GMAIL.COM   www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferpcastro/     culturalpropertyandheritage.blogspot.com

SUMMARY

I am a former paralegal with research and analytical skills and experience resolving conflicts, negotiating with others, and providing training to others.  I have an extensive knowledge of the legal and ethical issues surrounding cultural heritage, specializing in Latin American socio-political turmoil.  I synthesize and integrate vast amounts of data and research and communicate the information in a clear way. My strengths include:
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* Attention to Detail
* Coordinating work activity in a team environment
* Analytical Thinking
* Problem Solving
* Reading and Writing
* Synthesizing data
* Multitasking


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, D.C.                         2009 – 2013
Paralegal (2012-2013)   
Supported a team of 3 partners; provided legal and administrative support for corporate litigation firm; conducted research, assembled and archived corporate records and managed databases; supervised and trained staff file clerks; and acted as a liaison between attorneys and clients.
* Created, implemented, and standardized the discovery review process for the file clerks that resulted in reduced turn-around time, increased accuracy and accountability
* Assisted associates in document review
* Successfully translated and provided background research on Latin America and human rights violations for a client seeking asylum from Guatemala

Paralegal Clerk (2009-2012)
Supported case assistants and 3 partners by maintaining databases and client documents. 
* Organized documents compiled for litigation
* Conducted research on behalf of clients in preparation for ensuing litigation
* Supported discovery process with in-depth research with often involved search of the Library of Congress record
* Reduced the time for completing client invoice discovery request, by first organizing extensive inventory of microfiche and then creating electronic indices making it easily electronically searchable and accessible

Bank of America, Boston, MA                                 2008 – 2009
Teller and Cash Custodian
Maintained sole responsibility of the main branch vault and performed transactions that included: cash and check deposits, cashing checks, transfer of funds, withdrawals and creation of money orders and cashier’s checks.
* Managed cash for the branch by balancing the branch cash, prepared cash shipments and monitored tellers cash limit
* Analyzed customer transaction problems by examining transactions and contacting the necessary parties to achieve a resolution during the financial crisis while working at the regional headquarters and interacting with local executives



SKILLS

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Microfiche, Westlaw, PACER, PACE Claims System, iManage, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat , Spanish -  fluent

EDUCATION

Masters of Arts in Anthropology and Museum Training – 2011
George Washington University Washington, DC
   
Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology – 2008
Boston University Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Paralegal Certificate, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Statistical and Quantitative Methods, Boston University, Boston, MA
Computer Science, Boston University, Boston, MA
Intellectual Property, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Alexandria Archaeology Field School, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Mohegan Tribe Archaeological Excavation, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT





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