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Karen A. Smith
125 Law Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
To obtain a paralegal position in a corporate legal department that will allow me to integrate
my writing skills, organizational abilities and 15 years of in-house paralegal experience to
contribute to company growth and profitability.
ABC Insurance Company, Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Paralegal, May, 2009 – Present
• Draft legal documents including appellate briefs, findings of fact, discovery, motions,
pleadings and memoranda of law.
•Research and analyze a wide variety of legal issues in areas including tax, worker’s
compensation, environmental, products liability, corporate, employment, international,
securities and zoning law.
•Write and edit corporate newsletter; developed time-saving method of newsletter
production and distribution.
•Developed in-house paralegal internship program reducing annual staff costs by
•Perform all research and writing for five-attorney legal department, reducing outside
counsel fees by 10%.
Dekmark Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
Legal Assistant, January, 2004 – May, 2009
• Assisted in retention and management of outside counsel.
• Audited outside counsel legal invoices and provided analysis to corporate legal
executives; helped reduce outside counsel fees by 20%.
• Involved in all aspects of litigation support including legal research, factual
investigation, medical records review, document management and trial preparation.
• Served as liaison between corporate executives, outside counsel, third-party
administrators and all levels of corporate personnel.