Jan Fagan
Montgomery, AL 36109
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I am a true believer of the premise that problems between people can be resolved through negotiations, counseling, and alternative dispute resolution methods.

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Work experience
Birmingham Municipal Court
Court clerk

Prepare dockets for court, prep and file various legal documents and appearance bonds, field patron inquiries, provide excellent patron customer service by phone and in person. Provide support to all departments.


Faulkner University, George H. Jones Law Library
Circulation Desk Assistant

Assisted patrons with library equipment, collection, and research queries, maintained library printers, answered phones and transferred calls to appropriate parties, update publications, check-in/check-out reshelf print publications and ensured the cleanliness and presentability of circulation desk, study areas, and of the library collection.

Montgomery Co. Dist. Attorney's Ofc
Clerkship/ Externship

Prepared files for trial, organized evidence, drafted a variety of legal documents, performed legal research, prosecuted hearings/trial under supervision, filed documents electronically, worked with victims and educated them about prosecution process. Interacted with investigators, law enforcement, and court personnel, assisted in witness prep, notified victims of upcoming hearings, and generated reports and legal documents.

Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

Conducted research and court observations, learned procedures and techniques for: striking jury panel, conducting voir dire, conducting victim interviews, court etiquette and form, conducted file review, observed physical evidence handling, memorializing techniques and procedures, and presentment of physical evidence and expert testimony at trial. Additional duties included, drafting legal documents and performing all other tasks as directed.

Faulkner University, George H. Jones Law Library
Reference Desk Assistant

Assisted patrons with library equipment, collection, and research queries, answered phones and transferred calls to appropriate parties, researched and developed template drafts of electronic library guides for law students and library patrons.

Amanda B. Cook, Counselor At Law- Intern

Conducted legal research and drafted a variety of legal documents. Reviewed, organized and maintained client files. Interacted with court personnel and clients and provided clerical and other support to supervising attorney.

Legal Services Alabama- Summer Intern

Conducted legal and on-line research and drafted a variety of legal documents. Observed and took notes at court hearings in several counties. Sat in and assisted in client intake interviews. Prepared client correspondence, returned client phone calls, and worked with clients to prepare responses to discovery. Prepared case files for electronic and manual closure.

The Perez Law Firm
Paralegal/Legal Secretary

Conducted legal research and drafted a variety of legal documents. Provided clerical support to attorney and other staff as needed. Interacted with law enforcement, court personnel, and other firms as required. Coordinated process server services, expert witness appearances, court appearances, depositions, and mediations. Supervised and coordinated incoming and outgoing work product.

Traits
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Caring
I use my words and actions to help others without expecting anything in return.
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Dedicated
I am committed to the company's success and loyal to the people and things I believe in.
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Dependable
I can be counted on to complete whatever task, objective, or job is needed.
Education
Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
Masters, Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
Doctorate, Law
Wayne State University
Bachelors, Political Science
College of the Sequoias
Associates, Paralegal Studies

Also obtained Paralegal Certificate. Program was ABA accredited when I graduated.

Certifications & licenses
Mediation
Faulkner University- Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

Mediation Certificate shows completion of mediation coursework, training, and completion of at least 10 civil medications completed under supervision.

Skills
  • Research
  • Motions
  • Clerical
  • Customer service
  • Negotiation
  • Counseling
  • Interviewing