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Career Focus
I am seeking a position where successful experience, superior people skills, and mature judgment will combine for great service and success.
01/2019 to Current
Docket Support State of Michigan Court of Appeals Detroit, MI
  • Receive or reject electronic records from Trial Courts for Claims of Appeals
  • Review the records for completeness
  • Make data entries indicating what records were received
  • Reconcile missing records with trial courts
  • Maintain records 
  • Distribution to review panels upon request
12/2006 to 12/2018
Judicial Clerk 36th District Court 421 Madison Avenue Detroit, Michigan
  • My Tenure with the 36th District Court began in December of 2006.
  • Below are brief descriptions of the positions I've held and duties performed.
02/2014 to 12/2018
Judicial Clerk 36th District Court, Trial Services Division Detroit, MI
  • Receive and enter attorney appearances
  • Schedule court dates
  • Appropriately greet and screen visitors
  • Operate multiline telephone systems. Respond to routine phone and email inquiries from callers, court staff: identify the needs of caller/visitor, troubleshoot, research problems, correct errors or direct to appropriate staff
  • Fax, scan and duplicate documents as needed
  • Maintain self-created filing system
  • Aid in replenishment of office supplies
  • Team player
04/2011 to 07/2013
Senior Secretary 36th District Court Criminal/Traffic Division Detroit, MI
  • Administrative Support to Manager of the Criminal/Traffic Division.
  • 36th District Court Criminal/Traffic record checks.
  • Documentation to support record checks.
  • Handle phone and counter inquiries from civilians, court staff, law enforcement and military personnel.
  • Maintain files.
  • Monitor high profile files with confidentiality.
  • Manage calendar, schedule meetings, type correspondence.
  • Sort and distribute mail throughout department.
  • Prepare/distribute written correspondence.
  • Create spreadsheets/graphs specific to individual needs, I also train on usage/management.
  • Maintain office supplies and equipment.
  • Other duties as they arise.
12/2006 to 04/2011
Judicial Clerk 36th District Court General Civil/Small Claims Detroit, MI
  • Process Default Judgments.
  • Enter Default Judgments in Judicial Information System.
  • Mail copies to plaintiff, defendant and final copy to court file.
  • Review cases submitted to Bench.
  • Trouble shoot and resolve problem files.
  • Answer phone inquiries from outside sources and court employees In the absence of Senior Secretary, performed administrative duties for the Division Directors and Managers.
  • Cross trained in Small Claims and Landlord Tenant Department.
  • Completed Michigan Code of Conduct for Court Employees.
07/2008 to 08/2008
Legal Secretary (Temporary) 36th District Court Judicial Assistant's Office Detroit, MI
  • Office Prepare legal documents; briefs and motions.
  • Electronic Filings.
  • Mailings - time sensitive materials.
  • Maintain Confidentiality.
Proficient in  Microsoft Office 365, Judicial Information Systems (JIS), Dictation, type 65 words per minute, 10 key calculator, multi-line phone systems, familiar with various types of office equipment, Excellent organizational  skills, team player and dependable. Valid Michigan Driver's License.
Education and Training
Paralegal. Studies Legal Research Academy of Court Reporting Southfield, Michigan Paralegal. Studies Legal Research
Correctional Technology University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio Correctional Technology The correction and rehabilitation of criminals.