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Resume of Jennifer D. Schmidt

Application Developer, PRS Technologies, Inc.

Summary: Over 20 years of experience in the legal and computer industries. Early background in legal secretarial, word processing, and office administration. Recent experience in legal software support, training, project management and custom programming.

Highlights

Highlights Elite Legal Software Other Applications
Custom Programming -Informix-4GL Elite Legal Billing System Microsoft Word
Data Conversion Planning Elite Financial Management System Microsoft Excel
Project Management Elite Conflict of Interest System Microsoft Outlook
Report Planning & Development Elite Pre-Cost Sub-System WordPerfect for Windows

Professional Experience

PRS Technologies, Inc., Systems Analyst - 8/2000 - present

Provide software support for Elite Legal Software, including time and billing, general ledger, accounts payable, conflicts and cost subsystem. Create and modify custom bill templates and proforma templates. Assist firms with analysis of reports and development of custom reports. Manage projects such as acquisitions and mergers that involve firms’ Elite systems.

Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P., Financial Systems Programmer - 3/1996-7/2000

Provide ongoing software support and training to over 50 staff members using Elite Legal Software, including the Accounting, Billing, Conflicts and Client Maintenance Departments. Maintain and create new bill templates as necessary. Develop new custom reports as requested by firm management. Act as firm’s liaison with Elite Information Systems and all third-party software vendors relating to the Elite system. Coordinate Elite software upgrades and all other changes or additions to the Elite software by third-party vendors. Monitor and maintain Elite security.

Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P., Project Manager - 3/1995-3/1996

Serve as firm’s in-house project manager during initial implementation of Elite Legal Software by Business Systems Support Group. Oversee planning of all system setups and Elite security. Create and document initial bill templates. Coordinate development of new procedures for the Accounting, Billing, Conflicts and Client Maintenance Departments. Provide in-house training to all departments. Work closely with BSSG in planning, carrying out and balancing the electronic conversion of data from LTMS to Elite.

Business Systems Support Group, Inc., Customer Support Representative/Project Manager 3/1993 - 3/1995

Provide telephone support, on-site support, and on-site training to law firms using Elite Legal Software. Assist Director of Training with course development and classroom training when necessary. Analyze law firm financial systems and develop specifications for conversion to Elite Legal Software. Created procedures for planning of system setup codes.

Reichelt, Nussbaum, Brown, Dukes & LaPlaca, Firm Administrator 1/1990 - 3/1993

Responsible for hiring/firing all support staff, maintenance of personnel records, administration of benefits, including health insurance and pension plan. Prepare daily bank deposit, oversee maintenance of office equipment, law library and storage of closed files. Prepare data for payroll service, perform accounts payable and general ledger functions, meet with firm accountant. Undertook the search for a time and billing system and oversaw the installation of Elite Legal Billing System. Trained all staff on Elite and used the system on a daily basis.

Reichelt, Nussbaum, Brown, Dukes & LaPlaca, Legal Secretary 11/1986 - 1/1990

Draft and type pleadings, correspondence and memoranda, and maintain filing system, client ledgers, attorney calendars, and attorney timesheets. Prepare daily bank deposit, oversee maintenance of office equipment, and operate 10-line telephone system. Serve as back-up secretary for senior partner, interview and test new support staff applicants, perform orientation of new employees.

Goldman, Kruger, Kovelant, Hurtt, Hollmann & Kaiser, Legal Secretary 2/1985 - 11/1986

Draft and type pleadings, correspondence and memoranda. Maintain filing system, attorney calendars, and attorney timesheets. Screen telephone calls from and meet with clients. Operate 3-line telephone system.

Nicholas Perrone, Consulting Engineer, P/T Secretary 2/1983 - 2/1985 (While attending college.)

Type technical reports and correspondence pertaining to expert witness testimony in legal proceedings. Prepare exhibits for use in oral presentations. Perform general office tasks as needed including photocopying and running errands.

Martin A. Mansfield, Jr., Attorney-at-Law, P/T Legal Secretary 8/1980 - 2/1982 (While attending high school)

Type pleadings and correspondence. Maintain filing system and attorney calendar. Screen telephone calls, handle mail and run errands.

Personal

U.S. Citizen. Married with three beautiful daughters. Enjoy reading, travel, scuba diving and working on the to-do list with my family.

 
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