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Angie Whitmarsh

Angie Whitmarsh

Paralegal at McDowell Odom LLP

Location
Valencia, California
Industry
Legal Services
Current
  1. McDowell Odom LLP,
  2. CASA of Los Angeles
Previous
  1. The Law Office of Carlos E. Needham,
  2. King's Housekeeping
Education
  1. College of the Canyons
Websites
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McDowell Odom LLP

McDowell Odom LLP

Paralegal

– Present

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Background

Summary

My name is Angie Whitmarsh. I am currently a paralegal at McDowell Odom LLP. I recently received my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies and am now working on my Bachelors Degree in Legal Studies. In addition to working and going to school, I volunteer my time as a C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocate) where I monitor the progress of my C.A.S.A. children and report my findings and recommendations to the Court through court appearances and court reports.

Experience

Paralegal

McDowell Odom LLP
– Present (2 years 3 months)Santa Clarita, CA

Sole Paralegal, with experience in Drafting, Reviewing and Notarizing documents associated with Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration. Corporate and limited liability company setup and management including drafting of initial minutes, bylaws/operating agreements, reviewing company contracts, completing company books, and issuance of stocks. Creating initial drafts of employment contracts as well as legal research on various subjects related to Corporate Law, Securities, Employment Law, Ethics, Contracts and Estate Planning.

CASA Volunteer

CASA of Los Angeles
– Present (2 years 9 months)Valencia, CA

Interview family members, teachers, doctors and therapists of children assigned to me. Review all necessary documents. Compile collected information into report for judge before court hearings; keep judge informed of progress and well-being of children. Advocate for CASA children in court and help them understand court proceedings. Responsible for seeking and facilitating cooperative solutions among various individuals and organizations involved in children’s lives to ensure that children and their families are receiving appropriate services and help find other sources of support. Address concerns about children’s health, education, and well-being to the appropriate professionals and judge. Verify that plans are followed and mandated review hearings are held; update court on developments with agencies and family members. Ensure appropriate motions are filed on behalf of children so the court knows of any changes in the children’s situation.

Paralegal

The Law Office of Carlos E. Needham
(5 months)Valencia, CA

Paralegal assistance on an “as needed” basis. Legal research, demand letters, form and special interrogatories, request for admissions, request to produce documents and any other litigation support needed.

Owner

King's Housekeeping
(7 years)

Startup housekeeping business in 2006. Built business from the ground up. Cleaned private homes and worked out scheduling issues. Maintained most clients for 3-6 years and grew business by client referrals. At same time, attended College of the Canyons Paralegal Program in preparation for my Paralegal Career.

Organizations

Los Angeles Paralegal Association

Member
– Present

Santa Clarita Bar Association

Member
– Present

National Notary Association

National Association of Legal Assistance (NALA)

– Present

Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Customer Relations
  • Small Business
  • Corporate Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Legal Discovery
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Child Advocacy
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft powerpoint
  • Administrative...
  • Legal Assistance
  • Legal Translation
  • Trademarks
  • Hearings
  • Westlaw
  • Property Law
  • Courts
  • Litigation Support
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Education

College of the Canyons

Associate of Arts (A.A.), Paralegal Studies

College of the Canyons

Associate's degree, Administration of Justice

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