I recently graduated from Seattle University School of Law with a solid academic background, research and writing skills. Throughout my legal education, I sharpened my writing skills and learned to prioritize my time and tasks. I enjoy working independently and with a team, while at the same time improving my communication skills on all levels and working in a diverse environment.
Academically, I have taken a wide range of challenging courses to provide myself the greatest and broadest education in the legal field. In terms of experience, I have a total of close to six (6) years working as a legal assistant and receptionist. I worked directly with my supervising attorney as well as clients and simultaneously handled all of the administrative tasks and legal aspects of my job. As the Legal Assistant/Receptionist for a family law sole practitioner I met with clients, managed all of the case files, filed online with the Superior Court, managed and updated calendars for the office, and corresponded with clients and opposing counsel on a daily basis. I also have a lot of experience and am very comfortable in translating documents from Spanish to English to supplement the advocacy packets for clients. Due to the nature of family law, many of the cases I worked with closely went to mediation. I have experience with gathering the proper financial documents, reports that may have been conducted in lieu of the specific case, along with any other pertinent information. I have also drafted cover letters for the mediation materials.
Additionally, I was selected as a Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Intern for Columbia Legal Services (CLS) in Eastern Washington State in the summer of 2010 where I addressed farm worker issues. Areas of focus included: housing, pesticide exposure, sexual harassment, health and heat related education, and wage concerns. I spoke directly with migrant and seasonal farm workers about their experiences, advised them of their rights, and provided educational materials while visiting their camp sites. My ultimate goal was to develop a relationship with each person so they would feel comfortable reaching out to CLS if they needed legal help.
Throughout my education, both academically and practically I have improved my critical analysis and problem solving skills through experience. All of my experiences have given me the practical foundation to supplement my legal education. My job performances attest that I am a reliable, extremely-hardworking person who has demonstrated effective problem-solving skills. I am a person that demonstrates high standards of professionalism and following policies and procedures is not a question, but a statement of my ethical behavior. I welcome the opportunity to learn and I am able to adapt quickly and thrive in fast paced environments. I am highly motivated and devoutly committed to the legal field and I am certain that my legal research, writing skills, proficiency in Spanish, and my varied legal experience both educationally and practically in private and public practice will be an asset to a law firm.
It would be a pleasure to have the opportunity to network with anyone in the Southern California area. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
Hindira Elena Navarro
what is your current, past or ideal job title?
Ideally, I would like to work for a firm that is focused on providing access to justice to all communities. I am fluent in Spanish and feel it is important to be in a position where I would be able to reach out to the Spanish speaking community. I have vast experience in Family and Immigration law and enjoy working directly with clients. I enjoy taking on a problem or difficult situation and determining what the best solution is.
what languages do you speak?
English & Spanish
what countries have you lived in?
United States of America
what's your Hispanic connection?
My parents immigrated to the US from Mexico, a majority of my family still resides in Mexico and I have worked on building my ties to my family and Mexico.
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