Alayna Newell

professional experience

Backlund Law Firm — Seattle, WA
Legal Assistant, Administrative Support, and Paralegal (July 2018 – Present)
Assisting the lead attorney with legal research and gathering of legal documents for case preparations. Maintaining all online databases and files. Completing and sending firm non-engagement letters and representation letters. Helping to draft legal documents. Handling several projects simultaneously, while multitasking other job duties all within their strict deadlines.

Virtual Independent Paralegals (VIP, HELP ME) — Remote
Contract Paralegal (May 2018 – August 2018)
Provided legal support to firms all over the nation involving personal injury cases. Completed case summaries and medical record summaries. Gathered client data from electronic health records and combed through hundreds of documents daily. Performed online research, managed time sheets, and prepared briefing notes.

Phillips Law Firm – Woodinville, WA
Senior Legal Administrator and Legal Assistant (October 2012 – January 2017)
Oversaw busy mass tort department, which won many multi-million-dollar cases. Corresponded daily with clients, insurance agencies, physicians, and other attorneys. Acted as point of contact for all incoming co-counsel requests. Supervised the intake department team, ensuring daily tasks were completed. Provided virtual assistance to clients all over the nation. Completed daily data entry and data transferring tasks with advanced software skills. Scheduled appointments, managed email inquiries, and managed the firm’s social media page.


North Seattle College — Seattle, WA
Paralegal Certificate 2019

Cascadia Community College — Bothell, WA
A.A. 2012

volunteer experience

Bridge of Promise — Carnation, WA
(2010 – 2012)

T.E.A.M Center
(2011 – 2013)

PAWS — Lynnwood, WA