About Catherine Macharia

  • Academic Level Diploma
  • Age 38 - 42 Years
  • Industry management
  • Viewed 104

About me

Am an executive assistant with over 10 years of experience in office management, and executive assistant experience in the legal services and hospitality sector. I have excellent and in-depth exposure to management specifically in the management of executive offices and general office administration, records management, financial management, management of communication systems, report writing, transcribing legal documents, staff supervision, and customer service. I am an excellent team player, self-motivated, innovative, excellent in negotiation and public relations, and possess the ability to build productive working relationships.

Education

  • 2020 - 2020
    Corporate Staffing Services, Nairobi

    Certificate in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Skills

    Emotional intelligence is the capacity to understand and manage your emotions enables one to relate well with others. The skills involved in emotional intelligence are self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.

  • 2019 - 2019
    Kenya Institute of Management, Eldoret

    Certificate In Work Ethics & Effective Time Management

    Time management is the judicious use of time for achieving success in life and it helps an individual to make the best possible use of time. It is essential for individuals to value time and allocate the right time to the right activity. Whereas work ethics is how one applies themselves to tasks that are delegated to them to complete diligently, excellently, and with integrity.

  • 2019 - 2021
    www.Alison.com

    Diploma in Project Management

    I have acquired knowledge for proper management of development projects, the ability to plan and manage development projects. I have learned how to apply analytical tools, principles and concepts of project identification, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, attained skills to enhance problem solving and decision-making in a project environment.

  • 2017 - 2019
    www.Alison.com

    Diploma In Business and Legal Studies

    I acquired an understanding of the principles of law as they apply to the business environment such as business operation practices like marketing, human relations, risk management, compliance issues, and small business ownership. The programs also include skill development in areas of effective business communication, research practices, problem-solving, and ethical decision-making.

Experience

  • 2021 - Present
    DLA Piper Africa - Kenya

    Practice Group Assistant

    • Attend to client’s immigration instructions
    • Update clients via email on their immigration matters
    • Organizes meetings, both internal and external, upon request by the principal, including booking of boardrooms, submitting requests for refreshments, and receiving external meeting participants upon arrival.
    • Assists in budgeting while organizing meetings and cocktails in the office of the managing partner.
    • Proofread and revised correspondence, pleadings and other legal documents.
    • Communicated with clients and witnesses to schedule meetings, interviews and depositions.
    • Assisted with research and resolution of legal complaints.
    • Conducted initial review of redlines and drafted responses and comments on non-complex legal issues within documents.
    • Scheduled client meetings and prepared meeting documents and minutes.
    • Collected online legal and non-legal data to support cases assigned.
    • Worked effectively and efficiently on multiple projects in busy work environment.
    • Managed logistics for delivery of documents for meetings.
    • Gathered information and data for use by associates in preparing for cases and hearings.
    • Assists with organization, entity formation and processing and tracking annual report filings.
    • Proofread legal documents, contracts and correspondence for legal team.
    • Maintains closing checklists and conducted due-diligence investigations.
    • Receives and directs calls and takes proper messages when the principal is away from the office
    • Arranges client appointments in consultation with the lawyers
    • Actions emails received in a timely manner
    • Uploads and saves documents on the firm’s information management system
    • Raises all types of bills (costings, fee notes, DRNs, credit notes, pro forma invoices) and where possible follow up on outstanding fee notes
    • Works together with the Principal(s) to ensure they are well prepared for meetings and / or court appearances by ensuring they have all the relevant documents prior
    • Liaises with the Administrative Officer to assist the lawyers in making travel and accommodation arrangements
    • Attends to any other duties as directed by the Partners, lawyers, or other officers of the Company

  • 2015 - 2021
    G&A Advocates (Nairobi and Eldoret)

    Paralegal

    o Assisted in preparing advocates for trial by drafting pleadings, motions, and witness lists.
    o Prepare Conveyancing and Dispute Resolution documents for various corporate clients and attend to their execution.
    o Perform due diligence on all legal documents to ensure they conform to the company’s brand guidelines and various laws, as applicable.
    o Editing Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and email documents before they are sent out.
    o Manage case files and all paperwork, inputting into electronic file system
    o Serve as support between advocates and clients, ensuring clients get on time updates and scheduling consultations
    o Assisted in organizing the file registry for ease of retrieval of files and documents.
    o Assist advocates and legal interns with research for precedent cases
    o Assisted in creating process maps for the efficient working of the various departments, ensuring timelines are adhered to.
    o Ensure hospitality to clients is intentionally excellent.

Expertise

Planning
Organizing

Languages

French
Beginner
English
Proficient

Honors & awards

  • 2020

    Life Coach

    Life Coaching gives you all the fundamental knowledge and insights needed to succeed as a professional life coach. The course will help you assist individuals in defining their personal, social, or professional aspirations and provide them with a proven method of converting these goals into measurable results.

Skills

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