125 MacDonald Point Rd, Seabright, NS  B3Z 2Y2    phone:(902) 823-3499    cell:(902) 229-8440    ritanewton@eastlink.ca

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Rita Newton

phone: (902) 823-3499
cell: (902) 229-8440

Rita Newton
Education

  • Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario – BA, Biology
  • Loyalist CVI, Kingston, Ontario – Grade 13 Ontario Scholar, Highest Award for two languages other than English

Professional Skills and Memberships

  • Fifteen years legal experience primarily in the fields of real estate, family and personal injury litigation
  • Typing speed in excess of 100 wpm
  • Certified court reporter for the Province of Nova Scotia (NS Justice Certified Transcriber license #2006-56)
  • Commissioner of Oaths, Nova Scotia Supreme Court
  • Proficiency in French and German
  • Excellent organizational, communication and sales skills
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect software in either Windows or Mac environment, as well as Simply Accounting, MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • Very skilled in the operation of high volume switchboards
  • Extensive sales and marketing experience

Work Experience

1998 to 2005
Legal Edge Support Services, Seabright, NS

  • Freelance secretarial services to Metro law firms

1995 to present
Discover Us Transcription Services Inc, Seabright, NS

  • Owner/Operator of successful court reporter business, providing recording and transcribing services to metro law firms
  • Client base growing steadily

Previous Positions

Wardour Business Centre, Bedford, NS

  • Owner/Operator of business centre providing serviced, furnished offices to both multinationals and small businesses, lawyers, accountants, engineers
  • Centre full to capacity due to excellence in service

Legis Support Services, Bedford, NS

  • Owner/Operator of legal employment agency, servicing both large and small Metro HRM law firms, in the placement of high quality experienced legal secretaries

Pemco Transcription Services
Verbatim Transcription Services, Dartmouth, NS
Certified Court Reporter

  • Duties included large volume discovery transcription and/or recording of same on location at various metro law firms
  • Obtained license from Nova Scotia Department of Justice and gained experience in the workings of a court reporter company

Newman, Routledge Barristers and Solicitors, Sackville, NS
Legal Secretary

  • Acquired extensive experience as legal assistant in an extremely busy residential property practice in Lower Sackville, NS