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I am an attorney seeking experience teaching paralegal and/or subjects which pertain to the law (i.e. Business law, environmental law, etc.). I have over 10 years experience working in a support/paralegal capacity for other attorneys as well as state and federal litigation experience. I am seeking non-litigation work in order to accommodate a growing family. I am in the process of adopting a child and would like to work part time and/or in a telecommute capacity. I am flexible on issues of compensation and instead am seeking the right position.
Please feel free to email if you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to speak.
MEMBERSHIP California State Bar: Admitted 2/26/13. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ EXPERIENCE
2/26/13 to Present: Attorney, Extensive legal research and writing in the following practice areas: Civil Law: Dependency, (contract disputes, negotiations, UCL disputes), administrative law, public agency litigation. Land Use/Planning: zoning and planning commission disputes, CEQA litigation. Non-Profit Law: providing out of house general counsel legal services for environmental non-profit organization with emphasis on data based requirements of various environmental statutes including drafting and legal research related to various environmental law statutes: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), California Endangered Species Act (CESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), California Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and other State and Federal environmental statutes. Family Law: child custody and support litigation, dissolution, spousal support and division of assets, community property.
11/17/2013 to 10/15/2015: Associate Attorney, Civil litigation, dependency and juvenile law representing parents and minors, education issues facilitating services through school district and Central Valley Regional Center; handled large volume of cases from initiation through trial with many successful resolutions and creative settlements; responsible for contacting agency supervisors and staff to provide effective services and coordinate care; experience with several complex matters involving multiple experts and extensive medical evidence.
2/2012 to 2/2013 Law Clerk, Drafting and legal research related to various environmental law statutes including, but not limited to: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), California Endangered Species Act (CESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and California Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Legal research related to proposed and pending legislation, knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes, prepare summary of proposed legislation and anticipated impacts; assist in policy analysis and recommendations; independent legal research, extensive writing both legal and for public dissemination including website content and social media outlets, research and assistance in preparation of congressional testimony, editing of technical reports, coordination of public policy efforts in Washington D.C. and Sacramento, drafting of case related memorandum and pleadings including law and motion practice for senior staff attorneys, calendaring and coordination of litigation deadlines, case related research and review of client files, compiling large volumes of materials related to administrative record production.
3/2010-1/2012-Law Clerk/Certified Law Student (CLS), Supervised legal secretarial and administrative staff in environmental law practice, emphasis on water and Endangered Species Act litigation, formulation of legal argument (subject to attorney approval), conducted research related to court procedure and local rules in additional to substantive law issues related to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), California Endangered Species Act (CESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and California Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Writ of Mandamus research, assistance in preparation of congressional testimony, calendar administration, non-profit administration, client correspondence and case file management, held primary responsibility for drafting outlines and materials for MCLE presentations.
10/2009-3/2010-Legal Secretary, Handled a busy civil litigation desk for three attorneys with backup for two others in large employment law firm.
04/2007 - 09/2009-Paralegal, Legal Secretary in civil litigation firm with focus on insurance defense. Primary responsibility for office management, calendared litigation deadlines, drafted routine discovery/discovery responses, motions to compel, subpoenas, pleadings, etc., had a high level of client contact and communication.
05/2007 - 09/2009-Legal Secretary/Paralegal, Law Offices of D. Michael Rust _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento:
Juris Doctor, May, 2012
California State University, Sacramento:
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Government, May, 2008
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