I have over 28 years experience working as a consultant for attorneys. In that role, I have been responsible for legal research, case analysis, case management, pre-trial, all aspects of discovery, litigation (jury and bench trials), preparing state and federal trial court pleadings as well as briefs in state and federal appellate courts. I have experience in all areas of the law. I prefer civil law, however, I have extensive experience in criminal law. I taught legal research and writing for 3 years as part of a college level paralegal certification course. I have strong English skills and I am CELTA trained to teach English. My native language is English. I also speak Russian (ILR Level 2 +2), Spanish (ILR Level 1 +2), Ukrainian (ILR Level 1), Dutch (ILR Level 1), German (ILR Level 1), and French (ILR Level 1). I have over 35 years experience as a photographer and 10 years experience as a photojournalist.
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While working within the legal environment I have managed projects, paralegals, and departments. Other experience includes working on mass litigation cases involving hundreds of clients as well as assisting the solo attorney grow their practice. In addition to managing cases and law offices, I have assisted in the training of first and second year lawyers in the practice of law. My writing experience consist of drafting legal pleadings ranging from complaints, trial briefs, appeals briefs, agreements, and other various and routine legal documents within the law office/department. These writings were utilized in bankruptcy, civil, criminal, administrative, governmental agency, and corporate law areas. Additional writing experience includes writing self-help legal articles in the areas of bankruptcy, civil, family, worker's comp, and tax law. My experience also includes working with individuals in preparing legal documents to present to the court, with or without an attorney. Additional experience includes document review for pre-litigation and discovery purposes, and legal research using LexisNexis and Westlaw to determine the viability of legal arguments. Once the document review and research was completed, I prepared motions and memorandum for the assigned attorney to review for submission to the respective court, whether federal or state. As a paralegal with such diverse attributes and skills, I can assist any person ranging from a law firm looking to outsource work, to the individual or business owner looking to lower their cost, as well as the solo attorney who needs to contract work to achieve their budgeted goals. For more information visit www.demetrecetheparalegal.com
Over the past sixteen plus (16+) years, I have worked in family law, bankruptcy, real estate, intellectual property law, wills and trusts, contract breaches, ERISA, class-action lawsuits, corporate law, employment law, court appointments of guardians ad litem, medical malpractice, child sex abuse, asbestos, auto/pedestrian accidents, worker’s compensation, wrongful death, slip-and-fall, product liability cases and other general areas of plaintiff personal injury and tort law, with experience filing up to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals' level. If you are seeking paralegal services, I am able to prepare documents for any jurisdiction within the United States of America, as long as it is supervised by an attorney. I am certified in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access and have experience with Word Perfect, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Timeslips, PACER, CM/ECF as well as many other online Court filing programs and e-service of pleadings. I am also a Notary Public for the State of Delaware and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. However, I believe my greatest strength does not lie in the knowledge I have, but in my high standards of integrity, honesty and dedication to my clients' needs. I love my job and the work I do! For the attorney, I offer experience in drafting and filing motions and briefs and performing legal research. For the medical professional, I am able to be a legal liaison, corresponding with law firms, reviewing and summarizing medical charts and drafting the legal narratives requested for doctor review. I also make myself available in office (if local to my area) if there is a deposition or trial for which there needs to be preparation and/or assistance. Please contact me if I can assist in any way. I look forward to working with your practice!
I am a law school graduate with extensive experience in legal research and writing, and experience writing a diverse array of different documents. I provide thorough, persuasive and concise legal writing which is meant to maximally serve the client's interests while striking the appropriate tone for the particular audience. I have experience drafting legal memoranda, appellate briefs, motions, and argumentative academic essays discussing legal issues. My background is in US federal and New York law, and I also have professional experience in immigration law and mortgage foreclosure defense law. I am also highly proficient in conducting legal research using legal databases such as Westlaw and Lexis Nexis, which I have independent access to. With over 412 hours logged on oDesk and a rating of 4.66, I have a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality legal research, writing, and editing services.
I am a graduate of Rasmussen college with an AAS in Paralegal. I carried a 3.8 GPA for 2 years. Certified in Westlaw, as well as knowledgeable in research, legal writing, Microsoft Office, litigation, and family law. I have done proofreading and editing on a few jobs, which I really enjoy. I type 58 words per minute and am capable of transferring pdf documents to word. I reply to all messages within 24 hours and I pay high attention to detail. If you are looking for someone who takes their work seriously and strives to give customers a good product then look no further. I am looking for work using my skills.
* * Attorney licensed to practice in Maryland * * Available for: legal and/or legislative research; drafting and/or reviewing memorandum, briefs, and contracts; consultation on a wide variety of civil, municipal, administrative, property and land use matters. Experience and professional focus: (1) Civil & Administrative Litigation – Legal and legislative research. Drafting briefs, motions, and other pleadings for circuit and appellate courts. Judicial and administrative hearings before various State and County agencies, as well as circuit and appellate courts, with a focus on land use, land development, land planning, zoning and various property torts. (2) Municipal Law – Legal representation of three municipalities. Preparing legal opinions, interpretations, and recommendations with respect to State, County, and municipal statutes, regulations, and ordinances. Drafting and amending municipal ordinances and resolutions. Negotiating and drafting contracts with various State and County agencies, as well as with private entities. Attendance and participation at public hearings and closed session meetings. Advising municipal councils and committees of proper procedures under the Open Meetings Act. Explaining complex legal issues to the municipalities and their residents. Collaboration with various State and County agencies to investigate and resolve disputes.
Over the past 13 years, I have gained extensive experience over several areas, including law, inside and outside sales, business management, personnel and HR, insurance, retail, and several other fields. I have a bachelors degree in communication, and just received my Juris Doctorate. My research and writing skills are impeccable and I have a wide array of interests and subject matter expertise areas. I am located in the central United States and am a native English speaker. Please take a look at my oDesk feedback and my test scores, and contact me if you have any questions about my abilities. I would love the opportunity to put my skills to work for you!
I am an attorney who has worked as a paralegal, law librarian, adjunct legal instructor and former municipal judge. I enjoy researching and writing. I love my current job as an adjunct instructor but I would love to pursue the challenge of undertaking a part time legal research and writing assignment.
I recently graduated from Vermont Law School with a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and Master's of Environmental Law & Policy. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Environmental Science from Miami University. I am a published student author in the legal field and I have two years of experience editing legal scholarship, selecting articles for publication, and managing a small team of editors as a production coordinator. Additionally, I have experience writing and editing legal court documents. In the non-legal field, I have one year of experience writing website content for buying guides used in the U.S., U.K., and Australian eBay markets. I am looking for freelance writing work while transitioning from graduate school to the public interest law field. My hourly rate is negotiable.