Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Motivated attorney with two years post-JD professional legal experience and a demonstrated passion for criminal litigation.

Bar Membership

Maryland State Bar (2016) eligible to waive into District of Columbia Bar

Juris Doctor: Law, Expected in May 2015
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law - Washington, D.C.
  • Criminal Litigation Concentration
  • Member of the National Trial Team
  • Elected to Day Student Vice President for the Black Law Students Association in 2014
Bachelor of Arts: Major: English, Minors in Political Science and Africana Studies, Expected in 2012
Villanova University - Villanova, PA
Work History
Staff Attorney/Assistant Reporter, 08/18 - Current
Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller Dade City, FL,
  • Attend meetigs if the Rules Committee and subcommittees. 
  • Prepare Rules Committee meeting minutes for submission to the Court of Appeals.
  • Draft proposed changes to the Maryland Rules.
  • Conduct research in response to Rules history inquiries from attorneys, judges, and the public. 
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Donna M. Schaeffer, 07/2016 - Current
State Of North Dakota New Town, ND,
  • Brief assigned cases and identify pertinent legal issues.
  • Interpret relevant statutes, regulations, and case law.
  • Research and draft memoranda providing comprehensive analysis on motions to suppress, petitions for habeas corpus relief, applications for review of sentence, and petitions for post-conviction relief.
  • Prepare orders, directives, and opinions for civil, criminal, and family law cases.
  • Maintain calendar with upcoming trial dates, motions hearings, and due dates for incoming orders.
Courtroom Clerk, 11/2015 - 06/2016
  • Prepared hearing sheets, orders and court forms for juvenile, civil and family law hearings.
  • Processed and uploaded documents into the Maryland Electronic Case filing system.
  • Assisted Judges, Magistrates, and attorneys with courtroom procedures.
Law Clerk, 08/2014 - 11/2014
Office Of The Public Defender City, STATE,
  • Researched issues of admissibility and case law in support of the defense theory of the case.
  • Drafted legal memoranda on motions to suppress evidence and Maryland's rape shield statue.
  • Aided senior attorneys during client interviews and juvenile competency hearings.
  • Examined pre-trial discovery materials and provided a detailed summary of video interrogations.
  • Reviewed expert evaluations in preparation for juvenile dispositions.
Case Management Intern, 05/2014 - 07/2014
Circuit Court For Anne Arundel County City, STATE,
  • Drafted research memoranda on civil, family law, and administrative issues.
  • Reviewed foreclosure filings for compliance with the Maryland Rules.
  • Attended Rules Committee meeting and advised the Court Administration Office of procedures in compliance with new court rules.

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School Attended

  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Villanova University

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  • Staff Attorney/Assistant Reporter
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