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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
Attorney equipped with excellent persuasion techniques and the capacity to remain objective and civil during court proceedings. Dedicated attorney with an extensive background in litigation and legal research. Expertise in case analysis, strategic planning and negotiations. Team-oriented Lawyer who works to increase understanding and proficiencies in all areas of legal practice. Communicates with empathy and compassion while consistently exhibiting a professional work ethic. Logical and resourceful attorney who effectively anticipates and evaluates legal issues to protect clients and resolve cases.
Skills
  • Legal writing
  • Family law
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
Education
St. John's University School of Law New York, Expected in June 2006 J.D. : Law - GPA :
John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY Expected in February 2003 Bachelor of Arts : Government Literature - GPA :
  • Minor in English
  • Graduated with Honors
EXPERIENCE
Nextera Energy, Inc - Senior Court Attorney
Saint Augustine, FL, 06/2012 - Current
  • Conference cases with attorneys on issues of abuse and neglect as well as facilitate settlement negotiations.
  • Prepare conference memoranda, attend conferences, and mediations.
  • Manage Judge's motion and trial calendar.
  • Conduct legal research to determine issues and provide follow up recommendations.
  • Draft judicial opinions, orders, reports, recommendations and memoranda of law.
  • Handle and respond to sensitive inquiries and correspondence directed to chambers.
National Wildlife Federation - Principal Attorney
, , 09/2011 - 06/2012
  • Represented clients in Family Law, Landlord-Tenant and Criminal matters in the New York City Court System.
  • Drafted legal briefs and memoranda for clients.
  • Managed all trial preparation for case litigation.
  • Creatively formulated trial techniques that specifically pertained to each case.
  • Resolved post-judgment litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of the client.
Honorable Nora Freeman, Kings County Family Cour - Court Attorney/Senior Court Attorney
City, STATE, 05/2008 - 09/2011
  • Worked closely with Family Court Judge on issues of juvenile delinquency and persons in need of supervision.
  • Conducted conferences between attorneys to ensure necessary documents and hearing dates are set within legal time frames.
  • Conducted conferences between litigants on visitation and custody petitions as well as family offense/domestic violence issues in effort to resolve matters expeditiously.
  • Drafted decisions on motions filed by attorneys requesting dismissals, discovery, and specific types of suppression hearings.
  • Drafted decisions on objections made by litigants in child support cases.
  • Supervised legal interns and handled sensitive inquiries and correspondence directed to chambers.
Administration For Children's Services - Agency Attorney
, , 08/2006 - 05/2008
  • Represented Children's Services in Kings Family Court in hearings, conferences, mediation and trials on issues of child neglect and abuse.
  • Developed cases from filing of petition to completion of full length trials involving direct examinations and cross examinations of witnesses, including expert witnesses.
  • Drafted legal documents including pleadings, motions and memoranda of law.
  • Represented the Agency on omnibus motions, applications for judicial action and orders to show cause.
  • Interviewed clients, witnesses and others involved in the investigation of suspected child abuse and neglect to determine admissibility of types of evidence.
  • Conducted legal research and reviewed laws and regulations in order to formulate legal opinions and briefs.
  • Worked collaboratively with caseworkers and other child welfare stakeholders to further the Agency's mission on behalf of children and families.
  • Managed all trial preparation for case litigation.
  • Managed all trial preparation for case litigation.
  • Researched, wrote and filed all motions, writs and briefs for each case.
  • Managed a high-volume caseload in the most populous and demanding circuit.
Queens District Attorney's Office - Legal Intern
City, STATE, 03/2006 - 07/2006
  • Performed comparative statewide research regarding crimes against children and its classifications when death of a child occurs and presented results to Assistant District Attorney Bureau Chief to assist in drafting of proposed New York legislation.
  • Consulted with Assistant District Attorney concerning training of new class of ADA's upon completion of research relating to Megan's Law.
  • Observed interviews with child abuse victims at the Queens Child Advocacy Center.

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School Attended
  • St. John's University School of Law
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Job Titles Held:
  • Senior Court Attorney
  • Principal Attorney
  • Court Attorney/Senior Court Attorney
  • Agency Attorney
  • Legal Intern
Degrees
  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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