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Ten+ years of experience in higher education administration and teaching.  Administrative experience includes defining mstrategic deliverables, identifying operational needs, implementing measurable objectives, developing program curricula, and supervising personnel.  Training in higher education includes teaching business management,  business law,  business ethics, legal writing and research, and business communication. Expertise in teaching with technology and designing  web-based courses.

Work experience

Jul 2011Aug 2015

Contract Attorney

Legal Recruiting  

Legal Document Review and Analysis for Federal and State Litigation

  •  Familiarity with using the following legal document review technology:    I-Connect, Relativity, Ringtail, Concordance, Case Central
  •  Document review experience includes the following:                     

         —Reviewing and coding complex litigation documents for issue responsiveness
         —Determining privilege categories (attorney-client; work  product, deliberative  process          —Creating document privilege logs
         —Determining document confidentiality levels

Special Abilities: Possess well-developed analytical skills; highly detail oriented; experience with sorting through documents—including email messages, Power Point presentations, memoranda, and various other documents—for rating and categorizing them

Sep 2011May 2014

Adjunct Faculty Member

University of Maryland Baltimore County 
  • Taught technical communication to Upper Class technical -oriented students
  • Designed course structure and instructional materials
Feb 1994Aug 2011

Solo Practitioner

Law Office of A. Deloris James

(Practice inactive since approximately 2000 due to full-time and part-time employment in higher education and work as a contract attorney.)

  • Managed and litigated cases in business law, bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), probate, personal injury, housing, and consumer debt collection
  •  Hired and supervised legal office staff
Feb 2002Oct 2009

Academic Director , Collegiate Professor

University of Maryland
  • Managed three academic programs-- Human Resource Management,     Legal Business, and Women- in- Business;
  • Hired and supervised more than one-hundred faculty; staffed courses for online and classroom delivery;
  • Managed program curriculum development; developed  and updated business courses and academic programs;
  • Assisted with yearly budget planning and development;
  • Supervised the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Women- in-Business student clubs;
  • Resolved student- and -faculty complaints and various technology-related issues;
  • Completed ongoing School of Undergraduate Studies special projects, including authentic assessment, test bank development, course inventory, course objective/learning level mapping, textbook affordability;
  • Managed the annual planning process for the Annual Women’s Career Development Conference;
  • Taught business and communication courses, including business ethics, women as leaders, business/technical communication, writing for managers, introduction to business, legal aspects of federal contracting; taught courses in online, classroom, and hybrid formats.
Aug 1990Jun 1993

Staff Attorney

Legal Aid Society
  • •Managed and litigated cases in federal and state housing law, foreclosure, bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), social security benefits, worker’s compensation, consumer debt collection
  •  Practiced law in Maryland district, circuit, and federal courts
  •  Interacted with state administrative and legislative employees to resolve client-related legal issues


Results Driven

Streamlined recruitment process in higher education organization by eliminating unnecessary file reproduction and facilitating the collection- and -data analysis process for adjunct faculty recruitment.

 Decreased student complaints by using effective mediation strategies and responding swiftly and effectively to student issues.

Detailed Oriented

Edited technical government reports varying in length and complexities.

Correlated tabular and graphical materials with text.

Verified grammatical, mechanical, formatting, and organizational accuracy of highly technical report content.

Verified report security classifications and controls.


Hired,  trained,  and supervised more than one -hundred program faculty; diversified workforce

Well Organized Multi-tasker

Managed three academic programs while supervising 100+ adjunct faculty members