During law school, I've gained exposure to different areas of litigation practice, which have emphasized both pre-trial and trial advocacy skills. I would like to continue to develop in these areas, and also find opportunities for leadership in local bar associations and non-profits.
Jan 2010 - Present
Certified Legal Intern
Office of the State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit
Conduct and prepare misdemeanor cases for trial, including DUI, drug possession, and domestic violence; argue and observe pretrial motions, including suppression and restitution hearings.
Dec 2009 - Mar 2010
Corless Zinober, PLC
Research and draft pretrial motions and review discovery documents for insurance claims arising from property and casualty loss; review and summarize deposition transcripts and medical reports for personal injury and worker's compensation cases; develop web content for firm website and social media sources to promote search engine optimization.
Aug 2009 - Dec 2009
Federal Litigation Internship
Department of Veterans Affairs
Drafted litigation report for wrongful death claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act; drafted motion for summary judgment in an employment discrimination case for the Office of Regional Counsel at Bay Pines Medical Center.
Aug 2008 - Dec 2009
Yesner & Boss, P.L.
Drafted memorandum and other legal documents regarding foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and consumer protection under the FDCPA and RESPA.
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
Equal Justice Works Summer Intern
Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
Coordinated outreach efforts with veterans service providers, including the City of Jacksonville Department of Military Affairs, to inform homeless veterans of legal services; assisted homeless and indigent veterans in appealing denial of compensation and pension benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs.