Attorney

Rate, USD
$45 / hour
Work schedule
Full Time, Contract,
Language skills
French, Spanish
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I am a highly organized and top-notch professional with extensive experience in providing legal advice and litigation support and preparing multiple legal documents for upcoming cases and trials. Demonstrated ability to inform clients on legal rights, suggest a course of action in diversified matters, solve disputes, identify legal issues, and represent clients in court. Expert in investigating facts and laws of cases and searching client records to prepare instances and determine causes of action. Well-versed in scrutinizing misconduct allegations, conducting a thorough inquiry of the allegations, and scheduling a comprehensive report for addressing the claims. Possess outstanding communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills with a knack for forging lucrative relationships at all levels of the organization—a Bilingual communicator with proficiency in French and Haitian Creole.


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Education

08/17-05/20 Juris Doctorate @ Loyola New Orleans College of law

Earned certificate in international legal studies.

08/10-05/15 BA Political Science @ Howard University

Cadet in Army ROTC Program


Experience

07/22-Present Attorney Advisor @ U.S. Board of Veterans’ Appeals

Review the record and prepares tentative decisions on appeals for benefits for the review and approval of a Veterans Law Judge (VLJ), including appeals involving formal personal hearings held before VLJs. Assigned among the most difficult or complex cases involving appeals requiring research or involving unusual areas of the law. Researches questions encountered in case of a review or as directed by a VLJ. Drafts legal briefs, including bench memoranda for hearings, outlining the facts at issue and recommending appropriate action by the VLJ.

06/21-07/22 Attorney Advisor @ U.S. Small Business Association (SBA)

Work with small business owners to ensure they send all the required documents for their loan applications to be awarded. Conduct online investigations of businesses to ensure all applications going through the system are not fraudulent. Work with the team leader to troubleshoot complex issues on loan applications. Aid small business owners with questions they had regarding their loan applications.

12/20-5/21 Staff Attorney @ Haitian Bridge Alliance

Recommended the best advice against existing immigration policy by writing memos to the supervising attorney and ascertained the strength of asylum claims’ power by conducting intake inquiries in Haitian-Creole. Suggested staff to identify and recognize the suitable classes in Reynosa, Tijuana, and Mexico while collaborating with the attorneys from other NGOs and drafting parole packets and FOIA Requests for clients.


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